Monday, August 27, 2012

Be still, my heart...

Kinsley Anne & her cousin, Kade, are 12 days apart. She was actually born on his due date.  His mommy & my husband are 1st cousins.  We were blessed to spend lots of time together this weekend. 

after church, grabbin' a quick snack. Do they not look like siblings?

holding hands. all of those curls. pure sweetness. {pitter patter goes my heart}

Kinsley Anne, 
 Always cherish the time you have with family. Family are some of the many important people that God chose to put into your life for a reason.  Love on them. Spend time with them. Know them. Know their stories.  

Love always, Mama

Friday, August 17, 2012

4 years & going strong!!!

Yesterday was my 4 year wedding anniversary! Which means that Kyle & I have been together for 8 years this fall.  Where has the time gone??  We don't often talk or "reminisce" over where we've been as a couple, but it seems natural to do so on your anniversary.  

In the first 2 years of dating, we were carefree college students & ended up engaged! 

christmas 2006

Then, we were more conscientious of our future..together.  We were planning a wedding, I was attending graduate school, we were fixing up our soon to be home, & visiting each other ~once monthly.  

the night of our engagement 

clay's prom 

citadel graduation 

 clemson graduation

clay's high school graduation 

at our southern wedding shower 

Then, 2 years after our engagement, our wedding day finally came!!!! It was one of the best days of my life.  I had dreamed of this day for years & years (and years and years and years..) .  It was perfect.

having a blast at my cousin Jordan's bar mitzvah

Then, 2 years later, we welcomed the most precious little angel to this Earth.  Kyle and I so quickly fell into a groove caring for her.  And loving on her was so stinkin' easy. I mean who couldn't love this munchkin?!

worst picture but picture ever. NICU DISCHARGE DAY! 

We have been laughing this week about the fact that we have totally busted the "rule of 2 years" in our relationship by not having another child this fall.  Oh well, we are totally enjoying the sweet little girl that we have.

Here's to you & I, Kyle. I know without doubt that you are the man that God put on this Earth for me to marry.  We make quite a duo & together I'm not sure that there's much of anything we can't do.

I love you forever. I'll love you for always.