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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mother's Day


"A Mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world.  It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crashes down remorselessly all that stands in its path"

Mother's Day is such a special time to celebrate all things Motherhood and for me it's a time to say thank you to my children for choosing me to be their Mother.  I am so grateful for my children and all that they are.  I want them to know in the depth of their being  that I love them and I know in the deepest level of my heart and soul that they love me. 

These children of mine have taught me so much.  Through the ups and downs, they love me unconditionally.  They see no flaws in me and they never give up on me which in return keeps me encouraged and inspired. They have opened my heart and made me realize all that my own mother did for my sister and I growing up.  There is no way of being a perfect Mother but I love my children with a perfect love and if there is one thing they can remember would be that I am doing the best that I know how to do and will always give them my all.  The greatest job I have had by far is being a mother to my three children.  And the other greatest is being a daughter to the BEST mother a daughter could ask for. For that, I a grateful dear Mother!!  Thank you and I love you.  

I also want to thank my friend, Catrina of  C. Earls Photography for taking time out of her day to capture these special moments down at the horse farm.  It was seriously such a beautiful evening and one I know we will always remember. 

Here are some of the photos she took that I wanted to share with you all.
Grant wasn't able to make it with his school schedule and because he just started drivers ed (cue the tears!!).   

















"You are my greatest adventure"

One last thing....it's not too late to win the giveaway over at C. Earls Photography
Visit her Facebook Page and/or Instagram and follow the three steps

                                   1.  Like C. Earls Photography Facebook/Instagram 
                                   2.  Share the Giveaway Post 
                                   3.  Tag a mom for a chance to win a free session with you

 You have until the evening of MAY 12th to win a free session. 


Happy Mother's Day to all of you mamas out there!!!


Monday, April 9, 2018

Jonas Paul Eyewear



Over the past year, Isla's vision has changed some. She continues to use her white cane about 50 percent of the time and wears her glasses now about 80 percent of the time. The past few updates I have given on her vision have been little to no change but at her last eye exam back in December her doctor decided to change her prescription to increase the magnification a little. That is when we decided to give our friends over at Jonas Paul Eyewear a try. I just knew in my heart that changing up Isla's glasses to a pair from JPE was going to be a game changer for us.  When I told her it was time to pick a new pair of glasses, she got really excited about the whole process and the options she had to choose from.  She loved that she could choose different styles and colors. She ended up choosing the Paige Blush in the soft matte pink. They fit her face and complexion perfectly.

I have been "friends" with Laura via social media since finding out about Isla's diagnosis.  She was one of the VERY first people I had reached out to and started following on my social media platforms. It was stories like Jonas' that made me feel like Isla was not alone and that other families were going through similar situations like ours. You can read about when we first learned about Isla's eyes here.



Why We Chose and Love Jonas Paul Eyewear?
We love the story behind Jonas Paul Eyewear for many reasons.  One of them would be because of the support it shows to Laura, Ben and their sweet Jonas. The other reason would be because of the mission and heart behind it all.  For every pair of Jonas Paul Eyewear kids glasses purchased, they make a donation to the various partners to provide eye tests, corrective children's glasses, cataract surgeries, mectizan treatments to prevent blindness, and Vitamin A supplements to children and families in need.  These donations provide support for visually impaired children all over the world.

 Isla has gained a lot confidence since wearing her Jonas Paul Eyewear.  We noticed the biggest difference when she started preschool back in the Fall.  She was able to complete class activities because the glasses kept her from wanting to press her eye and hold her eye shut. They also help decrease her nystagmus which allows her eyes to rest at ease more as well as give her the confidence to do more while using her white cane.  Last week, JPE launched a few new frames and colors which Isla has already chosen from so that she can have an extra pair to switch out here and there. She's pretty excited about them and we can't wait to share with you what she chose.


If you're unsure about what frames to get your little one, they have a really neat home try on program option that makes it super easy and convenient for you and your little one right in the comfort of your own home.  Pretty neat, right?


I hope you found this post helpful and if you know anyone that has little ones in search of eye glasses, we highly recommend Jonas Paul Eyewear.  It has truly been a wonderful experience for us and our Isla Rose.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out anytime.
Head on over to Jonas Paul Eyewear for more information.
Thanks for reading and following along.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Peach Orchards with Catrina Earls Photography


Life lately has been super busy.  Sitting here looking through all these pictures that Catrina, of Catrina Earls Photography,  took has me feeling a little emotional and so very thankful.  The ups and downs of parenting and marriage can certainly be an emotional roller coaster but at the end of the day I am more humbled and grateful by God's blessings. 

These are my people right here.  My everything. 

Thank you for capturing the love, the giggles, the smooches and the smiles of my little family, Catrina.  
I am forever grateful for these images.  




















Thanks for stopping by!!



Tuesday, October 31, 2017

At the Beach - Kristin Byrum Photography

The beach is always a special place for us.

If you follow me on instagram, then you have seen a few of the sneak peaks that I have shared over the past few weeks. A great BIG thank you to my sweet friend Kristin Byrum of Kristin Byrum Photography for capturing my little family on the beach.  We will always cherish these pictures so again thank you from the bottom of our hearts.








Tomorrow is not promised so live for the moments, spend time together, travel, be kind, love and make no room for regrets. 

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