Bergen Taylor Hightower

Sunday, November 1, 2020


Halloween was super laid back this year but the kids were just as excited as any other year.  

We took the kids to a neighborhood nearby and it worked out perfect for them to go out to do some trick or treating.  We planned out our costumes but part of our whole family matching costumes did not arrive until the day after Halloween so we were not able to pull off the cute family halloween costumes.  I think Isla Rose (Snow White) and Douglas (Doc the Dwarf) looked so cute together and William was happy to wear his Spiderman costume.  I ended up throwing on some cat ears and painted up my face a little.

Hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween.  

Monday, September 7, 2020

Summer 2020


Summer has come and gone.  

It's been a while since my last post so I am going to share some of what we were up to over the summer.  I hope to be able to spend more time sharing updates on here and I know that I am way overdue for an update on Isla Rose and her journey through vision loss and living with LCA.  I promise I will spend some time to update you all very soon.  For now, here are a few pictures from our socially distanced adventures over the summer.  

Getting creative with sidewalk chalk.

Big brother Grant graduated from High School.

Day trip to the mountains to visit a special place.

Beach trips to Ocean Isle Beach

A visit to Draper Farm to see the Sunflower Fields.

Finding the beauty in all the blooms around us.

We love all the wall art around the city.

Strawberry Pikin' at Lineberger's Farm

Finally got to spend a day with the cousins!

Lake Days!

Park and trail adventures at The Schiele Museum.

Apple Picking at Windy Hill.

Visited the Alpaca Farm 

More Lake Days and Swimming

Nature Trail

Supporting our local farms

Holden Beach

Cherry Grove with family

Supporting our local restaurants 

Ice cream from the Ice Cream Truck!!

Frequent visits to one of our favorite spots to shop, dine and grab ice cream

Finding happiness in uncertain times

Apple Picking 

Flower Fields

Strolls around our town

Celebrated Isla's 7th Birthday 

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden 

Celebrated William's 3rd Birthday!

The Peach Stand

 Tiger World 

When Restaurants finally opened back up!

More lake days and boat rides

This was just a few pictures from our summer break. It was a good summer and we made the best of it considering the current pandemic going on.  Hope you all had a fun and safe summer as well.

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"

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