Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Bebe.Boy

I love you... and am so glad you are mine.

Peace, love, and purpose.

Friday, December 26, 2008

*My Boy*

He's turning THREE on Monday...


I can't stop thinking about it.

To me he represents: life, love, hardwork, mercy, consistancy, forgiveness, beauty, courage, and commitment.

He is the kid you want to be around... because he's just plain fun. He's the one you take out to dinner... because he'll behave and add to the night. He's the one that you let participate... because he'll add to the experience.. He's the one you miss when he's not around. He's the one you take the time to teach... because he's coachable. He's the one who is fun to buy for... because he is grateful. He's the thing in your life that makes you laugh at the 'stuff' you use to do... because just him being here, being the kid he is, makes your old self look plain silly.

"Where are we going, Momma?" -Where would you like to go? "The Great Wall of China. I bet it's bigbig."

"What is this, Momma?" -What do you think it is? "A rocket ship that can fly to the moon."

"Here's a flower for you Momma... I fink I womantic. Like Daddy."

Purpose. He represents 'purpose' to me.

He's been in my life for three years. How time flies.

Christmas was beautiful. Santa knew how to rock the party, yet again. Inlaws are coming in for the bday festivities. Moon is coming with her boys. I can't wait for James to be with Tater. I'm going to sit on the couch with E and tuck my toes under her leg. Our big boys are going to follow each other around like pups. I may photograph every second... or face the fact that a pixel can never fully capture what happens when we are all together.

I will post Santa and Christmas pics as soon as I can. I started teaching a new class today- so with that and gearing up for company, I will be swamped. But I'll find time as soon as I can.

Peace, love, and nostalgia.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

*Have a Holly.Jolly Christmas*

We carved out time today for a mini.photoshoot of the Beaux Jack. Here are a *few* of my favorites...

*OH, me and bebe.Jax at 21 weeks!

More pics to come...

In case I don't get back here soon.enough, Merry Christmas friends. Enjoy your homes, your families, and your children. Christmas is the culmination of the greatest gift ever given to mankind... take a moment to reflect the gift of LIFE that is forever ours. Say a prayer for our troops who are spending this joyous season away from their families.

My Christmas wish this year is for PEACE... I wish that every mother in the world can rest knowing that their child will be safe, fed, and *educated.*

Peace, love, and meyer lemons,

Monday, December 22, 2008

I've been thinking a lot lately...

mostly about my legacy, who I am, who I want to be, and what I want for my family. I want to share some of these thoughts here on my blog- but I may have to wait until the holiday flurries settle around me. But I have been thinking about my life this year forward...

I'm wanting big things in 2009 for my marriage and my little family. I'm sure some of these things will end up on yee.trusy.ole.New.Years.Resolution list.

But for now, let me leave you with a few pictures taken within the last couple of days... Sugarbutt came over to spend some time with us yesterday. She brought her men and her cheer. Oh, and last night I held a miracle. Bebe.Miracle that is... we spent the evening being wined.and.dined by my dear friend and her husband. I love them. We've got so much to look forward to, now that we are both back from our out.of.state adventures. ;)

*It seems as if I am procrastinating on getting holiday pics of James and Marcus... Tuesday is our day! Our strictly observed family day. *How time flies?

I selected these pics because of the great faces and expressions... totally in the moment, unplanned, and imperfect. *I'm beginning to fall in love with the 'grit' of life... which is one of the things I've been thinking about. I want James to know me to be a full, round, rich woman... not the poser, the pretender, the pretty face... but a mother, a girl, a life who wasn't scared to jump in and roll with life... Sure, I want my photos to document all that God's given us. But you know what? There is more to me and my life than the allure of all things 'polished.' The person who'd give up the 'perfect moment' in an instance to allow the 'real' to shine through. Out with the 'perception' and in with 'authentic.' That's one goal.

One day, my legacy... my sons will recount who their mother was. What will they say?

I'm committed to the investment that will be the answer to that question one day.

Can you see that bebe.belly? Bebe.Jax is working on getting here... and I'm issuing this warning now: he's gonna be one special boy. I can feel it.

Go now and let your lords leap, and your maids milk... and water that fig tree!

Peace, love, and miracles.