It’s trash day tomorrow... and a week since this girl’s first bday party so I guesssss we should throw out the leftover cake and move on with our lives? *sigh* if we must... but first one more bday cake pic to get me over the hump of having a toddler 😳
T E N Y E A R S O L D ✨
Still so unsure of how this happened. How she went from being that cherub faced, eight pound eleven ounce baby in my arms, to officially being a decade old. (If you happen to see Father Time? Please tell him that him and I need to have a chat.) But this girl. This girl right here. The birthday girl. She is never without a smile. Like, ever. No exaggeration. And it’s not just a grin. I mean, this smile is an ear to ear, full of life + happiness + wonder, kinda’ smile. The best kind, really. Just look at it. I know I’m biased, but how does one look at that smile, and not smile themselves? Simply impossible. ...And her heart? Well, it matches that smile. She’s all things considerate, caring, and kind. The most safest place in the world is in her daddy’s arms. It’s hard to find a picture of just her alone, because she’s always wrapped around her two brothers. She refers to her dog as her ‘sister’ (“Fur sister sounds rude” lol). And her mama? #bestiesfortheresties ❤️ Birthday love to my Sunny, my Elle.
May the world never, ever dull that sparkle. xo.
We all know New Orleans is a beautiful city but it’s the little details that really got me. Take this hitching post for example, they’re all over the French quarter and such a stunning detail to have kept intact.
I will be the first person to say TGIF. This week has felt extra long and I don’t know why! Has anyone else felt that? I feel like I could go for a cocktail 🍸, a nap 😴, a romcom 💍, and puppy snuggles 🐶 right about now.
This is an old picture of Grace, but she’s still at it: observing, thinking, sketching. I love the sweet girl that she is today and cannot wait to see what God has in store for her in the future. The way she looks at the world reminds me to be grateful for the littlest things!❤️
I hope everyone has some fun adventures planned for the weekend! On Sunday we will be heading to Lake Louise for their Ice Magic Festival. Then we will be making a stop in Banff for the SnowDays Festival to see the outdoor gallery of snow sculptures, including a 15-foot tall bear. Both festivals run until January 28! I’m obviously going to get fudge while I’m there too! 🙊❄️🐻