Saturday, June 21, 2014

belly buttons

Sometimes you just have to stop everything you're doing and make sure your belly button is still there.

She doesn't know this, but she teaches me so much everyday. Sometimes we all get so swept up in everything going around us that we forget the little things we take for our belly buttons being where we last saw them.

She slows me down, and opens my eyes daily. I love experiencing this life through the eyes of my babe.

Sunday, June 15, 2014


This one's for the dads...more specifically my dad and Nate. Thank you for all that you do, I really do feel lucky to have you both in my life.

To Nate: Thank you for showing up. I know Minden  can always count on you to be there to cheer her on and support her on new adventures. To make her laugh, and to make her roll our eyes at your ridiculousness. To help help her out when she is struggling, and push her further than what she thinks is capable.

I always knew you would be a great dad, but I just didn't know how great until we were in the thick of parenting. You are a great role model for Minden, and I cannot wait to see your relationship with her continue to grow.

To my Dad: Growing up with you as my dad was the best. I enjoy the memories of horsing around the house, and helping you around the farm in my dresses.  From the snow caves you built us, to the summer night rides in the back of the was all a blast.

I've always considered myself a "daddy's girl", and now I am excited to see Minden become a "grandpa's girl". I look forward to years of her firsts at the farm with you.