Tuesday, November 29, 2011

9 months

How has it been 9 months??

The 28th of this month was REALLY hard.  We didn't make it to the cemetery until dark and so our balloon pictures didn't turn out and one of our balloons popped :(  That's life though right?  Doesn't always go as planned and we have to remember what is important in life and be THANKFUL to HIM. 

We are missing our sweet girl so much...
 (this is just Tammie and Hadley's temporary markers...the official ones should be here in January/February)
9 precious months in Heaven
November 28, 2011
We love you so much Hadley D'Layne!!

In Christ's Love,

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Catching up and a Day of Beauty!!

I can't believe it has been so long since I have blogged.  I have been so looking forward to this week off with my family and school has kept me super busy as well, and sadly time has just gotten away from me.  

Now that my Thanksgiving break is finally here we are enjoying our time together as a family and the first thing we did was take family pictures :) Daniel was so thrilled!!  HA!  His lovely sister was so sweet to take them for us and they turned out great.  Here is a preview...don't want to share them all because we are using them for our Christmas card!!
Did you notice the "H" I'm holding??  I love it and so does Daniel :)  It is so important to us to include Hadley's memory in everything we can.  Even though she is not here we are a family of 4 and we wanted that shown in our pictures.  So thankful to my sis-in-law for taking such great pictures!!  Can't wait to share the rest with you!!

Monday we had a fun day planned for Miss B!!  1st on the agenda was her VERY FIRST haircut.  I know that is crazy since she is 2.5 but her Daddy has been very apprehensive about getting it cut even after reassuring him that cutting it makes it grow longer and healthier.  He finally agreed and I'm so glad we did it.  It looks so much healthier and no split ends (not that she had that many)!!  Here are some pictures from her haircut...
 I didn't get an after picture because she was so worried about getting her treasure box prize they offered her.  It was the cutest place called "Pigtails and Crewcuts" and we will definitely be going back!!  I didn't even have to ask for a little clip of her hair...the lady already had a small baggie for me with her hair in it at the end.  It's already in her baby book :)

Our next stop was something I have been VERY apprehensive about for a long time.  Daniel has been begging me to get her ears pierced.  He wanted to do it when she was itty bitty and I said NO WAY.  I wanted to wait until she was 4 or 5, could ask for them, and understand the responsibility of taking care of them/cleaning them.  So we compromised and settled on 2.5!!  It's all about compromise right?!?!  Here is our little sweetie after her haircut sitting in the chair picking out earrings.
The next few pictures you can see how my face is getting worried, more worried, and pretty much scared to death at the end!! 

Marking her ears...

 She looks so happy and I look like I'm about to have an anxiety attack!!

 "Daddy what did you get me into?"

:( So sad!!!!
 Mommy practicing cleaning them...I can't even handle that little tear!!  Breaks my heart!!

 Lolly's make everything better!!

Now a few pictures to show them off...she was completely over it by now and loved them!!  
 Those lips, eyes, and cheeks kill me!!  I keep telling her Daddy we are in big trouble!!

Getting primped and poked is exhausting...every girl needs her beauty sleep!!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving!!  Can't wait for yummy food and spending time with loved ones!!

In Christ's Love,

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


We are having to borrow my sis-in-laws camera right now because someone left ours on the back of the couch and it was knocked over.  That someone of course being me :(  We are so hoping and praying that Arlington camera can fix it.

So, my sweet sister-in-law, Mariah, handed her camera over to us because I can't stand not having a working camera especially during the holiday season!!

She had some pictures saved to her camera and I have to share a few I came across.  

This was November of last year...

Briley and her Nonnie were twins that day in their matching pink and gray sweats!! We miss her so much.  Please pray for our family this holiday season...it's going to be a hard one.

In Christ's Love,

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pics from Daddy's phone...

On the days that Daniel is home from the fire station he keeps Briley home with him.  We love it because she doesn't have to go to the sitter everyday (even though we love Kristin!) and it gives her and Daniel some extra Daddy/Daughter time since he is gone for 24 hours while at work.

I thought it would be a fun blog post to look at some of the pictures he has taken on his phone of their special Daddy/Daughter days!!

Dress up time...

Stopping to look at the choo choo trains...

Shopping for some boots...

Checking out the airplanes at the airport...

Zoo trips...

Shopping trips...

Buying birdseed and feeding the birds in our front yard...

Donuts for breakfast...
Aren't Briley, Hadley, and I lucky to have such a wonderful man in our lives??  I couldn't ask for anything more!!  Love you Daniel!!

In Christ's Love,