Georgia | Five Years

>> Thursday, September 21, 2017

On September 16th, Georgia turned 5.
The girl who made me a mommy, my firstborn, my baby girl.
She is five.

She is smart, loving school and working on writing her letters and numbers.
She is thankful, almost never missing an opportunity to say "thank you" for anything and everything.
She is gracious, eager to forgive and make things right.
She dearly loves to laugh (and it's one of the sweetest and funniest sounds).
She is creative and innovative, always drawing and coloring, constantly coming up with neat ways to do things.
And I am so proud of the little girl she is and the person she's growing to be.
I'm humbled and eternally grateful to God for choosing me to be her mommy.


We went to the park to take some birthday pictures of her...

The girls love the turtles at this park.

Love her so much!!


On the day of her birthday we had a birthday party for her with her little friends!
She had a blast and loved celebrating with everyone.
I may post more later, but here are a few pictures for now...
(thank you Tricia for getting a lot of shots for me!)

(thank you Jean for this one!)

Oh I love these kiddos!!


Solar Eclipse 2017

>> Wednesday, August 23, 2017

We had an unplanned cousin eclipse party on Monday!
Basically, the cousins happened to be over, and we said "Let's go outside and see what's going on."

And so we did.  And we loved it.

We weren't in the path of totality, but we had about 85% which was still awesome.

Tricia and I walked out to a strange orange sheen and I said "It's like the golden hour!" so I went back in for my camera, and all of us went outside to get some pictures.

We walked around for a little while before we noticed the crescent shadows on the ground!

This was something I had read about here and was really, really hoping to see.
The whole atmosphere had a surreal feeling.

We walked down to the street to see more crescents from the trees!

I hope they remember this all their lives.

Lily woke up from a nap and got to experience it as well.

"Baby's First Solar Eclipse"

Love these kiddos!

Here are a few from my phone...

We were so excited!!

Tricia and I noticed that the sidewalk was actually cool, when normally our feet would have been burning.  That was neat.  And Tricia was playing with shadows.  I saw where some people used a colander (wish I'd thought of that)!

I took a couple short video clips and thought I'd share.
Phe's response, "Huuuhh." roughly translates to "I have no idea what's going on."