Thursday, May 20, 2010

Glorious Mother's Day (lolli day)

Lil Miss Mackenzie, you gave Lolli a Mother's Day (our first together) she will never forget! It was one of the most blessed family days I have ever felt.

Now, I might need to give Pops, Mommy & Daddy, Aunt Nicole & Uncle John and Aunt Lori & Uncle Rich a little credit here. They organized the perfect day for all of us!

We started with brunch...the weather was glorious...and we strolled through the Dallas Arboretum for the day.

There is so much beauty there...words will not suffice.

Maybe the next time we go, you will be awake ;p.

You stayed awake long enough to get your bottle...I snapped a quick photo. The only one I got the entire day with your pretty eyes open!

and snapped this real quick...

Pops really wanted you to wake up...

And you totally missed his story about Peter Rabbit! We got you a Beatrix Potter copy of Peter we will certainly read the story later (when you're more than 2-1/2 months old).

And look at Ferdinand!

And my gifts...sugar pie...I loved them!

Months ago I found this artist on, shared that I loved her work and would really love to have this necklace. I think a little bird (Pops) must have shared that with Mommy & Daddy. (Thank you to all involved...I do so love this necklace).

Sweet girl, Lolli and Pops do believe the angels sang the day you were born.

I also got new photos of are growing up so fast. That probably sounds like and eccentric grandmother...well ok, I probably am.

I read this the other day...

"I learned a lot about the faithfulness of God from my grandmother. I know I was never far from her thoughs. She showed that in a thousand ways...letters written to me at school, phone calls, little gifts purchased here and there with me in mind. She delighted in caring for me but not because of anything I did, but simply because I was hers."

I hope to be that kind of grandmother...that you always know I love you so - always. Because, you are ours.

Lolli and Pops will get to spend the night at your house this weekend...and I can't wait! I just don't think this week will ever end.

Sweet girl, I pray for you daily...

And love you beyond words (and so does Pops).


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Your First...Our First

Age: 2 months old

Little Miss Mackenzie,

Lolli and Pops were so happy that you, Mommy and Daddy all came to stay the night with us. Your first sleepover!

You even got here early enough to cheer at your first Tiger softball / baseball game.

As usual, Pops grabbed you first...and I had to practically wrestle you from his arms to get a turn to hold you.

I tease Pops about him "hogging" you...but deep down...I so love that he is so possessive of you. It's symbolic, to me, of his fierce love for you - and I love it!

And we got the best surprise when it was time to tuck you in. Mommy and Daddy invited us into the bedroom, we all held hands (starting and ending with you), and prayed with that cute little bear..."Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep..."

Mackenzie - moments like this will be burned into my heart forever.

I will get to see you again in just a few days. We are all going to meet at the Dallas Arboretum for Mother's Day lunch and family photo day! Might not sound so great to someone else - but to Lolli it's a dream day.

Can't wait to hold you, and getting to love on you (as soon as Pops hands you over) ;p (never worry...I can make up for lost time). I love you, and God hears your name daily.


P.S. I have big's all about "time"