Friday, April 30, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


are you kidding me? i just can't get over her. I have a whole new definition of the word 'love' being on this side of motherhood. i am overwhelmed by my love for her sometimes. but it's a raw emotion. it's unconditional. and giving. and full. harper doesn't know the rules of love. she doesn't know about love languages. and i don't love her because she makes me feel good about myself. or makes me feel beautiful. all the things that i thought were really important. this is what love really is before we mess it up with our expectations and our selfishness. and our sin. this is more the picture of love that god intended for us. pride doesn't get in the way. and neither does my ego. it's this simple, beautiful. it's overwhelming.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010

happy easter!!!

where is that easter bunny?

hunting easter eggs

easter road kill

just pickin' daisies...

headed to the park in the wagon

a sleepy stroll back home

Saturday, April 3, 2010

harper's 1st birthday party!!

harper turned 1 two weeks ago. and she got a NEW house! wow...we are extravagant. ok, but really we decided to have her birthday this weekend so we could move. the birthday party was such a sweet time. family and friends came and it was so great. here are some fun pictures from the big day.

I think Harp would like people to gather around and sing to her every day.

mmmm birthday cake for the first time...she LOVED it.

such good manners...reading the card before opening the gift.

my sweet friend Melissa handmade Harper a sock monkey. it is adorable.

uh oh...let the girly begin...

the big girl sitting her new rocking chair in her party hat.