Sunday, July 31, 2011

Three is NOT a Crowd!

Dear Sophia, 

Fun times with the twins, Ali and Taylor this weekend.

A full day of forts, swimming and good summer fun!

Your Dad and I were lucky enough to escort these THREE beauties to see The SMURF Movie!

We had a GREAT time!

Love, Mom

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Million Dollar Purchase

Dear Sophia,

A memory I will never forget.

While in Nebraska we went to the dollar store with Jocelyn and Aunt Paula to pick up some things for the Luau Party. 

When we got there and you were looking around with Jocelyn and avoiding me, I knew something was up. Then you asked aunt Paula for something and I assumed you all were conspiring to buy some sweets or candy behind my back. :)

Little did I know you were buying this beautiful figurine for me.

You were so proud. You purchased this for me and gave it to me as a "surprise" when we got back to the car.

When I asked why you chose this lovely lady for me, you said something along the lines of "Mama, you always said that Nana Marcy had pretty things and you loved Nana Marcy so much and this reminded me of Nana Marcy and so I wanted you to have it."

Then you said, "I put all my love in it."

I know you did sweetie.

Random acts of pure kindness.

I love her and have named her Marcella....after my Nana Marcy...your Great Grandma Marcy.

Nana Marcy was an amazing woman. Soft, kind and humble. Patient, loving and strong in her faith in God.

You possess many of Nana Marcy's characteristics and for that I am glad. She is looking upon you and smiling.

Life is good. Thank you for being you.

Love, Mom

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dear Sophia,

We went up north just you, me and your Dad this weekend on a spur of the moment idea.
It was the best idea EVER.
It was so good to just be with you and your Dad for a few days.

We enjoyed some games, time on the pontoon and of course CRAFTS and CONES.
Your ice cream was so are lucky Dad didn't try to eat yours!!

Great Job driving and docking the pontoon!

Nothing tops of a Saturday like a took Daddy a few tries but he got it going...then when we were done with our marshmallows we pooped out and went to bed! Some bonfire champs we are....NOT!

Now THIS is the FACE that CRACKS me UP!

We laughed so hard over your "butterfly" chair.  You looked so funny carrying that up from the bonfire.

We had a blast on our boat on Sunday. It was fun going to the Wharf for breakfast and then swimming.

Great Memories.

I love you.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Nana and Papa's

This was a GREAT weekend home in Nebraska at Nana and Papas.

You hung out with Jocelyn, NON STOP!

How about a ride in Papa's FAST car???? 

 The LUAU was a BLAST!

Having our waterfight with little Sammy was a great time too!!

Nana jumping over the sprinkler!!


I hope you keep these memories forever!

Love, Mom

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July Fun

Dear Sophia, 

What a great time we had up north with Grandma Lucy, Papa John and Uncle Tim.

It was HILARIOUS to hear your commentary on the fireworks..everyone laughed so hard!

I will never forget sitting on the hammock with your head in my lap just rocking back and forth listening to the birds and sounds of nature. That was my most precious and priceless moment with you.


 Happy 4th of July at Cross Lake

 The Sunsets are so very pretty...

How about a Pontoon ride??

 Someone is excited!!  You and your Dad have found a new hobby...FISHING!

Now, Dad just needs to learn how to take the fish OFF the line.....he is a little squeamish!! HA!

So pretty!!

Quiet time alone.....

 "Mommy, I am excited to see CASH"

 Johnny Cash Band...

 Hi there Grandma Lucy and Grandma Great!

 THUMBS UP to your FIRST time up on water ski's.  THANKS to PAPA for helping!!

BRRRRR???  Naaaa it is 85 degrees!!!

 Mom and Dad love you so much!

 Papa getting your bonfire ready!!

Nice job!!

Even Julie had a GREAT time up at the lake, she got a NEW swimsuit and was looking FANTASTIC!

Now we get to go to Nebraska on Thursday!! YIPEEEEEEE!!!