Thank You, Hallmark!

For creating a holiday designed to honor mothers because, let me tell you, Sunday was glorious! Sleeping in until 8 am (yes, 8 am is sleeping in for me now), napping in the afternoon, not having to lift a finger to do anything, and being told all day long what an amazing mother I am (said by Travis for Anna, of course) was the perfect way to celebrate motherhood. Not to mention, it was a beautiful day--exactly the kind of weather you'd want on a mothers day--so we enjoyed an hour or so in the park as well.

Anna's learning how to give kisses. What a great mothers day gift!
One of my favorite pictures from the day but look closely! Anna's nose has been running for 3 weeks now. When does the runny nose phase end?

Thank you, Anna, for making me a mommy! I've loved every minute--even waking up every morning at 6 am (not a morning person), being spit up and snotted on, and the incessant crying when all you want is to be held. It's all worth it! It is all worth it especially when I walk into the room you're in and your face lights up and your hands move in circles because you just can't contain your excitement or when I go to get you in the morning from your crib and you greet me with the biggest hug or when all I say is "Anna" and you look at me with a huge smile or when you look into my eyes while you're nursing and I know you're telling me that you love me. 

Agh, I just can't get over this little babe! I never knew my heart could love so much and yet it continues to grow bigger and bigger as she gets older. I've told Travis several times I hope Anna never doubts my love for her. I hope she always knows, I hope she can always feel it, I hope I always do a good job of showing it. Becoming a mommy has been the best thing in the world... and having a day devoted just to me makes it that much grander!  


  1. Happy Mother's Day! I know the first one must be especially wonderful :) You guys sure have an adorable daughter!