Saturday, March 31, 2012

Just thought I would share this with anyone 
who might be able to benefit from it...

Use this coupon code at 
to get $10 off your first order.  
Don't be fooled by the name of the web site.  
You can get so much more than just diapers.
     coupon code:  MRSG0571

I hope some of you are able to use this.
Happy shopping!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Already Missing Daddy

Spending some quality time together 
before Daddy leaves for three months.

It's not going to be easy and it's not going to be fun
to be without Daddy for three months, 
but we are going to make the best of it.
We know he could be gone for a lot longer
and be in combat instead of in school 
so we are counting our blessings.
This school could mean great things for
our wonderful family's future.
We are keeping our fingers crossed.
But until then, not a moment will go by
that we don't miss Daddy and wish 
he was home making memories with us.
He is such an incredible man,
and because of the great love we share
we are like the song says,
"better together."

We love you Daddy.
Hurry Home.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Our Little Roly Poly

Emma has definitely mastered the art of rolling.
She is all over the place now a days.
The time has come where she gets into everything.

Not sure how she managed this one.

Let's just say that there is no longer coral 
on the bottom shelf of the book case.

"Emma Claire, that guitar cost more than you did!"

She started in the center of her ocean friends. 
Apparently she had some things she needed to print off.

 Got a hold of Daddy's ukelele...

...and started strumming away.

Our little roly poly is such a joy to be around.  
She constantly has her Daddy and me smiling and laughing at her.
I never knew how powerful a smile or a squeal could be,
but the ones I get when Emma sees me after I come home
fill me with indescribable feelings.
I can't even begin to put into words 
how seeing her get excited to see me makes me feel.
She will never truly know how much I love her, 
but seeing those smiles assures me that at least she knows that I do.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Momma's Little Helper

Emma and I made birthday cupcakes for Daddy today.
She was a very big help!

Next year will be even more fun 
since she will be able to sneak in a few taste tests.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Her Happiness is my Mission

The sound of her giggle is the best music I have ever heard.

For the rest of our lives her Daddy and I will do everything 
we possibly can to make sure she is always this happy.

In order to do that we will... to her.
...instill values in her.
...emphasize the importance of the little things in life 
and hope she grows to feel the same way.
...encourage her to take chances. patient with her.
...protect her. silly with her. her whenever she needs it. supportive of her hopes and dreams.
...push her to her fullest potential.
...make her accountable for her actions.
...respect her and expect her to respect us. her how to love.
...discipline her.
...accept her mistakes
and show her how to learn from them.
...give her privacy.
...appreciate her.
...sing to her.
...allow her to express herself.
...set good examples for her.
...tell her that we love her every day.

I know some of these things are not always going to be easy to do,
and I know there will be times when Emma
 does not agree with all of them,
but each one of them will be done in an effort 
to help her grow into the remarkable person I know she will be.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Life is Better when Daddy is Home

Emma loves her Daddy so much.  
She smiles and giggles at him all the time.
Joshua always says she is a Daddy's Girl
and of course I always say she is a Momma's Girl, 
but to be completely honest,
I would be perfectly fine with her being a Daddy's Girl.
What they have together is so special
and it is such a joy for me to watch them together.

Emma and Daddy playing at our favorite restaurant, Transit Cafe.
Emma was such a giggle monster while we were there.
I think she enjoys overlooking the ocean 
as much as Momma and Daddy do. 

Just hanging out with Daddy.

Learning some calculus with Daddy.

I could not ask for a more incredible man 
to be the father of our beautiful girl.
He is an amazing husband and the best friend I have ever had.
But most of all he is a wonderful father 
to all three of his precious daughters.
They are lucky to have him. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Family Date to the Beach

Em and I went to pick Daddy up from work yesterday
and he had an amazing idea...

...picnic dinner on the beach!

 Momma and Emma enjoying some sand time.

Emma loves the beach.

 Sandy tootsies.

Such a big girl! 

Momma loves her baby girl so much. 

Playing with Daddy.

Sitting in the Daddy chair.

The weather has been so nice the past week.  
The rain has finally stopped
and Emma has been enjoying some quality outside time.
I think our little outside baby is going to enjoy the next few months.