Wednesday, April 27, 2016


My girl is TWO today.
It feels like I've known her forever. 
That's probably because I have always wanted her. 
She is literally what my dreams were made of. 


There is more to a little girl than what her mother sees. 
There is more to a little girl than what her father dreams.
Inside every little girl lies a heart that beats.
and sometimes it screams, refusing to take defeat.
And sometimes her father's dreams aren't big enough, 
and sometimes her mother's visions aren't long enough. 
And sometimes the little girl has to dream her own dreams and break through the clouds with her own sunbeams. 

Love you, big girl!

Monday, April 18, 2016

April celebrations.

This weekend was a whirlwind of celebrations. 
We celebrated three birthdays in four days! 
We ate lots of sugar, opened lots of presents, and played a lot outside.

 I got to go on a trail run. I miss those trails.
 We celebrated this little lady a little early with cake and fajitas, and lots of presents.

 There was a park visit, yoga instruction, lunch out, dinner out, cupcakes, cake, popcorn, ice cream sundaes, farmers markets, Magnolia, SPICE, a cookout, McKinney cousins, church, neighbors, and trail runs. 
We packed in all we could into those few days, and we enjoyed every minute.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Happy Birthday, Papa Bear.

Today we celebrate you, Papa Bear!

Every day is an adventure with you.
Here's to another year of more.
More cake. 
More good runs. 
More good coffee. 
More sleep ;). 
More puffy tacos. 
More sightseeing. 
More farmers markets. 
More bike rides.
 More dancing. 
More mowing. 
More netflix. 
More (leisure) reading.
 More music. 
More podcasts.
More kisses.
 More sharing. 
More walks down the driveway. 
More wildflowers. 
More kayaking.
More of the hugging game.
More Minnesota. 
More bubbles. 
More of you!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Afterschool Adventures.

Everyday after school, Reyna and I go on an "adventure".
This has become our normal and I like it on multiple levels. 
For one, when we are at home, I am most of her entertainment or she like to include me in it which I LOVE. But, when we are home from 2-7:30, that's a lot of time. Also, it allows her to use up energy. AND , she gets to hang out with play dates or make new friends. 
She seems to like the after school adventures which she usually gets the chance to decide. 

Most days, the options are:
-the park
- the museum
- the zoo
- the bookstore
- the pet store

Every now and then, something special comes up:
- a baseball game
- farmers market (tuesdays)
- toy store (target)
- baylor events

The most recent event on Baylor was Diadeloso - Day of the Bear.
There are no classes and instead, Baylor puts on activities and events for students to celebrate being a Baylor student. 
This year, this included: a rollerskating rink, camel rides, a sloth, zip lining, food trucks, free lunch, dance competitions, tug-o-war, and a kids zone. 

Thats where we were yesterday and the girl, loved it!

Eating ice cream. 
 In the jump house.
 a REAL plane.
 camel rides in the distance.
 More bouncing.

 Visiting the bears.

"Dia" 2016. It's good to be a bear.