smocked dresses//babydolls//storytime//hairbows//favorite blankie//paperdolls//mary janes//goldfish & sippy cups//hugs & holding hands
the “browneyes”//freshmen at the same time//seniors at the same time//love jesus//nurturing//leaders//look like their daddy gregg//cheerleaders//nap after school//pierced nose//UGA//extroverts//
one loves to read. one does not.
one is the lion. one is the otter.
mission to kosovo. mission to peru.
business major/religion minor. early childhood education major.
high waisted. low waisted.
type A. not even sorta.
they fight & they bicker. they’re tough on their mama. they are passionate. they are loyal to their friends, which they have many. they are more alike than they realize. they are kind & fun. they both carry the middle name of a beloved family member that’s gone on before them.
they are my favorite brown eyed brunettes in the entire world.
and they make me very very proud.
i wanted to share the graduation announcements we ordered through minted. i’ve used minted for announcements & christmas cards for years and i’m always pleased with the selection as well as the customer service.
this attached link will provide you with $25 off your first order over $50. enjoy.
& young mamas, i have to tell you, this truly is my favorite stage of parenting.
when my girls were little they were so resilient and seemingly so quick to forgive my faults…which are many. and yes they forgive me now, but the filter shifted. the cracks are more visible and healing takes longer.
but i LOVE watching them become who they are. not just mini-me’s, not just mini-parent combos. but them. their own convictions. their own beliefs ( even the times they differ from mine). i love watching them dream & then watch from the sidelines as those dreams become fulfilled. i love sharing cowboy boots & my closet. i love when they want to spend time with me and i try to not act like it hurts when they don’t. i love getting in their cars & listening to the music they’ve been listening to & seeing who asks them out on dates. i love it when someone tells me something kind or awesome they did. i love seeing images of their big smiles & laughter on facebook. i love looking at them when they don’t realize it & even though they’re not a mini-me….sometimes i see myself anyways.
and that first picture…it was just the other day ya’ll. i swear. it was just the other day.