Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lucky in Love

Four years ago today, as I walked down the aisle to marry the love of my life, I didn't think it was possible to be any happier. Here we are today - 8 years together, a dog, 2 houses, 5 jobs, lots of laughs, a few tears and one silly little boy later, and I feel like the luckiest girl alive! Happy Anniversary to an amazing man. Thank you for all the memories, for loving me (even when I hit your truck!) -- and most of all, for letting me love you! I look forward to growing old with you. 

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves. Love never fails. ♥

Then:







And now:




"I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend." ~Jason Mraz

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dear Easton,

The past 14 months of your life have been the most amazing, rewarding, scary, challenging, emotional and happy days of my life. It's crazy to think how much we've been through since the day you were born, and even crazier to think how much we have to look forward to in the future. As you read this, ten plus years from now, I want to thank you for all the things you have taught me and for giving me a life full of joy. You have changed my life in so many ways and I wouldn't change that for the world.

As you grow up from a little boy into a young man, there are a few things I want you to keep in mind - a few things that will help you get the most out of life:

Be kind. Treat people with respect. Take care of yourself. Believe in God. Dream big. Smile. Love yourself. Take risks. Play hard. Be honest. Laugh everyday. Believe in yourself. Follow your dreams. Have fun. Be patient. Fight for what you want. Learn from your mistakes. Know who your true friends are. Fall in love (and love with all your heart). Get married. Have babies. Work hard. Save, save, save! Travel as much as you can. Call your grandparents, but call your mother more. :)

Most of all, live each day to the fullest. Life is to short to be anything but happy!!

Love, Mommy

"I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be."





Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Letters


Dear Mother Nature, thank you for your abundance of sunshine lately. While my house would appreciate a rainy day so that I would clean it, I think I'd rather spend my weekend soaking up the sun! Bring on the 90 degree weekend! Dear Easton, is it really necessary for you to scream and bang on the shower door the entire time I'm in the shower lately? You know that makes mommy's shower completely unenjoyable. Dear Cooper, thank you for being so patient and playful with Easton. You really take quite the beating from him and rarely reciprocate, aside from the occassional tail whips to the face, which are completely out of your control. Dear Hubby, you are one lucky man - I hope you know that! That being said, Easton and I are pretty lucky to have you in our lives, too. Happy Father's Day! Dear Emery, Easton is super excited for your sleepover tonight!! Please be easy on Uncle Bryan, or I'll really never get a #2. haha Dear Dad, Happy Father's Day to you! Thanks for the past 29 years of having the most amazing dad. Love you! Dear Weekend, Please go by super slow! Thanks.

Love,
Courtney
Easton and his dad -- me and mine !

Wednesday, June 6, 2012