Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Top was today. Bottom is July 2011 when Tinkerbell was only a few months older than Flower is now.

Friday, May 22, 2015


Can't believe it's really been almost 3 years since I have been her mom and known this young lady. It has been the wildest of rides I could never have imagined. I wanted to give up so many times but I kept at it because of this sweet little one that calls me mommy.
We met today to take some pictures for Flower's 3rd birthday next month. Took a bunch of Flower and then Sun arrived and took a few with her.
After the first pictures were taken together Flower walked towards me and said she needed her mommy. She told me she wanted to go home. I gave her a good hug and cuddle and she was ready for a couple more pictures making eye contact with me between smiles.
Open adoption can be such a blessing even when it's scary. (we have one easy one and one tough one) Flower will always know who her mommy is but she is blessed to get to know who cared for her before she was born. Who did her best to try for her and when she couldn't she admitted she couldn't and didn't fight adoption. She is working very hard at earning our trust and getting to know us. She might have made plenty of bad choices but she is a part of our family to the end no matter what.

 She loves Paddington so we did a little Paddington set.

 And we always manage to get a picture with flowers which is why I always end up buying the cd.
 Snuck this one in at the last moment. The photographer had just done a similar one with Sun and I knew exactly what I wanted to do as soon as I saw it.

Flower now has a frame in her room with a big picture with both her mamas. It's perfect.
 And we'll be getting one with Tinkerbell and her other mama next time we see her. Wasn't able to do it last time but I did try to find a place.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

First week home, one month old - 1 year old - 2 years old

This little amazing tornado of a blessing is going to have a birthday next month. Can't believe I'll have been her mom for almost 3 years and her forever mom for a year.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Mothers Day

For Mothers Day I told D I wanted to go camping. So we took off last weekend for a one night camping trip. We unplugged and enjoyed each other so much. So fun to watch my girls loving being together while enjoying the beauty of nature. Waking up next to them in the tent was so special. Walking a trail together and feeding squirrels.

Tinkerbell loved it so much she wrote about it at school.

So glad my girls love camping. It's such a fun way to vacation. Can't wait till our next trip late summer.