“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. I'll always be with you.”
~A.A. Milne, from "Winnie the Pooh"

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Prettiest Girl in the World

I don't have any great words of wisdom today. This has been a week chock full of endless prayers, and trying to support a family member who is coming to terms with mistakes he has made, as well as provide whatever guidance I can for whatever his future holds. This amid a different type of letting go myself, coming to terms with something that hurts my heart involving another family member and finishing classes for the semester. Frankly, I'm worn out, and a little bit emotionally drained. But that's ok. This week is over, and I expect nothing less than great things in the coming week.
I'm greatly looking forward to being done with classes for a well deserved three week break, as well as FINALLY putting all those prerequisite classes for nursing school in the bag. And you can't beat not having to face any more math classes in my book! 
Caleb had his Christmas concert on Thursday this week. I can't say how much I enjoy watching him play..... 
I decided to dress Liddy festively (although it didn't last long! haha)....I thought that I would share some of the pics I took.

No I didn't take this one. Obviously it's not Liddy (notice the lack of hair haha!). But this is background for the ones I am going to post....34 years ago, my great-grandma (or Nana as she will forever be known) made this little red velvet dress for my very first Christmas. I was approximately 3 months old in this picture.

Fast forward 34 years. This is my 11 month old wee Bug wearing that exact little dress. It has come full circle...and is now being worn by the baby who shares Nana's middle name. :)

A little blurry, yes. But that smile. Oh. How I love that smile.

Her daddy is probably appalled by her lack of ladylike grace ;)

Pretty precious huh? Merry Christmas, Nana. I hope that you are tickled pink to see my pretty girl wearing something made so lovingly by your hands.

And since I also took a couple other pretty adorable pics this week, you all get to see those too! :)

Hugs for Elmo....

Look who's sitting up on her own!!!
 And last, but certainly not least,
The most beautiful smile in the world!
Don't worry. Week after next I will probably be back to my usual wisdom filled self. HA! Have a great week everyone......


  1. still can't believe how much hair your little Bug has! (Compared to my own baldy girl of almost the same age!) And yes, it is quite special to see her in that dress! Happy holidays, dear Liddy!

  2. LOVE the dress pictures!!! I have a dress that I wore at about six months old...And every daughter that came along I put in that very same dress and took pictures!
    And look how great Liddy is sitting, that's fabulous!


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