• Last year on this exact day, we awoke in the early morning, I took a pregnancy test, and within seconds, our lives changed when we found out we were going to be parents!  Today, I have a four-month-old with a precious little spirit.  She loves to giggle, to cuddle between us in bed, and is so curious as she discovers new wonders everyday, from her own fingers to a bird soaring in the sky.  I could never have imagined how wonderful it would be to have a daughter.
  • Going out on the front porch yesterday evening just in time to catch this incredible sunset.  And right as I was taking a photo of it, I received a text from my dear friend Kyle sending me a photo of the same sunset from her house!

  • Finding time to read again.  I usually get in a good amount of pages each day while I'm nursing.  Today, after three days of ravenously devouring every word whenever I had a spare minute, I finished The Hunger Games - oh my goodness, 5 stars for sure!  Tonight, I'm starting the next book in the series, Catching Fire. {Here's what I've read so far in 2010...}
  • Steven's delicious loose-leaf tea concoction he's been brewing us before bedtime lately - cherry rooibos tea from Village Tea Company, to which he adds some fennel seeds, nutmeg, cinnamon, and Vanilla Creme Stevia.  YUM.
  • The glorious weather in Dallas...heavenly 70s with a breeze, perfect for evening walks.   The light is just getting low in the sky - the perfect time of day - when I return home, with Luci Belle attached to me in the Moby.
  • Speaking of, I'm so thankful for my good friend, Bre, who lives just two streets over.  We borrow books from each other, swap Netflix movies, share food, and just generally keep each other sane during these first several months of new motherhood.  Bre and I were pregnant at the same time and now her son Jack is Luci Belle's boyfriend.  Hey little buddy!

  • Having a silly impromptu mommy/daughter "photo shoot" in the nursery yesterday...


...even though it started going downhill quickly...

...and didn't end quite so favorably for Mommy.  Ouch!