Sunday, March 22, 2015

From the Heart

I have written about my 2 nieces before
and how much I adore these girls that bless me by calling me Aunt

Sam & Kat

today I am focusing on the youngest
her name is Samantha

I know I did a post last May titled Motherhood

it was a hard one to write ~ I put myself out there a lot
but I usually do not delve deep
truth be told I was missing out ~ what was it like to see yourself
in another being
would they look like you ~ talk like you ~ like the same things that you do?

I know that if we had of adopted ~ I would see myself in this child
born from my heart and not from my womb
but since that never happened for us ~ that void would always be there

or would it......

enter my beautiful ~ almost 16 (eek) year old mini me
she is so much like me it scares me a little

she loves to read ~ real books

and she is a writer ~ a word girl
I don't think she met a quote she doesn't like
sound familiar?

 a music lover, she has such a soft heart
anything to do with animals and we are both there
and if it is a sad story ~ there are tears from us both

a couple of weeks ago we spent the day together ~ visiting used book stores
drinking cappuccinos ~ talking about authors
she loves Nicholas Sparks ~ I introduced her to a couple of my favourite authors

we talked about music
about the lyrics ~ the words are just as important as the melody
and she likes one of my fav bands ~ I know you know all of their music
which songs should I download?

I took her picture ~ posted it to Instagram and my best friend commented
 "Oh my goodness ~ it is like taking a step back in time ~ she looks just like you"

when I got home after dropping her off
my heart was full
and I was gushing and telling Trevor about how I was feeling
all these years I thought I would never know ~ but I do and it is the coolest thing

then I wrapped him in a hug realizing that he will never feel the same
and I felt selfish for being so excited....
he brushed it off and I toned it down ~ I love this boy 

a couple of weeks later Sam posted the following to Instagram
as she is doing a photo a day challenge ~ the prompt was idol
she wrote:
"I don't have an idol but this chick really inspires me"

it was on this picture ~ taken of her and I at her junior prom
can you say peacock moment??  My heart almost burst in my chest!

I scanned this picture last week and used it for throwback Thursday
she sees it now too

So my little sweet pea is growing up and I could not be prouder of the person she is becoming

Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday Potpourri

Ahh Friday

happy to see the weekend arrive after a long cold week

although this is not the view from my actual door
it is still pretty white out there and the banks are really high

I will see if I can get some pictures taken this weekend


so with the cold comes soup making
sweater wearing ~ tea drinking
snuggling in with recorded tv and our furry kids
kind of days



this looks so good and blueberries
so really ~ it's a win win
love the blue


tomorrow night we have a date
going to a concert ~ hubby is finally using his Christmas present
and we are both looking forward to it



so while those on the west coast get to enjoy the flowers in bloom
open windows with the curtains blowing in the breeze
and thoughts of planting and gardening


I will be dreaming of a time when I can sit somewhere like this
with a glass of wine and take it all in
I would say in about 2 months time!

Happy weekend.