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What are the best parts of being a mom or daughter?

Here is what I wrote.

Tot wrote:

So, Math is the hardest part? Love you, Tot. You have a bright future because you WILL master math! XXOO

Happy Birthday to my TOT! Did you say, Nnnnnnine?

We woke up to a beautiful full moon and a lovely sky. God’s creation paints such lovely pictures.

What else is a lovely creation of GOD??? the TOT! She is nnnnnnine. Yes, NNNNNINE today.

I had this sign for her when she woke up.

Thanksgiving day, nine years ago,

THIS happened.

And we bonded INSTANTLY.

Well, we made sure today would be special. Tatum had made a birthday crown so she could wear it to church.

Now, what would we do today for her BDAY? Well, Daddy joined us this morning for a workout and Einstein’s. That was a treat! She got a free sandwich for brekkie. Great start to a fun day.

We then got ready for our haircuts today. Brandy always has her doggie, Zero, at the salon, so Tot and I got to love on him.

Then we went to Sugar Bowl. ANY excuse for a hot fudge sundae, right!? I even ate one without worry of tummy issues. Holy Spirit POWER!

We love this booth. Been sitting at this same one for (me at least…45 years!)

And here we are. Joy. PURE joy!
WE like our hot fudge (and sprinkles) on the side. More control over each bite, right!?

Make a wish my love!

And it ended so quickly.

ALLLLL GONE. Till we meet again.

We’ll find another reason soon to enjoy you!

Later that night, we enjoyed presents.

And…the long awaited VTech watch.

Daddy’s card was so FUN!!!!

Later, she’d have to go to practice for WINTER WONDER, SBC’s Christmas show. Tot is Donner and SOOOOO stinking cute!

This was their first dress rehearsal!

We had a nice dinner the other night to celebrate, BTW, but we’ll do another one soon for the “official” bday. I made bbq chicken bowls the other night. I love to experiment!

Anyway, back to the birthday, Daddy took her out for her to pick something out on Tuesday. She chose a LEGO set! I’m so excited she picked this so she can CREATE!

We also went to mom’s. Mom always spoils her with cute clothes.

Such a fun day. We’ll continue the celebration through the week. Thanksgiving is around the corner to celebrate more gratitude.

For today, I’m grateful for you, Tot, and all you bring to our lives. XXOO

Happy Birthday, PVCP-style!

I couldn’t wait. I went to Fry’s to buy some frosted cookies so I could bring them to her class today for a “birthday” celebration. (she is off next week when it is her legitimate bday).

During the weekend, she made 25 bags of goodies for EACH student. I love her generosity! Let’s give gifts to others for my birthday!

We got to school bright and early!

She’s all cozy warm in her fuzzy purple! (and her cute WALK IN LOVE shoes!)

I peeked in her class, and she got to wear a bday crown today. It could fit around her waist!

They sang to her HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

She’s ready to had out the treats! We went outside, and the kids just couldn’t wait.

She posed her with Teagan. (towering Teagan!) Then, she handed out the cookies to ALL the students before she took one for herself.

More celebrations to come, Lovebug!

Bravery among the HAYS! Mom and Me Journal

Who knew? She picked me as her most brave person she knows.

I guess I didn’t expect she’d pick me, but I like her reasons. I share God. That is something I always strive to do, and I guess she notices. Amen.

Now, I actually picked her too. But, I added my honey. He is truly my hero as my biggest supporter. I also couldn’t ask for a more inspiring daughter. For all that I wrote here, I believe it with all my heart.

You are going to be a great mommy someday, Tot.

My family. My heroes.

Out with the old, and in with the new!

The joy of renewal. First, Tatum lost her 9th tooth FINALLY! Right on track with it being her 9th birthday in 10 days.

Mrs. King gave her a little treasure box to hold it since she lost it at school.

A gaping hole right in front, but look at this X-RAY! Her teeth are all coming in FAST!


WIth the new coming in, this sunset brings in the joy of the NEW! Beautiful.

Just wait a minute

The sunrise this morning reminded me of a truth that is promised. If you look at the sunrise at one point:

AAAHHHH, you see a bright, brilliant array of rainbow colors.

Now, look at what happens literally three minutes later. COMPLETELY different! Still majestic, but a whole new look.

I think this is how our lives should work. We have to take ONE moment, ONE day, ONE year…at a time. Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves. The “thing” will pass and a new HOPE will arise. Sometimes it may be bleak; but TAKE HEART! He has overcome the world. He changes the landscape WITHOUT HE HIMSELF changing. Trust and HOPE in HIM> Amen.