Monday, August 26, 2013

Class of 2026

At some point we blinked and Sophia started kindergarten. How did this happen?!

Dearest Sophia,

What an incredible journey you have just started. We know it might be a little scary in the beginning, but we also know you will do great.

The journey will be long and winding. There will be times you will feel defeated. But there will be a multitude of times you will feel success. Just remember, it is all a part of living and learning. 

Daddy and I will always be here for you. We promise to help you grow into a strong, confident, and intelligent young lady. In return, all we ask is for you to always try your best. Mommy had that same deal with Grandpa. As long as she tried her best, nothing else mattered. So remember, your best will ALWAYS be good enough for us. 

We are so proud of you and we can't wait to see you through the next chapters of your life. 

Mommy and Daddy

Monday, August 19, 2013

August Mid Cap

We did a little family getaway, (the first of the summer), down South (Newport Beach). David is super busy during the summer so it was a nice treat to spend a few days with having him all to ourselves!
A little pit-stop:

 A ferry ride to check out Balboa Island:

Beach fun at Crystal Cove:

I am a lucky gal to have these 3 in my life!

Vacationing with kids is getting easier every year.

Back in SB, we celebrated this little lady at a family birthday favorite:
Beachside Cafe
That sundae feeds at least four! It is huge and decadent.
They pre scoop McConnell's vanilla ice cream into the goblet and let it freeze.
This way the hot fudge doesn't melt your ice cream right away.
It's perfect!
 Can't believe she is 6!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Happy 6th Birthday Sophia Grace!

On August 9, 2007, our lives changed forever. You have brought Daddy and me more joy and love than we could have ever imagined. It was impossible to think we could be happier until you came along. Our priorities changed in so many ways, but we do not regret one single bit of it. Our hearts are complete.

You are a beautiful girl, inside and out. Your kind heart and genuine concern for others are just a couple, amongst the million, wonderful things about you. 

We love you!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Then and Now

My heart skips a few beats when I compare these pictures . . .

Newport Beach - September 2007 (Sophia Grace, 6 weeks old)

Newport Beach - August 2013 (Sophia Grace, almost 6 years old)