"For all of us, becoming indigenous to a place means living as if your children's future mattered, to take care of the land as if our lives, both material and spiritual, depended on it." - Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass
Yesterday as a family we had a little pizza party lunch at Flippin Pizza Restaurant in Murrieta, CA. The food was really good and the ambiance had a very cool vibe to it. Ronan is a big fan of pizza, he loves picking off the pepperoni and eating it.
His face shows of all the slices he devoured. 😁🍕
Roaming the hallway of art.
Cheesing it up with Daddy.
My sweet son giving me kisses. 😍
Last week Ronan finally fit this adorable 24 month Mr. Rogers onesie he got as a Christmas gift 2 years ago. I was so glad because I loved the show, and I was happy that I didn't let him grow out of it before wearing it at least once. Ronan is the only grandchild on his dad's side (for now), meaning he's super loved and totally spoiled when it comes to gifts. Trust me, I'm not complaining, I'm really grateful. But I'm guilty of forgetting about new clothes until they barely fit or he doesn't fit them at all. So I've made it a goal to be more conscious of what he has and to use it. Wish me luck 😁
You're My Star
Shinning Brightly In My Heart
Come What May
Through the Storms
You Will Keep Me Safe and Warm!"
Two years ago,
today, I became a Mother to this beautiful boy!
I remember feeling scared as they rushed me in for an emergency C-Section because the baby was showing signs of distress every time I had a contraction and even though my C-Section was scheduled for later in the morning, when my water broke the doctors decided to get things going sooner than anticipated. I was scared, as I'd never had a major surgery. But when they placed this boy on my chest, a rush of pure love and warmth spread over me like the light from the sunrise spreads across the sky. I felt a peace that has forever changed me for the better.
Happy Birthday Ronan!
Lucky ME that I get to be your Mother!
"Lucky Me" was written and sung by my nephew, Curtis Casey.
The Lyrics are so beautiful and perfectly describe how I feel about Ronan.
My Sister and I are currently on a Road Trip with our eldest sons. Ronan and I flew to Texas and Erana and her son, Lione drove there. Now the four of us are driving home to California with a few stops in New Mexico and Arizona. We are having lots of fun and should be home by the end of the week.
"There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish"
- Michelle Obama
"Women are the real architects of society."
Happy International Women's Day!
TO all of the Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Aunties, Nieces, Grandmothers, and Friends...you are beautiful in every way. Your calling of womanhood is divine and essential to life. Always remember that you are of infinite worth and have a great capacity for goodness.
Sometimes you just have to drop everything you're doing and play or give cuddles in a messy house.
Your kid won't remember growing up in a clean home, but he will remember the way you made him feel.
I love that Ronan will now say "CHEESE" and make the biggest smiles for the camera any time the phone light comes on.
"A Smile is the prettiest thing you can wear!"
"Laughter is timeless
Imagination has no age
Dreams are forever"
"The Second Star to the right,
Shines in the night for you,
To tell you that
the dreams you have,
Really can come true!"
"A boy's best friend is his MOTHER!"
March 20, 2015, was the day I became Ronan's mom.
I feel so blessed for the opportunity to be his mom.
I always wanted children and I'm so glad that this rowdy, stubborn, kind-hearted boy was the one to teach me truly what it means to be a mother.
From the first time I held him there was something different that I'd never felt before -
my capacity to love just got deeper.
You create a lot of things in your life, but when you create an actual life, it is life-changing.
"If you want to CHANGE the WORLD, go home and LOVE your FAMILY!"