Sunday, October 31, 2010

Day 225 / Happy Halloween!

*Trick-Or-Treating with Ella, Maddie & Gracie :)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day 222

Halloween Parade from Sarah Mejias on Vimeo.

*Pay attention and see Grace sitting on the curb watching the parade :) She's in the purple witches shirt!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day 217

"3 Little Monkey's..." from Sarah Mejias on Vimeo.

*It's been a video kind of week! Hope you enjoy ;-)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Day 216

*Friday Morning 8:13am

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Day 211

*2nd Pumpkin patch of the weekend! We visit this one every year; it's a Mejias October Tradition :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Day 209

*Burke Nursery & Pumpkin Patch today :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Day 207

*Dinner out-(side...that is :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Day 205

Just wanted to post a link to view the pictures from yesterday's festivities and below that is the movie from yesterday :)


Maddie's 4th Birthday

Maddie's 4th Birthday Party from Sarah Mejias on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Day204/ Happy 4th Birthday Maddie

Dearest Madeline Elisabeth,

Today you turned 4 years old and we celebrated you with friends, ponies, cake, face painting, pizza, soccer, and a pinata. It was a blast! Watching you run, laugh and play with your friends made my heart so happy.

When you were born 4 years ago, my life changed. I had anticipated being a mom for so long and there you were. Beautiful! Daddy, Nonnie & I were all there and we had tears of joy when we first saw you. It was amazing.

Now you are a big girl. You want to do everything yourself. You have become such an awesome helper to me and to Gracie. Usually if I ask you for help, you jump to it. You even like to make your bed! It makes you so proud that you run in and ask me to "come see" everytime. Today you got a new Barbie Bicycle and you are already so good at riding it. I hope it's a memory that lasts for a long time.

Mostly, I want you know how loved you are. I think you know this because you are so loving to others. You always want to kiss and hug the people you care about. Even your teachers tell me how sweet you are. I'm so grateful for who you've been, who you are and who you're going to be...It's an awesome journey and I know that God made you just for me.

Love always,

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Day 203

Okay, so it's safe to say that blogging every day is pretty difficult! Even taking 1 picture to share every day has proven hard. But, with this weekends birthday festivities, I'm sure the pictures will abound :) That being said, today I wanted to write-blog to share a feeling I encountered recently...

I had an experience recently where I was with other people, that I know well, but felt totally out of place. I felt like my part in the conversation was forced, that I was trying to be who I think they think I am, and that frankly, it was exhausting. There was the usual chatter about husbands, kids & recipes but I felt like it didn't ring true. Meaning, it's easy to talk about all that other stuff and not talk about how one is feeling about all that stuff. I guess I've sort of moved into a space where I just want to be real with people and I really, really want them to be real with me. I want to know that life can be hard for them, that there kids drive them nuts & that their husbands can be real pains in the would make me feel more "normal."

On the flip side, I have a dear friend with whom I had a very real conversation recently and it made me love her even more. She shared her heart with me; she talked of the tough parts of marriage and it made me feel compassion for her. It made me feel something and because of that, I felt connected. I think that's what this all boils down to; everyone wants to feel connected and that whatever they are going through has been gone through before. Everyone wants to be heard and I know for myself, I want to listen.

I'm learning (slowly) that my time is precious; that I want to spend it with people who really know me, get me and love me right where I am. It's not to say that the first group of people mentioned don't know me, it's just a different version of me-the one where I seem all put together (which I can be) but not all of the time. People who know the real you, have seen you cry, they know things the rest of the world may not know just by looking at you, & they love you anyway.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Day 199

*Top to Bottom: Gianna's Hat (finished today), Reading with Tucker Parts 1 & 2...

Monday, October 4, 2010