August 27, 2013

what they don't tell you...

our baby girl is one month today. it's amazing how perfectly she fits in our arms, our hearts and our life. we love her so much and are so grateful that God has entrusted us to be her pops and tootie.

why did no one ever tell me how great motherhood is and the joy that children bring to your life?

matt and i wanted to travel before having kids, but what i didn't know is that i would much rather travel with them. even though we won't be trekking through europe anytime soon, i'm still excited to take them camping, or to a rangers game, tubing down the guadelupe, seeing the ocean for the first time, snowboarding or seeing their eyes light up the first time they see time square at night....and further down the road, going on cruises, drinking our way through wine country and eating our way through france and italy.

8:30 on a friday night--no where else we'd rather be.

saturday morning snuggles and cartoons.

dining alfresco.

dancing in the park with this fine young gentleman.

i've said in the past that i had no idea what i wanted to be when i grew up or what purpose my life had, but once i became a mom it all made sense. i want to share life with them. i want to explore and rediscover life through their eyes.  i want a simpler life. i want to slow down and take it all in. i want my love to be a verb, an action. i want to collect memories instead of things. i don't want to have a career to have more money, a bigger home or a nicer car. i want to spend my days loving on my children like no one else can.

i feel like it was a big secret about how great being a parent i'm hear to tell you, if you have the opportunity to be a mom, you will not regret it and it will surpass your greatest expectations~or your money back guaranteed :)

i'm making sure my children know how thankful i am to be their mama--no secrets here.

hugs and kisses~m and s


  1. Sing it sistah!! Everyone kept trying to 'warn' me about how tough parenthood is and how 'my life would never be the same' without also pointing out the amazing aspects of parenting.

  2. 100% totally agree. My main purpose on earth is to be a mom to these two little boys. It is the most rewarding thing I could ever do.

  3. Absolutely beautiful. Love is a verb. I love everything about this post.

  4. Absolutely beautiful. Love is a verb. I love everything about this post.

  5. Adorable! You seem like you have the sweetest family. Motherhood looks like the best feeling ( although I know it is also very hard). I can't wait for that day!

    -Alecia with

  6. You make motherhood sound wonderful! Love your passion! It is so easily felt your your words! Hoping I can join the club soon.

  7. i love everything about this shayna. so proud of you and the wonderful wonderful mom you are. seriously, you put my feelings into the most perfect words. love you!