Monday, January 26, 2009


I cannot believe that my baby is 2 today!! It has been an amazing 2 years and I couldn't ask for a more loving, sweet, sassy, adorable, gentle, happy, full of life little girl!

Maya is so special to me, she is my angel who was sent here to rescue me. I'll never forget in her baby blessing when it was said that she had a specific errand in coming here to earth as my daughter, to not only be taught and guided by her mother, but also to teach and help her mother in very special ways. In just these first 2 years I have been taught so much from her. I know she was sent just for me. I can just picture her up in heaven saying, send me, I'll go....let this woman be my mother so I can love her and motivate her to come back home....

I thank God every day for her and I truly am grateful to call her my daughter!

It has been such an amazing experience to watch her learn and grow. From sitting up to crawling, to her first words, to walking, then running, and now she babbles on for hours and climbs up on anything! She is turning into quite the little girl with her jewerly, shoes, and playing dress up, yet she loves to grab a ball and dribble and shoot. She loves to go potty and would sit on the toilet for hours if I let her, and most recently (thanks to my family) she has found great joy in calling me "heather" not so much mama anymore, or I am "heather mama" all in one.

I love watching her take in the world, seeing how she experiments and pushes herself to try and do new things. She LOVES to read, sing, and dance. My life is full of soo much joy because of her and I am eternally grateful to be her mom. I am thankful to my Heavenly Father for trusting in me as her mother and for blessing me with the most amazing calling on earth, motherhood!


With love, heather mama.

Maya was born on January 26, 2007, weighing 8 lbs 9 ounces, and 22 1/2 inches long. Here she is 1 day old.

1 week old

1 week old..check out those hands!

Blessing day. 2 months

4 months

5 months

6 months

6 months

8 months

8 months

1 year old!

18 months old

2 years old today!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day

I have enjoyed watching all the broadcasts, reading the newspapers and articles online about today's event, the inauguration of our 44th President, Barack Obama. I have also came across many friends blogs who have posted about this event in history and their words put it so plainly, yet profoundly, and I echo their words. (so if you see any part of this from your blog, thank you...)

Whether you voted for Obama or not, one cannot deny the significance of this day! Although I don't agree with all of his policies and platforms, I do believe he is a good man. I admire his love for his family, and I marvel how his speeches can stir up feelings of unity and pride in a country of such diversity.

I loved his inauguration speech. I loved how he spoke of unity and hope, because that is what I want too.

How can one not be proud to be an American today? How can our hearts not swell with pride when history is in the making?

I spoke to Maya's Granny today and she could hardly get any words out because she was so overcome with emotion. She was raised in Alabama, she remembers walking the streets of Montgomery fearing for her life as a little girl watching whites hose them down.

Monday we celebrated Martin Luther King Day, and then today we witness an African American President be sworn in as our leader. To some they may not understand just how profound this is, but to her, it is a dream come true.

Today, Martin Luther King's words spoken on August 28, 1963 rang true for so many Americans:

"Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.

And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today!

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today!

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together."

This is our hope, and this is the faith....."

I think that all of us in one way or another have either been the target of prejudice, or been exposed to it in some way. Maybe it was a joke you heard, or a off-handed comment by a friend.

It's still here.

But today our country took a huge step. Maya is going to grow up in a world where the color of skin is not a limit in any way. My daughter will know a president that is that same color as she is. I AM SO HAPPY for her!!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Holiday Wrap Up

Better late than never right??!! Here are lots of picks wrapping up our holidays! Enjoy!

Maya in her Christmas dress all ready to go to church.

Hammin it up!

We started out Christmas Eve with dinner and a program at the Hills house. It was a blast!

All the kids

The girls

The boys

The old folks...I mean the wise adults.

After the Hills we went over to Grammy & Grampy's house and opened up our Christmas pajamas! The kids loved that they were matching!

The whole gange

Stocking were hung with lots of love.

Christmas Morning! Maya was in HEAVEN. She loved her princess couch!

Loved her jewerly, princess crown, and her own kitchen cleaning kit! She is always taking the big broom and dustpan and tries to help me clean so I am happy she now has her very own! She is quite the lil' helper!

Auntie got a bike from mom & dad and Maya thought it was hers!

The kitchen is my favorite gifts that Santa brought Maya! This entertains her for HOURS! A mother's dream!

My lil' diva & her jewerly

All ready to go out and play in the snow. She loves it!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Happy New Year!

I wanted to wish all my friends and family a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! I hope this new year finds you all healthy and happy!

I know I'm so behind on posting the rest of Christmas and the end of 2008 and I promise to do that very soon! We've been very busy with recovering from the holidays and getting back to work. Maya has been sick with one thing after another, first a cold, then ear infections, and now pink eye. There is never a dull moment in the life of mama and Maya. =)

Stay tuned for new pics and posts! They will be up very soon!!