Thursday, April 26, 2012

My Heart

Last night, Deanna met me and the girls at a random field in Plano for a photo session.  Our first as our little family of three.  We brought bubbles, hula hoops, costumes, and even Maggie's ballet recital outfit.  Katie was a bit jealous at the pretty "rina dress" and insisted she try it too.  The result?  Photography perfection. 

These girls are my everything.  My world and my heart.  To have them captured by Deanna's camera like this?  Couldn't be more thankful.  I keep staring at the photos and even texted a friend "I made them."  I have tears staring at my beautiful babies. 

Thank you so much, De!!  Anyone who is local and looking for portraits of their family this spring needs to check out

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Healing Power of Music

I've written before that I've found a connection to music more since my separation/divorce/singlemommyhood/dating times than ever before in my life.  I've appreciated lyrics and found solace in words.  I've connected with pain, hope, healing, and happiness more through songs.  Sometimes, I lie in bed and listen to songs in the dark.  I've wiped my tears while hitting replay on the same song for the third time.  I've cranked up a song to cheer me up and jump around the room a bit. 

So, while this is not a full list by any means, I thought I would give you an idea of some of the songs I've turned to for various reasons.  Please feel free to comment and give me more!

When there is still hope of a reconciliation and hope to repair--Call and Answer by Barenaked Ladies

When the heart is newly broken and heartache is everything--Break Even by The Script

When the idea of the person you love possibly being with someone else hurts more than imaginable--White Blank Page by Mumford & Sons

When you just plain hurt--Everybody Hurts by REM

When you hurt but you need to remember it will get better--Better in Time by Leona Lewis

When you want the other (and yourself!) to know you'll be just fine on your own--Rolling in the Deep by Adele

When it's time to let the other person go and move on--Starting Now by Ingrid Michaelson

When the idea of love seems wrong and something you want to avoid to protect yourself--Bruised by Ben Folds

When its just time to dance and feel good--Rock and Roll by Eric Hutchinson

When you need to remember it always gets better in life--Keep Your Head Up by Andy Grammer

When you are cautiously approaching new love--Glass by Thompson Square

When you're feeling good about how far you've come and becoming independent and confident--Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine

When you're feeling optimistic about love and the future--Question by the Old 97s

When you know you've got something really great in new love--Follow Through by Gavin Degraw

When it's time to admit you're so far gone in love and want this person forever--Fine by Me by Andy Grammer

When you're happy, lucky in love and the second chance at happiness--The Luckiest by Ben Folds (our song)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Dynamic Duo of Chaos

With my roommate Grace after we ran out of gas this morning, earning us the nickname of "Dynamic Duo of Chaos" from Boyfriend

Tuesday, April 10, 2012