Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day Giveaway!!


I've been sewing, sewing, sewing. It looks like Miss Olivia Paige and Miss Claire will be ready this week, and I want to give one of you a free copy of both patterns! Leave a comment telling me about your favorite mama moment (it can be about you or your mother) and don't forget to leave your email address. I will pick one winner for every 20 comments to make the chance of winning higher :) I'll announce a winner on Tuesday morning. Happy Mother's Day friends!! 

100 comments:

Carolina Girl Designs said...

These dresses are adorable!! What an awesome Mother's Day Giveaway!!



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tara said...

I always love it when my little girls fall asleep beside me in bed while I am reading. They are so sweet.

mrsrachel said...

Such pretty dresses! I love being a mama, and one of my favorite times is when my little guy sees me after we've been a part. I love how his sweet face lights up and how hard he hugs me.

Goosegirl said...

I love how if I have been out past bedtime, when I come home and snuggle my sleeping youngest daughter, she snuggles into my neck to sniff my skin. Even though she is asleep, she seems to know I am home and relaxes.

Happy Mother's Day Sam.
I pray that next year, you have ALL your little chicks under your wing.

andreak said...

I will never forget when my mom came to see me after my first little girl was born and she had to leave early because my sister was also pregnant and ready to deliver. I just remember her looking at her first granddaughter and then at me and tears slowly running down her cheeks from both sadness and joy. It just touched my heart to know how much she loved me and that new sweet girl!

Christine said...

I think one of my favorite moments was when my daughter was born and I held her for the first time.
coveredbydesign at hotmail.com

ShirleyC said...

Great giveaway! Love the dresses.
I remember when my son was born, and my DD was 3. At that time, they wouldn't let kids come up to the maternity floor in the hospital. I went down to the end of the hall, and my DH held her up so she could see me in the window. I cried and cried, but at least she knew where her mommy was.

kathleen said...

Happy Mother's Day! I need your new patterns! I should have already bought them, and am planning to for sure...but here's hoping for a win! And just recently I was going out to eat for a mom's night out and my 10yo girl gave me her precious books-a-million gift card (still hasn't used it up, and got it in Feb). She said I could use it to get some coffee from Joe Mugs! It was so generous of her and I couldn't stop smiling. Of course she specified I only get a small size!!

Trina said...

Right now is a great momma moment. I've got a brand new baby boy in my arms. My husband is sitting next to me snuggling our two little girls. If I think about it too much I'll start to cry.

Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful pattern.

Lauren Christine said...

I love it when my daughter snuggles her little head against me during the day. So sweet.

mrsmiles07 at gmail dot com

Meghann said...

Having four children means I have a lot of favorite parenting moments. From teaching kids to ride bikes, to my autistic son *finally* getting into a swimming pool, to watching my oldest playing with my youngest and her giggling like crazy at her big brother.

One that sticks out right now is when I brought my oldest into the NICU to see our youngest for the first time. His amazement looking in the incubator and saying "Oh, she's so tiny!" and tentatively reaching in to touch her hand is a great memory for me.

Cajunrose said...

My favorite mommy moments is when my daughter does something completely unselfish and sweet. It makes me proud to be her mommy.

Great giveaway! Happy Mother's Day!

cajunrose@raeleesplace.com

Marinewife1023 said...

When my baby girl looked at me the first time and said "i Love you Mommy!" My heart melted right then and there!!!!

marinewife1023(at)gmail(dot)com

Debbie B said...

My favorite mama moment was a year ago this May 17th - my daughter gave birth to our first grandbaby. Life hasn't been the same since! She spent the night with us last night & most of the day today. I'm tired but enjoyed chasing her around the house.

Myra said...

You know, these 4 can be so crazy, then all of a sudden, they will tell me something like, Thanks for dinner, it was yummy. The little one can run from across the room at breakneck speed and throw her arms around me and say Mohmay so gleefully. Makes the craziness a little bit better :)
myrayeretsky@sbcglobal.net

Christi (Saucier) Clark said...

With my mom, I remember going garage saleing in Mountain Brook one weekend. We kept getting lost and coming back to this street called Bethune. Mom and I still joke about Bethune anytime we mention garage saleing. We also had a couple of times when we'd be up in the middle of the night unable to sleep. We always wound up at Walmart at 2 am. We got a lot of really great shopping in and made some great memories.

I think the moment that made me as a Mommy was that first moment I held Sarah. It was so precious to hold her in my arms I didn't want to have to let her go to the nurse for cleaning up. I was afraid I wouldn't get her back. :) Now she is 3 and I can't believe how fast she has grown. Caleb should be here within the next few weeks (due 6/7) and I am sure I will feel that all over again. I love being a mom!

Grace said...

My favorite mama moment is also my most embarrassing moment when my 2 year old son decided to moon the church congregation on Easter Sunday. :-)

Happy Mother's Day!

Mama Lusco said...

I love when my kids come in to snuggle us in the mornings. They are so sweet first thing in the morning! Thanks for the giveaway. Hope you have a wonderful day and that next year all your kids will be with you :)

noolygirl said...

g! I love it when my daughter falls asleep on my shoulder. I get a chance for a cuddle because she already runs away (she's 2). I get to smell her and love her and listen to her even breathing...

Renata said...

These dresses are beautiful.
I've been thinking back to my first mothers day - 7 years ago. I remember I was given a rocking chair & how I loved rocking with my precious little boy (& then later his siblings).
I hope you have a very Happy Mothers Day with your gorgous family!
Renata:)

renataatsunnyside@gmail.com

angela said...

My favorite mommy moments ARE every day and every single minute I get to spend with my two little angels. Just precious. every. single. moment.

kris said...

lovely dresses! it's so hard to pick just one mama moment, but lately it's been when my sweet little 3.5 year old girl asks me to snuggle her up in bed, sighs deeply saying, "mama, you're my best friend and i love you," then falls asleep with her sweet little hand on my face.

Jennifer said...

I have so many wonderful Momma moments with my crazy kids, but the best are when my oldest tells me when she grows up, she wants to be a Momma like me =)

Love the dresses!

jifeeyore@yahoo.com

Jan said...

Raising 6 children leaves plenty of precious memories. With each baby, I purposed to capture a special moment and keep it forever. Most of those moments happened late at night, in the quiet, when it was just me and that babe. That first baby is 30 now and expecting her 4th child, but in my mind I can still see and feel that precious, chubby, cuddly infant, nestled in my neck, as I passed the mirror to put her down for the night. That's my special mama moment today. I love sewing your dresses for my grand-darlings.
Jan

Kathryn said...

What a great giveaway! I'm going to enter for the daughter we will hopefully conceive soon (God, I'm talking to you!!!). I have had lots of great moments over the last almost 4 years, but I think the best are the first times I held each of my boys. Knowing that they were out, breathing, and healthy was amazing after two deliveries that got hairy at the end.

Blessings on you this Mother's Day, and I hope you are snuggling all six of your babies soon.

Posie Patchwork said...

Lovely giveaway Samantha, how generous!! Look at your growing girls!!
I have to say the favourite mother moments are deeper & more apprecaited as my 4 get older. I'm finding my eldest, 11, has her moments of moodiness but it's when we're out alone together or just at home, when she holds my hand & just says a completely unexpected "i love you" or asks me something meaningful & really wants my advice. I can assure you, life just gets better & better, love Posie

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh & a big Happy Mother's Day to you too sweet lady, love Posie

gina said...

Samantha,

Your dresses are just as gorgeous as your daughters are! Thanks for doing this giveaway.

It's hard for me to pick just one Mom moment, because honestly I grew up with the best mom ever. No really I did. She was a true example of what every Mom should be. She loved us, cared for us, and most importantly pointed us to Christ leading by example. She was always there for me, and even now at 71, she still is. I could call her right now and say I need her, and she would be here in a flash, and be praying. Thanks Mom! I love you!

Hugs,
Gina

Leslie said...

How does a mama, who has been blessed with 4 of God's precious children, choose just one special memory? I'll just have to say that my best mommy moment was the day I realized that God had created these beautiful children, and even though I'm full of faults and mistakes, He trusted me with their care. It was a very humbling and awe inspiring moment.

leslietrontvet@yahoo.com

Gayle said...

My favourite day was at my eldest daughter's wedding. My four children all grown up and so happy.
Sam, enjoy every moment of your beautiful family they grow so quickly. Love your dresses. You are amazing.

Amber said...

A special mothers day...My son, a fussy eater, ate peas for the first time tonight at dinner. He had about 4 helpings to my surprise and topped off my day with.."I just love peas Mummy".

Leah (mummy made it) said...

Loving them. Every moment. Especially today.

Domilee said...

Everyday to me is special with my children. You never know what is around the corner.

One that stands out the most happened just yesterday though. My 25 month old son came running into me saying "I lub you mummy" this is the first time he has said it so it brought tears to my eyes. For the rest of my life I will never forget that moment.

Sarah said...

I am crazy about these patterns, and love to see your sewing! It first hit me that I was "mama" when my oldest was a toddler and got sick all over the floor. I thought, "OOOOh, someone had better clean that up!"....and then realized that it was up to me!!

natalie @ our old southern house said...

i love this!
favorite mama moment: gosh, so many. i guess it was the first 8 weeks when we co-slept before transitioned into her crib. i loved waking up with her next to me sleeping.

thecraftyquilter said...

What cute dresses for two beautiful girls! One of my favorite moments was between me and my now 10 y.o. He was a child who started to talk early but the one thing I couldn't get out of him was "I love you." One morning when he was 22 months old he woke me to ask for breakfast. I leaned down and gave him a kiss on the cheek and said, "I love you, Jack." And he said, "Love YOU, Mama."

J said...

I have decided to get back to sewing and started to look at the blogs for inspiration. I love the children's clothes. I have lots of fabric that I look at and want to work with. First step will be cleaning and lubricating the machine.
Your children with their rubber boots remind me of my daughter wore her pink boots all the time (when it was not a fashionable statement).

haller27044 said...

What a great giveaway! I would love these patterns for my 5 year old!
My favorite memory with my Mom is when she would let my brother and I play beauty shop with her mega curly hair! My daughter inherited my Mom's curly hair. We continue to play beauty shop, but now with my daughter.

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LadySnow said...

I love the dresses! :-)

Kelly Stockstill said...

Hmmmm... so hard to choose just one. I love it when we all curl up on the couch together and snuggle. I could do that all day, but it's pretty rare. The little balls of energy never seem to take a rest for more than a minute of two!
thatkellygirl@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

I love those moments when my children are calm and sleepy and pile into my lap with a book and blanket. We read and then cuddle and snuggle.

Cherishing My Days said...

I am pregnant with our 7th baby, so life is many times a blur. Homeschooling, changing diapers, kissing boo-boos, playing referee, trying to keep a houe together--it can all make a day go by too quickly. So some of my favorite times are when we are laying in bed with 2 or 3 children there with us that have piled in bed overnight. Although we'd love to have some room to actually sleep, there is such a calm in watching them sleep in such peace next to mom and dad.
Thanks for your generous offer. I hope you have your own awesome, blessed Mother's Day!

Derryth said...

Gorgeous dresses!
One of my favourite moments is going in to my daughters room to check on her before we go to sleep. To see her lying there fast asleep, perfect and so at peace, this gives me such joy to know that she is all mine, and I am a mom. Such a WOW moment every time!! God is so good!!

Jennifer Walters said...

I love your patterns and your blog. My favorite memory of Mother's Day was when I was old enough to realize that I had two mamas. You see, my paternal grandmother adopted me and I had my mama that gave me life. As a child, you don't realize the many blessings you have from your mama's, but now that I am an adult I can see why I had two mamas. My grandmother mama was there to bring me up, and my birth mom is in my life now to guide me as an adult. This is why Mother's Day is so special to me.

Christie said...

I am a stay at home mom so I have so many blessed Mommy moments, but this morning I was showered with all kids of hand picked flowers and handmade cards. Being a mother is truly a blessed thing.

stiejones@mchsi.com

Linda B said...

I have two beautiful children, after three difficult pregnancies. I was so nervous when the ob-gyn told me I had to have a c-section - I have a deep fear of surgery. Nothing describes the joy I felt when the nurse handed me my beautiful baby girl in the beautiful nightdress I brought for her to wear. And what was the first thing I did? I threw up all over her! I know it's gross, but it's my funniest story as a mom. Happy Mother's Day, Sam! You inspire me!

Angie said...

It warms my heart to see my children make right choices. It makes me feel like I am doing my job well.

sheeleyfamily@rocketmail.com

Stephanie said...

My husband gets up with the kids in the morning. I love it when the kids come running to hug me when i get up and my son nearly knocks me over.

indywriter said...

My favorite mom moment is anytime my kids choose to be with me. Any seat in the room is available, but they choose my lap. They can be anywhere in the house, but they choose to be right next to me. They could be doing anything, but they choose to do what I'm doing. They try to take up my hobbies. "Hey Mom, watch this!" How blessed I feel whenever they choose me and ask for more of my attention, time, and love.

DangitAnge said...

One of my favorite memories w/my Mom was the day we went to try on my wedding dress. In the dressing room, she tried to hook my strapless bra for me and wound up yanking me into her lap which almost upset the chair. We laughed SO hard and created quite a ruckus!

Today marks 15 years since the last time I talked to her. She was doped up on pain meds as she died from cancer and died the Wednesday after Mother's Day. Gosh, I miss her.

Nichole said...

I love the Mother's Day scavenger hunts my girls send me on to find my handmade gifts :)

Barbara said...

The dresses are just adorable! As a grandmother to three girls my favorite memories are when they would spend the night and we would pile up in the bed all together or when one of them would hug me around the neck and say "I love you Mimi".

cszvetitz said...

My mom passed away when I was 18 years old, I am now 36 years old. My favorite memories of my mom was watching her sew in her sewing room, she made all of her clothes, most of my dads and mine. I just recently started sewing now that I have two little girls. It brings me so much joy and it reminds me of my mom! Yesterday I acquired her old sewing machine and serger that my dad had stowed away. I am super excited to get it to my house and start sewing on my mom's machine! What a Mother's day gift to me!

Desiree' said...

The moment my babies were each placed in my arms, be it in the hospital or across the miles in China. That first look, and the hug, oh my!!

Chloe said...

My best Mother's Day moment might just have to be today. My daughter just surprised me with the synopsis of a book that she is writing for me- a novel, a real, live, honest-to-goodness novel that she is writing. Money is low this year, so, instead of buying a gift, she surprised me with this. I couldn't believe it!

dailythread said...

Beautiful dresses! I love my mama moments. My daughter has all week been telling me how excited she was about "Muvver's Day". I love the sweet way they love their mamas when they're still little like that. :)

(rachel) said...

Happy Mother's Day! My favorite moment to date was watching my oldest daughter give her newly born sister a kiss.

MaryAnne said...

What a fabulous giveaway! A recent favorite mother moment was seeing all three of my kids asleep in one bed. Probably the best all-time moment was holding my first child for the very first time!

thriftycraftmama at gmail dot com

Attilio said...

I love it when my 4yr son says"oh how beautiful mama" when i put on a new top, do my hair, do something in the house etc etc
bpbajona(at)maltanet(dot)net

Molly said...

Beautiful! I LOVE the look on Maddie's face...like she just adores her big sister, Molly! Happy Mother's Day!

KarenH said...

Happy Mother's Day Samantha!

Favorite mommy moment, I guess those would be the many many hours spent nursing. :)

KBriggs said...

i got my first Mother's day card from my 3 year old and it said: "i love you mom because, WE SAW EGGs, AND THEY HATCHED AND I BROKE ONE".
that was my favorite mommy moment in a long time, i got teary eyes.

Stacy said...

Oh, this is so hard! I have MANY favorite mommy moments. Starting from the beginning, it has to be holding them right after they are born. How exhilarating that feeling is! I love it when I go to buy some new clothes and my little ones exclain, "Oh Mommy, you look so beautiful in that!" and then I hear the chuckles from the other dressing rooms :-) I love to snuggle in bed with my babes and read to them. They love to hear great books just as much as I do. Thanks for having us stop and think about all the good parts of mothering this mother's day! This has to be the hardest, but most rewarding job that I have ever done. The dresses are absolutely beautiful and I would love to win a pattern to sew up one for my little princess. She lives in dresses :-) Happy Mother's Day to you, too!

linda said...

My favorite Mama Moment was the first time I saw my grand daughter's beautiful face!

Debbie said...

Sam, I can't some up with one special moment. The most recent one was today...my dd woke up and said. "I'm so incited that today is #9...it's Mother's Day! We get flowers and chocolate at church." I guess I shared last years gifts. I don't remember, but she does.
Motherhood is never dull and always full of love even on the hard days.

Jody said...

My daughter made me a card today that said "you are the best mom I ever had" It made me laugh.

Your dresses are so beautiful!

jjrenn at sbcglobal dot net

Amy said...

My favorite mom moment is my mother telling me my birth story in the middle of the night on a cross-country Greyhound trip. She is amazing!
P.S. I love your dresses! I get compliments on all the Miss Madelines I make for my toddler!
Amy
ajh15@hotmail.com

Haws Family said...

I think that my proudest mama moment is when my four little girls walk in to church with their little arms folded, wearing matching homemade dresses. My heart almost bursts with pride and joy as a lead my little entourage into chapel.

Lauren said...

There are so many, we dealt with infirtility issues for a long time so finding out that we were finally pregnant is one of my happiest mama moments. Hearing my husband announce it at the top of his lungs at work after the doctor had confirmed it is one of my favorites too!

The Zoo Keeper-ette said...

So simple, but having little arms wrap around my neck and hearing, "I love you the most!"

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Chas said...

I would REALLY, REALLY like to win this! Thank you and Happy Mother's Day! <3 :)

6blessings said...

Love the new patterns! Mama moments...there have been so many! Loved this morning when my 10 yo son brought me breakfast in bed-[pancakes that he made)!

sandrahd said...

hIt may seem odd, but my favorite mama moments are those little ones. My favorite recently was when my 2-year-old looked up at me and said, "Mama, you're my hero." I have no idea where she even heard that phrase, but it touched me to my core!

I love your dresses.
debarys@yahoo.com

Tricia said...

This weekend has been full of favorite Mama Moments.

My oldest lost her first 2 teeth (She is so excited) and my youngest started to smile for the first time. Life is good!

Kimberly said...

Wow, I have many favorite Momma moments- I'd have to say the overall favorite moments was, after that final push, meeting each of the children for the first time- and learning their personalities as they are growing.

Berry said...

ALL of my moments are Mama moments. But I guess the one that stands out the most is this one: I had my daughter, (2 years old today) 2 days before Mothers Day, 2008. When I called my mother shortly after delivering, I told her, "Happy Mother's Day. I gave you a granddaughter!"
;) So it was a great day to be a mama, as well as a daughter.

Tara said...

My Mom talks to me or sees me and my three children each day. She offers me words of encouragement and I overhear her tell her friends about how great of a Mom I am. But, she fails to mention that I am who I am as a Mom because of her. This year as I reflected on my own experience as a mother, I was reminded to affirm her and celebrate not only the woman she is in Christ, but the woman and mother she is to me. Because I see her every day, I forget that. It in many ways seems a shame to tag only one day of the year of Mother's Day. I know I will strive to celebrate it each day!

Tara
tttara777@gmail.com

Deborah said...

It has to be when they look you in the eye and, with such sincerity say, 'I love you mamma'. My heart is theirs!!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for another giveaway! You are so great! I love your new patterns - so fresh and versatile. Your girls are just adorable too! My favorite thing about being a momma is the day to day life. I am so happy to be their mommy and I am always reminding myself they are only young for a short time. I try to say "yes" to all those questions of "can we do this" - even if my house is a mess! It is so rewarding to see a smile on my kiddos face when we do something so much fun!
eftragesser@yahoo.com

cjoy said...

You are a generous blogger and a lovely lady, Samantha...I appreciated your comment recently so very much.

How do you pick a favorite mama moment....let's see...

I suppose a very recent favorite moment was when we told our 3 kids that we're expecting a 4th - the ecstacy ran high and the joy was overflowing. The sweetest part of all was that it is a true gift from God - we desparately wanted this baby but had not felt it was the right 'time' and did not know if that time would ever come. Obviously, the Lord thought differently, and I am so grateful.

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Emily V. said...

I love cuddling my girls right after their bath time!! They are so soft and smell so good!

Happy Mother's Day!

lifessmalltreasures said...

I love that my children at just random times during the day will say "Mom, I love you" or when I look at them in church they give me kissy lips :~P.

I feel truly loved by my children
~Amy

lifessmalltreasures@yahoo.com

Mama Sewing said...

I can't forget when my oldest son used to climb into bed with me in the mornings when he was little, pat my head and tell me that I had beautiful hair!

Jess said...

Beautiful dress!

When I was little my mother always hung clothes out to dry (weather permitting). At a very young age I started helping her. Back then they didn't have the hangers that went on you clothes line to hold the pins. So mom had an old bucket that ice cream came in once that she used. I would hold that bucket for her and hand her the pins. We would talk about everthing and she taught me how to hang up clothes. Now I hang my laundry out and every time I do I think of those moments with my mom.

My own special moment has to be at the end of everyday. I tuck my little ones in and read and sing to them, we say our prays and then they hug me, real big around the neck, kiss me and we say goodnight and I love you. No matter what happens in the day, it is this moment when they are just my little man or girl and nothing else matters.

jyoung24@localnet.com

Sarah said...

Those dresses are so cute! So girly! One of my favorite mother moments is when one of my girls (I have 4!) wants to watch me sew and then tells me I am so talented.

Alisa said...

I don't know if I can pin down only ONE favourite Mama moment but I remember the first time my oldest daughter was sitting in church with me and we were singing a song that she knew and she was belting it out. We were singing together in church! It was so beautiful.

stacey said...

Things have been less then easy around our home for the past few years, it's getting better now, but I'm having a hard time adjusting and enjoying the goodness and blessings I'm beign given. Last week I was crying about something silly.
My four year old son, popped out of his bedroom, stepped infront of me as I was walking thru the hall and said "It's okay Mama, I know how you feel. Sometimes I feel sad too. But it's okay because I love you." Oh my heart, I couldn't help but smile and cry some more.
It's so good to be loved by my loves.

Sara said...

My favorite mommy moments are when I catch my kids being kind & looking out for each other. There's nothing sweeter than big brother kissing his little sister's ouchy & fixing her up with a bandaid, or when the little ones run up to the older ones with a big hug. It is encouragement that someday they will be loving mommies & daddies themselves. Thanks Sam! Sara. leomurry@embarqmail.com

Cathy said...

I loved when my boys were younger, and we built snuggle time into our mornings by setting our clocks an extra 10 minutes early (they are now "to big" for snuggle time at 7 & 9). Right now, I love, love, love when my 20 month old little girl comes to me and says "I Lulu, tiss peas" Which translates to "I Love You, kiss please."

Thanks for the giveaway!

April said...

I think I have a new favorite moment every day, but my current favorite is writing down the stories my 3yo ds tells me. He draws the pictures while telling me the story. What a blast!

woodfamily at wildblue.net

4throse said...

Beautiful work, Samantha. I love that my two year old Momma's girl daughter runs up to me squeaking "maaamaaaaa!" when she sees me, even if I've only been in the next room for a few minutes.

Erin said...

My favorite mama moment happens every time I go out with my mom and sisters. We always have such a great time together just shopping or playing games.

chelle said...

I now cherish so many of the moments I remember of both my children now that they both are parents themselves, but I can't help remember mostly the times with my daughter watching her give birth to both her daughters it was and is truly a gift from God.

Nicole said...

I just love it so much now that my 18 month old will say love you...it just melts your heart!

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Rebecca said...

I'm loving the stage my little guy is right now - small enough to nurse and snuggle with me, but big enough to have a full-out tickling and giggling session with.

organicmommy said...

My favorite mama moment was when my daughter told me that I was so beautiful in my wedding dress and that she hopes she can look that pretty when she gets married, but that she is going to live with us forever and she is not having babies.

Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

My favorite mama moment is the first few minutes after a new baby is born. I love seeing what they look like after 9 months of anticipation
a_heart4home at yahoo

Julianne said...

I love when I arrive home from work (I only work 2 hrs a day but it is the same every day regardless!) to the sounds of "Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!" and from my little one who is 7 1/2 months, "momomomom"...followed by squeals and jumping in her jumperoo. :) Your dresses are beautiful!

Meridith said...

My favorite mommy memories are small ones. They love each other so much and are a blessing to us and eachbother. I looked out the back window yesterday to see them sitting on a towel under a tree giggling and talking like best friends. I hope they will continue that way always!