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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Time really does fly




After a long day of photo shoots, Christine Meeker ( my boss ) said - "OMG you have to have Mason bring Dallis with a cake so we can take her smash cake pictures!" Smash Cake is the ULTIMATE celebration of turning one years old- in case you didn't know. I thought it was too sweet that Christine still wanted to do this- even though we were both dog tired, so Mason brought her over and we celebrated. I never imagined it would come so fast. Everyone would always say when Dallis was just a newborn... "She is going to be all grown up before you know it!" but to be honest, I did not want to believe them. Sometimes I whisper in Dallis's ear- stop growing so fast! I am proud to see the little girl she is becoming and how she is developing her own personality. But on the other hand, as parents it seems we do not get to cherish the time when their babies- even if we try! Can I get an amen? Okay, let me get a tissue and dry my eyes and take this moment to thank God for my life. I have a beautiful daughter who is just a blessing and a half. She is as healthy as a horse and eats me out of my own home. Praise God for the precious gift he has given me.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Today is the day!

Okay ya'll- it is official. Dallis is now a cruiser. I picked her up from day care and the little munchkin was crawling. It just melted my heart- she is the greatest little gal- God could not have created a more perfect child! Anyways, you can see for yourself! Love you all

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring Break

We have been having so much fun these past few days- lots of video so I decided to combine them all into a short.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Being Daddy

Dallis has been a true bundle of joy and a beautiful addition to Meag and my life. It is amazing to see her grow and watch her learn. My friends and family put it best when they say "she just always looks like she is thinking and figuring things out." She gets that from her mom.

At first, I was petrified by the fact that I was supposed to be a dad. I didn't know if I would rise to the occasion, or see that I wasn't ready to be a "good" father. Anyone can be a father; the "good" part is what often lacks. I knew that everything would change. That Meag and I would definitely need one another even more than we already did. I knew that my little girl would soon copy my actions and would soon learn the same words I knew and occasionally used. I feared the harsh reality of changing diapers and midnight feedings. It was all quickly approaching. I already feared the days that her future significant others would walk into the house, or the days when she would come home crushed by them. The night after she was born it all just hit me. Some of you may be saying... "A little late for that realization Mason!”

I guess through all of this, I have had the chance to realize one important thing. It isn't about being a good dad or knowing all the answers. It is about waking up every day with the goal and purpose of doing all you can to make sure that your child knows she is loved. You will make mistakes in life, and you will make mistakes when raising children. How you react, makes you the type of parent you will be. How you work with your spouse when making decisions turns a couple into a family.

I am a father and I love being one. I am a husband and I love trying to be a better one. I am prepared to make mistakes, but I love the fact that I know my little girl and my wife will smile at me no matter what I do so long as I am there, trying.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Smooth Moves

One of Mason, Dallis and my favorite things to do is dance- so we would like to show you some of our finest moves. We do not show these to just anyone so please consider yourself special! video




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7 months of joy


So today we got home and Dallis was a little fussy. She has had a cough and a runny nose- no fever or anything serious. So as I am trying to get all the bags in the house, the dry cleaning, dinner and feed Halee - I am trying to keep her smiling too- can't stand to see that little girl upset. SO needless to say, I was a little frustrated with the whole evening but all it took was her looking up at me and smiling at me for me to realize everything was going to be OKAY. I took a deep breath and we went along with our evening. I started teaching her some sign language tonight, she just laughed at me like- RIGHT LADY. She will get it pretty quick though, she is a smart cookie. . Much Love to all of you!