Tuesday, September 6, 2016


This past weekend we celebrated our sweet girl turning two! My how the years have flown by, serving as a great reminder to cherish these sweet days.

Seeing as her birthday will ever be surrounded by a national holiday, we wanted to keep the party low-key. The hubs requested the opportunity to grill out so a pink gingham cookout was born. Props to our families for helping out tremendously and for everyone who help celebrate our little love. I will recap the entire party in a later post because what momma doesn't want more party planning tips to add to their Pinterest board :). 

On Sunday, we celebrated with a low-key day filled with presents, ice cream, the park and Mexican food. We also celebrated flipping the car seat in hopes to avoid car meltdowns from here on out. 

Reflecting on the past two years, they have been a world-wind. Mary Tilman is truly one of a kind. She is sweet, independent, funny and smart. She talks her own language and loves in her own way. She is adores "her people" and brings us so much joy. Don't get me wrong, she doesn't call herself Princess for no reason but as irritating as the diva-ness is, it is refreshing to know she will be able to stand on her own. She will make her own dreams and her own decisions but knowing I am raising her to make those right choices gives me peace. Being a two-nager is exhausting as there is rarely a "down" moment but she is always learning, always doing. Mary Tilman - you are so loved and make me so proud to be your mommy.

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