Monday, February 25, 2013

He knows my name.

I have a Maker
He formed my heart
Before even time began
My life was in his hands

I have a Father
He calls me His own
He'll never leave me
No matter where I go

He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And He hears me when I call

Our little love has a name. We are excited to announce that...

Ivy Glenn Owen 

will be joining our family in July. 

To our dearest, little Ivy love, 
We love you so much already. Just the thought of you joining our family makes me smile. You are a symbol of God's faithfulness to your Daddy and me. Your big sister Scarlett -- she is elated to have you in her life! Our prayer for you is that you would grow strong and be equipped for this world both physically and spiritually. May you walk with the Lord Jesus every day of your precious life. We cannot wait to hold you and talk to you and just enjoy your sweet presence. We have prayed for just the right name for you. You share your mommy, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother's middle name. That is pretty special. You are already very special to us and we look so forward to getting to know you.
See you very soon. 
Mommy & Daddy

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Disney World -- Day 1

For some Friday fun, Scarlett and I made a big Mickey Mouse Rice Krispie Treat. And that reminded me... I have to start my Disney posts! 

We traveled to Walt Disney World where we met my parents for an absolutely delightful 3 full days. It was Scarlett's very first trip to Disney and so, in the words of my darling friend KT, it was all seen through the eyes of a child! Speaking of KT... my BFF and Disney goo-roo... Her planning skills and Disney knowledge really made our trip! If you're planning a trip to Disney soon, contact KT. I cannot think of anything she enjoys more than planning a trip to Disney. 

Since pictures say a thousand words and I have about a thousand pictures to post, I will let the pictures tell the story of our simply magical trip. (For real, the amount of pictures may seem a little excessive... however, I hope to cherish these memories for a LIFEtime!)

We started out DAY 1 in (where else?!) Disney's MAGIC KINGDOM....

It was a gorgeous, sunny morning as we walked to the bus stop...

The excitement begins...

We had early breakfast reservations so we got to enter the park early... It was lovely. Here are some pics from Scarlett's first look at Cinderella's castle! 

A nostalgic fire engine headed down Main Street USA. 

It was so nice to just take our time walking down Main Street and seeing all the sights. 

A little closer :)

my precious parents....  Best. traveling. buddies. EVER.

We had breakfast inside Cinderella's Castle at Cinderella's Royal Table...

Scarlett loved meeting all of the princesses... 


Aurora (aka Sleeping Beauty)

Snow White



Scarlett and her prince... :)

After our tummies were full and we had had our fill of royal-ness, it was time to hit the rides! 

Scarlett and Boo LIVED IT UP on the carousel.... (and, clearly, I took tons of pics)

We had a little wardrobe change mid-day.... I have to give a big shout out to my other BFF, Beth, and her mama who make the most darling kids clothes. They made this sweet ensemble for Scarlett's big debut at Disney World. You can visit their shop HERE on esty (I think they are taking a little vaca at this very moment) or see their darling things HERE on their facebook page (I think Beth recently posted some sweet Easter outfits). 

Popcorn break :)

Oh DUMBO!!!! We loved you. 

We finished our first, fabulous day with dinner at O'hana at Disney's Polynesian Resort. Seriously, the best food I have ever put in my mouth. It is a really fun atmosphere too... Scarlett was in full form :)

Me and MY prince ;)

 A great first day for the books.... 

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