If you know me, you know that my children are my pride and joy! Sweet Marleigh doesn't have much of a personality yet, but I got her laughing last night for the first time! It's such a wonderful experience as a parent to watch them be happy; or better yet, create an environment for them to be happy! Little Man Nate is such a love bug! Whomever gets the joy of waking him up in the mornings, gets the biggest hug! The kind that just make you melt because of the the way that they melt into your arms. And to hear his countrified version of "Awww", will make the worst of days become the best of days. It's now his favorite word when he gives hugs or sees pictures of his family members! So sweet! Last, but certainly not least(she wouldn't dare let that ever happen), is Ms. Bella Boo! Every night we have a 15minute bedtime ritual that she WILL NOT let you forget about. After brushing teeth, reading a book, and saying her prayers, the lights go out and I take the time to let her know just how much I love her. Ever since her toddler days, Wesley and I have always said the phrase to her, "I love you to the moon and back!", and she always responds, "I love you too"! Yet as of recent, she has been learning about other things and places in the world, and will try to out-do "to the moon and back". To the sun and back, to the milky way and back, etc.... But my favorite yet is; "Mama, I love you to California and back!" One day I will have to break the news to her that California is not so far away compared to the others, but as for now, there's not a better feeling in the world than to be loved to California and back by my sweet Bella! And just as much as she means that with her whole heart, I can only conclude that I love them just as much! I thank the Lord daily for my little blessings, no matter the messes they may challenge me with! Nothing can ever dilute or discredit the love that I have for my babies; a love that stretches ALL THE WAY to California and back!