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This past weekend I celebrated my first Mother’s Day as a mama myself, and my heart could not be more full. I’m bursting looking at these images of Emma playing in the grass last week. We had some cooler, true Spring weather and it was perfect for playing outside. This was also Em’s first time actually sitting and crawling in the grass. She had a blast picking the clovers and watching Stella run around. I want to soak in as many of these moments as possible. It’s just too easy to get caught up in the day to day stuff and miss these opportunities. Sometimes you just need to drop everything and enjoy the little things. These are the moments our babes will remember. These are the memories we will cherish and talk about as they grow.

I hope that all of you mamas had a  Mother’s Day filled with these special moments! As mamas we have the best {and most challenging} job in the world, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

I want to give a little extra love to my mama, Carla Schroeder. She is a shining example of love, compassion and grace. She created so many of these special moments when my brother and I were kids, and when we get together as a family we always share our favorite stories. No matter what happens in life, we will always have these memories to make us smile. I can’t wait to do the same with Emma as she grows. I love you, Mom, and Emma is so blessed to have you as her Grandma! X

Photos By Bethany Sousa