Happy Mother’s Day!


 I’ll start off warning you that this is a monster post.  Every year I ask for pictures as my present (SHOCKING haha).  Now that I’ve figured out the self timer, I have plenty of me and Maya pics (but really, I can never have enough ha!), but getting the Huz in there requires a special occasion 🙂  Luckily my mom asked for the same thing, so it was a given.  Now…that’s not saying it was smooth sailing.  I mean, what family photo shoot ever is??  BUT…so glad we persevered and got some images that we will all treasure for years to come.

Probably didn’t even need to snag these outfit pics, but we did anyway…Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-1Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-2 Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-3Loooooove the back of this top.  No shocker there 🙂   Although, I’m not 100% sold on the high rise skinnies :{  I thought I liked them, until I looked back on these images.  NOT the most flattering.  Oh well.  They do keep you all sucked in, which was very helpful after brunch!Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-4 Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-5Could my mom be any cuter?  Nope 🙂 Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-6Might be my new favorite picture of me and Maya…

Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-7“I can fly, I can fly, I can fly”  Yes, she’s been on a Peter Pan binge lately 🙂 Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-8 Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-9 Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-10 Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-11 Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-12 Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-13 Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-14 Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-15 Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-16 Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-17 Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-18These were from our first stop.  It was super sunny/aka horrible for pics and Maya would NOT sit still or be held for more than 2 seconds.  But…I’m quick haha.  LOVE this one of her and my mom. Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-19And this of her and the Huz… Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-20LOVE THIS ONE!!! Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-21And then these are later in the evening… When I realized that I hadn’t gotten ANY of just Maya!?Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-22 Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-23 Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-24 Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-25 On me…

Top- ASTR (Nordstrom Rack, similar here)
Jeans- J Brand “Maria” (thrifted, similar here)
Shoes- Miz Mooz (old, similar here)
On Maya…
Dress-Old Navy (thrifted)
Shoes- Zulily
Keeping it Real…
I found this quote, when I was trying to think of something to say about motherhood.  Yesterday was a tad stressful because Maya just wanted to RUN, RUN, RUN.  Can’t blame her!  But…trying to wrestle her back wasn’t always the easiest and a few different times, I almost threw in the towel and said let’s bag it.  BUT…we didn’t, and I’m so glad.

“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own.  There’s no bond so strong in the entire world.  No love so instantaneous and forgiving.”

That’s not so say a Father’s love isn’t just as strong or special!  Really, the last sentence is what resonated with me the most yesterday and really lately.  I’ve never experienced love, joy, patience, and fear to the level that I have with Maya.  I love that she calls me her best friend, and we tell each other “You’re my favorite in all the world”  and it’s true.  I am forever grateful for the experience, and could not possibly love this little nugget more.  That said, motherhood is hard (insert apology to my mom and dad for all the shit I put you guys through :{) I wouldn’t trade all the hard moments in the world though, because one little “Sorry Mom” and a big hug, and it’s all mostly forgotten…

THIS is what the 1st 20 minutes of our little shoot looked like…Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-27With a little monster roaring mixed in here and there… 🙂Blog Astr Top J Brand Maria MisMooz-26Such is life…and I’m glad it was documented along with the hugs and laughter 🙂
(Pictures taken by my Dad, Mom, Huz, and me-basically whoever wasn’t in front of the camera or chasing Maya. Most of the time it was my dad chasing Maya, so thank you Dad ;))

dit-elle-Lauren

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