Lately I have been super emotional reading everyone’s first day of school posts on Facebook. I fully realize that if I am this emotional now, I do not stand a chance when I take Elise to kindergarten next year. I have been really convicted as a mom to be as intentional as possible because it is so easy to fall into a rut and focus on everything that needs to be done around me. I want to soak up every minute of this coming year before my first born is out in this world, away from me more than she is with me. Gulp. I love just being with her, listening to her stories and watching her from afar. She was able to snuggle with her daddy and watch a movie this weekend as I was chasing around a sweet baby boy and doing dishes. When I looked in the living room, my heart melted and wanted to freeze time. I am so thankful for these moments, even if it is not me she is snuggling on the couch with. Life is moving too fast not to sit and enjoy some of the most beautiful gifts God has ever given me. And of course I had to include the picture of the dog. She is just too sweet not to.