You've heard the saying that goes something like, your cousins are your first friends. And that couldn't be more true for Marcie and I. We share countless childhood memories, especially those from the days spent at our Grandma's house...playing in the "blue room", climbing the trees in her backyard, and spending our dollars on penny candy at the little store across the street. Those memories are just some of the reasons why I was honored to be able to spend the afternoon with Marcie and Isla and capture a few moments in time that I know, as a mother, will be cherished for many years. Becoming a mother is no doubt life changing. There are no words fitting to describe the overwhelming and immediate love you feel for that sweet soul you are now responsible for. But soon, life takes over and our little ones become toddlers, and before you know it, you are sending them off to kindergarten. I love being able to freeze a few moments in time, so that you can look back and smile at what an amazing journey it has been.
I have to also share the back story on Isla's middle name. Marcie and her best friend, Abby, many years ago made a promise that they would give their children each other's middle names. Well Abby's middle name happens to be Jean, so Isla became Isla Jean, and I think it's just perfect! As Marcie would say, Abby has been her heart and soul since they were little, and now Isla will always have a little piece of Abby with her too.
Marcie, I have already witnessed what a wonderful mother you are! Your free spirit and love for all things outdoors will be an amazingly wonderful influence on your little one. I also know you are a person who loves adventure, get ready girl, this is going to be your greatest adventure yet! Much love to you! And Isla, welcome to the family!
Everyone please meet sweet Isla Jean...
Every little girl to some degree is a princess...
"The pitter patter of tiny feet leave behind something dear and sweet.
A precious treasure for me to keep, the memories of your tiny feet" -unknown