Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Promise I can't keep








This past Sunday, K3 was on the tail end of feeling under the weather. " Don't let me fall mommy," she whispers in my ear as I'm holding her in my arms while we are kneeling and standing during church. " I won't," I promise I say as my arms grew tired and I squeeze her a little tighter encouraging a little smile. " I'll never let you fall."

Her sleepy eyes and half crocked smile make tired arms worth every minute that passes. As Mass continues on and we continue to kneel and stand, I don't let her fall, keeping my promise.

I think about it on the way home, my promise, I'll never let you fall.

Even though I meant it, it's not entirely the whole truth. It's not a promise I can keep, not even a promise I should make. As much as I fight it the days are coming ( practically here with her big sister's and only a little ways away with her) when I'm going to have to break that promise. Let them try, all by themselves, let them take a risk and let them take a fall.

One day they will procrastinate and forget to get a homework assignment finished, and I'll have to let them face the consequences of getting a bad grade.

One day, they will try out for something, give it their all, put themselves out there. The list will be posted and their name won't be on that list. 

One day, they will give a piece of their heart to a boy, and come home with tear filled eyes and a broken heart,

One day, they will leave home for a life on their own, making their own choices- some right and some wrong.

I think about that as I slowly and quietly go into each of their rooms and check on them, Watching them dream. I want to keep them safe, safe in their beds, dreaming away, safe in our house, safe in my arms, safe from the world. I want to protect their hearts, minds, body and souls so they never get hurt. But I know I can't. 

As I kiss them good night, I rethink my thinking. My role. The gifts I want to give them in our few short precious years we have left of them being little.

The gift of knowing Everyone falls.

The gift of knowing that it's okay, maybe even good, to fall.

The gift of knowing that they need to fall, because falling is apart of taking a risk,of growing, loving and living.

The gift of knowing how to take a fall; how to fall in a way where they maybe hurt but never broken. 

The gift of knowing how to get back up after a fall. How to wipe away the tears, and hurt. How to stand once again after you have got the rug pulled from under you. How to stand up once more on shaky legs, take a deep breath and give it another shot.

The gift of not letting one fall or many falls define you, not wasting their falls but letting those falls make them stronger, braver, wiser and better.

Maybe the best promise I can make and should be making to my daughters is that if  they falls- when they falls- I'll be right there with them. Loving them, believing them, encouraging them and dusting them off so they can try again. I'm here for them now with kisses for their boo-boo's, band-aides for their ouchies and a shoulder for their sweet tears. As they get older I'll be there  with stories of my own falls, so they know they aren't the only one's who have fallen. At every stage, I'll be the one cheering the loudest when they pick themselves up and try again.

My new promise I whisper into their ear as they sleep soundly, "When you fall, you won't be alone."


 What defines us is how well we rise after we fall.

XO, Ladymvega


Saturday, September 10, 2016

FALL BOOTIES

Hello Lovelies, it's no secret that I LOVE to shop and I LOVE Fall. Put those two together and I am head over heels ( clever word play, I crack myself up) with Fall shoes. I love a good pair of ankle boots, wedges or sneakers to elevate my mom outfits. Shoes can make or break an outfit. 


Having a few of these must-haves in your closet is the easiest way to stay in trend this season. All you need is a variety of these gorgeous beauties to put your best foot forward.

In this post we are going to talk Booties, ( get your head out of the gutter) Fall boots & booties that is. So what kind of  boots will you need this fall and winter??

 Moto boots : from play dates to date nights, moto boots give you just the right amount of edge to your wardrobe. They go with leggings, jeans and skirts



Colored booties: Colored booties will add just enough POP of color to a simple fall or winter outfit. They pair perfectly with a pair of skinny cords and chunky sweater, they look perfect in a pumpkin patch or paired with a little black dress. Talk about Fall Chic!!

Wedged Boots/ Booties: Sometimes you just need comfortable yet fashionable boots. Wedge boots/booties will last ALL day without having to sacrifice style. They pair perfectly with plaid tops or puffy vest.

Riding Boots: These are the most commonly worn style of boots. From skinny jeans, leggings, skirts and dresses they go with it all. If you find yourself wanting that fashionable fall style but wedges or heeled shoes aren't your thing, these will be your light at the end of the tunnel. 



Here are a few of my favorite's in my closet...










These beauties are on the way to me as I type! I cant wait to wear them.




" FASHION COMES AND GOES BUT STYLE IS FOREVER." COCO CHANEL
XO, Ladymvega 









Friday, September 2, 2016

Friday Favorites... Life Lately

Hello Lovelies... Happy Friday, if you see me today or this weekend and I'm extra happy it's for a few reasons. We have a three day weekend which means extra time with my peeps, which I LOVE! Plus the weather this morning and all weekend is suppose to be AMAZING! Last but not least its September, which means all things Fall & Pumpkin Spice for me. If you don't like fall or pumpkin spice I don't think we could be friends ( OK calm down, I'm just joking I still love you non Fall loving  pumpkin spice haters) Fall is one of my favorites times of the year, especially since moving to Arkansas, all the beautiful colors during this season is just another reminder of God's beautiful work. Since we are talking Fall, I started getting some our my Fall Decor out...




Our week started of rough, one of our dearest friends moved to Utah and it caused a lot of tears and heartache especially for K1. These three girls have been best friends for the last 8.5 years and had to say " See you later" to someone who was more like a sister then a friend.
friends who become family are one of life's greatest blessings.


Continuing with rough start I found myself battling a 3 day migraine. When they hit, I literally cant function. Peppermint tea although it didn't make the migraine go away it at least brought some comfort.




This stuff is the only thing that actually helped ease my migraine into a headache, which I can deal 
with.



After the awful start of our week everything magically turned around!!! August 31st is one of our favorites days of the year, we get to celebrate our last Vega beauty, K3. Oh my goodness I almost forgot to share with you my mom fail. After having a migraine for 3 days, I got called into sub for a Prek class, my very first time EVER. Enough about that, with a migraine, subbing, cheer practices I forgot to buy sweet K3 her bday gifts!! I am usually ahead of the game when it comes to shopping but this time I was behind. One of our birthday traditions is we always have the girls wake up tp special birthday gifts from us. We also always decorate their bedroom door with streamer so that morning I was so exhausted from lack of sleep, Mr V went and woke up our sleeping beauty, video taped her busting through her streamer ( he knew I would be devastated missing that moment), she came into our room and woke me up excited to open up her special gifts. I looked at Mr. V and said oh gosh there isn't any gifts, I felt like the WORST mother EVER!! Mr. V being the amazing husband and father he is woke up at 5 am and went shopping, got her some special gifts, wrapped them and had them waiting on the table for her to open. Talk about being thankful for that man of mine. She never knew mommy had a huge mom fail and he will never know how much that meant to me. I thanked him a million times that day and all he said was, " that's what makes us a great team." 

Birthday cupcakes for her classmates to celebrate with her

She picked out her Matilda Jane dress and ruffle pants as her special birthday outfit

Silly faces are her favorite, mine too. I just love her so much

On their birthday mornings they get to pick out whatever they want to eat, she wanted Pigs in a blanket from The Doughnut Place, easy enough. (K2 was in mid chew)

 
Birthday crowns from school are the best. Living in a same town has its perks, we went to the Post Office and the sweet mail lady gave her candy and a nice older man gave her $5, she was so excited.
Hard to believe this sweet baby is already 6 years old. I have loved every moment of being this sweet and sassy girls mom.


We had a small birthday party filled with some of our favorite people. Her favorite part of her parties is when everyone sings her Happy Birthday.

K3 started dance this week, something about her in tu-tus and big bows makes this, momma's heart smile. she was to excited to get to the dance studio for pictures.
Thanks to my sweet friend Katie for snapping this adorable photo. I always feel like I am running around like a mad woman during my girls parties, anyone else feel like this??


This will be me with the cooler weather we are suppose to have today and this weekend. 

Happy Friday and almost weekend lovelies, I hope you all have a fabulous long weekend planned.
XO, Ladymvega