now & then
In my last few months of pregnancy my sweet momma sent David a secret big box full of wrapped treasures. Whenever David deemed it necessary (if i was having a hard day or was particularly hormonal) he would surprise me with a gift from mom. Most of them were treasures from my childhood! Something really cute she did was send me an outfit of mine when I was little wrapped with a picture of me wearing it. Pure gold in my eyes and something I'll hopefully remember to do for Magnolia.
The second set of pictures are particularly precious to me. If you can't tell - mom is both the left middle and right top & I am left top and right bottom. The gorgeous golden haired lady on the right is my Grammie. Something really cool?... we are all named K/Catherine. My Grammie is Katherine with a K, my mom with a C, my first name is Katherine, and of course... you guessed it, Magnolia's first name is Catherine with a C. A beautiful tradition for the oldest girls of the family.
Something else super cool?... the four K/Catherine's will be together for the first time in late October! D, M, me and mom are flying out to California. My Grammie is so super special to me and although she has progressed Alzheimer's, she continues to be one of the most radiant women I have ever known. I can't wait for Magnolia to meet her!