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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!

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15 comments...:

  1. awww how special!! I LOVE it. your mom is so sweet what a cute idea for you and david :)

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  2. That is so cool! I love traditions like that. Your mother is SO sweet to give those sweet treasures to y'all :)

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  3. these pictures are amazing and so unique! super precious.

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  4. omgosh i love this! that's awesome you still have the dress you wore! now you can pass it along to her kids!

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  5. Awwwww! How lovely! I love the photo recreations, and your mom sending the box of gifts over to be doled out on your hard days...that's incredible! I'd love to do that for my daughter also! Of course, she's only 3 now, lol....but that goes to show how much your mom understands.

    Also so cute how you and your mom look alike, and how Magnolia looks like you did as a baby. At least I think so! :)

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  6. This is the sweetest thing ever!! I love that gift idea! ... and those photos! beautiful! Your mom is still just as pretty as she was back then. Love this!

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  7. Oh my goodness that is the sweetest thing ever. I absolutely love the fact you all have the tradition with the name and she kept the dress...not to mention she sent David the box of treasures.

    This is all so sweet!! I'm sure you all can't wait to be together.

    Emily w/Amazing Grapes

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  8. The gift idea is so neat! Love all the traditions.

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  9. Wow! You look just like your mother! Incredible! Beautiful runs in your family.

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  10. so sweet -- amazing how much you look like your mom in those pictures!

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  11. this is precious! and you and your mama look so much alike!

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  12. I can not express to you just how much I love these pictures and that you took some now after seeing the then...Magnolia and you look like twins and you and your mother look like twins around the same age in the different pictures...wow! Super cute that you still have that little dress that you wore and that your mother prepared that box of goodies for you during your pregnancy when needed...love that idea! :) I bet it will be a truly special moment when your grammie meets little Magnolia!

    Liesl :)

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  13. How absolutely sweet!! That so nice that all the K/Catherine's will be together! Love the now and then photos!! =)

    Melanie's Randomness

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  14. I love old family photos! and love traditions :) These photos are precious and I'm sure having clothes from your childhood makes it even more special!

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  15. Your baby is sooo cute! Cute fun tradition with the pics!

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