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Halloween 2017 | Part II | Pirate Captain

Listen!  This girl of mine has so much spunk and moxie!  She is no push over and rocks it out at Taekwondo every week with her power kicks and fierce determination and discipline.  She is this amazing blend of kindness and courage.  And that usually means that her costume choices are always interesting and you can never tell which direction they will take, as we saw when she wanted to be Red Riding Hood one year and then next decided to be The Wolf!

This year she decided that a Pirate Captain was the way to go!  And friends, not just a Pirate, but to be clear, a Pirate Captain.  Because if she was going to be a pirate, we both agreed that she wouldn’t just be some random pirate, but the Captain.  She’s a boss lady already.  For the past two years she always says to me, “Mommy, let’s be boss ladies together, okay?” Indeed!

#bossladies #warriorwomen #girlstrong

Warmly,

Magdalena

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Halloween 2017 | Part I | Kakashi Sensei

Alas, another year has passed in the blink of an eye!  I have missed this space and am returning this month to regular blogging here.  But for today, I return with our annual Halloween costume photo shoots.  This year has been a big year for Japanese Anime at our house, at least for my son.  And so here is is as Kakashi Sensei from the anime Naruto.

He finally has an official headband now, but for over a year he has made DIY versions using old soda cans and perfected his prototypes meticulously.  It was so fun to see his joy to have the real deal.  And he worked so hard on making sure we got as many details of the Kakashi character right as possible.  I love to watch my kids really get into character!  And let’s face it, we love a good photo shoot around here … did I say that last year? I probably did! It’s still true this year.

Hope you had a wonderful Halloween!

Warmly,

Magdalena

P.S. For reference, the original Kakashi Sensei

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Halloween 2016 | Part II | Cinderella

Last year’s wolf transforms into this year’s elegant vision in blue … Cinderella!  Much discussion was had in regards to which version of Cinderella we should go with, the old classic or the latest modern re-envisioning.  In the end, we had a beautiful blue dress already and decided to work with the elements we had to retell this story in our own way.  But here she is … my very own sweet and kind Cinderella.  She keeps growing entirely too fast, and having just celebrated her 5th birthday two months ago, she believes herself to be a rather grown young lady … though her father is doing his best to remind her that she is not quite there yet.  Just as with big brother’s photos, we took to our downtown after dark (which is earlier and earlier these days) and imagined we were racing out of the ball as the clock struck midnight!

Lots of warm wishes for a lovely day for you all!  May your memories be sweet, filled with touches of magic and whimsy, and lots of laughs and good cheer today!

With love,

Magdalena

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Halloween 2016 | Part I | Marty McFly

It hardly seems possible that an entire year has flown by since I last wrote here.  It has been a season of change and growth in many ways, and also simply a very busy year for me, but I will be returning to the space shortly because I am itching to be writing again.

In the meantime, another Halloween and another set of costume adventures for our family.  This year for my son, we hopped on the time travel train, or rather Delorean, and had lots of fun playing Marty McFly from the Back to the Future series!  The costume was seemingly simple, if it weren’t for the fact that apparently finding a red puffer vest was trickier than I had anticipated.  But we finally pulled it all together and we had so much fun doing our photo shoot after dark in our downtown.

Hope your Halloween is filled with lots of wonderful family memories!  Stay tuned for Part II where last year’s wolf transforms into a lovely and elegant vision in blue!

With Love,

Magdalena

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Happy Halloween :: Part II :: My Canadian Mountie

Texas may be my home now, but I grew up in Canada and love so much about Canadian culture.  So when this handsome guy gave me the high five on being a Canadian Mountie this year for Halloween, I was so excited. 

My heart swells with pride to see him looking so handsome in uniform!  And he had so much fun with it and loved getting into character.

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Hope everyone had a fun, safe and blessed Halloween!

Lots of Love,

Magdalena


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Happy Halloween :: Part I :: The Big Bad Wolf

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Last year she rocked the Little Red Riding Hood costume … this year she absolutely, without any hesitation said she wanted to be The Wolf!  And even when we talked about other ideas, she would respond with, “Okay, but next year because this year I am being a wolf!”

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Cutest wolf I’ve ever seen, just saying!

Happy Halloween!!

Lots of Love,

Magdalena


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Remembrance & Hope :: LUCA

In September we lit a candle for Luca.  It has been seven years and in some ways I thought that it would be easier when his day comes around so many years later, but the more that time passes the more I am left wondering what he would have been like today.  My almost seven years old running and playing with his siblings.  What would his interests be?  His eyes, his smile, his laugh?

Today I am writing and sharing over at Holy Beautiful and reflecting on this journey.  I hope you will join me over there as we remember our angels.

Hope From The Broken :: Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day

The Broken Beautiful Ellie Holcomb

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For Luca

Lighting a candle to remember today,
A tiny boy who was here for a moment, but who couldn’t stay.

We remember my love, and we will never forget,
The sad day you came, but had already left.

Though seven years have passed today,
It does not make any of this easier to say,

I love you my darling, and I wish you could be,
Here in this moment with your family.

We love you, sweet Luca, you will always be,
Our beautiful angel, who one day we’ll see,

On the other side of this brief moment in time we call life,
This moment where we feel so deeply the hurt and the strife.

But there I will hold you and kiss your sweet face,
And my heart will no longer carry a trace,

Of the sadness and grief I still feel today,
When remembering the day you came, but couldn’t stay.

Love, Mommy

With Love,

Magdalena