Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Show and Tell - My Loves

I love nothing more than showing off my family so participating in Show and Tell Tuesday with Andrea to share my loves was a no brainer.  
Here is just a little introduction (or repeat for those regular readers!) to my loves. 
My oldest girl with the smile that lights up a room!  I love so many of Jordan's qualities and often find myself thinking of the rule following little girl with a slight bossy streak.  I always thought I would be sad for her to leave home and venture out in the world but instead my heart has continued to grow with each of her accomplishments.  I love that we can be adult-ish together and my heart really swells when she comes to me for wise counsel.  The crazy thing is even in her adult state she is still teaching me how to be a better mom by learning to just listen sometimes and not always need to fix things.  While I do see myself in her, she is so much more perceptive than I was at her age.  
Number two makes me laugh like crazy and can drive me half out of my mind all in the same hour! Riley has a big heart but is extremely hard headed and maybe a little more like me than I like to admit.  He loves attention and wants to be private all at the same time.  Politically correct will never be words I would use to describe him which sometimes gives me heartburn.  He does have amazing taste in music and likes it loud which kind of makes me proud.  At the end of the day, I'm 100% confident he would step up to lead our family if he was ever called to.  
Oh boy, Dillon just makes my heart do flip flops.  He's so much like his dad in that he is respectful and kind but is not going to go out of his way to put his heart out there.  When he calls me momma it totally melts me but the next day he may choose to ignore me all together.  The one thing I know for sure is he is always grateful for everything I do for him.  His quiet confidence at an early age makes me really proud.  He loves old country, all things hunting and fishing and basically is just a clone of his father which of course makes me think he is perfect.  
My little bit is the baby in every way especially when it comes to the measure of her confidence! Carly Jo is just what God knew I needed to complete our family. She keeps me on my toes and will call me out in a New York minute for not listening, texting while driving, being late, you name it. The crazy part is she does it in a way that is honest but not so judgy that I want to rebel.  Ha!  The child becomes the teacher.  She is so much fun and loves going pretty much anywhere (except shopping) and doing pretty much anything.  The day she leaves I may become one of those moms I've never felt I could relate to! 
My newest baby, Dutch, is just such an incredible blessing!  I did not ever want a dog but this guy came along and I fell hard.  There are so many times I just can't wait to get home to see him and in the mornings as soon as Keith leaves he knows he can snuggle with me.  I never dreamed I could ignore dog hair to the extent I do now and when he smiles (yes he has a smile!) at me I know I'm his favorite! 
The guy behind the girl.  Keith quietly sits by and lets me think I run this show. The truth is if he didn't love me so well there is no way I could do all that I do.  No one other than my daddy has ever thought I was as amazing as this guy does. Realistically I know all my faults but seeing myself through his eyes makes me want to be a more caring wife and mom.  There are times I still want to pinch myself because I can't believe I got so lucky!  

These are my loves; my biggest challenge and all my dreams come true all at once.  When I thought about being a wife and mom one day I never realized it would fill me up or humble me to the extent that it has.

Happy Valentines Day to all of you!  May the loves in your life fill you up today.

Also joining the ladies at Tuesday Talk!


38 comments:

  1. So sweet! You have such a great family :) Happy Valentine's Day!

    MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  2. Living on Cloud NineFebruary 14, 2017 at 5:46 AM

    Not only is this beautifully said but the graphics with the pics in hearDs is sooo cute!! Happy Valentines Day precious friend!!

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  3. Such a beautiful post and sweet family! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  4. Great post, Shelly! Happy Galentine's Day!

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  5. What a beautiful post! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  6. You have the sweetest family Shelly. You should totally pinch yourself, such a lucky lady. I hope y'all have the best Valentines Day.

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  7. What a sweet post! Happy Valentines Day!

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  8. This is so sweet! Your kids are beautiful - and oh my, does Jordan look like you?! :) Happy Valentine's Day!

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  9. You have the sweetest most precious family! I know you are so proud of those babies of yours!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  10. I can't love this any more... the way that you describe these kids is amazing. You personify love for them and I admire you as a momma, spouse and friend so much! Thanks for leading me, momma... your example is a priceless gift!

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  11. I have loved getting to know your family through your blog, and they are each so special! I can relate to the dog hair comment. Sometimes you just have to look the other way!

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  12. What a sweet post! I love hearing all about your sweet kids and your hubby and Dutch! Can't wait to meet you next month! I act like we have been friends for a long time, HA! Don't let that scare you away! HAHAHA! Happy Valentines Day! I am sitting in my Happy Place, sipping coffee and waiting for the LOVE OF MY LIFE to wake up so we can take a walk on the beach and start our Valentines Day <3

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  13. This post was so sweet, Shelly. That last paragraph about Keith made me tear up. What a wonderful man you have! Enjoy your day with your sweet family!

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  14. I love this! So sweet! I am tearing up. Such a beautiful family :)

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  15. You have such a wonderful, beautiful family! I hope you all have a Happy Valentine's Day!

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  16. What a fun and beautiful family you have. I love that my son calls me Momma from time to time as well. So sweet!

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  17. Keith quietly sits by and lets me think I run this show. -- this is James as well. He let's me think I'm the boss.

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  18. What a wonderful family you have! Such a blessing!
    xo,
    Jacuqeline
    Stylin In St. Louis

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  19. You have such a lovely family. Hope you've had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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  20. Shelly, you have a beautiful family and I loved reading your descriptions of them. Carly Jo really looks a lot like you😊 Hope you had a great day!❤

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  21. What a lovely warm post! I loved reading it!

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  22. Thank you Nancy! I just love them all to pieces.

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  23. Thank you Lisa! I see a lot of Carly's dads family in here but she definitely is my little mini in soooooo many ways! Hope you are having a great week.

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  24. Thank you Lana....hope you are having a fabulous week!

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  25. Thank you Jacuqeline....they definitely have blessed my life.

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  26. One of their best qualities right? Haha....who knew we were bossy girls. :)

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  27. It's the best Jenny. I don't know why but I just love to hear my boys say it. Hope you are having a great week!

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  28. He can make me so crazy Lindsay but at the end of the day I know God sent him just for me! Hope you are having a great week.

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  29. You two are just so sweet and so make me look forward to our empty next days. Can't wait to meet you!

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  30. Ditto Tanya! I really do feel like I "know" you and your family so well even though we haven't met. Hope you have had a sweet week!

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  31. Thank you Heather......I do think they are pretty precious. Hope you had a sweet week!

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  32. Thank you Kristi! It's so funny because Jordan and I do not see it in our looks but oh my....the mannerisms are identical and I'm pretty sure all of them have my smile. Hope you have had a great week!

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  33. Thank you Kellyann! Hope you are having a super week.

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  34. Isn't it nice to get to that point in your life that you truly realize how lucky you really are?! Feels amazing. Hope you have had a sweet week Beth!

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  35. What a great post! I feel like I can relate to your kids so much! Jordan just seems so down to earth & wise...just like you! Riley seems like he keeps things fun around your house. Umm...sweet Dillon...can we just arrange a marriage between him & Kendall? What a cutie! And, that Carly Jo! She sounds so much like my Jentry. She seems like she has the sweetest, most genuine personality.
    You are one blessed mama!! 💕

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