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We met over 8 years ago at church as Shaun was walking in and I was walking out. The few words exchanged sparked an interst that kept Shaun coming back. When we FINALLY began dating 4 years later we soon knew there was something special here. Our first year quickly flew by and we both decided we never wanted to spend another year with anyone else or without each other. We married in the place where it all began on January 1, 2011 (1/1/11) and gave birth to our beautiful daughter Ava Marie on September 22, 2011 our next little one, Clara Rose came 16 months later on February 11, 2013. This blog began with our preparation with our wedding and has entered into recording the days and events of our newlywed life and new motherhood.

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Ava Marie

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Kids Dream-Dream come true

A couple of months ago I wrote an email to a company called "Kids Dream" complimenting them on their beautiful dresses and begging asking if they would be willing to exchange "modeling" in return for their beautiful frocks for this stay at home mom. 

A very nice woman got back to me promptly and said she'd give us a shot.  She chose four beautiful dressed (two for each of the girls) and quickly sent them out to us from California only asking that I take a few pictures (me... take a few pictures, ha!) and send them back to her.  She patiently waited as the girls grew into the dresses and heat waves, unexpected black eyes, bruised legs, mosquito bites and summer days passed into more manageable weather and nap schedules. 

I recently took the girls to a local site where there is a beautiful field and old building that is crumbling into ruins.  I let Ava run around and just tried to keep up as she happily pranced around feeling like Cinderella in her beautiful new dress!  (She calls it her "ella" dress)

They were really so pleasant and wonderful to us.  Please keep them in mind if you need a flower girl, Easter, Christmas, Birthday or Special Occasion dress!  They really are stunning!  I'll be posting photos of the other three dresses separately, but here are some photos of Ava in the lovely Blue one. 

It has a sequined top and organza/tulle bottom with a beautiful detachable flower clip on the side and satin belt.

Links to find them, here:

and here:

as well as many children's "boutiques" online.  Just type in "Kids dream dresses" to find them.



  1. Aw, these are so cute and gorgeous! So pretty! Great pictures, Mama!

  2. Awwww, how fun, so beautiful!!!! The epitome of childhood, right here in your pictures...running in a field of long grass and wild flowers.

  3. Beautiful photos, Marijanna! She is Cinderella indeed in her gorgeous new dress! Nice work, Mom! : )

    1. Thanks Billie Jo. I love that she feels like a princess.

  4. Ava,
    You look gorgeous!

  5. Oh my gosh! Totally gorgeous!! That color is perfect on her!

    1. Thanks Aimee. Really brings out her eyes, right?

  6. I mean, that hair! What a cutie! I love the blog!

    1. Right?! Not even 2 yet! Crazy! I was creeping on yours recently. How sweet are those cutie pies of yours. Thanks for visiting.


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