I hope your weekend was as joy filled as mine was…….this was one for the books! It was filled with lazy Sons of Anarchy marathons (OBSESSED), play dates with dear friends, and our annual trip to the Topanga Fiddle Festival. Lydia has been three years in a row (the first was when she was still on the inside)….and it's so fun for people to see how much she's grown. We spent all day listening to bands, and watching the (yes, I'm serious) fiddle competition. We had a blast, and Lydia's outfit (could you just DIE over her new birthstone necklace?)……perfect for the national park where the festival takes place (it's used to film western movies all the time)!
If you follow me on Instagram, then you've already seen Lydia's shirt and know a little bit about it. Our Mommy and Me Keep On tees are a partnership between one of my favorite mommies and one of my favorite companies. I've known Stephanie (Addie's mom) since before she was pregnant. A fellow blogger, we connected as she was finished her teaching credential program. This lady has a huge heart, and I was overjoyed to hear that she and her husband were expecting a little girl! Little did we all know, what a special and amazing little girl they were about to bring into the world. Addie was born with multiple rare genetic conditions and has spent the VAST majority of her 8 months in the hospital. She is a strong little girl, and a total fighter! Her parents have become advocates for not only their daughter but all NICU parents as they share their triumphs and struggles via Stephanie's Instagram.
This family is a part of our nightly prayers, and Stephanie and I are dreaming of the day we get to meet in person and these little girls of ours will have a playdate…….such an ordinary plan in an extraordinary situation!
So, how can YOU help Addie and her family?
These shirts plus a few other adorable ones are being sold by Go Shout Love. Go Shout Love sells apparel each month to benefit a family who has a child suffering from a rare illness. (Side note, their designers are awesome….the shirts are ALWAYS adorable).
Go Shout Love is also having an auction for Addie this Friday (May 22nd) via their auction instagram account. They are teaming up with some amazing companies. I mean, who doesn't want to shop for a good cause?
Plus, Addie and her amazing parents can use just plain old love and support. The biggest goal this month? To Shout Love for Addie. So, if you have a moment today…..stop by Stephanie's Instagram account…..and show this family they're surrounded by love!
Baby: / shirt c/o Go Shout Love / shorts / boots c/o Rack Room Shoes / necklace c/o LoveIvy / Welcome to Let it Shine…..the new, revamped Funday Monday! After two years….we decided to rename our link up to something we felt would be a better fit. Thus, Let it Shine! Why the name? Because we want this link up to be just that…..your chance to let it shine. We'll be sharing our favs here each week and on social media…….
Another place we will be showcasing our favs? The Let It Shine Pinterest Board! So, go ahead…..and Let it Shine!