Monday, October 12, 2009

I wanna be a COWGIRL!

Mommas don't let your babies grow up to be Cowgirls!

My parents have some close friends who recently gave Harper a gift that they brought when they came to visit this weekend. They said they had been looking for the perfect thing. They are from Oklahoma so they know Cowboys! They gave her this huge HORSE! (You remember Scott promised Harper a pony in the NICU)
And this little cowgirl outfit!
And these Cowboy boots - seriously are they not SO cute!!!!!
I want to dress her up and take her to the rodeo or the county fair.

This outfit is big so maybe next summer we will take her to the rodeo - JUST so she can wear this there. (and so momma can get a funnel cake). ha!
Love it!
Harper can be a cowgirl when she grows up if she wants.
or a ballerina
Or a princess
Or a teacher
Or a nurse
Or a doctor
Or a business woman
Or a stay at home mom

Or anything she wants to be!
We will proud of her no matter what!

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Colossians 3:23-24




I found this video by another little cowgirl, Taylor Swift, after I posted and I just had to add it on here. It made me cry. I hope the simple days I spend with Harper will make good memories for her. If you have a daughter (or a son) or a mom - try to watch this and not cry!

123 comments:

Emily V. said...

Love her guts, she is so stinking cute in whatever she wears.

Todd and Courtney said...

She is so cute! Lauren has some boots too :)

Angela Strand said...

So cute! I love the verse you posted. That is such a good one. WHATEVER we are doing....do it for the Lord! Diapers, taking a crawling baby away from the cable box and DVD player for the 100th time...
I am really enjoying your blog, I'm glad I found it!

Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

Adorable!

Harris Family said...

Precious! She is so stink'in cute! I just bought Cilla a pair of Plum colored cowboy boots today! All Texan baby girls have to have some boots! I can't wait for her to wear them with her jeans and little dresses!!! Awwww...girls are too fun!

Robyn said...

wow thanks for the reminder of that verse!

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

Hey girl! So I know we haven't met, but after being with Jenna this weekend, I totally FEEL like I know you. :) We had a blast and I just want you to know that the words "I wish Kelly could be here" were uttered approximately 1,274 times.

In other words, you were "kinda" missed. :)

The Adventures of Baby Bond said...

TOO CUTE!!!!

The Southern Housewife said...
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Teresa said...

totally in tears after about 50 seconds. Love this and Taylor Swift. Our babies are growing, my 1st baby will be 13 this month. Wow, time flies, and Aidan will be 8 months. Oh my, I am feeling the strong urge to have another baby, but then I think how hard it is with working.

gjoachs said...

So sweet! Love the video too, and yes I did cry. I have a daughter who is 19 and a daughter who just turned "1" three days ago! LOVE THEM!! (I also have 7 and 9 year old sons)

Jenn Prather said...

Love that song, and have not seen the video! Being a parent is so fulfilling! Addie told me the other day that we were BEST friends b.c we make each other happy!! My heart is full everytime I think of her saying that! (Now if she will just remember that when she is a teenager HA)! YOu are going to LOVE it when Harper can talk to you!!!

One Southern Housewife said...

Harper looks so sweet in her outfit!!

ashley said...

LOVE this video! i hope audrey grows up and feels the same away about her mommy (me) and has mucho childhood memroies just like these!

harper is one cute and lucky girl with you as her momma!

Father's Grace Ministries said...

Yes, EVERY moment we are making a memory for our children- I need to keep this at the forefront of my mind, next time I'm feeling frustrated or even just distracted. Beautiful video clip- and beautiful Harper- as always!
Bless you Kelly
Claire

Lauren & Matt said...

LOVE the cowgirl pics!

Chari said...

Adorable!

Charity said...

This song is perfect and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Lana said...

I love Harper's little cowgirl outfit! She is so precious! That video of Taylor is so sweet! Thanks for sharing!

Maddison said...

TS is so cute and talented! So is Harper!

Melanie said...

That video is so sweet! I am not even a momma yet, but it makes me wanna cry!

Amber said...

she is absolutely adorable!

Mace and Brei said...

Oh my WORD!! That is the cutest little cow girl I have EVER seen! I am crazy about those boots!!

Allyson said...

HELLO CUTENESS!! So precious!

Jonnie said...

That video and song were so touching and of course Harper looks cute like always.

The Stice's said...

She is too cute! Also, I absolutely love the song. My three year old is a Taylor Swift fan, so I know the song well! :)

Jenny said...

That video made me bawl...thanks so much for sharing!:)

HeatherOz said...

What a cute cowgirl! It looks like she is getting a lot more hair! She is just too cute!

Jessica said...

I'm so glad you support both working and stay at home mommies. : ) It is such a hot topic and I love that you have a neutral, loving take on it!

Lindsay said...

Thanks for posting that video Kelly! It was just what I needed to see today...

Karen said...

I love the verse you posted, it was very appropriate and couldn't come at a better time for me to read.

Karen

Karen said...

Oh how I love Taylor Swift! Thanks for that Kelly, I have 2 teens and a 7 year old. The big girls know everything and are now thinking I embarass them:( I hope they look back and feel good like she does in that song:)

Ashley said...

Evy has the SAME outfit! I got it in Missouri. So cute!!

Beck said...

I LOVE Taylor Swift! That song is one of my favorites off her Fearless album. She is such a good example of what a teenager should be! That song is amazing, she wrote it for her mom, and it gets me every time! Thanks for posting. Have a great week (:

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

What a sweet outfit! Every girl needs a pair of cowgirl boots!

Marc and Charity said...

Oh my word Kelly, that song!!! I've never heard that before. How precious. Bailey told me the other day, "Mommy, you are the best mommy in whole world." Melt my heart.

Melina said...

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:)
~Melina~

Nina said...

Awww, how adorable is Harper in that little outfit. Too cute!! And what a nice gift. I remember reading back then about your husband promising Harper a pony. :) It almost makes a little choked up to think how far y'all have come since then. God works in such amazing ways. I always loved the church hymn "Count Your Blessings". Do you know that one? I can hear the words being sung right now.

I love funnel cakes too! I blogged about them a couple of times now. I just cannot talk about them enough. Ha!

Courtney said...

Awww! Carlie had that same outfit when she was a little older than Harper! She wore it to the "Hogskin Festival" in Hampton, AR in 2004! She wasn't quite 2 years old! It brings back such sweet memories! Now my little princess is SEVEN....and wants to dress like Hannah Montana!! Enjoy it now!!

The Simmons Family said...

Kamryn had that same cowgirl outfit when she was little and I LOVED it!! The boots are too cute for words.

6HartsforHim said...

WAY cute outfit!Harper is adorable! Funny that you would post that video today,I just blogged about my husband and I going to a Taylor Swift Concert.Saw her mom and dad there as well.Love that song!Have a blessed week!

Jessica said...

Kelly I have been reading your blog since Harper was born...but finally had to comment. This song is just gorgeous and reminds me to treasure the days I have at home with my little guy.

creative gal said...

I love the outfit!! Thanks for the video as well! Tears started immediately. . .

Kelsey Claire said...

I had the same outfit growing up. My mom kept buying me one every year in a bigger size. That is one of the few outfits that I remember. Harper is so cute!

Melissa Miller said...

~So sweet! :)

Melissa said...

She is such a cute little cowgirl!!

I love that Taylor Swift song so much! I actully named my blog after it. I posted that video today as well. I didn't know it was on YouTube. I guess everything is these days.

kass09 said...

So Harper looks TOO cute as always! SO this video had me and my best friend balling in the car one day as we thought about our moms and getting ready to graduate. It was ESPECIALLY hard because we were at the point where we were going to leave our moms for school and WOW! My friend said this is so sad and I was like "Uh-Huh, whatever" and then it went on for about 60 seconds and it was SO my mom and I and I balled, just balled lol! I actually listened to it today on my ipod and it just makes me love and appreaciate my mom even more! Thanks for sharing!
~Kassandra

Melissa's Thoughts said...

Nope, didn't make it. My mom is 12 hours from me and this makes me miss her so much more. Ha. I had red cowgirl boats and my mom told me that I would sleep in them I loved them so much.

Heather said...

Precious outfit and boots and precious girl! I was already having kind of a "down" day....but I watched that video and just SOBBED. Oh my! Makes me want to take lots more video!!!

Katie said...

I tried but I couldn't help it. I got all choked up! Now I want to go wake my baby girl up and love on her. I need to take more videos.

Christine said...

Holy Cow! Could that post be any sweeter! That baby is growing up to be such a little sweetheart! Makes me think fondly back on my own 9 month old baby girl days! Thought of y'all this weekend as the Arkansas-Auburn game came on TV even all the way out here in SoCal! I knew of at least one place where the pig calls would be loud and proud!

Lindsay said...

Precious Cowgirl! Oh and I have mascara down to my toes now....so sweet! :)

Megan said...

YOur lil cowgirl is just precious. So funny that I posted this Taylor Swift video on my facebook earlier today! I discovered the song after the twins and I spend the day with my parents best friends in Stuttgart a few weeks ago. As we left their house, my "Aunt" Betty started crying and said she'd had the best day with us and that I had to listen to this Taylor Swift song. I love TS.

Pamela said...

That was wonderful Kelly! Thanx for sharing! Oldest pulled up a chair to watch with me. At the end he said "Mama that was such a nice song wasn't it!?". If he only knew how wonderful it truly is!

Jenna said...

Presh!!

Amy said...

So sweet...every bit of it! I am going back to work tomorrow for the first day after having my sweet girl and this video just made me boo-hoo!! thanks for sharing

momMYsliceoflife said...

I love that song!!! The first time I heard it was when I was driving home for Gulf Shores this summer. I was listening to the whole cd all the way through, for the first time, and had to pull over because I was just pouring tears. It makes me think of my mom and hope that London will feel so fondly of me one day!

That little outfit is SO cute!

MICHELE said...

Oh my goodness...I seriously have that EXACT outfit, which seems weird since it looks hand made only mine is done w/ pink handkerchiefs...werid! And today I put my daughter in a western shirt and have been sing "I wanna be a cow(girl) baby!" All day. This post was too perfect today! Your little girl is so cute I love all that she does and wears!

The Charton's said...

Thanks for the video. I didn't know that you were serious about the crying part. I didn't make it. I have 2 baby girls, I can't imagine them that big.

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

she is. the cutest thing. EVER! The little boots made me melt! I always love coming over here to visit your blog! ox

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

I absolutely don't dare watch that because today is my baby girl's 9th birthday and I'm weepy already about how fast it's gone! :D

Oh girl... treasure every second. It's SOOOO true that before you know it, they are all grown up. :(

Kathy said...

LOVE the cowgirl outfit! LOVE Taylor Swift and especially THAT song by her. LOVE your blog and your darling little girl! =)
Blessings, Kathy K.
www.scrappykitkat.blogspot.com

Rachel H. said...

I love the video...made me cry! :(

Mommy 2 One Angel said...

Oh. My. Word. I SO NEEDED to read this post today and watch that precious video. I couldn't stop crying. Being a mommy is the most rewarding and challenging title a woman could ever have.

Sweet Harper is just soo stinkin' cute. Love the cowgirl outfit. You're such an inspiration to me and so many others. One day Harper will be amazed at how amazing of a woman you are, Kelly. Keep up the good work!!

Laurie said...

The outfit is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anna said...

That outfit is just adorable!! I love to dress my son up like he is a little cowboy. It's so much fun!! Love the song too. That has to be one of my favorite Taylor Swift songs.

Natalie said...

this is my favorite taylor swift song!

Betsy said...

Isn't that the sweetest song you've ever heard?? I love it and cry every time I hear it!

QuatroMama said...

I think that might be my favorite picture of Harper of ALL TIME! Kelly, she's such a belle!

And that video....MELT! Even for a mom of 4 boys, it touched my heart.

Hugs!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh my goodness... I dont think I can handle that video today. Have you ever had a day when you just look at your kids and love them so much it scares you..you even cry a little. Well today was one of those days. I know how full my heart is..can you imagine the love our Lord has for us! Simply Blessed~

Farfalla εïз said...

Hi, Kelly:)
first and fore most, Harper is strikingly beautiful... its also evident that her mother is too! :) I really enjoy reading your blogs... I am new to this blog world lol, but I really like the fact that you are extremely devoted to God, Life is non existend without God. There is a reason why we are here. But Sometimes I feel That I have a dilemma :S but sometimes I feel that I dont... well I will be posting a blog right now if you get a change feel free to read it, I would like your advice you seem to understand.

Thank youu<3

Pieper Rodriguez said...

I almost made it through without crying- until the end when she start talking about her dad and brother. Ugh! I needed to hear this today cause seeing that, (and the reason I cryed), made me realize how fast the time is going to go by! It's so hard to believe that my almost 15 month old will be a 15 yr old soon! :( Loved it.

lisa said...

Aww how cute in her cowgirl outfit!
Oh and the video-so sweet. I do not have kids right now (TTC) but the video reminded me of me growing up with my family :-). I thank the Lord for such a loving Christian family. Thank you for sharing that.

Stylish Housewife said...

Just bawled my eyes out! So sweet!

Jodi said...

ok...totally made me cry! Now I'm off to kiss my sweet, sleeping girl.

BIDK said...

that is the cutest outfit!! :) it didn't take long to get her pony!

Vicki said...

Oh girl...you think it's hard to watch that video (and it IS)...just wait until you hear your 9 year old daughter sing it to you on stage in a talent show. Holy cow! That song tears me up!

And Harper could NOT be any cuter!!

Tara G. said...

CUTE!!!!

Kiss My Tiara said...

Oh my gosh I just watched that video and cried and cried! p.s. Harper's outfit is so stinking cute!!

Sonya said...

my mom and my COWBOY brother danced to Mama's Don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys at his wedding a few weeks ago! That horse is cute. Lauren has a "neigh neigh" like that.

Elizabeth said...

i'm a complete wreck after watching that video.


harper is such a doll!

Krissy said...

I just love Taylor Swift! I was watching the video thinking I wasn't going to cry and then the part with her painting started...needless to say, I cried!

Becca said...

She is so stinkin' cute! :) I saw this video last week while I was feeding my son and I cried. It's such a sweet video!

Anna said...

Harper is so precious! I cannot believe how long her hair is getting. That Cowgirl outfit is the cutest!!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

My "babies" are now 26 and almost 21 years old. I am proud to say that I am the Mother of 2 beautiful young women who have grown up to be not only my daughters, but my best friends!! Taylor's video brought tears to my eyes, thinking about the wonderful times I have spent with my own daughters over the years. And the many great times that we have ahead of us to still share with each other!!! Thanks for sharing. Harper looks adorable in her cowgirl outfit. Love & blessings from NC!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

That outfit is so adorable-especially the boots!

shelley said...

love the verse, love the outfit, love the video!!!

love it all!!!

Amanda Marie said...

Oh my word. Let me just say that I love that outfit, that horse and Harper of course!!

I LOVE Taylor Swift!!! And that song is without a doubt my favorite song of hers. I can't listen to it without crying and last time I checked my itunes count I'd listening to it over 200 times. However, I cry every time I listen to the song not because I have the kind of family Taylor has, but because I don't. I pray every day that someday when I have children... that I have a great relationship with them. And that's why I listen to that song. To help remind me what families are SUPPOSED to be like. Because I don't have a very clear example of that in my life.

Kristen said...

Harper's hair is getting so thick! I can't wait to see it get long. :)

meredith and family said...

That song by Taylor Swift makes me cry every time I hear it!! I tell my girls all the time I hope they feel that way about me some day!! So special!!! We just love her!!

PS - The outfit is precious!!

Claire said...

Such a cutie!

Am off to see Taylor Swift next week - I cannot wait!

Cxx

Lauren said...

Over the moon precious! Yee-haw, girl! :)

My daughters were outfitted in cowgirl and indian outfits last yr. for Halloween. Our greyhound was their horse! :)

Katy and Ross said...

I love that outfit! It is way too cute!

Toni :O) said...

I LOVE the outfit and we just love Taylor Swift...such a sweet video and tribute to her mom. I hope my kids can say that some day...I really do. Some days it's SO hard to be a good mom, feeling like a failure, but most days it's all good and they bring such joy to our lives. God bless your sweet family, I just love your blog and your southern accent is just darling. I'm from MI so we don't have cool accents like you do! :O)

sjm4him said...

OH.MY.GOODNESS.WAY-TO-ADORABLE-FOR-WORDS ALERT!!!! She is soooo cute in that...just when I think she can't possibly have a cuter outfit...she does! :-) Hope it fits next year...I've seen outfits similar to that in stores but not the boots and that's what makes it! Thanks for starting my day off on a good note! Have a good day! :)

Jennifer said...

The first time I heard that Taylor Swift song I cried everywhere! I didn't have a good relationship with my mom growing up (long story), and then she died when I was 18. My heart always grieves what we didn't have and what we won't ever have - and I miss her so. God blessed me with a beautiful little boy recently and I adore him to pieces. I hope to be the great things to him that I remember my mom being and even more. My heart SO longs to have a daughter too. Perhaps God will allow that to happen someday. In the mean time, I hope Tommy and I have some of the "best days" together.

I love seeing your heart on your blog Kelly. You are such a sweet and tender woman and such a wonderful, wonderful mom. God gave Harper the biggest blessing of you.

Brad and Becca said...

Thank you so much for posting this and sharing your life! I love seeing your precious little Harper. What a doll!

My husband and I just found out we're pregnant (Praise God!) and this certainly turned on my waterworks! I have so many memories like that with my mama, and I hope our baby will have the same with me and my husband.

The Heath's said...

She is such a cutie! Love Love Love those boots!!

ann said...

I cried because my daughter used to tell her friends, when she was in jr high and high school, that her best friend was her mom....and she is now 22 and is talking about marriage. Harper will be there before you know it. She is so cute...and I hope she tells everyone you are her best friend, too.
Side note...my son works with the youth ministry at 1st Baptist in Hendersonville, TN - where Taylor Swift if from. Lots of the kids know her and her brother and they say she is the real deal. The town was proud to claim her after the Kanye West incident. Classy girl at a young age.

The Bradford Blog said...

Oh Man Kelly! I was so strong! I held out all the way through the video and then at 3minutes50seconds... I cried. Dang it! : )

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness! Harper just makes any outfit that much more adorable!! Love the scripture you posted -- much needed today!

Gotta love Taylor Swift!! We saw her in concert in Houston -- fantastic!!! Love that song and yes,it's hard to listen to without getting teary-eyed.

Have a blessed day, Kelly!

Annie said...

cutest little cowgirl EVER!!

Luke and Courtney Brewer said...

Wow, when I watched that video, I cried like a baby at my desk at work! So sweet! And it made me think how much I love my mama!

Nancy said...

Cute as can be, Kelly!Love the boots. I just jumped over to your Mom's blog, and it's precious, too!

Mike and Cymbre said...

I love this Taylor Swift song! The first time I heard it, I cried my eyes out. We were trying to get pregnant and it was such a special song to me. Now, I'm 22 weeks pregnant and it makes me cry more!

Chele said...

SO funny you posted this song to your site. My daughter and I sing it all the time. My mom actually told me about the song and how it reminded her of me when I was little. The song brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it! The memories we make today will be soooo important to our kids tomorrow! Have a great day!
Chele

Trac~ said...

Just precious! :o)

Future Mama said...

She's so pretty!! Awww so cute cute cute!!

I'm thinking of being a cowgirl for Halloween, but I dunno!!

Aww, I can't wait to have a mini me!!!!

Sunny said...

That is the sweetest thing. Harper is so pretty - that blonde hair is getting thicker and thicker. What a precious pumpkin! I am so glad to see you just eat her up. What a blessing!!

pinkmommy said...

Oh my word, she is a doll!!!! She is getting so big so fast!

Christine said...

The outfit is ADORABLE. I enjoyed this post...the video brought a tear to my eye.

PITTSNIX said...

thanks for putting that verse up, means alot to me :)

Joe, Abby and Ellen Grant said...

Sweet video! I live in TN in the same town as Taylor. I've seen her with her mom around town and they seem so close. Very cool. I LOVE having daughters, and I just pray they will be able to say, one day, that I am the strongest person they know!
Oh, I dislike commenting on these posts, but just had to say something.
Yikes!

KK said...

Looks like a future Kilgore Rangerette to me:) With her love for music & dancing to follow soon. She is tooooo cute. LOVE the horse!
Blessings always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

jen said...

You're right...that definitely made me cry!

Cindy said...

Cute pics and thanks for sharing that video. I love Taylor Swift and that was too sweet. Totally made me cry too.

SayRah said...

Aww! When I was little, i was addicted to these red cowboy boots. I would fight my mom over taking them off, and wore them to school, and bed, and..everywhere! I also told her I wanted to be a cowboy when I grew up. She said, "Now Sarah, God made you a girl, so you can't be a cowboy." I said-"Well, I wanna be a cowboy-girl, then"! LoL. I love this stage!
Love the scripture too! Oh so true!
((hugs & blessings))

Traci said...

Harper is adorable! She makes me miss my niece!

I SERIOUSLY wanted my camera in Walmart the other day with those same pants!! They are dreadful!!

amy h said...

I can so relate to that- I have a daughter that graduates from high school this year! Enjoy everyday because it flys!!!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Those boots are ADORABLE! But not as cute as Harper. I smile everytime I see that sweet face.

I had a western-themed birthday for one of my kids...made a boot-shaped cake and it was CUTE!

Anita said...

oh, my! yes, I cried!

Anita in MS....mom to 7, grandmom to 2

Jennifer said...

Oh that's precious! :) Makes me want a little girl. ;)

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Any chance you know the brand or where I can buy those shoes? I've been to every boutique in my area and can't find them anywhere. They are the perfect addition for a christening gift that I am hoping to give in two weeks.

Thanks!
KK
pinkcrocodiledesigns@hotmail.com
http://preppypinkcrocodile.blogspot.com