M & J Monday

When I look at you
And you look at me,
I wonder what wonderful
Things you will be.
When you were too small
To tell me hello,
I knew you were someone
I wanted to know.
For all of your tininess
Couldn't disguise
A heart so enormous...
And wild...
and wise.
This is the first time
There's ever been you,
 So I wonder what wonderful things
You will do.
Will you stand up for good
By saving the day?
Or play a song only you
Know how to play?
Will you tell a story
That only you know?
Will you learn what it means
To help things to grow?
Will you learn how to fly
To find the best view?
Or take care of things
Much smaller than you?
I know you'll be kind...
And clever...
And bold.
And the bigger your heart,
The more it will hold.
When nights are black and
When days are gray -
You'll be brave and bright
So no shadows can stay.
Then you will discover
All there is to see...
And become anybody
That you'd like to be.
And then I'll look at you
And you'll look at me
And I'll love you,
Whoever you've grown up to be.
The Wonderful Things You Will Be
~Emily Winfield Martin
Happy Monday!


  1. I think these may be my favorite set of pictures! The third one down I think may be my favorite of all time. The concentration on Julia's face, the look of excitement on Marcus'. So sweet. Then there are the peek-a-boo at the tree & the rocks. Oh I love them all!

  2. Love their shirts! Marcus is such a great big brother. Love seeing him help Julia. And her smile is so big while he does. They will have lots of adventures together are they grow up. Adorable!

  3. The pictures of Marcus looking down at Julia helping her to walk are so sweet. Love seeing him be a big brother :)

  4. Wow, I love the story these tell! And yay for the KC clothes!

  5. They are just the cutest! I love the one with the tree!

  6. Julia looks so big in these pictures! And what a sweet big brother Marcus is!! I adore the one of them peeking around the tree. You find the best locations! How gorgeous is this place?! But even so, Marcus and Julia take the cake because they are the absolute cutest!!

  7. Julia's shirt is amazing! The sequins, the ruffle, and of course, Kansas City!! Great pictures! Love the KC theme!

  8. Oh my goodness! Those first pictures with Marcus holding her hands. I die!!!

  9. These just keep getting cuter and cuter. And they make me tear up every single time. Love.

  10. suddenly they look so much bigger. julia is seriously ditching the "baby" in a big hurry.

  11. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I love the way she looks at Marcus when he is helping her. Oh and I want Julia's outfit in my size!
    Annnnnnnd I still want to go see those awesome tide pools one day! That's it. One day I'm grabbing some Side Car Donuts and heading over and we're going to the beach!

  12. Seeing these terrifies me for when Tenley turns a year old - Julia just looks so darn OLD/BIG in these pics. Waa! :( But otherwise, so sweet. :)

  13. Marcus is such a great big brother. Julia is so lucky to have him.

  14. They simply have the best adventures together. Cutie pies.


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