Ten Years with Our Soul Sister

My first born child turned TEN today.

A whole decade!

When did that happen?

How did that happen?

Ten years ago, I cried happy tears when I held her in my arms for the first time.

Today I cried happy tears all over again, just thinking about ten years with our Allana Rose.

And I want to hold my baby tight again and never let go.



Happy 10th Birthday to our little Soul Sister, Allana Rose!



From start to finish, Denise is Run DMT, a Tampa Bay marathon mom on the run trying to maintain an easy pace through it all between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 13, 9, 4). In 2007, I discovered a passion for running and in February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon, however, I continue to train for a variety of races and triathlons. In my spare time, I founded Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network.

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  1. Ollie McKay's says:

    Happy Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter!! I really LOVE the video!! How did you do that?? We have a first grandbaby and would love to do something like this for our son – a first time Daddy! Thanks and Happy WW to everyone!

  2. Gaby @ Tmuffin says:

    That was awesome! Is it weird that I’m getting all choked up over it? I’ve been following you for only a few months, since I found you via HoboMama’s linky (I think) so I feel strange getting so emotional. It was fun watching her grow from a tiny baby into a beautiful girl and older sister!

  3. Kristi says:

    What a beautiful tribute to your daughter…both your words and the slide show! I hope you had a wonderful day with her. My first born is 19 already…the years really do fly by. That’s why that cliche is true! :)
    Stopping by from Mama Kat’s

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