Saturday, June 29, 2013


My Charlie is 7 today.

He is such a blessing in so many ways.

Charlie fixed my broken heart after two miscarriages. I was not sure if we'd ever have another baby.

He is gentle boy who is squished in between two rambunctious brothers. I admire his ability to handle them so well. Don't get me wrong, though. The kid has some spunk.

We call him Fun Time Charlie because the kid is always up for anything and makes even the most mundane days an adventure.

Happy 7th Birthday Charlie.

We love you more than you will ever fully know.

Much love,

Sunday, June 23, 2013

It's been awhile

We're in full summer mode. The end of the school year was nuts. NUTS. NUTS. NUTS. Is there anyway to make it less crazy? We finished t-ball and then went full force into the eye of the end of the year storm: parties, awards, and the performances. I super love all of that for sure. After all, I teach 1st grade kiddos, but it all leaves me exhausted. Are you with me? If not, can we agree that you'll keep it to yourself to preserve the mental stability of us worn out mamas?

 (Jack's pre-k class performing a rainbow song...he's in purple)

 (Luke holding the "clap" sign)

(Luke's 4th grade award ceremony)

Summer has consisted of VBS, swimming, cub scouts bridging ceremony, movies, swimming, board games, swimming and a little more swimming on top of that.

 (Luke had the honor of switching Charlie from a tiger to a wolf)

 (Luke and his best friend getting ready for a skit)

Summer days are sometimes trying, but they are always the best

Happy summer to each of you!

Much love,