Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Happy 13th, Cole!

Cole, you are one of my best blessings. You bring me such joy and I love being with you. I love how you are always coming up with new businesses. I love how much you enjoy coin collecting and how much you know about coins. You are so curious and such a learner. When you get interested in something you learn all you can about it and it's so cool to hear all you know.  I love how adventurous you are and how you are always looking for new, fun things to do. I love watching you play soccer and watching you have fun with your friends. I love that you want to try to climb everything.
I love how you adore your siblings. You are so thoughtful and caring of others' feelings and you really show Christ in this way. I am so proud of you! Thank you for being so kind and for showing so much love. You make me feel special and loved and I know you make others feel that way too. I hope you have a wonderful birthday! I love you!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Happy 17th birthday Tyler!

 Tyler, you bring so much happiness into my life! I am thankful every day for you. You make me laugh, and make me think, and make me hug mannequins in stores. You bring a whole lot of fun into this family because you make fun wherever you are. I love watching you play drums, and play basketball, and soccer. I love how you care for others' feelings and you choose to live joyously. Your desire to honor God is inspiring. I am so enjoying watching you grow. You are an incredibly hard-worker, and you show integrity in so many ways. You are a blessing! I hope you enjoy your day. I love you more than you can know.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

And just like that, he leaves his teens...

Garrett, I feel like it was just last year I was writing a post about you entering your teens and now you are 20. I couldn't be more proud of you. You are brilliant and thoughtful and amazing. You make me laugh and you inspire me to work hard. You hold such a big place in my heart and you always will. Thank you for taking care of that place in my heart. Thank you for being such a blessing to this family and for loving us. Happy birthday! I love you so much.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Happy Birthday Riley!

My sweet, beautiful girl is 14 years old.

Riley, I am loving watching you grow into such a lovely young woman. You are so beautiful in every way imaginable.

I love how you honor God with how you live.
I love how much you love your friends, your brothers, your family, and your cats.
I love your talent in photography, it is growing and amazing.
I love how you serve others, at church and outside of church.
I love to watch you dance, you make it look so elegant and effortless.
I love your funny personality. You make me laugh every single day:)

I love you so much and hope you have a wonderful day!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Happy Birthday David

Happy birthday to our leader, our fun-maker, our encourager. Thank you for making this family what it is. I love you more than ever and am so blessed that I have you as my best friend. I love you!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Happy Birthday Cole!

Cole. You are one of my favorite blessings in life! I love your caring nature and your creativity. I love that you are always thinking of others. I love how you collect things and that you love trivia. You bring so much joy to this house! Thank you for being so sweet and loving. Thank you for always being willing to help. Thank you for being you. I love you so much. Happy 12th birthday.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Happy 16th birthday Tyler

Tyler.  It's pretty hard to believe it has been 16 years since you came into our lives. You are the entertainer of our house. You make me laugh every day. I love being with you and I'm so thankful we get to spend time together. I'm so proud of who you are. Your choices in life impress me. I know you don't make easy ones and I admire that. I appreciate that you are a follower of Christ, not of man. I pray for your strength as you continue to grow in that. Thank you for all you are and all you are becoming. My life is so blessed by you! I love you. Happy birthday.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy birthday Garrett

I think you know how much I adore you. You are one of my favorite people ever. I can count on you to get my jokes, and sometimes I don't even have to make the joke, I just have to look at you and you know it. Not only are you fun and smart, you inspire me. You live life with high expectations for yourself and you persevere when it gets hard.  I love that. Thank you for loving me and for being you. Happy 19th birthday! I love you.