Monday, February 25, 2019

Riley is 18!

My precious girl. I love you so much and I am so proud of the woman you are becoming. What an honor it is to get to be your mom. You bring me joy and make me laugh every single day! I think you are so wonderful. I love how you love and adore your brothers and how thoughtful you are to me.  Thank you for intentionally being a blessing to our family. I love getting to experience that. Thank you for loving cold Pad Thai and Gilmore Girls and cookie dough and girls' weekends and memes and babies and saved videos with me:).
I love watching you love Jesus. I love how much you enjoy serving in Konnect and how you care for your kids. You are making an impression on many little lives and I am so proud of you for that. So grateful to have you in my life, Riri. Happy birthday! I love you.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Happy birthday David!

Happy birthday to my favorite person. I’m so grateful every day for you. You make my life wonderful. Thank you for being my best friend and for loving me so well. I hope you have a great day and feel loved.  I love you so much!

Monday, September 3, 2018


Cole! I am so excited to celebrate you on your birthday. You are such a special person. You always make everyone feel loved and important. You are a friend to anyone who needs a friend and you are everyone's biggest fan. You have a gift of encouragement and it's great to be loved by you! Your creative spirit and mind that is always planning make me smile. Your love and commitment to God and His Word are so inspiriting. Thanks for always being you. From building us lighted nighttime sledding runs to jumping onto the roof to admire sunsets, you live life so fully! I love you so much and I hope you have a wonderful 16th birthday!

Saturday, August 18, 2018


Happy birthday sweet Jenna! Thank you for being such a wonderful part of our family. I am so grateful for you. I love how care for others. I love your witty sense of humor. I love how you pursue Jesus. I love how you love Garrett and are such a rock in his life. I’m praying blessings over your new year and I hope it is the best one yet! Have a fun and yummy birthday. I love you so much. 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Happy Birthday Tyler!

These past twenty years have been such a sweet blessing to me. You bring so much joy and fun and laughter to this family! I have loved watching you grow. I love how you seek God and how you care for others. I love how you worship. I love how hard you work and how adventurous you are. Thank you for setting an example for me in so many ways. I love you and I'm so proud of you. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 14, 2018


23 years is hard to believe! That beautiful day that you made me a mom seems like yesterday. I remember it all so well. What joy you have brought my heart for so many years! I'm so proud of who you are. I miss your strong, quiet, goofy presence a LOT.  I love our Sunday talks and I love that the tables have turned and now I'm the one getting cooking advice from you. You have had a big year...graduating from college, getting married, moving to a new state, living through a hurricane, finding a two new places to live, starting a new job... I hope your 23rd year is less eventful but equally rewarding:)! I know you are going to have a super fun day with your amazing wife. Enjoy! I love you so much, Garrett. Happy birthday!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Happy 17th Riley!

Oh my sweet girl. You are such a joy to me. You bring me so much laughter and fun. I admire you greatly. I love how thoughtful and kind you are to others. I love to just watch your joy light up a room. I love how you love Jesus and seek to know Him more. You inspire me! Thanks for being my buddy and my dance partner. I'm so grateful for that day 17 years ago when you threw our world into a fun, pink frenzy! I love you so much! Happy birthday!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happy Birthday David!

David, you are my favorite person. You are the keeper of my heart and the one I want to share every part of my life with. I am so thankful for you every day. Thank you for being so wonderful, caring, hard-working, and fun. Thank you for taking care of me and loving me. I love you so much and I hope your day is great!