Thursday, April 14, 2016


It seems more like it was 21 months ago than 21 years. A day I will never forget. The day I became a mom and my whole world changed.  Since that very first night, you have brought so much joy into our lives. I so admire the man you have become. I love how well you love us. I love that I've gotten to witness you grow from a little guy with the sweetest heart, into the man of integrity and honor I saw potential for all those years ago. I'm honored to be your mom. Thank you for blessing me. I love you! Happy birthday!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Riley's 15th birthday

My beautiful girl. I love you so much and I am so blessed that I get to be your mom. You make my life fun! You keep me laughing with your faces and voices and fake drama. You make me feel loved with your kindness. I adore how you love kittens and children and your friends and your brothers. I love how you run and jump on Dad every day when he gets home from work. I love when you come into my room in the mornings. I love our girl traditions, like going to ballets. I love seeing your talent with dance and photography.You are such a gift to me and you are growing into an amazing woman of God. I'm so thankful I have a front row seat to the fun. I love you, happy birthday!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Happy Birthday David!

Happy birthday to my favorite person. You are my best friend, my encourager, my spiritual leader, and my protector.  You make my life fun. You keep me steady and calm. You solve problems and make dreams come true, that's what you do.  I look so forward to my future with you. I thank God for you every day. I hope you have a great birthday! I love you so much.

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!