Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Letter to my children


Dear Cecilee Jane,

You were the perfect starter child. You were so easy as a baby and such a smarty toddler. We really took your goodness for granted until we got your sister. (more on that later) You have always had such a special place in my heart because you made me a mommy. You bonded me and daddy in an amazing way. You will always be my big girl.
I hope that you are always kind and such a good little friend like you are in Kindergarten. You love to learn and I hope that continues. I know that God has big plans for you. I know you will be a great mom one day. You tell me all the time the things that you will do better than me :) You are a beautiful girl and I just know that you will always radiate beauty from the inside as well. Your are my girly-girl and you love to dress up and all things PINK. I hope that we have not screwed you up too bad. ha.

Love, Mama
PS. You can't marry Daddy, he's already mine. And that is weird.

Oh Annslee Clare,

I will start by saying that there is a reason you are the last child of our family. If you were born first, you would have been an only child. I thought I would really have things figured out by my second child and you came along and it was a whole new ballgame. You have shown us that you have to do everything different from your sister. I call you my difficult child, and for some reason I fear you will not grow out of this. I can't even imagine the type of teenager you will be. You are WILD. I know God has big plans for you.

Right now I just pray we get you potty trained one day, after that who knows. I know that you have quite a bit of defiance in you, so we'll see how that works in your favor. I pray that you are a little nicer when you're older. It is pretty embarrassing that my sweet little baby girl is always trying to hit everybody. I can't wait to see the strong willed woman you grow into. Lord help the people that stand in your way. You are a pain in my butt most days but I absolutely love your crazy big personality.

Love, Mama

PS. I know you refuse to grow any hair, but you are 18 months old and I just want to put a dang bow in your hair.

Monday, September 2, 2013


On Wednesday September 4, 2013 my big girl will start kindergarten. She is very nervous about starting at a new school. To help with her nerves and for myself as well, we decided to go have a short photo shoot at her new school. Now she is completely comfortable with the school and so EXCITED to start in two days. 

I hope that we will always remember this sweet time in her life. She has such a bright future. I can't wait to see what God has in store for this precious girl.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


I guess I started a blog a long time ago and I forgot about it. haha. We will see if we can do a little better this time.

What have we been up to?
Cameron was in the field and this is his first week home. That sucked. He was gone from the beginning of June until Friday, and we are delighted to have him home. It was super hot and I really don't know how he did it. You would think that we were used to him being gone, but it really never gets any easier when he's not home.
I have been plugging away with my summer classes, which will be finished at the end of next week. (Thank ya Jesus!) It is very encouraging to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I will start my internship in a week and a half and I'll student teach from Aug-May and then I will be done!! YAY! (until I decide that I'm ready to go back to get my masters. HA!)
Cecilee, has just been doing Cecilee things. These things usually include but are not limited to bringing handfuls of sand into the house, letting Bailey in and out every 5 minutes, spreading her food all over the table, playing in the dog food and sometimes watching tv. She is quite the handful. She's been going to gymnastics once a week and she LOVES it! I am sad to tell her that she won't be able to go once school starts. She will start school at a Montessori school on August 1, and we cannot wait. I think it will be so good for her! I know she is excited about making new friends.