Friday, May 24, 2013

My Eli finished his first year (half year) of preschool.  We are so proud of him!  He made friends, he became a little more confident in himself and he learned things!!  I'm excited to watch him grow more and more each year.  He's so different than Addie, but there's something so special about him.  I adore him to pieces.  Congrats, buddy!  Looking forward to the summer with you!!!

Monday, May 13, 2013


Feeling blessed to be surrounded by these people every day of my life. 

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Dear Papa...

 Missing Papa today.  He went to be with the Lord three years ago today.  There are so many things I wish he was a part of still.  I wish he knew our little Izzy.  I wish he could throw Eli up in the air.  I wish he could come watch Addie play soccer.  I wish he could be at our holiday get-togethers, stirring up trouble, making everyone laugh at the dinner table... But he's in a much better place, and for that I am thankful.  I would tell him lots of things if he were still here, but what I want to tell him most of all is how great of a job he did raising his son and what an incredible father Brandt has become :)
Dale, your son is an amazing, loving, compassionate man! 
 You would be so proud to see how he's raising these three kiddos in a godly home!
 And thanks for loving Lynn the way you did... setting a great example of what it means to be a husband.  Brandt is a fantastic one and I am so thankful you gave him to me :)
Miss you today, Papa!  We love you :)