Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Happy 13th Birthday, Kennedy!!!

My beautiful Kennedy, the day is finally here! You've been counting down to this moment for years... they day you would become a teenager. I have to admit, the day you were born I wondered what the teenage years would look like for you... Would you have friends? Would you be accepted in our community? Would you be happy?

As you have guided us on this journey through the years though, I realized quickly that I had no reason to worry. You have been paving your own way since you were very small.

This year you have had to overcome some huge hurdles in several areas of your life. I am so proud of you for facing every challenge, every disappointment, and every success with a gracious smile. You are the strongest kid I've ever met and I'm so glad God chose me to be your mom! I can't wait to watch you continue to grow into the beautiful young woman I see you becoming.

I love you so much, baby girl. I pray the teenage years are as amazing as you hope they will be! Keep shining. Happy 13th Birthday, sweet girl!

I love you to the moon and back,


Monday, May 1, 2017

Happy 10th Birthday, Keeghan!!!

Happy Birthday, Keeghan! Today you are 10 years old. It's hard to believe that I have no more babies, no more small children. As excited as you were to hit "double digits", it made me a little sad to let go of this phase of our lives. Still, I am watching you turn into a smart, capable, hilarious young man and I'm so glad that God chose me to be your mom.
As you go through these next few years, you'll be faced with choices... some decisions will be easy and some will be more difficult. I pray you always choose to take the right path. Remember that right isn't always easy, but in the end, it will be so worth it. If you are ever unsure of which way to go, or if you ever find that you've made the choice that you shouldn't have, your dad and I are here to listen, to give advice and to guide you. I know you feel all grown up some days, but that's what we are here for, now and forever. We love you so much and want to help you be the very best you that you can be!

I hope you have a wonderful day, my son. I know we've been celebrating all weekend, with your party and birthday dinner, but there's still lots of fun to be had! Enjoy every second of being 10!!

I love you to the moon and back!


Friday, November 4, 2016

Happy 17th Birthday, Kassidy!!!

My beautiful daughter, today you turn 17! It's hard to believe this is your last year as a child, but never forget that no matter how old you get, you will always be my baby girl. I am so lucky to be your mom. You have grown from an awesome kid into an amazing young woman and one of my closest friends. I cherish our time together and enjoy hanging out with you, even when you talk about things I don't understand. HA! I am looking forward to walking through this next year with you. So many exciting things are coming up and I know you have a bright future ahead! Always remember that I am here to listen... to laugh with you, to cry with you, to talk baseball with you, and to give you advice, when and if you need it.

I hope you have a great birthday, Kass!! I can't wait to celebrate with you.

Happy Birthday!
I love you to the moon and back.


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Happy 15th Birthday, Kameron!!!

Happy Birthday Kameron! Today you turn 15. You've been through a lot this year, my boy... Summer ended with a lot of change and trial in your life. Starting high school meant leaving a lot of friends who have been with you for the last 3 years, and I know it was hard to say goodbye. I know you have a lot of work to do this year and goals you want to accomplish, and I want you to know that we will be with you every step of the way. We are always here to support you and help you however we can. Even if we are unable to help, or you are struggling more than we can see, please remember that you can always lean on the Lord. He will never leave you or forsake you.

I hope this year is a good year for you, my son. A year of growth: personally and spiritually. A year of restoration with those you love. A year of peace. And most of all a year of love. Keep working hard to be the very best Kameron you can be. We know you are capable of amazing things and we can't wait to see what your future holds!

We love you so much!
Have a great birthday!!


"Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don't see it yourself."

Monday, May 16, 2016

Happy 12th Birthday, Kennedy!!!

Dear Kennedy, the day is finally here! It's your birthday! I can't believe that you are 12 years old! You've grown a lot this year in every area of your life. I've loved watching you mature as a dancer, a student, a model, and a young lady.

I love spending time with you, Kennedy. I never know what the day will hold or what adventures we will go on. I love watching you get excited about the little things - staying in a hotel, omelets for breakfast, crashing our date nights, or a spontaneous trip to Starbucks. I even loved hearing you get excited about your birthday every day for the last 6 months. There's always something to look forward to!

I hope you have a great day, my baby. I'll be in with cupcakes for your class, we'll celebrate with your friends at dance this afternoon and then we'll go to your birthday dinner. A whole day of celebrating YOU! (And I'm sure that daddy will make you an omelet for breakfast.)

In just a couple weeks you'll be graduating from elementary school, one more milestone, one more thing to be excited about! Just remember as you grow, that we are here to be your biggest cheerleaders and your biggest fans! We love you so much!!

Happy Birthday my little munchkin.

To the moon and back,

Love, Mom

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Happy 9th Birthday, Keeghan!!!

Happy Birthday, baby boy!! Today you are 9 years old. I love the way you slowly work up to your birthday... not counting down the weeks or even days, but making plans like staying up until 3:03am so you can be awake on the minute you were born. I love that you picked your birthday dinner place because they have your favorite blue punch... and that you have no idea what you're going to eat there!

This has been such a year of growth for you, Keeghan. I have loved watching you soak up everything you are learning in school, and as always, you share every detail with us... whether we are ready to hear it or not. I love that you are so creative... whether you are writing, drawing or building with Legos, your imagination is endless.

You have worked so hard this year at karate! I get so excited to see you move up with every belt. I have also loved watching you dance this year. Your determination to learn something new and do your best is awesome. Seeing your smiles and hearing the stories about your new friends there has been so much fun!

And now we move into another year. I can never guess what that will hold for you, as you make each day as different and exciting as possible, but whatever happens, I'm ready to travel the road with you. I'm ready to learn with you and listen to your stories. I'm ready to see the new things you will try and be there to encourage you along the way. Continue to live every day to the fullest, Keeghan! Thanks for always taking us along for the ride.

I love you so much!

Happy Birthday!

Love, Mom

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Happy 16th Birthday, Kassidy!!!

Happy sweet 16 to my sweet baby girl! I'm not really sure how it's possible that we blinked and you are suddenly half way through high school and old enough to drive. Yet somehow, here we are.

We are so proud of the young woman you have become, Kassidy. You are confident, smart, and have an amazing plan set for your future. You love your friends with a passion and hold them close. You're not afraid to be who you are, even if others tease you for it. We are so excited to see what the future brings you and walk next to you step by step...

As you go through these next years, never forget to rely on the Lord to help you make the tough decisions in life... and they will come... He will never lead you astray. And even if dad and I aren't right next to you, we are only a phone call away. We love you so much!

Happy Birthday!

Love, Mom

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Happy 14th Birthday, Kameron!!!

Happy birthday, Kameron! Another year has come and gone and you are another year older and another year... uh... funnier. And yes, another year wiser too! It's so hard to believe you are in your last year of middle school. It seems like you are racing towards the finish line so fast these days. You are growing into such an awesome young man. You have learned to make a name for yourself everywhere you go... even if that name IS Bacon... and everyone who meets you can't help but remember you with a smile.

I hope you have a great year, my son. Take the time to  really enjoy your time before high school and continue to make the most of every day! The years will continue to fly by faster and faster as you get older. Slow down and always remember who you are... an awesome son, an amazing brother, a goofy kid deep down inside... Never lose your sense of humor, your quirky look on life, and especially your love of... bacon.

We love you so very, very much!
Happy Birthday!


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Happy 11th Birthday, Kennedy!

My beautiful Kennedy, today when you wake up, I can finally answer your daily question with a very excited YES! You've been asking me every morning for over 2 weeks, "Is it my birthday, now?!" Now. Today you turn 11! You've been "way close" for so long and I know you have been so anxious for this day!

This has been such a fun year for you, my girl! I have loved watching you grow physically, mentally and emotionally. I love seeing your sense of humor grow all the time and I love seeing you laugh with your friends and siblings. I'm so proud of you for finishing another year of dance (almost) and watching your growth as a dancer. You really shined on stage this year, and your hard work has paid off!

Yesterday, when we celebrated your birthday with your class, I loved standing back and listening to your classmates tell you what a good friend you are, how they love that you're always happy, that you're a great dancer and of course, that they love your sense of style. ;) You are surrounded by a great group of friends who know how special and amazing you are. Never let go of those friendships!

I can't wait until you wake up so we can spend the day together, and tonight we will be off to your birthday dinner at Olive Garden!

Happy Birthday my princess!

I love you to the moon and back!


Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy 8th Birthday, Keeghan!!!

Dear Keeghan, you made it!! Today is your 8th birthday!! I can't believe another year has gone by so quickly. This has been a really challenging year for you, my son. In some ways it's been amazing, and in other ways it's been rough. I have loved watching you continue to grow and learn about everything around you... even if that means you ask me 5 million questions every day! I have loved watching you get stronger as you continue your karate classes, and take pride as you move up each belt. I have loved watching your sense of humor develop... similarly to your brother's, but with your own spin on things... I love hearing you laugh with your siblings and create new and amazing things every day.

It's been hard to watch you struggle this year  though too, as you find your way in this world and figure out what's important in life. I know some days are hard for you and I wish I could take that from you; but I also know that you are on the right path, and soon enough, with the Lord's help, you will be back on track and continue being the awesome kid that you are!

We love you so much, Keeghan! You are the perfect "baby" of our family, though you're not really a baby anymore... You are a wonderful, fun brother, a great friend, and a fabulous son. I'm so glad that God chose me to be your mom. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and I'm so glad you don't have school so we can spend it together! Ice cream for lunch, to the movies to see the new Avenger's Movie and then off to Red Robin for your annual birthday dinner... I can't wait!!

Happy Birthday, little man! I love you to the moon and back!