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How We Celebrate Birthdays

I love birthdays! One whole day to love on just one person. One day that allows you to give a person a glimpse into how much their life…means in yours. It was almost 15 years ago that our birthday tradition began… It was my birthday during our first year of marriage and my day started off with a stack of envelopes. Keep in mind that we barely had any money in those years but what followed made me feel so …

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To Celebrate 40 {and because life is too short}

{source} I turn 40 in a little over three months. I don’t know what I thought I would feel…but I am completely fine with it. Growing up I heard horror stories of women turning 40.  Seriously, I thought it was full of doom and despair. What do I have to be afraid of? It doesn’t matter that I am turning 40 because inside I still think I am a hot 24:-) Heck, if you stay away from mirrors you can …

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Sugar and Spice {and everything nice…at least most of the time}

When Kelly and I found out we were pregnant with our second baby I was so used to being a mommy to a little boy…that I just assumed our next baby would be a boy too. When we were told our little boy was going to be a girl it took me a few days to let that sink in. Then I started to get really excited. I started thinking about dolls, Barbies, dress up, tea parties, doing nails and …

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The best days are the days babies are born

As long as I can remember I have wanted children. When Kelly and I got married I wanted four. When I would see a mom holding hands with two kids…and then the dad holding hands with the other two kids I would say, “THAT is what I want”. Kelly on the other hand would mumble something about those parents being outnumbered and that didn’t sound like such a smart plan…or something like that:-) After we had Jack and Maddy I …