Happy 12th Birthday, Lakin!

My oldest daughter Lakin’s 12th birthday was yesterday, but she’s decided that she’s not “officially” a year older until exactly 10:55pm, the time she was born on July 16, 2001. I was going to post these pictures yesterday, but she requested that I wait until she was “actually 12”. So, here we are! We had […]

Fondant Cake Decorating Tips & Hints for Beginners

Our oldest daughter is a Pokemon fanatic, so we’ve been planning a Pokemon birthday party for weeks. Originally, we talked about making a six layer cake, similar to the rainbow cake from two years ago, and then shaping it and icing it to make a Pikachu Pokemon cake. It’s still a great idea, but for […]

A Father’s Day Letter To My Grieving Husband

Happy Father’s Day to you, my love. Thank you for being a wonderful and caring dad to our tweens. You would have been the most amazing daddy to our baby girl. In the short time that we knew her, the sound of your voice made her the happiest. She loved you very much, you know. You are […]

Happy Memorial Day!

It’s Memorial Day and the pools are open! We’ve spent the last two days in the pool and it has been wonderful. We plan to spend a good bit of our summer there, soaking up the sun’s rays. I really love to swim. It’s most definitely my favorite kind of exercise, hands down. I spent many […]

Mother’s Day 2013

I have been a mother for almost a dozen years, and this is the first Mother’s Day that doesn’t feel completely happy. I am grateful, of course, so grateful for my daughters, Lakin and Addah. They make me smile. They make me cry. They make me angry, and they make me laugh like a crazy […]

A Lovely Easter – #WW Link-Up!

We had a lovely Easter holiday, and I hope you all did too! The weekend started off with a visit to Aunt Mishelle’s house, where the girls searched for Easter eggs and played with their cousin, Jasper. Lakin was the lucky one who found the gold egg, which contained $5.00! Addah began the day with a […]

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