I Will Always Love You More…

My Dear Alexandra,

As we sat around the table enjoying breakfast on Sunday morning, you told me that you were so happy you woke up a 4 year old. We did some serious celebrating the day before, and I was glad to see that you were still beaming with joy.

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Lily’s Carnival: Photos From Her 1st Birthday Party!

A week later, and the fact that I now have a 3 year old and 1 year old is finally beginning to sink in! 😱 On Sunday we had a fantastic time celebrating Miss Lily with a carnival-themed party. We truly missed our west coast family and friends, 😭 but we had a marvelous time making new memories with the wonderful people God has blessed us with in this new season. ❤️ I hope you enjoy the photos, and tell me, how do you celebrate birthdays in your house??

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A Daughter Never Forgets

My 28th birthday is one I will never forget. I had a phenomenal evening out with some of my closest friends, but once I was home for the night a bit of sadness set in.  

You see, my father had been battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma for over a year, and at this point he was too weak to call me for my birthday.  Every year, on Nov. 14th, he made me feel like the most special person in the world, but this time was different.  This time he was fighting for his life.

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