Giving the gift of words

Giving the gift of words

We just wrapped up what I like to call “birthday season” at our house. All four of our children have birthdays in the fall. That means that during the 10 weeks between Sept. 14 and Dec. 1, it feels like we are always getting ready for someone’s...

Prom photography bonus shots

If I sit and ponder my recent birthday for too long, I might get a little melancholy. It feels impossible to me that I could be just one year away from being 50. My gosh. Didn’t I JUST turn 40?!? My husband asked me what I wanted to do to celebrate. I...

A shower made for a storybook

Do you have a favorite children’s book? You know… that one you can recite from memory because you’ve read it so many times? On Saturday morning, I hopped out of bed early with storybooks on my mind. I sorted through our shelves of books, pulling out...

Eight wishes on an eighth birthday

One of the advantages of being the youngest child in the family is that you get to see and experience life through the eyes of your older siblings. A few years ago, our youngest daughter got to hang out with her big sister on her birthday when she hosted a...

adventure day

On Monday, I got to hang out with two of my very favorite people, filling up my love tank with quality time for my birthday! The hubs took the day off work and our 5-year-old asked if she could miss preschool to go on a birthday adventure day. We were planning to...