it’s my party…

Happy birthday to my baby, now that she is almost a year and a half old. But January makes for a great time to sit at the computer for hours on end.  :) Oh, how my heart melts ever time I pull this soft little lady in for a snuggle. I love that cute little […]

Happy Birthday

to my sweet Wesley! We partied with Halloween music, spooky cob webs, mouth watering pumpkin pie, donut eating contests, and a good old apple bob. Matt won the men’s contest. Go Matt! Lizzy creamed us! Wahoo!   The boys were thrilled with anticipation. I can just hear Jacob’s laughter falling through the air. Henry won […]

31 years, 3 months, & 8 days old

I never thought I would get this old, not that I am pining over years past. I have never been one to wish back the good-old-days-of-high-school or that I was a young 20-something-year-old newly wed. When all my friends cried at graduation, I was elated it was finally over. And I loved our years as […]


I wrote this eons ago, but didn’t want to post without pictures. I kept waiting, and waiting, and pestering, and asking, and miraculously decent weather and a reluctant but willing 10-year-old boy finally aligned. Yipee!!! But 10-year-old boys don’t really appreciate the camera, just so you know =). Love this one! I can just hear […]


Oh, my sweet little Adelie, I could fill up volumes with all of the funny little things you say and do, and if you only let me snap more pictures, your amazing facial expressions—they crack me up. A few recent Addie-isms for keepsakes: Mama look, the water is sparkly. It’s so sparkly! I like sparkly […]

33 things

We celebrated Wes’s 33rd birthday a few months ago. In honor of being a third of a century old, here are 33 things you may or may not know about my Wesley. 1. He loves Halloween and has always taken his character seriously. And even when it wasn’t Halloween he created his own. OH…Wes I […]

Happy Birthday!

We were so excited to have Grandma and Grandpa Dyer come visit and share in the special experience of Miss Cora Mae’s blessing. We celebrated Grandpa’s 64th birthday while he was here by setting off rockets, visiting the local heritage museum, watching the Lorax, and eating apple pie.   Dad you are an amazing example […]

Eight is GREAT!

  The day of Hannah’s birthday she woke up incredibly ill. I felt horrible for her! She fevered all day long and rarely left the couch. Poor girl! She felt so terrible that she had no desire to eat her special dinner or her lemon tart. Lucky for me, tarts are even better after spending […]