Your Fourth Birthday

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End Up Here?

Dear Carter,When I was a kid, I used to play in this Watermelon field that was right down the street from my house.  We used to have all kinds of fun in that field. We would pretend that we were on a Safari in the jungle, or hunting wild animals (snipe hunt anyone?). That field was the home of many adventures, and oddly enough, that field is where I am sitting right now.  In your room ....more

Let It Snow

Dear Carter, It snowed here like crazy last week. So much so that school got cancelled. I must admit that I was secretly crossing my fingers and hoping they would cancel school because there is not much that I like more than hanging out with our family in a warm house especially when we have no where to go. It was a nice change of pace, although it has been exceptionally cold and I am starting to crave that spring ...more

The Little Things

Sometimes it's the little things that can just tear my heart out.Jovie brought home a paper from school today that asked if there were any siblings who needed to sign up for Kindergarten. The school sends it out every year as a way to round them up. I have to admit that although you wouldn't have been in Kindergarten, it stung to see that. I will never be able to fill out that paper with your name and something as ...more

Hard Goodbyes

Dear Carter,Today brought one of those tough goodbyes that we knew would be coming... I just didn't think it would be today.We said goodbye to our sweet little Dachsund, Bud, today. He really was a good boy, and has been with your Daddy and I since we started dating. It's weird to think that he's not here anymore. Jovie is the one who is taking it the hardest by far, but I think that she will be ok. She always ...more

Seven, really??

Dear Carter,I can't believe we are a week into January already. I've been keeping with all of my little projects, and it's been good for me. I really feel like I am on top of things for the time being..... Now let's see if I can keep it up.Today, I worked on planning Jovie's birthday party. I simply can NOT believe that she is almost seven. Her birthday isn't until the middle of February, but we are going to be ...more

A World If Barbie

Dear Carter,Today was another freezing cold day which made it the perfect opportunity to snuggle up with your big sis and watch a Barbie movie ....more

Techno Freaks!

Dear Carter Jay,I'm cracking up over this picture I took at dinner time today.  Do you think our family likes technology a bit much??  Trust me when I say that this is not allowed at every dinner, but sometimes we all just need a break from each other so we can eat in peace.  Could those two be any more alike?! ...more

My Orchid

Dear Carter,I have this thing where I really like to buy plants at the end of the season when they are 80% off, and they look so sickly that you just aren't sure if they are going to make it. Some of them do, and some of them don't, but there is something in the thrill of the chance. Can I really bring a plant back to health? Back to the way it was before?? ...more

My Fortune

Dear Carter,The new year is under way now, and I can't help but think that the fortune I got in my cookie yesterday was no accident ....more