Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Celebrate good times.......{COME ON!!! }

 When the time comes,
and the weather cooperates (sort of)
When the sun shines,
and the day is right.....
you must celebrate!
 We had a superhero (weird right?) party last weekend....
to celebrate a super hero of our own.....
 A couple of super brothers.....
A few super friends and family...
and one super sister....


 There was piƱata beating......
 Candy flying.....
 Cake eating.....






 Jump house jumping...
 Super hero bowling....
and so much fun......
The wind blew like crazy, but we partied anyway.....
It was worth the struggle of blowing plates and messy hair....
Capes flowing in the wind and a breeze of smiles and happiness all around.
There is nothing exactly like....
 watching Parklen have fun.
Little boy fun....
wild and crazy...
joyful....
Happy 7th birthday celebration to my favorite super hero loving boy.....

I love you my darling boy.
Each year of your life that passes, brings forth a million different blessings.....
a thousand new life lessons,
and a sense of gratitude that would be unmatched with out your existence....
You are the miracle that lives and breathes within our home...
The survivor.
The young man full of faith and love....
You are one of a kind...
I am thankful to be your mom,
and happy to witness your life firsthand....
7 years,
it is hard to believe...
and more than you will ever know...
more than could ever be explained....
I love you.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

a decade....

10 years isn't such a long time,
 but then again it is........

3,650 days spent as your wife,
87,600 hours that Ive worn this ring.....
5,256,000 minutes that My last name has been yours.....

3 births,
a billion smiles,
fights,
and laughs and tears....

Joy,
Pain....
and through it all...
I have been all yours....

If we're being honest....
they thought we'd never last.....

But here we are...
and wouldn't you know it....
a decade has already passed...

Happy Anniversary to you Devan.
My love,
My partner....
my very best friend.





Sunday, May 10, 2015

Unofficial official birthday post.......

Last week was really something.
I mean....
really. something.
Parklen's birthday breakfast.

Parklen turned seven....
Leading up to his birthday I shed many a tear....
for so so many reasons.

We made plans,
plans to celebrate...
and to make his birthday special.

But,
we all know my history with making plans.

One thing led to another and we ended up in the Emergency room with Paysen in the middle of the day, and the plans for Parklen's birthday celebration stopped.
You can see how awesome Paysen was feeling.....

We had to push pause.
Hold off on the plan.


We found time for pie....

However....we made due.

The day after his birthday, Parklen was able to take cupcakes into his class at school.
This. Is. A big deal.
It was the first time that he had stepped foot into his classroom....
and although he had to wear his mask, and couldn't have contact with the kids....
he was thrilled.
You could see his smile behind his mask.....
Feel his excitement as he placed a treat in front of each of his classmates.....
He squirmed with delight as they sang him happy birthday.....
 


A couple of days after his birthday, when Paysen was feeling better, we took Parklen out for a special dinner.  It was his choice, anywhere he chose!
Just a little birthday song


Phinlynn, excited to be out of the house!!!





I get a very deep satisfaction from watching Parklen do normal things....
my heart grows in immeasurable sizes.

When I see a smile about some rice,
or hear a chuckle from the site of fire....

When sitting in a public restaurant is a big deal....

When a kid thinks that a meal out with his family is the best thing that's happened in a while....

Appreciating these simplicities...
to me, It is what life is all about.


Parklen's birthday party was postponed because of the snow we got!! I promise though..it will be a celebration to remember!

Live your life as if every moment was a gift...as though you weren't guaranteed the next....  Live like every minute, hour and day is worth celebrating....

Happy Birthday Parklen.....

Saturday, May 2, 2015

{She is two....}


In all of my wildest dreams,
in all of my moments before....
In the years that had passed....
and the breathes I had breathed...

In the days,
the hours,
the seconds....
the years....

In the depths of my mind,
in the corners of my heart...
In the laughs,
in the smiles,
in the tears....

Never could I have imagined....

The love that I have for you.




Phinlynn celebrated a birthday last month.
She stepped firmly, although on her tiptoes...
into the life of a toddler.....



 A baby no more....
and growing so fast.


 She is the most beautiful little girl I have ever seen...
 She is smart...
far beyond what should be...
 She is spunky and ornery,
stubborn and tough.
 She does things in her own time, 
She is sure that she is the boss....
 She came this close to smiling during her birthday shoot...
although, the picture below shows how the rest of the time was spent....
 Beautiful.


 Phin loves to be the center of attention, unless....she doesn't want to be.
So she greatly enjoyed her family celebrating her birthday...
the singing,
the oohs and ahhhs
She sang happy birthday to herself for about a week.
She pretends to be shy around those she does not know....
 She loves care bears,
minions,
dirt and baby dolls.....


She can dance, sing and repeat anything she hears...
She is never more than a step behind her brothers....
She is scrappy...
she is dainty....
She likes her nails polished and her pigtails in place....
She smashes bugs with her fingers.....
but refuses to step on crumbs....

She would choose to eat chocolate over anything else....

She is her mother's daughter,
but just as much her daddy's...
She is the pride of her brothers...
and the jewel of our family.

If only time could slow down....

Happy Birthday my darling....