Happy 41st Birthday Rusty!

We had a fun day celebrating Dad! Halle and Josh bought him a pineapple shirt. His only birthday wish was to play pickle ball with the family. He shared his Sunday birthday dinner with Luke and Grace made his favorite fruit pizza for dessert!

Blake is a TEENAGER

Dear Blake, Welcome to your teenage years! I can’t believe it. You tell me it’s not you who is getting older and taller, it’s me shrinking smaller 🙂  It’s been such a fun year being back at school full time, and this spring, NO MASKS! Hip hip hooray! And you made the Honor Roll third…

Halle’s 18th Birthday

Happy 18th birthday Halle! Right now we are sitting on a plane home from Phoenix where I watched my first born jump out of an airplane and go hurdling toward the earth. I’m so glad we got to do that together. You always have been, and always will be my forever adventure buddy. You didn’t…

Josh’s 15th Birthday

Happy 15th birthday Josh! What a year it has been. It literally feels a lifetime ago that you turned 14. So many things have changed. All for the better.  You finished your middle school career with online school. You received your special 4.0 award with a video and elbow bumps. 8th grade continuation was online.…

Tara Turns 40

What a birthday! I feel so loved and so spoiled. It started with an awesome day in Denver with all my favorite people. My friends made 40 lunches to pass out to people in need. Their kids even got in on the action and decorated the bags and wrote uplifting things on them. I got…

Blake’s 12th Birthday

Dear Blake, This year has been a wild ride! I am so proud of you for working hard to improve at school. It’s hard starting Middle School in the middle of a pandemic! Online school made it tough to stay focused, but you were constantly improving and trying new tactics. By the end of the…

Blake turns 11 and graduates Elementary school!

Dear Blake, I am so proud of you! I can’t believe you are off to middle school in the fall. You are going to have so much fun learning and experiencing new things. It’s been a unique time–finishing school online, having a Zoom birthday party. Things aren’t what we expected but I’m proud of the…

Halle’s 16th birthday

Dear Halle, Happy 16th birthday!! What a big occasion for my favorite girl. I just love watching you grow, blossom, and be uniquely YOU. You stand by what you love and follow your heart. You love being Dash’s mommy and he loves being your baby. He is so anxious in the afternoon until you get…

Josh’s 13th birthday

Dear Josh, Happy teenage birthday! What a joy it is to have you in our family. You are smart, fun, kind and responsible. I love attending every honor roll breakfast and celebrating how hard you work in school. You are self disciplined and rarely need reminding to get homework done or work in upcoming projects.…

Blake’s 10th birthday

Dear Blake, Happy Double Digits! What a fun birthday this was. You are getting so tall, smart and handsome. I love spending time with you and particularly enjoy our Sunday morning snuggles. You love to play with Dash and take such good care of him. You are always defending him when dad gets mad at…