April 2022 recap

This year as service for Jim’s birthday we decided to make sugar cookie kits and donate the proceeds to the International Humane Society to help with Animal care in Ukraine. And by we, I mean I. I did get Halle and Josh to help with frosting, and Blake helped me pack up the kits. I…

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…

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…

Blake’s 9th birthday

Dear Blake, Happy 9th Birthday!! Your birthday always comes at such a busy time of year as school wraps up for the summer. I’ve had so much fun watching you grow this year. I always say that 3rd grade is a pivotal year. You are officially a big kid! This year you have excelled in…