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…

Dolphin Day!!

Halle here–I had the opportunity to do the Researcher Experience at Dolphin Research Center, and it was so fun! There could be four people there at one time, but it was just me which was especially awesome as they could really make it special for me and made me feel like one of their team.…

Girls trip to Houston

Halle and I needed a break. Second semester of junior year during a pandemic is no joke. It’s stressful! And to make matters worse, Crohn’s is rearing its ugly head again. Halle was supposed to have a colonoscopy this summer, but her bloodwork started to go downhill and so I booked her the first available…

Halle’s 17th birthday

Dear Halle, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, STOP GROWING! Only one more year of childhood for you. Wow. It’s been a strange, strange year to be in High School. So many experiences cancelled or delayed. And that has brought a lot of disappointment and uncertainty. But I hope we can still…

Quarantine YW Camp 2020

Along with everything else, traditional YW camp was cancelled this year.  We thought and prayed about what we should do and felt impressed that we should put together a shortened 2 day virtual camp.  I’m so glad we did it, but I cannot even begin to express how much work was involved.  It’s way easier…

Fiddler on the Roof

Thursday March 12th was scheduled to be opening night for Fiddler on the Roof.  Coronavirus had recently been declared a world pandemic, and social distancing measures were being put in place.  Well, at 2pm, they cancelled school for the next two weeks.  Effective immediately all sports, after school activities, and school were cancelled for at…

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…

Halle’s 15th birthday

Dear Halle, Wow.  When your kids are little everyone tells you how fast time will fly.  And it’s super hard to believe.  Because every day feels like eternity.  But then I blinked my eyes and I have a smart, fun, kind, sweet, beautiful 15 year old baby girl!  I love you so much and I…