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Ellie’s Birthday Letter #2

I wrote this letter to Ellie last year for her 2nd birthday. She turned 3 yesterday, and this year’s letter is coming up tomorrow…It will tell the “tail” of whatever happens at her Kitty Cat birthday party today! May 18, 2011 “Ellie Kathryn, We love you! Ellie Kathryn, You are 2!” That’s what our chalk […]

Ellie’s 1st Birthday Letter

Ellie turned 3 today, May 18th! When she came into my room this morning, MJ and I were already snuggling together, and though we welcomed the birthday girl with cheery greetings, she was her normal morning-grump-a-roo. Sadly, her mood did not improve much throughout the day, but we did have good moments and continued celebrating! […]

Happy 5th, Birthday, Michael James!

I wrote this yesterday afternoon while our family was hunkering down during the big storm! Tues, April 3rd, 2012 To my growing boy,   I can’t believe you turned 5 years old yesterday! You have been just as nostalgic about it as your Mommy and Daddy. Instead of being excited and eager to turn five, several […]