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We have a new five-year-old in the house.  He’s been so excited about his birthday for months.  He’ll start kindergarten next year, how crazy does that seem?


This little guy is so fun to be around.  He’s maybe a bit dramatic, which makes him so funny.  It may also get him into trouble sometimes.


He told me yesterday he thought that he would stop whining now and listen better, since he’s bigger and all.


We love you Ezra, happy birthday!  We can’t wait to see what this year holds for you son!

And Blink, She Turned Three

Three years ago today…


Our little Liddiebug turns three today.  Three years ago today we were at the same pumpkin patch, she was born later that night.


We blinked and she turned three.


She’s a bit of a firecracker, this one.  But she can make anyone smile, and she has the most delicious little dimples.  A quick list of things she loves: pizza, ice cream, Special K, babies, clothes, makeup, and shoes.  She loves big.


This is her partner in crime.  Don’t they look sneaky?


We just love this little girl and can’t wait to see how the Lord is going to use this big personality.  Happy Birthday Lydia, we love you!

Freckles and Curls


This year you turn seven and our love for you has steadily increased since that moment you were born on that August day.  Your adorable freckles that you get from your daddy and your halo of somewhat uncontrollable curls you get from me.  You love everything about life little girl and I love that about you.


You’re a great big sister and I can always depend on your help when I’m organizing something.  I see us packing for many more vacations in the future, you’re my helper for sure.  And that laugh and smile that can light up the dreariest of days.  We can’t wait to see you continue to grow and see what God has in store for your future.


We love you sweet girl, Happy Birthday!

Nolan’s Nine


Today you’re turning nine, just one year away from double digits.  It’s been exciting to watch you grow this year.  You’re finding your own way, deciding your likes and dislikes, and not being as influenced by your older brothers.  Also, seeing you take on the big brother role to your younger siblings, you’re a great protector.  You are still one of the funniest kids I know, and your heart is so big.  There aren’t enough Lego’s in this world to build all the things you would like to at once.  You just started fiddle lessons and we can’t wait to see what you do with that.


Happy Birthday, my brand new nine year old.  We can’t wait to see where the Lord leads you in the future!


Dad and Mom

March Birthdays


Here we are again in the waiting phase of spring, everyone wishing, praying for the weather to get warm and stay there. And in the midst of all the discontentment every year your birthday falls.

Your birthday.  One of the most content people I know.

This year makes you thirteen.  When we asked you the other day what you thought you might want to do when you get older you said pretty much anything outdoors.


“As long as I can be outside most of the day”.  You can see beauty in creation, beauty in everything really.  You take time to appreciate all things, and I’m sorry that we sometimes have to speed you along.  For you, life moves at a slower pace.  I pray that that doesn’t change with age.  I pray that you can always sip and not slurp, chew and not devour.

I pray that you continue to bring out the very best in people, not everyone can do that.  I pray that you continue to work hard and soak in every bit of information you can.

Thank you for teaching us all to be more content.  I can’t wait to see how the Lord will use you in the future.  You are special, you are loved by many, and you are made for something great!

Happy birthday, we love you!

Dad and Mom