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Vacation 2014 – Best. Vacation. Ever.

We arrived back Friday night from our 3 week vacation. We have vacation hangover. Our bodies are not functioning well to daily routine and is craving sleep and adventure. I would love write all the adventures we had, but I am not great with words. So I will leave you with these ramblings that pretty much sums up our vacation and these quickly edited images…

2 a.m. thirsts, windy hair, sandy toes,
3 a.m. dreams, blue tongue, chocolate milk clothes,

nights in a tent, smores under the milky way,
10 thousand foot drops on the million dollar highway,

french fry breakfasts, cheese pizza nights,
one inch elephants, green glow stick lights,

hola, hello, adios, goodbye,
rainbow skies, sweet tea, apple pie,

ten hour drives, roadside shops,
hotel pillow fights, alien stops,

pretzel steering wheels, so innocent and pure,
in a half a mile, take a left, k sure

stars across the skies, rocks along the walls,
ranch dorito fingers, quiet hotel halls,

2 foot indoor pools, 28 degrees,
adventures awaiting everywhere, sand up to your knees,

kiss me in the D-A-R-K dark tonight,
ball-o-rama, honey buns, sheets of white,

roadside wildlife, nightly yawns,
6% steep grades, golden dawns,

spiderman toys, tubing in the lake,
camping fires, birthday cake,

friends in the park, castles with a pail,
water parks, pizza lunch, splashes by a whale.

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Getting Ready For Vacation

Our summer vacation is coming up in a few days and so my honey needed a haircut. He HATES haircuts, but his hair grows about an inch a day! He sure does love bath time that follows.


My Baby’s First Baby

This weekend we thought it would be a good idea to get Noah a pet. He was in awe of how blue this fish was & it was the only one he said he wanted to bring home. We also let him pick out what he wanted to decorate his home with. On the ride home, I asked him what he wanted to name him. He thought a minute and said ‘hmm….Baby Blue Fish’


Psalm 65:8

The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. Psalm 65:8

We got Noah this ball sprinkler, but he liked the water hose better.


My Dear Noah

My Dear Noah,

I have wrote you many many letters, since you were forming in my belly. This however, is my first public one.

My sweet boy, you are the wild in my life. The color that was once black and white. I am so thankful for you in so many ways. You are my granted prayer.

When I was told I was having a boy, I was so overjoyed but equally scared. Where do I buy your clothes? What do boys play with? How am I going to potty train this boy!? These were the questions I asked myself. Now that you are here, it all comes so naturally. What never went through my mind was how much fun and joy we would have together. That the highlights of my day will  be when you wake and kiss me on the forehead. Or when monsters are coming, you hit them to the ground to save me.

Now you are getting so big and growing so fast. You are 2 years old. You are memorizing books and you know your letters, numbers, shapes, animals, directions and so much more. It brings tears to my eyes to think of the haste of your growth. Before you were born, I never thought these were feelings I would experience. I never knew the joy of motherhood. And now I do. I love you with every ounce of my heart, and am so thankful for you my sweet boy.


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