Wednesday, September 23, 2009


My beautiful,

baby girl,

is TWELVE!!!

And she is my favorite girl, my best friend, my "Angelfish." She told me this was her best birthday ever...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


So, what have I missed? I've been absent from the world of blogging for so long I feel like I'm starting over! It's kind of like when you don't go to church for a few weeks and you feel a little guilty... But then a few more weeks go by and at some point you're thinking it would be just plain embarrassing to go back at all! Yet here I stand, red-faced at the door, ready to do better.

It's not as if nothing has been goin' on 'round here! Brit turned 16 and got his driver' license.

His birthday gift from Grandma and Tim was a 1988, red, Toyota 4-runner! Yeesh! That kid lives a charmed life.

Jeff and I celebrated out 19th wedding anniversary. Seems like just yesterday... sniff, sniff, we were young and beautiful... and so naive! I wouldn't go back, not even for the skinny legs and smooth skin. I like where we are just fine!

My brother lost his house, place of business, and little dog in a terrible house fire!

I turned 40!!!

Jeff, yes Jeff! Brought another dog home!

And many, many weekends of camping and boating...

The summer came and went in a flash! I can't believe it's September already. My kids are growing up, becoming more independent, changing every day... It's a proud kind of sad to watch it all.