Family, Healthy Lifestyle, Struggles

The Month of Cake, Cake, Cake and Pie

In my family, September is known as the month of cake, cake, cake and pie. We have four birthdays in the month, and those are just the ones in our immediate family. If you count aunts, uncles, grandparents and anniversaries, the month is packed. We start out in grand style, with my birthday coming first.… Continue reading The Month of Cake, Cake, Cake and Pie


Happy Birthday Lorelei!

Two years ago today, an incredible spirit came to join our family, and the world changed forever!    Her name is Lorelei Constance In the beginning, she was a very serious baby. She approached everything cautiously and with much serious deliberation. In fact, I commented often that I'd never seen such a serious baby.  Boy!… Continue reading Happy Birthday Lorelei!

Family, Personal

Happy Birthday Abigail!

Three years ago today, an incredible young lady came into my life and turned me from an ordinary mom into someone quite extraordinary. Everything changed in a heartbeat from the minute Vanessa told me that a baby was on its way to join our family. If you ask Abigail today what Ooma said when I… Continue reading Happy Birthday Abigail!

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Happy Birthday Vanessa!

I'm celebrating one of my favorite days of the year today. It's my youngest daughter's birthday. Vanessa was born 23 years ago today, when I was just a slip of a girl. Yeah. That's right. You heard me.  Anyway, she burst into the world with her own mind. She knew what she wanted, and she… Continue reading Happy Birthday Vanessa!