Happy Birthday, Curt!

Today my youngest son is . . . well, another year older and wiser! He's at the age I remember . . . well, so many years ago! But at least I still remember them, and him!

Here he is with the JOYS in his life, his two daughters. He loves them with all his heart, as they do him. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Curt. Hope YOUR day and the year Twenty-Ten is inspiring, rewarding, and AWESOME!



Love this boy - he finds such joy
In everything he sees and does
He makes us laugh, he makes us gasp
At funny remarks and questions he asks

He loves making paper airplanes with G'pa
He loves his G'ma's tuna sandwiches
He loves wrestling and rough-houseing
He loves his cousins and friends
He loves his Playstation 3
He loves being the center of attention
He loves getting his remarks in on any conversation
He loves excelling and progressing in Karate
He loves that he is John in the upcoming school play, 'Peter Pan'

He is growing up into such a man, being almost as tall as his Mom!
He's handsome and smart, with gold for his heart
And we love him with all of ours!

Happy 8th Birthday, Connor-Man! Hope your day is filled with FUN & good wishes from family &friends.


Valentines Day thoughts of LOVE ~ Celebrate!

It seems that nearly everything that can be said, has been said simply or eloquently, in a way that can seldom be improved. Please respond with one of your favorite quotes or a thought about love.

Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place. ~ Ice T

Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. ~ Franklin P. Jones

Songwriting, Poetry, Movies, Novels - they all have a one common denominator...LOVE!

I guarantee there’ll be tough times; I guarantee that at some point, one, or both of us is gonna wanna get out of this thing; But I also guarantee, that if I don’t ask you to be mine, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life... because I know in my heart, that you’re the only one for me. ~ Runaway Bride

I'd rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you. ~ John Smith from Pocahontas

This kind of certainty comes, but once in a lifetime. ~ Bridges of Madison County

Someday, when I'm awfully low, I will feel a glow just thinking of you, and the way you look tonight. ~ My Best Friend's Wedding

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with a person, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. ~ When Harry Met Sally

You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That's where I'll always love you, Peter Pan. That's where I'll be waiting. ~ Tinkerbell from Peter Pan

Truth is, I gave my heart away along time ago, my whole heart, and I never really got it back. ~ Sweet Home Alabama

Loss has been part of my journey, but it also taught me what was precious. ~ Message in a Bottle

I know you; I walked with you once upon a dream. ~ Sleeping Beauty

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more; that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. ~ The Notebook

You are the only person that can make my heart beat faster and slower at the same time. ~ The Hot Chick

If I tell you I love you, can I keep you forever? ~ Casper

I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself. ~ Original Sin

In these dreams I've loved you so, that by now I think I know what it's like to be loved by you. I will love being loved by you. ~ The King and I

Hearts will be practical only when they are made unbreakable. ~ The Wizard of Oz

I love you. You complete me. ~ Jerry McGuire

Follow this link to witness the ultimate LOVE from a Heavenly Father who heard and answered prayers.


Happy Birthday, Laila-Bug!

Our lovely Laila-Bug turns 5 years old today! She is growing up so fast - and thinks she's big enough and old enough to go to school like her cousins. But, she also loves staying at home and entertaining Seth. She will go to Kindergarten this fall, and excitedly showed me all the paperwork for the Pre-K registration that just came in the mail....addressed to her and the 'Parents of'.

Your smile bridges the years between us
I am young again ...
discovering the world through your eyes
You have the time to listen, And I have the time to spend.
Delighted to gaze at familiar loved features ...
made new in you again
Through you ...
I'll see the future
Through me ...
you'll know the past
In the present we'll love one another
As long as these moments last.

Hoping you have a wonderful birthday, and a year of many accomplishments. I love you to Heaven and back!