Thursday, July 26, 2012

10 Years of Aidan

It is hard to imagine that 10 years ago our lives were changed in the most incredible way.   We are so very lucky to get the chance to raise such an amazing boy.  Happy 10th Birthday Aidan! We love you more than words can say!


Love ~ Mommy, Daddy, and Ethan

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer 2012 - Part 1

Just a "snapshot" of the fun we are having this summer!

Stay tuned for more of our summertime adventures!

Friday, July 20, 2012


I was trolling the 'blog-iverse' tonight looking for crafty diy projects to add to my ever growing to-do list. I found a blog tonight that made me take a good hard look at myself. The woman had lost her Lego loving 12 year old son in a tragic accident. While reading and literally sobbing through the story of that night and the days and months that followed, it occurred to me how little time I actually spend with my kids. Sure I am there to drive them to school and sports, to play dates and doctors appointments. But how much time do I devote to them? It made me think of how just tonight Ethan asked me to lay in bed with him, my answer was the standard, "not tonight". What was I doing that was so important? The answer is laundry. Now could that wait, yes, absolutely. And that is exactly what it or anything else that I might need to get done is going to do, wait. WAIT until my baby has fallen asleep while I lay with him or wait until Aidan has fallen asleep while I rub his back. Those are the moments that I will not be able to get back and I want to be able to cherish every single one. So for now the laundry can wait, it isn't as important as the memories I will make with my boys. So the next time you swing by and my house is a mess, just remember there's a good reason why, we are making memories to last a lifetime. *On a side note this was not meant to be a sad and depressing post. The woman (who shall remain anonymous, until I get the ok from her) to publish her name, is truly an inspiration. Her love for Christ and her family leaves me in awe. So check back soon, hopefully I will have a link to her blog so you can read all about this amazing woman, and her journey.

Update:  The Blog I mentioned above is, An Inch of Grey.  Follow her here: