Lordy, Lordy – Look Who’s Forty!

Happy 40th birthday

Happy 40th birthday Nathan. 40 years ago today – the world shifted and became better, because you were born. Today is one of my favorite days of the year; it’s the day you were born, the day that God placed my other half on this earth. You are one of the most incredible people I’ve… 

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39 Years

Rachel and Nathan

39 years ago. January 27, 1976.   God started your story, which has become our story. You chose me, and even thought I fought it at first – our love story was, is, my destiny. From late nights on the phone, swimming, Joe’s Crab Shack, long distances, and pagers… Our love story is my favorite…. 

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Twelve Years 5 cities 8 houses 2 amazing children Nathan, You’re my best friend.  My biggest supporter and my constant cheerleader. You believe in me even when I don’t.  You make me believe that I can do anything I want, if I’ll only try. You are Monkey’s favorite playmate, and the most wonderful role model… 

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Happy Birthday, Nathan

happy 40th birthday

Happy Birthday, my love. Nathan – January 27, 1976   Today, January 27th, is one of my favorite days of the year; it’s the day we celebrate you. You are the man who captured my heart and healed it. Thank you. Without you, I would not be who I am, where I am. Every one… 

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Eleven Years

14 years ago

I think this is the very first picture ever taken of us together, December 31, 1998.  That was Fourteen years ago.  FOURTEEN YEARS.   Eleven Years ago, we stood side by side smiling and laughing, ready to make it official in the eyes of God (PaPa’s words) Eleven years later – I sit at the… 

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Our Language of Love

wood roses

  I wrote a post a few years ago about my amazing husband and how he expresses his love with his own language – when I comment about not having enough storage space in my pantry, he goes out to the garage and builds me new shelves; when he knows I’ve had a long day… 

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Father’s Day Activity for Kids

Father's Day activity

For the past two years, I’ve shared the funny, adorable and endearing Mother’s Day ‘My Mom’ letters from my kids First from Princess in 2010 and now, in 2011, Monkey.   I realized while getting ready for Father’s Day this Sunday that Nathan has never had one of these done for him.  He’s never had… 

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Happy Daddy’s Day


Happy Daddy’s Day to my Daddy, the first man in my life and the one against whom all boys were measured. You taught me about laughter and love and owning up to your mistakes.  Thank you, I love you. Happy Daddy’s day to my best friend, the love of my life and the father of… 

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Nine years ago I walked arm in arm with my dad, giggling and breathless and excited. I couldn’t wait to get to the end of that aisle, to you, my soon-to-be husband, the man that had chosen me. Nine years ago I laughed as the pastor repeated; “They both said, ‘I Do‘”  I snorted and… 

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Happy Birthday, Nathan.


Happy Birthday, Nathan. Birthdays are so special; they’re a day to rejoice and give thanks and a day to remember. Your mom was so proud of you; I know that she’s watching you right now and that she’s smiling because you are more than any mother could hope for.  I say that both as your… 

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Happy Birthday Nathan, I Love You

nathan baby picture

Happy Birthday, Nathan. Here you are, 33 years ago. You were so precious, tiny and new. As a Mom, I look at this picture and my ovaries quiver. As your wife, I look at it and grin. Damn you were cute. January 27, 1976 Nathan, There are so many things I want to say to… 

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Starting 2009 Off With Attitude and Tampons

Princess: “Hey Dad, my birthday is November 18th!” Nate: “Princess, that’s like 10 months away, Mine is in 24 days” Princess: “REALLY! What do you want?” Nate: “A Kayak” Without missing a beat Princess: “Oh Daddy, you can’t have one of those until you’re 34″ He’s going to be 33. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* New Year’s Eve Me:… 

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