Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Letter to Joie

Dear Joie,
  There are so many things I want to say to you that you just can't understand.  I guess first of all I just want to thank you for letting me be your mommy.  I spent my whole life dreaming about getting to be a mom and having children but I never imagined I would have one as amazing as you.  The second you came into my life, everything changed.  The second I met you I knew I would do anything for you.  I would give my life for you in a heart beat.  I just wish you could know how much I love you. 
  I want to thank you so much for helping me finally understand how much Gigi (my mom) did for me.  I know someday you will finally understand how much I love you when you have a baby of your own.  Hopefully you will also someday realize that everything I do for you is because I love you, even when I discipline you. 
   Thank you so much for loving Daddy so much.  He isn't as lucky as Mommy and he doesn't get to play with you all day long and it makes him feel good when he comes home and you are so excited to see him.  He needs that Joie, because he loves you so much too. 
  I will never know what I did right in life to be blessed with a child like you, but I thank the Lord 100,000 times a day for letting me have you.  You have made my life bright, full of laughter, and full or perspective.  Once you and daddy came into my life, nothing else mattered as much, and everything I did revolved around the two of  you. 
  Last of all Joie, please forgive me.  I promise I will try my hardest to be the best mommy ever but I know I'm not perfect and I know sometimes I will stumble but please forgive me.  Help me to be the best mommy I can.  Please remember that NO MATTER WHAT, I will always love you.
   Love,  your mommy.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Like Daddy Like Daughter

Andrew was stretching before we left to exercise and as you can see, Joie wanted to do everything that daddy was doing...it was so darling.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Joie Lately

Here are just a few recent pictures of Joie.  She is now 18 months and is cute as can be!  She loves to talk, run, play, watch Mickey, and sometimes we get lucky get lucky and she wants to snuggle!

Monday, March 8, 2010


We are making Joie stew...there will be plenty to go around!  Any takers?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Important information!

I saw this on someone's blog while I was blog hopping the other day...it is my favorite thing in the entire world!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Intelligence is knowing that tomatoes are a fruit,
Common sense is knowing NOT to put them in a fruit salad.
   -Ben Reber

I got this text from my awesome little brother Ben yesterday...I wish I was that funny when I was 14!

Monday, March 1, 2010

For my friends!

This is for all of you!  I have the best friends in the entire world!  I'm sure I don't express all my love and gratitude enough but this is the prayer I constantly have in my heart for all of you!

I said a prayer for you today
and I know God must have heard

I felt the answer in my heart
Although He spoke no word.

I didn't ask for wealth or fame,
I knew you wouldn't mind.

I asked Him to send treasures
Of a far more lasting kind.

I asked that He'd be near you
At the start of each new day,

To grand you health and blessings
And friends to share your way.

I asked for happiness for you
In all things great and small,

But it was for His loving care
I prayed the most of all!