Today you would have turned 6.
Today you should be turning 6.
Today your family should be celebrating with you. Annie should be eating cake with her big sister and wanting to help you open up your presents.
Today I will surround your mom and dad and sister and brother with as much love and support as I can.
Today I will think about you and honor you. The little girl that stole my heart with her bright blue eyes and a smile that could light up the world.
Today you would have been 6.
Happy Birthday Miss Maddie!
Please consider honoring the ever adorable Miss Maddie on her birthday by making a donation to the charity started by her family in her honor, Friends of Maddie. Also, take a moment to send some positive thoughts to Heather, Mike, Anne and James. Let them feel the love and support.
On this day, 15 years ago, I married my true love. We were young and in love and ready to take on the world.
And now, after 15 years, many miles traveled, several places lived and 3 beautiful kiddos later we are still every bit as in love as we were that day, and then some.
Our wedding may not have been the stuff of fairy tales and little girl dreams but our marriage and our life together certainly are. I count myself among the lucky few who met and fell in love with their prince charming and now I get to live my life with him. We make a pretty great pair if I do say so myself. It has been a pretty amazing 15 years, and here’s to many, many more wonderful years.
Happy 15th Anniversary, Lorne.
Maya spent every afternoon last week at Cheer Camp at the same gym where she takes her gymnastics classes. To say she had an awesome time is an understatement. On Friday after the last class she was begging me to sign her up for cheer camp again, unfortunately they only have one each summer. At least I know for sure she’ll love it next year when I sign her up again.
At the end of each day the parents were invited to come back 10 minutes before the end of the camp day to watch the cheer they had learned for the day. I can’t even begin to tell how cute it was watching 4-8 year olds so proudly (and loudly) doing their little cheers. Some of them, like Maya, took great pride in doing the cheer just right and we very careful to follow all the moves and say all the words just right. It was so fun to watch.
I know Maya can’t wait for next year when she can sign up for Cheer Camp again, but really I can’t wait either. I can’t wait to watch those little cheers at the end of each camp day!
Thanks to the glorious weather that is bestowed upon the Pacific Northwest in the late spring and summer the home improvements we were in the midst of this winter have taken a backseat to fun outdoor activities. Progress on the painting front has been very slow lately because Lorne would rather be outside doing something than inside painting, and who can blame him. But, this past long weekend he decided to take a little time out of our fun 4th of July adventures to finish up the living room/dining room painting that had begun months ago. It isn’t totally complete yet as the circular wall around our staircase still needs to be painted, but the rest is done and it looks amazing. I am especially fond of the dining room with the gray accent wall. Thanks Lorne, you did a great job yet again
Living Room (still needs new furniture)
It is truly amazing how much of a difference a little color on the walls can make in a room. It looks like a grown up living room/dining room I can’t stop walking in these two rooms and admiring them. I can’t wait to see how it all ties together once the big circular wall is painted!
Paint colors, in case you are interested, Shaker Beige and Duxbury Gray both by Benjamin Moore. The circular wall will eventually be Lenox Tan also a Benjamin Moore color.