Celebrating 27 yrs and 10 months!

This was my first year to celebrate a "mommy birthday" and I'll say it definitely made me feel that much older looking at my baby boy and realizing.. "wow! I am a MOM!" But I wouldnt trade it for the world as he was by far my best birthday present. With simple things as him smiling at me, or laughing at me doing something crazy, or leaning in for a kiss- it was priceless!!

We went to Kanki as a family to celebrate that night and it was Griffin's first experience at a Japanese steakhouse. He was amazed by all the fires on the grills and constant action going on, and it was a long dinner which he did very well staying up past his bedtime!

JR and I had went on a birthday date the night before to do a little social dancing. We learned the Waltz. I LOVED it!

And on top of all of that.... I got to celebrate 10 months of this precious boy today!!!


Thankful for my sweet Poppa!

My heart is saddened today to say goodbye to my sweet Poppa who passed away late last night. My family was very blessed with a father, grandfather, great-grandfather to me, and even great-great-grandfather to Griffin! He brought so much joy, laughter and pure sweetness to our family and we will surely miss him. I am so grateful for the 90 years of his life he was blessed with and thus we were blessed having him in our lives. I rejoice now in knowing that he is with Jesus for all of eternity and I will one day see him again. I know he is so excited to be reunited with his bride :)

I love you Pop!!!

Poppa and JR- Thanksgiving 08

Thanksgiving 08

Pop and all his great and great great grandkids- Thanksgiving 09

5 generations

Griffin and I with Pop at our favorite place to meet- The Cracker Barrel :)

The first and only time Poppa held Griffin-Aug 09