Month 76 – Letter to Quinn

by Rumour Miller on July 23, 2016

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Dear Quinn ~

Sun kissed cheeks.

Rock jumping.

Boat riding.

Lake swimming.

Camp going.

Summer.

What a great summer for us so far.  You are spending your days at Summer Camp and loving every minute of it.  We are trying to soak up the rays and soak up the water… bet our fill before winter greets us again.

Making these memories with you makes my heart sing.

Mama loves you Quinner.

Love Mama

 

Quinn painting nails

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15 Years and Three Divas Later

by Rumour Miller on July 14, 2016

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And oh the memories that we have made.

Our story continues to write itself.  Full of happy and sad.  Full of adventure and boredom.  Full of chaos and quiet.  Full of love and hockey.

Each new stage we find ourselves in is as welcomed as the stage before.  A chapter without children, newlyweds.  Law school graduation, articling, stress.  Children.

Infertility.

An entire chapter.. a long, lonely chapter full of despair and defeat.  Full of doctors appointments and pregnancy tests.  Wondering if our dream of having children would forever be just that… a dream.

Divas arrived and our hearts exploded.  Our home filled with noise and laughter.  As the girls get older we have become busier and our days revolve around them.  We carve out time when we can for us but we both know that these years with kids in tow go by so fast.  Our energy is focused on them.

Piper is 10 now.  Davilyn 8 and Quinn 6.

How far we have come from our chapter of infertility and newlyweds.

Our story continues to write itself.

I love you more today than I did the day we married.  You are still my favourite person to spend time with. My favourite person to talk to even when those conversations are quick as we doze off to sleep or stolen as we drive home from work at the end of the day and before we greet the girls at home.

And I can’t believe that we have been married 15 years.  Even though I feel my heart has known yours forever, our wedding day seems like just yesterday.  Our adventures, no matter how big or how small, have been all I will ever need.  And without a doubt I would go back to day one and do it all again with you.  No changes.

You and I were meant to be, I have never doubted that.

Happy 15th anniversary.  Thank you for the happy and sad.  Thank you for the adventure and boredom. Thank you for chaos and the quiet.  Thank you for the love and hockey.

*Photo by MA Photography

15 years

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by Rumour Miller on July 7, 2016

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Years ago.

You came and went without a breath.

Happy Birthday Logan Robert.

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Month 124 – Letter to Piper

by Rumour Miller on July 6, 2016

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Dear Piper ~

There are times I sit to write these letters and words escape me.

You are growing too fast, yet at the same time I’m loving each age and phase that we are in.  And I love that you still love to just be a kid.  So many kids these days are too eager to grow up and have more independence than a 10 year old should.  If you feel that way, you don’t show it and I am very happy about that.

You will always be my Magoo.

Mama loves you.

Love Mama.

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Month 96 – Letter to Davilyn

Pin ItDear Davilyn ~ School is out for summer! And it’s time to celebrate. You had your first friend sleep over last night!  You have been waiting and waiting for this day.  You have been asking and asking to have a sleep over.  I think 8 is a good age to start doing stuff like […]

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Month 75 – Letter to Quinn

Pin ItDear Quinn ~ We just got back from an awesome family vacation.  You have been asking us for quite some time to take you to Las Vegas.  I am not convinced that Las Vegas is a place for kids and we have told you that but when I started looking into a vacation in […]

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Month 123 – Letter to Piper

Pin ItDear Piper ~ Now we can add “Painter” to your resume….. We had a painting party for Davilyn’s birthday and look what you created! We are getting ready to wind down the school year and jump into summer. It’s going to be fantastic! I can’t wait. But first…. your Dad and I have a […]

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Happy 8th Birthday, Davilyn!

Pin ItDear Davilyn ~ Happy birthday to my 34 weeker!  Eight years that have gone by so fast.  This past year has been remarkable for you.  You were baptized with your sisters in October and then in April, you and Piper celebrated your first communion. It was a special time for you and for us […]

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Month 74 – Letter to Quinn

Pin ItDear Quinn ~ We had a terrific May long weekend. We planted some vegetables and got the yard cleaned up a bit.  We had friends over for supper and then we joined them for a day of sun at their cabin.  It was one of the best May long weekends we have had in […]

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Month 122 – Letter to Piper

Pin ItDear Piper ~ We go from hockey to baseball back to hockey.  You started baseball this week and although I haven’t been out to see you yet, I know you’ll be awesome and I know you’ll have fun.  That’s kinda your thing. We are out at the arenas again this weekend as you take […]

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Month 94 – Letter to Davilyn

Pin ItDear Davilyn ~ Another weekend of hockey.  A shooting camp… and now you are done until fall.  I know you will enjoy the break. You absolutely love to read.  We picked out three more books from the library and you started reading them immediately.  It didn’t take you long to finish them.  You are […]

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Month 73 – Letter to Quinn

Pin ItDear Quinn ~ The countdown to summer is on.  You are already wearing flip-flops and dresses whenever you can and running around without a jacket.  It’s been glorious those few fleeting spring/summer moments.  Hurry Summer, we have missed you. Now that you have been in school for a few years, the birthday party invites […]

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The One with the 40th Birthday

Pin ItAs in mine. I am turning 40 this month, and mostly I haven’t had a chance to think about it.  Except when I do. And I still feel young… but I remember when I thought 40 was old.  Or at least thought it was a long long way away and I could not imagine […]

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The One with a Baptism and a First Communion

Pin ItWe decided a few years ago that we would eventually have the girls baptized, but it just never happened.  We didn’t attend church regularly and living in a Mennonite community for almost 8 years, we didn’t feel in our hearts that any of those churches was a fit for us. Just over two-years ago, […]

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Month 121 – Letter to Piper

Pin ItDear Piper ~ And the hockey keeps on …. We finished up your season with the boys team this past weekend.  Our final tournament after a crazy hockey year.  I thought it went pretty good this season.  It was tiring but honestly, it was awesome.  Watching you play all that hockey and play it […]

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Month 93 – Letter to Davilyn

Pin ItDear Davilyn ~ April Fools Day! Our schedules have been winding down since hockey ended.  We didn’t have a very eventful March Break this year since Quinn had surgery.  You have continued to keep busy with Brownies which doesn’t end until May but we have enjoyed our breaks from the arena and hockey. The […]

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S I X – Happy Birthday, Quinn

Pin ItDear Quinn ~ Today you are six! It seems like just yesterday and at the same time, the day of your birth seems so long ago. The last six years have passed quickly even though the days seem long. You are growing into a strong, headstrong girl who is able to do whatever she […]

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T E N – Happy Birthday Piper

Pin ItDear Piper ~ Let me just stop a moment.  You… just stop a moment. Stop growing up just for now.  For a moment or two.  Slow down and take your time growing up.  Ten candles on your cake this year.  An entire decade of Piper and it’s still not enough, it will never be […]

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Month 92 – Letter to Davilyn

Pin ItDear Davilyn ~ Last night driving to hockey practice you said, “Is Savi still sick?” When I told you that I didn’t think so you said, “Can I be goalie again tonight?” Then you quietly said, “I think I will play goalie next year.” I’m never sure what to expect from you because as […]

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Month 71 – Letter to Quinn

Pin ItDear Quinn ~ You put on the pads this year for your Jamboree…. after the first game, you said you were done. It’s hard to make a decision when you are five about what you want to be growing up.  I get it. It was cute watching you stop pucks, though.  You did a […]

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Month 119 – Letter to Piper