Month 89 – Letter to Davilyn

Pin ItDear Davilyn ~ What an awesome weekend of hockey. You played and worked hard and we are very proud of you.  Your efforts were rewarded with a player of the game. Our Elves (Marcus, Merry and Elsa) returned this week and put up our tree for us.  We decorated it last night and this morning, they […]

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Month 68 – Letter to Quinn

Pin ItDear Quinn ~ You are learning so much in school right now… like how to read.  You are able to read so many words now.  You love to write.  You will grab a pen, paper and a book and go and sit at the table.  You open the book and start writing some of […]

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the Hate

Pin ItIn our world and in my own back yard.  It’s big.  It’s small. Twin Towers. The school yard. Paris. You know, to name a few. But hate is everywhere.  It’s overseas, across the border and it is in my own back yard. I don’t know how to raise three daughters in this world.  I […]

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Month 116 – Letter to Piper

Pin ItDear Piper ~ Your hockey schedule is tiring me out.   It’s hectic but we still love watching you play.  Right now you are on the ice about 8 hours a week.  Each week, when I see you getting tired, I always ask if this is still good.  Are you still okay with all this […]

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Month 88 – Letter to Davilyn

Pin ItDear Davilyn ~ Another successful Halloween is over.  It was another great evening spent with friends getting treats.  Trunk or Treat at the library was a hit for us again this year.  You were exhausted by the end of it all.  We were lucky with mild weather too.  Even though it rained, it was […]

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Month 67 – Letter to Quinn

Pin ItDear Quinn ~ We went to see Taylor Swift in Fargo and you were so excited.  Your very first concert and it was a show stopper.  Just try to top that…. being your first concert, you probably won’t.  You almost fell asleep on Daddy but then you would hear a song you liked and […]

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The light still flickers

Pin ItDimly in my peripheral vision. It’s constantly there but I don’t always notice it. I’m just so used to it being there and I would certainly notice it go out. It’s a constant reminder of what was.  What could have been.  What is now. A constant reminder that I was pregnant five times.  A […]

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Month 115 – Letter to Piper

Pin ItDear Piper ~ You cut off your hair. Short. Then you had the #9 shaved in the back. It looks awesome! You are playing a lot of hockey right now.  Our family is breathing hockey.  Last week our family enjoyed 12 hours of hockey, 7 of which were yours.  You have made the decision […]

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Month 87 – Letter to Davilyn

Pin ItDear Davilyn ~   I’m so proud of you. Sometimes, I am chatting with you and you say things… or you do something and the pride I have for you rises up and wants to burst right out.  Last night as we were driving to your first official hockey practise of the season, I […]

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Month 66 – Letter to Quinn

Pin ItDear Quinn ~ Senior Kindergarten this year.  I remember last year, wondering how you would manage without me running behind you picking up after you.  The first few months many things were forgotten at school.  Shoes.  Jacket.  Sweater. With each day that you were in school was another day of independence for you.  I […]

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Month 114 – Letter to Piper

Pin ItDear Piper ~ Grade four this year.  You started on September 1.  A new school.  Middle school, actually.  You have been helping out a lot around the yard this year too.  You cut grass for us and now you are helping us haul wood for the winter.  You are a pretty big help and […]

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Month 86 – Letter to Davilyn

Pin ItDear Davilyn ~ Grade two today. Grade two. I remember your first day of preschool. Like yesterday. Grade two. You did so much reading this summer and you participated in the reading club at the library.  You did a great job.  I hope your love of reading continues. We spent our last summer weekend […]

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Our Summer in iPhone Photos

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Month 65 – Letter to Quinn

Pin ItDear Quinn ~ I read an article on “spirited children.”  The one thing that really stuck out for me was the phrase…. “their feelings are large and in charge.” My gosh, this is you.  You feel big and large and those feelings take over and take charge.  No doubt about that.  Parenting you is […]

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Month 113 – Letter to Piper

Pin ItDear Piper ~ Hockey is your religion. Second week of hockey camps and you end the day telling us how awesome it was. You start your day bright eyed and ready to go. Telling us you want to come back next year. So do I. So do I. Mama loves watching you play. Love […]

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Month 85 – Letter to Davilyn

Pin ItDear Davilyn ~ Your new favourite place is the library.  You signed up for the summer reading program and read 4 – 6 books a week.  Your nose is always in a book this summer.  Our house is rarely quiet enough or still enough for you to sit in silence and read.  You sneak […]

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Month 64 – Letter to Quinn

Pin ItDear Quinn ~ There are many Quinnisms these days.  You are silly as ever. “I know why this is called watermelon.  Because it’s water and it’s melon.” “I know why this is called chocolate chips.  Because it’s chocolate and it’s chips.” I love these Quinnisms.  You think of a new one each day. I’m […]

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A 14th Wedding Anniversary

Pin ItWe celebrated our 14th Wedding Anniversary today.  Part of it spent in the same city we were married in. With three girls… 9, 7 and 5 in tow. I’m thankful to be sitting on the horizon of year 15 still knowing that I would do it all again with you. Thank you for your […]

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Another Birthday in Heaven

Pin ItWhen it should have been celebrated here with all of us. Today you would have turned 13. Piper would be keeping up to you on the ice, or maybe she would be skating circles around you. I’m incredibly sad that we will never know. You would be a babysitter now.  Age 13. Starting the […]

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Month 112 – Letter to Piper

Pin ItDear Piper ` School ended last week. You had a fantastic report card and your Dad and I are very proud of you. Next fall you will move onto middle school. You will spend two years there without one of your siblings. It won’t be until you are in Grade 6 and Davilyn is […]

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Summer Lovin’