A Very Texan Teenage Birthday Celebration

With our oldest daughter’s thirteenth birthday on the horizon this spring, I was stumped with how to properly celebrate it. I wanted her to know how special she was, involve the moms of her friends in some way and do something memorable. A providential evening at a Catholic schools event with the First Lady of…

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Clare Turns 11!

Clare will forever, and always, be my Vacation Bible School baby. I was three days into leading the week at our parish, when we had an unexpected surprise. It was a full month before my due date, but after coming home to take a quick nap, my water broke. Actually, I thought I just needed…

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Look Who’s 17! Happy Birthday Will.

March 27 is a good, good day. It’s the day two of the most important men in my life celebrate life. My dad is 71 today and my oldest is 17. At 6 and 60 and 28 and 82 they share a reversed birthday. How fun is that? Seventeen years ago seems like such a…

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Happy 14 (!?) John Paul!

John Paul is fourteen. Repeat 5 times. Don’t hyperventilate. These are the things I whisper to myself these days. All you mamas of littles, it happens faster than you think. I always love that I get to kick off a new year with a birthday letter to John Paul. Here goes, y’all. Dear John Paul,…

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A Birthday Letter to the Preemie

Luke is 8 today. And with that sentence comes all the feels. If you’ve been hanging around here for any amount of time, you know that he’s our miracle preemie, with a serious backstory. He’s getting older, though. His story is becoming less mine, and more his. That’s another blog post for another day. Today?…

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