14 Years Ago...


14 years ago I married my best friend.

Of course nobody knows on their wedding day what lies ahead of them. Nobody can foresee the good or the bad that will come their way. 

Our journey has led us from Chicagoland to Indiana. From one apartment to another apartment, then to our first home and now to our second home. 

We've welcomed 3 earthly children along the way and grieved 3 who went straight to eternity. 

We've had numerous jobs along the way and earned 3 college degrees since our wedding day. 

Like everyone, we've had our share of ups and downs, joys and sorrows. In just the past year, we've endured job losses but also the birth of our baby girl. Ups and downs. Life is just full of them.

Through it all, though, there isn't anyone else I'd rather be walking through this life with than you, my love. 
Thank you for choosing me. 
Thank you for loving me and being a wonderful husband and father. I am blessed to be your wife. 

Here's to growing old together!



What a delight to see our spring flowers in bloom around the yard!

We have lots of yellow daffodils that have been blooming for nearly 2 weeks already. 

We also have red and purple tulips out. So gorgeous.

My favorites, though, are these hyacinths. Such a sweet smelling flower - I love to have some inside in a vase. We have some white, pink, ivory, and blue hyacinths. Love seeing them out my kitchen window this time of year. 

 After such a long winter, these flowers are more welcome than ever as a hopeful sign of what is to come! 

Drooling Girl


My baby girl is 4 and 1/2 months old. 
She's been rather drooly lately... teeth? We'll see!