Tuesday, January 17, 2012


So in the busy month of December a very special girl
in our family turned 14.
Where has the time gone.
Mark and I sometimes laugh at this, we are parents to a teenager, well actually for over a year now.
I am going to pause and let that sink in.

Nope still can't believe it!

Well in any case believing it or not, it is a reality and we are loving it.
Kerrington is a sweetheart.
We have been blessed by God with her.
Remembering back to two days after she was born,
I was released from the hospital and she was not,
Mark and I were driving home and we were so overwhelmed
by how much we loved our little girl.
It just came on so naturally.
She had turned us into parents.
At 20 and 22 years old we in some ways were babies ourselves, but we rose to the awesome responsibility
of taking care of another human being and we haven't looked back since.
We have so loved being her parents.

Kerrington is a beautiful girl with a tender heart.
She is always looking for ways to help or bless anyone she comes in contact with.
She is very loyal and very dependable.
She loves to make lists.
She is very crafty, the stuff she creates is so wonderful.
She is quite organized.
She is fourteen, but she is still my little girl.
Even though her face looks fourteen, there are some days when she makes a certain expression and I am transported back to when she is only two and a half.
It all goes by so fast.

So Happy 14th Birthday, Honey.
Thanks for being patient with us as we grow right along with you.

We love you more than you'll ever know.

Until next time,   mom

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Back to Life

I have been so wonderfully busy making the sweetest memories with my family
 and was actually excited for December because I'd have so many things to post.
As you can tell I never did.

For the sake of our own memories, this will be small
 re-cap post for the girls.
If I posted any more pictures I'd have to do a Christmas one through ten!

December 2011

I am usually part of a cookie exchange but this year
I wanted to do all my baking with the girls and I let them choose.
That was a lot of fun.
We made sugar cookies, ginger bread cookies, snowman cake balls...
all the girls favorites.

The ginger bread house was Mark's and the girl's creation.
We almost didn't do one this year, but I stumbled upon a pre-built one for $6.99.
It turned out so cute.
We added the Christmas tree sugar cones, they were left over from the
fire hall kid's Christmas party we organized.
That too turned out great!

Mark and I celebrated sixteen years on the sixteenth!
I really doesn't feel like we have been married for that many years already,
I love him more today than the day I married him.
He is my best friend.
I can't get enough of him!
I'll post more on that another day.

We made our annual homemade donuts with mema.
She is pretty sure this was her grandfather's family recipe.

Christmas eve is spent opening presents at my mom and dad's house but not until Grandpa has
read the Christmas story.
He has been doing this for quite a few years.
I love it.
This year it was from a book I picked up a the dollar store, and it is the best children's version of the Christmas story I've ever heard.

We enjoyed the fire place up at Mark's mom and dad's house while the power was out,

because of all of this.
We didn't have a white Christmas this year, but a white December 28th, we'll take it!

Every year I say to myself this was the best Christmas ever.
This year it really was!
 ( til next Christmas ;)

Until next time,  Joceline