Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Dear Whitney,

19 years old.  Wow.  For me the last 7 years have gone so quickly.  It truly seems impossible! 
You're in our life and it's hard for me not to be more involved.  I don't want to push and invade..I mean - I do - but I don't want to scare you away.
While, I long for the day when we can have cake & ice cream and presents like we do with Cadence & Bryleigh, I understand that you're an adult and your plans for partying are way more exciting than a simple dinner w/cake & ice cream!

Until you're ready to enjoy more family traditions, I am thankful to have you back in our lives & I hope today is fun and you have a great time with your brother!

Happy 19th Birthday beautiful!

We love you,
Dennis, Missy, Cadence & Bryleigh

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Crayon Letter - teacher gift

Cadence was feeling particularly crafty this weekend and wanted to make something for her teacher. So, as a supportive mommy, I looked up easy crafts for her to do. I found this link for a easy teacher gifts..

First, it wasn't as cheap as this link says - but 2nd, it wasn't easy. Cutting those crayons is actually quite a task. Cadence definitely couldn't do it on her own. She lined up the crayons and took the paper off, but that was all she could really do. It was a mom/kid craft and you can tell..but overall, it was fun to work on w/her!

And her manipulating the crayon layout was a great exercise for her. Both for creativity and to use her fingers.

While I enjoyed making this with her, I know this is a craft I won't ever do in the future.

Until next time.... MSD