I have been a little mixed up and woke up to realize that it's Friday and I missed my post yesterday. Oops! Today's memory of my Dad shows how he always took the time to be involved with Mica and I. When our elementary school classes would go on field trips, he would always go with us! The other kids thought this was super cool because typically it is the Mom who goes. It also meant that we usually had "that" kid in our group because the teacher would think "oh, a Dad is coming, I can give him the hard kid". But we always had so much fun! I have vivid memories of trips to the zoo and the omniplex with him. And he loved singing the song "Going to the Zoo" and thought it was funny to sing it anytime we talked about the zoo!
Stephen and I were married in December of 2004. We met through a very persistent friend who insisted that if we met, we would get married. Sure enough, he was right and 7 months later we said I do! In the years since, we have suffered great loss but are learning daily to rely on God and each other, knowing that we can rise to use tragedy for good! We welcomed Olive Kay into the world in August of 2009 and our lives haven't been the same since! She is a firecracker and makes every day worth waking up for! On her 3rd birthday, we found out we were going to be blessed with another little one. Nora Kate joined our family in April of 2013 and has brought even more joy into our lives! We can't wait for the adventures we will have with the two of them.