Amelia rides a bike!

April 27, 2021. First ride with no training wheels!


You did it girl!!! You told daddy you wanted to ride a bike and you did it! You were brave and persistent. Yes, you fell a couple times but every time you got back up! We’ll, a couple of times it took a minute but daddy never had to ask you to get back on. You wanted to ride a bike and you did it! Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera charged to get it on video but we’ll get one soon. I’m proud of you! I’m not just proud that you rode a bike, I’m proud that you didn’t give up. You kept pushing yourself. I love you girl!

This is how far you rode! So proud of you!

Audrey’s first piano recital!

I am unbelievably proud of you! You worked really hard and practiced so much! There were times that you would get frustrated but you continued to work hard to get it down. I couldn’t have been prouder that you got up there in front of all those people. That was a really big deal! I hope that you continue to play because I know that you can do absolutely anything you put your mind to. I love you girl! Daddy is always so proud of you!

Amelia Funnies

Mall of America Ferris wheel 🎡

#1. Amelia was in trouble for not listening….

Daddy: “Amelia, you have to listen to you mom! Whatever she tells you to do, you’ve gotta listen and do it!

Amelia: “What if she tells me to jump off a cliff?” 😂

Obviously I struggled not to laugh be responded, “Well, I’m sure there’s probably a good reason she tells you that so jump”😂

#2. Once again Amelia was not listening. This time, I said if you don’t start listening better then I’m not gonna let you watch Netflix for a whole week.

Amelia turns to mommy and says “Are you going to let him threaten us like this?”😂

#3. Mamas picked amelia up from school and spent the day with Eliza. Mamas tells me that, you and Eliza were talking and that you said, “ Eliza, do you know why dogs sniff other dogs butts?…..because that’s how they say hello!”

Love you girl! You always keep us laughing!!

Daddy’s been missing…

Audrey and Amelia,

Life can get so busy and time can fly so fast! While it’s never been too busy for us to spend quality family time, it has been so busy that I’ve got sidetracked from writing to you two. Daddy’s sorry that it’s been too long but I’m going to catch back up. The next few weeks will be catching up on a lot of things that have happened over the last year or two. They may be out of order but I don’t want to miss a thing so bare with me while we catch up. It’ll probably be 10-15 years before you’re ever even interested in reading this stuff. But when you do, I hope it gives an insight into how much your mommy and daddy love you! How proud we are of you! And how awesome, amazing, and absolutely fantastic girls you are! We love you!

Movie night…11/23/2021

Movie night!
This is what it’s all about!! Quiet moments. Just soaking in the memory of you two holding daddy’s hands!

Bath time conversations

Audrey – “Guess what I’m gonna be when I grow up.”

Amelia – “Give me some guesses!”

Audrey – “A vegetarian, a veterinarian, a princess, or a gardener?”

Audrey pauses for a moment, looks at me, and says, “what’s a vegetarian?”

Daddy – “A person that only eats vegetables.”

Audrey – “Oh, we’ll never mind!!”

Life Lessons from a 4 yr old

Audrey shared a story about a kid in her first grade class which led into a conversation about loving others and always being nice.

Daddy “We should always be nice to people and treat them the way we want to be treated. We never know what other kids might be going through”

Audrey – “Yeah, like if kids are being bullied, we should be nice to them”

Daddy – “That’s right!”

Amelia (4 yrs old) – “ I know! I know! Like if you’re in the bathroom and there’s someone else in the bathroom and they keep trying to look under the stall and see ur butt, that’s bullying”

You always keep us laughing!

Sweet prayers from a 2yr old


Daddy got to eat lunch with you and mommy today at Frisch’s. I asked if you wanted to pray for us and you said yes. We were amazed…

Amelia: “Jesus, thank you for our food. Thank you for mommy. Thank you for daddy. Thank you for Audrey. Thank you for uncle Brett, and Lindsey, and Grace, and Abram, and Eliza. And thank you that our whole family gets saved. In Jesus name, Amen.”

Mom and I just looked at each other in amazement of what you had just said. “Thank you that our whole family gets saved!” Such an amazing thing to hear from a 2 yr old. We can’t remember ever having a conversation about being “saved” so we’re not exactly sure where you heard that but you are definite listening because it was perfect context to say what you said how you said it. We love you girl! We’re so proud of you!

Tonight at dinner we asked you if you wanted to pray again. This time you prayer a similar prayer but you ended with “I love you, God. In Jesus name, Amen.” You girls are pretty awesome.

Here’s some pics from the other day at work. Mom dropped you off to spend a little time with dad. You love climbing into these trucks. I love walking you around with you!

The Tooth Fairy

Audrey, You lost your first tooth at school today (8/19/19). It’s been loose for a while and your mom actually asked you this morning before school if you wanted her to pull it because she was afraid you’d lose it at school. Well, she was right. This is how it went down. You showed your teacher (Mrs. Steele) how lose it was and she told you that if you lost your tooth at school that you’d get a tooth necklace. I guess that’s all it took because you pulled it out shortly after all by yourself. We were so thankful that your teacher made you feel so special and took the time to send us a picture during the school day.

Mom said you were smiling ear to ear when she picked you up. We had Family Reading Night in the library at school and I rushed to get there. You were still smiling so big!

Best part is, we told you that the tooth fairy only comes when you’re asleep ANd when you sleep by yourself. For the first time in a long time, you went to bed all by yourself. You were so excited knowing that the tooth fairy was going to come see you tonight. While mom and dad need their own time together, both of us were sad not to have laid down with you tonight. We love you so much.

But we still left you this letter…well the tooth fairy left it.