Kalinda Joy and Sullivan Luke // Two-and-a-Half!

Dear Kali Joy and Sully Luke, We have a big milestone coming up: this Sunday you will celebrate your half birthday, which means one thing: it’s time for your biannual letter/update. And ...

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My Magnificent Seven-Year-Old

Dear Charleston Michael, I clearly remember my own seventh birthday. Your Oma and Opa took me and Uncle Austin (who was just a baby at the time) to Knott’s Berry Farm for ...

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Two Wild: Kali and Sully Turn Two!

Dear Kalinda and Sullivan, Happy second birthday to two remarkable humans who just happen to be my own darling babies. You’re really and truly big kids (well, big little kids) now! Never ...

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Charleston Michael // Six-and-a-Half!

Dear Charleston Michael (My Very Favorite Six-and-a-Half-Year-Old), You celebrated a half birthday last week, crossing that all-important midway point between one year and the next. I don’t know where the time has ...

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Sullivan Luke and Kalinda Joy // Eighteen Months Old!

Dear Kalinda and Sullivan, Happy EIGHTEEN MONTHS, you two! You celebrated your half birthday this past Saturday, and this mama cannot believe how quickly you are growing up. I thought life sped ...

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Charleston Michael // SIX Years Old!

Happy Birthday, Charleston! This past Saturday, we celebrated six years of life with YOU—the boy who made me a mom, and who continues to be my pride and joy and to carry ...

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Sullivan Luke and Kalinda Joy // Twelve Months Old

Dear Sullivan and Kalinda, Happy birthday to my no-longer-babies! It’s nearly impossible for me to believe that one year ago (as of last Sunday) I was meeting you two for the very ...

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Sullivan Luke and Kalinda Joy // Eleven Months Old

My Sweet Babies, Happy Eleven Months, you guys! It doesn’t seem possible that you are a month away from your first birthday. In trying to remain present within each stage, I had ...

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Sullivan Luke and Kalinda Joy // Ten Months Old

Dear Sullivan and Kalinda, We’ve reached double digits! You cuties are just two months away from a birthday, and acting more and more like toddlers by the day. In a way I ...

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Charleston Michael // Half Way to Six!

Dear Charleston, Happy Half Birthday, Bud! Can you believe that you are half way to turning six? You don’t seem too fazed by this milestone, but it feels significant to me, and ...

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