It’s Been Awhile, But Epic Adventures Await!

Dear Lincoln,

Today is June 13th, in fact Friday the 13th and I just realized that I haven’t written to you since January.  JANUARY??  REALLY? That’s inexcusable.  I mean it’s not like I haven’t had time.  There’s plenty of time in a day, between working, the honey-do list from Nana, church, early morning quiet time with the Lord, writing on my other blog, there is still time to write to you.  Oh wait, did I mention that from the time I get up, or get home, you and I are on a non-stop adventure.  As a matter of fact I don’t get time to write for either of my blogs and that’s okay.  My time is better spent following God’s plan and right now that’s spending time with you.

I have and always will, put everything after you.

You want to chase a train, I’m there!


You want to jump off the dock, non-stop for hours, I’m there!


You want to spend the day taking pictures, I’m there!


Help cut up a watermelon and then devour it, OH YEAH I’m there!



Parades and hot dogs, I’m there!

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Face painting war, you bet I’m there!

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You want to help me with every project Nana gives me, you’re my number 1 helper. (sorry little buddy, there was no blade in that knife)

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You want to go out and pick flowers for momma, I’m right there with ya.



You bring me more joy and happiness than I could ever explain.  I’m sorry I haven’t written more lately, but every moment with you, doing things, being together, enjoying every silly moment, laughing uncontrollably, the epic adventures that only you and I have had, the stories we share, those are the things that I hope I have written on your heart and in your memory.  You and I are doer’s, we show fear no mercy.  One day stories will be told of our exploits and little children will gather in awe.

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I love you little man, much more than I can express, just know that you bring me so much joy,  Puppa


Happy 2nd B-Day!

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Dear Lincoln my little man,

I know, I know, it’s been 2 months since I last wrote to you on this blog. But you will find that doesn’t mean I haven’t wrote to you at all. As I have told you before, I have several notebooks that I write in all the time. I just haven’t gotten on the computer that much.

Life with you is much more than an adventure, it’s awesome! It’s also a learning experience. Everyday I learn more about myself and the way I look at life. At 2 years old you show more love, compassion, and joy than most adults. I have watched you put a smile on peoples faces that appear to have lost that simple joy of feeling happy.

For your 2nd birthday your momma thought it would be great to spend the day at Spicers Orchard, and boy was she right. You had a blast picking apples, pumpkin hunting, playing with other kids, and lets not forget the cider and pumpkin doughnuts.

Someday when you read these letters I can only hope and pray that you know how deeply you are loved little man.

From here to the moon I love you, Puppa

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Looking Back at The 4th of July


Dear Lincoln,

I told you I would catch up on some writing today and I just had to share some photo’s from the 4th of July parade.We had a great time.  It was just you, me and Nana because momma had to work.  We had a blast little man!  The highlight was when the horses came by.  You got so excited and wanted to pet one of them in the worst way.  One rider noticed you in all of your excitement and pulled out of formation and came over to let you pet his horse.  It made your day.  This is just another example that there are good people out there that are willing to go out of there way to brighten someones day.

I love you little man, Puppa.
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Jump Back! To Thanksgiving That Is.

Dear Lincoln,

Just came across these photos on my phone and realized I hadn’t shared them with you.  I took these as we were shopping just days before Thanksgiving at GFS and Costco Park.  It’s actually Costco but we call it Costco Park because we always go on Sunday and try all the samples as we shop and then end the trip with sundaes under one of the umbrella covered picnic tables.  So without further delay…..

I love you little man, Puppa

New Years Eve in the ER

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Dear Lincoln, Now that inventory time is over at the store, (just ended yesterday) I thought I would catch up on some letters and photos to you. On New Years Eve Nana went up north to spend sometime with Great Grandma Boo and her sisters and your Daddy went up to visit his mom and […]

Halloween Memories

Dear Lincoln,

This year for Halloween your Momma come up with a great little monster costume for you.  You loved wearing it as much as everyone loved seeing you in it.

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Last year you were only 3 weeks old at Halloween and trick or treating was out of the question, but this year you are one and you had a blast going out trick or treating.  Your Momma, Daddy, Nana and I took you to North Park where each year the campground is shut down completely for trick or treating.  No cars in or out.  In fact they are not even allowed to start a vehicle.  The police department along with the fire department  was there to make sure the night was a fun and safe one for all the little goblins.

The campers, who are there most of the year, really enjoy this special event for the kids.  A lot of the campers dress up in costumes as well as decorate their campsites for Halloween.  I have to say the night was fantastic!  It was so nice to be able to take you trick or treating without having to worry about crossing the street and watching out for cars, and the night was for little kids and not teenagers.

Your Nana and I were so glad that we got to share in this night with you.  I can’t wait to see what your Momma has in store for your costume next year.


As always Lincoln, I love you, Puppa

The Bookstore Adventure

Dear Lincoln,

The weather was not in our favor today.  It is in the upper 40’s, rainy and windy so fall photos and eating outside at the Ann Arbor Brewing Company did not work out for us, but the bookstore was a blast.  You become the most talkative little man when you get in the bookstore.  So much to explore!  You dug right into exploring every little book you could get your hands on, you were like a little ‘Indiana Jones Bookworm’.

I may not have gotten any fall portraits outside, but these photos from your bookstore adventure more than make up for it.

Love you Lincoln, Puppa