June 30, 2010


Dear Kurt,

It's been about 45 minutes since they finished ripping two of my wisdom teeth from my jaw.

There was a moment when I was honestly worried about my lower jaw disconnecting from my upper jaw. There wasn't any pain but a lot a lot a lot of pressure.

Now I am sitting on a little bed jiggling my lower lip trying to get the numbness to go away. It is especially annoying because my right eye and ear are a little numb. Like the freezing cold kind of numb.

Oh, and guess what..... they took out both teeth on the right side. Which means they took out the one tooth that was bother me the most. Yay!

Now I won't be desperate to get out the others right away.
So far there isn't any pain.

I'm a little nervous that I will be either in a lot of pain tomorrow or too drugged to take good care of Brooklyn. Poor girl might have to play by herself.

Anyways... maybe I should sleep while I am not in pain.

I love you and wish you were here to cuddle with me.

Sincerely, Lori

June 24, 2010


Dear Kurt,

You are a pretty good softball player.

The only person on our team to hit a homerun and you hit two.

And you caught a super fast line drive.

I'm always impressed by you. You are good at everything you do.

Sincerely, Lori

June 20, 2010


Dear Kurt,

You are an amazing dad to our daughter.

You are very hands on and willing to help and even want to help all the time. A lot of dads are not like that and I am very grateful that you are. I think it will make a huge difference in Brooklyn's life.

My favorite thing is when you crawl around the couch and she crawls after you and then you jump out and scare her and the squeals and crawls away as fast as she can but you catch her and pick her up and kiss her and then you two do it all over again. It is so cute and I can tell how much she loves you.

So thank you for being so great with her and being such an active part of her life and raising her.

Sincerely, Lori

June 13, 2010



Dear Brooklyn

Last nights late night turned into an early night tonight.

But first it turned into a lot of tired cuddling while your daddy watched the Lakers lose.

Right now it's been hours since I put you to bed in your crib but if I listen closely I think I can hear you whimpering or talking... I sometimes wonder if you really do sleep all night or if you wake up and play a bit.

I'm wondering if I should go to sleep right now or if I should stay awake a while to see if you start crying. Oh, the worries of a mom.

I'll probably go to sleep because I can't really hear you anymore...

So good night, sleep tight. Don't let the bed bugs bite, and if they do, grab a shoe and beat them till they're black and blue.

I love you.

Sincerely, Lori

June 12, 2010


Dear Kurt,

Today was a cold day.

We were chilly while working on our yard this morning. We almost froze at a BBQ in Rexburg. You even let me have the heat on in the car all day long.

But right now we are sittin' on our couch with our fan going full blast.

That would be my fault. Although I can't say that I am 100 percent sorry.

When we goT home earlier today I was cold, the type of cold that won't go away no matter how many socks and blankets you put on, so I cranked up the heat.... to 80 degrees.

This isn't the first time but you usually tell me I'm ridiculous and turn it back down right away but somehow we both forgot and rushed out to meet some friends and left the temperature right where I had set it.


Sorry..... kind of.

Sincerely, Lori

June 10, 2010


Dear Porter,

Happy First Birthday!

I can't believe it had been a year since you were born. It's been a good year.

I love you so much.

Sincerely, Lori

June 8, 2010



Dear Kurt,

I want lots of babies.

Not exactly right at this moment but every time I see a little newborn I can't help but to ooh and ah and want to stick it in my purse and take it home with me.

But then again, I always come home and my own little baby crawls onto my lap and we both laugh at each other like there is a joke that only we know and then she sticks a cheerio in my mouth and only cries sometimes when I actually eat it and I am completely happy.

But it's still a good thing our next door neighbor just had three little ones that I get to swoon over because our sweet, easy going baby makes me excited for the next little one to eventually enter our lives... just maybe not for a while.

Sincerely, Lori

June 6, 2010


Dear Brooklyn,

A million apologies to you because it's been forever since I have written my sweet baby a letter.

First and foremost: I love you, I love you, I love you.

Second: I want to tell you that you are my second best friend (right after your daddy, of course).

I love hanging out with you all day long. You follow me around the house while I get stuff done. We read books, sing and dance, eat, and play games.

Today you learned how to play peek-a-boo with your hands. Before you would put a blanket over your head, pull it down, and I would say "Peek-a-boo!" Now you put your hands over your eyes to play. For some reason it is so much cuter. Especially when you will peek to make sure I'm looking before you pull your hands down.

You are so adorable.

Again I have to say I love you, I love you, I love you.

Sincerely, Mom

June 5, 2010


Dear Kurt,

It is six o' clock on a Saturday Morning.

I just filled you up with eggs and bacon and sent you off to your favorite fishing hole with Jedd.

A kiss, a couple "I love you"s, and a few reminders: Don't fall in. Have fun. Leave your phone in the car. Don't bring any fish home.

And then you were off.

Usually I would be in bed right now, enjoying the fact that my baby usually sleeps till nine or ten, but lately I haven't been sleeping well. So instead of getting my hair even more tangled and matted from the tossing and turning that accompanies me most of the night lately, I am sitting on our couch in the dark writing to you.

I don't particularly like waking up early. Early mornings sometimes fill me with worries. Am I raising my daughter ok? Am I being a good wife? Am I doing all I can do to stay close to the Lord? Will we continue to be blessed in this economic recession?

While it is the "big picture" things that mostly worry me, it is the small things that make me happy. Why is that? Today I am excited for Brooklyn to follow me around the house, for fresh veggies, for listening about your fishing trip, for listening to the rain, and for curling up on the couch with you.

Well, have fun fishing. I hope you don't get skunked. I love you.

Sincerely, Lori

June 1, 2010


Dear Kurt,

A quick trip to Utah for work reasons turned into mostly eating, swimming, and shopping with our good friends Jedd, Jill and their little one, Jaxton.

I like taking trips with you. Even though we had a few "musts" to take care of, the trip still felt carefree and fun.

Sometimes it's nice to have a planned trip but there is something to be said about spontaneity. Doing whatever we feel like doing at that moment. Eating whatever sounds good at the moment. Stopping if someplace looks interesting while driving down the road.

My favorites from this trip: swimming with Brooklyn for the first time, eating at Rumbi Island Grill, surfing, and snuggling with you in our freezing hotel room.

Sincerely, Lori