November 26, 2012


Dear Kurt,

Happy five years.

I loved our little surprise get away! 

It was totally us in a nutshell. 

It started off with something sweet...

The Jelly Belly Factory.

Then it was yummy...

A delicious meal at a Chevy's next to the river. 

Then it turned into something funny...

Comedy Sportz.

Then it was romantic... 

I'll skip the details.

Then it was fun...

Indoor surfing!!!

I loved it.

And I love you. 

Thank you for five wonderful, crazy years. 

I can't wait to see what the rest of eternity has in store for us.

Sincerely, Lori

November 14, 2012


Dear Brooklyn and Molly,

Hello to my two favorite girls in the whole world!

Although I would love to go on and on and on about how much I love and adore you both, I am quite tired (Molly- I blame you) so I will keep this short and simple and save all the mushy goodness for another time.

I am so glad you have each other. 

Some of my favorite moments of the day are when you two interact with each other. When Molly watches Brooklyn's every move and smiles and laughs at her. And when Brooklyn goes to Molly when she is sad and says "It's okay, I will make you happy." 

I can already see the bond that you two are forming. It will be something incredible and unique.


Never take each other for granted. Fight. Yell. Steal each others clothes, but always remember that you are sisters and will be for eternity and the bond you share is more important than any thing this world will ever have to offer.

Love, support, laugh, serve, and be crazy. 

And just plain enjoy each other.

I love you both more than anything.

Sincerely, Lori

November 13, 2012


Dear Molly,

Wow, what a rough weekend we had.

Last Thursday I decided that you have probably grown out of your aversion to chocolate. So I raided Brooklyn's Halloween stash a little bit. And, I was happy to see, you weren't fussy!! Yay!

So, Friday came, and I made up for four months of no chocolate. I basically ate my body weight in chocolate. Seriously.

Not. A. Good. Idea.

Starting Saturday, you projectile vomited every meal you ate. I can't even count how many times you threw up. No fever, no diahrea, no crying.

Just a happy, very pukey, very dehydrated baby. 
And a very tired momma, since I couldn't sleep cause of worry that you would choke on your vomit or die from dehydration.

But, just as the doctor predicted, 30 hours after the last time I nursed you, you were better! 

I am oh, so grateful life is back to normal and I can once again enjoy my baby without the worry of getting puked on!

And I will never eat chocolate (while I'm nursing) again!!!!

I love you!

Sincerely, Lori