Category Archives: Genevieve


About 3 months ago, our little Genevieve turned 3.

But often, I have to remind myself, and Dean, and Spicy, that you are only three.DSC_0248

 You are so independent and patient and cooperative and communicative and witty that it’s easy to forget.

You can be quite the ham. What a little sense of humor you have. You can string us all along believing you are genuinely sad about something from the expression in your eyebrows, to the way you carry your shoulders down to your bent knee slow walk and then suddenly,  “I’m just kidding guys” and be dancing around. 😉 You don’t mind the attention one bit but I can tell you want others to be happy and you enjoy seeing others laugh.

Which is exactly why you got the name Sweet G

DSC_0262And although you have a mind of your own, a strong will, and have no problems expressing your opinion, you seem to know which battles to fight. My little wise one.


You are such a good little sister and big sister.

You are eager and available to be your sister’s playmate (which is mostly at her request) and yet, you are so keen to the needs of your brother and baby sister…you’ll  break away from a game of memory or “restaurant” play at the sound of Soren’s babbling to greet him after a nap, sing to him when he’s getting his diaper changed and you can hear the frustration in my voice, run over to Amelie when you hear her crying to talk to her or rock her in her carseat or swing or stroke her face and even ask daddy or me if we’re ok after a cough or sneeze.

You amaze me.

And you deserve the best. Only God’s best. And that’s why I pray every day that He fills me with His grace to bear the responsibility of caring for your beautiful little soul.


That thought alone can overwhelm me to tears. But I know He chose me for a reason. Thank you for teaching me something everyday. Something more about the face of Christ.

Happy Birthday Genevieve Miranda!

We love you so much!

Sweet Child of Mine

Well, I got hit again. Another nasty sinus infection complete with body aches, headaches and fevers came to visit me. Thankfully, the worst of this one only lasted about 24 hours and an overnight stay at our Vacation Home allowed me to get a good great night’s sleep and a long nap to sleep it… Continue Reading

It’s Potty Time

Sweet G’s been showing a lot of interest in using her little toilet lately. And we’ve had quite a bit of success! At least at home. I’m not brave enough yet to test the waters (pun intended) 😉 when we’re out and about. TGIF because I’m ready to have my better half back!  It’s been… Continue Reading

18 months!

A little late but I figured it was time for an update on Sweet G.   …Being that she is on the downhill march to a 2 year old! And being that she is the big sister now and has a lot more responsibilities these days. Like handing me the wipes as she sits close by… Continue Reading

Window View

For the last 7 years of my career working in the aerospace industry, I supported proprietary programs which meant living working in buildings with no visual access to the outside world. I always fantasized about a “window view”.  A view of anything, really. A tree, some blue skies, heck even another building.  Well, this morning… Continue Reading

Cutting It Short

My girly girl and her new do. I wasn’t kidding when I said she gets a weekly trim. Unfortunately, I went a little crazy (combined with a very squirmy one) and cut a bit more than I had planned, making it almost impossible to put it in pigtails. Darn! Good thing we’ll have a better… Continue Reading