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That’s a Wrap!

February 24, 2021

Morganne’s week-long birthday extravaganza has finally come to an end. (Whew. I need a nap.) πŸ˜‚

She wrapped it up by enjoying a dessert bar with some of our family. Devoured sweets, opened presents, and got to hang out with some of her favorite peeps.

A pretty great evening for a pretty great girl! πŸŽ‚πŸ˜πŸŽ‚

In a Nutshell

February 24, 2021

He broke his tibia again.

Kept him home from school yesterday and told him he could stay home the rest of the week. But, he insisted on going back.

Loves learning and loves his friends.

As we were driving to school, he said to me, “Today is going to be amazing!”

That’s Haven for you, in a nutshell. Always approaching each day with the best outlook imaginable.


Of all the names…

February 24, 2021

These two have always been pretty competitive with each other (as most sisters are).

But, they also love and admire each other.

Grace was recently asked who her inspiration was, as a pitcher. Of all the names she could’ve chosen, the first one she chose to say was, “Sidney”. ❀️

Hearing that was music to this mama’s soul.


February 21, 2021

10 years old today!! πŸŽ‰

(Double digits. So bittersweet.)

I love being her mom. I love watching her grow. I love who she was, who she is, and who she is becoming.

Happy Birthday, Morganne Lizabeth!!

Early Birthday Surprises

February 21, 2021

Her birthday weekend got a little bit happier this morning.πŸŽ–οΈπŸ†πŸ€

She was chosen as an all-star at her basketball awards program, and found out that her team had tied for 1st place in the league.

She worked hard and improved so much this season. Love seeing that hard work pay off!

Turning 10! (Covid-Style)

February 19, 2021

No big 10th birthday bash for Morganne this year. πŸ’—

Opting for 2 small parties instead.

First one took place at the mall. She, her sisters, and her bestie each got $10 for lunch & $10 for dessert. She also got ten $10 bills to spend (& share). It wasn’t the kind of party she’s used to, but she still had a blast. Next year, we’ll party big. But, for now, we’ll just keep makin’ lemonade out of lemons the best we can!

Little People & Second Breakfasts

February 18, 2021

Bryan and I are big “Lord of the Rings” fans.

So, we introduced the kiddos to the movies last week. They loved ’em.

This week, I went on a hunt for some LOTR toys. Found the cutest Fisher Price “Little People” set, and a LOTR shirt that suits River perfectly. He’s always asking me for “another breakfast” in the mornings. Deep down, I guess he’s just a Hobbit at heart! πŸ˜†


“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”


The Year of the Ox ~ 2021

February 17, 2021

Happy Chinese New Year!!

The Snowy Day

February 17, 2021


100% Effort

February 15, 2021

That red, sweaty face says it all. πŸ’›πŸ€πŸ’›

Last Saturday, she ended her 4th grade basketball season by playing the best we’ve ever seen her play. The shots she made were great, but even if she’d missed every one of them, we wouldn’t have cared. She gave it everything she had, which is all that we ask. The fact that she led her team in scoring was just a bonus, and just one of the results of her effort.

We preach effort over performance in our family. And she gave 100% effort for her team in her final game.

That’s the good stuff…the stuff that makes us truly proud!