In 3 days, my sweet girl Lyla will be 5 years old. Not in a million years did I feel like we would be here. 5! I can still remember the first time Tony felt her kick in my belly. When she crawled across the floor and took her first step.
It’s incredible how much they change in front of your eyes! She is so smart, caring, and loving. Her passion for animals at her age is remarkable. She always tells me she is going to be a vet. She will be successful in whatever she chooses to do when she gets older.

Just a little questionnaire for my Lyla:

Favorite color: All the colors
Favorite food: broccoli
Favorite holiday: my birthday
What do you want to be when you grow up?: veterinarian
Favorite stuffed animal: a little doggy
Favorite thing to do during the day: draw
Favorite animal: snake (thanks uncle Danny)
Favorite season: summer

Happy birthday my sweet girl! You’ve turned into such a lovable girl.



A Letter To My Dad

Dear Dad,
Happy Birthday!! Today you turn 59!! I want to thank you for everything you have done for me. All those years ago you made a decision to ask mom to marry you. It was not only the best decision ever for mom but for me as well. I was only going to be in first grade when we moved to Wisconsin and you had a house waiting for us. You saved us. I am not sure if over the years I showed you really how much it meant to me for you to be my dad. Anyone can be a father or step father but you are my dad. You have helped shape who I am today. I cannot wait to have you walk me down the isle someday. You are the perfect person to stand by my side to give me away. I am so thankful that my two girls will have a grandfather like you!! They absolutely love you so much!! Lyla thinks you are just the best papa ever! Thank you for everything. No matter what I will always be your little girl.

Love you,