Tag: Birthday

A letter to my son on his 5th birthday

Dear Timo, Every year on your birthday, I look at photos of you, and I marvel… and cry.  Somehow, in the blink of an eye, you have gone from a 5 pound newborn to a 5 year-old boy.  Beautiful at birth, delicate and serene, we fawned over your exquisite bone structure… which was quickly obscured

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Fifty Fabulous Quotes for Those Turning Fifty

My husband turned fifty earlier this month.  I wanted to give him a gift that was purposeful, somehow acknowledging this milestone in meaningful way.  I struggled with how to do that. Then the idea of compiling fabulous quotes for someone turning fifty came to me.  Whenever I have searched for meaning, needed inspiration, or struggled

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You’ve come a long way, Baby

Four years ago today, a tiny baby boy with an incongruously long name made me a mommy. 

Will You Eat My Yellow Starburst?: And Other Questions That I Hate

Anyone who knows me well knows that I hate my birthday. I do not know why I hate it, but I do. Even though I am very ok with not celebrating, people still insist on asking me what I want for gifts. This year, for my 30th birthday, I know exactly what I DON’T want. I do not want anyone to ask me these 10 things ever again…

Baby Boy with the Blue Eyes

Some of you may remember April 4, 2011 as the night that the UConn Husky men’s basketball team beat the underdog Butler Bulldogs to win the NCAA tournament.  Perhaps you were blissfully unaware of the hurricane that started turning that very same day.  He was named Zachary Collin and made landfall at 9:23am.  At 9 lbs 2 oz, he was

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