Seems a little hard to believe, but here we are! How has the first half of the month gone for you so far? Busy, busy, busy, or easy, easy, easy? Will the 2nd half be busier, or easier, than the first?

We wish a very Happy Father’s Day to Anthony & all the dads, granddads, stepdads, future or soon to be dads & father figures in our lives! We’re grateful for all of you! Anthony got a little more than he should have this year, but it’s good to be spoiled a little every now & then or maybe few times a year, just to let them know how much they mean to us.

I to take a few minutes here & wish Mandy’s dearest friend & *Anthony’s second cousin once removed, Kimberly Adkins Bain and her wonderful husband Jantzen Bain a very special Congratulations on the birth of their new son Henry Sherman Bain. Born: 16 Jun 2014 at 4:06 p.m.. Weighed 7.09 pounds. 21 inches long. A handsome addition to the family. God Bless.

I’m hoping she’ll start journaling to remember her experiences. You think you’ll never forget, but if that were true then no one would have a second child. Believe it.

Children & Family Life: Were you surprised at the impact they had on your life? Were you ready?

Note for each child

  • The child’s name, birth date, sex, place of birth, and any other noteworthy circumstance of the birth.
  • Attend any classes or programs and/or were they beneficial?
  • Any significant milestones or highlights or turning points in his or her life during this period.
  • Other people living with you in your family (or you with them), who they were & why you were all living together. Anything noteworthy that occurred in their lives during this period?

We’ll be planning a few big birthday celebrations over the next few weeks ourselves. Mandy will be going away for her birthday, it will be odd not to celebrate it together, but part of growing up – is growing independent. Starting your own traditions as a family. It’s hard to except change, but it’s as much a part of life as giving birth. Sigh. She’ll be back in time to celebrate Anthony’s with him. I may add a little B~Day table for her. Make it a twofer.

We’ve been road-tripping a lot this month to Tennessee, Indiana & around day trip to Lake Huron in Bay City, Michigan. I still can’t believe that I had that in me. Guess, we’re not that old after all. Oh wait, these lines on my face tell a very different story. How about you? Anything exciting to report?

Fill us in on your June so far!

What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven. ~ Ludwig van Beethoven

*Yes, an Adkins on Anthony’s side. His mother Lula Mae’s sister Clara aka Clarie married an Adkins. So far, I cannot connect the two lines. I’m sure I will someday, but so far no luck.