Thursday, January 10, 2013

Happy Birthday, Makenna!

How can it be that we are the parents of a five year old? It is hard to believe that we have been parents for half a decade now.  Each of Makenna's other birthday I have felt that she is growing up too fast, but this one that feeling is intensified.  FIVE--it just seems like over night she has advanced so much although there is the same distance between 4 and 5 as there is between 3 and 4.  Perhaps it's because she will begin kindergarten this year, but I almost feel like she is leaving one stage her life behind and entering a new one.  Lord help me when she becomes a teenager, graduates, gets married, etc.  If having a child turn 5 is this sentimental I cannot imagine what the future milestones will be like.  However,  there will be time to be nostalgic tomorrrow. Today we are celebrating the creative, sweet-spirited girl named Makenna Leann Coffer.  We love you, Doodlebugs!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Back to Reality

Tomorrow I go back to work after a 16 day break.  It as relaxing and refreshing and I may or may not have slept in with the kids a few days. :)  We had a wonderful Christmas visiting with family and friends and this week we will be celebrating a 5th birthday of a very special little girl.