Monday, January 31, 2011

Oh Suzy Q

Thank you mom for giving me inpeckable taste in music. Although you betrayed me by making fun of Thom Yorke's name, you have taught me what music is all about; a lesson I will pass down to my daughters. Thank you for buying me records and tapes and CDs when i was younger. It is crazy how easy it is now to access all sorts of music... But you knew how important it was to me that i learn how to play instruments and jam out to some tunes. I have always really appreciated the desire for music you have given me. Currently, I am preparing for February with portishead.

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain...

My auntie (from anotha motha)

Auntie do-
You are so sweet and supportive. I have always loved your company. I love the way all of your things smell, i often come across something you have sent to the baby girls and smell it (fabric softener?) and wow it brings good feelings. You have also been an excellent friend to my mom, and that matters to me so much. I remember missing you so much when you and my mother were in a fight when i was a kid.

Thank you for always being my auntie. I love you lots and lots.


Saturday, January 29, 2011


Man, i was gonna write a thank you to my ggparents but i feel the urge to tell you how great you are. You have worked super hard to provide a very nice life for your family. I cant imagine how hard it has been to be away from your family so much. I am thankful for all you do for us. But most of all I am thankful for the influence you have on your son. He is a good, hard working man, who knows how to treat a woman. You and debbie treat one another wonderfully, and i know it has always been that way because my husband treats me wonderfully. Than, you for raising such a good dude and being such a role model for him.

I hope you feel better so quickly.

We love you

Friday, January 28, 2011


Our friendship has meant so much to me. The day I graduated 8th grade was such a hard one for me. I was soon to move across the country, start over completely all the while hitting puberty, hard. The day was nearly over an you found me in main hall, crying. You had taken the time to write me one very sweet letter. You told me you admired me and hoped to someday be my neighbor in Colorado. That semester you had also given me a kiss on the cheek in front of all my friends in The Sound of Music. 11th grade stud, Dave Withrow, flirting... With me! I not only had butterflies for years to come, I became a hot commodity. Thank you for being so sweet 8th grade Ruby. Thank you for moving to Colorado and becoming my neighbor. Thank you for all the good times we had in Colorado!! Remember when you the Fatty and Maria came to visit while you were in college?! The Stanley Hotel was fun... Road trip! So many great times! I miss you lots buddy. Happy 30th birthday. Luv u dood

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Thank you for coming to baby music class. Thank you for making me keep going to baby music class. Thank you for paying for baby music class. Without you, we would not be going anymore. Thank you so much.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

So many years...

When i was a kid, i had only a couple friends that i could count on... One in particular taught me how to be girlie, and was my bestie. We played house until we were 13 then we played talk bout boys. You taught me gymnastics, flips, cheers, how to love baby dolls, and that it was okay to be me. I am thankful to the stars that we sat next to one another that first day of kindergarten. Today i thank you for being my friend all of these 21 years. We are both mothers of beautiful girls and living a million miles away, but i know i can call you any time and you will chat with me. I love you lots, Justin N. Case, and hope we are friends forever and ever. Bffeaeaeaeaeae tee hee

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Thank you for being healthy, babies. Thank Daddy for providing for us, thank Mommy for cooking you so long in her tummy & thank all of you for helping us thru a crazy pregnancy! I lovvvvvveeee allll of youuuuuuuuuuu!

Monday, January 24, 2011


Thank you debbie for watching the babies! Thank you husband for getting me the stuff to ski and for being so supportive and happy to get me to ski. Thank you Tabi & Bren for letting me third wheel only your date. Thank you for showing me around the hill.

I am so so tired. Goodnight!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

My husband...

I feel like i should probably write you a thank you every single day. Today is your day again. Thank you for helping me get my butt in gear to ski. Thank you for being so incredibly supportive in my hobbies. Thank you for being mine. I love you more than the universe is vast (10^28 ly, at least).

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Snow day!

Dear Brian-

The last eight years, you and I have grown up together... Marriage, children, travels, sheesh :) I know it must be really weird to be a grandpa at 33, but that comes with the territory of marrying my momma. You are a pretty funny dude, and you are a pretty fantastic father to my siblings. You have given my mother youth, motherhood (again) and more love than she has ever had before. I know you are the man she always dreamed she would be with. Thank you for being a man, a fantastic father and a wonderful husband.

Friday smiles

Dear Bmac & auntie gina-
You guys are our most supportive couple friends. We absolutely love spending time with you. You bring us so much laughter and stimulating conversation! And sharing music with you is so wonderful. You have been such great friends to us, individually as well, and couldn't be sweeter to our baby girls. Thank you so much for taking the long journey up here so often. I look forward to your visits! Thank you for being such awesome friends to us.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


It is your turn :) you and i have been thru some serious stuff. Omg you were my reason for keepin on when i had the worst boyfriend in history. You took care of me in my misery and tried your hardest to protect me. You forgave me for causing you endless headaches regarding your most terrible boyfriend. (I was awful, i am sorry for not protecting you better, instead hurting you, but i will address that in a scheduled "I'm sorry week"). Me and you girl, we got history. I remember too many stories to write here. Plus, once something is on the internet, it is there for all eternity, ha!
Thank you for being a bulldog for me, protecting me, being there for me, and forgiving me in my ridiculously immature behavior. Love ya

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Elizabeth and Lisa

You two are amazing people. You have two of the biggest hearts i have ever known to exist. Your stories fill my heart and help ground me. I enjoy your existence. Immensely. You are two people i want my children to know and call aunties.

I am thanking you both today for two things. Thank you for trying so hard to be good people. It is noticeable how wonderful you are, and i know it comes a little naturally, but i also know you go out of your way to be kind, generous, and to bring love and hope to all you come in contact with.
Thank you for coming to be with me at the end of my pregnancy. You two (and your sissy) made me feel so special. I rarely had girlfriend time, the winter driving isnt the funest, but you came. You gave me pedis and filled my heart with love & stories and made me feel like i was beautiful in my giant shell.

I love you girls, very deeply (also, I'm glad Elizabeth "won" and shares the babies bday)!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Gramma, again

When I was 19, i was in a really in a bad place. I had a really shitty boyfriend, shitty job, no college and no car. I was trying so hard but needed a break. You gave me that break. Thank you so much for buying my toyota turcell. Someday i will pay you back. I will always appreciate that gramma. Thank you!

Monday, January 17, 2011

babies !

you two little lover girls are just so amazingly sweet. you have never ending patience for your parents.

thank you for being mine. i am so proud to be your mama!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Thank you Kaleigh

Dear lovey- thank you for always being so supportive and kind. Things are just so easy with you. When we get together, we pick up right where we left off. I will stick up for you, kick any ass for you, hug you, listen to you, cheer for you, dislike the same peeps as you 4eva.
Thank you, too, for coming up to see me at the end of my pregnancy. I really really needed that! The journey was long and hard, but you endured it for me, and i have always appreciated it.
I love you Kae.


Thank you momma Partington for hauling yourself & the kids up here. I know how hard it is on you, leaving your home to come 3-4 hours away. I miss you so stinkin' much. The babies miss you too. It kills me that my little family needs to be so far away. Thank you for being at our house with us.


Friday, January 14, 2011

My new friend:

Thank you for being my friend and finding time for me. I really needed a like minded pal, someone who understands how hectic being a wife & mommy in this community can be. Thank you, new friend for being that person for me.


Oni & telly's mama

Thursday, January 13, 2011


You and i have been friends for a long time. We have very different lives, and they have been that way for a long time. In the hardest and most beautiful times you were there for me. Two instances particularly: February 2003 and my pregnancy. You held me while i wept when John died. I don't remember whole lot of that month, but what i do remember is you being there for me, intently, that first week.

You were incredibly supportive of my whole incredible pregnancy. From the day i discovered there was a baby in my belly to the moments before and after the twins were born, you were 100% there. For. Me. I took great comfort in know you were a phone call away 24 hours a day.

Thank you, sister, for being there in my darkest and brightest times.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thank you for the date

We really needed that. Just hanging out being goofy, carefree, and relaxing. I finally know why it is so important to let and and enjoy once in a while. Thank you both for allow that happen tonight. Matt- thank you for still having fun with me and making tonight happen. Debbie- thank you for coming in to watch the turtles. I know they have enjoy gramma time and we enjoyed our easy evening.

Mmm... Date night...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Is this whole island made of lava?

Dear kepi & Paul-

Once upon a time you took me to the big island of hawaii with your lovely son. You taught me all about the geology. You fed me. You took me on adventures. You provided a car for us. All while being amazing company too. I still to this day am so entirely thankful. Thank you for taking us. Thank you for letting us share the experience with you. That was the coolest vacation i have ever been on. Probably even the only real vacation i have ever been on. I don't think I can really express how much i appreciate that trip. It is my happy place.


Monday, January 10, 2011

Double thank you day


Thank you for coming home on the next flight when my old roommate and i got into a physical alteration. I don't think i would've held my ground and felt secure if you hadn't come to take care of business. You were entirely there for me. Emotionally, in body, and to make me feel secure after a bromantic breakup. I have always appreciated that gesture and just wanted to say thank you...

I love you


Thank you for coming to help me

Dear gramma,

I am so thankful to you for coming to take care of me and my babies in our hardest weeks. The most emotional time of my life was the period right after my girls were born. Learning to become a mother and be a wife was draining. I needed lots of sleep to help my body recover from the pregnancy and ceasarian. I don't know what i would've done without you. Having my grams there was so comforting too. I know it hard for you to be away from home. I am also glad you got to spend so much time with the babies in their early months.

Thank you for being there for me.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Thank you, ju ju bee

Almost every morning i wake up with a sweet little text from a far away best friend. "morning, lovey!" or "hi! I miss you!" Julz- thank you for continuing to put effort into our relationship. I know i moved 200 miles away from you, but you never had held that over my head. You love my babies, you constantly send me love and support and i really really appreciate it i wish i could be there for you more. Now that you lie many many states away, it is nearly impossible for me to be there for you in any other way but emotionally.

Man, we had some fun times together. The pranks we played on my roomies... The many nights laying in my bed chatting until we pass out. I remember the last time you held my hair after we drank too much at the old c's by my old apartment. That's love, baby. You woke up and held my hair back, to this day, i have no idea how you awoke from a drunken slumber to help me! Dude, how many hours have we spent at red rocks? Umm, upwards of 300 i bet!!! I miss my hiking partner. My every day girl bestie. Dang it.

I got off track. Thank you so much for continuing to be my girl, yo...

Best broccoli battles

Love you bro


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Nolee no no

Little babiest sister,

You know you're gorgeous. You are also so bright. Although you make me happy, i love when you call me or let me cuddle with you, this thank you is different. Thank you for what you do for mom. She needed you so badly to come into existence. You are so good to her, being her baby little buddy. Thank you for being mommy's lil nolee. I am sure there is more i could be thankful for, but today I am thankful for the happiness you bring our mother. Since I am a grown up and all ;)


Friday, January 7, 2011

To my acquired sister

Dear j bird:
You are one amazing lady. I have admired you since I met you. You accepted me and have made me feel so very welcome in this town, your family, as your friend. You didn't have to become my friend, but you did it anyway. You help me breathe when I am stressed. You made it a point to show me a half dozen awesome places to hike over the summer. You make plans with me to play, have lunch, go shopping, share your parents... Heck I am tearing up at the thought of all the good times we have, and how kind you are. I love laying in bed watching girlie movies while our husbands play video games. I appreciate how you have vegetarian food at your house. Thank you for having a stock of baby snacks there too. Thank you for coming camping for my birthday. You made it so fun and i look forward to many camping trips in the future. Just think, when the girls are a little bit bigger, the fun we can have with them in the woods!!!! Thank you for being my friend, my sister, my babies' auntie.

Rubix Cube

Thursday, January 6, 2011

To my lil bro

When mom told me she was pregnant, i nearly croaked. I mean, i was really jealous, errr, happy. Watching her belly grow was so exciting. She glowed the whole time. Then you came out, a stinky lil man. I was in love. I didn't know I could love a little human being so much. When you let me hold you, we would laugh and then you would want mom. You changed me. I starting thinking about boyfriends, how i couldn't introduce you to them and confuse you if i wasn't serious. How I had to do well in college to be a positive roll model for you. I started driving better and seeing my world thru little people eyes. I started dreaming of being the big sister I would have loved to have (except I had mom, who is closer in age with me than you and i are). Matt and I love you so much. You are the best uncle!! I promise I will try to not be too mad when you buy the twins beer. You really helped mold me into the adult I am today. Thank you, little brother, for being my brotherman.

I love you

Doey Rooey roo

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I couldn't have married into a better family

When I fell in love with Matt, I had only met you guys a couple times. I knew you were all kind people and Matt had turned out exceedingly well, but I had no idea the depth of your kindness, silliness, giving nature and lovingness. I know this is a broad thank you, since I am talking to all of you, but I couldn't stand the thought of picking one of you to thank first. Thank you all for accepting me for who I am and taking me in as part of the family. I love you all so much and appreciate your family so so so much. Thank you for loving the babies so much too. When I grew up my grandparents & aunties were such an important part of my life. These girls benefit so greatly from you being in their lives. Thank you.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Dear Popa

Dear Popa

My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. - Clarence B. Kelland

I wouldn't be the person I am today if it weren't for you. You gave up so much to take on my hyper butt. Since I stopped being a teenager, you and I have got so much closer. We have shared many MANY laughs and spent countless hours jabbering on (mostly you) about life, experiences, and good times. I avoided doing many very stupid things in my youth because of your honesty with me. I knew things my peers were lied to about. Now that we live a thousand miles apart, you try pretty hard to remain a constant figure in my life. You are a wonder Grampa, which surprises me a bit. I'm really glad you were visiting us when we found out we were having twins! The happiest (and most shocked) tears I have seen you cry.

Thanks for being my dad.


Monday, January 3, 2011

To my mommy

Dear Mommy,
Where to start? I have so much to thank you for. You have been my bestie for so many years. Since my journey into motherhood, I have begun to realize the love you have for me. All of the things you have given up to make my life wonderful. All the things you put up with that were quite unpleasant. All of the days you have worried and the times that I have made you cry. You have always loved me. You have always made sure that I know you stand behind me and want the best for me. You gave taught me everything! How to think and speak and act. You have given me the toolbox necessary to live life and an abundance of tools to make life what I want it. Thank you for having me, keeping me and being my bestie, momma.

Love! Love! Love!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

To my mate of soul;

To my mate of soul;

You have taught me so much in our few years together. How to be humble, how to find patience, how to feel loved. You have given me everything that means anything to me. You are the father I wished for my babies and are absolutely amazing with our children. Everyday you kiss me and remind me that i am not alone in this crazy journey. You chose me, a nerdy and slightly insane girl who always had a crush on you, to be your life partner. Thank you, baby, for being such a wonderful person, primo father, caring bestie, and for choosing me. I appreciate and love you more than I will ever be able to express, but I promise I'll try.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Thank you, Babies 1.1.11

Dear Leona and Stella,
Thank you for existing. Your presence in my life has changed me more than anything has before. You give my life meaning and purpose. I have never been so in love with a person, not even myself. I appreciate your patience with me and live for your hugs. I would do anything for you. You have given me motherhood, thank you. I love you.