For the first 50 years of my life, my perfectionist self mistakenly believed it was all about knowing more, getting it right, planning, attempting to prevent bad things from happening, and keeping all of my chicks in a row. It took me this long to discover that the JOURNEY is all that matters. This quote from Gilda Radner sums it all up:

"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

It's Kerry's Birthday Today!!!

It was 19 years ago today that we were blessed with a new addition to our family!

She was an 8lb, 11oz bundle of joy! 

And we named her Kerry!

She was the most beautiful little baby with pudgy cheeks...

And great big eyes!

Adam loved her and the feeling was mutual!

I had lots of fun dressing her up in cute little girl clothes!

She made the perfect "Piglet" when she was two years old...


And I will never forget my adorable little 'Minga" (Gumby's sister) when she was 3!

Kerry loved her blankie and she loved the Disney princesses!

She also loved cats!  Here she was "helping Molly take a nap".

 Beauty & the Beast was her favorite movie when she was 3.

 As she grew, she left her fairy tale princesses behind in favor of fishing.  She LOVED to fish!

 And she always had her Dad wrapped around her little finger!

 And she ALWAYS had a soft spot for cats!

And she ALWAYS had very large eyes!

Kerry was such a sweet little girl.

 She loved to ham it up for the camera and make us laugh!

 That is our neighbor Jon in the garbage can!

    Kerry is the one in the center (pictured with Annie and Jon)

 When Tigger (Mr. Wiggles) came into our family,  Kerry had met her soul-mate.

Another one of Kerry's loves is sports.  She loves to compete in just about anything!

But softball turned out to be her favorite of all!

 Over the years, it has been her close friends and family who matter the most...

 ...and MR. WIGGLES!

 Happy Birthday, Kerry!  You are such a joy and such a pain in the ass! 
WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Love looking back at these pictures of Kerry over the years :)
    So cute then and SO BEAUTIFUL now. Happy Birthday, Kerry!!!!

  2. Wonderful post! I smiled, I laughed, and I was touched when reading your words and seeing the pics.
    Kerry is so beautiful. Love the pics.