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Happy 10th Birthday, Caroline!

Happy birthday, C! 10 years old already! Wow. I can hardly believe that she would be 10. I wonder what she would look like. What would she be like? Would she still love ducks? Would her favorite color still be blue? If she would be anything like her sister it would be changing daily! Caroline's friends are all in the 5th grade now, their last year in elementary school. It's hard to believe that they are all getting so big.

We celebrated today with KFC, with extra mashed potatoes and gravy! I made her favorite cake and we sang to her. I saw plenty of ducks everywhere and I got a few books to donate, as well. I wish that I could say that I was able to get through the day without tears, but I don't know if that will ever happen on her special days. I'm not worried about that, though. Sometimes when I talk about her I tear up, and people always feel bad for making me cry. But I always say that it is okay. I cry because she was so special and I miss her and love her. That will never go away. My tears are just proof of that.

We are doing well. We moved into our new home a little over a week ago and it is a beautiful house that we are very proud to be able to call home. The kids just started back to school. Andrew is in 9th grade now. I can't believe that he is in high school. He is taller than me now, and as always is such a great help around the house. He was such an asset as we were moving - I don't know what we would have done without him. I know that Tyler sure appreciates having and extra pair of hands around that is capable of helping. Ben is in 7th grade, and although he won't admit it, I know that he was was excited to get back to school and see his friends. He's been a great help too, and he is growing into such a great young man. And Danielle is in the 2nd grade now. She is still as spunky as ever and keeps us on our toes! She is busy with Girl Scouts and gymnastics, and is healthy as can be.

Tyler and I are super busy unpacking and getting settled into the new house. Oh, yeah, and working, too!

That's all for now. I hope to have more to update with soon. Lots of love and blessings to you all!