Today I visited old friends …

  • August 20, 2018 at 4:04 PM

Today I was lucky to be asked to help Ms. Beth – it’s the day before Notre Dame returns to school here in the Mitten. Seems Rylee Liam and Haleigh needed something to do and I was given a chance to visit. So I hung with them for the day. Oh how Rylee misses Guillianna and Liam misses Elijah. We all hope you’ll come visit soon, and I told them whenever you did come we would have a play date for sure.

They wanted to go and eat crab legs for lunch and then we went shopping. I think they had a fun last day of summer – at least I hope so I know it was so nice for me to spend some t me with them.

We know school there started a bit ago but it also gets out before school here does. Wondering how your days are going. And hoping they are full of laughter and smiles.

You are in our hearts on our minds and forever we are holding your hands sending hugs and smiles today and always.


Love always and forever

❤️Nana and Poppy❤️🍪

Sunday was always Funday!

  • August 19, 2018 at 10:06 PM

Dear Guillianna and Eli –

We always are hoping you’ve had a great day and that you did something fun.

Do you remember how we would have breakfast with Poppy? There was Gymnastics and just enjoy time together And for a while we would have cheer too. Busy busy right ? 😉. I hear today was the day that all the Notre Dame kids went to find out who they have for new teachers and when I learn I can’t write and tell you. There was some discussion that Ms Stuk would teach 1st grade this year and Mrs.Kriesel would do kindergarten since Liam K was to be a first grader. But I am not sure if that happened.

I am going to help Ms.Campbell out tomorrow and will see Rylee Liam and Haleigh. Poppy and I hope you will remember some of these fun times I sent photos of. We hope you have a great day and remember WE LOVE YOU TI THE MOON AND BACK


love ❤️ always and forever

Nana and Poppy


  • August 18, 2018 at 8:23 PM

Hello Guge and Eli,

Todays date is 8/18/18 at nearly 8:18pm,    That is a lot of 18’s.

We love you two very much, and hope you are having a great weekend.   Today I was in Poppy’s office and saw all the photos from the photo booth at Safari Cafe, also known as Rainforest Cafe….

So many smiles… you two and Poppy were so so so silly.   I know we smile when we think of you both and hope you two know how amazing you are.   Hopefully you will have lot’s of fun times with more photo booth sillies in your future.

In a few weeks little Cole turns 1 already.   Aunt Allyssa and Uncle Dwan are making his birthday party and I know you are all welcome to join.  It’s likey so far for your mom and dad, or they have made other plans but I will put some pictures up afterwards.  Gray and Elena also are so big.   The other day Elena was telling me how she has to change her clothes a lot of times in a day, she said, “Nana I am four now” so I guess that means lots of clothing changes.   So cute and funny.    I think she likes clothes like you guys used to like running shoes (Eli)  and dresses (Guge).

Gray just came back from going up to Higgins Lake with his Nema and Papa for two weeks.   He had so much fun.

Cole is not walking quite yet but it will be soon.

I hope you’ll have a heart full of love seeing them, the way we love seeing your pics.

It is hard when you cannot be close by those you miss, we know, but hopefully this will help you know how much your loved and how we all wait for the time when we can see you again.


Love always and forever,

Nana and Poppy

You are more brave than you know !

  • August 17, 2018 at 8:33 PM



If ever there is a tomorrow

When we are not together,

there is something you must remember …

You are braver than you believe,

Stronger than you seem,

and smarter than you think.


Forever and always,

Nana and Poppy ❤️❤️🍪

It’s Coming Soon!

  • August 17, 2018 at 12:23 PM


That special time of year is coming soon.   Okay not that soon , but the faces in this photo are so awesome. I was flipping thru pics and thought I just have to post this today. It made me smile. It’s that goooey time after you have selected the perfect holiday pumpkin.  This photo is last years special carving session.   Great memories… loved getting to share those times with you both.

School is started for you two.  We are hopeful it will be an amazing year.  Full of a lot of new wonderful memories you will one day share with us.

Love forever and always…


Nana and Poppy

Packages delivered!

  • August 16, 2018 at 10:45 PM

These are the gifts we sent you and we sent them insured to guarantee delivery. We chit confirmation that you’ve gotten them and we are so glad.

Then I stumbled on these pics from long ago. Yes very long ago …. but look how happy! 🤣 You guys we’re always so happy!

Dear Eli and Guge,

We were sent an email today that the packages with the lunch love stickers and gifts we sent were delivered. ❤️❤️❤️

So happy they got delivered. We hope you love them. I know you’re not able to call – but I bet you were both smiling. Both of you were always was very fond of these lunch love and stickers! I know it’s been rainy there. Aunt KiKi told me about it today . Hope the sun starts shining there soon!

We will go to see Great Grandma Sharyn and Papa Alan this weekend. They too always think of you, and when ever I see Great Grandma Sally she too keeps you both close in her heart .

Tonight we are getting ready to go to sleep and Poppy and I send kisses to you both. Like you always asked.  “Send kisses” – so we do every night- hoping they bounce off the moon and back to you. Hope the little stars and night light we sent make you sleep extra cozy and well knowing your missed and loved  ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Love ya to the moon and back…


❤️Forever and Always❤️

❤️Nana and Poppy ❤️🍪

Drawings are the BEST!

  • August 15, 2018 at 1:42 PM


Turns out we keep these ❤️❤️❤️drawings ❤️❤️❤️up and around so we can see them all the time. We loved when you both would surprise us with little notes and pictures you made. Thinking of you both with love and hope you are having a great day. Soon the weekend will be here and you will surely have lots of fun. Wonder what activities you have during the week ? Hopefully you keep on drawing and sending notes to mom and dad like you did in Michigan you’re both amazing artists. All our love today and always ,


Love always and forever, ❤️Nana and Poppy ❤️🍪

Update –

  • August 14, 2018 at 7:09 PM

Hello from the Mitten!

Everyone here sending love to you both. Hope your Tuesday was wonderful. Poppy is working at the office and I am at home working on the computer. I just wanted to take a few moments to tell you I jist got and email saying that your back to school “lunch love” package should be delivered by Thursday ! I am glad that you will have a surprise headed your way to start the school year off nice!

I also sent the gift Kate Hubbard made for Guillianna! (Its the one I sent you a photo postcard of her making ). In a few weeks baby Cole will be a year old and have his first birthday party. How crazy is that a whole year. Fall will be on its way. It’s been so long since we have seen you. Longer than ever in your lives. So I write daily so one day you will know that even if miles between are great our hearts are still full of love for you both.


❤️Love Nana and Poppy❤️🍪


  • August 13, 2018 at 5:04 PM

When we think of you we smile and hope you do the same! I know there is a lot of things that keep you busy and active that makes us so happy. We await the chance to see your happy little faces. Hope you have a great day ! Missing you here in the Mitten but we stay in your hearts ♥️ for sure, where ever you go !


Love always,

❤️Nana and Poppy🍪❤️


Love Is Forever … ours is with you always❤️

  • August 12, 2018 at 10:16 PM

We send you a love letter today that tells you you’re loved. Elijah you have likely lost some teeth and grown. I bet you played sports. Maybe baseball or went running with daddy ! So much fun and we hope you’re doing great. Guillianna I can’t help but wonder if you are still watching kids baking championship episodes or what is your new latest passion. I can’t even imagine since you are always so creative and inquisitive. Over the past three years we have watched you guys do gymnastics and cheer, and so many fun times were had that I am sure your summer was full of good times. We love you guys to pieces. We always said “To the moon and back”. It’s still true!. Hope our package we sent comes your way quickly. All our love …


Love you,

❤️Nana and Poppy🍪❤️

Sending Love ❤️

  • August 11, 2018 at 6:44 AM

We love and miss you both  so very much and hope you are doing great !    Today is Saturday and while Poppy is at work I wanted to write a quick note to say have a great day – when I woke up the “ good morning song” popped into my head  and  I remembered waking you guys up singing it everyday !   As I did then I still do today hope that every day starts with smiles for you both!    Poppy has a great smile doesn’t he… he likes to start every day happy!   Thinking of you both makes us smile !


All our love,

Nana and Poppy


Lunch ❤️

  • August 10, 2018 at 1:18 PM

Love this pic!

THIS WAS TAKEN LAST DECEMBER – At the royal Park hotel when we had dinner !❤️

Today Poppy is going to pack up a back to school “ lunch love” for you both.      Every day I would tuck one into your book bags so you would have an extra smile in the day while at school.    Today we will send a package  to you for your new school. I enclosed a bunch of stickers like your old favorites from “lunch love”  We hope they will bring some smiles to you this year. We love you both so very much and hope your day is full of smiles and laughter. All our love,
Nana and Poppy

Friday is still a Bash Day …

  • August 10, 2018 at 2:20 AM

Its Friday and we will go pick up Sebastian for the day … he used to love how you guys made him laugh – SUPER GREENS always made him laugh out loud !     You’d be shocked how big he is.     He is walking and yes running … he is learning to talk.     I saw some other photos of you guys with him I thought you may like to see.

And look at this.    You both at beginning of school last year !    I bet you’re so much bigger now.

Look at how adorable you both are !

There is a lot of new things to learn now that you’re  in fourth and first grade.   Can’t wait to see how awesome you do.    All our love today and always –



❤️ Nana and Poppy❤️🍪 


  • August 9, 2018 at 12:19 AM

Hello – it’s a new day and just like every other day we are feeling so lucky to be your grandparents.   We have so many memories to share.   While we want all the grand children to know how much we love them.    Some live closer than others, or we talk to or visit with some more often than others, some things are not in our control.  Work schedules and school schedules, activities all play a role  but the truth is they are all close in our hearts.    This site is about bridging gaps and making sure after so many years of living in the mitten, you two know you are thought of and loved.  So many times we wish we could give you real hugs, not virtual ones and  for now this must do.    Today while working Poppy walked by his little stuffed chocolate chip cookie     🍪     It was a gift that you, Guillianna had gotten him and it still smells like chocolate chip cookies even after all this time.    He smells it every time he walks by it and it makes him think of the notes you used to leave in his brief case and surprises you’d leave him in ziplocs.        Every time we think of you both we smile.    He  thankfully has his special ceramic Tiger bowl that you,  Eli made him there too.    With all kinds of photos and pictures of you and the other grandchildren.     It makes his work day so very nice !   I think there are hundreds of pics surrounding him every day!

Hope you have had a wonderful day and always know that you’re both loved to the moon and back !


Love always



Memory of Up North in the Mitten

  • August 8, 2018 at 3:30 PM

This was when baby Cole was in Aunt Allyssa’s belly …. but it’s such a fun memories  Thank you Aunt KiKi for this lovely photo… it’s a great one!

OH BOY…  how you two love SUMMER!

Hello from the Mitten!

Today I was thinking about our cottage fun times.  how quickly summer passes by !    Then this photo popped up and I decided to share it with you two.     The beaches and sand so much fun !    Swimming always a favorite for you both … the hotels and diving down for toys.   SO MUCH FUN ❤️    Hope you have a great day and enjoy these remaining summer and early fall days and nights.





Love always,

Nana and Poppy




Summer Fun Coming to a Close !

  • August 7, 2018 at 4:47 PM

So here is your cousin Sebastian getting his first chance at walking thru the water in the spray park.     He’s gotten so big right ?      It was one of many moments where we wished, very much, you two could have been there.   You would have protected him for the girl he met there who wanted to push him around !     The summer is winding down and school is about to start.    I am so excited for you both.    Poppy sends his love and so do I.    We hope it’s going to be an extra special year for you.   I know how much you loved your time in Michigan and all the dream starters , fun times and fun memories.   We are hoping you will come back and visit sometime soon.    We have tried very hard to co ordinate with your mom and dad, asking to  come  to visit you, we have tried text, calls, emails, pretty much everything we could do but they say it was  and is not possible.   We will keep sending you lots of love and hope,  and we will always wonder when we will see you again.    Hugs from all of the family here in the Mitten! Great grandmas Sharyn and Sally, Papa Alan, as well as you own Nana and Poppy, are sending you wishes for smiles, happy hearts and a virtual hug until the day comes where your schedule is opened up a bit for visitors and family to say hello.   Until that day we will send  love letters.


Love always ,

Nana and Poppy

School will be starting soon….

  • August 6, 2018 at 9:22 AM

Silly starts to the school mornings!


We had a blast on our way to school … silly songs and laughter !    We hope your new school year is extra special!   It’s so hard to believe you will be starting the fourth grade and first grade !    So proud of you.     Every one that I still see at Notre Dame wishes you well and thinks of you often.    I will post pics for you of Joey, Annalise, Liam K and Liam C as well as Kate, Rylee, Sadie, Piper and all the rest of the old friends we see from time.   When we do I will get photos for you.     We sent about forty cards or so to you and have given the address to your closest friends.   I heard from Aunt Kiki that Anthony started today and she sent me photos, I simply can’t believe Eli is going to start FIRST GRADE AND GUILLIANNA, oh my gosh the FOURTH GRADE !   Wow 😮 so exciting !

We hope this new school year is amazing for you. Work super hard and read read read !    Make your dreams come true !    XOXOXOXOXOXO

LOVE ALWAYS, Nana and Poppy

Why write love letters?

  • August 5, 2018 at 10:46 PM

                 Always remember the fun!

Dear Guillianna and Elijah:

This a the first in a series of letters written to you by Nana and Poppy.   I do not know why you have not been able to call, or take our calls, I do not have an explanation to help a nine and six year old to be able to understand mainly because neither Nana or Poppy can understand it either.   We have not been able to see or speak to you and we had thought after a while things would change and you would be able to talk to us and tell us about your days.   We write these love letters to you so that you will always know how much you are loved, and that we know it is not your fault for not being allowed to  call or see us.   We know you are small children, and we want you to always be good for mom and dad and believe us  we truly know how you always want to make everyone happy.   So to make sure you know and always remember how amazing we think you both are we will keep sending these letters to help you one day when you are bigger to know that Nana and Poppy never stopped loving you.  That every day we are grateful for the amazing memories we had while you were in Michigan.   Every day we think of you and every day we hope you are happy learning growing and following your dreams!   We will update you with love letters about your cousins, aunts, uncles, great grandparents, all of the many people you were always so close with during your 9 and 6 years with us all in the Mitten State.    We hope you will feel our love, and know how full our hearts are with love.    Forever yours,



❤️Nana and Poppy❤️

First Grade and JK !

  • September 29, 2015 at 3:30 AM

Dear Mom and Dad,

We are having an excellent week….

First grade and Junior Kindergarten are going great!   I got a 100% on my last test and Elijah is learning all about the “human body” and the “breathers” aka lungs.   We had dance class after school and tomorrow we are taking Great Grandma and Grumpy to dinner.   Then Wednesday we have Karate!   Hard to believe this is one year ago already…. Nana is taking us to get new pics for this season…. I bet you can’t wait!

one year ago....

one year ago….

Until we write again, always remember we love you and will always be your little prince and princess…  aka Little Mr and Miss Adorable…

Love always,

Eli and Guillianna


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  • June 10, 2015 at 11:38 PM


One more day….

  • June 5, 2015 at 6:40 PM



Here we are the day she left…..  Elijah was not here yet…..




YAY!!!!!!   WE CAN’T WAIT!               

Dear Mom and Dad,

Some day you guys will also be able to retire from the army…. it will be a day to celebrate.   Can’t wait to send you pics of Aunt Kiki’s return from Italy.

All our love your little Prince and little Princess,

Elijah and Guillianna!


Going to Gray’s Graduation…

  • June 4, 2015 at 8:59 AM

IMG_9982Dear Mom and Dad:


We are having so much fun… Elijah and I are going to see our cousin graduate from pre-school tonight.   It will be so much fun.   We are also going to see Great Grandma Sharyn, Great Papa and our cousins Marisa Rachel and Noah…  One thing is for sure, lots of people here love seeing us.   This weekend Aunt Kiki comes home and Uncle Nick is having a birthday.     We also get to start our gymnastics on Saturday!   I am so so excited and so is Eli….

We love you both very much and hope you have an awesome day!


Happy Thursday Mom and Dad, all our love, your little prince and princess, Eli and Guillianna!


Shopkins and Micro Drifters?

  • June 2, 2015 at 2:04 PM


Dear Mom and Dad,

We are giving Nana and Poppy a lesson on Shopkins and Micro Drifters.    Appearently Mitten folk don’t know about these tiny miracles… but rest assured we have educated them properly.    So I informed Nana that Season 3 Moose Toys Shopkins were released on June 1, 2015.   And since Nana lives in a bigger city than Fort Huachuca has, there are a lot of stores around.   She succeeded in finding me some season 3 shopkins… and I am super excited.   She also found the Micro Drifters that Eli loves.


She says, we have to earn these little magical packs of sunshine, our little bundles of fun… that’s what I like to call them…. yep, Eli and I love these sooooo much.   She also says you and daddy have to decide now that we are on summer break what the rules are for getting to open one of them.


I know you and daddy are busy busy busy… and dad is traveling to where the “cheeseheads” are said to live, right near the mitten state.   I know you are preparing for your big adventure to the land of  ‘rice and nice’…. and we are settling in to our vacation spot quite nicely.

Bubba is pretty sick… as you heard… but we are trying to keep him happy and comfy.  Aunt Kiki will be home on Saturday from the land of Pasta and Pizza!    we will go to pick her up at the airport…. that will be super fun too.

We are both signed up for Gymanstics and nana is trying to find us some swimming lessons.   Can’t wait for you guys to make it here and spend some time in the land of green grass and lakes….

You’ll love it just like we do.

Hope you have a great day today.  Will send you a pic of us with our special packages after nap!   See you later,  all our love, your little prince and princess,

Eli and Guillianna

Sunday Morning….

  • May 31, 2015 at 2:24 PM


First Play Date….!

  • May 31, 2015 at 8:20 AM
hanging out with cousin Steven!

hanging out with cousin Steven!

Dear Mom and Dad,
Today we met some new friends, and had a play date at Nana’s. We had so much fun, played in the basement, played outside, and had pizza and then popsicles. It really was fun. Things are going great here in Michigan. Can’t wait for you to see the green grass! It is so soft!

We then went to visit Great Grandma Sharyn, Great Papa Alan, Great Uncle David, Great Aunt Kris, Steven, Marisa, Rachel, Noah, Great Great Aunt Shirley, Great Aunt Nori….and Great Grandparents, Cyd and Larry! It was super fun and we loved the attention. Played pinball at their house, just like you used to when you were small mom! Played chess, and all kinds of fun stuff, and of course I brought my shopkins, and Elijah brought his cars…. so we taught all the cousins a thing or two also….

Summer begins….

  • May 27, 2015 at 11:37 AM
Good Morning!

Good Morning!

Good Morning

Good Morning

Good Morning Mom and Dad,

It’s a beautiful day here in the Mitten State….
and we are having so much fun… today we will go to the Library …. We will post about our day later. Love you always, your little princess and prince… Guillianna and Eli

We have arrived!

  • May 24, 2015 at 9:55 PM
We are here!

We are here!

Dear Mom and Dad,
We are here… and it is fantastic. We are enjoying some relaxation in the Mitten State and can’t wait to show you all sorts of fun Michigan Summer fun stuff!

Eli and I are being super good and we are having a blast….
Hugs and Kisses, all our love from your princess and prince…. Guillianna and Elijah

Summer 2015… in the Mitten State!

  • May 13, 2015 at 7:45 PM
Big news.... We are going on a vacation to the Mitten State!

Big news…. We are going on a vacation to the Mitten State!


Mitten State.... HERE WE COME!

Mitten State…. HERE WE COME!

and so am I ... we are ready to see if Nana and Poppy are as excited as we are!

and so am I … we are ready to see if Nana and Poppy are as excited as we are!

Happy Easter 2012

  • April 8, 2012 at 10:32 PM


Dear Daddy and Mommy:

It was so nice to talk to you  daddy on the phone today, and mommy too, but I get to Tango her at least every day, I miss you daddy…. it is so hard to hear because of the delay and the interference but so nice just knowing you are okay.   This morning I woke up at the crack of dawn, we decided we would try to see the Easter bunny!   And guess who I got to see….

Can you believe it daddy ?   We got out of bed, went to the window and peeked out to find the bunny delivering me EGGS!   LOTS OF EGGS!   It was so fun!   I bet you could see them all the way over there where you are – there were so many!  Try clicking this link and maybe you will see the bunny!

As I was peeking out the window, he turned and waved to me, then blew me a kiss and waved good bye as he hopped away…. down the street!   It was so neat!   I turned around and there was my basket full of Easter crafts and games.  Eli got a basket too!   It was so awesome.   We got dressed and went out to fill our baskets with eggs!

Here I am on my egg hunt!   It was so early there wasn’t a lot of light outside so Nana and the beast (the camera)had some adjusting to do…. trying to get a good picture… daylight has bearly begun here its not even 07:00 hours at Camp Nana… but you will love the pics anyway!

If you look the bunny left eggs on my best friends lawn too…. I bet Riley, Grant and Austin will be happy the bunny came there too!

The eggies had little surprises inside, stickers or toys, even little bunnies!

I started to wonder how I could get all the eggs in my little basket…. so the campers helped me we had to get big huge bags to carry all of the eggs!

Yeah… my cheeks are getting rosie it is still nippy in the Mitten State! Especially at 07:00!

I figured out that the bigger eggs had stuffed bunnies inside of them… so what would any one do after that discovery?

Our egg hunt went on for quite a bit… but every egg was a fun find!

Is anyone else getting tired yet?

Well as you can see, it was an amazing day… and seeing the bunny made me so happy!    I love you and as always – I am your Little Miss Adorable,



Daddy Look It’s Eli and I …in a photo shoot for you!

  • January 24, 2012 at 3:26 AM

Dear Daddy… Get Ready… here is Eli’s real first photo shoot…. we are back at the Hood, but Nana took lot’s of picks for you and now she actually had a minute to put them up for you.   We are doing good, Eli is getting a tooth and starting drooling right before we flew home… and guess what he is just like me… when I was getting my teeth… I was always running a little fever and always pretty miserable when one would make it’s way through… but Eli is like me in a lot of other ways too… he has been feeling so much better, and smiling up a storm.   Take a look dad!

I think you’re gonna love these pics… Nana tried very hard to get some while we were there… but we kept her pretty busy – so here are more of your prince and princess!

I hope you are loving our photo shoot, I think I get more pictures though since I am always on the go go go and I love to pose… like these ….

He is not quite big enough for some of the action shots yet, but soon daddy…. very soon…. personally I think it is a good thing you are a soldier since we plan on giving you a run for your money…. when Eli starts movin’ there will be no stoppin us!

Me singing…. maybe if I sing a little louder, you will be able to hear me ?

In case you cannot tell, I am really having a great visit in the Mitten State… Nana, Poppy and all the campers at Camp Nana send hugs to you dad… and hope you will be home soon.   Nana says you are going to bring Eli and I back here so she can make you some homemade soup !   Then we can do the hokey pokey together and play- play – play!

Eli says he wants to PLAY PLAY PLAY TOO!   So hurry up daddy and come on home…. we are waiting ….

Until Nana gets more pictures…. I hope you have enjoyed these… and know we love you very much.  We cannot wait to see you again.    As always, sweet baby Eli and Little Miss Adorable…


Last day of 2011!

  • December 31, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Dear Mom and Dad,

So here we are at the end of 2011!  This is great news daddy, it means you’ll be home sooner since 2011 is leaving and you are coming home in 2012.   I can’t wait!   Today’s photo shoot was brief… Nana grabbed a few between my patient’s and my grilled cheese.   Yep, I am DR. GUILLIANNA now… and while I am working hard… and so busy that Nana can’t keep up, I decided to hang out and chomp the cheese to let her grab a few pics for you!

CHOMPIN’ THE CHEESE!   It’s true, I love grilled cheese but Nana doesn’t make them as good as Mommy!

What better way to enjoy a sammy than to hang out on my favorite toy, the GUGU COASTER.

I am relaxing Daddy and Momma, I have a blast here at Camp, who wouldn’t ?  Laying around chompin the cheese, and playing all the time.   I am also learning my letters and so far my favorite one is ‘G’.   Go figure.    Nana says I will be learning how to spell my name…. sometime soon.   I think I will send you snail mail daddy and show you how I progress!    So, you probably want me to share my web site with Eli since he is my brother… and I am happy to share, but I got to say… Eli’s pics are not going to show much variety.   Here is Eli…

He too is “chompin” away, just not the cheese.   We took Eli to see the doctor today and he got checked out.  Dr. Eastman says, he is doing good and gave us a new plan to handle Eli’s tummy problems.   So far it is amazing and he is so happy!   Now back to me…

I went to see the doctor.   He says my ear infections have cleared up!  YEAH!   I am so happy.   I wore my doctor clothes to my appointment and they all wanted to take my picture.

I am cute… aren’t I?   Everyone loves my “daddy dimple” !   Now in case you are wondering about Eli…

Yep… it is a different picture, I know hard to tell, but it is.   Guess what… he is eating.  AND HE IS HAPPY!  Most of the pics of Eli are like this right now.   Nana says he will pose for photo shoots more as he grows.

I think you will be so happy to come home and see us, I know I will, and we are getting closer to that day.   I am hanging out in the mitten state and loving it.   Passing the time… and before you know it we will all be back together again.   While Eli grows stronger I am going to hang with him in Michigan… and then we will go back to Hood with mommy.   Nana is busy with things but promises to get you pictures often.

Let me know if you need Nana to send you a “grilled cheese”, they are so yummy!  Until next time daddy and mommy, I hope you remember Eli is always your sweet baby Eli…

and I… am always your Little Miss Adorable…

Dr. Guillianna!


  • December 25, 2011 at 8:36 PM


This moring I woke up and SANTA CAME BECAUSE HE KNEW I AM “NICE”!    Yes Daddy it is true Santa came to visit me here at Nana’s.

Look daddy, there were so many packages, and a tea cart too… I love tea partys as you know.. but this is one tea party cart you will really love.   Can’t wait to have tea with you.

See that yellow thing daddy, it’s my new ROLLERCOASTER and I love it.

Here I am riding the indoor RollerCoaster… and it’s a blast.

Doesn’t it look fun!

Here is a better picture of my tea party cart !

I got so many things, including new princess “glass slippers” that light up when I walk.  They are AWESOME!

There were so many things I didn’t know where to turn….  I even got a cardboard paintable house, can you see me inside my house with my new toy ice cream set!   Here Daddy have some chocolate chip mint – a single scoop!

Here is baby Eli on Christmas morning.   He got lots of things too, so Santa must think he’s a very good boy!   But his favorite is still his bob!

Here is Mommy Eli and I on Christmas morning sending our love to daddy in Afghanastan…. and counting days till you come home…

You won’t believe this daddy, Santa must know I love dancing and music…. now I can do both and is it ever fun…

Don’t I look like a rock star daddy?

I also got this awesome train set daddy…. it has 130 pieces… everyone here said that was the best part  I say it is 130 pieces of fun fun fun…. I say the best part is when I get to say CHUGA CHUGA CHUGA CHUGA CHOO CHOO!

I had a fun day daddy…. and hopefully Nana has gotten these pictures up in time for you to enjoy them for Christmas… even it it is later there… MERRY CHRISTMAS DADDY from Mommy, Eli and I….  and while baby Eli was exhausted by it all…..

I just kept on riding the coaster…

All the campers say the smile tells the story…. can you see it daddy?   Do you think I am having fun?

By days end, I think a road the coaster a bazillion times… and I too was wiped out… so before I go to sleep daddy let me say, we love you, we miss you and Santa was good to me.   Thank you daddy for loving us so much to be there working so hard and giving Mommy, Eli and I a safe and wonderful life.   MERRY CHRISTMAS with all my love, your very own, LITTLE MISS ADORABLE,  (and little miss wild child on the coaster)



  • December 20, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Dear Daddy, Mommy and Baby Eli,

Here I am ready for my princess party, and I am sending you pictures because I know Daddy cannot come from Afghan – he had to work… and baby brother Eli has been in the hospital at Fort Hood, so mommy has been taking good care of him.   Nana and Poppy are sad they have so many things going on, but they promised mommy and daddy I would have a special princess birthday party … and I did…. SEE ME IN MY PRINCESS PARTY DRESS!      I hope Mommy and Daddy will love seeing me at my princess party….. cause I know I had so much fun!

I am so excited…. let’s get this party started….

These are my friend RILEY  and GRANT she was so excited to go to my princess party…. here we are getting ready to go…. the princess carriage is going to pick us up soon and take us to the PRINCESS TEA PARTY CASTLE!

We all piled into the princess carriage, and I had so much fun!

My Aunt Kiki, and Aunt Allyssa were ready to have tea… the guys…. well they were good sports and went with smiles!

Hey where is Uncle Nick?

There you are!   and where is Aunt Arri…. Nana you’re too close!

Once we arrived my friends Grant and Riley got ready for the princess ball!  Here is Princess Riley and Prince Grant!

I was prepared for the ball by the ladies of my court and before I  knew it I was ready for the tea party to start!

 Was I beautiful Momma and



 Don’t think for a minute I

 wasn’t ready for this….

 I was born to be a princess

 and I loved every second of


Get ready to see my princess tea party … it was so beautiful!

And I was an awesome princess!


What do you think of my friends and I….

We were ready to enter the castle…. hair done, fairy dust in place, and our fancy clothes…. Nana says, we were adorable… and being I am always your Little Miss Adorable, this was a perfect match!


Here ye…

Here ye…

Presenting Prince Grant, and

Princess’ Riley and






 Everyone had a spot… and pretty china for our tea… I was so good I drank pink tea from a china tea pot, and held the cup by myself.   I put it down softly on the saucer and didn’t spill a drop.   I had princess snacks including a strawberry.   And then everyone sang me Happy Birthday when I got my own cupcake and pink ice cream sundae!

 After ice cream it was time for the ball, so I took my place on my thrown, and songs and dancing began!


Mom and Dad, this was a blast! Thank you for letting me come to Camp Nana for my Princess Birthday!

I am waiting for Santa to come, and have been very good.   Until I write you again, please please know I love you both, and I am being the best princess!  As always, I am your Little Miss Adorable, your sweet…


Hey daddy, guess what I did this weekend…

  • October 17, 2011 at 9:41 AM

Dear Daddy,

I am sending you some pictures to show you what is happing around here these days…  I went back to Fort Hood!   I am not at Camp Nana anymore because I had a special day… I got to fly back to Texas, and Nana and Poppy got to come.   We all got to meet Baby Eli!  Elijah Robert arrived on September 21, 2011 at 8:44p.m.   He weighed 4lbs. 8oz.!

Yep, I really am a big sister!

Look at this… a baby…. for me!

Everyone clap… yay!

He is so tiny dad!   Mommy says, someday he will be bigger than me, but ‘not today’ as I always like to say… 

I am enjoying being a big sister.  

After our long trip back to Texas, and getting hugs from mommy, I finally got to see the little guy and it was so exciting…

He is very good baby daddy, he doesn’t cry – he makes little noises that tell mommy it is time for some of his ‘bob’.   

I was curious and I still am.   He makes noises, and squirms a lot.   Mommy asks me to help her and I do.  My first day home, I got right into the big sister role!  We were in Baby Eli’s room when mommy said we were going to get Eli dressed.   How cool, we get to put teeny tiny baby clothes on my teeny tiny brother, I thought… and she asked me to take his teeny tiny jammies to the laundry basket, and I did… I came running back awaiting my next assignment.   Then she handed me a teeny tiny soft white ball thingy…as she asked me to “take it to the garbage…”  I happily took it into my hands, and paused… stopped in my tracks… looked down at my hands, and for the next minute, let my brain compute what had just happened….what is this?  Hey this looks like a diaper… didn’t mommy remember… if “I” don’t use them anymore, why would I hold teeny tiny smelly ones?   My first reaction or thought… drop it!   My second, was ingenious….I proudly said, “Poppy do that” and  I then delegated the responsibilty to Popster.  What a great idea huh?  

Look at him!   Eli says…. “hey what’s the big deal?”  It’s just a teeny tiny thing… aren’t all things teeny tiny cute?   (Well he is pretty cute and I am a BIG SISTER…  so I guess I can handle his little tiny dipes if mommy asks)

Thumbs up!  All is good, and ‘little guy Eli’ is dressed and ready to go! 

I was a sucess… an awesome job as big sister… not only did I help my mom… but I knew exactly when to call in the troops… thanks Poppy for the help.

After all the waiting – I finally got to hold my brother – and give him his first kiss from his big sister!

I am very happy daddy… and will be so happy for you to come home and see us.   Until you come and hold us both we are sending these pictures your way to make your days brighter!

I love his little toes daddy, I keep asking mommy to take off his socks and then I give them a kiss.

From the little guy himself, sweet “Little Guy Eli” ,  AND LOOK DADDY…..

ITS MEEEEEEEEE…. WHEN I WAS BORN…. Yes, its hard to see since I was wrapped up like an Eskimo, but I was in the Mitten State where the snow was blowing and the air was colder than cold… but look ….he looks like me!

and your Little Miss Adorable,  we love you daddy… and we can’t wait for you to be home on leave…


Missing Daddy…

  • September 19, 2011 at 3:38 PM

Dear Daddy,

I finally got to hear you all the way from the far away place you work… and it was nice.   I was getting some string cheese in the grocery store a personal favorite as you know, and the phone rang…. it was you and mommy!  What a treat…. I am glad you are doing good daddy…  I don’t know if you get to see this site anymore, and mommy says you have not gotten any of Nana’s packages.    So Nana sent an envelope with some pictures of me, and just in case that didn’t work she thought she would put a few up on the web site.   I love you and mommy, and just wanted to tell you, I am doing great.   I use a big girl potty now.   I am eating good, and I am really so smart!  Nana and Poppy are always telling me what a good job I am doing.  I am getting ready for Baby Eli and will be home soon with Mommy.    Until we see each other Nana keeps trying to find a way for you to see me…. so here we go…

Until we see each other again daddy…. I love you and as always I am your Little Miss Adorable,


A place for a princess…

  • July 25, 2011 at 9:58 PM

Dear Daddy,

How are you today?   I got the picture of you in your tent…. and see you are surrounded by pictures of mommy and I.    Today I got a big girl bed, and Nana is going to put up a picture of you and mommy for me to look at when I go to sleep.    I love my new bed daddy, it is so much fun…. and I have sweet dreams in it ….


Mr. Joey… my daddy and mommy say THANK YOU…. because they know you made me very very happy!  Night for now…. sweet dreams daddy and momma, as always your Little Miss Adorable, YOUR SWEET PRINCESS,


Michigan Summers-and Birthday Parties…. YAY!

  • July 23, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Dear Daddy…

I am loving Michigan summer….and hope you can see it in my smile.   I have been enjoying Camp Nana and am really making a lot of friends.    Last week I went to the Kid Rock Water Park in Clarkston for my friend Riley’s birthday party and Nana left the “beast” home, so no photo ops.    This week it was my friend Kennedy and Reagan who had a birthday party and invited me!   I have so many pictures to show you, here are just a few…. are you ready to see your sweet Little Miss?  

So Daddy you can see I am having a blast …. and Michigan is really fun!   Hope you are having a great day, and know that I love you and miss you very much, as always, your Little Miss Adorable,


Hi Daddy…

  • June 25, 2011 at 7:04 AM

Dear Daddy …

I am missing you!   Can’t wait to send you some pics… Nana is trying to get some of me to put up on my website and when she does… I will write you again!    Nana hopes you got your care package from camp and that you are okay.

Love Little Miss Adorable,


Hanging with my buds….

  • May 24, 2011 at 7:08 PM


I had so much fun today…. just wait and see……

Dear Mom and Dad…

I am having a fantastic day in the Mitten State!  Yes it is true.. I am the only one of my buddies without my safety helmet on (Riley has one too but has it off for the photo) … and you can bet Nana won’t let that be going on very long…. something tells me… I am in for a helmet fitting trip to the store in the near future.

Today I stayed at camp and played with Nana all day.  I went to lunch with Poppy… and well, didn’t feel much like eating.   But later I was a very good eater… and made you both proud.

The weather is actually nice in the Mitten State… rare but true.

I love playing outside, and especially love when buds Riley and Grant come over to see me.   I am starting to see how sisters and brothers share… which is a very good thing… that I will need to practice a bit for my new baby brother.

I am now fishing in my tubby.   Yes … fishing.   It is so much fun… and I am very good at it.

So it’s true… I call this the ocean…. and I am fishing for sharks… and fish, and crabs, and sea horses….

No word from daddy yet, but hopefully soon he will see my photos and smile…. Mommy says she is doing okay but I think she is missing me and daddy …. Nana is trying to check on her progress everyday.   Since I have been at camp I am not so interested in using my big girl potty… because well frankly there is way way too much for me to do and I do not want to even think about it… but Nana is trying… as you two well know… I have a mind all my own.

I will finish my love letter later…. and will hopefully have more photos for you to see… until later … I love you Mom and Dad.  

Little Miss Adorable…