For girls, turning 16 is a big deal. We've given each of our girls one big birthday party - on their sweet 16th birthday. It's the only one where we really go big. At least for our standards. Jessie is the last of our girls to turn 16, and all she asked for was a flower crown and a photoshoot. A girl after my own heart! We were more than happy to give in!

by Ed   As most of you probably already know from Amy's previous posts, Helen is our volleyball player.  She is in her second year of playing and we think she's pretty darn good at it (and not because we're her parents)!  She's played one year of...

My girl is an official high schooler. Yesterday morning, she graduated from 8th grade during a simple ceremony followed by lunch with her family and friends. Later that evening, she was off to her first formal dance. With a boy. Like a for-real teenage girl. Now, I'm...