"a portrait of each of my children, once each week, in 2018"
Jaden: You finally wrapped up your 4th grade basketball season over the weekend with one final championship and trophy. I have to admit that when we returned home from Dubuque later on Saturday, I felt a little sense of relief that our heavy commitment to basketball is over for just a bit. Our weekends now free up just a tad, which we desperately need right now. We have so much to do to ready this home for the baby! You have mixed feelings... excited that your Sunday and Tuesday practices are over for a while but also knowing that you will miss your teammates and the competition. As it turns out, you ended up at the rec gym on Sunday afternoon anyways. And you're already asking when your first football practice is. ;)
Brandon: You found this old Noah's Ark piggy bank at Grandpa Don and Grandma Alda's and immediately thought of your baby sister, wanting to bring it home for her and paint it with some pinks and blues to go in her room. You did such a good job on it, taking your time, being careful to not to overdo it... and I just love how much you already love her even though you haven't even met her yet. Soon, buddy. The due date is four months from today!