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Letters to Our Sons & Happy Birthday

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 6, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons, Pets

Dear Cody, What a month November was… really, crazy, busy, fun-filled month. When I say busy, I mean seriously busy. So I’m going to cover a few of the big highlights. Early in November your daddy took you to see the replicas of the Nina and the Pinta that were in Knoxville. You had such […]

Letters to Our Sons: Halloween Edition – November 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 1, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, One of your favorite months and time of year has just been wrapped up with you going out trick-or-treating. You have had a blast this month helping decorate for Halloween.  We went to KCT’s annual Halloween party. And to Cherokee Caverns for some hauntingly fun cave trick-or-treating. You and Daddy picked out a […]

Letters to Our Sons – October 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 4, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, It has been another busy month. You’ve done a lot of fun things this month, like, hiking and exploring in Cades Cove and going to see “Mulan”, at Knoxville Children’s Theatre (and we are actually going to see it a second time tonight with your fellow cast members from “Tom Sawyer”). You got […]

Letters to Our Sons – September 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 6, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, What a month! The biggest thing to happen in August was you starting 5th grade. Well, it’s really BIG for me. I’m actually very sad about it, because this year will be the end of your elementary school years. We love, I mean L-O-V-E, your elementary school. I just cannot imagine not going […]

Letters to Our Sons – August 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 2, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, I usually write a letter, but boy have we been busy this month. It has been so much fun spending this summer with you! You ARE an amazing boy. You are so smart, funny, and talented. You start 5th grade on August 12th and I am beyond sad about this. This will be […]

Letters to Our Sons – July 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 5, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, I have enjoyed this past month so much. You have been out of school for a little over a month now, and we have been having so much fun! Let’s see… we joined a local community school with some of our friends, and you are learning how to swim. You love the pool. […]

Letters to Our Sons – June 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 7, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, It has been a crazy month since my last letter. Crazy. May was jam-packed with a lot of end of “Sarah Plain and Tall closing and end of school activities. Yes, that’s right…. end of school. I’m not sure who was more ready for summer break, you, or me. 🙂 SPAT closed on […]

Letters to Our Sons – May 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 3, 2013 | Categories: Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, What a whirlwind of a month we just had! So many incredible things have happened. It’s been a busy month for you, and I know at times you felt overwhelmed, but you never faltered. In fact, you excelled. I am amazed by you, my sweet boy. I’m also experiencing just a twinge of […]

Letters to Our Sons – April 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 5, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons
Easter 2013

Dear Cody, I can’t believe another month has come and gone. Time flies. And as you get older you’ll realize that the older you get, the faster time seems to fly by. This my son is one reason you must appreciate each day. Each hour. Each minute. I love writing a monthly letter to you, […]

Letters to Our Sons – March 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 1, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons
Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, I know February is a short month, but wow, this month has flown by. It’s been a good month and a busy month for us. There was Valentines Day, Daddy’s birthday, and your Mommy and Daddy’s anniversary. You got a much needed hair cut this month. You won a blue ribbon for your […]