Letters to Our Sons & Happy Birthday

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.

Cody on the Nina

Nina and Pinta

Early in November your daddy took you to see the replicas of the Nina and the Pinta that were in Knoxville. You had such a great time touring two of the ships of Christopher Columbus.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Release Party

You got to go to the book release party for “Diary of a Wimpy Kid Hard Luck”. You love the Wimpy Kid books so this was a real treat for you.

Cody at Fudruckers

We spent the day in Pigeon Forge, where I went shopping and you and Daddy went next door to the Tanger Outlet driving Nascar cars. This was take at Fudruckers. You had a blast, and after lunch we went back to Nascar so you could ride more rides and drive more cars.

Cody going to Veteran's Day Performance

You performed in your school’s choir for the 5th grade’s Veteran’s Day program. It was truly a beautiful and touching performance by the entire 5th grade students. This is as we wee leaving the house to go to your school. You appear to be striking a pose. 🙂

Cody in front of Lego Store

Your birthday was on November 25th and you wanted to go to Nashville to the Lego store for your birthday. So on the 23rd we spent the day doing just that. Happy 11th birthday my sweet, sweet, boy!

Baxter 7 weeks

Cody and a Sleeping Baxter

Speaking of birthdays, check out these awesome birthday cake ideas perfect for boys!

And on Dec. 1st we brought home Baxter, a 8 week old Shih Tzu. He has already stolen our hearts. You are doing such a great job taking care of him, too, Cody. We are so proud of you!

You also got all A’s on your report card and you landed the role of Jimmy Fargo in “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” at Knoxville Children’s Theatre.

What a great month of so many blessings and things to be thankful for. Of all the things I’m grateful for, my darling, is YOU!

I love you with all my heart,




  1. What a great job your son is doing and what a fun month!

  2. What a sweet post. Looks like he had a great month!

  3. You dog is too cute! I love this letter series you are writing, one day your son is going to read these and just feel the love!

  4. Awww. We have two Shih Tzu’s and they are like two kids.

  5. That sure was a busy month, and what a birthday treat to go the the LEGO store!

  6. I like posts like this… when you look back you see all the changes. You can tell he was having a great time he had such a big smile!

  7. How fun that he got to tour the replica ships!

  8. He really did look to be posing in that one shot before his performance. 🙂 How fun that you got to go shopping while they did their “boy” stuff!

  9. Aww, a new family pet, so wonderful! And I love that they had lifesize ships for Columbus Day, wow, that is amazing! What a month!

  10. Congrats on the good grades! It sounds like November was an amazing fun-filled month for your family.

  11. Baxter is adorable! He and Cody look like they’re friends for life already. 🙂

  12. Your son with the puppy is priceless.

  13. Your son is cute. I enjoyed this post. I am glad he had a good November!

  14. Looks like such a fun month! Congrats on the new role &happy belated birthday to him!

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