Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cooper Loves Preschool

Cooper started Preschool on Tuesday, and he was so excited, it couldn't come soon enough for him! He has been asking me for weeks when school would start, he was very excited (as you can see by his open mouth in all of the pictures). He had a great first day, and was very happy to go back today, Cooper is going to have a great year!

This picture is from this morning. 

Bandaid and a Hug

Dane is finally getting his second set of molars, of them anyway. He has been pointing to his cheek and telling us it hurt, Mason looked in his mouth and saw the tooth cutting through his gums.  

 Dane has been very moody, but it's nothing that a bandaid from Dad and lots of hugs can't fix.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


My beautiful little sister, Jalidia would have been 17 today. I love and miss you sweet sister.

These pictures are from Jalidia's 15th birthday, my Mom and sisters brought her to the beach for the weekend to celebrate. It was her last birthday before passing away, I wish that I could have been there.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Life is a Gift

In the middle of August, one of the Duff's close family friends, Rob Hale suddenly had a brain hemorrhage on the left side of his brain. Mason grew up two houses away from Rob, Rob has a wife and two adorable little boys, he graduated from 4 years of dental school and was just a few weeks away from completing his 2 year endodontic residency when tragedy struck out of nowhere. Rob's wife, Mercedi posts an update on his condition each day, I have been inspired by her faith, her love for her husband and the miracles that are taking place in their lives. Here is the link to their blog: 

I am so thankful for my wonderful husband and my boys and that we are so healthy, life is truly a gift and it's always good to be reminded of how precious life truly is and how quickly things can change. 

 This video was made by Lauren Wilkins for the Hales.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Here we go...

Today is Mason's first official day of classes at UNLV School of Dental Medicine, he had orientation all last week, but today he starts classes... let the studying begin.