Sunday, August 29, 2010
8/5 Zack Ley - Friend
8/8 Shirley Foster - Aunt
8/20 Isaiah Maxey - Nephew
8/30 Bill Chesser - Grandpa
8/31 Sharon Pheris - Mom
We wish you all a very special birthday. Even though we are unable to be there in person, know that we are celebrating with you in spirit. May you have a wonderful year full of love, happiness, and prosperity.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
This is the outfit Ray
Sunday, August 22, 2010
James J. Metcalf
I want to teach my students how--
To live this life on earth,
To face its struggles and its strife
And to improve their worth.
Not just the lesson in a book,
Or how the rivers flow,
But to choose the proper path,
Wherever they may go.
To understand eternal truth,
And know right from wrong,
And gather all the beauty of
A flower and a song,
For if I help the world to grow
In wisdom and grace,
Then I feel that I have won
And I have filled my place.
And so I ask your guidance, God
That I may do my part,
For character and confidence
And happiness of heart.
Monday, August 16, 2010
As a part of these efforts for this upcoming Holiday Season, Ray and I will be putting our focus on quality family time. We want Emma to have the memories that we have as a child of playing games, telling stories, learning to cook, and creating those memories that she can look back on when she is older. We did not have computers, cell phones, or the many other gadgets that many people toy around with today when we were growing up. So this Holiday Season we will be limiting our use of those things to put our focus on creating those family memories that Emma can look back on and tell her kids about one day.
What I will miss about summer are the naps I got to take with my daughter. Ray would get her from her crib, we would sleep in a bit together before getting up to start our day. Then I could always count on two naps for us : ) one at 10 and the other at 3. I am very blessed that I got to stay home with my daughter this summer and enjoy her and watch her grow. I can't wait for more opportunities like these.
Emma truly loves the water and if she could have her way she would spend all day playing in the pool, bath, or even with Reggie's water bowl.
She enjoyed the Princess wands that we bought her to play with in this pool. They would float and sink letting her practice finding them, catching them, then tossing them back in.
At one time she did try to entice Reggie to join her, but had to settle for me to play with her.
We have had some real family fun with her and her pools. We plan to continue her swimming lessons next summer as well as continue with our pool fun here at home for the next month or more.
Emma is about three weeks older than Grace, but Grace is a little firecracker and is a great inspiration to our Emma.
The first person that Emma walked to was Grace's Mom. Kim is a great motivator for Emma and when they went to leave this day Emma told them she loved them before telling them bye bye.
A friendship to last a lifetime. Two little girls who are so precious and we are lucky to be a part of their lives.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
it’s time to reflect on all the joy
our marriage has brought us over the years.
Remember our wedding day?
Our wedding photos show
our affection, our passion,
the bond we feel with one another.
Since that day,
many more pleasures have come to us
because we chose to love each other.
As we reminisce,
let those fond, happy memories
strengthen our commitment
to love and care for each other...
Sunday, August 8, 2010
that drew us powerfully together?
It still feeds the unassailable bond
that makes our relationship so secure.
Remember all the qualities about each other
we find so endearing?
They are still there,
and new ones create sweet surprises.
Remember thinking that this love
would last forever?
Our love has strengthened and grown
into eternal affection and admiration.
Years from now, we'll look back
at this anniversary
and realize we love each other
more than ever.