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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Two Of My Wonderful Sisters!

Today(October 22nd) is Jessica Nicole's birthday!  She is 18 years old, and a beautiful young lady!  Jessica has/is one of my best friends.  For awhile, Jessica and I shared a room.  We had times when we got along great, and we have had times when we were upset with one another and got onto each others nerves, but the most special time I remember with my sister, is those late nights when we could not sleep, we would talk and giggle.  And when the giggling would start, our door would soon be opened and either Mom or Dad would be in the doorway and say "Girl's, lights are out.  It is time to go to bed!".  I miss you Jessica, but I am grateful to the Lord for such a gift as you and to have been able to watch you blossom into a young lady!  May God bless you my Dear Sister!

As for Emma, time flew by, I was not able to wish this little girl a "Happy Birthday"!  Emma turned six on the 2nd of this month.  Emma is also one of my favorite sisters.  Where ever our family went, Emma was my little friend to keep an eye on.  I love you Emma, and Happy belated Birthday!

Monday, October 20, 2008


Joshua's Teeth

"Do I have enough toys out Mommy?"

Rough housing with Daddy

"I got Daddy pinned, Mommy"

"I like Daddy's hat!"

"Am I doing this right?"

"I like this!"

Monday, October 13, 2008

Our Kisser Bear

Joshua and Mommy at Olive Garden with Daddy

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I Have The Best Dad in the World!

I have been thinking about my dad often this past month, so I thought I would tell you how much I love him!

Even though I am married, I am still his little girl and miss him very much! There are times when I sit at the kitchen table and cry because I miss him so much. Daniel (who is such a wonderful husband) just holds me and lets me cry. My dad is such a great and God honoring man! I am glad that God has blessed me with such a father, and the twenty two years I was in his home.

Recently, I came across this song (You Can Let Go by Crystal Shawanda) and it brought tears to my eyes...

Wind blowin' on my face
Sidewalk flyin' beneath my bike
A five year-old's first taste
Of what freedom's really like
He was runnin' right beside me
His hand holdin' on the seat
I took a deep breath and hollered
As I headed for the street


You can let go now, Daddy
You can let go
Oh, I think I'm ready
To do this on my own
(It's still) (It still feels) a little bit scary
But I want you to know
I'll be okay now, Daddy
You can let go

I was standin' at the altar
Between the two loves of my life
To one I've been a daughter
To one I soon would be a wife
When the preacher asked, 'Who gives this woman?'
Daddy's eyes filled up with tears
He kept holdin' tightly to my arm 'Til I whispered in his ear

(Repeat Chorus)

It was killin' me to see
The strongest man I ever knew
Wastin' away to nothin'
In that hospital room
'You know he's only hangin' on for you'
That's what the night nurse said
My voice and heart were breakin'
As I crawled up in his bed, and said

You can let go now, Daddy
You can let go
Your little girl is ready
To do this on my own
It's gonna be a little bit scary
But I want you to know
I'll be okay now, Daddy
You can let go You can let go

I Love you Daddy!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Daniel and I like to walk every night, but due to my allergies, we have to walk indoors.  So, the past week we have been walking through the mall.  Although, we like the outdoors better!

We walked past a baby studio and I just wanted to see how much their prices were since we really needed to get Joshua's pictures done and a family picture (we still do not have one!).  So, after talking with this lady, we were about to leave, when she asked us to stay for a little bit and she would do a free sitting with us and we would have a free 5x7 and to view our photo's online as well.  Who could pass up a deal?

Below are the pictures that we choose.  We are still going to set up an appointment and get some nicer ones! :-)