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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Life Full of God's Riches...

Where has the last five months gone? So much has happened with our family in the last five months. But, with every change, God has lead our family through every happy moment and every trial.


Thankful we celebrated Joshua's 3rd birthday early. We were blessed with my Grandparents coming in to town and blessed to have such wonderful friends to celebrate with us the birth of our son, who was born three years ago.

This years theme was "Toy Story".

Grandma Blanchard, Aunt Kelly, and Aunt Faith also have birthdays in February, so we went to "Medieval Times" to celebrate all the birthdays.

Daniel bought his first truck at the beginning of the month...which he also sold at the end of the month.

Daniel and I were able to have a get-away weekend for just the two of us. We had a wonderful time at Shiloh Morning Inn in Oklahoma, our first Bed and Breakfast.


March brought a lot of confusion, frustration, and tired nights. Daniel's company told us the first of the month that we were moving to California. The company sent Daniel out to California the first week. Which left Joshua and myself to pack up our house, and have everything done by the 9th of March, so we could start our journey to California on the 10th.

Joshua's last night in our home before we left for California

All our belongings went to storage and we only brought our clothes and a couple of toys for Joshua that would fit into our Prius.

Some of the beautiful scenery that we saw on the way to California.

We live petty close to the beach, and have come to enjoy it during the day, or we like to take a stroll in the evening.

Our new Family Photo...

We also live pretty close to this place too...


April brought on a busy month as we learned to adjust to California life. Finding where everything was, was a little bit as a challenge, as I waited for Daniel to get home from work so I could find my way around, because I did not like the way some of the people drive here. It took me about a week to get the nerve to drive. :) Not only were we learning to live a different way of life, we traveled up to my parents place to watch and rejoice with my brother, James, as he went from being a single man to a married man. A couple days before James' wedding, my sister, Tiffany, gave birth to her first child. She had a beautiful girl. Joshua has take quite a liking to her! :)

Dad, getting ready for the wedding

William and Joshua were ring bearers in James and Jill's wedding. This was their second wedding in a year to be ring bearers, and to do it together. I think they did a better job the second time...

Tiffany and Ben's baby girl, Lilyana Shapirta Hector

This post is becoming a long post, so I think it best to stop here. The month of May was a busy and fun month for us. It is full of pictures that would not fit into this post. So, come back soon to see our month of May!!


Simply Tiffany said...

Ahhh!!! Joshua is so CUTE!! And when he's got his A&M hat and sunglasses on, he looks just like Daniel!

Carina K said...

William and Joshua are the most adorable ring bearers! We have so many good memories of spending time with the McDonald family in Houston, I know the Blanchard family has that same warm hospitality! We keep you in prayer. God's blessings to you and yours.
Carina K