Sunday, July 18, 2010

Daddy’s Day with the babes

In the spring, Mommy took the day with Aunt Kimmie, Daddy had the day with the beautiful babes of our family.  They had a great time – as seen in the amazing amount of smiles I see in the photographic evidence as well as the few calls I got during the day.  One call was from Chik-Fil-A; a favorite and very special hot spot for our family.  They love the playground and Mommy and Daddy love the fact you can get a fruit bowl as a side!  Well, that and the lemonade, chicken nuggets and char-grilled chicken sandwiches.

Daddy ventured to one of the many local parks in our area – one that has a nature museum as well as many walking paths.   A video Chris took is hilarious – but too big to post.  It is of the kids in the nature exploration area with puppets of local woodsland creatures.  IMG_1944 IMG_1929

I’m sure that Hudson is doing his best “roar” by  the way his hands are formed as claws! :o)IMG_1933 

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

people and pictures….of the new pad

We sent our amateur photographer out on assignment, and he did a great job….first a shot of him helping – what a great helper he was today!  IMG_2319 


Miss Ang….she’s given in to the fact she will have to get her picture taken. :)  She’s a pro – a paint changing color chameleon…


Hugs room early in the day – grass painted, sky coming.



Anna’s room is done being painted!


Miss Barb popped in to help before work.


Matt won Hudson’s heart by painting him a special message.


Miss Becky and Mr. Josh – experienced and grateful for the help!


Hudson’s room complete!  He likes his room – much like his AZ room, a few changes…to come.


G-mom hard at work; touching up a few spots.


to finish….a beautiful shot on the way to the mission house to put the kiddos to bed.


when I grow up…

I want to be carefree and lovely like Anna. :o)  And maybe she wants to be like me a little bit…

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Monday, July 12, 2010


Today we closed on our new house!  We are officially homeowners in the area we “moved to” nearly 2 1/2 years ago.  I actually forgot my camera today.  ugh.  But pictures are to come soon!

Saturday, July 10, 2010


check out this link about Anna at a local park recently….it’s pretty funny.  Plus, Marion did a bit of blogging for me since we are eyeball deep in preparations for the move next week!

I promise to blog more about this day sometime – it was a blast!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

10 years…and growing in love

Happy 10th Anniversary to my knight in shining armor…and my best friend.


11.31.97:  Our first date – MWS and Amy Grant Christmas Concert in Philly.


1.2000: Our engagement photo shoot on grounds at Messiah College right after a snowstorm.


7.7.00: Chris surprised me by playing and singing MWS’ The Other Side of Me at our wedding ceremony.


After our honeymoon in St. Thomas, USVI, we moved to Arizona.


4.2001: Our first Easter.


3.2002: Just us in Disneyland.

myrtle beach 2003

8.2003: Myrtle Beach, SC.

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7.2004: In London on a missions trip with Global Outreach.

with dr lepetich  

5.3.2005: our first family “photo”….Arizona.


8.2006: Dana & Brad’s wedding….Lancaster, PA.


6.2007: Family shot at Disneyland (when we were West Coasters ;) ….Anna in utero…


9.15.2007: Our first family “photo” of four…Arizona.

Moved East near Christmas 2007.


7.2008: eight years in NYC.


10.2009: Back to visit our AZ hometown and eat at our fave Mexican restaraunt.

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7.2010: TEN YEARS – and growing in love everyday….VA Beach on our anniversary getaway.

The inscription on our wedding bands reads:

CJS to ERE   Song of Songs 3:4

“Scarcely had I passed them when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go……”

Privileged to still be holding tight.