Thursday, September 13, 2012

Oma's 65th B'day

Saturday, September 1st, 2012
Our immediate family gathered to celebrate one, special lady!
My Sweet Mom
This photo reveals the kind of joy she feels when she is surrounded by her children and grandchildren
Will helping his youngest cousin, Tanner, get ready for some cake!
The lighting of the candles
We are all so thankful to have my Mom's mom still here to join in on the festivities. Words can't express the love we feel for Grandma ~ she has invested in all of our lives for as far back as we can remember.
Oma & Owen checking out that divine German chocolate cake that we are about to devour ;-)
Will and his new braces goes for one of the 1st pieces
Ella going to town
My dad's big gift for my Mom was a canvas of the whole family from Kerri's May Wedding
Outside of my brother's home is an awesome tree swing that the kids have such fun on
The rest of the gang takes in the swinging show
Love this pic 'cause it shows how much my oldest son and hubby do NOT look alike...hee hee - Will is all me baby!
Cousin Emma gives Abby a push
Time for a Family Pic - The Original 7
and for kicks - my lil' bro Kendall and I re-enact our 1982 Family Christmas Card pose :-))

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sweet 16

Yet another anniversary has snuck up on us...where has the time gone?!
Wasn't it just our 15??
This is my honey and I on our way out for the evening. 
Our trained 11 yr old daughter is our photographer. :-)
We tried our local Waterfront Grill for the first time. Fabulous atmosphere and really yummy food! I ate a month's worth of sodium when I finished my platter o' sushi, but it was well worth it! 
Best gift of the night - custom photo book of our Ireland trip...most fun we have ever had on a trip - that is, thanks to our CA Amigo's! I was gifted with some pretty Nadri jewels from Nordstrom's Anniversary sale...I almost always pick out jewelry for gifts - it's sooo my love language! :-)
Every passing year I grow more and more in love with my man. I was just praising God this morning during worship for allowing me to be by his side for a lifetime. I truly don't know what I did to deserve him...actually, the truth is, I don't. That's how BIG God's Grace BIG His Love one can outgive God. He has poured out more blessings on my life than I could have ever imagined. 
And I am forever grateful.
I am my Beloved's, and my Beloved is Mine.
Song of Solomon 6:3