Thursday, January 29, 2009

Happy Birthday to my favorite girls!

Twenty eight years ago today, my first baby was born. She was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen. It was love at first sight. I remember like it was yesterday. Coach named her Beth. We adored her and took her home...never to be the same again. Two years later, on Beth's second

birthday, we surprised her with the sweetest little baby. A sister named, Kimberly. We doubled our pleasure and doubled our fun!

They became fast friends and we became forever family.

From clowns..... to grins.... Cuties.... to beauties!You girls have brought us countless joy. Our lives are rich and full! Thank you.
Happy Birthday, precious Beth !
Happy Birthday, precious Kimberly!

We love you both and are so proud of the women you have become! May God richly bless your families ....and may you live happily, forever.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Excuse me while I yawn! Like Sleeping Beauty, I've been lost in deep sleep. Covered with cobwebs and unable to blog about anything...and to make matters worse, I didn't care. Complacency moved in, unpacked and wouldn't leave. Maybe you will excuse me and say, 'perhaps it's been an uneventful winter?', 'or you've been hibernating in quiet seclusion?' NOT! Not even! For heaven's sake, we've just gone through the Christmas of the busiest times of the year!!! I've been surrounded with fun, family, friends, festivity and a frenzy of activities. It was a wonderful holiday. Eventful and memorable. Still, I was stuck.

Then it came to me. Kind of slow and subtle, and then sudden-like it slapped me silly! It's January! Oh My Gosh!.....and in our family that means one thing only, 'birthday's,' baby! And lot's of them!

January 1st was my Mom's birthday. You know my mom, Vida. I introduced her last May, when I wrote a Mother's day tribute to her. She is a precious woman. Full of life and love and lot's of colorful stories. A great mother, to more than her own. Loved by many! And if she tells you she is shy, don't believe her. Happy Birthday Mama! You are a jewel and I love you with all my heart!

January 8th was Clint's birthday! Clint is our only son, which in fact makes him our favorite son. He has always been a cutie.
In a Speedo.
In the tub.

In the family photo.

In the USMC.In Dress Blues.

In the mirror.

In Kim's wedding. In helping Carter feed critters.

In D.C. with special friends. Happy Birthday to a stellar guy. We respect you.

January 21st was Coach's birthday! Coach, you are a man of excellence. You inspire and motivate many. Your vision and commitment are contagious. Keep it up. You're making a difference. Year, after year, after year. Thanks for caring so much. You are good hearted, wise and admired by all that know you.

I've loved you most of my life. Happy Birthday!'re still the one.

Well. it's good to be back. I'm wide awake now! Thanks for you patience. Check back Friday.....for two more birthdays.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Happy Anniversary to us!

Today, Coach and I have been married 32 years. I'd love to share the precious tribute our daughter Beth posted..... just click on . My cup runneth over with love.

p.s. A new post is coming this weekend!!!