Wednesday, November 26, 2008

10 Things that I am Thankful For

Here are the top 10 things that I am thankful for. There are so many more, but I stopped at 10

1. My salvation.
2. My wonderful husband, Bill
3. Jared William
4. Allison Elizabeth
5. Jordan Matthew
6. America-even with all the problems, we still live in the greatest country in the world.
7. Friends-you know who you are.
8. Modern technology-digital hearing aids and cochlear implants
9. Family
10. Bill's Job- when so many places are laying people off, Bill has a stable job that has even given him some overtime.

During this Thanksgiving season, let's take the time to thank God for the blessing He has given to each one of us.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Allison's school program

Our cute little Indian
Sing out Allison, so the whole room can hear you!!

Last night, we went to see Allison's 1st K program!! It was a celebration of the 1st Thanksgiving. We are so proud of Allison, she stood up on the risers and sang with gusto. I must admit, there were a few times when I had tears of joy in my eyes. Who would of thought 6 years ago when we were told that our precious little girl was deaf, that we would be sitting in the multipurpose room of her school listening to her sing. How great is it that because of her CI, she can listen and participate in the wonderful gift of music.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

For My Husband

Nine years ago today, my dad walked me down the aisle to you. We joined hands, said our vows and started our new life together.

Since that day, there have been unexpected turns in the road, but you have always been there, righting the course and keeping us steady. You are my rock, my support and my best friend. I cannot imagine traveling this journey called life without you.

God has blessed us with three wonderful children who have enriched our lives beyond anything that we could have imagined. You are an amazing father who is adored by our children. You are teaching Jared and Jordan how to be men of God and Allison what a Godly husband should be.

Of all the decisions I have made in my life, the best by far was saying yes when you asked me to marry you. I love you and always will.

Happy Anniversary, Bill

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fall Fun

Look at the determination on Bill's face and the size of the knife in his hand-the pumpkin never stood a chance. :-)

There is nothing like sticking your hand inside a pumpkin-notice that it was Jared and Allison that got that job.

Even Mom got into the carving act

Allison's pumpkin

Jared's pumpkin

Jared and Allison had a costume parade at their school and then a party. What a fun day!

Trick or Treat!!

I am sorry that I did not get any pictures of Jordan- he would not wear his costume, every time I went to take a picture he would pull the costume off :-( Maybe next year.