Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy 6th Birthday Sunshine!

6 years ago our "Sunshine" was born in China. 

syd china

syd china 2

She has come from a little spitfire who rarely uttered a
   word, until she was 3 yrs old, to a little spitfire who talks
all.the.time!  She continues to have boundless energy and
wears us out daily!  We are constantly asked.… “Does she
ever stop?”.  NOPE!

We missed so many firsts with Sydney but we have also been
                              witness to many…..


the first hug by your big sister

syd bath

the first time splashing in a bath tub

syd 1st birthday

we missed her 1st birthday, but gave her a first birthday
party complete with cake in the hair

samnsyd halloween

aaahhhh……. the first taste of pumpkin


the first Halloween


the first Thanksgiving and your first corn on the cob

syd baptism

the first introduction to our Savior

1st christmas

the first introduction to Santa

syd christmas

the first Christmas

syd bedhead

our first introduction to a serious case of bedhead (this was
not staged in ANY way)

syd ice cream

the first ice cream cone

easter 2

the first Easter


and the first Easter dress

syd ca

the first run on the beach

So many firsts that we have been privileged to be a part of.
It is so amazing to watch you become the funny, loving,
beautiful, energetic little girl you are today.  You are
our “Sunshine” and we thank the Lord everyday for you!

The other day Sydney said she loved her Daddy “from the window to the wall”.  Right back at  ‘cha Baby Girl, right back at ‘cha!

syd outside

Happy 6th Birthday Sydney!
Love ya Sunshine!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

**Happy Birthday!**

Happy Birthday to the man I love!

He wants to forget his birthday today but unfortunately,

for him, he married me and has 2 daughters who are NOT

about to let him do that.

He is the most loving, kind, considerate, forgiving (unless you

hurt someone he loves) man I have ever known.  The Keeper

of the Stars (our song) surely knew what He was doing when

He brought him into my life.  He has given and given and

then given more to me, my family and our children.

We are so thankful to have him in our lives and to celebrate

another birthday with him and to celebrate him!

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Happy Birthday Tim!

We love you more today than yesterday but less than


Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Can I just say how much I DISLIKE the new blogger format! 

I am so confused and it has messed with my pics and layout.


I am going to try to come up with a new layout and header

on my own.  May take me a few days, but so excited to try

it out.  I want to try out a header with a slide show on it.

Wish me luck… and a few prayers would be nice too!


B&W Wednesday

This is my first B&W Wednesday and I am actually

cheating a little on this one.  I am using a picture I

posted last week to the blog.

This is Sydney as she was trying to fill her

brother’s boots.  She had so much fun stomping

around in them.
syd boots

syd boots bw

Yesterday Shane left for his second tour in


While he is gone his first child will be born.  Please keep

him and his wife in your prayers and also our son

Timothy who is also in Afghanistan.

Happy B&W Wednesday!


the long road

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Let Freedom Ring

Happy Birthday America!

Hope everyone has a great time celebrating America’s

birthday.  Please take time to stop and thank and pray

for those that have made this country free!

Be safe.


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Hi I'm Sandy, a stay at home Mom to Samantha and Sydney and wife to an amazing man who is not afraid to live in a house full of estrogen...although he does work a lot! Welcome to our blog~


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