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Happy Anniversary!

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Here he is...The man I've committed my heart and my life to for as long as I live.  The one I've partnered with in this journey we call parenting, as we strive to raise our boys to love the Lord and serve Him with all their hearts.   Thank you for choosing me to journey with you...


Remembering Great Great Grandma...

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I don't think there are many who can say they have not just one, but two of their Great Grandma's still living...I was one of those lucky ones until just a few days ago.  My Mom's Grandma, Evelyn Clement, turned 95 earlier this year and went home to be with the Lord (and Great Grandpa Ralph) on Dec. 2nd.  What a sweet and precious woman she was...One who loved Jesus with all her heart and I'm sure was welcomed with a great big bear hug when she walked through those pearly gates (o;
I don't have many memories of her growing up, but the few that I do I will cherish.  When I was younger I have fond memories of heading up the mountain during apple harvest to make cider from their old wooden press.  I'm sure Mom's got some pictures of us girls helping crank, putting apples in the hopper and doing what we weren't supposed to-put our mouths at the end of the spout to catch the fresh juice before it hit the bottle (o;  Good times...
I also remember watching Gr…

His first sign

Here it is.  The moment we've all been waiting for...

We started signing to Calvin around the time he turned 6 months.  I didn't get really serious about it (with the baby signing videos) until around 9 months.  And just the other day, I saw proof that he' starting to get it.  Not that he's keying in on the ones that I'd like him to (like "more", "all done", "please")-well, maybe he is and they'll be next-but he's following suit to his big brother.  Just like William, his first sign is "dog" (two slaps on the thigh).  He even adds the sound "doh" to it (o;  I guess my boys love their dogs. 

Here's my attempts at capturing it:

Happy First Birthday Calvin!

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It starts days before...all the birthday prep that is.
William was very in to helping me make Calvin's birthday sign (I had made one for William that I have taken out for each of his birthdays...Had to do the same for Mr. C).



And then...the final product on party day...
And then came party time...




He didn't even skip a beat...If it's on his tray and looks edible, he'll go for it!  Headed for a sugar OVERLOAD!


Even though the three of them aren't looking at the camera, this is the only one I got with both boys wearing their hats (o;  Thank you Grandpa Terry for bringing all of your railroad memorabilia (including your coveralls) from your working days to the Calvin's party!  You made it extra special.
 After the party, I cleared all the food from the island and the boys had fun playing with the wooden railroad set that had been intertwined amongst the food.
And then, just like big brother William did on his first birthday, our tuckered out birthday boy fell a…

Turning One...

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Out of the blue...

A Bee and his Beekeeper

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I realized just recently that I had taken all of these pictures of the boys in their Halloween costume and never bothered to post any...So, even though I'm marking this post on Oct. 31st, it's a bit later than that (o;

This year's costumes were for you Grandpa Greg. The bee costume was a Goodwill find that William wore on his first Halloween at 9 months old...

 And even though Calvin is a bit bigger as well as older than William was when he wore it, we still managed to fit him into it (o;

And what was big brother to be other than the little brother's beekeeper (o;  (Thank you Auntie Mel and Uncle Tom for the "bee hat") 


I love this one...the expressions are priceless...


A Bountiful Harvest

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