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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Happy 14th Anniversary to us!

Celebrating 14 years today! We are so blessed by our journey over the years. Charles brings the calm and I bring the crazy, hahaha! Cheers to finding each other and God giving us each other.  I just love our life together.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day!

Father's Day is a great day honoring such great men in the world that have held the privileged title of being a Dad.

To my Daddy (AKA Papa):  I still struggle (sometimes daily) with not having him to call for every up and down moment in my life. What I do know is that we were the privileged ones that were able to call him Daddy (along with countless friends of ours that he adopted). He was the BEST Daddy to us and the memories go on forever. I may not get the surprise Starbucks cards in the mail "just because" anymore or the phone calls with him slurping his cappuccino blast...but what I do get is peace at times I need it, that perfect song "Everything's gonna be alright" and the ladybugs landing on me when I need it most. Happy Father's Day in Heaven Daddy. You are so loved and missed. 


To Charles: Happy Father's Day to the leader of our family! Thank you for always being there to wipe tears, read books, snuggle during movies, and teach us all new things. Without complaining, you just take care of things and watch over us. We love and honor you babe!
Cade: "My favorite thing is that he is a Christian and spends time with me. I mean I hope everyone has a dad like him."
Caelin: "My favorite thing about Daddy is sleeping on his chest. I also love to sit on his lap during movies...oh and when he tickles me."

To Dad (AKA Grampee): You continue to show us all what a great Father figure is like.  You answer our calls regardless of the time of day and never hesitate to come help.  You give us tough love when needed and countless hugs when we are sad.  We are so excited to honor you and the Father you are to us!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Happy Birthday Grampee!

Happiest of birthday wishes to our Grampee! Thanks for always being a phone call away, making us laugh, and loving us unconditionally.  We celebrated the evening with a family dinner and swimming.  Grampee's big gift was a John boat for Grapeland to fish on.  Lots of accessories also came with it, so he is ready to catch some fish now.  The Grandkids all loved being part of the surprise and waiting in the boat when he walked outside.  May this be the best year ever! 

Friday, June 15, 2018

The little things...

These last few weeks have been the busiest all school year. As I reflect on my week, I am reminded that life is about the little things. It is about the memories you make with those you love, the laughter you hear down the hall, and the warm sun shining on you when you need it. It's turning up the radio on full blast when your song comes on. It's remembering the good and looking forward to tomorrow. It's leaving the zillions of toys on the bathtub for the next time a beautiful 6 yr old needs a bath. It's giving up your last empty cabinet space in the kitchen to Legos for a handsome 8 yr old.  Always remember to celebrate the little things!

John Wesley VBS

The kids had a GREAT week at John Wesley VBS!  I always love how creative they are and making the stories of the Bible come to life for the students.  A great bonus was seeing some old friends as well.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Parks Palooza 2018!

Every year, the cousins on the Parks side try to get together for a day of fun.  Sometimes schedules can be challenging between schedules of 7 families and 5 different cities/states, but we try to make it work and get the most people together that we can.  This year we missed Dana/Richard, Danny/Sally, and Michael.  Shelly drove from Dallas and we drove from Houston bringing families and good times to Lake Georgetown near Round Rock.  Extra bonus that we get to stay and see Nana at night! Holly/Cassie and Mendy's family also joined in so it was quite the gathering.  We enjoyed relaxing in the lake, eating, and catching up.  Something about cousin time always brings endless stories of laughter and memories.  Parks Palooza 2018 was a huge success!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Happy birthday Gamee!

Celebrating Gamee is always fun!  We celebrated her special day by going to Cisco's Mexican for dinner after work.  We were sad to hear Grampee had to leave before dinner started to go back to his house for the AC to be fixed.  It was still a great time celebrating an AMAZING Wife, Mom, Gamee, and friend!  This year will be the best yet!