Friday, October 17, 2008

The Jims went on a trip

54 years ago Big Jim went on an Alaskan hunt with a friend named Charlie. They lost touch for many years then Jim looked him up and they reconnected a few years back. Charlie and his wife Lynn live in California. This week they were traveling through Washington on their way to Canada so Charlie and Jim decided to meet up in Olympia. This was only the 2nd time they had seen each other since this 1954 trip.
This week. (Jim looks weird because he's trying not to blink)

This is where my Jim lived from 0-3 years of age in Port Townsend, WA. This was their house. They rented this house on 40 acres for $80 / month. Ahhh, the good old days.

And sadly, Olympia is also where Jim's older brother is buried. Joey was Jim and Sandy's first born. He tragically drowned when he was 4 1/2 years old. He would be 46 now.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Two More Birthday Shout Outs

Last week was Jeremy's and Jacob's Birthday. This week is Brandilyn's. What's up with you guys growing up? Do you realize that if you keep getting older than so do we? We must stop this! You're supposed to be little forever!!

Like this...
OK, I guess I have to let you guys do your thing.
I wish we could be around you more as you grow up, but even though we don't get to see you very often, you are in our hearts always.

Happy Birthday Kiddos. We Love You.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Jeremy!!!

Jeremy Dale,
What happened to this little boy?

Where is this little guy who played with us in the park and got insanely dirty?

Today you are 16 years old. It seems amazing to us that you aren't this little boy anymore.

Nope, you're on your way to adulthood. Big responsibilities lie ahead but we hope you'll remember to have fun too.

You are such a wonderful person Jeremy. Our prayer is that you enjoy life to its fullest. That you stay true to who you are. That you live a life full of faith. That you lead other people by your example. That you find true love and happiness.

We love you buddy and miss you tons. We hope you know how much you mean to us. We are here for you always.
Love, Jim and G