Monday, February 21, 2011

A Very Happy Birthday!

To a Very Brown-Eyed Girl:

Happy Birthday, Miss Twenty-Onederful!

I hope your day is as amazing as you are!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Pasta Night

Our church recently had a fundraiser for the team going to Haiti in two weeks. They turned our fellowship hall into an Italian restaurant and served a delicious dinner! Payment was whatever one wished to donate. It was wonderful.

They also snapped our photograph and mailed it to us:
I'm growing my hair out. =)

I will post photos from our fabulous anniversary vacation . . . EVENTUALLY. No promises on deadline!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tale as Old as Time

Twenty-Five Years ago, I married my friend.

We have learned to laugh together, live together, and love together.

The following photos, as anyone with 25 years of marriage can attest, is only a small glimpse into all we have experienced. We are so far from who we were then, and we have so far to go. . .

. . . but we'll get there. . . together.

Because I didn't want to take my albums apart to scan, I simply photographed the photographs. My apologies for the poor quality!

John's Grad NIght, our first "real" date. June 1982

JoAnna's Senior Prom. May, 1984.

February 15, 1986

We are homeowners for the first time!

Our firstborn, a son! Tyler Neil.

May I have this figure back?


I remember when we were dating, I said to Himself, "If you can't give me a 50th wedding anniversary, then don't marry me."

He's half-way there.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Glenna: Happy Commercial Holiday, Mom!

Me: Happy Commercial Holiday, Glenn!

Glenna: Happy last-day-before-your-awesome-anniversary-when-I-get-to-stay-all-week-with-Bekah!

Me: Happy what you said!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I found this . . .

It was left on my computer.

Glenna. She can't be left alone for a minute.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Snowflake's Big Day***

Hi, my name is Snowflake!

Normally, I'm at college with Kelly. This week, however, she let me stay at home so I could go to a very important appointment. I went to the dentist!

At this dentist office, I was warmly greeted and then offered my choice of coffee, tea, or water.
Everyone knows a bear doesn't drink coffee or tea. Good thing I found Miss Nancy's stash of hot chocolate.

The waiting room was very comfortable and relaxing, with plenty of magazines and books to read.

Too soon, my name was called and I was escorted to the back room.
This chair can seem really big and really scary to a little bear like me!

Dr. D came in and he could see that I was a little nervous.
He took the time to carefully explain everything that they'd be doing. I was only in for a checkup, he said, so I it wouldn't take long at all.

The Dental Assistant, Tabitha, is a real nice lady!
She knows just which instruments to hand to Dr. D, even before he asks for them!

Open wide!

Suction and irrigating . . .

All finished!
Dr. D says my bear teeth are in perfect health because of all the brushing and flossing I do!

He did recommend that I use a mouthwash to kill any remaining germs. It would also help with my bear breath.

I blushed.

I got to look at some x-rays of my teeth.
That was amazing!

My next step was to see Miss Nancy, the Financial Coordinator.
I have dental insurance, so I only needed to pay a small co-payment for this visit.

The last stop was with LeeAnne, the Patient Coordinator.
She helped me set up my next appointment and wrote out a reminder card so I wouldn't forget.

My experience at the dental office was so great!

Who knows . . . maybe some day I could work at a dental office too . . .

. . .maybe. . . .someday. . .

***Kelly left Snowflake in the car by accident. He is being mailed to her today, along with these photos. She has no idea what her bear has been up to, and she's unable to access my blog at school. Heh heh . .


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