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Monday, February 23, 2009

Music to my ears!

It really is wonderful to have children who enjoy the same passions as I do! Kamberlynne has been singing and playing the piano for years, but just over the last year or so has really taken off! At only 12 years old, she is playing and singing stuff I couldn't till I was 16! OK, so this blog is totally bragging about my cute girl, and I know I am biased, but isn't she pretty good?!?!?

Here she is, making her World Wide Web debut, singing and playing "The Call" from the movie "Prince Caspian"....

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Coming to a concert hall near you in the future, but for now, enjoy the preview!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

She Speaks!!!

Oh, those first words are so darling!
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Isn't that the sweetest little voice?!?!?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I love to hear children laugh!

Fighting the winter blues, eh?
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It's just so exciting!

"Can you see anything different about me, today?" Briella asks. "Something extra adorable?"


"C'mon, look closer..."



"Ok, just a little closer...."

"Yep! There it is! My very first braid!"


"Isn't it just so exciting?!?!?"


"Golly, I'm so cute!"

Sunday, February 1, 2009

We clean up pretty good, don't ya think?

Every now and then, Brian has a work dinner where we put on our Sunday best and get fancy free food. But Saturday was an extra fancy "Black Tie" Award Ceremony for Excellence in the Construction Industry, and I got to oggle over my husband in a Tux, which I haven't done since we were married over 13 years ago! He looks pretty amazing, if I do say so myself!

We were thrilled to find out that one of Brian's jobs he superintended from beginning to end when he still worked in the field won top honors for Construction Excellency. He has won three other "Merit" awards in past years, but has never gotten top honors for "Excellency" until now! And to add to the fun, The project manager on the team working with Brian was his Dad, so they got to share the honors together! Isn't that neat?

Since Brian was moved out of the field and into the office, he now is a project manager, like his Dad, so winning this award on the last project they worked on together was really special! And you know what else, this big banquet just announced the winners...the award ceremony is in April! Ooooh, maybe Brian will dress up in his Tux, again!?!? Ahhhhh, he's so handsome! And super talented, too! It makes an adoring wife's heart happy to see her husband's hard work, God-given gifts, and diligence recognized and appreciated by others. But always remember, my love, no one loves or appreciates you as much as I do! Congratulations, baby!

Go #22!! No, this isn't about the Super Bowl...

It's about our amazing superstar Dad!
With all the demands on the father of six, serving in the church, and providing for our family, Brian doesn't get to do many of the things he loves, so when basketball season rolls around, he digs out his shoes, pops a few ibuprophin, and it is GAME ON!
Going for the rebound!


Taking the ball down!



Making the shot!

Now alot of Dad's games are after the kids are in bed, but this past week, Brian had an early game, which means he had his own Cheering Section! Take a look at these adoring (and adorable) fans!

We were all pretty excited to see that in all honesty, our dad was the absolute BEST!! He made so many amazing plays, we were cheering and yelling so much, Briella finally had enough, and spent the last part of the game like this....!


Way to go, Dad! Thanks for the front row tickets to an amazing game! You are undeniably our MVP, both on and off the court!