Thursday, November 24, 2005

Reagan and her daddy show off their ducks from their Thanksgiving Day morning hunt. Posted by Picasa

Reagan went on her first official duck hunt this morning and she did awesome! Here she is with her first two ducks, she's very proud of herself! Posted by Picasa

Happy Thanksgiving!!

"Give thanks with a grateful heart.
Give thanks to the Holy One.
Give thanks because He's given
Jesus Christ His Son."

"And now, Let the weak say "I am strong",
Let the poor say "I am rich",
Because of what the Lord
has done for us.
Give thanks."
by Henry Smith

We celebrated our first anniversary with dinner at Emeril's Restaurant at MGM Grand. It was by far the best meal I've ever had in Vegas. Posted by Picasa

Bellagio Fountains are awesome! Posted by Picasa

We met up with Casey & Rachel for dinner at Smith & Wolensky. They were in Vegas for a medical conference. Posted by Picasa

Kenny in front of the Eiffel Tower Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Party for Charles

Our KMC VP dinner at the newly opened Miramont Country Club in honor of Charles' (my boss) retirement finally came and went Friday evening after weeks of anticipation and planning. It was a lovely and fun evening with lots of sentiment and good cheer for all that Charles has done for KMC over the last 23 years.

Here's to you Charles!!

Lindsey has always "Looked Up" to Charles! Posted by Picasa

The Gang poses in front of Miramont, the most spectacular country club this side of Augusta. Posted by Picasa

Jack Marino poses with Lindsey and Kenny
(Jack always calls Kenny the "Most photographed Man in America".) Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Sunday in Italy (Texas that is)

On Sunday we drove up to Italy to meet Owen for the first time. First we went by PaPa and Paula's for lunch before heading to the Owens' house. It was nice to see them for a bit. Owen is the most precious little guy ever. He's just over 2 weeks old now. He was so sweet and let us all hold him. Christie and Dave are so blessed to have such an angel! We also had fun getting to see Emily, one of the cutest toddlers around!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Full House

We had a full house the weekend of the Iowa State game. Our good friends, the newly married Bradfords, came to visit. We also had the Bollines staying with us, they were in town for Amy's ring dunking, which was a lot of fun. We had a fajita cookout and lots of fun enjoying everyone's company. It was a great weekend and we had a lot of fun cheering on Amy. She did great!

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Home At Last!!

Finally after 5 long months away at "school" our baby girl Reagan has returned home to us. Kelsey , Kenny, & I could not be happier. She is the sweetest puppy dog, she truly has a happy way about her. And on top of that she's a duck hunting machine!

(Photo courtesy of Mom Bolline =-))

Give Thanks!!

It's November now and this time every year we take time to remember everything we have to be thankful for. Even though we should be just as thankful for the blessings in our lives all year long, this is a good time to sit back and take stock of all the things we take for granted and to see just how much our Heavenly Father cares for us and provides for us.

I have so many things to be thankful for but to summarize those things that mean the most:

Most importantly Jesus Christ for giving himself up so that His children might live. You aren't truly alive until you can see the price that was paid, why it was paid, and then to just surrender yourself. Now that experience is so much more than just a blessing.

Second is marriage, to have a spouse that loves you unconditionally and is someone to journey through life with, to wake up and know that you aren't alone in the world and God has met that need in your life through another person, word's just can't describe that fully.

Third is family and it's just amazing how many people today are not close to their own families. It is a huge gift to be able to spend time with them, to be able to enjoy their company so much and to have support from people who truly care about you. And then when you get married, you truly know you're blessed when your family grows to include so many more wonderful people that all those good things just multiply.

And finally friends, what can your really say to describe those true friends that make you laugh, the ones that you can be apart from for months on end and then just pick back up right where you left off. True Friends know the difference between your good moods and when you are just putting on a happy face, and they love you either way.

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!"
Psalm 136:1