Saturday, May 30, 2009


Received the following email and for some reason was not able to put Braeden's photo on the Blog. Okay, Okay, I know I have technical limitations. But please go to the website below. Trust me you want to see this beautiful baby!!!

I wanted to let you know that the “big blue eyes” black and white photo of Braeden has been posted to Lasting Expression’s website. Go to the website, Click on photo gallery, then infants and she is the very first one!

Kristi & Bobo

Meaghan has blessings to share

Meaghan and Erik sent the following email to share what's going on in their world.

Great Blog! There are a ton of blessings everywhere! I just wanted to share a few of our blessings with you as well, and some pics!

- Nathan will be 5 months old on the 30th of this month!

- Erik is on Summer Break from Electrician School and will start back in August!

- Nathan can now eat baby food! Ya!

- Erik and I area trying (use that word loosely, LOL) to get back to NLR in the Lakewood area!

- Anyone interested in a home in Cabot bring the offers, LOL!

- Uncle Rob’s Step Daughter, Erica just had a baby girl, he’s a Grandpa again! 5/20/09, Baby Girl Evan Grace Spencer 5lbs 6oz!

- Erik and I just celebrated our 6 year anniversary on 5/24/09!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Ever had one of those moments that the blessings of your life just overtake you? Well, I seem to be having one of those moments tonight. Let me share some of my thoughts:

-Uncle Fred was doing well enough to make a visit to Mammaw B's so Pat and Amber brought he & Aunt Ann for a visit on Saturday. It was so great to see them and to visit with Pat and Amber.

-Emily's wedding was Saturday at the Old Mill in NLR.
-We had a wonderful reception tonight for Em and Joshua at Uncle David Aunt Geneva's.

Today was Uncle David & Aunt Geneva's 60th wedding anniversary.

-Laura graduated from college on Sunday. What a milestone for her. I am so proud.

-Laura & Dane will be getting married in June. What a family celebration that will be.

-Russ, Katie & El will be returning from a mission trip to Guatemala tomorrow and will be going back on a second mission trip in June. God is truly using their Guatemala experience to further His work in that country. They are having people call on them to organize and accompany their groups for mission trips, and they have the ability to make this happen because of the time they spent there during the adoption process. What a journey this is being for them.

-We got a wonderful report from Freddy regarding his health.(previous post on family blog)
-Bruce and Linda will be coming for a visit in July. We will be trying to plan a get-together while they are here.

Let me assure you that there are definitely some rough spots in the road that Ike and I are dealing with, but I have to tell you I am overwhelmed at the blessings that God has placed in my life. And no matter what life may have dealt you, I want you to know that you are a part of the blessing in my life. Thank you to those of you who are making efforts to stay connected. I am grateful for blogs, emails and facebook where this is concerned. Please keep it up and encourage others in the family to come on board.

Hope you enjoy the photos.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Letter from Freddy

The Dr. last Thursday told me that there was no sign of Leukemia or cancer cells in my body. When asked what to tell people, he explained that Cured is not the proper word although it is very rare, the leukemia can return, therefore I am in total remission. My blood chemistry will be checked periodically to insure that should a recurrence happen we will be able to address it much quicker than the last time. Thanks for your prayers and concerns.
And don't forget "let everything that hath breath praise the Lord, Praise Ye the Lord".