Our Family

Our Family
Our Family

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Falling in LOVE

My first flowers from Michael

Hiking on Signal Mt.

Isle of Palms

New Orleans Jazz Festival

Michael and I met in March of 2005 at a bonfire on Signal Mountain. It was almost like love at first sight. We didn't speak much that night ... I thought he was way too cute and he was shy. We stood by the fire and watched the snow coming down. A couple of days later a group of friends went out to have taco at a local place. From then on we were inseparable ... we went hiking, camping, to the beach and lake, we stayed in a made dinner, listened to music and danced. After 13 days I told my close friend Kristen that it was so crazy but I knew he was the one (I of couse did not tell Michael ... that would have scared him away ... or so I thought) ... Michael was soon to talk about "our" future and "our" stuff and "our" life together ... he had dreamy eyes and a patient heart ... I was in LOVE

Downtown Chattanooga

Riverbend 2005

Big River Nights

My Birthday and Our First Picture together

Hickory, NC

TVA Dam in Bristol, TN

June 24 2006

Our Wedding Day
June 24th 2006

First Presbyterian Church, Bristol TN

Wedding Hymns:
Let All Things Now Living
Morning Has Broken
For the Beauty of the Earth

Our Wedding Verse

" And I pray that you, being rooted and established in Love,
may have the power, together with all the saints,
to grasp how wide and long and high and deep
is the love of Christ,
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge -
that you be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."

Ephesians 3:17-19

Thank you to all of our family and friends that made that day so special. Thank you also to those friends and family that continue to lift us up in prayer and encouragement ... Our Wedding was just the happy start to a wonderful lifetime together!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Our Lovely Home

Welcome to our new home on Signal Mt.

We have been working so hard in our yard ...
this is my flower bed by the mailbox

Our entrance ...

A reminder to us that we are always learning and

Father's Day Fun at the Market

We started the morning with banana pancakes and strawberries ...
Matthew gave daddy his card and present a book called : Just Daddy and Me ...
Matthew was always a mamas boy but now all he wants is his daddy ... they spend so much time together now ... playing outside, bath time, reading books, legos, cars, watering plants ...

We decided to venture down the the Chattanooga Market ...

We listened to Bluegrass .... Michael had a beer tasting from local brew houses ... Matthew got a veggie dog and we all enjoyed the local Kettle Corn!

We left the market with fresh blackberries and peaches!

Matthew enjoyed our new pool with a slide ... that was a surprise gift from daddy to Matthew!
I am so thankful for my wonderful husband Michael. He is an amazing man, father and friend. I can always count on him ... Matthew is so lucky to have him as a father. He wants so bad to be the best dad ... and if I do say so myself he is on his way there ... I love you Michael !!!

Family Visit for Birthday Weekend

Michael's sister Meghan and her family; Henry, Henry Thomas and Baby Will came for a fun filled visit for the birthday party!

Aunt Meghan, Uncle Henry, Papa J and GiGi got Matthew a super fun water table ... the boys loved playing with it and GiGi loved it some much she bought a second one for the beach ... we will all reunite in July for some fun times with water : pool, beach and water table!

The boys loved taking a beth together ... Thank you Aunt Rachel and Uncle Cj for the basketball bath time fun ... Matthew loves to take a bath and doesn't wanna get out now ...

Chattanooga ZOO

Big huges from Henry Thomas ... can't wait to see them in July!

Family Birthday Party

Matthew had two parties ... one with just us and then another with family ...

My dad made Matthew a very special cake ... ELMO

Some early B-Day gifts from Grandma and Popi ... PJs and some fun books!

Matthew's Last Day off School

During the school year Matthew attends Good Shepherd School two days a week ... to end the school year his class had a small party and a musical performance ...

We sang several of Matthew's favorite songs: ABC, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Wheels on the Bus, Jesus Loves me and Jesus Loves the Little Children

Matthew loves going to school and is looking forward to the fall when he will be in the Cool Twos ...