Thursday, May 20, 2010


There are many things that I love about my husband.  He is kind, a great father, a provider and a genuine man.  One of Jeff's greatest attributes is being a wonderful friend.  The amount of people who track him down on facebook is mind boggling.  People he hasn't seen since 7th grade think it is the bees knees to have found him.  The number of fraternity brothers and friends from college and after college are abundant.  This is never more apparent than when we are in Denver.

Today, our great friend Brooke put together a play date and lunch event for the ladies of these great friends of Jeff and all the kiddos.  We watched the kids play, caught up and ate some good grub!

Brooke is the one getting all the kids attention. 
I didn't get a great picture of her beautiful pregnant self!  Next time!

Here we all are...
Why won't the kids go play so we can talk?

Beautiful Kerri...
She is due tomorrow and still wanted to hang and hear all the horror stories of raising babies.
Oh Kerri, to put it in the wise Keely's words, "The great outweighs the hard!"

The most courageous woman I know...
Keely is fighting her own fight with cancer.  She is brave and smiley and inspiring.
You can read her story here!

The kids!
It is hard to believe that we are parents of these wonderful and spirited children.  They provide fun, enjoyment and frustration all at the same time.  As a group, we are, for the most part, all grow'd up.  This is our legacy and we should all be very proud!

We celebrate lives and loves and losses together.  We are friends, but really we are family.  There are many more in our gaggle of friends.  I hope to post photos of all of them throughout this week.  Everyone has a story, and Jeff and I are blessed to be part of their lives.

Oh, and here's Lilly's new obsession!
Once again, help!

James' new obsession...



Anonymous said...

what a wonderful fun day. It looks and sounds like everything is going just great. James and Jim holding hands walking along with the ballon - how great is all of this. enjoy the warmth of the sun and the glow of family and friends. so happy for you, Jeff and the kids that your time is filled with so many good things.
Enjoy! Keep us updated...we love it all!

Tami :) said...

Love hearing about all your fun adventures!!!

Anonymous said...

Great pics and fun too, and great husband testimony. Jeff should print that off in case he ever needs it. Just kidding. I read Keelie's blog. What a brave person and wonderful testimony/writer. I was struck by how similar are the stories of cancer victims. Rose didn't write hers bit I did--how it had taken over her life always moved me. The fact that Keelie charges on is a testimony to kids and having too or feeling that one must get outside themselves. God bless Keeli.