Monday, July 6, 2009

The Girls! And Mike!

Hannah, Tana, Katelyn, Kayla. The girls.
How nice to have them here!
Oh yeah! Marissa came along!
Great to see Mike again, too!
We wish Gillian and Leah could be here, too!



  1. Sitting here by the computer I look over at the calendar and see I'm a couple of days behind schedule, as usual. So I turn the page and there's Eleanor Roosevelt with some words of inspiration and encouragement.

    'You gain strength, courage, and confidence by each experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." You must do the thing you think you cannot do.'

    (I thought of your bad hair days last week right away, and now . . . . you're beaming, ready and chomping at the bit for the next step)

    Watching your posts the past week since your hospitalization I see that 'tis true, you sound more confident and courageous every day, and knew you were strong, having to grow up with three brothers and us tormenting cousins always pickin' on the only girl in the crowd.

    Glad to hear Jack made it down for a visit (an adventure in itself), and that you were able to get out to the ole stompin' grounds and to Regina to watch Luke's game.
    Great that Hannah's making 'fancy resteraunt' meals. I can see the Princess coming out in you. :)
    Cheers Cuz,

  2. Hi Dave!

    That's a great quote by Eleanor Roosevelt! I'll take it to heart and refer to it on those dark days of which there will surely be some ... more.

    And you're right, Dave, when I think of three brothers and 4 boy cousins all together at once and me being the only girl ... and being mercilessly tickled and teased to death, I should be strong as ox! In fact, I think one of you called me an "ox". It can't have been that bad, Dave. I did plan on marrying you for years you know.

    I'm really letting my inner princess emerge during all of this. Be prepared for a few "what about me?!!" moments when all of this is over. It might not be so easy to give up my crown, though some of my family might question when I ever went without it.

    Love you, Dave!



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