Sunday, November 25, 2007

More Prayer Needed.....

Please send prayers up for The Lyons Family. I don't know them personally, but have been following their blog and Julie's battle with cancer. What a strong woman she was and her trust and faith in God during her battle blew me away. Even though I don't know them in real life, my heart was crushed when I opened their blog today to the sad news of her passing. I know that her husband and their 3 young children as well as their friends could all use our prayers that God might comfort them during this extremely difficult time.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Please Pray

Please pray for the family of Officer John Miller, who lost his life in the line of duty last night. We thank him from the bottom of our hearts for his service to the state and his community. Our hearts and thoughts are with his wife and children.

The following story was taken from written by Blair Anthony Robertson.

A California Highway Patrol officer from Lodi, who graduated eight months ago from the CHP Academy in West Sacramento, died Friday night when his patrol car slammed into a tree after searching for a suspected drunken driver.
John Miller, 32, was patrolling in the Dublin area around 9:15 p.m. when he lost control of his car on a sharp bend on two-lane North Livermore Road, according to a CHP news release.
Miller had just finished looking for a motorist that had been reported as driving recklessly and possibly under the influence, according to the CHP statement.

Miller, who was driving alone, crashed 3/4 of a mile north of Interstate 580. Shortly afterward, Livermore police located the suspected vehicle and arrested Luis Solano, 21, who was charged with DUI, evading a peace officer and driving without a license.

In a written statement released Saturday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said, "Maria and I join all Californians in mourning the loss of Officer Miller, who gave his life in the line of duty while honorably protecting his fellow citizens. California's law enforcement officers protect our communities day in and day out and words cannot adequately express how grateful we are for their service and sacrifice. Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Miller's loved ones as they mourn the loss of a son, father, friend and fellow officer."

Capitol flags will fly at half-staff in honor of Miller. The officer is survived by his wife, Stephanie, and two children.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Reader!!!

All of you know, that I am a book lover! I love to read! I think that it was because my dad was a reader and I still always remember going to the bookstore with my dad . I remember being excited to go, to get a new book and to get lost in the story. I still love to get lost in a good book to this day. Imagine my excitment when G took Princess J and decided to read her a book. The most exciting thing though was her intense concentration as daddy read her the story! I couldn't help but snap a few photos! This has now become a nightly routine too. Everynight, daddy reads a couple of stories to Princess. Daddy is a good story teller too. He's really good at all the sound effects! Now that we've started this, Princess J will not settle down until she's had her story time! Yay!! I hope that she develops the love for stories and reading that I have. I would love to take her to the bookstore and for her to have all the same excitement that I had as a kid. What a fun way to share something with her that my daddy shared with me.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Starting to Catch Up!

So, I've been promising photos of our extraordinary October for ages now. I thought I would finally share a few at a time over the next few days. These photos were all taken on or just after our visit to the pumpkin patch. We had so much fun, making the short trip up to the pumpkin patch and just checking out all the pumpkins. Little J had a great time riding around in the wagon and Princess J had fun getting to know some of the pumpkins. It was so nice that my parents were here to go with us. We actually got a family photo that didn't turn out to bad!

G did a great job on this years pumpkins too! They match our kids to a "T". Princess J has two little bottom teeth, so as you see, her pumpkin does too! Little J, well for those of you who know him, you know he has got a mouthfull of teeth that are always showing as he grins from ear to ear, so his pumpkin is too!

For Halloween, we didn't have too much planned. We trick or treated at a few of the neighbors houses and then stayed home to answer the door. Both Little J and Princess J enjoyed seeing all the little ones coming to their house to get candy. We were lucky enough to get yet another family photo, that didn't turn out half bad either. As you can see Little J was quite excited to be Pablo from the Backyardigans. Princess J took herself a little more seriously as a little angel princess. All in all, I think the kids had a great time. Next year should be even more fun with Princess J I am sure upping her diva game. I'm sure we'll have to hit up the whole neighborhood for her.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Good Times!

I have so many photos to upload and get printed, but with everything going on around here, I have simply been to lazy! I will get it done this week, but I'm not making anymore blog promises!! LOL! I had to share this one though of Princess J rockin' it in her excersaucer. She's also showing her fashion sense with that perfect little bow!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Your Inner Californian?

I don't have my pictures uploaded yet, but tomorrow I will get it done! I'll update then. Until then try this quiz......

You Belong in San Francisco

You crave an eclectic, urban environment. You're half California, half NYC.
You're open minded, tolerant, and secretly think you're the best.
People may dismiss you as a hippie, but you're also progressive, interesting, and rich!