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Sunday, June 29, 2008

9 Years Strong!

June 26, 1999- a very young couple full of energy and optimism got married. They had known each other for 6 years, since they were just 16 years old! Some people worried that it wouldn't last, that it was just infatuation.

June 26, 2008- That cute couple is us, and we just celebrated our 9th anniversary! Still in love (though a more mature love), we have survived many ups and downs, but never questioned our decision to marry. We are Blessed beyond belief with 3 gorgeous kids, a beautiful house, successful jobs, and wonderful family and friends. Thank you to those of you who have supported us and believed in us.

Our marriage is strong and happy. It is built on love. Our love for each other and God's love for us. And God has helped us by teaching us that a healthy relationship is not 50/50, but 100/100. We are here to help, encourage, and serve each other, not be served. Not to say that we live in perfect harmony every day, but when we do come on hard times we remember God's truths and we try our best to live them out in our marriage.

To celebrate our anniversary, Jeff and I (and Meigan) spent 2 days in Monterey. It was a nice break and we had a good time. Thanks Mom and Dad for watching J and K!

Here's to many more years together!!

Summer Visits

We've been having a nice summer so far. Aside from the endless sprinkler runs in the backyard, we have visited with lots of friends and family. Granny Parkinson comes down from Lincoln about once a week, Poppy Reese came down for father's day, and last week we went to visit Great Grandma Lulu in West Sac. We've also made a few trips to see our buddy Drew and his family at Stanford Hospital. Thankfully, he was released to a hotel in Palo Alto on Friday and hopefully will be home soon!

The kids have had fun hanging out with friends, going to local parks and activities including a couple of spray parks, Fairytale Town, and the Sacramento Zoo. Jacob also got a special invitation to "Bounce U" with a girl from preschool! More fun to come with Summer Preschool, VBS, and a visit from The Backlunds!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

We love Daddy!

Dear Daddy,
I love you way up to heaven and back. I like when you rough house with me. I like when you are silly and read me "The Belly Book." You are so awesome. I love you so much."

Dear Daddy,
Happy Father's Day! I love you, Daddy. I like when you read to me."

Dear Daddy,
Dada! Ooooooo!

Dear Jeff,
You are the most wonderful father and husband. Thank you for working so hard to provide for us- I can't believe you chose to work today (carrying the burden of MY dental issues.) I love how you play with the kids and bring joy and laughter to our home. You are always willing to help me when I ask. I praise God for giving me such a strong, loyal, and loving husband!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Happy Birthday, Keilani!! 2 Years Old

Keilani turned 2 on Wednesday. She had a fun day. She woke up to pink balloons all around her room. When she came out she found a whole room full of presents from Grandma and Grandpa Quayle including a huge doll house which she loves. We ate a special breakfast. While Jacob was at preschool, Jeff and I took Keilani to Build-A-Bear at the mall. She chose an elephant. She helped stuff it, put in a heart, and create a special message button with an elephant noise. Keilani chose a pink dress for her elephant. Next, we took "Floppy" with us to eat lunch. Later on we ate pizza and had a Minnie Mouse cake and ice cream. She opened more presents and went to bed with a smile. Keilani says thank you to her Aunt Judy, Tutu, Elijah and Alia, Grandpa and Grandma Quayle, and Jacob for the gifts you gave.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Drew's Dogs

This is a special post for Jacob's buddy Drew. He's in the hospital right now missing his puppies whom we are dogsitting. Bandit and Bibby miss him so much- here they are to say "Hi Drew! We can't wait to play ball with you and lick you!"