Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Carey's Birthday!

Happy Birthday Mommy!

Yes it was Carey's birthday and again she turned 25. I would be in T-R-O-U-B-L-E if I told you how old she really is. Actually if you asked me, she isn't old at all but nobody is asking me.

Anyway, we celebrated by singing Happy Birthday to her first thing in the morning. We then took her to Cheesecake Factory for lunch. After this we had her blow out the candles on her cake as we again sang her Happy Birthday. It was a great day and what a fun way to extend the fun festivities of Christmas fun by celebrating her birthday (the day after Christmas 26th).

I love you so much Carey and hope that this day was very special!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Dearest Taylor

Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you on this very special momentous occasion as you venture out on your own on your first day of school. We knew in the back of our minds that this day would eventually come, however we were caught of guard that it came so fast. So fast in deed that we never really had the time to reflect on what has been, so I would like to do that now.

You have always been the light of our world. Your smile brightens the darkest of days and warms the coldest of nights. The laughter and love you emit on a daily basis cannot ever be measured. You have the warmest heart, and it goes without saying that even as young as you are you have already touched the lives of so many most of whom you don't even know. We can be at a store, a restaurant, a shopping mall, church, the YMCA, or anywhere for that matter, and someone you come into contact with no matter what their circumstances, they always leave with a smile on their face and new hope that the world they live in is a better place because they encountered you. If I had a dollar for every smile I have seen you induce in a total stranger, I would be a very wealthy man. As it is, my riches are beyond measure. Since you entered our lives on Monday December 30th at 10:40pm in Tulsa, Oklahoma your Mother and I have never been the same. We knew we where in for an exciting time, however we could have never anticipated the love you would show us and the rest of the world. Our hearts are filled with so much joy and pride that we are at a loss for words when trying to explain how much we love you. Even though we tell you numerous times throughout each day, and every night before you go to bed it will never seem to be enough.

The last 5 years have not gone without challenges though. You have endured so much with your hand as well as your allergies you had when you were younger. Amazingly, even though it was you enduring the many therapy appointments, painful adjustments to your hand, just to name a few. It was you even at such a young age (1 1/2) that showed me and mommy that all was ok and you were going to be fine. Your courage truly knows no bounds, and at such a young age to show such grown up values is truly remarkable. As you have many surgeries ahead, we know now that you will always say "mommy, daddy, its ok". You have been so brave while facing such adversity, adversity that no child deserves to edure.

We have learned many lessons from you during these past five years, and look forward to the many ahead in our future. We are only reminded that during times like these there will come a day when we will no longer have you by our side. So on this day we can't help but feel a bit sad, as you take another step in life towards that of becoming a woman. We can see those changes every day, as today when you looked so grown up as you left us to go off to school.

So as you leave for school venturing out into the world never to return quite the same, it is our hope and prayer that you continue to blossom into the young lady you have long ago already started to become. We love you so much sweet princess. You will always be our baby girl.


Mommy and Daddy

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

For Father's Day I got a new pair of shoes, new movie, new shorts, sandals, and a super size coffee cup that the kids painted for me. I couldn't have asked for more.

Just spending some quality time with my kids would have been fine with me, but Carey really helped to make it special.

I love my kids so much and they are the center of my universe next to Carey. Father's Day is such a great way to remind us of how important our kids are. They have changed my life in so many ways that words could never do it justice. So I will just say to you Taylor, and you Will. I love you so much. You are the light of my world, and I Love You so much. I couldn't be prouder of who you are, and who you are to become. This is only the beginning of so many accomplishments, goals reached, successes and failures, tears and laughs, and I will be right there cheering you on for all of it.


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

My Valentine


This is one of those times of year where we are to be reminded of how important that special someone is to us. As you already know, it doesn't take a holiday or special occasion for me to celebrate my love for you. I celebrate it daily in all that I do, and as you know telling you "I Love You" will never get old.

So as for this Valentine's season, I wish to pledge to the world my never ending, undying love for you. I vow again before you, God, and all who read this that I will be by your side to have and to hold, for richer or poorer, better or worse, in sickness and in health, till death do us part.

Our journey has only just begun. I look forward to each and every day that God blesses me with to once again be by your side.

I love you so much.

Happy Valentine's Day!


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

How We Met

Carey and I met back in 1997, and have been together ever since. We were wed in June of 2001 in Corpus Christi Texas, and lived in Tulsa Oklahoma for two and a half years afterward. In 2004 we found ourselves having the opportunity to move back to Houston where we could be closer to our families. We siezed this opportunity and have lived there since.
In the meantime, we have had two beautiful children (as anyone will tell you) Taylor age 5, and Will age 17 months. Taylor loves to dance, play outside, and never misses out on the chance to help out when she can. She is such the big helper.
Will is a handful as he loves to get into anything new. Once he finds something he hasnt seen before, he will play with it all day and wont be to happy when it is taken away. He also loves to dance to music, and play with big sister. He never misses the opportunity to give her a hug.
In the short 11 years we have known each other, Carey and I have been blessed imeasureably and never miss the chance to thank God for these blessings. We were both so fortunate to be raised in very strong Christian homes. Our faith is what binds us, and our love will never fail.
Here are a few pics from our wedding rehearsal. We hope you enjoy!