Family Pictures 2004 Below * View Family Pictures 2005 here

11-04 T-day * 10-04 Sam's Bday1 * 10-04 Van/Robt Wedding * 7-04 Family Pix * Rach/Mel's Recital 6-04 * Chris Race 6-04 * Sam 5-04 * Mel's 5-04 * Papa Bday04 * Mom's Day04 * 4-04 Rach/Trev's Bday * 4-04 Easter Chris' * Sammy 3-04 * Brad's 1-04 * RachTrev 1-04 * Chris 04 Bday * Holiday 1-04 * Van L.A.04 * PapaMom Vaca 1-04 * Gram/grandkids in CA 9-03 * Pix '03 * Pix '02 * Vanna/boys * Brad/girls * Sam Born / Baptism * Robt's Memron * Homes * Collage


Above picture taken July 27, 1977: Priceless..... "There are nine requisites for contented living: HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure; WEALTH enough to support your needs; STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them; GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them; PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished; CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor; LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others; FAITH enough to make real the things of God; HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future." -- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


12--04 Hey Gram, climbing in the toy chest is fun!

12--04 In a hurry to play "peek-a-boo"

11--04 Sammy getting a bike ride from Daddy

11--04 Celebrating Thanksgiving at Stacy & Tim's

11--04 Dad rigs Rachel up with a "hands-free phone"!

11--04 Dad gets a picture of "wild one" Trevor, after a shower

11--04 Hey Grammy, this is fun playing with you!

11--04 Sam walking around Grammy's family room

10-19-04 Sammy celebrates his 1st birthday - view party pix!

10-9-04 Posing w/the bride & groom - view wedding pix!

10--04 Sammy the Pumpkin celebrating Halloween

Mom & Dad & Grammy think I'm so cute!
Hurricane Frances going over Tampa, FL
9-5-04 Hurricane Frances bearing down on Tampa, Brad's in all our thoughts and prayers, especially since recent Hurricane Charley passed within miles of his home!

6-04 Above: A proud Daddy gives Rachel flowers after her performance; Right: pretty Mommy & Rachel pose with Trevor shortly before performing their neat duet "Me and My Shadow" (see more dance pictures here)

5-04 Celebrating Papa's bday on our back patio; Stac brings him a cake

Stac & Chris celebrate with Papa at backyard party

Clara & Bella join in the bday celebration! to top

5-04 Stacy gets lawn mowed by radio DJ's!

5-04 Gram gets to watch her daughter & granddaughter rehearse their dance duet to "Me & My Shadow"

After rehearsal, posting with teacher Miss Anita

Rachel gets a big hug for a doing a great job!

Back home, Gram & Rachel work on organizing her bedroom; a happy girl sits on her bed when done!

Check out this organized bookcase!

And this clean desk and closet!

Papa & Trevor are busy concentrating on an Indiana Jones Playstation game

5-04 Plotting strategy to get to next level!

Hey Gram, this is cool fun!

Leaving to take doggies for a romp in the creek

5-04 Heading out w/Dad in his truck
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5-04 Mother's Day at the Seneca Inn; L to R: Mom, Christina, Jim, Tim, Stacy, Sam, Bonnie, John (Jim's parents); Right: Sammy eating a Zibeck cracker!

5-04 Sammy gives Grammy a cheek hug

5-04 A Mother's Day double kiss from Stac & Chris!

5-04 Left: Mother's Day, Sammy telling Mom he wants to get walking! Above: playing in his bare piggytoes in Grammy's playpen to top

4-04 Celebrating Rachel & Trevor's bday's at the Children's Museum

Making the wishes & blowing out the candles

Grammy explaining a gift

Sammy enjoying his first "un-birthday" party

Stac, Sammy, and Tim enjoying

Mel & Geoff proudly with their kids
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3-19-04 Sammy playing with Grammy on his 5 month birthday and he did his first rollover - "hey, what do I do now!?"

3-04 Sammy in his first "official" picture at 4 1/2 months

2-04 Sammy with a big smile as he surprises Grammy at the children's museum!

2-04 Papa takes a picture of Mom & Sammy enjoying the museum's Thomas the Train exhibit

2-04 Left: I just had my first taste of cereal! Above: Doing my nightly jumping exercises

2-04 Playing w/new toys from Aunt Melanie

2-04 Swinging away in his rocker!

2-04 Sammy being hugged by Dad and Mom

2-04 Sammy playinghis piano at Grammy's

Got all tuckered out & took a nap!

1-04 Sammy celebrates New Year's

I'm trying to sit up! to top

1-04 Mom & Brad on Mom's vacation to FL

1-04 In front of Brad's house, in bright FL sunshine!

1-4 Brad in front of his house with his new car

1-04 Brad & Mom watch DVD's on his entertainment unit

1-04 Brad's neat back enclosed patio overlooks pool

1-04 Brad's dining room opens onto the patio

Left: 1-04 Beautiful new front entrance hall at Brad's home Above: Brad's comfortable living room to top

1-1-04 Grammy & Trevor at Gram's house

1-1-04 Rachel & Grammy at Gram's house to top

1-04 Chris & Jim at Chrissy's bday party

1-04 Chris & Mom celebrating Chrissy's birthday

1-04 Even Sammy attended Aunt Chrissy's bday party!

1-04 Stac & Chris celebrating Chrissy's birthday

Having fun holding Sammy

Stacy enjoying with Papa & Tim

Blowing out the candles & making a wish!

We all posed for picture celebrating Chrissy's bday to top

Above: Aunt Chrissy playing with Trevor & Rachel

1-1-04 Holiday dinner at Aunt Christina's house

I love it when cousin Rachel tells me stories & sings to me

Sammy loves playing with color & sound to top

1-04 Brad emailed me picture of Vanna's new car

1-04 Brad on brief stopover at Vanna's LA house to top

1-04 Mom & Papa take Caribbean cruise on Mariner of the Seas (left) and pull up beside the Disney cruise ship!

1-04 Papa on the deck of our ship's cabin

1-04 Mom on the deck of our ship's cabin

1-04 An inside shot of a couple of the ship's decks

1-04 Pretty floor display leading to ship's casino

1-04 Mom & Papa all dressed up for Captain's dinner (above) and enjoying being served (left)

1-04 Touring St. Martine's

1-04 Having a banana daquari!

1-04 The beautiful bay in St. Thomas

1-04 The bay in St. Martine's

1-04 Mom waving to Papa from ship's deck

1-04 Papa coming back from land tour

1-04 enjoying touring St. Thomas

1-04 Mom doing some island shopping

1-04 Enjoying a cruise on a catamarine

1-04 Last night at sea, the beautiful sunset to top

9-03 in California: Grammy & Miah glad to see each other

9-03 And a great big hug by Joshie when he arrives at ranch to see Grammy after seven long years

9-03 Vanna & her two special sons

2003 Grammy gets special NASA pin from Admin O'Keefe at the Children's Museum


Left: 2003 Grammy's angel dancing beautifully in her ballet costume; Above: Trevor hugging a happy Grammy after his T-ball game

2000 - Fun time celebrating Grammy's b-day

The five talented & special siblings at their birth home

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~ FAMILY ~

I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
Oh excuse me please" was my reply.
He said, "Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you."
We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said good-bye.
But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My child stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
Move out of the way," I said with a frown.
He walked away, his little heart broken.

I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.
While I lay awake in bed,
God's still small voice came to me and said,
While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy you use,
but the children you love, you seem to abuse.
Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.
Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."

By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.
I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.
"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.
I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."

I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."
He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway."
I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."

FAMILY: Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. Pouring ourselves more into work than into our own family is an unwise investment indeed, don't you think?

~ RELATIVITY ~

There is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out ALL OF IT, of course!

Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against the "tomorrow." You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success!

The clock is running. Make the most of today. To realize the value of one year, ask a student who failed a grade. To realize the value of one month, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby. To realize the value of one week, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper. To realize the ! value of one hour, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet. To realize the value of one minute, ask a person who missed the train. To realize the value of one second, ask a person who just avoided an accident. To realize the value of one millisecond, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have, And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time. Time waits for no one.

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.

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