Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The above link is to Adam and Jillian's webpage on "The Knot"...I think they still have a few things to add but it's almost complete!

And, this is the link to some of their engagement pictures...Jillian said the photographer took over 700 photos (the magic of digital) and will narrow them down to about 60 to put on a disc for them...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

This morning we all ran the Monument 10k!!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Adam and Jillian

Thought I would steal this picture of Adam and Jillian from her Facebook and give you what little info I have on the wedding so far! The wedding is July 16 at a park in Los Angeles. They each have five attendants (Eric is one of Adam's "best men" and Lauren is a bridesmaid on Jillian's side).

They are working on an information page that you will be able to access on www.theknot.com but it is not finished yet! They have secured a hotel with 35 (don't quote me on the number) rooms at a discounted rate. The rooms will be available at the lower rate from Wednesday, July 14 to Sunday, July 18. It is in Pasadena and they have made arrangements to have everyone shuttled to and from the wedding/reception site by bus so we won't all be on the LA freeways! The hotel is about 15 minutes from the wedding site. They or I will be sending more information soon so you can begin to book your reservations.

They have hired a photographer and will be having their engagement pictures taken on April 1st. Jillian's birthday is the 5th of April, by the way! She will be 26, so she is a slightly "older" woman! Haha!

It has been suggested by Adam that the rehearsal dinner be at a Thai Karaoke Bar on Thursday night prior to the wedding on Friday night. Should be fun! More info to come!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pondered thoughts and words from our Patriarch...

Starting to fill this new vessel.
It is clean, pure, undefiled,
lacking vanity or vile imports.
Like fresh clay from the mold, it is
pliable yet.
Where shall it reside to set its path,
and its character?
Apart from the clamor of the crowd
offering to point the way.
Retreat to the solitude , ponder quietly
upon how and why things came to be.
Ask for power in thought, discernment,
perception of things untainted --
and to link purpose to its goal.
Become staunch in the search for what
can be proved and repeated in truth.
Harden the palm of the hand to turn as a foe
towards the wrongs that surely will come.
Stretch forth that calloused palm to lift
and to aid a burdened sojourner.
Bear the loads wrought by time --
endurance has little to offer but pain, but
perserverance causes gladness that
strengthens the soul in hope.
Hope brings an assurance that lasts
until the clay once again becomes dust,
and the soul sent home
James A. Frazier
October 27, 2009
Suffering is not the discipline that smelts out
the dross; it is the touchstone that tests the
quality of the Gold.
A severe temptation assails one to do a
dishonest thing. He resists and conquers.
He did not know until put to the test how
much of the Gold of honesty he possessed.
Tribulation is common to all men. To some
it must be endured, but to others it is
persevered with gladness yielding patience
and rendering character. Wince it comes
matters not with justice or no - the test is for
truth and the value of hope.
James Frazier's adaptations from the Bible

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

80th Birthday Celebrations...

Here are a few pictures from Jim's 80th birthday celebration...Somehow Mark is mysteriously absent from the pictures I have on file!

And then in we had another party for my mom's 80th birthday, which was September 30, 2009!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ice Carving Charlotte October 2009

Kaitlin and Nic - one of the ice carving teams at the Charlotte Panthers game a few weeks ago in October.