Thursday, August 30, 2012

Matthew, Our Marine, Our Hero!

Matthew - Our Marine, Our Hero! 

It is with great pride that we are announcing that our son Matthew, have joined the United States Marine Corp and will be leaving for boot camp this week!  He will be gone in San Diego and Camp Pendleton for 3 months.  

We had a going away party for him to send him off with the best wishes and love from his family and friends.  

Matthew, you are an inspiration to our family.  We love you and may God be with you during this difficult journey!  See you a few months, son! GOD SPEED!

My Dad passed down my Grandfather's Marine money clip.  What a special gift for Matthew!

Matthew and Aunt Stacy

Papa Jeff, Matthew and Linda

Daddy and Matthew

Me, Matthew, Bill and Kaela

Matthew and Kaela

Allie and Matthew

Silly Allie and Nathan

Matthew and Papa Jeff

Matthew gives THE best hugs in the entire world. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Jalen and Nathan's Baby Shower

Baby Shower Time!

We had such a wonderful baby shower for Jalen and Nathan last weekend.    There were about 30 guests that came to shower them with love!  We started off with drinks and appetizers at our house, then headed next door to our sweet neighbors house for lunch.  It was so sweet of her to let us use her deck for the shower.  It was an absolutely gorgeous day!

We were so blessed to have my parents fly up from Pasadena to attend the shower.  Thanks Dad and Linda for helping with the shower.  Because of you, the shower was a complete success.  

Overall, it was a beautiful day!  We had a wonderful time with friends and family.  Maverick is going to set up for quite awhile!  

Warning:  PICTURE OVERLOAD!  :-)

This was a fun activity for the guests.  It's something that Jalen and Nathan can keep them forever!

Beverage Station with Blue Punch!
Maverick's Cake was darling! 

Papa Jeff's Bruschetta!  It was so yummy!

Papa Jeff and Jalen
Nathan's shirts matched one of the presents!

The tables turned out so cute!  I love the centerpieces too!

Bill and I made some fabric flags for the backs of each chair.  They turned out so great!

Time for Lunch

Nana Debbie, Kelle, Auntie Stacy, Cindy and Uncle Mike

Everyone is having such a great time!

Maverick's Great Granda with Jason and Nana

Enjoying a great lunch on the river!

Kelle and Taylor

What a HAUL!

Auntie LuLu talking to Maverick

Jalen and her good friends, LuLu and Jessie!

Sister Love!

Ready to open their gifts!

I love this picture!  Everyone was enjoying watching Jalen and Nathan open their presents.

And on a side note....What a good husband Nathan is to shave Jalen's legs for her.  Especially since she can no longer reach them.  :-)