Thursday, May 28, 2009

In Memory of.......

Jeremiah Byard
December 31st 1986---May 17th 2009.

The Byard family, Christmas 2002.

Eleven days ago, our friend Jeremiah was killed in an auto accident.
For years our families have been close, and their boys like cousins to us. We've spent so many Holidays together throughout the years-- Christmas and Ressurection Day especially. Those precious times memories now; memories we'll treasure.

Jeremiah was young, and many would call this an 'untimely death'. Jeremiah was given only 22 years on this earth. We trust the Lord, and thank Him for each of those years. We mourn the passing of our friend, yet we know it is no mistake. Even in our sorrow, our confidence is in the Lord-- for he knows the days alloted to each of His children-- He holds them in His hands! We will miss Jeremiah deeply, yet we rejoice in the work of our Heavenly Father; who moves in ways we do not always understand.

Please join us in upholding our dear friends in prayer. Pray for Jake and Cole, his parents; for grace and comfort. Pray for Zac, who has lost his brother and friend.
Jeremiah and the Ulmers.
"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
Psalms 30:5

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bryant's Graduation!!

Early in May the daughter of some dear friends graduated from High School. Tabitha and I traveled down to join them for her MPE graduation ceremony, then assisted in preparing for her reception the following day when the rest of the family joined us.
Waiting for her parents.

Receiving the diploma!

Officially a High-School graduate!!

Bryant sewed her graduation outfit!!

Getting ready.

Sorting pictures.

Uncle John, the Head Chef, and his helpers.

The assembly line!

The finished product!!
Playing the harp during her reception.

Dad sharing an exhortation.

The reception line......mmmmm.......

(A few of the pictures from Bryant's Senior shoot in April!!)

Group Shot.

Bryant & Me.

Congratultions, Bryant!! May God's direction be evident in your life as you follow Him!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Trivia Tuesday!!

And the answers are..................

Andrew- violin.

Scott- guitar.

The new question is------

"What is the all-around favorite vegetable in our family???"

Monday, May 11, 2009

Klahn Family Visit.

We were thrilled to welcome the Klahn family here in early May. Although Ali and I have been writing and visiting each other for 6 years, this was the first time our families were able to meet. We had a wonderful week-end together!
Adorable Anja!!

Enjoying their picnic outside!


Phoebe & Emmy.

Esther & Mrs. Klahn visiting.

The Dads.

Jumping on the trampoline!!

Multiple games of volleyball.




Baby Jack was hands down the most popular!!

Micah and Jake.

Silas & Elsie playing house.

Emmy, Phoebe and Grace.

Grace found a fr

Holding Jack.

Ali & Me.

Tabitha & Jack.

Ali & Silas.

Phoebe & Jack.

Anja & Esther.

Mom & Mrs. Klahn.

All too soon it was time for them to turn North for their return trip. We had a awesome time with you, Klahn family! Come again!!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Trivia Tuesday!!

And the answer is..........
Long Island, New York!!
Good guessing, ya'll!!
The new trivia is;
Both of our brother-in-laws are musicians. They each play an instrument--- which instruments do they play??