Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sunday Snapshot~ Memorial Day 2013

Happy Memorial Day!
{homecoming 2005}
The American Hero always comes through
To capture our hearts with a spirit so true
Some proudly are soldiers who march in harm’s way
Insuring our freedom, courageous they stay
While others come forth as civilians so brave
Determined in purpose, so steadfast to save
We should always keep clear a place in our heart
For each has a value beyond precious art
Their duty to country will not be surpassed
Please honor their courage, for some it’s their last
We live in a world which can be hard to bear
Thank God for these people, how greatly they care
Do ponder new heroes and what they will face
And pray for their safety no matter their place
Our heritage brings out the best, we all know
Our great book of heroes is destined to grow
©2003Roger J. Robicheau 
Ni Hao Yall

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday Snapshot~ words fail....

to Corben James Simpson...
our cousin and happiest kid ever, you left this world too soon... and we are heartbroken- for you, your mom and dad and sister and everyone who was lucky enough to know you. 
 your name will not be forgotten...
"Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in
Heaven where the love of our lost one pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy"
rest in peace Corben, we will miss you.
February 29, 2000- May 17, 2013

Ni Hao Yall

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

mother's day 2013

two recovering from minor skin surgery, one with the flu and two bored outta their minds,
and i enjoyed every minute of takin' care of my kiddos.
dad made homemade french fries and Juicy Lucy's and we had chocolate cake for dessert. mama was surprised with a new camera to replace the one she's worn out since 2006 as well as some lovely homemade cards.
we spent a calm, relaxing Sunday eating popcicles on the deck enjoying the view of the geese. just thinking about the busy week ahead.
God is good!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Favorite Photo Friday~ chance encounters

from an early age our boys have always been brave enough to shake a veterans hand when they spot one in public. the First Lady is a bit shy at times but if her big brothers are there to approach someone with her she will go. most seem to know the routine, perhaps they are used to it. some are truly surprised, and a few have talked our ears off. i'll never forget the fellow in the Walmart candy aisle who told us the story about when the plane he was piloting ran out of fuel as he was flying over Japan. he was quite the story teller and he knew he had an audience! 
{John in front of Fishtales and Pigtales Buffet in Bristol, TN}
since we brought the Lil' Lady home we've been lucky enough to meet a few Korean War veterans. at one point I got the idea to start taking a few pictures thinking I might compile enough to make a small album for her someday. i was worried these fine gentlemen would think I was a nut ball but it's been a wonderful experience so far. i have missed occasions when i didn't have my camera but now i always carry it with me never knowing where or when we may run in to America's finest!
{Phillip at Sam's Club in Apple Valley,MN}

the long road