" Life is not measured by how many breaths we take... But by the moments in life that take our breath away... "

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Heya Carly

Shauna, Eric and et al....

I have seen the pics that Rob sent out and that is one cute little kid. Then again, what else was to be expected?! I know that labor was long and scary, and I am relieved to learn that all is well. Hopefully you will both have enough help to regain your strength and energy. With grandmas in the mix, bearing all things pink, I think you'll get the help you need and deserve.

What a blessing in all of your lives. Grow strong and true, Carly!


Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Time for Tavonatti #3 has arrived

Shauna's post in January was the announcement, and now the time has arrived for the little darling to be seen. The news in May was that the baby was to be a girl. This caused quite a stir among the grandmothers, even to the immediate purchasing of things pink. Actually, I believe some pink clothes were purchased prior to that announcement, as if to help it along.

Anyway, Shauna is being induced today, after having to wait for a bed. Things are quite busy in the OB ward right now.

The next announcement will be accompanied by photos.


Friday, January 9, 2009

New Year, New Beginnings...

Goodbye to the easy life as I know it...
Goodbye to restful nights...
Goodbye to skinny clothes...
Hello toilet...
Hello soda crackers...
Hello your soft newborn skin...
Hello my new baby, can't wait to see you...

We are having another in August and couldn't be more excited!!
Love, Shauna, Eric, Cade and Cole

Monday, January 5, 2009


Hi gang - let's see...Thanksgiving was enjoyable with Carolyn and David and it was a great opportunity to spend time together. We managed to keep them both in coffee in the mornings and things were smooth sailing after that. The restaraunt we went to on T-day night sits on the bluffs of Trinidad, which is right on the ocean. Some how we scored the upper corner table with windows on two sides. Mama Nature cooperated by having the sun set with a clear sky, so we could watch the descent through the trees and onto the ocean. It was awesome.

Thank you for the picture of the boys - they are good looking kids as are all four of them from what I can see. I did get the flowers, Rob, and they were timed perfectly. Came home for lunch on Christmas Eve and they were there on the porch to greet me. So far the cat has not chewed on them, which I appreciate. He has decided the dried flower arrangement is much more tasty. Go figure.

Christmas was one day off; calm and quiet just like I wanted. Did have a pleasant dinner with friends in the evening. Then back to work and THEN.....I had one week off. The week went well, even managing to get a few things done. Alice Van Zandt ended up in the hospital and she goes home tomorrow. I won't go into the gory details. Let's just say that things should pass more pleasantly for her.

Today was the first day back at work and it makes me wonder why I take vacations! But I know I will survive the next couple of days and then look forward to the next time I can do that.

Thanks for posting the kids singing their lungs and hearts out. It is a terribly cute age and they sounded great!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cade's Christmas Program

I know, aren't those pre-school, kindergarten and early grade school programs all the same? And yet, no. Because each school program is made of small individuals with very little time on earth yet to mature in social skills -- and the results can be hilarious, touching, embarassing (especially for parents), pride-invoking, and, afterwards, the opportunity for parents to pour into those small human beings an abundance of confidence building, nurturing, bonding, rewarding words and actions (and quite often sugar) that are absolutely necessary for the individual to grow within community.

Kindergarten class sings. Cade is wearing the green sleeveless vest, with tan pants; second row, third from left.

And, again. The camera also pauses on Cade's friend Harley Allen, middle of the top row.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Nonie!!!

Happy Happy Birthday Nonie...Make a good wish!

Jenna and Nonie...Looking alot alike...

Nonie and her Fierce foursome...

Nonie and Colebear... in his favorite place to be...

Happy Birthday Nonie!! What a mess we would all be without you!!!
Love your entourage Cade, Colebear, Isaiah and Elijah

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Miracle's Baptism, All Saints Sunday

Jenna and Shauna were asked to be the Godparents for both Miracle and her cousin Mariah, but Mariah's mom (5 hours away) was not going to be available to do it this day. So the baptism was just for Miracle. Shauna had to be gone on a prior planned family visit out of town, so Angela stood in for Shauna. Thanks to Dave taking the shots, the baptism is recorded, so both Shauna and - we hope and pray some day - Miracle's mom will be able to watch the baptism take place. In the first video, we are waiting for Angela to boogy over from teaching Sunday School!

We are at the font at the west end of the nave, having arrived there singing "Like the murmur of the dove's song."

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Behind the Redwood Curtain

Howdy from up and over here. Unless you're north of here then it's south of there. You know. Nifty idea and I'm already behind in checking out what's on the site already. Besides some good looking people.

Nope - don't have any pictures. And that can be a good thing. Just hanging out on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Most of the chores are done and the ones that aren't can wait...and wait...and wait. It will be cool enough soon to fire up the wood stove, find a book, find the recliner and then the cat will find me. He figures it out every time.

Happy belated birthdays, Papa and Nana! Okay, how about Rob and Angela? You're way too young to be my Papa and Nana. See, aren't things looking up?

Fun upcoming event is that Carolyn and David will be coming down from Portland to spend T-day in the thriving metropolis of Eureka. One wonderful thing is that Ben and Alice V.Z. will be out of town [that's not the wonderful part] and the three of us will be staying at their house [now, that's the wonderful part]. My one bedroom home just would be a little cozy. And it's free!

Thanks for putting this together - should be a nifty way to stay informed.


The Truth...

" The family. We are a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking eachother out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that band us all together as family in the first place."