Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Into the Mystic...

Our families have lost a few important people these last couple months... First I lost my Grandpa Wayne.. He was an amazing guy always making me laugh, he was full of love! My Grandma Sandy is doing a great job truckin along and we want her to know how strong we think she is xoxo!!!
Then Jeremy Lost his Grandma, Charlotte... she lived a great long life and we are making sure to take good care of her roses!
We miss both of you very much!

This last weekend we Celebrated a life that was taken a bit too soon... Lee Draper lost his battle with Leukemia on 9/9/09
We went up to Santa Cruz to attend his Memorial- Lee didn't want anything sad and it sure wasn't! He had planned an all day music festival on his beautiful property in Scotts Valley- Sue, his wife made sure it was a day filled with music and love from his close friends and family - It couldn't have been more beautiful... Our friend Tim organised a house band that played some great songs thru out the day-
Tim and Linda performed a perfect song (no pic.. but it couldnt have been any sweeter)
Lil Matt and Bill Abraham got up there and sang their hearts out -
super cute!!!!

even Jeremy and I got up there and sang.. ( with River in tow of course)
it was fun to be a part of the day:) Jeremy blew everyone away with his performance of Into the Mystic... Jeremy originally was going to be up there all by himself but the house band just happened to know the song and accompanied him... it was magical and perfect! I am searching for a video of it that I will post cuz a picture just doesnt capture how great it really was! Plus later He got to jam with the house band!

(Jeremy in right corner playing)

We spent the day roaming around the spectacular forrest home that Lee and Sue Draper created together- It was overwhelming to see so many people there to celebrate one man... but from talking to all those people I see how important each and every friendship was to Lee-

The Big boys were running around all day with all our friends... they had such an awesome time finding frogs and playing in the creek and pond- I could tell it was fun by how dirty Vance's clothes were!

We were so glad we made it up to spend time with Jack and our good friends (we miss you guys sooooo much)

(the old NSV crew:)

(the pals are back together just like old times)

It was a great day and I know Lee was smiling down...

We send all our love to Sue, Matt, Mandy, Kelsey & family!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Love, Love will keep us together....

Kay And Nathan
September 19th,2009 Palm Springs Ca.

This weekend we celebrated the marriage of my big brother and his lovely Bride ~
Despite the 100* plus weather, we had a beautiful time in Palm Springs! We had the greatest dinner and good music and to top it off everyone got to go swimming!
The ceremony was perfect ....their vows... couldn't have been sweeter... I have never seen my brother so happy;) we are lucky enough to not only gain a new sister/ daughter /aunt in law but we get a adorable new niece Evie... ummm I couldn't love her more! Hooray to the happy new Family!!!

Yay Uncle Phil "the baby wrangler"

Alec and the Flower girls Emily and Evie

Best Man Uncle James and My Bro

my new niece Evie

Kay and her dad Joe

The best Mexican food ever!!

The Ace of Cakes... baker Nicole!

Our Dj for the night

My baby cousin Molly

Every single one of the Grandchildren!

The Party was over for these two!

Everyone worked so hard to make this day happen- the Whole family got involved... Thanks to my parents for everything you did, Nicole for the awesome cake,Uncle James for your lovely house, Nancy for the beautiful flowers, Jeremy for the music, Joe for the perfect ceremony, my kids for not jumping in the pool til it was time:) and everyone else who made this day so perfect!

We wish Nathan and Kay
love and luck on your new journey together!!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The children are our future....

Hey ya'll !

Treyton started 3rd grade!!  He is loving school so much... his school has turned into a "Smart School" which means every child has a laptop and every  class has this thing in the front of the room the size of a chalk board that is actually a computer screen.. you can write on with with special pens and it is linked up with the teachers computer.. I am not explaining the awesome-ness that it really is though:)  we are the only school in the area with this new technology - I cant wait to see how this takes learning to a whole notha level! 

We are already knee deep into homework and learning:) and Treyton seems to be loving the challenge... he has a fundraiser he has started and is super excited about it.. 
the more items he sells the more he could win some amazing prizes!  If you would like to help raise money for our school we would  really appreciate it!  It is super cheap! You can go to this website and take a look-  (click shop online now)


 If you find anything... when you  are ready to check out just fill in Trey's info into the space on the right

Treyton Young
Sierra Vista Elementary 
Upland  CA

*The last day of ordering is Sept 14th*

I would never post something like this if I wasn't fully behind it... Our school is so awesome and we are so lucky to be going there- these fundraisers help fund our kids education!!! 
Cuz.. Like I said.... The children are our Future.... :)  Thanks!! 

P.S. we will owe you big time...and promise to support any fundraisers you have:)