Sunday, June 27, 2010

A golden anniversary

I love my mom and dad so much. They are wonderful parents and have a marriage that is a great example to all five of their children. They celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 18, 2010.

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

Friday, June 25, 2010

All grown up

This cute little curly-haired boy... 21 years old today. Happy Birthday to our oldest child, Kenneth. We love you.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

His and hers

I mentioned in my last post that Tom and I had our 24th anniversary earlier this month. Here is how we chose to commemorate this milestone:


...and hers.

It's a first for both of us. We feel like such rebels... with a cause. :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Our social scene

We had a rather busy social scedule the last couple of weeks. Here are some pictures from a few of our activites. Last weekend, the girls went to two different birthday parties. The first one was a bowling party with their second cousin (or third or fourth; anyway, she's related to us), Moira.

The next day, they went to a party for their new friend, Maddie. Maddie's parents are hoping to adopt from Africa some day soon, and they live in a nearby town.

And finally, Tom and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary last week. We went out for dinner at a nice Italian restaurant and enjoyed ourselves very much. Later this week I'll post more about how we're commemorating our anniversary!

This last picture is totally unrelated to the rest of the post. It's a picture of the twins' "new" beds with their cute lady bug quilts. These beds were Tom's when he was a little boy, and Kenneth used them, too. We got these new spreads when the twins moved into their own room a month or so ago. Candace made the beds and picked up the room all by herself while I was out with Anna and Sarah.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Home one year... and forever.

One year ago today, after 20+ hours of flying and a 45 minute drive from Eppley Airfield in Omaha to rural Ashland... Candace Selam and Sarah Fikir walked through the door of their forever home.

It's good.