Friday, August 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Dani!!


Guess this will be your best birthday yet...
What a month you have had!!
Hope your day is happy!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Nicki singing What A Wonderful World

Nicki singing, "What A Wonderful World" at Brian and Dani's wedding...

Richie singing I'm Still A Guy

Richie singing, "I'm Still A Guy" at Brian and Dani's wedding...

So Much To Share!!

We have had such a busy summer!! There are so many pictures and I am sure you will get bored with them...but I am posting them anyways.
Because I can! :)

First, and foremost...I am happy to CONGRATULATE Brian and Danielle, on getting married! We are so excited for them. Happy to have Brian join the family. Happy that my sister has finally found her soul mate. Happy that I don't have to tell people anymore, "No, she just hasn't found THE ONE, yet..."
They had a beautiful day, lots of friends and family...and I am sure it is a day they will never forget.

They rented a house for us to stay at while we were down in Gig Harbor for the wedding. (Thanks guys!!) We stayed there with my mom and dad, and Richie and his family came up. It was nice to have everyone together and to not have to travel from hotel to hotel to see each other. The kids played and had a ball.
After the wedding, Rich and Rustie and boys were able to come north for a longer visit. Unfortunately, Loren had to go back to San Diego for Cheer Camp. And Jerad...well, the Marines wanted him back. We got to have John and Justin stay with us. You will see from the pictures that we had a GREAT time...
So...I will stop posting for now...and let the pictures speak for themselves.
I am hoping that Rich and Nicki's 2 videos come up on here...I had them below, and somehow, they disappeared. Must be time for bed...but I will put them back on and hope you don't have trouble with them...
Also, there are some pictures below that I cannot take credit for. Dani's photographer took them, and I will add his name under the pictures so he will get the credit for them. (I don't know protocol on these things...so trying to play it safe.)
If Dani gives me permission...maybe I can post her slideshow that he sent her as well...
Remember, to play any of the videos that I have posted, you will have to pause the player in the right hand column. (The green box...)

Nicki's Meet and Greet with Little Big Town!!

Nicki sang again at the Lynden Fair...she sang both the American and Canadian Anthems...It went GREAT! She was thrilled to hear that they were giving her Meet and Greet Passes to Little Big Town. So, after she sang, she got to go back and meet them. We tried to get Justin in with us...but that didn't work. Sorry Justin!!

Here is her "official" pass...

Little Big Towns bus and trailer...


Trivia...Did you know, the dark hair guy is named Jimi??

Spelled...J...I...M...I...

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Thanks to the Smits and Lagerweys for coming!! :)
Here is little Megan, Ally and Nicki just after...
Ryan was making friends up and down the grandstand. Here he found a
friendly older fellow...who kindly let Ryan rest his arm on his shoulder...


This would be Justin...Doing what he does best...
No explanation here.
I don't know about them California folk...
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California Boy turns Canadian Farmer...

We had tons of fun with Justin staying with us for a few days...
He was a GREAT worker...and the kids are missing him. He is going
home in the morning...sniff sniff...


Our mama kitty, Miss. Molly decided to have her litter of kittens in my van! Nicki left the van door open over night...and Mike shut it for me in the morning. Knowing it had rained the night before, I figured I would air out the fan the next day. Well, imagine my surprise, when I opened the door and found Miss. Molly with 5 new babies! I am thankin' the good Lord that she had them on the floor and NOT on my seat!!
She had 2 more the next night, unfortunately they did not make it. One was born with 1 eye and no ears...and another of the original 5 didn't make it. So now we have 4...and they are doing just fine.

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Tony taking advantage of the U.S./Canada free trade agreement...(Justin...)




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Nicki's favorite time...

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Nicki singing What A Wonderful World

Here is Nicki singing, "What A Wonderful World" at Dani and Brians wedding...
Click below to hear her...You might have to play with the buttons on it to get it to play...
(Don't forget to shut off the music player in the right column...
it is in the green box...)

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You just had to be there...:)




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CONGRATULATIONS MR. & MRS. STATES!!

The day finally arrived and it was amazing...My sister was beautiful.
And she married a great guy.
(The first 3 pictures are not mine. They are by Jon Marshall photography...http://www.jonmarshallphotography.blogspot.com/
Ryan was the ring bearer....he fell asleep on Tony's shoulders just minutes before walking down the isle...








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