Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas...










Merry Christmas from our family to yours.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November...

Life has been incredibly busy over the past few months, but we are doing well. Chloe continues to amaze me with all that she is learning. She recently started walking and is learning new words everyday.

We spent Thanksgiving in Houston this year and had a good time with family.



With the Gorman Girls



My dad has been volunteering with a hospice group, and Chloe and I went to visit some of his "old lady friends" while we were in Houston. Chloe was a hit and it was interesting to watch her stare so intently at the grandmothers when they held her. It looked as if she was peering deep into their souls.


Ms. Nelda

Ms. Nelda's husband was a pilot in the Air Force way back when and it was neat to share Air Force experiences with her. She has been to Osan, Korea and Misawa, Japan (two of the bases where we were stationed) years ago. She has bone cancer and was "not supposed to make it" to Thanksgiving. She has a strong faith in Christ and it was great to be able to discuss "life lessons" with her. She is 100% coherent and very witty and humorous. Chloe sat in her lap for a long time. We waited too long to get the camera out (it was nap time and she was growing impatient quickly at the end of our visit).

Ms. Dottie


Early morning after Thanksgiving


She Walks

We are looking forward to some downtime over the holidays. Thanks for checking up on us.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Legacy...

A friend of ours recently wrote an article for Wives in Bloom about leaving a legacy.

Click the link to read her writing.

Thank you, Melissa.

http://wivesinbloom.com/2010/10/legacy/

Saturday, October 23, 2010

September/October...

Chloe and I spent the last week of September in Florida. We visited some friends from college in Daytona Beach and then ventured to Orlando and spent a day at Disney World.

At the Airport

Daytona Beach

Disney World
Pool at Disney's Yacht Club

The first weekend in October, Team SaraStrong had a strong showing at the Houston Komen Race for the Cure. We had a huge turnout and had a great time.



The next weekend (Oct 10), Team SaraStrong made an appearance at the Phoenix, AZ race (we did not make it to Arizona). Luke Air Force Base is the training base for F-16s, so lots of our friends from Korea and Japan are stationed there.


Team SaraStrong - Phoenix

The third weekend of October, we were in Dallas for another Komen race. The Fox 4 news station wanted to do a one year follow up on Chloe, so we talked to them after the race.


Before we left Dallas, we stopped by the Dallas Arboretum for some pics at their pumpkin patch.


This past weekend, Team SaraStrong was in Misawa, Japan for a Breast Cancer Awareness Run (Chloe and I didn't make it to that one either).


Team SaraStrong - Misawa


I have stayed busy with work, but Chloe has been enjoying her time with "T" (her Nanny Tracy). Here is a cute pic from one of their recent shopping trips.
At the Gap

Chloe and I are doing well. Though September brought many memories from the past, we made it through and are looking to the future. Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers. Look for another update in November.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Komen for the Cure...

The Dallas Komen team has reached out once again and is spreading "Sara's story." This video will be showing in the DFW area before the race on October 16, 2010.



If you feel compelled to donate, click here to go to my Komen fundraising page.

We would love to have you join Team SaraStrong. We will be walking in Houston and Dallas. If you would like to walk with us, click the city name to go to the sign-up page.

Thank you!

Chloe hopes to see you on race day.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Eleven Months Old...

Chloe is 11 months old today. I cannot believe how fast she has grown up and changed over the course of the past 11 months. We are having a good time together and she keeps me laughing.

Here are a few videos from the past few weeks.






Here are some recent photos we had taken. Kelly Hornberger, a friend from high school, came out to the lake and took some family photos for us over Memorial Day Weekend.




One of Chloe's aunts (commonly referred to as "Cousin Amy") made her this Rhinestone Cross Outfit. It reminded me of one of Sara's shirts that she wore at her head shaving party a year prior (almost to the date).

May 30, 2010

June 6, 2009