Monday, July 21, 2008

Oakley's Been Tagged!

Oakley was tagged by her blogging buddy, Flower. I followed Flower's journey home to her family and have kept up with her because she's just too precious and her family is way too cool. Check out their vacation escapades -- never a dull moment!! Sawyer LOVES their VW bus!!

Anyway, Oakley and I sat down this afternoon and she provided all the answers to the questions. You'll see for yourself that I didn't edit these.

Oakley Xinxiang Curd

Age: I'm three years old. I'm almost 4.

Favorite Activities: I like to paint. I like to color. I draw pictures and play in my room. I like to get messy. I play outside and ride my bicycle.

Favorite Foods: corn, muffins, yogurt, pineapple

Least Favorite Foods: I don't like snakes. But I like cheeseburgers. Sometimes I don't like mustard.

Favorite Music: ABC's, God Bless America, I am 16 ... going on 17 (from Sound of Music), and I like Mary Poppins

Favorite Toys: my dollhouse, puzzles, games and Hungry Hippo, Hi Ho Cheerio, my bitty baby and her stroller -- she's so cute

Favorite Books: Fancy Nancy, Goodnight Moon, Popcorn, and that Polar Bear book

Favorite Items of Clothing: my princess shirt, my princess dress, my princess slipper shoes (are you beginning to see the pattern?)

What Makes Me Happy: dancing, books, Mommy, Sullivan, Hagan, Daddy, stinky dog Scrabble (insert giggle), my brother Sawyer

What Makes Me Sad: when my belly hurts, when I miss Mommy (be still my heart)

I TAG: Claire, Emery, Caeleigh, and Lily

And on a side, note, these photos are for you, Lynn. Oakley is modeling an original Livi Lu creation and we LOVE IT!! This may be THE cutest top I've ever seen and Lynn, you need to send some business cards my way so I ca
n pass them out for you. You are, oh, so talented!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008

A Brother's Love

Precious brother
can you see
What the Lord has given you and me?
The chance to grow
and find our way;
But, still we cannot
stay away.

Not just a name
upon a tree.
The Lord has made us
To share our lives
both good and bad,
To come together
happy or sad.

A helping hand
within our grasp,
A friendship that you know
will last.
Not just a name
upon a tree;
The Lord has made us

Thankful I shall always be,
The Lord has made you
brother to me.

--Brenda Darlene Kijowki

Friday, July 4, 2008

Patriotic Concert

Last night we joined family and friends at a Patriotic Concert on the beautiful grounds of Transylvania University and Gratz Park. This annual event is one of our favorites -- a time for picnicking, playing in the fountains, enjoying the music of the Lexington Philharmonic and Lexington singers, and participating in some Grand Ole' Flag waving.

My good friend, Sherry, and her beautiful family were in from Utah and we really enjoyed spending the evening with them. Sawyer and her oldest son, Adam, have been friends since they were preschoolers.

After they moved to Utah, Sawyer and Adam maintained a special friendship and bond, with the ability to "pick up right where they left off," even after spending time apart for months- on-end. Adam vacationed with us many summers, and Sawyer vacationed with them on many occasions. These boys have grown into young adults right before our eyes, and I'm so proud of who they've become.

Sawyer and Adam decided last night to run in the Bluegrass 10,000 footrace this morning -- this annual event is part of our community's Fourth of July Celebration, and most of the runners train for months in preparation. Adam didn't even bring running shoes, so he and Sawyer left the concert early to purchase shoes at a local sporting goods store. Sawyer spent the night with him last night and they headed down bright and early for the race, which began at 7:30am. Once there, they decided they were really too tired to run because they stayed up all night talking and catching up.

So instead of running, they headed to the Krispy Kreme store and munched on donuts while watching the runners round the first mile-marker. Teenagers!

Happy Fourth of July
to you and your family.

God Bless America!!

Favorite Photo Friday

On the dock at Dale Hollow Lake.