Sunday, June 28, 2009
Hillary, we wish you safe travels and we are so happy for you! What a wonderful opportunity - we hope you enjoy yourself....God be with you!
We have 10 nieces and nephews that we love and adore so much, so it gives us pride to brag on them a little bit!
:) Uncle John & Aunt Riley
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
:) Riley and John
Thursday, June 18, 2009
My stepdad, Armando, and I - this picture is a couple of years old, but a cute one! I'm so very lucky that you are my stepdad!
This is John and his Dad (Mark) - this was taken before John's brother's (Jason) college graduation last May. John loves to spend time outdoors with his Dad when we go visit them in Arkansas - great bonding time.
Mark and I before the Christmas Eve service last year. There were other people in the picture, but I just focused in on the two of us standing together. I jokingly call him "Pa-in-law" and he lovingly calls me "Riley B".
We also want to remember our grandfathers on this special day. I miss my Grandpa and Flash so very much, but have so many wonderful memories of both of them. John only had the opportunity to know one of his grandfathers (his Mom's Dad), but he has great memories of him as well.
Calvin also wanted me to thank John for being such a good "Doggy Daddy". He said thanks for feeding him, playing with him, petting him, brushing him, walking him, giving him treats, snuggling with him, taking naps with him...he said you take such good care of him and he loves you very much! He's a lucky dog. Calvin even got John a card and St. Louis Cardinals coffee mug for Father's Day - how thoughtful!
We love you all!
:) Riley and John
Next is a little hallway that leads into my home office, guest room and guest bathroom. We painted it two summers ago and have been trying to spruce it up. We started the "family photo wall", but want to add many more pictures - it's a start though. The cross wall is a collection of crosses that we have been given as gifts, bought on vacations/trips or mark special events...they all have a story and we hope to hang many more here!
Lastly...this really isn't a room, but it's a fun place indeed - our game closet! This closet was labeled "pantry" on the floor plan, but it's in the hallway away from the kicthen and didn't make sense. So we decided this would be our game and toy closet and they were kind enough to build a pantry shelf in the laundry room. We have A LOT of games - of all kinds and for all ages and we LOVE to play game, obviously! We also have puzzles, toys, coloring books, colors, play-dough...come over for fun and games. The shoe rack on the door holds smaller games - card games, decks of cards, dominoes, handheld games, scorepads...you get the idea. And because I'm an organizing freak - each pocket is labeled with what is in it!I believe next week is the master bedroom! Be sure to check out the other rooms at http://www.kellyskornerblog.com/. Have a super, duper weekend!
Until we meet again...
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Here are pictures of the guest bathroom...