Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March 17th, 2002

Dave proposed eight years ago today on a rooftop in Gaeta, Italy. We went to Italy to visit Dave's brother and sister-in-law over Spring Break and little did I know (I only hoped) that I would come home engaged to the most wonderful man in the world. Here are a couple of pics that I scanned from our trip.

This is a recreation. The official proposal was in the evening and I was wearing a t-shirt and pajama pants. Oh, so romantic! Dave's brother was stationed at the Naval bas in Gaeta and the apartment that they rented allowed them access to this rooftop patio that overlooked the Mediterranean Sea.

Nice view, huh?

Rebekah & Don on one of our many outings as we explored Italy.

A scenic view from the highest point on Capri...Mount Solaro. We rode chair lifts through the clouds. Needless to say, it was amazing.

A beautiful shot of Gaeta. This was a trip we will never forget.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

bragging about my zoey michele

My sweet Zoey Michele is 3 years old and such a little lady. She amazes me everyday with her sweet heart. Not only is she gorgeous, she is incredibly smart, too. She can count to 20 and has almost mastered counting to 30. She can also count to 10 in Spanish...thank you Miss Katie! She recognizes all her letters and can spell her first and last name. She has memorized 5 Bible verses and LOVES her Sunday School teachers. She loves to watch Veggie Tales, Sesame Street and the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse but loves to be outside even more. When we go for walks she likes to ride her big girl bike with training wheels or push her babies in their stroller. She makes friends with everyone she sees and wants to know everyone's name. She definitely challenges me with her three-year-old moments, but she blesses me more times than I can count. She is funny with a desire to entertain and she is tender and wants to make sure everyone is doing alright. She is a peacemaker and cares for her sister with a tenderness I could have never anticipated. She loves to teach and finds great joy in seeing Ruby master a skill. She has a great imagination, too...just ask her imaginary friend, Norga. :) I could go on and on about how amazing this kiddo is. I can't believe I'm her mom and I have the privilege of hanging with her everyday. Thank you, Lord, for the best job in the world. I love you, Zoey Michele!