Saturday, April 30, 2011

John Lammer

I'm sad to share that Tom's dad died on Thursday. We met John over 15 years ago when Annette and Tom first started dating. He and Tom's mom Theresa have always been very welcoming and hospitable whenever we saw them. We have enjoyed many dinners over the years at their place and have celebrated many wonderful occasions together, along with some sad ones as well. Just two weeks ago, we were invited to share the occasion of his 70th birthday. While it was difficult to see him not feeling well, it was wonderful to see his friends and family come together to celebrate John and his life. He was a well respected man in his community as we heard about many times that evening. He and Theresa raised two great sons and they are a tribute to his legacy. He will be missed by many!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Birthday, Kurtis!

April 18 is a special day in our family... the day that Kurtis Thomas came into our lives to bless us all. It's hard to believe how quickly time passes and yet again, that spring day seems quite some time ago. Kurtis is growing into a wonderful young pre-teen (yikes!). Learning about how things work around him have always been a strength of his. He has such an inquisitve mind! I also love to see how is continuing to develop such a caring and kind way about him. We are proud of him, Tom and Katharine are proud of him, his grandparents are proud of him and we know his mom would be proud of him too. So many people love you, Kurtis! Happy Birthday! xoxo