Monday, August 22, 2011

Garage Sale for Ryker....

What an amazing turnout the garage sale was. We had tons of people who donated items as well as money to raise money for the Carr family. I also thought it would be a good time to teach Jase about helping others so he had a lemonade stand as well as hot dog and chips. He had so much fun and I believe he felt good as he saw his money jar fill up. We had tons of people who dropped by just to donate money which was so awesome to see given they didn't even know Ryker or the Carr family. I would like to use this posting to thank those that did help. Joyce Bertoch, Michelle and Jamie Bilton, Sheila and Jeremy Haines,  Laura  Lee Crandall,  Jill St. John, Janna Beth LaFever, all donated items to the garage sale. Thank you so much.My aunt Brenda helped in such a big way. She used her vacation time to help me with the garage sale as well as with Jase and Joel. I totally could not have done this with out her help. We were able to raise $720. We sold most things and what we did not sale I am donating to the National Children's Cancer Society, so their items will go to help out another great cause. Below are a few photos I was able to take, we were consistently busy so there are only a few....

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Celebrating 8 years.....

Our 8th Wedding Anniversary!! We spent the evening at Sullivans in Leawood. A fabulous meal and a great atmosphere with soft lighting and a piano player for the background music. We enjoyed a meal with out any interruptions and nice conversations.

The moment I met Andrew I knew he was a catch. Our connection was unlike any other connection I had ever had. I knew way before Andrew that we would be married someday. Our wedding day was fabulous. Unlike most girls I didn't have a dream about what kind of wedding I wanted I just knew I wanted to marry someone that cared about me and helped me be a better person. Our wedding was perfect! Our honeymoon was spent in Niagara Falls Canada. We stayed in a fabulous penthouse overlooking the Falls. Then we explored Canada and stayed at a fabulous Bed and Breakfast.

These years together have been fabulous. Yes some hard times but defiantly not as many as the best times.

Below are photos of these past 11 years together.
When our romance high school graduation party. Andrew surprised me by driving from K-State to come.

Andrew's College Graduation 2001
Peppercorn Duck Club dinner July 2002

Moments before Andrew purposed November 2002

After wedding rehearsal Aug. 8th 2003

Our wedding day Aug. 9th 2003

Our first Christmas as husband and wife 2003
K-State Bowl Game 2003 Tempe, AZ. We drove straight thru from KS-AZ. Our first road trip!

Celebrating our 5th Wedding Anniversary in Mexico
K-State Football 2008

Easter 2011

Celebrating our 8th Wedding Anniversary