Thursday, September 11, 2008

6 Years Ago

Wow...it has been 5 days since I last blogged. Why? Because I have had a lot on my plate and a lot on my mind. I just haven't felt like writing. But something has happened that I can't allow to pass without a good blog. My Snapper has turned 6!

It seems but a breath of time since we welcomed Snapper into the world. And what a delight she has been to our family in these 6 years! She adds so much to the unit that is us. Her curiosity keeps my mind active and busy, searching for answers to the never-ending questions. She delights and entertains me with the funny things she says. She reminds me so much of myself at this age! She humbles me when she mirrors my bad attitudes and behaviors. She inspires me to grow closer to God, to trust with the faith of a child. She brings joy. What else can I say? I'm thankful for my sweet daughter.



Age 5 has been quite a year for Snapper. Here's a list of highlights from her year.

Started kindergarten at a wonderful Christian school
Learned how to cheer at cheerleading camp and then cheered at one of her school's varsity football games!
Sang a solo in her school Christmas program
Welcomed several friends and family who visited us
Lost her first tooth
Took trips to Spokane, Portland, and Tennessee
Experienced snow in Little Rock
Got a new kitty
Donated her hair to Locks of Love in memory of her Grammy
Won Clubber of the Year in Awana
Got baptized
Learned to swim well enough to jump off the diving board alone!
Auntie Debbie moved in with us
Started 1st grade in our homeschool
Started in Children's Theater at church
Gained 3 pounds and grew 3 inches!

I invite you to take a look back at Snapper's year. I have prepared a slideshow for you at snapfish.com. You'll have to create an account if you don't have one. But it's free and only takes a minute. I hope you enjoy it!

http://www2.snapfish.com/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=239651090/a=102508546/t_=102508146

1 comment:

rachelruelas said...

Emily, you are such a light and an encouragement... just watching your slide show encouraged me. God has blessed you emensly. It's obvious and aparent. You can see it in the eyes of your Children, the smiles of your family and the beauty that you and Matt share in your Romance. I am thankful to have reconnected with you and to call you friend.
-Rachel