Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day from us....

We love you Dad - We love you Grandpa - and Joel we honor and appreciate the day to day sacrifice you make for us without complaint! May you truly feel our love and know how grateful we are for your love and faithfulness. I thank you for being the example to Jude of who God the Father do it better than you could ever realize...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sweet summer....welcome!

Joel and I have made an intense effort lately to make our time together with Jude and one another a priority. Not only is a new little child coming along to rock our worlds...but its our last summer with JUST one child in our home.

I am excited to say we're meeting our goal...playing outside a TON...being active with our amazing church family....planning an entire 9-day vacation where we are making memories together, enjoying the warm weather while it lasts, and seizing each moment we have together.

Here are a couple of shots of our summer so far...celebrated Joel's bday with a surprise dinner...did Crepes for lunch...and walked the Coventry Street Fair together too!

Coming up....Melissa Milroy's wedding on the 4th of July....loads of July Birthdays....and an Author's Show on July 27th at the Beachland Ballroom.

Hope you are making the most of your time together too....

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A new role...

Well, after years in the corporate world under the Marriott Sales umbrella, I gave it all up for ministry/mommyhood. While it has been utterly and 100% worth it, I do miss the work world. I miss the networking lunches, afterhours get-togethers, and the morning reports.

Joel and I have been brainstorming ways to utilize those desires and put them into a more suitable role. We've decided to plunge ahead with Joel's side freelance business, Joel Miller Design (catchy name, eh). I remember when Joel was in college-Kendall College of Art and Design-and the thoughts/dreams he had about what he would do with his degree. It's remarkable to think that each of his dreams would come true:

1-He would have a steady job with insurance to provide for his family (Thanks Twist Creative Incorporated)
2-He would have ability to do some side freelance work as well

So, recently we've decided how I can fit into those dreams...I am pregnant with our next baby so going to back to work isn't an I've recently been hired as Joel's assistant. Yep, he's my boss. So far so good! :) With what he has learned from TWIST and what I've learned about design from him...we think we can make a great team...he with the "raw talent" and me with the proactive sales experience.

So, friends...who read this, keep an eye out for us. Joel's work and portfolio can be found at
and we're both on LinkedIn as well. Network with us and we'll network with you!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009's been real

Jude was saddened to hear that T-Bone was not just "resting" in his bowl last Friday, May 29th...yes, folks...T-Bone is no longer with us....but instead in the loving arms of his fishy saviour....

Jude attempted to resurrect him a few times in prayer..."God make T-Bone ALIVED again!" But to no avail..

We are getting all sorts of ideas and recommendations on a new fish for him....for now, we shall mourn.

For those who knew T-Bone, you knew he was a fish that swam with gusto, ate his food in moments, and truly enjoyed being talked to by his favorite 4-yr old. Oh are so so so missed...even by Joel!