Monday, April 23, 2012

Celebrating good times!

 

 

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This past week my oldest son was promoted to Captain.  There are just no words to express how excited and proud we were of him.

 

 

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He was so thoughtful as he thanked everyone and brought roses for his beautiful bride, his two little princesses and even for me. Talk about melting a mom’s heart!

 

 

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  Then it was off to the Zoo to celebrate the day and enjoy the spectacular spring weather.

 

 

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To my surprise while we were walking around I spotted the cutest little monkeys climbing around in the huge live oaks.

 

 

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Yes…I’ve never seen any cuter monkeys in my life!

 

 

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After a long walk we stopped to watch the giraffe’s feeding.  Then my son wanted to watch the alligator's having lunch.

 

 

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That steak was a little bit under cooked for my taste, and I was a bit nervous seeing how close that zoo attendant was getting to those gators. 

 

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And then one of them got loose and we asked Karli if she wanted to feed him!  Notice how valiantly my wonderful husband held his mouth open!

 

 

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The kids were officially worn out after that event, so we strolled off to see the otters at play.

 

 

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My sweet daughter in love took this picture of my son, Kayla and me.  Here sits one proud momma!

 

 

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On the way out of the Zoo Karli was thrilled to see this peacock.

 

 

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After chasing him around for a little while, he finally stopped to show us this amazing display of beauty! Truly this is the handy work of God.

 

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32 comments:

Lynn said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so exciting!
Know that I'm praying so at this end!
Revelation 7:16-17 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
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Southern Gal said...

Congratulations to him...and you! Lovely pictures as always.

Женя Joy_L said...

Congratst to your family!
So sweet children you have-)))
Hugs,Jane

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

What an accomplishment!!! Congrats to him!!!!!

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

Congratulations to your son and his family! What a gorgeous collection of photos. Looks like you had a really fun day. :-) Thanks for sharing!

Jill Wellington said...

Wow..that was an exciting and special day! Wonderful photos you captured.

Toma said...

Congratulations! You have a beautiful family!

Kelly Smith said...

What a wonderful accomplishment and a fantastic celebration. Nice to see that you were on both sides of the camera. I know for me I often need to be reminded that my children do/will want pictures of me not just pictures I took.

Carly said...

Congratulations to your son and his family! You must be so proud. I love the peacock pictures.

Meg said...

Congratulations to your son! What an accomplishment! We are so thankful for his service to our country and the sacrifices he and his family make!

Erika B said...

Congratulations to your son! I can understand that you are very proud. Love the girls little dresses!

Erika B

Danelle said...

I can see why you are so proud of your son. Buying roses for everyone--what a gentleman! And I love all of your fun zoo pictures.

Nancy said...

Congratulations to your son -- you must be very proud of him. :)

betty manousos said...

what an accomplishment!

congrats to him! and you!

exceptional photos! i love them all of them.

happy wednesday.

NatureFootstep said...

a great day it seems. Except for the crocks.

homeschoolceo said...

Congratulations to him. How wonderful! Great pics as always ;)

Lynn said...

Continuing to lift up prayers!
Psalms 71:1-3 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me. Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
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deb duty said...

Congratulations to Jason! Something to be very proud of! The trip to the zoo looks like so much fun. I wonder if I can talk my guys into going before it gets too hot. You really captured some wonderful pictures to remember this awesome day!

Elena said...

Sounds like a fantastic day! You must be very proud. You have some great pictures here!

Adeena said...

Congrats to your son! That's exciting! :D

And I love the shot of the peacock. :)

Buckeroomama said...

Congratulations on your son's promotion! You have a very lovely family, Susan. The girls are just adorable! :)

Lei said...

That is one beautiful peacock! Congrats for the well-deserved promotion and what beautiful family you have!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Beautiful family! Have a great day!

Sherrie
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Elaine A. said...

Oh WOW, that peacock is amazing!!!

And yes, super cute monkeys for sure.

Congratulations to your son.

p.s. I always wondered how your grandchildren look SO much like you and I figured it out - your DIL resembles you too, so that makes total sense! ;)

Deborah said...

such a fabulous day! and your great captures will forever be a reminder!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

What wonderful and blessed day you all had. Love those cute monkeys in the trees! Congrats on your son's success.

Lea Hunt said...

Awe, how wonderful. Congrats! You have a beautiful family, Susan. These pictures are so beautiful!

Lynn said...

True comfort comes only from the Lord! Praying that the Lord will bless you with His comfort right now.
Psalms 71:20-21 Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth. Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
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Kris @ beyond the whiskers said...

Sounds like you had a very busy time, filled with love and fun. Congrats to your son and the rest of your family!

And wow...that was one scary picture with the alligator! I agree with you...a little too close for comfort!

Life with Kaishon said...

Congratulations to him Miss Susan! You look like you are 30 in the picture. Seriously. No joke. You are beautiful!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

PS- you have a beautiful family.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

PS- you have a beautiful family.