"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."


November, here in the blink of an eye...

Wow, I can't believe Thanksgiving is nearly here. Then Christmas and before you know it we're starting off 2006 and birthdays again. :)

We went to Corpus a few weeks ago. Although it was last minute, and I hate doing these kind of things last minute, it was such a nice break. We saw his grandma and went to the beach. Yes, it was that warm. lol. The kids had a great time and I thanked Gabriel for being so spontaneous.

The kids are growing up too fast. Nicholas got his first haircut today. Gabriel came back home with an envelope full of his curls. :( He is a spitting image of Seth, I think. Seth is going to be 5 in March and starting K soon! And Olivia is mid-way through her first year of school. Valerie is talking up a storm, but of course the only audible words are baba, mama and dada. :) At the rate she's going, she'll be talking for Nicholas.

Here are some recent pics of the kids. Holiday pictures will be taken next week and cards sent out soon. I love the holiday season.