JSTETSER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JSTETSER JSTETSER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Building http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782108 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l38542562.jpg"> <BR> Every day I do something to reach my goals in life. <BR> Building a life that is beautiful and satisfying makes all the difference. <BR> My class took some free time to build a tower. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:57:57 EST Good-bye Summer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781381 1. Good bye summer, we had lots of fun <BR> It's hard to believe that you're almost done <BR> Hiking in mountains and swimming at the beach- <BR> But now I have children to teach. <BR> You will be missed, <BR> It is true!... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l532956107.jpg"> <BR> we are expecting a deep frost tonight or tomorrow night. <BR> <em>198</em> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:34:33 EST Encouraging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780783 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1551537947.jpg"> <BR> I am thankful for the beauty in my life. <BR> I am going to make a point of encouraging those around me this morning. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:11:06 EST Morning beauty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780086 Every morning I take at least 1 minute to enjoy my ride to work. <BR> Even on a busy day, it helps me to stay grounded. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1131538607.jpg"> <BR> One minute of peace can make a big difference! <BR> Where is your place of beauty? Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:54:29 EST Mowing the Lawn... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779747 I am thankful today for a wonderful husband who mows the lawn for me all the time. <BR> Today was my first time mowing in about 5 years. <BR> I forgot just how much work it it to mow a lawn.... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l743228353.jpg"> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:43:46 EST Remembering 9/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777682 Hold your precious memories close of meaningful days. <BR> Sift out the pain and loss. <BR> Cling to the goodness and the love forever. <BR> Even on the most horrible of days, find the goodness that God has placed there. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l335153748.jpg"> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:40:01 EST Enjoying Solitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777006 Of all my wonderful friends, I love Solitude the most. <BR> I visit with her every day, if only for a few minutes. <BR> Making friends with Solitude has brought me to other friends: <BR> Peace and <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1887442699.jpg"> Contentment. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:40:17 EST Stretch Like Gumby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775588 It was 7:30, and I needed to give my AMC Jeopardy Game presentation at the lodge. Nothing went according to plan. <BR> People were scattered, and the lesson time helps to bring the group together. The lesson also includes lots of safety information to keep everyone safe during their weekend hikes. <BR> What did I do? I changed the format of my lesson, but still included the same information. Instead of choosing 3 contestants that everyone could root for, anyone could call out an answe... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 05:35:06 EST Sometimes Things that Look Good.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775217 Sometimes things that look inviting are not as good as expected. <BR> I was looking forward to walking out and sitting on the rock on Paradise Point. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1121502127.jpg"> <BR> I took my time, and carefully walked out on the rocks. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1775569424.jpg"> <BR> When I reached my destination, I found out that it was a favorite resting spot for Canadian Geese. You know what it was covered in.... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 14:46:26 EST Looking Forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773746 Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.” <BR> &#8213; Henry David Thoreau <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1974223751.jpg"> Fri, 5 Sep 2014 05:38:28 EST Speed Limits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773073 Take the time to drive the speed limit. It could save you a lot of embarrassment and money! <BR> Take time to also live your life with care. Sometimes the fastest person comes in last, not first. <BR> Take time to be thoughtful and kind today. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1223148458.jpg"> Thu, 4 Sep 2014 05:36:33 EST When I sound most foolish http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772370 The other day I stopped to talk with a neighbor who is a brilliant woman. I don't know why, but I always try to sound intelligent around intelligent people. Needless to say, the harder I tried, the more foolish I sound. One day, I will learn just to be content with who I am. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1102410416.jpg"> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 05:36:30 EST Patience http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772038 Today was a long day where patience was needed. <BR> I still have a lot of school work to got done. <BR> When I get anxious and fretful, I remember my mountain top experiences with my family. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1595050521.jpg"> Tue, 2 Sep 2014 16:36:43 EST Peace! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770886 Today is a quiet day. I need a peaceful day once in a while. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l512068172.jpg"> <BR> I hope that all of my Spark Friends make this day a happy and healthy day too! Mon, 1 Sep 2014 05:41:12 EST Sharing the Mountain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770303 Yesterday I hiked with family who have never hiked a mountain before. I saw Monadnock in a whole new light through their exuberance! We had an awesome day! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1931918729.jpg"> <BR> The best way to stay full of joy is to give it away. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l151405533.jpg"> <BR> My family members do not wish to be mentioned on social media, so these photos are perfect! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.s... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:51:26 EST The Last Hoorah of Summer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769766 Today I climb Mt Monadnock with family-some of whom have never climbed Monadnock before. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2042352388.jpg"> <BR> I have climbed 117 times, and still love it! <BR> Monadnock is my favorite mountain. I find peace and beauty here. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1272604200.jpg"> <BR> Hopefully, I can teach others to love and respect nature too. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l505911116.jpg"> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:13:11 EST Good-bye Summer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769136 Good bye summer, we had lots of fun <BR> It's hard to believe that you're almost done <BR> Hiking in mountains and swimming at the beach- <BR> But now I have children to teach. <BR> You will be missed, <BR> It is true, <BR> But I have important work to do! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l921471545.jpg"> <BR> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:34:30 EST Kindness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768504 Our day goes a lot better when we take the time to be kind to ourselves and to others- <BR> Even when things get a bit messy! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1779001744.jpg"> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:38:29 EST First Day of School http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767828 Baby Lina is not excited about her first day of school. <BR> Today is my first day with students. I would be more excited if summer did not keep tugging on my heart saying "Come and play!" <BR> I suppose most of my students will feel the same way. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l54555361.jpg"> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:39:03 EST Speak the Truth in Love! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767114 <BR> Today I spoke up when I saw that my friend had posted something that was incorrect and harmful. Normally I try to ignore things, but today was different. <BR> I knew that my friend genuinely loves truth, and wants to spread truth, not lies. <BR> Half an hour after I pointed out the fault and the lie, the post was removed. <BR> Sometimes I speak up and am put down and ridiculed. Barbara has a heart of gold, and would never intentionally hurt anyone. Yes, this is a very good day! ... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:40:02 EST Waternomee, a thoughtful hike. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766453 Waternomee is a challenging climb. <BR> First, there is not defined trail. Our first attempt placed us to find this site which is within the boundaries of the White Mountain National Forest, took us to the backside of the Lost River Campground. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l387064146.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l55846241.jpg"> <BR> We followed the internet vague description for 3 hours before deciding to visit the National Forest... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:42:24 EST Crash Site on Waternomee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766079 The hike to Waternomee was the most interesting hike that I have done in years!! <BR> I will write more tomorrow. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1738544914.jpg"> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:16:39 EST Misadventure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764932 Today we hiked a trail that was poorly marked, and did not end up at our desired destination. <BR> Tomorrow we WILl find the plane crash site on Mt Waternomee Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:25:03 EST Learning And Luxury Camping! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764029 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l44844002.jpg"> <BR> We have a small used camper that we take with us on our trips. It is in good shape, and we love it. It allows us to stay where we want to be, and hopefully, one day, we will take the grandkids with us too. <BR> Our next trip will be to the Lost River Boulders and Caves. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1762008209.jpg"> <BR> It is a very beautiful place to visit, with lots of history and science... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:49:32 EST Life Is Like a Camera! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763333 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l437255887.jpg"> <BR> Words to live by! Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:10:11 EST Motivated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762627 There are some things in life that it takes little to motivate me to to. I just love to be out in nature with my husband, so hiking and biking is easy. I deep cleaning, on the other hand, takes more motivation. Here is my motivation! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l102143839.jpg"> <BR> A visit from my son Sam sends me right into a cooking and cleaning spree! Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:38:24 EST Saying good-bye to Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761876 Transitions are important! Take time to prepare for the next phase of your life! <BR> School starts in a week, and I am mentally preparing to go back. <BR> 1/ Clean my desk at home <BR> 2. Start the routine that I will use for the year-my early morning time goes so fast! <BR> 3. Organize my closet. <BR> 4. Pick the last of the berries and freeze them for winter. <BR> 5. Find some fun with friends or family. <BR> Here is a photo of my cousin Joann, a retired teacher still having fu... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:42:27 EST Where are you going? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761228 So often, in today's society, we are careful about telling people on social media where we are going. For the most part, I follow that rule. No one wants to tell a thief that their home is unattended, and risk being robbed. <BR> The other day, however, just of Spark, I said that I would be at the Living History Event in Hillsboro, NH. Consequently, to Spark People spoke up and said that they would be there! <BR> I was able to spend time with Nellie <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 05:53:50 EST Find the beauty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760696 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l290091734.jpg"> <BR> Find the beauty of today, and enjoy it. <BR> Be thankful for what you see! <BR> Let all the preconcieved images of today go~ <BR> and enjoy this beautiful day! Sat, 16 Aug 2014 06:39:20 EST The Governor John B. Smith is back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760063 My husband well dress as The Governor John B Smith for the Living History Event . <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1644366359.jpg"> <BR> I will be dressed as his wife Emma E. Lavender. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1518471709.jpg"> <BR> Together we will give a tour of the Pine Tree Cemetery where President Franklin Pierce and his family is buried. Join us at the Pierce Homestead in Hillsborough, NH tomorrow August 16th at 11 am for the tour... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:51:53 EST Winter Project Finished! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759374 After 6 months of planning, shopping, cutting and sewing, I finished my 1890's skirt. I will be wearing it at this year's Living History Event as Emma E. Lavender Smith. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l559811146.jpg"> <BR> My husband will be The Governor John Butler Smith. He was NH's governor from 1893-1895. <BR> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:53:29 EST Robin Williams' Wise Words http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758695 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1408633378.jpg"> <BR> Rest in peace my friend. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:48:42 EST Slippery Slopes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758016 What goes up, must come down, but how we hike down a mountain is for us to decide. We slowly descended the slippery slope of Mt. Madison. It was a rainy Monday, and we had no desire to rush this trail, and fall. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1415365537.jpg"> <BR> The trails were quiet. We took the Air Line Trail down, and were rewarded with a cool breeze, and a few views. The start of the trail was not rewarding at all. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:59:56 EST Madison Spring Hut http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757300 A hut stay is always educational and entertaining. On a full night at Madison Spring Hut, you find 70 people from all walks of life relaxing from their long hike up the mountain. Families, friends and thru hikers all gather for a beautiful meal and to discuss their experience of hiking in. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l376481106.jpg"> <BR> There is also the six member hut croo who cook and care for the guests. Some of the most interesting and intelligent people t... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:58:58 EST Foggy Hike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756714 Sometimes hiking up a trail can be more challenging than expected. Our trip to Madison Spring Hut became a mysterious hike through fog, over slippery stones, and the threat of worse weather on the way. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1273832744.jpg"> <BR> Sometimes the anticipation of the storm fills me with excitement. Will we make it to the hut dry or soaked? Only time will tell as we make our way up the Valley Trail. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 06:35:13 EST Common Ground http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756185 I found the nicest little coffee shop near Bar Harbor Maine called Common Ground. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l643887814.jpg"> <BR> Their specialty is popovers. It is run on donations, and the profits go to help struggling families on the island. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1816556175.jpg"> <BR> Great food, and great people! Sat, 9 Aug 2014 08:06:50 EST Sun Dried Sheets! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751495 Energy consumption is on everyone’s minds. Clean energy is an important issue for our environment and our country. <BR> The cleanest energy comes from the sun. I utilize my clothesline on an almost daily basis. <BR> There is nothing better than sleeping on sun dried sheets. Overalls are just noisy in the drier. Hang them on the line, and the noise is gone. On a sunny day, they dry in two hours. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1623493144.jpg"> Sat, 2 Aug 2014 05:59:36 EST Children http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750847 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l576942793.jpg"> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 06:38:28 EST Tummy Trouble http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750126 One of my good friends gave me some home made dandelion wine to try. It went down easily, but was too rough on my stomach. It will take some time to get my stomach back in balance. <BR> I am a very infrequent drinker, and need to stick with just a regular glass of wine. <BR> <BR> All things in moderation is a good way to live a life of balance. <BR> Enjoy your day! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l632104262.jpg"> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:56:33 EST Baby Smiles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749410 Baby smiles are the most honest smiles <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l417088464.jpg"> <BR> Either a child likes you, or not. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l332100308.jpg"> <BR> When you open your heart up to a child, you are often rewarded with love in return. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1358439716.jpg"> <BR> Take the time to smile at someone today, then watch for the smile to come back to you! Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:16:43 EST ACTION ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748690 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1177818925.jpg"> <BR> Today is a day to take action! <BR> Reach for your dreams with action today! Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:11:15 EST Take your TIME!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747969 Don't rush through the mountains~ <BR> Life is a journey, not a race! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l268977111.jpg"> <BR> Notice the flowers and the fields, <BR> Trees and shrubs. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1600326169.jpg"> <BR> Feel the soft breeze, and <BR> the bitter cold rain. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1361257764.jpg"> <BR> Hike and run, <BR> but do not rush <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:04:41 EST Hiking boots http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747641 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l618144071.jpg"> <BR> I just got home from a 4 day vacation with lots of hiking in the White Mountains. I volunteered as the Information Volunteer at Mizpah Hut on the Appalachian Trail. <BR> What fun! Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:56:59 EST Choice, Chance, Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745432 It all starts with making a choice. <BR> Decide what has to change. <BR> Take the chance! <BR> Put forth the effort to become something better! <BR> Change will come based on our decisions and our effort to commit to them. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l409201105.jpg"> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:47:36 EST Camping at Gilson Pond http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744681 I found the most beautiful place to camp, and it is on my favorite mountain, Mt. Monadnock! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l588030280.jpg"> <BR> We camped on Sunday and Monday nights. The campground was fairly empty. I loved the quiet! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l827048893.jpg"> <BR> There are sites with electricity, and sites without. All sites are very large with lots of privacy. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:05:28 EST GREAT News! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744269 My son and his wife both passed their medical board exams. <BR> We just found out 5 minutes ago. <BR> Congrats Dr. Mom and Dr. Dad! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l535857739.jpg"> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:37:19 EST Special People http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742513 "We must hold in our minds these utterly contradictory thoughts: not one of us matters at all; each of us is infinitely precious." -- Jane Emily Bowers <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1189668396.jpg"> <BR> Today I am thankful for my two sisters, Donna and Amanda, and how special they made my wedding day more than 7 years ago (April 14, 2007). Sun, 20 Jul 2014 06:02:44 EST Poor Bear http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741906 There is an injured young bear in the woods near my home. He limps around, and now is becoming a nuisance. I am no longer able to run down our dirt roads in peace. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l625255751.jpg"> <BR> I feel bad for the poor bear. He needs some medical attention, and perhaps Fish and Game will tranquilize the bear and look at him. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1278568872.jpg"> <BR> In the mean time, I have to find altern... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 06:10:19 EST An Important Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741237 After a short family walk to the Church, Lina was christened. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2020976645.jpg"> <BR> It was a simple ceremony with friends and family present. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1745264914.jpg"> <BR> It was a peaceful time where we placed this precious child in the hands of God. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2053468803.jpg"> <BR> The Godfather flew in from Iraq to be here. <BR> Friends... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:59:54 EST The echo~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740511 Be careful what you send out- <BR> It will come back to you. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1063947314.jpg"> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:41:01 EST