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Feb 19, 2010

Video/Pictures ~ My Treasures While I Smile Through Tears

'Just visiting my kids through photos and video this morning.
This is the summer of Avery's bad haircut. I tried to tell him it didn't look too bad. But he didn't believe me. It was kind of bad. Notice the "little brother's" fingers...(Click to enlarge top picture.)
The Christmas of the Wii and Andrew's fake tattoo.

Christmas 2008 ~ Skateboard "heaven"

Christmas 2009 ~ Heaven
A little video of our last ski trip December '08. It is the last time we will ski with Andrew here. It was the trip that One Fine Man broke his leg. Clearly, I do not know how my camera works.


This is video Audra took on our summer trip to San Antonio in 2008. Andrew usually had a "candy stash." I decided the boys could grow their hair long through the summer...a little shaggy but who cares? Not I.


  1. Thank you for continuing to share your beautiful memories and children with us.
    Sending prayers, hugs, and love,

  2. Beautiful ones...I miss you Andrew. Yeah me, the weird lady who never met you...I miss you.

  3. Andrew usually had a "candy stash."

    He was a young man after my own heart! Beautiful pictures to share!


  4. I loved these. I did notice those little fingers before you pointed them out, haha. You could just see his little personality. And a candy stash? I love that too. Hugs, Debbie

  5. Loved the photos and videos!

    Candy stashes do help on long road trips!

  6. Beautiful family wonderful music, I know you are waiting on the Lord Melanie, he is with you all the time my friend, it is because of him that you have faith to see you through this painful time...Hugs

  7. I love how the guys wouldn't do their raps for their sister. That is such a brother thing. I'll bet soon as the camera was off they were singing.

    Sweet memories indeed!

    Hey - I have been off of sugar for 4 days! I am doing it for 10 days. I'm doing the Daniel fast. You inspired me. :-)

  8. I love "everyday family stuff" !!
    How precious to have the photos! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Beautiful Friend,

    The pictures, the videos, the wonderful song...absolutely breathtakingly beautiful to my tear-filled eyes, my ears and engorged heart...yes, I too, love your sweet Andrew, you... beautiful one and your precious family.

    You and your family are always in my mind, heart and prayers.

  10. XOXOXO ... Keep sharing, we're here for you.

  11. That first picture is just too precious. I enjoyed your post. Donnie is great.

  12. Special memories. Loved the videos. Thanks for sharing those with us. Love you and still praying for you and your sweet family.

  13. Simple but beautiful family memories, Melanie. My prayers for you and your family continue.

    And for the record, I can't imagine a long care trip without candy.

  14. I just stopped by to see how you were doing. I read all of your posts on this page, watched all videos, and viewed all the pictures. No words, just a hug and to let you know that you are still in my prayers.

  15. I really enjoy the privilege of stepping into your family via pictures. I gives me a better idea of what a special guy Andrew was and is to all of you. It also helps me to better appreciate each and every one in my family as long as we have them here.