Monday, January 21, 2008

My Family

Let me take a moment to introduce the most precious people in my world.

Alisha Riding or better known as Ali is my oldest daughter. Ali can make anyone laugh, she loves to hike and spend time with friends. Ali is always an adventure waiting to happen. There is never a dull moment when she is around.

Right now she is living in Arizona and working hard. We miss you and wish you were here.

Deborah Riding oops I mean Deborah Jewett. Deborah has the most beautiful and engaging smile. Deborah and Kasey were married on Aug 4th 2007. Deborah loves to read, spend time with friends, go to movies and go to Kasey's cabin with his family. She went fishing for the first time last summer and loved it. Deborah has a passion for travel and recently went to Washington with her girlfriends. And let the fun begin.

James is 17 and a Junior in High School. His passion in life is drawing and he is very good at it. He loves hanging out with his friends, making movies and playing with his younger brother Craig (when he's in the mood). James is also very good with computers, I think that runs in the family (ha ha, that does not come from me).

Makenna is 16, she is a sophmore in High School. She is my social bug. When she was little we called her jabberwalkie. Kenna love's concert's, friends and basicly anything that involves friends. Need I say more. She has a passion for photography and myspace. Most of the photos on my computer were taken by her. Kenna has the most beautiful eyes.

Madison is 10 years old and in the 4th grade. She loves singing and musicals and hamming it up for the camera. She enjoys dance and playing with friends. She picked up snowboarding and loves it. Her favoite singer right now is Taylor Swift, I should know we hear it all the time. She loves filming herself on camera. She also loves Build-A-Bear! Maddie is a big help with her sister Amelia and I am so grateful for her.

Craig is 8 years old and in the 3rd grade. He LOVES to give hugs. He loves to play outside with his friends. Anything from riding bikes, skateboards, ripsticks, football, exploring, etc. Needless to say in the winter he gets a little stir crazy. He loves music and self teaches himself on the keyboard and guitar. He loves magic and science. You can always count on Craig for a hug to make your day brighter.

And for the youngest and right now the star of the family!! Amelia Van Horn. She is the joy in our lives. She is 4 months old and her biggest news is that she is rolling over. Well just from her back to her stomach and then she gets mad. Her most favorite things to do is to take a bath, she loves to splash and as we say "Swim her way to China". She is the light and joy in each moment of each day. We love to wake up to her big smiles and kisses. Millie we love you!!!!!!!!!

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know my family. They are my light and my joy. I am grateful to a loving Heavenly Father who has entrusted them to me. I want them to know how much I appreciate the love and support that they give to me.

"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them." ~Desmond Tutu


Chelle said...

So fun to learn something about everyone! Everyone is so photogenic. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to hear more.

Carolj said...

Wow, its so good to see your family again. Oh by the way, Marc wanted James's email.

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