Friday, September 25, 2009

Funny Kids!

Blake: Ugh!
Bryn: Smile, Blake, right now!
Blake: Don't boss me!
Silly Kids

The other day, Brian and Bryce were substitute teaching at the same elementary school. When they got home from their day of work, they sat down in the living room and began to share stories of the day. We laughed and laughed at the things kids say and do. In one third grade class, they were writing about "This or That." One of the questions was, "If you could meet Vanessa Hudgens or Kobe Bryant, which one would you choose?" A student in Brian's class wrote, "I would like to meet Vanessa Hudgens because cows are brown and have long tongues." Another wrote, "I would like to meet Vanessa Hudgens because she is filthy rich and hot." Then, Bryn wrote on her paper, "I would like to meet Vanessa Hudgens because I have already met Kobe Bryant." WHAT?!?!?!? WHEN?!?!?! WHERE?!?!?!? Not that I ever knew of! Kids - they never cease to amaze me with their imaginations but they sure bring much entertainment into a day. Gotta love 'em.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Love Deeply

Those who love deeply never grow old;
they may die of old age, but they die young.
- A.W. Pinero
This reminds me of a book titled, "Love In the 90's." It tells the love story of an elderly couple and has many photos of them, aged, but portraying their love with a look, embrace, or kiss. If the Lord allows me and Brian to live that long, I think a sequel could be written.

Friday, September 18, 2009

More Party Pics

The actual day of Brian's birthday, his parents took him out for a fabulous dinner.
Birthday cheesecake
Brian and his goober first born LOL
Brian with THE three kiddos
The party at the church was Hawaiian themed.
Tropical shirts and leis galore.
Sis. Alice (party organizer), Sis. Marilyn and Sis. Denise
Bro. Willie helping serve his specialties
Bro. Ernie and Sis. Lorraine
Bro. Espinoza
Sis. Cyrena, (soon coming baby) and Bro. Ernie, Jr.
Bro. Greg was all decked out!
Brittany, Daria, Jasmine
Bro. Rudy
Thank you to all those that worked to honor your pastor.
1 Timothy 5:17 KJV
17Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour,
especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Party Snapshots

A few snaps from Brian's 50th birthday party.
Will post more pics tomorrow.
Brian's mom and Evielee (Brian's childhood legal guardian in case of emergency)
Brian's Aunt Evelyn, Bryce, and cousin Deanna
Brian's second cousin Heather, Bryce & friend
Brian by a totem pole
One of two cakes
Brian with his dad and mom

Monday, September 14, 2009

30 Years Ago Today...

Jana became a bride!
The bride & her groom, Brian A. Allard
The bride and her daddy, the late Rev. Paul F. Wilson
Brian & Jana
THE kiss!
Brian got his girl!
Jana got her man!
Leaving for the honeymoon...
...and the honeymoon continues thirty years later.
Happy Anniversary, Brian.
You are my forever love.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Start Over

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently
- Henry Ford
Thank God for second chances.
Our failures are not fatal.

Friday, September 4, 2009


I believe with all my heart that civilization has produced nothing finer
than a man or woman who thinks and practices true tolerance.
- Frank Knox

WRONG!!!!!!!!! I will not tolerate ill-manners, disrespect, drugs, immorality, lying, cheating, stealing, hatred, and such in my home. Even God does not tolerate some things.

Proverbs 6:16-19 (King James Version)
16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Proverbs 6:16-19 (The Message)
16-19 Here are six things God hates, and one more that he loathes with a passion: eyes that are arrogant, a tongue that lies, hands that murder the innocent, a heart that hatches evil plots, feet that race down a wicked track, a mouth that lies under oath, a troublemaker in the family.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy 50th Birthday, Brian

Occasionally you cry Most of the time you are pleasant
Nearly all the time you are fun
You fell in love
Your family is top priority
Your heart was stolen by a princess
You willingly share for others benefit
You are the man I love.
Happy 50th Birthday, Brian.
So much to say and yet, where do I start.
My first crush on you was in 1972.
I knew you were "the one" in 1975.
"Inseparable" in 1979.
You became "daddy" in 1986.
Not just any dad but, the best.
Bottles, diapers, you could handle anything.
Proud daddy to the 2nd son in 1997.
Finally, your princess arrived in 2001.
You seem content to be my shadow but, what people don't know,
you are the wind beneath my wings.
You are a great pastor, mentor, friend.
You are the most unselfish person I know and you deserve the best.
My heart belongs to you,