Visit to the Outer Banks
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Jakim took the week off to teach Morganne how to swim at Lake Leamon. She didn't quite make it to swimming, but she is much more comfortable going under the water. She learned how to go completely under water holding her nose, how to blow out of her mouth, and is still in the process of learning how to float face first. On Friday, the four of us went to the Lake. Here are some pictures from that.
Crystal and Jakim also made his mom's Swedish bread recipe. Mom lived in Sweden for a while and brought back this wonderful recipe from the family she lived with.
Crystal's dad turned 70 this past week. On Saturday, Crystal's sister, niece and her husband from Georgia came up to celebrate with the family. All of the Miller family was once again re-united.
Posted: Wed, May 27, 2009 by Jakim
Since Easter, Morganne has attended Bring Your Daughter to Work day on April 23rd. She had a lot of fun with Jakim at work. She did not care that much for the server room and the work in there, so she did what other "adults" do and she talked with the IT secretary.
On May 2nd Morganne's dance center had their Spring Recital. Morganne did a great job. All the kids in her class were fantastic! Their tumbling was wonderful. Doing dual somersaults, back-bends, and more. Rebecca does a great job teaching such a wide variety of ages and a great job with the young ones.
Our school is wrapping up for the summer break. We finished Friday, May 29th and had a party at the park to end the school year with some friends. Morganne has done really well with all of her subjects. I will be incorporating a Music class into her lessons next year. We will be learning about the various periods of music and who were composers during that time.
Jakim will be teaching Morganne how to swim shortly. He has to wait until the water temperature is warm enough for him to get in above the ankles. Right now, he says the temp is still too cold! She just laughs. She's ready to learn how to swim. Crystal is hoping it'll be sometime in June. Beach trips will begin for Crystal and the girls the first of June. We will be meeting up with some friends every week as we have in the past. Woo-Hoo! The kick off of summer.
Posted: Fri, Mar 27, 2009 by Jakim
Our family is looking forward to the warmer weather, gardening, and planting flowers come the spring. The girls are looking forward to the annual Spring Egg Hunt with Great Aunts Wavy and Niddie. Easter time is a wonderful time for us to remember what Christ did for us on the cross. We all love the season of Spring. The new growth coming alive all around us, the birds coming back and chirping! It's truly a glorious season.
Not far behind spring, comes summer and that is probably the girls' favorite season. Summer means Beach time!! And this summer, our hope is to make more trips to the beach and Lake Leamon. Jakim is planning on teaching Morganne how to swim this year. We have many plans for the upcoming seasons.
Posted: Thu, Dec 4, 2008 by Jakim
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Dear Family and friends,
Merry Christmas! Another year has flown by for all of us. Here is a little recap of each of us.
Crystal and Jakim: Jakim had a national conference to attend in Washington, D.C in the spring. Crystal joined him and while he was not in classes, we were able to tour Washington. Crystal also turned the big 3-0 this year. To celebrate we had a family day at the Wilmington Arboretum and then headed to Jacksonville where Crystal and Jakim went canoing. Kicking the summer off, we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary. Again, we had a family day, this time at Lake Leamon in Wallace.
Morganne: Morganne graduated from Burgaw Presbyterian Preschool in May. She loved going to the beach, swimming at her friends' pools, playing outdoors this summer. Summer time fun came to an end as she entered kindergarten at the end of August. She is doing very well and learning a lot in our lessons. I allow her input on what she would like to learn in addition to our regular school subjects. Some of her choices have been to learn more about ladybugs, butterflies, alligators, horses, plants, as well as about Christopher Columbus, the New World, George Washington, and the recent election. She is learning to read on top of showing me, Crystal, that she is taking after her father in the Math and Science department! She started dance classes in September. In October, she turned 5 and we celebrated with a party at Chuck E. Cheese.
Chloe: Chloe follows Morganne around and loves to play dress up, ponies, playing with her stuffed animals and “reading” books along with anything else Morganne likes. Her personality has really come as well as her talking. She enjoys talking on the phone on occasion. She also enjoyed the summer time events. This was the first year she liked the waves at the beach and wanted to do more then ride in a floaty in the pool. She participates in our school by coloring, drawing and “writing” along with Morganne.
At the end of October, we took our first family vacation in two years to Lake Lure, NC. It was our first time visiting there and we enjoyed our week long stay. We were able to appreciate the beauty of the autumn season God created by taking walks and doing some sightseeing.
Holiday and a Birthday
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Welcome to the New Baby
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More News From Heidi and Seth
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Memorial for Maurice Shepard
Posted: Sat, Dec 22, 2007 by Jakim
The following was Published in the Jacksonville Daily News from 12/14/2007 - 12/17/2007.
Maurice C. Shepard, 91, of Jacksonville, died Dec. 12, 2007, at Pitt Memorial Hospital.
He was a retired civil service microbiologist for the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Erika Shepard.
Survivors include his three daughters, Julia Shepard Friant of Jacksonville, and Jean Shepard and Evelyn Shepard, both of New York City, N.Y.; one sister, Miriam Shepard Peterson of St. Paul, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834.
Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville.
Posted: Tue, Dec 18, 2007 by Jakim
New Family Portraits Posted
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Playing in the Pool
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Updated the Family History
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A New Look
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In case you were curious. The skyline graphic in the title is of Wilmington as seen from the River Walk near the Pilot House. I traced it from a stock photo.
Happy Saint Patrick's Day
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A New Baby!
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Summer is Almost Here
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Gearing up For The Trip
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Going to Japan
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A Little History
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New Gallery Page
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Finally our own domain
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More Picture Galleries
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The Second Make over
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