Wednesday, April 18, 2007
I would like you all to meet Scott, our first born. Growing up the in the midwest he and his family still reside there, living not too far away from us. His interests growing up were the usual boy things. One of the things I did with our children while my husband was in graduate school was to take them to watch the university marching band practice and also go to the football games. I'm not sure if this had anything to do with his interest in bands and music but in the 6th grade he started playing the trumpet. Many hours were spent practicing music and marching in many band competitions. Interested in music and maybe influenced by the fact that his father is in academia, Scott started his college days with the goal of becoming a music education teacher. Many more hours of practice and a lot of hard work his dream of graduating and teaching become a reality. He has been in music education for over nine years and is just as excited about his position now as when the first job offer came about.
While in college Scott met his future wife Emily. She majored in nursing and has been in her profession for over nine years as a pediatric nurse. Emily is a wonderful daughter-in-law, wife, and mother, and is always willing to lend a helping hand to others when the need is there. I could not have found a better person for Scott to marry if I tried, not that I would have wanted to.
This last summer our family was blessed with the birth of their beautiful child Cara. Cara is, of course, the most perfect and beautiful baby our famiy has ever seen. Now, I know there are some of you out there who might disagree with that statement, but after all this is my blog. Cara completes our family and none of us can ever remember a day that she was not part of the family. I don't know how we got along before Cara joined the family. Cara is a happy baby and enjoys every minute of every day. We are so fortunate that she and her mommy and daddy live close enough that we can see all of them on a regular basis.