S: Courtnie Ann Duncan 1994-2012
BC: 1994-2012 | My Wish I hope that the days come easy and the moments pass slow, And each road leads you where you want to go, And if you're faced with a choice, and you have to choose, I hope you choose the one that means the most to you. And if one door opens to another door closed, I hope you keep on walkin' till you find the window, If it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile, But more than anything, more than anything, My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to, Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small, You never need to carry more than you can hold, And while you're out there getting where you're getting to, I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things to, Yeah, this is, my wish. I hope you never look back, but ya never forget, All the ones who love you, in the place you left, I hope you always forgive, and you never regret, And you help somebody every chance you get, Oh, you find God's grace, in every mistake, And you always give more than you take.
FC: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson | to the Graduate | Courtnie Ann Duncan 1994-2012
1: This memoir was created with lots of love. I hope that you will look back often and take time to remember your past to help you to get where you're going.. I love you! xoxo Love, Mom
2: We are | The greatest gift of life...my daughter
4: Christening Day Godparents: Dina Yeno & Elliott Hanke
6: We are
9: What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. ~George Eliot | Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. ~Anthony Brandt
10: Morning Dove Pre-School
11: The family is one of nature's masterpieces. ~George Santayana
14: Always remember, you have within you the strength the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. - Harriet Tubman
17: Growing so fast! | My first grader!
19: Art work by Courtnie Early years of School
21: Senior Dress-up Day 2011
22: friends far away! | Having fun in Myrtle Beach
23: Good friends are the rare jewels of life... … difficult to find and impossible to replace. | Bowling birthday party
24: Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookies of life. | A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
25: Friendship Continued | Friends Forever! | Friendship is the thread that ties our hearts together.
26: Lake Compounce
27: We are | Friendship is the thread that ties our hearts together.
28: I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.
29: "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." ~Confucius | A week spent at James & Donna Yeno's...North Carolina
30: Another crazy birthday party at the Duncan's!
32: Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass…It's about learning to dance in the rain.
33: Bronx Zoo
36: Eighth Grade trip to Washington
37: We are | Friendship is the thread that ties our hearts together.
39: We are | Friendship is the thread that ties our hearts together. | New York City Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
40: Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
41: Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. ~Swami Sivananda | We have a thing about glasses
42: Prospect Mountain Campground Chippie has found a new friend.
43: Our Cruise
46: Mom & Mark's Wedding Day March 15, 2008
48: Courtnie & Ali Prospect Mtn Campground having fun with Chippie
49: Rhode Island
50: A trip to remember... NYC with the girls
52: An Awesome Experience! | A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
53: Friendship Continued | Friendship is the thread that ties our hearts together.
54: Myrtle Beach!
55: Friendship is the thread that ties our hearts together.
56: Myrtle Beach!
57: Friendship is the thread that ties our hearts together.
58: Lake George Casey & Courtnie!
59: Friendship is the thread that ties our hearts together.
60: November 2009
69: Our Beauty Queen
74: She just loves taking her picture!
76: "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."
77: Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. - Robert Brault
79: December 2011
80: Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself. - Harvey Fierstein
81: Try to discover the road to success and you'll seek but never find, but blaze your own path and the road to success will trail right behind. ~Robert Brault | Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~Les Brown
82: AND THE ACCEPTANCE LETTERS COME IN...... | Acceptance at The College of St. Rose letter was misplaced!
83: And her choice is......
84: The day has arrived...the 12-day journey starts and they will be touring London, Paris, Florence, and Rome March 28, 2012 - April 8, 2012
87: And they are off to JFK Airport for there 12 day long journey to see Europe. | Chaperone's: Bob Esposito, William Rossano, Emily Kreiger and Gertie Light
91: Having the time of their lives!
95: Courtnie Ann, My sweet, sweet baby girl......The journey does not stop here but continues through the next chapter of your life. It is my hope that the past 18 years of learning and experience will lead you to a life that you strive for. Continue working hard and making the best of the situation at hand. I am so proud of you and your accomplishments as you have overcome many obstacles. Continue on this journey. I Love you with all my heart, congratulations! Mom