BC: "Our family is a circle of strength and love. With every birth and union it grows. stronger.."
FC: "Family is what happens when two people fall in love." | Jake Megan Nick Monica Chris Kristen Samantha Chris Starr Tyler | Kelly Steven Joyah Jenni Chloe Isaiah Ian Annalee Benaiah | Brooks Ben Lexie
1: This book is dedicated to Papa & Dearma. We are so grateful for the influence you've had in our lives & we look forward to many more years filled with wonderful family memories. Love, Your Grandkids & Great-Grandkids
3: Happy 80th Birthday Papa & Dearma! We love you so much! Love, Jake, Megan & Ben
4: Dearma and Papa, Happy 80th birthday to you both! Henry Drummond said that you will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. And you two have truly lived! What an example for the whole family. We feel so blessed that you've been able to travel and be with us for so many momentous occasions in our lives, from Cancun to California to New York! We cherish our time with you and are always looking forward to the next chance to celebrate together. Much love, Nick and Monica
6: Papa & Dearma- Happy 80th Birthday to you!! I hope you know how truly loved you are. The love & joy you have brought to our lives is beyond comparison & it makes us so happy to see that love spread to the newest generation. While there are many great memories, I will never forget the memories that we created at the ranch. We are so glad that we live close so that we can see you often, especially for our special dinners with just us. We look forward to creating new memories, and sharing many more years of love and joy with you. Love, Chris, Kristen & Lexie
8: Dearma & Papa:!! Happy Happy Birthday Looking back at all your life's accomplishments, I really hope you stop and fully reflect on the amazingly positive impact you have had on so many people's lives. The summers I spent with you at science museums, IMAX movies, and the ranch are some of the best memories I have of my childhood. Both of you have taught me such valuable lessons on what it means to be a kind, loving, responsible person and have truly molded me into the person I am today. I am beyond blessed that Brooks has such caring great-grandparents and I treasure the time he gets to spend with you. Love you both. - Samantha, Chris & Brooks
10: Dearma & Papa Happy Birthday! We are so blessed and lucky to have you in our lives. It is amazing to see how our family has grown over the past few years. You brighten our lives and fill us with joy. It has been wonderful spending so much time with you, Tyler and I look forward to many more dinners together. As God adds life to your years, may He add years to your life. Hoping your day is as special as you are, we love you both dearly. Love, Starr & Tyler
12: Papa & Dearma I am so grateful that mom & dad chose to live so close to you. It has been such a blessing getting to grow up with you in our lives. I love you both so much & am so happy to have the relationship with you that I do. You mean the world to me. Love, Kelly
13: Grand Mother
15: Happy Birthday Dearma & Papa! Love you much!! -Steven
16: "Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made."
17: Happy Birthday, Papa & Dearma! Wishing you both a happy 80th from aboard the Eurodam! With love, Joyah Love
19: Happy Birthday Papa & Dearma: Thank you for showing us just how much we are loved. I could never have asked for a better set of grandparents. I want you to know how much I appreciate having you in my life. I love you both so much and am always thinking of you. Love, Jenni
21: Papa & Dearma: Wishing you a fantastic birthday! Thank you so much for welcoming me to California. I can't tell you how great it has been spending time with you. :) Love, Chloe
22: Dear Dearma & Papa, We've loved our times with you and wish we were closer allowing so many more. Hope you have very happy 80th birthdays and are sorry we can't be with you to celebrate. We love you dearly -Isaiah, Ian, Annalee, & Benaiah
24: "Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories."
27: "You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."