S: Family Memories - 2006 - 2011
FC: My Family Memories
1: As we reflect on days gone by, we learn that it's the shared moments and simple pleasures that matter most of all. I hope this scrapbook made with love will bring a little joy in each of your days. As a little reminder of how much you are loved by your family. | Dear Kay
3: Though You Are Grown I remember years ago, you were so little then. Sometimes, I can't help but wish, that you were small again. I've cried when you've faced heartaches, and saw that as you grew, nothing broke your Spirit, instead it strengthened you. I'm filled with mixed emotions, as I hold back all the tears, and with much pride remember, back so many years. When I first held you in my arms, if only I'd have known, the years would feel like moments, after you had grown. You aren't a child, though in my eyes, I guess you'll always be, that baby boy/baby girl who changed my life, and means the world to me.
4: Seasons Of Our Life As Mothers, we are special, there is no nobler call. We are the Masterpiece of God, he designed us, one and all. His plans are always perfect, with each season, there comes change And, just as Summer follows Spring, each life He has arranged. In the springtime of our youth, a mother's love is always near. She shows us how to serve the Lord, in the growth of tender years. She loves us unconditionally, has patience beyond measure. She cultivates our eager hearts and thanks God for this great treasure. As this season of our life gives way to summer's sun, It's in these years we blossom and a new phase has begun. As a mother, she knows that danger into this season will creep. So, with a prayerful heart, on bending knees, she prays our souls He'll keep. We're no longer tiny babies, when a kiss could heal our pain. It's then she listens, with her heart, and quiets tears that fall like rain. We, slowly, start to break the ties of Mother's apron strings And, right before her very eyes, her little child takes wing. Her years of prayer and teaching are now put to the test As we begin the search for love, which is an awesome quest. She prays that we are listening to the sound of God's still voice. For, if we are, she knows that "He" will help us make the choice.
5: Then, once again, the seasons change, as we listen to God's call, And, now, her child has made the journey through summer into fall. It's in this season that life begins the circle to complete, As our lives change and we understand, with the patter of little feet. We now can know and comprehend just what our mother meant When we heard her thank our God, above, for the miracle that He sent. Now, we will teach our children, just as to us was taught, That Jesus gave His life for them and their soul His blood has bought. We'll teach our children to love the Lord, as they sit down at our knee, And, as we bow our heads to pray, we'll remember our mother's plea. We, too, will thank our God, above, for the children in our arms And with prayerful hearts on bending knees, pray He'll keep them safe from harm. Now, we will watch, as our children journey from spring and on through fall. As they grow in spirit and in truth, they will answer to God's call. It's then, as Grandmothers, we reflect on the seasons and all they've blessed, As we step into tomorrow and the years of winter's rest. It's in this season we look back at our joys and all our trials. With thankful hearts, we turn to God and thank Him for every mile. God's presence has always surrounded us. He, now, keeps us free from strife As we journey into the future, through the Seasons of our Life.
7: The Anderson's Est. 1994 The Hilgart's Est. 2005
8: Dayman & Tammy October 15, 1994 | Two Hearts, Two Minds, In Time, Did Find, One Love, One Aim, Two Paths, The Same.
9: David & Kerry November 19, 2005 | From this day forward, You shall not walk alone. My heart will be your shelter, And my arms will be your home.
11: Sheltyn Gene Anderson Born December 12, 2006 8 lbs. 11 oz. 20 inches long
13: Xavier Alexander Hilgart Born March 2, 2007 9 lbs. 2 oz. 21 inches | It's a Boy
14: Hayden Kay Hilgart Born on April 10, 2009 7 lbs. 8 oz. 20 inches long
15: It's a Girl
17: Dear Grandma We know you love us all through the year, but there are times when you aren't here, to see the things we do and say, to watch us in the games we play. So we give you this, a picture book, for you to sit and take a look, to see our changes throughout the year, for they are many, so we hear. One thing this book just could not do, is rightly show our love for you. So know we're truthful when we say, "We love you more and more each day.!"
18: Easter 2007 | Sheltyn working in the kitchen
19: Thanksgiving 2007 | Xavier cleaning out the refrigerator
20: Lots of Green & Yellow
21: May 2008
23: Xavier taking time to smell the flowers.
24: Ah, fresh air, green grass, cool water, time with family, it doesn't get any better than this.
27: Little Farmer | Summer 2007
28: I'm so excited... | Even Mr. Lou is joining in the fun. | Out browsing for snowflakes with Daddy. | Look I think I see one over there... | December 2007
29: Well I think we'll call it a day. | Ain't that the cutest darn snowflake you've ever seen. | Okay, here goes.... | I think I got one...
30: Our Little Cowboy Buckaroo | March 2008
31: Blue eyes and freckles 'neath a straw cowboy hat, his two bestest friends are his dog and his cat. He's one of the good guys, it's plain to see. He's sure enough cowboy though he's not even three. Blue eyes and freckles holes in his jeans. Out in the backyard ridin' his dreams. He's our little cowboy as anyone can see, he is a cowboy and always will be.
32: Reading a book in the chair Grandpa Anderson got me. | February 2008
33: July of 2008 | Trying out my new slide
34: Mommy & Daddy's Little John Deere Man | May 2008
36: My adorable Grandchildren.
37: A Granddaughter & Grandsons are gifts from above... | ones to cherish and to love.
38: Ah, the Smell of Farm Life | Peek-A-Boo
39: Just another day on the Farm. | April 2009
40: Daddy and Me | Love | Live | Laugh | April 2010
41: My Daddy and Me | Walk with Me Daddy | Reach for the Sky | Smell the Flowers | May 2009
43: Xavier playing in Crapo Park June 2009
44: Sheltyn & Xavier in the "Popsicle Movie"
45: Lights | Camera | Action | August 2009
47: Riding around in the Gator the week before Rodeo | September 2009
48: The City I protect | Disguised as Clark Kent | Another Damsel in Distress Saved
50: Best of Buds | You been Farming long
51: Xavier - Hayden - Sheltyn April 2010
53: April 2010
54: July 2010
55: Pretty in Polka Dot s
56: Crapo Park | July 22, 2010
57: It was a very hot day at Crapo Park, but we had a lot of fun.
58: The Lazy Days
59: of Summer | July 2010
60: July 2010
61: Hayden playing at Uncle Dayman, Aunt Tammy & Cousin Sheltyn's House
62: A Day With Thomas the Train
63: August 2010
64: Xavier & Hayden
65: Big Brother, Little Sister They are such a special pair. They laugh and play, have fun all day, with energy left to spare. Often times they disagree, but before the daylight ends, they are sitting side by side, the very best of friends. And as they grow so quickly, this keepsake we will see, of a Big Brother, a Little Sister, who are special as can be.
66: I never new How Much Love My Heart Could Hold Until someone called me Mommy.
67: Mommy and Me | September 2010
68: Rodeo Time Again
69: September 2010
70: Xavier First Day of Preschool September 10, 2010
71: Sheltyn First Day of Preschool September 7, 2010
72: Sheltyn | September 2010
74: We Make
75: a Great Pair
76: Xavier & Sheltyn Watching Movies
77: At Kerry & Davids House in January 2011
79: Fun at the Farmer's Market | Spring of 2011
80: A mother holds her children's hands for a while
81: but their Hearts forever
82: Hayden | July 2011
83: Oh My Goodness
85: Hayden & Family were home to visit.. So we celebrated her 2nd birthday a little early.
86: July 2011
87: A Day At Fun City
89: July 2011 | Time with Family
90: Playing with Play Dough at David & Kerry's | Hanging out with Grandma in Hotel Room at Fun City | At Grandma's in Spring of 2010 | Grandma reading Sheltyn & Xavier a Book
91: Our Grandma, A Very Special Lady
94: Walk with me daddy Walk alongside me daddy and hold my little hand. I have so many things to learn that I don't yet understand. Teach me things to keep me safe from dangers every day. Show me how to do my best at home, at school, at play. Every child needs a gentle hand to guide them as they grow. So walk alongside me daddy, we have a long way to go.
96: Fall of 2007 at Grandpa Anderson's Market
97: 2010 | 2009 | 2008
98: Fall of 2010
99: Walk A Little Slower Walk a little slower, Daddy, Said a little child so small. I'm following in your footsteps And I don't want to fall. Sometimes your steps are very fast, Sometimes they are hard to see; So, walk a little slower, Daddy, For you are leading me. Someday when I'm all grown up, You're what I want to be; Then I will have a little child Who'll want to follow me. And I would want to lead just right, And know that I was true; So walk a little slower, Daddy, For I must follow you.
100: Rub A Dub Dub Fun In the Tub
101: Splish Splash I Was Taking A Bath
102: You better watch out, you better not pout. | SHHH, He's Watching
103: Winter Wonderland
104: Cruising in the Gator | No words required | Time with Grandma
105: Yee Haw | Trying on Grandma's Makeup | Don't even think about it | Giddy up
106: Xavier in Karate Class | A Little Snack Before Class
107: Sheltyn posing for Easter pictures
108: The Many Faces of Xavier
110: Hayden's 2nd Birthday
111: Moments with Hayden
112: Look how sweet we can be. | Xavier loves his trains. | Hayden's 1st birthday presents
113: The latest thing in skin moisturizer | Hayden cuddling with teddy bear | Spending time with Mommy | Nice gorilla
115: Family faces are magic mirrors, looking at the people who belong to us, we see the past, the present & the future.
118: Sheltyn & Xavier being Goofy
120: What he does in his downtime.
121: Xavier the Rock Star... Behind the Scenes
122: Apple Picking Time | Red apples, Green apples, Yellow apples, too. Big apples, Little apples, Shiny apples, too. Crunchy apples, Soft apples, Rotten apples, ooh! | September 2011
123: With A Little Soccer Thrown In
124: Cousins | Xavier | Sheltyn | Hayden | Cousins | Cousins | Cousins
125: When us cousins are together, there's a smile upon our face. We laugh and play all day long, making memories from place to place. Friendships that will last through life, are things you can't replace. So when us cousins get together our family we embrace.
126: October 2011
127: Autumn When the trees their summer splendor, Change to raiment red and gold, When the summer moon turns mellow, And the nights are getting cold; When the squirrels hide their acorns, And the woodchucks disappear; Then we know that it is autumn, Loveliest season of the year.
129: October 2011 | At Home and the John Deere Commons
130: Kerry's Birthday 2011
131: Hayden as "Olivia the Pig" | Hayden & Daddy deep in thought | Xavier & Hayden spending time together
132: At the Park
133: 2011 | Grayslake, Illinois