A new baby is like
the beginning of all things.
Eda J. Le Shan
Anacortes Family Reunion 2013. The family reunion in Anacortes, Washington on Saturday, August 10, is fast approaching. It is less than two months away! All members and friends of the Shepard and Gower families are invited to attend. If you do plan to be there, please let one of our Anacortes family members know, so we can "set a place at the table" for you.
Congratulations to my great niece Mandi Aquiningoc and her boyfriend Steven Bowman on the birth of Kambree Kay Bowman this past Friday evening at Campbell Memorial Hospital in Weatherford, Texas.
Mandi's sister Lyndsey sent me a message to say: Mandi and sweet baby Kambree are doing great. She just got to bring her home tonight [Saturday]! I couldn't be any more exited about being an auntie. I'm also the Godmother which makes me very happy! I hope yall are doing great. I miss yall like crazy and wanna make a visit to yall sometime soon!
This first picture, taken this past Sunday, shows the new baby Kambree Kay with a blue ribbon in her hair. She weighed in at a healthy 7 lbs. and 19 inches long.
The second picture shows Mandi in the middle holding the baby, with her sister Lyndsey Aquiningoc on the left, and the new grandmother Kerri Shepard Aquiningoc on the right.
Kambree Kay becomes the first of a new genera- tion in our family, being the first GGG grandchild of both Leroy and Nola Shannon Gower, and William and Bura Davis Shepard. My mother Maida Shepard is now a great great grandmother, my brother Gary Shepard a great grandfather, and my niece Kerri Aquiningoc a proud grandmother.
Best wishes to Mandi and Steven and their entire family on the birth of this beautiful new baby.
Kambree Kay has the unique distinction, of course, of being the youngest in our extended family. But she won't be for long. In about another month, another beautiful little baby is scheduled to arrive in our Shepard/Gower extended family. This one in Bothell, Washington. Stayed tuned!
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