Friday, January 17, 2014

Celebrating With Cousins, January 17, 2014

Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you.
Be a person in whom they can have faith.
When you are old, nothing else you've done
will have mattered as much.
~Lisa Wingate

Happy Anniversary. Tomorrow, Jan 18, is the 7th wedding anniversary of my cousin Kim Boyd Clark and her husband Jeff Clark, who live in Blue Springs, Missouri. Best wishes to both of them for a happy anniversary. 

The first picture shows Jeff and Kim and their family and was taken this past Christmas in Blue Springs. On the lower left is Kim's mother Thelma Shepard Boyd with Jeff and Kim behind her. Also pictured are their children and grandchildren, including Casey, Scott, Amanda, Justin, Desiree, Jeremy, Ciara, Ashlyn, Damian, Isaac and Dominic.

Kim: "Our house has gotten so quiet since Jeremy and family have moved to their own house. Bitter sweet. But we still have more excitement coming with our Amanda and Justin Davis getting married February 22, a get away wedding in Las Vegas. Lol I hope he is not a shirt tail relative. We will travel out there for the weekend. 

"Jeff's son Casey and his wife Amanda are expecting their first baby July 28. We will then have 6 grandbabies. Yay! We love being grandparents and spoiling them is so fun."

Even IF Kim's future son-in-law (named Davis) is a shirt tail relative (although it appears he is NOT), it would not be the first time this has happened in our family. In a blog post a few years ago I mentioned that several cousins in our family have tied the knot with few, if any, negative consequences (as far as I can tell!). 

Dane and Nathan. This coming Tuesday, January 21, is the birthday of my cousin Dane Shepard and his son Nathan Ross Shepard. Dane and Nathan live in New Castle, Oklahoma with wife and mom Cindy Shepard and daughter and sister Kaylan. Nathan is a first year student at Florida College. 

The first picture shows the entire shady shaded family in a recent Christmas photo. From left to right are Nathan, Cindy, Kaylan and Dane Shepard. Best wishes to Nathan and Dane for a happy birthday!
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Steve Shepard

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