Sunday, May 15, 2016

To Love and Laugh and Give!, May 15, 2016

Another fresh new year is here...
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
to love and laugh and give!
~William Arthur Ward 

Again in this post, there are a number of birthdays to be remembered in our family. The middle of May is a time when an unusual number of births occurred. Happy Birthday to each one of these birthday celebrants.

Happy Birthday Logan! Today is the 5th birthday of our Grandson Logan A. Shepard. He is the middle child of Nathan and Chenda Shepard of San Diego. Logan was born in San Francisco and spent his first couple of years in the Bay Area but has lived in San Diego now since early 2014.

The slide show above celebrates Logan's 5th year and includes scenes primarily from the last 12 months, in places like San Diego, Western Washington, Sequoia and Joshua Tree National Parks.

Darren Boyd. Tomorrow is the birthday of my cousin Darren Boyd who was born in 1964. Darren lives with his family in Coronado, California. He is the son of Thelma Shepard Boyd and the youngest Grandchild of William and Bura Shepard.

The second picture shows Darren Boyd with his sister Kim Boyd Clark. This was taken last year when Kim and her family were visiting in San Diego.

Jason Shepard. This Wednesday, May 18 is the 44th birthday of my nephew Jason Shepard of Ft. Worth, Texas. Originally from San Diego, Jason is the son of my brother Gary Shepard of Oak Harbor, Washington and Jackie Perry of Granbury, Texas.

This picture shows Jason and his mom Jackie Perry. It was taken last year in Granbury, Texas.

Ashlyn Ortiz. Thursday of this week is the 11th birthday of Ashlyn Ortiz, the second child of Jeremy and Desiree Ortiz of San Diego. Her Grandmother is Kim Boyd Clark and Great Grandmother is Thelma Shepard Boyd.

This final picture shows Ashlyn with family members dad and mom Jeremy and Desiree, and her sister Ciara Ortiz.
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Steve Shepard

1 comment:

The Family Gardner said...

Dear Steve,
I have a few photos of the Shannon Family ancestors . If you will send me an email address, I will try to send you copies. I do not know if you have receiced my previous comments or not, but my ggrandfather was also Sameul Pickens Shannon. Your mother, Maida and my father Marvin were first cousins.
I am so pleased to have found your blog.

Have a great day. Alice Shannon Traynor