Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Lots of Happiness and Smiles, July 7, 2015

Love is many things.
It is varied. 
One thing it is not,
and can never be,
is unsure.
~Maya Angelou

Family Reunion, August 22, 2015. Summer time is the occasion for family reunions! If you know of any reunions happening in our extended family this summer please let me know so I can promote them in this blog. 

And remember that plans are being made for a Shepard and Gower family gathering on Saturday August 22 in Bothell, Washington at the home of Patrick and Nicole Shepard. Make your plans to be with us for this celebration.

Desiree Ortiz. Happy Birthday yesterday, Monday July 6, to Desiree Ortiz who lives in El Cajon, California with her husband Jeremy Ortiz and their 5 children. The above picture was taken in San Diego last fall and shows a happy Jeremy and Desiree. Best wishes to Desiree!

Nate Sauvage. Happy Birthday today, Tuesday July 7, to Nathaniel Sauvage of Weatherford, Texas. Nate is the older son of James and Kelly Shepard Sauvage, and one of the Great Great Grandsons of both Leroy and Nola Shannon Gower, and William and Bura Davis Shepard. He is also one of the grandsons of my brother Gary Shepard. This second picture shows Nate on the right with his mother Kelly Shepard Sauvage.

Happy Anniversary Joan and Dee! Congratulations to my cousin Joan Shepard and her wife Dee Shannon who were married one year ago today on July 7, 2014. Joan is one of the grandchildren of William Shepard and Bura Davis Shepard. 

Joan was born and raised in the San Diego area but lives today with Dee in Dixon, California. Dee is originally from North Carolina but has lived for many years now in Northern California and has worked at UC Davis. Included is a picture of Joan Shepard (on the left) and Dee Shannon, taken just last night at their home in Northern California. With them is their Spring Spaniel "Sophie". Best wishes to Dee and Joan for a happy anniversary! And thanks to Dee's son Tim for this photo.

There are lots of happiness and smiles this summer in our family far and near. May it always be so!
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Steve Shepard

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