Friday, August 27, 2010


Ryan was born on August 27th, 1982
at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, CA.
He was a whole four weeks late!!!
I know they don't let you do that anymore but in
those days they did. Not sure I would wish
that on anyone. He was my 'natural birth' after
a C-section! The anesthesiologist wanted me to have
another one just because he did not want to hang around. When Ryan
was born, my sweet mother, wanted to go wake up the anesthesiologist
and tell him he could go home now!! She didn't, she was too nice!
I forget how many hours of labor(at least 15).
He was born just 1/4 of an ounce short of being 9 pounds.
He did not look chubby as he was 21" long.
Lots of dark hair.

At one month

My favorite age, 3 months, so cute!

6 months old, Ok the first two got lots
of photos!!

Ryan and Jason

Jason, Ryan and Lorissa with their Great
Granddaddy and Grandmother Lane

Jason, Cousin Jenny and Ryan

Ryan in Jackson, WY where we moved when he was
5 years old. (Abby I put this one in for you since you have
a thing for polaroid film!)
This was part of the library party.

Jason, Joel, Lyndsie, Ryan and Lorissa outside our condo in
Jackson. Right next to the ski slope!!

Remember when you rode your little bike like 10 miles through
Teton Park? We are with our friends the Ferrins in this photo.
What a great day that was, the park was only open to bikes and
we only saw a few other people that day. Still tons of snow and the lakes were
still frozen. Great memories!!

Ryan, Lorissa, Joel, Jason, Papa Mac and Lyndsie
Jackson, WY

Under the elk antlers in Jackson with Grandmother Quisenberry.

Chef Ryan and Dad

In his cool boots

Funny boy with his Grandpa Quisenberry.

I'm guessing it was Thanksgiving back
in Danville, CA with Cousin Catie
and Cousin Nicholas.

We moved to Florida when he was 9 years old.
He must be about 10 here.
Ryan, Cousin Jenny, Lyndsie, Jason, Steven,
Lorissa, Joel and Josh

A trip back to Jackson in October, I think.
Lots of snow already, a little chilly for these
Florida babies who have never seen snow!!
Ryan now wearing his dad's old jacket!!

This was not the first time that Ryan changed his hair color.
The first time he decided to change it to blonde or more like white!!
They had to bleach it twice to make it that color.
He thought he was going to be in trouble when he got home
but I just laughed for about 20 minutes, no joke!
He just looked so strange with that color when his hair
is usually so dark, I couldn't help it!!
I actually liked his hair like this, the porcupine look!!

Another hair style

Family photo with everyone but Drew, not
yet with us.

A visit to the St. Louis zoo.
What is he doing?

Jason, Cousin Peter, Ryan and Cousin Caleb at
Cousin Corrie's wedding.
Nice view guys!!

Abby added to the family photo.
Taken in CA in the Fall.

Ryan and Abby's wedding 2006
Malibu Canyon, CA
The day was beautiful even when the fog rolled
in and we had a slight drizzle.
Karla is added to the family photo.

A day at Yellowstone
Playing who's taller, Ryan will always win!!

Ryan came out to help us tile our bathroom in Victor, ID.
He was so patient to teach us all how to do it.
Not sure how we fit all those people in one tub.

Abby and Ryan

Love this shot of all my boys at Joel's wedding, well
I guess I'm missing Drew, although he was in the wedding too.
They are all so handsome!!
Caught Abby in the shot too doing what she does
so well.

My computer techie working from our house in Durango, CO.
Nice thing about a comuter job, you can take it with you.
He is quite good!!
November 2009

Ryan and his beautiful wife Abby.

Ryan at Cousin Erik's pool in Danville, CA.
Ryan will soon be a dad! He and Abby are adopting
a sweet little 4 month old boy from Uganda.
This should be an amazing year, you will be a
fantastic dad!! Love you so much Ryan!
Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


This is the story of our Anna Grace....
The day of her birth, August 3rd, 1994, dawned and we called the midwife.
To our surprise she was hours away and
unable the attend the birth. We lived in
Sanford, Florida at this time.

She gave Steve a quick birthing lesson over
the phone. He HAD been to a few others
by this time, but only one other
home birth.

All went well...
Dr. Dad was fantastic, I think he missed his calling!

Mom, Anna and proud brother Josh

Steven checking out his new rival!
Lyndsie getting him to be gentle that would
prove to be a challenge!

Aunt Rod was there for the birth.
She is quite proud of saying she helped deliver Anna.
If my memory is right...
I do believe she looked worse than I did when all
was said and done.
Not sure which one of us worked harder!!

Lorissa is pretty comfortable with the big
sister role.

Ryan holding the new bundle.

Mom and Anna at 1 month.

Anna at 4 months.
By this time we figured out that she
was not going to smile for a camera.
The girl who took this at the studio said that
would win an award.
She is so cute!!!

At 9 months we could get her to smile
for the camera, finally!

Steven giving her a little too much love.

Anna at one year
in her birthday dress from her big brother
and sister.
Almost a smile!

In her funky hat.

Not quite two and yes that is a cast...
yes she is in a pool.
They had this new material that could get wet...
didn't use it for long as they discovered
that it made your skin get very nasty.
Thankfully she did not have to wear it long.

The bathing beauty.

Showing off her stuff and her
brother's boots!

Lost teeth

At about 7 or 8,
she really did like to pose for
pictures, not much has changed there!!
Modeling her new clothes.

A snowy day in Asheville, NC
her home since she was 3.

There she is with a tie dyed shirt...
nothing different there either!

Family photo with the boys home from college.
Lyndsie, Joel, Jason, Ryan holding Drew, Lorissa
Steven, Ruthie, Anna, Josh, and April

Girls in their Easter Dresses.
Lorissa, April, Anna, Lyndsie and Ruth

Road trip

Who is this girl that falls into the eighth position(a very good
position) in our family?
She is full of life, loves her family...

Loves to be crazy, slightly obsessed with taking photos...

loves her mom of course!!

has a love affair with sharpies...

a thing about mustaches

of all sorts and shapes.

She is fun loving, compassionate and beautiful.
Our lives would certainly be
boring without her!

Did I say she likes to dance? Oh yeah!
And that about sums it up...
this is our Anna!
Can't wait to see where God takes her.
We love her!!
Happy Belated Birthday!