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A letter to my Grandfather…

Dear Pap, I got the call that you had a heart attack. Im moments like these I realize how much your life has impacted mine! So many times we don’t say thank you enough. So… Thank you! Thank you for teaching Mother about Jesus and living a godly life. I hope to pass it on to the next generations. Thank you for showing me how to deal with death when Grandma died. Thank you for taking the time to play with your Grandchildren. I have many memories playing in the stream with Crystal and picking cherries. Thank you so much for bringing Grandma Miriam into our lives. I can’t imagine the Brechbill Family without her now. Thank you for all the scruffy kisses and popcorn you made Sunday evenings. I love you so much. Your granddaughter, Jessica (sadly my letter didn’t make it in time, He passed away yesterday afternoon. I’ll miss him terribly, but am comforted to know he is in Heaven)

his favorite place in the world: by Grandma

his favorite place in the world: by Grandma’s side and in his cherry orchard

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All his children and their spouses

All his children and their spouses

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He loved watching the children play from the front porch

He loved watching the grand-children play from the front porch

He would take Grandma

He would take Grandma’s hand and lean on her for support. Now he’s walking on streets of gold!

March 25, 2015 - 2:53 pm

Leeny - I’m so sorry for your loss. Uncle Glenn has been a comfort to my heart ever since we lost Pappy years ago… He reminded me of him and his gentle smile helped ease the terrible vacancy in our lives. May Jesus comfort you all deeply.

March 26, 2015 - 8:39 pm

Rhoda S Forry - Thank you for sharing these pictures. What a precious memory!
May God bless you and comfort you all in a special way over this time.

   

Heidi-Maternity session in Puerto Rico

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Every session I photograph is special to me, especially when I get to watch my clients in different stages of life. It’s even more special when it happens to be best friends of ours. We got the chance to sneak in some maternity photos during our trip to Puerto Rico. Heidi and Brendan, thanks for letting me capture this next faze in your life. We can’t wait to meet your baby boy!

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Puerto Rico-2015

Washington Dc and Puerto Rico on the same day.

Washington Dc and Puerto Rico on the same day.

The weather was perfect: 85 and breezy except for an occasional rain shower.

The weather was perfect: 85 and breezy except for an occasional rain shower.

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A pelican diving for lunch.

A pelican diving for lunch.

We walked along the fort walls almost every evening.

We walked along the fort walls almost every evening.

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We toured the 3 San Juan forts one day...so much history here!

We toured the 3 San Juan forts one day…so much history here!

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I loved the textured walls.

I loved the textured walls.

Pennies along the walls that turned green from the salty air.

Pennies along the walls that turned green from the salty air.

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The Pigeon Wall-you can see where they roost on the wall. There was so many it was actually loud.

The Pigeon Wall-you can see where they roost on the wall. There was so many it was actually loud.

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While Heidi and I were off taking photos, Brendan and Danny skipped rocks and looked for sea glass.

While Heidi and I were off taking photos, Brendan and Danny skipped rocks and looked for sea glass.

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Our house along a street in Old San Juan.

Our house along a street in Old San Juan.

The Garden Suit-it opened up into a balcony filled with ferns. I woke up one morning listening to the rain fall-so peaceful.

The Garden Suit-it opened up into a balcony filled with ferns. I woke up one morning listening to the rain fall-so peaceful.

Our its-bitty kitchen.

Our itty-bitty kitchen.

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The common area-we stopped by a local shop and bought pastries to eat while we played games in the evening.

The common area-we stopped by a local shop and bought pastries to eat while we played games in the evening.

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The next few shots are iPhone pics: our favorited coffee shop we had breakfast at.

The next few shots are iPhone pics: our favorite coffee shop where we ate breakfast.

We happened upon a wedding-it was a gorgeous old cathedral!

We happened upon a wedding-it was at a gorgeous old cathedral!

Left: waiting to go to the airport.  Right: we just waled 45 minutes in the rain till we got to our house.

Left: waiting to go to the airport.
Right: we just walked 45 minutes in the rain till we got to our house.

The beaches were beautiful!  Even though I don

The beaches were beautiful! Even though I don’t like coconut, I had to try a fresh one. (danny ended up eating it)

A typical Puerto Rican dish: chicken, rice, avocado, with fried plantains.

A typical Puerto Rican dish: chicken, rice, avocado, with fried plantains.

Left: cafes lined the streets. Right: Nothing beats fresh mango smoothies.

Left: cafes lined the streets.
Right: Nothing beats fresh mango smoothies.

March 10, 2015 - 11:10 pm

Jolene - I love all the pretty photos! Looks like much fun :)