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~ Kathy M.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Happy 98th Birthday, Grandma Pearl!:

Pearl Spillers Wright Ellis

Today is Grandma Pearl's 98th birthday! Yeah! Grandma Pearl is the nicest lady you could ever meet. She never has an unpleasant word to say about anybody. Loving and giving, Grandma has recently moved in with Darlene so that she can just rest. She keeps up on world events, enjoys her soaps and science fiction shows. Grandma has outlived her boy, her husband, her son-in-law, daughter-in-law, a grandson and her beloved dog Matthew, but she is still all here and is wonderful company.

We all love her so much!

The Spiller Girls:

Geneva, Hilda, Grandma, Hazel and Pearl

Darlene and Grandma Pearl

Sonny, Jimmy, Pearl and Darlene

The Spiller Family

Grandma's Birthday in 2007

Family Dinner:

At 4:30 yesterday, Cary and I went over to Mitch and Maria's for our anniversary dinner. Mom, Dad and Jill were also there. We had so much fun visiting. After dinner, we watched the Cascade Medical Team DVD on this year's Guatemala mission trip. Kristin and Ethan were on it quite a bit, but there was only a picture of Mom's hand. It was fun to see what they did and see all of the people that they helped. It was neat.


Dad and Cary

Mom and Maria

Maria in her beaded shawl.

Me. I always feel like a giant compared to Maria.

Sorry, I didn't get any pictures
of Mitch and Jill this time.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Five Years Ago Today, I Married My Best Friend Husband!:


Happy 5th Anniversary, sweetie. I love you more every single day, and am so glad that you found me "out in the woods". You are the best husband in the world!


Kathy Matthews

The bride and groom.

You may kiss the bride.

Exchanging the rings.
Kathy, Cary, Pastor, Garrett, Troy

Kristin, Kari, Mom Jody, Kathy, Cary

Dad, Pastor, Cary, Garrett, Troy, Randy and Nigel

Newlyweds dancing at the reception.

Uncle Paul, Darlene, Troy and Aunt Norni

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Baby Pictures of My Babies:

Yesterday, a loyal reader of Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy requested a post of old pictures of her. So, here it is. I've also included pictures of her sister, cousins and grandmas too. I know she will enjoy it, and I hope you will too!


Grandma T., Grandma J., Grandma H., Nana Marie, Nanny

Kristin in her Johnny Jump Up

Kari, Jenny and Becki


Kari and Kristin


Kari in her pantyhose

Kari, Santa, Kristin and Me


Kristin and Kari

Kristin, Kari and Spencer

Kari and Kristin

Spencer, Kari and my little Honda car

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Kathy and Nancy


Happy Father's Day, Cary!

Randy, Cary and Cheri

Cheri, Susan, Shanna and Randy



Shanna and Randy

Randy's head, Cary, Cheri and Susan

Cary and Randy

Susan, Cary and Cheri having fun.

Little Roy? Susan, Cary and Cheri

Randy and Cary

Baby Cary

Happy Father's Day, Cary....

I love you!


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