Nathan is Hebrew and means "gift from God" - we couldn't have been more blessed than to have been chosen as his parents!

Thank you for keeping up-to-date with Nathan. We hope you visit often and enjoy experiencing our son's journey as much as we do. Please feel free to leave comments.

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Ocean City (Part II)

The ride to Ocean City was bout 7 hours so we left the night before and stayed the night in the camper - it was perfect. On the return trip, Nathan watched some Sesame Street movies.
Nathan loved the pool but was really afraid of the fountains as you see here . The pool had a 5 inch section that he could walk around in.
No camping trip would be final without toasted marshmallows!!!


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Nathan's First Ocean Experience (Part I)

The Terry family took our travel trailer on it's maiden voyage to Ocean City, Maryland over the Memorial Day Weekend. What a beautiful beach and lovely board walk! Nathan had a great time and experienced a few firsts - he played in the ocean sand and ate toasted marshmallows!

We stayed at a really nice campground called the Castaways ~ it was only a few miles from the OC board walk and there was a shuttle that would bring you back and forth all day for free. Our site was right near the water ~ as you can see from this picture of Nathan having breakfast.We just arrived at the resort and Nathan had his first experience with ocean sand. As you may suspect ~ he loved it! He also got a kick out of walking inthe water and for whatever reason kept trying to step in sea weed! YUK! I'm post pictures, video's, and little tid bits from our trip over the next few days. Here are a few of my favorite pictures ~ I took these with my phone. I'm so impressed with the quality pictures it takes.

this picture is my favorite ~ I'm going to frame it.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Map the Fallen

Hi everyone! The Terry Family has been away on vacation and we've just returned but today isn't about us or about Nathan. Today, is about honoring our men and women in the military and sincerely thanking them for our freedom. On that note, I'd like to share something with you created by a graduate student and employee of Google ~ it's a map of the fallen soldiers in the War on Terror.

The map utilizes "Google Earth to honor the more than 5,700 American and Coalition servicemen and women that have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan." The creator uses mapping technology to connect "you with each of their stories—you can see photos, learn about how they died, visit memorial websites with comments from friends and families, and explore the places they called home and where they died."

So often times we hear on the news a soldier has lost his/her life in combat but we know very little else. These brave men and women gave their life to protect us and in the process forever changed the lives of those they loved.

I know I'm going to take some time this week and learn about the soldiers that gave their life for me. God bless their families ~ Happy Memorial Day