Sunday, November 23, 2008
Here are a few things that we Harmans are giving thanks for this year:
T Taking time to share with others
H Health and happiness in our home
A All the ways that God has provided for us this year
N New ministry opportunities (D's teaching SS again, yay!)
K Keeping Christ at the center of our family
S Salvation and Special times with friends and family both near and far
We pray that you each with have a truly blessed time this week as you celebrate Thanksgiving. We look forward to hearing/reading about how you each celebrate the holiday.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
The weather was perfect!!! Here are a few pictures from the day. Last Saturday, we took our family to downtown Duluth GA for the annual Buddy Walk. This year my parents joined us for the event; we all had a good time. The morning started with games, silent auction, raffles and entertainment. The kids always love riding the train and playing in the inflatables. The entertainment was provided by Jay Memory and the Cobb County Special Olympics Gymnastics Team. In one of the pictures you can see D seating by the performance area watching the Gymnastics Team. I thought he was going to get in line to join in; thankfully he did not. After the walk (about a mile), we enjoyed our picnic lunch of hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, cokes & ice cream. The last part of the event is announcing the top fund raisers and the winners of the silent auction and raffles. This year, we actually came home with a prize. Darrell won an Marquis Grissom autographed baseball and bat. All in all it was a great day!
Here are a couple of videos that I just had to share. There was some time in the afternoon to just have fun dancing to the music; D couldn't resist getting out on the dance floor. The videos are both short, but you get the idea.
Can you tell that our kids love to watch "Dancing With the Stars"? Just goes to show that white boys can dance (well, sorta).
We are truly greatful for those who supported our efforts by making a donation in honor of our son. You still have time to show your support - online donations will be accepted through Oct 31. Just click here to go to D's home page. If you need help, just let me know. Thank you so much for helping us to help others!!!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
God continues to richly bless our lives through our children; I'm so glad He chose us to be their parents. Raising children has been the toughest job I've ever had, but it has also been the most rewarding. I know people say that all the time, but it is so true!! God also continues to bless us through our family and friends - we wouldn't be where we are today without you. Thank you so much for your love and support!!
Friday, September 05, 2008
Our family's goal this year is to raise $5,000. The money is used to benefit national education, research and advocacy initiatives, as well as local programs. These funds enable the National Down Syndrome Society and local groups to offer services that support and enhance the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. All donations are 100% tax deductible.
You can help us meet our goal by:
1. Joining our team and making a contribution to the Down Syndrome Assn of Alanta
2. Walking on our team and asking your friends, family or co-workers to support you
3. Passing on the walk but making a contribution to the DSAA
I will be sending an email to many of you, personally, to ask you to support us. However, you don't have to receive an email from me in order to donate and/or participate. Just go to Daniel's homepage and you can donate online.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Yesterday was the first day of school for both kids. We started the day with a good breakfast at home. After breakfast, we went outside to wait for D's bus to pick him up. Then E and I jumped in the car to get her to school on time.
For those of you who know the area where we live, you'll appreciate this. When E starts at Camp Creek Elem next year, we'll have to get one of those "house divided" license plate covers - one that has Parkview on one side and Brookwood on the other side.
We pray you all have a great school year!!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME (first pet, current car): Sam Windstar
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME (fave ice cream flavor, favorite type of shoe): Moosetracks Sneakers
3. YOUR NATIVE AMERICAN NAME (favorite color, favorite animal): Blue Kitten
4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME (middle name, city where you were born): Kay Decatur
5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 of your first name): Harma
6. SUPERHERO NAME (2nd favorite color, favorite drink): Green Tea
7. NASCAR NAME (the first names of your grandfathers): James Paul
8. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME (your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter): Davis Denver
9. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower): Autumn Peace Rose
10. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now): Banana Shorts
11. HIPPIE NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree): Pancake Magnolia
Thursday, July 24, 2008
June 21 - Daniel gets a buzzcut
June 23-27 - VBS at MPUMC
June 26 - Emma's 4th birthday
July 4 - Fireworks
July 5 - Linda & her girls come to visit for a couple of weeks
July 8-11 - Day Camp for D, E & Rachel
July 9 - wake up to a having a brick thrown through the back window of our van
July 13 - D's grandmother died (quick trip to Indiana 7/16 - 7/19 for the funeral)
July 14-18 - VBS at LFBC
July 20 - Abigail's 10th birthday (Linda's oldest)
July 22 - Daniel pulls his first tooth (tooth fairy brings him 1 silver dollar)
July 23 - Daniel's 6th birthday
Here are a few pictures of the events:
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Hand in hand we will be
You and me!
Monday, April 21, 2008
Well, I've got to get E over to the babysitter's house early today - they are going to pick strawberries this morning out at Washington Farms. YUM!!