Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New Addition To The Shepherd Household

Little ZoeGirl (named after the
Christian Rock Band ZoeGirl-meaning
life-eternal life) joined our family
this month. She has been a bundle
of fun! I think I read every web
article on housebreaking a puppy!!!

ZoeGirl is trying to learn our language!

Grandma and Grandpa's Visit

Grandma and Grandpa couldn't wait
to get down to Santee to visit little Van
(and Kenny and Jen!). Van is 2 1/2 mo.

Grandpa and Van are bonding.

Now, does this face show
determination or what!!
I think Van likes his new teddy bear!

Monday, August 24, 2009

2009 American Idol Concert

Doug and I and our "American Idol" fanatics
went to the A.I. On Tour Concert.
Arco Arena was just beginning
to fill up and the stage crew were
fervently working.
Kris Allen, 2009 American Idol
winner, performs.

Can't tell by the photo, but Adam
Lambert, who came in 2nd place,

Baby Van Is Born - 7-8-09

Baby Shower For Baby Van - May 2009

Jen is finally "showing"-so pretty!
We went down to Santee to little
Van's baby shower held at an
airport (where else!).
Kenny and Eric are having fun
opening the baby shower gifts.

Relay For Life - May 2009

Our new church plant, Bayside In Galt,
participated in the Galt Relay For Life
held at Galt High School.

Relay For Life

We had fun serving dinner to all
of the participants in the
Relay For Life.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Lunch With Uncle Laverne and Aunt Grace-Feb. '09

Terry's Uncle Laverne, Aunt Grace
and cousins Paul and Beverly
joined us for lunch at Aunt Trudi's
"cafeteria" with Mom, Chris and Trudi.
We were sad that Laverne, 93, passed
away a few weeks later, but rejoice
that he is home with the Lord.

New Year's Eve With Friends!

Doug and Terry with friends
actually made it to midnight on
New Year's Eve.

Christmas 2008

For Christmas '08 we had the
Merola side of the family over.
Terry's mom, aunt, and sister
are checking out the family
blogs after dinner.

Christmas 2008

Terry's mom and Aunt Trudi
(lookin' good for 91) are finding
some cool Christmas gifts.

Christmas 2008

Terry is enjoying her
Christmas gifts.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Recapping 2008 at Bayside Church in Galt

It has been almost a year since a
handful of Christians stepped out
in faith to plant a new church in Galt.
I made this video to recap the blessings
of 2008 at Bayside In Galt.

Thanksgiving 2008

Kenny and Jen put on quite a spread
when we visited them at Thanksgiving.
It was fun to visit with Jim and Jolene
as well as the kids.

Thanksgiving Surprise

Kenny and Jen gave us each a
"boarding pass" for our Christmas
presents. It took us quite a while
to figure out what it was!

Our Thanksgiving Surprise

You would have thought we could
have figured out the surprise quickly.
We're going to be grandparents!!

Thanksgiving 2008 Short Video

Dad is having fun with
our new camcorder!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Trans Siberian Orchestra Experience

You have to put a TSO concert
on your "bucket-list"!

Nashville Vacation in October

Standing in front of the
Grand Ole Opry

This is INSIDE the Opryland Hotel.

Yep, it's the Parthenon-in Nashville!

Lane Motor Museum-only car
you can touch (and sit in)

Purchase of Rental Home

This is the "fixer-upper" home
we purchased to rent. Notice the
dead lawn! Updated photos to
come later.

Six Flags

Fun at Six Flags

Fun at Six Flags
Fun day at Six Flags

Honoring Gold Metalist

Galt celebrated with Stephanie Trafton-
Olympic Gold metalist in the discus.
It was quite an heart-felt occasion!

Kenny and Jen's visit in June

Kenny and Jen came up for a visit
on Dad's Birthday.