Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sometimes I Can't Find the Words

...a grandson makes me proud

Aidan Kenneth Byrd is my first (of four) grandson and he is now following in his father's footsteps by joining the scouting program.

Interesting facts: in the last 50 years, only 2-5% of boys who enter scouting will achieve the rank of Eagle. As I recall Adam reached that milestone in 1991 or 1992. I still have, and cherish, the Eagle-Dad pin and Eagle neckerchief I got. More interesting facts: of the 27 men to travel to the moon, 24 were Boy Scouts; and 11 of the 12 who actually walked on the moon were Scouts; all three members of Apollo 13 were Scouts. Currently, 36% of West Point cadets were in Scouting.

I'll look forward to attending Aidan's Eagle ceremony in a few years. If there's one thing we know about Aidan, it is that he will absolutely achieve what he pursues. He recently received his Bobcat pin, the first step in Scouting.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Nice To Be Recognized

By the Brides, And Our Peers

One of the larger wedding related websites is Wedding Wire. I'm happy to say that many of the LoveNotes brides have had nice things to say about the LoveNotes staff. We were recently notified that we have been given the 2010 Wedding Wire Rated award, as well as the 2010 Bride's Choice Award.

You can click HERE to see what couples had to say about LoveNotes. Such recognition is reassuring that we're doing something right. It's doubly nice since we're doing something we love. You think the two are related?


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Yoo Hoo

tooth fairy, you there??

Alexander James Byrd, known to his close friends as Nander, lost his first tooth today. He is grandson #3, five years old.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ol' Blue Eyes

Henry, that is

Here's the latest pic of Henry. He's closing in on his first birthday. Can't wait til Thanksgiving & our road trip to ABQ.