We did experience some tough times in the past 6 years and that was when we grew the most! The loss of Mike's dear Uncle Moose (April -2005) ,Grandma Parker (Feb-2007) & Grandma Wilson (July 2008). We will always cherish the memories that we have with them.
Favorite memories we have experienced together.
1998-Mike & Jenn meet in July @ Camp BaYouCa
1999-Mike and Jenn meet again (I was the Assistant Program Director and Mike soon takes on a new summer project, winning my heart!)
2000-Jenn graduates from Baptist Bible College and begins teaching in Syracuse, NY (Mike is finishing out his degree at Syracuse University)
2001- Aug. 18 (Caro, MI) Mike proposes to Jenn at J.J Jamokes
2002-June 29th , Our wedding at Hendricks Chapel (Syracuse, NY)!
2003- Mother's Day ,We become parents of an 8 week old West
2004- May 9th (We become an Aunt & Uncle for the first time: Grace Elizabeth)
June 29th -We move to Atlanta, GA
( Mike begins working with PWC ,Atlanta Office)
Aug-I begin teaching at NCCS (Short summer break)
2005-June 6th -We purchase our first house!
Aug-I became the Lead Teacher for the 3rd grade staff @ North Cobb
2006 -Feb.27- MIKE PASSES HIS CPA!
March 16th - (Our first nephew, Josh is born)
June 16th- (Our second nephew , Samuel is born)
December 14th -We find out we are expecting our first baby...Awesome
early Christmas Present!
2007-April-We visit my family in MI
(Our 3rd Nephew, Jack is born, while we are there!)
June 1st-Jenn says "goodbye" to teaching after 7 years!
June, 29th-we celebrate our 5th anniversary at Borios, (Syracuse,NY) where
we had our wedding reception
Aug.20th-Parker Wilson Clark Riese arrives @ 6:55 PM , 8lbs & 20 inches!
October-I say goodbye to 20's and turn 30!!!
(By Far-Our biggest blessing of the year was Parker!)
2008-Feb-Mike ends his career with PWC (after 5 HARD years)
Feb 19th-Mike begins his new job with GE!!! PTL
Aug, 20th- Parker Wilson Clark turns 1!!
Sept.-Mike and his friends from PWC- attend Softball tournament and WIN!
November-we spend Thanksgiving in MD with Mike's family
December-Our first Christmas spent in GA -with Mom & Dad Riese
So many memories that I have listed and how can I end this with out a big hug and kiss to Michael, for putting up with me these last 6 years! I cherish you, Parker and our families! We have SO much to be grateful for! God has richly blessed us and I can't wait to see how the new year 2009, unfolds!
I couldn't help it-I had to put a slide show together of some of these treasured memories!
We wish you all a wonderful New Year!
Mike, Jenn & Parker