Monday, September 08, 2014

Happy Anniversary Daddy and Mommy!

Friday Daddy and Mommy celebrated 22 years of marriage!
Michael and Linda Sebo
 
Married: September 5, 1992
 
This year we kids were able to prepare a special surprise for them in honor of their anniversary! We decorated and put together a small restaurant-style meal at home, complete with a menu, waiters, a kitchen staff and even security! It was challenging to surprise them but ,in the end very worth it and successful!
Thursday, they received an invitation in the mail from Michael John's Family Restaurant to the special event at 6pm the following evening. They were very excited and decided we could have the day off of school. This was a real blessing as we needed that time to cook and prepare for the surprise and were originally planning to do it after school. The Lord knew we needed more time!
 Before being seated to their dinner, the couple was taken for some anniversary portraits! The invitation said to come in their finest apparel! It's not often we get to see them matching and dressed up so this was a time for pictures!
 A kiss..;)
A sweet moment....:)
 The dining set-up complete with a full dinner menu...
 The couple was escorted and seated by their waiter...
 While the music played gently in the candle-lit dining room, the kitchen staff were battling to get a bottle of sparkling apple cider open.:P A mistake we hope not to repeat next time!
 The first toast to start off the evening....
 While Daddy and Mommy had a private dining area, the younger children ate their own dinner with Ryan out on the porch. They got to drink ginger ale instead.
 We just got these new goblets and the kids really enjoyed being allowed to drink out of them for the special occasion. Here Evie was transferring her drink from her normal cup to her exciting new goblet over and over.
 Nathanael was our photographer and he and Joshua also helped with the entertainment for the evening program, while Ryan filled the most important job title "Security/Personnel" aka Childcare! Without him we would never have been able to pull the event off! Timmy and Evie got to be charming staff kids. (...been at Higher Ground too long..;)
 First on the program was a ventriloquism act by Natey....
 A quick, blurry, selfie of our waiters (Daniel and Isaiah) and cooks/dishwash (Myself and Caytlin)! It was a very fun evening to be able to honor Daddy and Mommy in a small way for all they have done for us!
 Isaiah served the couple, while Daniel waited on the kiddos table! They both did a great job!
 Daniel in action...
 Timmy enjoying his goblet too!
 Another refill of sparkling cider to go with the final course of the meal before dessert...
 Natey and Josh sang the song "Tale As Old As Time" which is special to Daddy and Mommy because it was "their movie" while dating. We made a slight change to the song though and the boys sang, "Linda and Michael", in place of "Beauty and the Beast." They really enjoyed it and Mommy cried.:)
 My assistant cook and dishwasher and I pausing for a picture...
 In between serving courses, Isaiah grabbed a snack...
 Singing a duet....asked for on the spot by the couple!;)
 A special message from Joe's friend....
While serving, our "door" to the kitchen started to fall on the faithful waiter! Push pins are a big help...sometimes.;)
 The grand finale-all us kiddos singing Tale As Old As Time.....Mommy requested an encore.;)
All the staff for the evening, minus Ryan!
A family picture of everyone! We are very blessed to have eachother!!
 
 
He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord.
                                                                                                                      Proverbs 18:22
 
 
Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.  And Adam said:“This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
                                                                                      Genesis 2:22-24

Monday, September 01, 2014

Happy 16th Birthday, Caytlin!

 

Caytlin Victoria Sebo
Born: August 15, 1998
 
Caytlin: (Irish origin) "pure"
 
Victoria: (Latin/English origin) "victorious"
 
 
Revive me, O Lord, for Your name’s sake!
For Your righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.
 
                                                                 Psalm 143:11
 
It is God who arms me with strength,
And makes my way perfect.
       
                                           Psalm 18:32

Monday, July 14, 2014

Happy 18th Birthday Daniel!

Daniel John Sebo
Daniel "God is my judge" 
John "God's gracious gift" 

July 14, 1996
               Then these men said, “We shall not find any charge against this Daniel unless we find it against him concerning the law of his God.” Daniel 6:5

As a wee lad Daniel tended to find himself in trouble quite a bit. This is true of most highly creative people.:) Well, he's all grown up now and we look back on those days with a smile and a chuckle. Daniel is a very responsible young man, and a good example to all his siblings. Happy 18th Birthday to our special guy. WE  LOVE YOU VERY MUCH!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Miguel and Christina's Wedding


Our niece Christina  had her long awaited wedding on Saturday, July 12. It was a very sweet wedding.
Aunt Rocio did her hair.
 Some braids and a cascade of curls!
Last minute instructions for the wedding...
The final product.
Her mom did her make-up.
The groom (Miguel) and his parents.
    Bridesmaids and groomsmen.....
Best Man (Miguel's brother) and Maid of Honor Amy (Christina's Best Friend)...
Here comes the bride and Uncle Johnny had the privilege of walking her down the isle.
Here is the reaction....
A lovely bride.
They grow up so fast....
These photographs were taken by Caytlin.
The minister reminded them that it took faithfulness to make a marriage work. He said this is what Christ has always been to us.
We have seen how much Miguel cherishes Christina.
It is very sweet to see them interact. The marriage ceremony is a  picture of a future wedding ceremony between Christ and  His bride (the church.)
The charge is given.
Now the vows...
 Prayer for God's blessing on the marriage...
Aunt 'Cio enjoying the wedding. Not so long ago she was saying her own vows. :)
A man who finds a wife, finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord...
Although Christina is slightly taller than Miguel, she is wearing SUPER high heels during the wedding.
Presenting Mr. and Mrs. Soriano!
What God has joined together let no man come between.
Here is Natey...
Outside the church in Huntington Beach....
The parents of the bride and groom...
  Christina's mom and Uncle Johnny...
Little Timbo getting a kiss from the Bride...
Guy cousins......
Daniel is  missing here...
The girl cousins...Ashley and Sofia are missing here.
Ryan  and Isaiah took videos...
 The weather was really nice. They took pictures at the beach.
         Lindsey Lou was the flower girl...
Riding in style....
These guys REALLY love their cousin.
  Uncle Johnny is a really loving guy. He has three lovely daughters of his own to give away someday. 
 Those high heels I mentioned earlier...
Uncle Victor, Uncle Johnny and Uncle Michael...
   Flower girl and ring bearer....
Getting in the limo...
Room for friends....
High- five for cousins with birthdays in November!
Meeting new relatives......
This is the church where they were married....
They love their Uncle Johnny...
Cousins, Janelle and Isaiah (just about the same age)....
The reception wasn't till 3:00 so we grabbed a burger...
Then it was off to Murdy park to  let the young ones stretch their legs before the reception...
Time flies when you are having fun. 
It is really nice to have older cousins to show the younger cousins the ropes...
After the park we drove down to the reception...
 Dad remembers this place from childhood....
Caytlin and her younger cousin Janelle...
How Joshua has grown ;)
A sign to show the way...
The reception area...
Lots of hugs....
The wedding cake. A gift from Miguel's Uncle and Aunt.
Janelle, Samantha and Sophia...
 Miss Sophia passing out bubbles...
There were also small bags with blue round things. We figured they were either rocks or chocolate. It turned out to be the latter. :)
Aunt Adriana ALWAYS enjoys her nieces...
Bubbles are always fun!
Here they are...
The bouquets...
A toast...
Some cake....
First dance...
Dancing with Uncle Victor...
Uncle Johnny...
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Uncle Michael...
Cousin Ryan....
Christina has been a real joy and blessing to all those who know her. She is a real gift from the Lord. May the Lord bless Miguel and Christina in their life together and send them many more blessings...

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.                                                                       Genesis 2:18-24