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Barbara Bush Memories
Monday, April 30, 2018
2019 Jill's House Ride

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Bush’s family as they miss their wonderful wife, mother and Gana. Her white hair and trademark pearls certainly added to her stand out personality. She loved her family and people in general. She had a heart to serve others, so evident in her efforts for making sure that everyone could read.When Randy worked for Fairfax County Public Schools as their administrative photographer, he had the privilege of capturing images of some high profile folks. At the beginning of his career there, he was excited to photograph Barbara Bush- then the Vice President’s wife. She was kind, had a quick smile and great laugh. The children related well to ...

Jill's House Christmas Brunch
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
2019 Jill's House Ride

We have been photographing the Jill's House Christmas Brunch for as long as there has been one.  We never get tired of being at an event that is meant to raise awareness, support and funding for Jill's House!  And if you are not familiar with Jill's House, here is how they describe it on their web site.  "Jill’s House celebrates children with special needs and provides relief to the extraordinary families who love them through short-term, overnight respite care."The brunch is a great time for the women who attend to meet with friends and fellow supporters of Jill's House and lend support by purchasing raffle tickets for some great donated prizes or by bidding on items ...

Ride for Jill's House
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
2019 Jill's House Ride

Has there been rain during any of the Ride for Jill's House motorcycle rides over the past nine years?  I don't remember any.  In spite of the weather forecasters (I could do a whole blog post on that, but I won't!), this year's ride was cloudy but dry.Lots and lots of motorcycles started rolling into the parking lot of the Prince William campus of McLean Bible Church around 8:30 Saturday morning.  How many?  I didn't count, so I'm sticking with "lots and lots"!  There were Chick-Fil-A breakfast items, raffle tickets for some great items, plus Renegade Classics was there sewing Ride for Jill's House patches onto vests. After everyone was organized, ...

2017 Jill's House Gala
Monday, May 22, 2017
2019 Jill's House Ride

Where can you find children that are sweet, full of energy, beautiful and energetic?  At Jill’s House, where the children are all very special.  So are their parents, grandparents and siblings who care for them daily. The staff at Jill’s House is blessed to be able to assist in meeting their needs for times of respite.There are many folks who contribute to this care - volunteers, organizations, businesses - that underwrite the cost. Last Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons, a celebration of these children took place. The fundraiser was a wonderful event to highlight these special children and to increase the funding for Jill’s ...

Bailey's Gotcha Day 2017
Thursday, March 02, 2017
2019 Jill's House Ride

Bailey’s Gotcha Day = Valentine’s Day 2017The sun is speaking through the window. I hear Randy breathing steadily. I also hear a little jingle to my right, a yawn, then a hop out of the bed onto the floor. Someone is awake and doing the morning shaking off and stretching routine. (I have decided if I would do the same routine, I would be a few inches taller :-)He peeks up at the bed to see if his people are awake and requesting visitors. Once he is welcomed up on the bed, he hops on up and snuggles on top of or between us. Kisses are on the agenda next - but only for me. He knows Dad is not a fan. He will stay there as long as we do. Then potty time and breakfast!The new little ...