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Welcome to our family blog, we are Roxanne, Jesse, Ashton, Jackson, and Thomas-Jensen. Jesse and I have been happily married since 2001, we live in Appleton, Wisconsin. We have been blessed with three beautiful boys; Ashton, Jackson, and TJ. Thanks for looking in on us from time to time.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

May 20, 2012 Piano Recital


The boys had the final piano recital as Colene Bolt's students. She is moving to Duluth, MN at the end of the school year. We will miss her terribly, she has taught the boys so much more than simply playing the piano. She taught them music appreciation, expression, and technic. We are hoping to continue lessons in the fall somewhere in Appleton. We can only hope that whoever we find can continue to cultivate the love of piano Ms. Bolt has shared with my boys.


Jackson preforming his solo, Indians.

Jackson and Ms. Colene Bolt's Duet, I've Got Music.

Ashton performing his solo, Maleguena.

Ashton performing his second solo, Medieval Pageant.

Jackson's First Communion


Jackson's Baptism First Communion
Jackson celebrated his First Communion, an event he has been looking forward to for many years. Prior to his Communion, he would pout and fuss about "wishing" he could take communion with his family. His wish finally came true, and he was one excited kiddo. He enjoyed every aspect of this religious tradition, from the clothing, to the prayers, carrying his book of prayers and rosary, as well as a pin Grandma Jane brought him to wear. Ashton wanted to share in Jack's special day by serving in the Mass. His prayers were answered when one of the boys scheduled allowed Ashton to take his place. Ashton hopes he will be able to share in TJ's special day too!
We are so proud of you Jackson! I remember his Baptism, every time the priest would say Jesus our baby Jack would coo and giggle, we knew then God had special plans for you. My prayer for you will be to continue to grow in God's grace, peace, and mercy. May your special bond continue and carry you forward in this life, my son.

John
6: 53-58
Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son
of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh
and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.
For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my
flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent
me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live
because of me. ...
The service is starting. Ashton is leading with Mathew.
Partaking of the Body and Blood of our Savior.
Family pictures.
Silly pictures, what monumental day isn't complete without goofy pics!
GodMommy and GodSon
Godparents and Godchild

May 4, 2012: The OLL Spring Concert


What a biggersweet day for the Parker boys. They had their final Our Lady of the Lake performance. It was truly lovely to see all the boys sing together, I don't think they will in their next school, so this was a rare treat for us and them. Following the Spring Concert was the O.L.L art show, both Ashton and Jackson had peices in the show. They did a nice job! I am very proud of my boys!
The Spring Concert


The Art Show


Ashton playing with the O.L.L. Band

Ashton, Jackson, and Thomas-Jensen singing together

Ashton and Jackson singing together

Brewers Game: 5-23-12

It was an exciting day for the Parker family! We had fourth row seats to the Brewers v Giants game at Miller Park. This was the boys very first baseball game and everyone was very excited! At the field the boys played on the playground, they were able to hit some balls in the batting cages, race the sausages, sit in a giant glove, and even got Tim Dillard's autograph! Talk about an exciting start to the game!

CBSSports.com wire reports

Scoreboard
San Francisco (23-21)003200000592
Milwaukee (18-26) «62000000x8100
Brewers 8, Giants 5
Put Barry Zito in Miller Park, and he struggles.    Aramis Ramirez hit a three-run double in a six-run first inning, Lucroy added a two-run homer in the second and the Milwaukee Brewers rocked Barry Zito again at Miller Park in an 8-5 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.    Lucroy has batted everywhere but first, third and ninth in the batting order this year, settling in the fifth spot on Wednesday. He homered in the second inning and doubled in the fourth. He's 6 for 15 in the No. 5 hole.    "He's so hot that he doesn't care where he is," manager Ron Roenicke said.
Emerging as one of the top hitting catchers in the NL, Lucroy is batting .349 with five homers and 29 RBI in 40 games.    "He likes everywhere I put him," Roenicke said. "I hope I don't mess him up by putting him in too many different spots."    Zito (3-2) allowed his first six batters to reach as Milwaukee batted around in a 40-pitch first inning. He wound up giving up eight runs -- four earned -- five hits and four walks in three innings. Zito dropped to 0-4 with a 7.67 ERA in eight starts at Miller Park and his ERA this year rose from 3.00 to 3.53.    "It's been weird at this yard," Zito said. "I haven't had many games where I felt like I was on my game."    Jose Veras (3-1) struck out three over two hitless innings in relief of Marco Estrada, who left after injuring his right hip while running out a first-inning double. John Axford pitched the ninth for his seventh save in eight chances.
Veras, Francisco Rodriguez and Axford combined for four scoreless innings.
Zito walked Corey Hart leading off the bottom of the first, then threw high to first for an error on Norichika Aoki's sacrifice. Ramirez drove Zito's 14th pitch of the game to the left-center field wall for a 3-0 lead.    Lucroy reached when shortstop Brandon Crawford booted a hard grounder for San Francisco's major league-leading 46th error, and a walk to Weeks reloaded the bases.    After Carlos Gomez struck out, Cesar Izturis hit a run-scoring groundout. Estrada, who had been 0 for 8 at the plate this season, lined the ball down the left-field line for a two-run double and his first RBI in 22 at-bats over five major league seasons. He jogged gingerly to second and, after meeting with trainers and Roenicke, slowly walked off the field with an injury to his right hip flexor or quad.
The team said Estrada will have an MRI to determine the extent of the injury.
"I still don't know what happened or why," he said. "I felt a pop in my quad. I hope it's nothing serious."    After Estrada was removed from the game, Hart fouled out.    Aoki singled starting the second and scored with two outs on Lucroy's fifth home run of the year.    Lucroy also doubled, and is batting .417 (30-for-72) with three home runs and 21 RBI in his last 20 games.    "I'm just trying to have good at bats and hit the ball hard," he said. "I'm not a big guy. I'm not going to hit a lot of home runs."    Hector Sanchez had a three-run double in the third inning for San Francisco, which closed in the fourth when Brandon Crawford hit an RBI single and scored on Melky Cabrera's double. With runners on second and third, and two outs, Kameron Loe struck out Sanchez.

Love is . . .

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away."
1 Corinthians 13:4-8