On Palm Sunday, 21 years ago, someone full of energy entered our lives. I do know I barely made it to the hospital and then had to wait 20 minutes for the doctor to arrive to deliver him. I remember him having the longest fingers and told his Dad, I bet he is going to play the piano one day. Well, he has played around with the piano, but he can sure play the guitar. Jordan has sure been a joy in our lives. He is a true man of God. He is a sophomore at a school in SC and plays football for them on the offensive line. He loves life and loves people which is obvious with all the friends that he has. God is truly using him now and in the future. We can't wait to see what God has in store for him. We love you Jordan and happy birthday from Mom and Dad.
Jordan and Stephanie
Jordan hugging the shadow of Melissa before he was going back to school. Mel does not like to have her picture taken.
We took Lauren and 8 of her friends to Olive Garden and then went home to eat cake. Only we didn't eat the cake because they gave us one at the restaurant. So, I just took pictures of the cake. Does anyone want any cake that has not been eaten? If so, visit us.
Lauren has now reached the age of responsibility, maturity, and just plain old. Well, that's what we like to think. If you have known Lauren, you may not know her now. She was always a happy child and friendly, but now has turned into her own. This started happening when she reached middle school. We moved to Dublin for the school system for Jordan and Lauren to hopefully excel in their academics. That was truly accomplished. However, it was a great move for Lauren. She has met some of the best friends we could have imagined for her. It was obvious that God had a hand in this move. As you look at some random pictures of her, you will see some of the personality that we have all come to love. I would love to say she acquired this great personality from me, her Mom. But, we all know that is not the case. She has quite a bit of her father in her. We are both saddened that this day has come but we are both quite excited for her. The Lord has great things in store for her. She has definitely been a leader in her high school by setting an example of what a Christian is. It is quite obvious that she is loved by many as Duane and I were hearing her phone going off last night for facebook entries. She had over 100 well wishers. I don't even have 100 friends on my list. We love you Lauren and can't wait to see what God has in store for you next year as you begin your life at Liberty University. We are saddened to see you go. Enjoy these pictures of her.
Lauren's soon to be roommate at Liberty University, Kara Wheeler
Yes, that's Lauren.
She got hit by a Field Hockey ball right before a game.
She has the record in track of her high school in shot put. This is her last year to beat that record.
A poster of all the senior girl's basketball players.
Jordan and Lauren both got sport jackets and they thought it would be funny to wear the other's one.
We are the Floro's and a family of 6+3 with the addition of our daughter-in- law and now with 2 new grandbabies, Anastacia and Weston. A son in law and another daughter in law. We are 32 years and counting. The family is growing up and moving out and moving in. We will continue to grow as the years go on or we can only hope.
These are truly cement corn stalks here in Dublin. A site to see for sure
benches to watch the corn grow?
Stone walls you see all over Dublin
Scioto River. It's is Urban Legand that Eric Clapton lives near here on the Scioto. Actually Duane and Jordan saw him the other day pumping gas in his black Lamborghini. He can be a "real" person here without paparzzi following him. He supposedly hangs out at the Starbucks in Old Dublin. We haven't seen him there yet!
Another view of the Scioto River
Chief Leatherlips. That's his name. When I found him, I thought I was in Egypt. Supposedly, he was the chief in this area many moons ago and in 1990, the City of Dublin, erected him in this stone that is indicative to this area. He looks a little angry to me. Maybe he doesn't like his statue.
Water tower in Dublin. They are everywhere here. This is Avery park about 1 mile from our house. It's a kid's dream. Soccer, baseball, softball fields and bike and walking paths. We ride our bikes and also walk here almost everyday.
Dublin Jerome High School where Jordan graduated and Lauren will this year. There are 3 schools in Dublin. One where Brady Quinn graduated, Coffman, and also Scioto. Jordan chose Jerome because it was just opened the year he started and he felt he would have a better chance in playing football. I guess it worked since he now plays in college.
This is Jack Nickalus and Jordan. We live near Muirfield, the golf course that Jack created. Every year, the Memorial is played here. Jack was dressed in a OSU clothing by someone, it was during games of OSU. They are very spirited here. Jordan was on his way to work and happened to have his jersey on that day so we took full advantage of it.
Their name is the "Celtics". You don't say it like the Boston BB team. It is named after Dublin Ireland Celts. It's funny to hear announcers say the name and they always say it wrong. Then everyone yells to him the correct pronounciation.
Looking down our street. Our streets are wide which makes it nice for parking.