Monday, December 6, 2010

He Cradles You - Jesus Christ is Near

It's special to share a song I wrote when Dan's first child was born. We adopted Dan as an infant from Mexico, and when his daughters were born, I marveled that the blessings of that adoption just kept coming! This video includes many cousins, of course! What a joy they all are.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Visit to Old Sacramento-July 3, 2010

On July 3 we visited Old Town Sacramento. Riding the old time train was an adventure and watching the old fashioned Melodrama was, too! Becca was invited to go on stage. Sydney and Becca made Corn Husk dolls, too. Kate wasn't feeling well so she stayed home with Aunt Elizabeth. We missed them!

Fun in Old Town Sacramento

Alex, Becca, & Kate's Summer Visit - 2010

Kate & Becca ride a log in Folsom Lake.

Alex swims with Uncle Dan.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tumbling Time!

A medal!

There is so much to do here!

Paige, Sydney, and Jordyyn relax

Dan and Jordynn at Sydney's first tumbling program.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sydney Likes Tap Dancing! June 2010

Sydney at Her First Dance Recital.

What part of dance class do you like best?

"Tap!" Says Sydney.

A Priceless Video: Sydney Tap Dancing

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Josh Visits- June 2010

Leaping Lizards!

We sure had fun when Josh came to stay for a few days, while his mom packed up for their move to Texas. Soon we will have more Texas relatives!

Sisters: Swimmingly Sensational

Paige walks with Jordynn.
She has no fear
and she loves the water!

relaxes with warm,
shallow splashes.

Yes! Summer is fun
when you are three and one.

Cute Cousin Look-a-Likes. Guess who?

Summer and Baseball - A Great Team!

June 5, 2010

Rachel at the Bat

Rachel and Grandpa Burk

Joshua looks very professional!

Linda, Madi, Alicia, and Eliza watch the Games.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Navarre Beach-Gulf Coast Florida-No Oil Here! May 2010

Navarre Beach-Gulf Coast Florida-No Oil Here! May 2010
Originally uploaded by lindakayburk

Who can adequately describe the beauty of these beaches? As a first time visitor to the Gulf I am so thankful to get to see them in their pristine condition.

Uploaded by lindakayburk on 5 May 10, 2.39PM PDT.

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Spring Summit-Boston Opera House

Spring Summit-Boston Opera House
Originally uploaded by lindakayburk

Walking to our hotel from Faneuil Hall Marketplace. My kind of an opera!

Spring Summit-Charles River Duck Tour

Spring Summit-Charles River Duck Tour
Originally uploaded by lindakayburk

This wasn't our "Duck", but you can get the idea?

Boston-Spring AAEPA Summit-Duck Tour

Spring AAEPA Summit-Duck Tour
Originally uploaded by lindakayburk

Yes, it really is an amphibious vehicle from the World War II era. We drove around Boston and saw many historical sites and then....we rolled right into the Charles River. It was an adventure, drenching with non-stop jokes from our very wound up driver! Afterwards, we were all let off at Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace where we had dinner at the Durgin-Park Restaurant. Roger and I then walked in the cool evening air to our hotel. We enjoyed seeing the city close up.

Florida Gulf Coast-Joe's Rent-a-Car!

Florida Gulf Coast
Originally uploaded by lindakayburk

Joe promised us a first rate rental car. . .

Visiting the Florida Gulf Coast

Florida Gulf Beach
Originally uploaded by lindakayburk

Roger and Linda outside "Flounders" at Pensacola Beach, Florida.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Musical Magic with Teens

Teens Lead the Way

The song is "Imagine" by John Lennon and was preformed on Glee by a deaf school chorus. Very inspiring! It's worth it to watch it all the way through as vocals join in.

"Imagine there's no heaven . . ."

"I hope someday you'll join us

Friday, January 29, 2010

Isaac Riley plays Chopin

Sixteen year old Isaac always has a new piano piece he is working on. I love this one!
Waltz in C# Minor, op.64 no.2

Saturday, January 23, 2010

If I Had My Life To Live Over

               Hammock Girl, Olivia Kate                                                         

If I Had My Life To Live Over
by Erma Bombeck

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.                                       

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the “good” living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television, and more while watching life.

I would have never bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed for a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, “Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.”

There would have been more “I love you’s.” More “I’m sorry’s.”  

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute… look at it and really see it… live it… and never give it back. 

Stop sweating the small stuff.  Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.

Instead, let’s cherish the relationships we have with those who DO love us.


Swim! Laugh! Play! Enjoy! 

We only have one shot at this and then it's gone.      

Wishing you blessed days!

Scrapbook page
 by Eva Paige Burk

Photos:  "Rose Light" and "Butterfly Petals" 
 by Elizabeth Ann Burk