Thursday, November 22, 2007
We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We had a wonderful time with my family. We ate a delicious turkey dinner with all the sides (thanks mom & John) and we went around the table talking about what we are thankful for this year. Later in the evening we played Catch Phrase (my favorite game) while the kids ran around and played. Here are a few pictures from our day. Tomorrow night we head out to Philly. We are planning on leaving after dinner and doing most of the driving while the kids are asleep. We are looking forward to being able to talk while the kids sleep in the back and of course getting there and spending the week with Jim's parents.
Posted by Colbert Family at 11:25 PM
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for you (all our friends & family). You have all had an impact on our lives in some way and we are thankful for the ways God has used you in our lives. We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving as you spend time with loved ones. We will be spending Thanksgiving day with my (Shelley's) family at my mom's and then heading out to Philly on Friday to spend a week with mom & dad Colbert. We are looking forward to this Thanksgiving week as we can enjoy both sides of our family and be together all week as Jim is on vacation. The pictures below are from the Thanksgiving Celebration at Jacob's preschool. It was very precious. Jacob was a pilgrim and the three classes sang a song about being thankful. They then had a thanksgiving feast with Turkey (lunch meat) and all. It was a fun day for us all :)
Posted by Colbert Family at 1:40 PM
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
We all anxiously await our time with daddy each day. Whether Jim is playing with the kids, or we are all just spending time together talking and hanging out, we love when he's home. Even though his schedule is crazy and changes often, he always puts us as a priority and we are so thankful for him this Thanksgiving and always. I don't know how he goes from working midnights and sleeping when everyone else is up to working 3pm-11pm, then switching to day shift and getting up at 5:30am, but he does it without ever complaining. We are blessed to have him and are thankful for how he provides for us in so many ways. God is good and has richly blessed our family and we are so thankful for his many provisions for us.
Posted by Colbert Family at 12:33 PM
Friday, November 9, 2007
Officer Cassidy was laid to rest yesterday in Philadelphia. It's amazing how someone's death always gets you thinking about your future after death. I know what my future will be, but I wonder what Officer Cassidy's will be?
Also, John Lewis waived extradition and was brought back to Philadelphia today. One of his cousin's was also charged with helping Lewis evade the police and hide the guns.
Posted by Colbert Family at 7:45 PM
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
I've recently been following a case out of Philly were a veteran Philadelphia Police Officer was murdered when he walked into a robbery in progress. I'm sure my family has been following this a little.
The officer, Charles Cassidy, was alerted to the incident going on inside of a Dunkin Donuts in North Philadelphia on Broad Street. Officer Cassidy entered the store with his gun drawn only to be executed by the robber from 5 feet away. The gunman then grabbed Cassidy's gun, and took of on foot into the streets and on the run. An intensive manhunt eventually revealed the identity of the gunman... John Lewis, from North Philadelphia. After 6 days of all-day and all-night searches, Lewis was found hiding in a homeless shelter in Miami, Florida today.
I was following this story closely and I am glad to see that this killer will be brought to justice. It was of interest to me because it happened in my hometown, in an area I am familiar with, and because I am a police officer as all of you know. This murder of Officer Cassidy was the 3rd shooting of a Philadelphia Police Officer within a 4-day span. That city is setting a record for homicides this year. The Police Commisioner, Sylvester Johnson, was quoted as saying that the city of Philadelphia has a "gun problem." WHAT? He's an idiot. The guns are not the thing that are killing people at an alarming rate... THE PEOPLE WHO SHOOT THE GUNS ARE!!!!!!! You would think that a law enforcement officer would know this.
Our world needs Jesus badly!
Posted by Colbert Family at 1:07 PM