I went back and copied a few emails from just after you were born. Just wanted to share…


Date: 1/15/2002 09:51:03 EST
Subject: Good AM

Oh, the pics are just wonderful. Thank you both so much. I went to yoga with teary eyes. They all say Hi. They remember you, Michelle because you are the only person to ever show up in a baseball hat. Well, we have tickets. Will arrive on Feb.5 at 11 Am. Can’t come the next week because of something Dad’s got going at work. Hope that’s OK. We’ll see you guys a day or two,then go up to Glenwood, then come back down and see you again before we go home How’s that? Hope everyone slept well. Roxane is just gorgeous. Big hands. Beautiful. You’ll have so much fun with her. Talk to you soon.

Love Mom.


Date: 1/15/2002 12:34:57 -0500
Subject: Congratulations!

Hi Mike,

Your Mom was my matron of honor in my 1965 wedding. Before that we were at UT together a couple of years. So, your parents and I go waaaay back! I’ve loved sharing Michelle’s pregnancy and the birth of your daughter via the web site photos and will look forward to seeing her grow up. Then I will begin telling her stories of the past. Just kidding.

Best wishes to you, Michelle, and Roxane.


Date: 1/15/2002 12:36:13 -0500
From: Mickey Riemondy
Subject: Roxane

Congratulations! If you’re half as proud and happy as Linda, you’re bursting out all over.

Prayers and good wishes,
Mickey and Dave


Date: 1/15/2002 18:20:03 -0500
From: Betty and Rich Van Guilder
Subject: Congratulations

Roxane Louise is beautiful. You and Michelle do good work! The grandparents are excited to see Sprout.

Enjoy your sweet baby girl,
Cousin Betty & Rich


Date: 1/16/2002 11:47:39 -0600
From: Tim Kelley
Subject: Roxy

Mama & baby are beautiful. Great photos. Congratulations. Can’t wait to meet her. We’ll call this weekend.



Date: 1/16/2002 17:55:59 +0000
From: Linda Smith
Subject: From: Fred W. McPeake

Michael and Michelle:

You have a beautiful daughter. Thanks for the photos. Congratulations and best wishes.

Fred and Marion


Date: 1/16/2002 15:03:23 EST
Subject: Got’em

Dear Michael and Michelle:

Thanks for the help. We got the pictures attached to your e-mail and accessed the website pictures too. We’re printing some out now. You’re right: she is perfect! Roxane and Michelle both look beautiful! Hope all is well. Talk to you again soon.

Much love, Karen.