The short take...

We're enjoying a crazy summer (already), before Kate starts Kindergarten (ALREADY!!?) this fall. Our kids are so much fun, and we are SO blessed!

If you want to browse our pictures, you can do so at our new Google Picasa album).

December 19, 2008

Hey everyone! Well, Christmas is coming, and are we ever excited! There's (lots of) snow on the ground, Daniel is getting into town tomorrow, and our Wii has been fixed and will be delivered back to us tonight! (one-week turnaround on an in-warranty fix...not bad at all!)

Kate is starting to try and figure out what all she can get away with lately; she's had her first time-out and is starting to develop some pretty interesting pouty/scheming/figuring-out-if-there's-a-way-out expressions. But we're taking it in stride and working through all that with her (something tells me THAT's a long process!), and loving every minute we get with her- she's so fun to play with!

Well, we're off now to our weekend and short week before Christmas, so we just wanted to say 'Hi' and Merry Christmas to everyone, in case we're not back on before then! Love you all! If you're looking for more on us, check out Kyla's new facebook page!

December 09, 2008

Just a quick update for everyone; elk season is over, and we didn't manage to fill Dad's tag :-( But we got lots of meat off of mine (276 lbs is what we took to the butcher), and had a GREAT time hunting (didn't even lose anything, no matter how hard we tried a few times), so it was quite the successful trip.

We've got our house all Christmas-y now...our tree is up and lighted, our decorations are hanging around the's Christmas and we're loving it! We'll throw some pictures up when we can, though if we don't have many I'll just include them in the December pictures of Kate. She's so cute!! ;-)) The Christmas production at church is this weekend, so it's been a crazy week already, but we're being able to keep going!

Anyway, I fixed a few things around here (why didn't anyone tell me the links didn't wonder our guestbook is lonely!?), as well as decking out the site in all its' Christmas finery and updating our picture at the top (May was quite a while ago, I guess), so hopefully everything is back up to snuff. We'll keep you updated like we've been doing, so check back when you can! Love you all!

December 02, 2008

Have we been busy!! We had a great Thanksgiving, and LOVED getting to see Daniel again, who flew in for a few days between his assignments. But poor Kate got so confused; since Michael and Dave left from the Thanksgiving dinner and went straight out to their elk hunt, Kate saw Daddy disappear the same day that Daniel came- so she got really clingy and didn't give poor Daniel a chance! At least he'll be back for Christmas and we can all get together- he'll get the "full Kate experience" then!

Well, the elk hunt isn't over yet, but Michael already filled his tag! It's a great experience- it's really fun being out in the woods for an extended time again, though with a whole family at home now, it's quite a split emotional experience! I missed my girls so much! So now I'm going back out to help dad fill his tag as well...only a few days left in the season! But if you're interested, there's a few pictures that I posted of the elk blood, promise.

And speaking of pictures, we've got Kate's November pictures posted as well...aren't you proud of us!!?

Love you all...we'll give a longer update when we can! Merry Christmas season, and don't stop giving thanks! ;-)