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).

January 25, 2008

January has passed more quickly than we can believe! Kate has mastered sitting up and playing with any toys that happen to be around-for quite impressive periods of time. That's distracted her from her attempts at mobility for a few weeks, but she's starting to realize that she should be able to get to other toys that are out of her reach. For now however, her attempts to move to them consists mostly of lunges when you're holding her, and a bit of spinning and small scoots when she's on the ground. She's just getting cuter every day, as you'll see when we post January's pictures in a week or so (including great pictures we've taken with Michael's amazing new camera), and her babbling and squealing with delight and laughter just brightenes up our lives.

Michael's all healthy and back at work again after battling a sinus infection for almost a week, and Kyla's been doing some training at work this week, so though it's been an out-of-the-ordinary week or two, life feels like it's starting to stabilize out again after the holidays. Of course, that only means it's the calm before the storm, no doubt, but it's great while it lasts. We're going to be heading down to my grandparent's and Kyla's mom's houses for a visit this weekend for the first time since Kate was born, so that will be fun, if quite interesting. We get to learn how to travel with kids! :-)

Well, this post marks our first using Michael's new publishing tool that he wrote - hopefully what that means is updates closer to weekly, rather than monthly. So thanks for visiting, and remember to keep checking back for updates! We love you all!

January 04, 2008

Well, Christmas and the New Year have come and gone. Happy 2008, everyone! We're back at work, and like most people, it's taken a bit of time for us to settle into the swing of things. Honey has been in and out of the hospital this Christmas season, but she's now doing much better and is at a rehab center for a few weeks before she can go home again. Thanks for all your prayers, and we continue to covet them on her behalf.

As promised, we finally caught up on posting pictures (as well as updating the theme of our website for January; what do you think?) - Kate's November and December pictures are posted, as well as the studio portraits we had made for our Christmas cards this year. December's pictures include pictures of Uncle Daniel meeting Kate for the first time - it was awesome; he was so great with her, like a Pro! Also this Christmas, we welcomed a new member of our extended family into the world - Cooper was born on the 22nd of December - welcome to the world, Cooper! Can't wait to meet you!

Well, we hope that your New Year has started wonderfully, and we'll keep you abreast of any developments, especially with Kate! She's rolling quite well now, and we really think she'll start making valient attempts at crawling in a few weeks. She just gets cuter every day, too! Don't believe us? Well just visit her page of pictures; the proof is right in front of you! :-)

Happy new year, everyone! Let us know how you're doing, too!