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).

October 19, 2009

Just a quick check-in here, trying to jump-start myself posting updates again :)

This weekend was Kate's Potty Training weekend- she did AWESOME and is so proud of her new big-girl panties! It's amazing everything she does- she melts our hearts in a new way every day. Since our last post, she turned two years old, moved up to the next class in preschool, we had a great vacation with Daniel out in Alabama/Florida for his wings ceremony (she loved "Big water"...the ocean), summer has come and gone, and the leaves have changed and nearly gone on the mountains now, though the weather has snapped back from the cold spell we had for a bit and still feels late summery during the day. We also battled the swine flu for a week, but are back at pretty much 100% again. Thankfully, Kate never caught it.

Well, I expect to reformat our server in a few days when Windows 7 comes out, but hopefully I'll be able to get us up and running quickly this time, with regular updates and a long-overdue backlog of pictures :) So check back again...we've got some great pictures that we do want to share with everyone!

Hope you all are doing great!

May 20, 2009

There are times you keep waiting to do something until you have enough time to do it completely...and the more you wait, the harder it is to do...well, here's one example! I'm looking at the previous entry here on our web page and see a promise that we'll post more soon...that was in January.

Oh well.

There's no way I can do the last five months justice, but I've got to get the ball rolling again somehow! So, let's hit some of the things that have happened so far this year:

-Dave retired
-Daniel had a birthday
-Retirement party for Dave
-Dave got another job (he loves it)
-Papa went to stay with our aunt and uncle for a few months, and will be back this weekend!
-Road trips of several purposes
-Michele took a trip to the UK
-Michele and Hannah are getting ready to go to Italy
-Daniel continues to excel at his training, and will be getting his wings soon!
-We're planning on going out to his graduation ceremony to see him get his wings, and spend a week on the beach with him afterward.
-Winter has left, spring is just about gone, and we're wondering if the monsoons are starting soon
-We were actually still keeping up with pictures in Kate's section (above), though I wasn't posting links on the front page, so you'd have had to have been checking on your own.
-We grouted the flagstone in our back yard, so Kate can actually play outside in the great weather!
-Michael and Kyla are working hard at their jobs...being busy right now is such a blessing!
-Easter was a blast
-We took Kate to several birthday parties for her friends
-Kyla had a birthday
-Michael's about to.
-Kate grew up

That last one is only kind of a joke. It's incredible how much she's learned in the last few months. She can say the alphabet flawlessly up to "L", and only misses a few letters and orders after that (this is without prompting). She's starting to "read" to herself- you can tell she knows what page of a book she's on, and she's making herself understood quite well. The other day, I sneezed at the table, and she looked at me and said in a crystal-clear voice, "Bless you!".

Well, that's about all I can muster for right now...I'll try to get back to friday afternoon updates though, so you can keep up with what's going on!

January 14, 2009

Time is certainly flying by! We had an incredible Christmas, with everyone packed into our house!! When we can finally get all the pictures in one place, we'll post them for you to see :) Kate is doing great still- picking things up so quickly we can't keep up. Daniel has had his first helicopter flight- sounds like it went beyond awesome!

Anyway, just a quick catch-you-up to let you know we're doing great! We'll post more again soon.