Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Everyday Life

We have just been enjoying everyday life around here. We are almost done with all of the Christmas shopping, wrapping and stuffing. We will be leaving on Sunday, the 23rd, to go down to Klamath Falls for the week. I am very excited!! The kids are excited too. Blake is demonstrating excellent self-control with the presents under our tree, you can see the anticipation eating at him everytime he walks by the tree. Teagan can't wait to see all of our family down in Klamath and Penelope, well, she is just happy!
Just a couple of pictures of our everyday happenings and a video of Teagan and Blake.
I think this is what people mean when they say "sleeping like a baby"

Stan had a pretty good hunt with some co-workers last Saturday.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Here We Are

Can you believe it is Christmas time again?? How did this year go by so fast?!?! We have had a good few weeks, most of it filled with delight and fun times.

We did have some tragic events on November 16th. Stan's cousin, John, was killed in a car accident while on duty with the California Highway Patrol. He lived in Lodi, CA with his wife, Stephanie and two kids, Chandler, 4, and Reese, 2. Stan was able to fly down to California to spend time with his family down there and attend the funeral. We are so proud of John and the man that he was. And we are so proud of Stephanie for the strength that she has!! She is an amazing woman!! Please keep them in your prayers.

Now, we did enjoy Thanksgiving in Newport, Oregon. We met my mom and grandma there and spent a few days in a condo with a great view of the ocean. Penelope enjoyed her first swimming experience in the pool and Teagan and Blake loved being at our "beach house".

Yesterday we took the kids sledding. I think Stan and I had more fun laughing at the kids then the kids had actually sledding. Blake did not like the snow blowing in his face at all!!

We are traveling down to Klamath Falls for Christmas again this year. We are excited for the season and to see friends and family. We hope everyone else is enjoying this blessed time of year!