Monday, January 19, 2009

Our Beautiful Children

In December we took some pictures of each of the kids. Here are our favorites:

Here is the family pic we used for our Christmas card:

And here are some outtakes of the kids:

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Christmas Time in Missouri

Thanks for the comments! Since we still do have some readers I will post some more pictures from the holidays.

Two days after Christmas we took our first road trip as a family of 5. We were headed to Shannon's parents (Grammy & Pop's) in Missouri. We did not know how the two little ones would do in the car for so long, especially since Noah tends to be a screamer (especially in situations like being in his car seat). We left our house at about 4:30am and arrived at their house at about 6:30pm. The kids did better than expected although there was some screaming.

We had a good visit, the kids all did very well, and Joel and Pop had lots and lots of fun spending as much time as possible outside riding on the tractor, walking on the trails, and throwing sticks in the stream.

In the car on the way there:

Joel in his favorite seat at Grammy & Pop's:

We went to the St. Louis Zoo:

The gangs all here (at Nicole and David's):

Spending time outside at Grammy & Pop's house:

Hannah is with Aunt Sarah:
Uncle Jason and their dog Rusty (Yes, Shannon's sister is also married to a Jason):

Grammy with Hannah:

Grammy & Pop:

Daddy and Noah:
Around the bonfire on New Years Day:

Friday, January 16, 2009

Christmas Catch Up

I know it has been a long time since we have posted. Christmas time is a busy time. Since we have slowed back down a little I have been reluctant to post, not knowing if anyone keeps up with our blog anymore. If you do keep up with us I would love for you to leave a comment to let us know to keep posting!

We were sick most of December (and all Fall for that matter), so we did not get to do as many Christmas activities as we would have liked. The kids did pretty well with the tree although the ornaments kept moving up the tree. Here are some pictures from Christmas week!

The kids in their Christmas jammies:

Cookie decorating at our house (Joel really enjoyed it):

Christmas Eve at Jason's grandparents:

Christmas morning at our house:

Noah with his new tunnel and tent:

Hannah with her new kitchen:
Joel riding his new bike:

Christmas afternoon Jason's parents, sister, brother & sister-in-law came over to our house: