Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Now, I know I received a comment about being a once a month blogger (Jen:oP), but I'm seriously going to try and improve!! I realize it's almost Christmas and Thanksgiving seems quite a while ago, but here are pictures from my Thanksgiving. I had a GREAT Thanksgiving. The whole family was there (on my side) and Nate, Tad's brother, was able to join us. It was a lot of fun!
Actually, I was able to go home a week early. I was able to be in a craft show with my mom (may be i'll get some pictures of some of the stuff) and I typed my dad's seminary paper - tons of fun!! Ha! :o) I also was able to see my little nephew for the first time!! So cute! :o) It was a wonderful Thanksgiving!! I love seeing and spending time with family. It was SO nice to see my sister-on-laws again - I've missed them. Anyway, it was great!!

Here's Ethan - getting some snacks from Grandma.

Here's the newest addition to the family - Luke. He was SO much fun! So cute!!! :o)
Here's the family. Ben pulled out his lab top and we were all looking at fun pictures and listening to funny audio clips.
This is my brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Debbie. They live in SC and came up and surprised us a little bit. No one knew for sure if they would make it or not. Actually everyone went to bed, but me because I was waiting for Tad and Nate to get in. I'm so glad they made it!!
This is my brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Carissa with their family - Ethan and Luke.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Texas Deep Sea Fishing

I don't have any sweet pictures or updates to put on from anything very recent, but I do have some awesome pictures of our fishing trip to Texas at the end of the summer. We were able to go to Texas in August and fish in the Texas International Fishing Tournament. It is a huge tournament that has over 1000 anglers fishing in it. Most of them are fishing to catch the biggest Blue Marlin. Unfortunately, we were not able to catch the biggest Marlin, but we did catch the heaviest Bonito. It was the first time we had ever placed in any category in the tournament, so we were pleased with ourselves. We hope to go back to Texas next year and fish in this awesome tournament. Hannah was not able to fish this time, but she has in the past- and she loves it! The best part of the fishing trip is getting to spend a couple days on the water with my dad, brother, and Hannah. There is nothing like deep sea fishing! It takes a lot of work, but the results are amazing!

I Broke It

OK, I'm really sorry everyone...I broke our blog. Well, at least I made it harder for Hannah to make changes to the blog from her computer. I was updating the blog to be a "Beta" blog. I figured that it would make things much easier. Unfortunately, Hannah's web browser is having problems accepting this new form. I think the problem will be fixed shortly (shortly could mean a week or possibly a year). I'm sorry that there has not been any recent updates. We will try to be better bloggers in the future. (See even guys admit their mistakes...sometimes)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Our "Family" :o)

The little "other" in our family is our cat Cocoa. We got her shortly after moving here to Wisconsin and have had many fun times with her. We got her when she was only a few months old and you can see in the pictures how she’s grown. She has quite the personality and intelligence (for a cat). :o) She is loveable, playful, curious, and highly entertaining! She knows how to play fetch, play "bite, bite, scratch", play a form of hide'n'seek, and freeze. She also can chase squirrels and has come in handy with mice. She likes to take rides in the car and is a great traveler (we've brought her to MI with us). Cocoa has been a lot of fun for us!! :o)

(Pictures of when we first brought her home)

(Cocoa with our Pastor at Christmas)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

I hope this works

Hannah and I have finally joined the blogging world. We are trilled beyond belief to have a blog. I have waited all of my life for this opportunity. We look forward to keeping up with all of our friends and family.