Monday, July 26, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Emily got some great Mother's Day gifts from Cole & Gwen, including some new pjs for the summer!
Ryan had an incredible opportunity to fly to Clearwater for a couple of days to hang out with some of our former youth kids. Many of our kids are graduating seniors and so Ryan got to put on one final "youth group" for them before they head off to college. It was a great trip!
We have tried to get as much time as possible with some of our friends before they head off to bigger and better things after graduating. We have had to say many tough good-byes, but thus is the reality of seminary.
Emily's parents flew up for a visit over Memorial Day Weekend. Cole and Gwen loved the time they got to spend with Grandpa and Mimi.
While Al & Kris were in town we also had a dedication ceremony for Cole and Gwen. It was something that we kept putting off for various reasons but were finally able to carve out the right time and place for it. We asked our friend, Matt, to officiate over the 10-minute ceremony on-campus by the pond. We invited all of our friends and then had a bar-b-que afterwards. It was a very special day of commiting our children to the Lord and celebrating with our community of friends.
Cole turned 2 on June 11th. We had a huge party for him and the whole neighborhood showed up! It was a little crazy as the weather did not cooperate and he had to move the party into our breezeway/apartment. So amidst all the craziness to didn't snap too many pics of the party. So here is a picture of Cole playing with one of his favorite birthday presents --- a Slip 'n Slide!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Here are a couple of family pictures in case you don't feel like looking at all the pics on Facebook:
Friday, April 9, 2010
Gwen is doing well as she approaches 6 months of life. Three of the past six nights she has slept for 8-9 hours straight, so mommy is starting to get a little more sleep these days, which couldn't have come at a better time as Emily has a huge paper due on Tuesday and then the end of the semester on the horizon. Gwen loves being outside (just like Cole), but when she's inside she enjoys posting onto her new blog.
Although I did say that the weather was "improving", we do live in Denver and so we could get significant snowfalls into May. At the end of March we got almost 2 feet of snow in 24 hours. Here is the aftermath.
More pictures (and maybe some videos) should be forthcoming in the next few days.....
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
But our favorite part about Tuesdays is when mommy visits us in-between classes, studying, and meeting with her mentor.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Asdo falls in love with Gwen at first sight.
Asdo hadn't seen Cole since last May. Cole got to show him how he could say "Asdo" and "Go Gators!"
Emily pointed out that Gwen and I have the same facial expression.
This is the look that Cole gives to Asdo when Asdo is acting crazy :)
Monday, February 15, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The whole family at the beach.
Lunch at Moe's with Jeff, Erin, and Som :)
Steve & Lindsay drove all the way up from Boynton Beach to meet their newest love-interest, Gwen. We also got a visit from Becky and Alan!
Much of the weekend's activities were centered around the wedding of Emily Taylor and Stephen Overholser. I have known Emily since high school, and Emily and Emily became friends during our time at Doulos Ministries in Branson. So since Emily was a bridesmaid she had a bachelorette party, a bridal luncheon, the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner to attend. My family was great with working around our hectic schedule and taking care of Cole and Gwen so that we could enjoy all the festivities. And enjoy them we did! Congrats Em & Stephen! They had a really fun photo booth at the reception. Here is a picture of one of our pictures.
The next day we headed to Rex & Ashley's new house to 1) Take some family pictures, 2) Throw Colleen & Chris a baby shower, and 3) Watch the Super Bowl. Here are Colleen, Gwen, and Grandma Joanne before the shower began. Grandma was so great to fly in from Arizona for the festivities.
I don't think Cole is such a fan of the girl power. We are hoping for a boy cousin from Colleen & Chris so that Cole won't be so dominated.
Some of the Super Bowl Party paticipants.
It was a very tiring trip but so worth it! But we are looking forward to being home-bound for a while and not having to fly with the kids anytime soon :)
We obviously took more photos of our trip, so feel free to check them out at this link.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Cole started out today day by eating a great breakfast. A couple hours later, he threw it all up, right onto the Pooh Bear that Stephen and Amy got for Cole when he was still a fetus. We'll throw it into the wash to see if it can be salvaged.
Speaking of class, Emily didn't allow taking 9 credits and having a baby mid-semester deter her from getting a 4.0 this fall. We celebrated with pizza and Emily's favorite candies.
Gwen is 3 months old now and it turning into quite the lovely young lady. She isn't quite sleeping all the way through the night, but she's getting close and takes pretty good naps throughout the day. She is still a little fussy and prefers being held, but we force her to the ground once in a while for some tummy time and to give our arms a break.
Here is a video, taken today, of Gwen playing and smiling.
We are headed to Florida next Wednesday for a fun-filled adventure featuring Stephen & Emily's wedding, Chris & Colleen's Baby Shower, a Trip to Clearwater, a visit from Steve & Lindsay, and showing off Gwen to many people that haven't met her yet, including Grandma Joanne who is flying in from Arizona! I am sure a blog will be in order to summarize the trip once we get back, so check back in a couple of weeks!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Gwen is very alert....when she's not screaming in our ears.