Saturday, February 5, 2011

December 2010

Still trying to catch up on the photos and I haven't even looked at the videos yet!
Here's December...James had cereal for the first time and of course there's Christmas and all the fun it brings. The snow was wonderful and Catherine truly enjoyed it this year. We were blessed with our parents visiting throughout the month as well. David, how'd you escape the camera?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Moving across the country!

We found out last week that Jonathan's next duty station will be Ft. Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska. We will be reporting there in July and will be there for 3 years. Thank goodness it will be during the summer months when it can get to 90 degrees. As you can see it is really cold otherwise.

There are definitely some things to look forward to like the beauty there; living by North Pole; ice fishing; becoming experts about driving in snow/ice; kids sleeping a lot during the winter because of limited sun; and 18+ hours of sunlight during the summer.

The biggest adjustment is going to be living so far from family and friends. So come visit!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

November 2010

Not as many pictures from this month. Being back to work is really taking it's toll. I'm way behind on notes because I refuse to bring work home or stay after. Catherine continues to learn so much and surprises us daily with her vocabulary.
Chriss was able to come at Thanksgiving. Catherine has now deemed her "Nina".
Catherine and James are getting along great. She is such a big help with him. We often will catch her giving him hugs and kisses. He absolutely adores her and will watch her constantly and laugh and smile when she comes near. They are so entertaining.

Below you'll see my Thanksgiving cake. I try to be creative each year with something different.

October 2010

October was a very busy month for us. We finished our trip to Kentucky with lots of activities. We got to spend some time with Rebekah, J.R., Jacob, and Rhiannon (ReRe per Catherine). The fall gave us plenty to do with going to a pumpkin patch where we took a hayride to pick pumpkins, pet goats, and went through a corn maze. We also went to an apple farm where Catherine picked apples off the ground and then ate an apple pie. YUM! Halloween was also a fun time. Catherine loved being a bee and wore her costume several times. James was a skeleton. This was the costume Catherine wore last year when she was 9 1/2 months. He's catching up to her quickly.
James started giggling and smiling a lot more.
I started back to work, a week late though. I am working 3 days a week again and am very busy there. We have hired a nanny to watch James in our home. Catherine still goes to 'school'. She gets so much education and socialization which is a plus for us all. Jonathan is chugging along in his residency and looking forward to the end.
Here are some pictures from the month.