Wednesday, August 30, 2006


I couldn't post pics from our trip earlier, so here are a few....

Monday, August 28, 2006


Welcome baby Lincoln! A special congratulations to our dear friends Brian and Sarah for the birth of their adorable (and I mean adorable!) baby boy Lincoln Vance D. tonight (Aug 28th) around 5:45pm, weighing in at 7 lbs 6 oz. and 20" long. Lincoln, we have been awaiting your arrival for a long time now and are so blessed that you came to us so healthy! Love the hair too! B. and Sarah, we are SO happy for you and love you so much! CONGRATULATIONS!


We're back! We just got home yesterday after visiting my family for 10 days in Kansas City. We had a great time and saw lots of family! My sister, brother-in-law and kids drove down from Canada too so we were able to be together the whole time. The day after we arrived, we all drove down to Wichita to visit my Grandpa, Grandma, Aunt, Uncle and cousins from my dads side. It was so nice to see them again!

On the 19th, we had a surprise party for my mom's b-day. It was great getting her because she's a hard one to surprise! Lots of family came from all over, many of whom I haven't seen in YEARS! My sister and I put together a scrapbook of pictures and letters that people had sent us beforehand. It turned out much better than I had hoped and my mom loved it! A big THANK YOU to all of you who sent us stuff for the scrapbook and/or drove many hours to come to the party. It wouldn't have turned out the way it did if it wasn't for each and everyone of you! The 20th was my mom's official b-day and we spent the day with family who spent the night and celebrating my mom.

On the 21st, Davis turned 11 months old! He's quite the happy guy and is continuing to learn more each day. His 3rd and 4th teeth are still coming in, plus a few that are getting ready to break through. His walking is really improving and he's getting more and more stable.

On the 22nd, Maddy fell down while horsin' around with her cousins and broke her arm, just above her elbow. It wasn't bad, but they still had to put it in a cast. Thankfully you can now get cast material that's waterproof! She should only have to wear the cast for about 3 weeks. They are hoping it will be healed by then. =)

On the 23rd, we drove about 4 hours to a "wilderness resort" called Big Cedar Lodge by Tablerock Lake. It was SO beautiful and peaceful and was wonderful being there with my family. My entire family, include parents, sisters family and aunt/uncle spent3 nights there. We stayed in their cute log cabins and swam, rode horses, went boating, etc. And we celebrated my nieces birthdays on the 25th! Yes, they do share the same day. =) Emily turned 7 and Natalie turned 4. It was great! I have so many pictures and it's hard to decide which ones to post, but I'll post a few favorites. maybe later because it doesn't seem to want to post the pictures right now!

Sunday, August 20, 2006


Mom....HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I won't tell anyone how old you are, even though you don't look a bit of 60. =) Haha...Seriously though, you don't! I hope you've had a great day today and it's been wonderful being able to celebrate your special day with you. I hope you were genuinely surprised at your party and realize just how much we all love you! If you ever are feeling blue, you can read over your scrapbook we made you to remind yourself how cherished you are. Thank you for being the most incredible wife, mom, grandma and friend. Love you so much!

Thank you too for everyone who came to mom's party and/or helped with pictures & letters for the scrapbook. None of it would have worked out so great if it hadn't been for each and every one of you. I think we got her...yeah! Thanks again!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Beach Day

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Maddy and Daddy Playing

Maddy and Daddy playing....

Davis Learning to Walk

On Friday the 28th, Davis took several steps in a row. =)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006