Monday, January 28, 2008

Jack's Birthday




What a fun time we had for Jack's party. We just had some family over to our place and had some cake and pizza and presents. He was a little more aware of presents than at Christmas, so it was very fun. He got lots of fun things - my favorite being walking shoes - yay! Matt is glad he doesn't have to hear me griping and grunting every Sunday morning trying to get his shoes on! It was very frustrating; but I like shoes, so I kept trying anyway. Anyway, thanks to everyone who came and shared in our little boy's birthday.

Everything else is going well with us - still caretaking and still commuting a ways to church. We will be moving soon to the parsonage at our church, so that is very exciting. We will be glad to be closer to church and family. Just staying busy with life, I'm sure, just like you all are. OH! We ARE coming up on our 5th wedding anniversary, so we're planning a fun trip to Florida soon. 85 and sunny - here we come! After windchills of 50 below, I can't imagine that. Today was 40 and felt quite tropical. Here are some pictures of Jack's party.
















Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Jack!

Jack is 1 today! We are very blessed to have him in our lives. I have been saying for a while that I was going to get a video of him walking. Well here it is. I have combined it with one of his birthday gifts. We were going to wait to give him this present, but he found it and wanted to play with it. We'll still wrap it up and let him open it tonight.

video

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Picture Update

Just thought we'd put some recent pictures up on the blog. We never put any from Jack's first Christmas. Here is Jack rummaging through the paper, getting a Vikings hat, and a "My First Christmas" ornament.

And here are some miscellaneous pictures of Jack.

Friday, January 11, 2008

OK finally back to reality!

But Christmas was so fun! Of course, Jack was clueless about what it all was; but nevertheless, SO FUN! He is taking many more steps at a time, has lots of teeth, and is in general growing up really fast! I won't get too sentimental yet, since I still have 17 years to go before we are empty nesters. So now we're gearing up for his first birthday in which he still won't know what is happening, but we will all have fun watching him destroy his cake.

Matt treated me to a night out for the Sound of Music and dinner - just the best (night and husband)! So we have been busy and happy. Thank you all for your cards. It was fun seeing all of your families and hearing what everyone is up to. So we will be updating more soon with pictures.