Wednesday, December 30, 2009

20th Anniversary

Today we celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary! We had a wonderful dinner at one of our longtime favorites Steer 'n Stein in Rancho Cucamonga.

I got a beautiful flower arrangement in the morning. See?

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Exhausted from Christmas

We were in Bismarck, ND for four days to celebrate Christmas with both sets of grandparents. Joy and Josiah slept on the flight home from the time the plane left the runway.This was how our plane looked in Bismarck before we left.

Christmas with Grandparents

We got to spend time with both pair of grandparents while we were in Bismarck. There have been noticeable changes since they saw our children in September.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Party

We celebrated Christmas at home early.
Joy was especially excited to get started!

This is how our home was decorated.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Our kids got in the lighter spirit of things a week earlier.
(Thanks Andy & Debbie for the great pictures.)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Today in the Seattle area the forecast is for "partly cloudy" skies! That has been a rarity while we've been here. It is great to see the sun and not have rain an hour later. We love to see the sun. Joel even had an opportunity to take the kids to a park!