Friday, December 29, 2006

ellen's field trip

on the way back from kentucky we stopped at the gateway to the west. it was about half way home and was a good spot to strectch the legs. ellen especially enjoyed the historical significance and the aura surounding the landmark.
it's 39 degrees and drizzling. =(

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas in KY

this christmas we traveled to kentucky to be with tessa's family. it has been nice to be off work and relaxing in the bluegrass state. we have done our shoppping and done our opening; now we are going to do our eating. we have a couple more days here and will head back on thursday. ellen has been having fun with her aunt, uncles, and grandparents and really enjoys her new johnny jump up.

happy holidays everyone
it's 38 degrees and cloudy

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


scott and i are definitely feeling the busy schedule catch up with us now. lately i keep hearing myself say "oops forgot to do that". here i thought staying home would be boring. little elle-belle just keeps rolling with the punches. she had her 4 month appointment on tuesday and got some more shots. (she is in the 95th % for height, the 60th % for weight). our moodiness has been quite effected on this round. she has also developed a "nails on the chalkboard" screech. not quite as fun for scott and i as it apparently is for her. =)

this weekend scott will be flying to oklahoma for a basketball game. then basketball will pause until after christmas break.

we've gotten a little more information recently about our trip to Mali coming up in May. We'll be sending out a New Year's update that should have some of that information on it.

can't wait for christmas break and a trip to kentucky to be with my family!!!

i'm now off to walmart with our shrieking pterodactyl before scott gets home from practise

its 40 degrees and partly cloudy

Saturday, December 09, 2006

mouse in the cupboard

this weekend we went 1-1 in basketball. we beat northcentral on friday night and lost to york today. we are about to head out and finish some christmas shopping. while tessa was fixing supper tonight she heard muffled noises coming from the cupboards and thought we had a mouse. while she wasn't paying attention i cleared out our cereal and stowed ellen in the cupboard. it took her a while to notice that ellen was missing and the sounds coming from the cupboard sounded a little like her. pretty funny. she even sat in there for a couple minutes and played. cute, cute, cute.

it's 51 degrees and mostly clear

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

christmas time

sorry we haven't updated you guys in the last week or so. life has been busy; good, but busy.

you'll notice that we have our tree up and some other lights in the house. pretty festive.

the ellen update is that she can grab things, on purpose. she has grabbed things before, but now you can tell that she see something and reaches out to grab it. particularly noses, lips, and rattles. she has also discovered her feet. she will lay on the floor, grab her feet, and rock back and forth. pretty amusing. other than that she continues to jabber all day long.

the royals are now 5-4 and we have two games this weekend. we'll let you know how they go.

well, that's it for now. we'll try and take some more pictres of ellen in the next couple days and get them up for you.

it's 21 degrees with flurries and a killer north wind