Happy Birthday to Me!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Friday was Lauren's first birthday. Today, as you might be able to tell, we had the party. Nothing too big or fancy, but it was nice. What a year it's been. She has helped to fill the house with lots of laughs and smiles. She started walking at nine months and it's been go, go, go ever since. This next year she'll be doing more, saying more and keeping us running. We wouldn't trade it for anything though.
Happy first birthday Lauren. We are blessed to have you.

Time for a Baby Update

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Time goes by so fast Don and I can't believe it. Here is our sweet Lauren at 8 months. Today she stood up grabbed her toy with wheels on it and proceeded to walk across the living room. My oh my! The nice weather is coming so are the walks and new pictures. We are ready to shed the winter/baby pounds. Time to get Lauren outside to show her everything!

How Time Flies!

Saturday, October 2, 2010
So I know we have neglected our blog for what feels like a week and a half. :) Only to realize Lauren is about to turn 3 months old. Wow is all we can say. She is a little angel, growing up so fast. We have had many adventures in the last 2 and a half months. All of which have been fantastic! I know you all have been waiting for a new picture. We appreciate your patience with our Blog-vacation. As I am sure you all understand why we remain so distracted. Thank you for all the sincere and beautiful comments. We wish you well! -Don & Krise

She is Here!!!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Welcome Lauren!!!

On July 15th, 2010 at 12:52pm we were blessed with a beautiful baby girl. Lauren Elisabeth entered the world at 9 lbs 2.5 oz and 20.5 in. With reddish-blonde hair and all her cute little fingers and toes she's everything we've been waiting for.
I know I haven't been posting much lately, but I'll just use the photo above for my excuse. Somehow I think we'll be forgiven. Thank you all for your wishes and understanding. We really do appreciate it.

Hello Kitty

Sunday, June 27, 2010

In last night's post I told you that my wife and I went for a nice afternoon walk down at Capitol Lake. It's trail that goes around the lake is a popular spot for people who either like to walk or walk their dogs. (NOTE: we knew right away this was not a dog!) We were about half way around the lake when I stopped dead in my tracks and told my wife "Honey....LOOK." Yep, there is a local woman that happens to (legally) own a somewhat tame Bobcat. I wish I had backed off and taken a shot of her, the Bobcat and her two dogs. The dogs weren't even on leashes. Evidently they've grown up around the cat and are completely comfortable around it. They acted like it was no big deal. There were other dogs that came by that the cat appeared to eye very closely licking it's chops. The owner kept a pretty tight grip on the leash, but I was surprised how long of a leash she used. It was probably fifteen feet long which seems like a lot of lead for an animal that could do the damage this one could. We stopped and talked to the lady for a while. A group of teenagers stopped and took a ton of cell phone pics. A couple of them actually did get to pet it, but she wouldn't let any small kids close. Definitely a beautiful animal, but it sure caught us off guard.

Last Rays

Saturday, June 26, 2010

This evening seemed like a good night for pizza, so we headed over to Brewery City Pizza and filled our bellies. Well, my belly is not quite as full as Krise's but you get the idea. After dinner we decided it was too nice out to just go home so we drove to Capitol Lake to take a nice relaxing stroll and watch the sunset. Tomorrow I'm going to show you what else we saw there. It's going to surprise you.

For more weekend reflections click the link below.

Shadow Boxes

Monday, June 21, 2010

One of the interesting buildings at The Evergreen State College here in Olympia. Recently my wife and I took an afternoon stroll around it's campus. Though not something I'd call beautiful, this wall with it's repeating shapes and shadows definitely caught my eye.

Alle Meine Entchen

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Which translated means, all my ducklings. Hi everyone. No we haven't fallen off the face of the earth, and no we don't have a new baby yet either. Krise's due date is still July 13th so that calculates to about 23 days to go. We're getting pretty excited, and she's feeling pretty ready. Also, Happy Father's Day to all the dads. I hope you all had a wonderful day. After opening a couple of very nice gifts we went out for breakfast. Evidently a few thousand others had the same idea but that's okay. I wasn't going to let a little wait bum me out. After breakfast we went to a local park to take a walk. No, I'm not trying to wear my wife out, in fact she's happy walking as long as it's at an easy pace. While we were walking around the lake there were lots of ducks. As you can see in this shot, our oldest daughter talked a few of them into a cell phone photo-op.
Again, Happy Father's Day. I'll do my best to post when I can as well as helping the wife prepare the nest.

Bridge of Glass

Monday, June 7, 2010

As promised, here is another shot from The Bridge of Glass in downtown Tacoma. Take a gander waaaaay down at the far end. See those two light blue objects? The one on the left was yesterday's post.

Rock Candy?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A beautiful sculpture made even more interesting with the sunlight shining through it. Actually there are two of them and they are call The Crystal Towers. They are the center pieces of The Chihuly Bridge of Glass at The Glass Museum in Tacoma.
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