Wow - where did the time go? It seems like summer just started and now here we are, back from vacations, back to school and getting ready for fall. It went by way too fast but it was great while it lasted.
Mimi & Dude came to visit us for a week. While they were here we went to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming - we also spent a few days in Cody, Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park. We had a great time...we had wonderful weather and saw lots of animals in the part. Deer, elk, brown and black bears along with some cubs, antelope, chipmunks and lots of bison are just some of the sights that we saw. Of course, there was no better way to end the trip than the adventure across the Beartooth Pass (entertaining, to say the least!). After their week in the Northwest was up, Mimi & Dude were brave and took both of the kids back to Florida with them to spend a few weeks catching up with the rest of the family. Aside from missing Mama & Daddy, they had a blast and definitely packed some fun into three weeks. They did everything from a day at Wild Waters, a day of fishing and scalloping in the Gulf, a few days spent at the river with Aunt Lacy's family and Grandma Susie, a few days of fun and spoiling at Aunt Lucy's, a day at the beach and several trips to the movies. They can't wait to go back and see everbody again!
So, now that vacation is over it's time to get back to reality. Jake started back to school this week. We officially have a 2nd grader...oh my, that's hard to believe! He has a new teacher, Ms. Stephenson, and so far, so good.
Well that's about all for now. Until next time - we send love to our friends and family across the miles...We miss you all and can't wait until we can see you all again.
~David, Casey, Jakob and Carley
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Well, I'm kicking myself in the butt today for speaking too soon in my last blog about Spring being here and the winter gone. You would think that after living in Montana for four years before I would know better. After a rainy night all night, I woke up this morning to raining slush...within five minutes that slush had turned to big white flakes! By about 10:00 this morning everything was white. And yes, for the record, I really am writing this on May 13th! It's about 4:15 in the afternoon now and it's all melted. Let's hope it stays that way.
Anyway - The Elementary Spring Concert was held today at Hysham School. Jakob's class sang "Five Kites", "Little Liza Jane" and "May". At the end of the program all elementary kids (K-6) sang together "One Nation". It was a fun little program and the kids all did great! I wanted to post a few pictures so everybody could get an idea of Jake's class/school size. The first picture is of just his class. The second picture is all kids K-6 grade...yep, all 44 of them!
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Monday, May 4, 2009
This past weekend, Jake spent a morning with Grandma. They went on a little adventure down by the Yellowstone River. At some point he confiscated the camera and took some really neat pictures. Here are two that we all thought turned out really good. So, do we have a little photographer in the making?
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Well, we made the trip safely and we are *slowly* getting settled into our new home.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
As most of our family and close friends now know, we, as a family, have decided to accept an opportunity to move to Montana! David is going to work for Kolb Brothers in Hysham, MT. He will be farming part of the year - growing sugar beets, malt barley (you beer drinkers need to pick up a Coors ~ that's who they grow for), corn, alfalfa and wheat. The rest of the year (the cold, winter months) he will be taking care of cattle at the feedlot until time to ship them out to Minnesota.
Although we will surely miss Florida and all of our family and friends that we are leaving behind, we are excited for the change, and for an opportunity to venture off on our own. We have thought about this decision for a few months now, and we both agree that this will help us grow stronger as a family.
Everybody needs to remember that we have an open door policy at our house! :) We always accept visitors. I know from past experience that Montana is a place that you have to see to appreciate...you can look at a million pictures, but they just don't do it justice. It's definately a place that everyone should visit, at least once in their lifetime.
Pictures will be coming soon!
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