Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pre-Halloween Fun

Friday afternoon we carved our pumpkins and put a few decorations up in the yard - maybe we'll get more than 4 trick-or-treaters this year! Friday evening the Base sponsored a Fall Festival with lots of activities, free food, and candy. The kids had a great time in their costumes and playing with their friends.

Carving PumpkinsReady for the Fall Festival - Cowboy Emmett
Ballerina Gracie
Playing with friend "Princess" Madison at the Fall Festival
Trying out the hoola-hoop

Friday, October 24, 2008

It's a GIRL!

We had our official ultrasound yesterday and everything looked great - our technician was very thorough, so we saw all the organs and appendages. We also decided to find out the sex of the baby this time - it's a girl! She was very active, but gave us a clear view and there's no question that she's a girl! The bottom half of the image below shows her face and hand. I had my monthly check up today and have finally gained some weight (4lbs) - otherwise all was good.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Deer Hunt

I had a great time chasing deer in the Okanogan and Banks Lake region. The scenery was beautiful and the weather was great. The marksmanship was quite a bit better this year with 2 one shot drops (280 & 420 yards), making my day a little nicer. My brother had a few more people than usual this year at 3 different camps - 29 of 34 hunters went home with a buck.

John with the buck on the hill in the background (280 yds)

A 3x4 muley by 7:15 a.m.

Scenery above Banks Lake with Steamboat Rock in the distance

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Lots of Picts from Our WA Trip

Visiting with Aunt Julie, Uncle Ian, and Cal

Trying to make the best of a bad game - We still love ya Cougs!

Enjoying Great Grandma Nette and Great Grandpa Jack

Thanks for putting up with us Grammy and Pa!

Brrrrr! Colder than we're used to (note the frost on the grass), but still had fun throwing apples to the cows.

Struggling to pull Emmett on the thick, frozen grass.

Gracie showing Grammy some new dance moves

Helping Grammy with the fall yard clean-up

Having fun at the Pumpkin Patch

Emmett insisted on getting a green one!

Hay Ride
Gracie showing Grammy how to carve a pumpkin

Monday, October 6, 2008


Our friends watched the kids so we could have a real date! We went to a movie and had a quiet dinner (I almost forgot what that is like!). It was fabulous! We'll have to do it again before #3 arrives!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

End-of-the-Summer Fun

Helping mow the lawn
The water's off now, so only one more time until we're done for the winter! Of course, it's still in the 90's and won't get cold enough (30's at night) to feel winter-like until Jan./Feb.!

At the Pool/Fountain Park

Indoor Activities

Gracie's Chez de Cheveux

Hmmmm...I think there is a slight resemblance in those tummies...

Is he looking for a matching lid?