Monday, August 31, 2009

Family Pictures

It was that time of year again, and we got our family pictures taken. My goal since we got married was to have family pictures taken every summer. Preferably May, our anniversary month. 2007 it was in May, last year, i think we took them in september. This year, it was august! perhaps next year will be july, then june, and finally back to May. Or we'll just just to may next year. We'll see how busy we are that time of year.

Thanks so much to Calista, for doing an awesome job, and hiking up to our location, dealing with the construction, and working with our wiggly girl, and crazy dog. And especially thanks to Glenn for coming to hold Indy so we could focus.

Here's a few of our favorites:

Glenn was having Katryn do yoga for this one: "Reach up tall tall tall tall tall! and touch the ground" she loves it!

Totally typical, if you know Katryn.

I set this one as the backdrop on our computer, because of how close it was of our faces.

Uncle Glenn's sunglasses, one of her favorite 'toys'

Flashing the camera! too bad it's not mardi gras. . . :)

This one melts my heart. I think I'm going to give it to Matt's mom for Christmas.

Anyway, we need to pick one to blow up and hang on our wall. Which one? I numbered the ones in the running as A, B, C. Or if there's another one you like you can vote for that one too. :) I picked those 3 because Indy's part of our family, and so it's not a family picture unless she's in it too.

And I"ll be posting more of just Katryn on her blog later this week. Let me know if you need an invite to read it!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Sorry for the picture overload. There were probably about 300 pictures from the zoo. . .and I love them all!! We had such a fun time, the weather was perfect! Well, it started out cold, but then it got better, and it was really nice! Katryn loved it, and promptly passed out on the car ride home.

Amber, Heather and Jonathan under an awesome umbrella!

All the girls at the sign.
Amber and Tryn on the huge spider. By this point in the day, she was a bit overwhelmed with everything I think, and just ready to go to sleep.

Climbing over the alligator
She enjoyed playing in this egg!

And climbed right through the turtle shell.

Whenever she got out of the stroller, she just ran behind it and started pushing it.

This picture is specifically for Grandma B, the archeologist

Her enthusiasm for the penguins was almost as much as mine. She was gabbing away to this girl next to her about them.

She loved the creatures in this room the best, because she could get right up to the glass and peer in.

I think these cats kind of freaked her out a little bit. . .

We were making monkey noises, that's why we have funny faces :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The randomness that is us

I recently purchased a new camera. A NICE one. and I've been enjoying playing with it, and being able to actually have the shutter click when I WANT the picture taken, instead of missing all these great shots of Katryn.

Recently her cousin Kyla and family moved to a nearby city, and we stopped by and visited. The girls had a great time playing with each other--sharing waterbottles, riding the horse, playing with Roxy. It was fun.

Here's Katryn and Roxy. EVERY dog she sees, she has to go up to. My parents would say "hmmm, who does that sound like???" While giving me a look. I confess, she got her love for animals from me.

On sunday afternoons, we get together with my brother and his wife and have sunday dinner. It's so nice in the evenings that we just let Katryn run wild. She loves throwing the ball at (yes, at, not to or for) Indy.

And Aunt Natalie's phone. One of her favorite things to pull out of her purse. The other favorite is her lotion.

This is how she looked before we decided to strip her down. Thus saving her white dress from the red juice. I'm so glad too!!

And there you have it. The randomness that is our life, because you know. . ."this is what living like this does" :)