Saturday, January 11, 2014

Christmas Time 2013

Here are a few photos from December and our Christmas. It was a fun time with two little boys! This year Caleb really understood what was going on and got into everything. It was fun to share his excitement!

 Decorating the tree!


 Holiday baking.

 Having fun with the sprinkles.

Caleb's new trick. Making all sorts of faces when I pull out the camera.

 Putting out reindeer food. :) (Oatmeal and glitter) Daddy went out later and stomped all around. 

 His most desired gift; James the Steam Engine.

 Gunther and Daddy getting gifts from under the tree.

 Gunther's big present. He was a fan!

More faces.

 My crazy siblings

 Gunther and Skiddles

 Just had to snap a photo. So pretty!

This is the best out of 20. :) All the boys got pillows and pillow cases. Caleb's was Thomas the train.

Lots of fun was had by all!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Letter 2013

Here are a few highlights from our year:

Trip to Pella for the Annual Tulip festival

Boy Fun!

The boys love going on tractor rides with Daddy!

Five years in August. This picture was taken on our anniversary.

Horse back riding at my parent's. Caleb was a natural!

First day of preschool! He goes 2 mornings a week and loves it!

Matt and I completed our first half marathon together in September. Matt's an old pro and has run several half and 4 (!) full marathons, but this was the longest I had ever run!

Gunther turned 1 in October. He liked the cupcakes. :)

Caleb turned 3 in September. This is him riding on his birthday 4 wheeler wearing his Bob the Builder Halloween costume. 

The boys are getting to the age where they are starting to really enjoy playing together. So fun!

We love going on family nature walks!

An apple orchard we visited this fall.

For Thanksgiving we went to Colorado to visit family and went to several local attractions. This photo was at the Air Force Academy.

A great year!  

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Colorado 2013

For Thanksgiving this year we went to visit my sister-in-law in Colorado. We made a week out of it and visited several local attractions. It was a great time! 

At Focus on the Family

Visiting the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Definitely a highlight! The boys loved it! The elephants were C's favorite.

Petting a giraffe (!) We were up on platforms around the giraffe pen so we were at the level of their heads. We were even able to feed them some lettuce leaves you could buy there. Caleb was excited about feeding the giraffes, but when a giraffe got close he got scared and threw the lettuce into the pen. :)

The view was amazing! 

Gunther and Boppa.

Snowman building fun!


Reading with cousin Sam.

At the Air Force Academy.

The Chapel at the Academy.

Garden of the Gods

Making a pressed penny at the summit of Pike's Peak.

Views on the way up the mountain