Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Seven Years of Wedded Bliss...

When most of our days look like this:(And yes, those are cloth napkins they are wearing on their heads. "Aprons" or "Aprils" as Mali calls them)

It is even more special to celebrate this:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fall Traditions with Grandma Deni

Zoo Boo, Pumpkin Patch, and Jack-O-Latern carving. Fall weekends don't come any better!

Friday, October 17, 2008


As we may have mentioned on this blog, Mali's godparents, The Kurths were recently in town for a visit. We weren't even home from dropping them off at the airport when we got the news that Brinn's godparents, The Meyers were coming for a visit of their own. Maybe they caught wind of the top-secret godparent contest we were attempting to conduct. In typical Meyer fashion, they stayed for less than twenty-four hours, but we were just glad that they arrived before 11:00 pm as used to be their tradition. The beautiful fall weather continued and the kids raced around the park together as we kept remarking on how much they had grown. It was the perfect opportunity to celebrate all of the BIG NEWS concurrently in the works for the Meyers. A baby on the way! And she's a girl! A new pastoral call! A move to Fort. Wayne!

(We hope that all those monumental events won't interfere with Aunt Ruth continuing her gift of sending us homemade bars every month. Here's her goddaughter enjoying her first taste of one now that she's been introduced to desserts)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Heard in our home lately...

Mali to Kaeta Kurth: "Brinnly is my sweetheart. Kaeta, you can talk to her".

Kaeta amidst silence at breakfast. "I don't know where I live". A sad shake of the head was included.

Mali after the Kurths left. "I love Jonah-Joe. And Kaeta-Kate. And Aunt Karianne-Karianne. And Uncle Derek-Der".

Mali reading a Halloween card that arrived in the mail for her: "Happy Birthday Kaeta Kurth".

If only I could capture the complete adorableness of these sayings! These pictures might do a better job.

(And happy birthday wishes to Kaeta Kurth whose birthday really is today, explaining Mali's card confusion. Thanks for giving us so many vacation memories. Come back and visit soon!)

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Ward Cam Updated

Recently we had family pictures taken with the Koch side, traveled to Traverse City, and celebrated Brinn's birthday. Check out the new pictures on the link to the right. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Kurths were here!

We are just back from dropping them off at the airport and miss them already. Many, many, more pictures to come (especially since Derek fixed our photo hosting problem) but here are a few highlights.