Friday, December 12, 2008

For Your Viewing Pleasure

It's been a really stressful week both at home and work, so I decided to post a really funny picture of Will to amuse you (and myself.)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Camera for Kaity

Kaity is in love with my hand-me-down camera that I got from Alli. She's getting a kid digital camera for Christmas, but in the mean time I'll share some of the pictures she's taken. Some relatively good, others not so much.

The Way of Gainesville

Living in Gainesville really makes you appreciate good friends. Since Gville is a college town, it's notorious that as soon as you make a good friend, they move away (or in some cases never, ever leave). We've soon lots and lots of good friends come and go over the years. But, this time it's different. Kaity has been in class with two other little girls at preschool since she was six months old. They do everything together and have their own little clique. I knew this day would come eventually, but was hoping they would at least make it until they started into elementary school. Kaity's school is very international because of it's proximity to the university. Hannasha is Belgian and Marina is Russian. These girls have been absolutely the best of friends for almost three and a half years. Considering the oldest of them turns four this month, that's pretty incredible. Marina is the first of the group to leave. They're moving to Georgia (the country, not the state as a I originally thought). Marina is very, very sweet and we'll miss her tremendously. Especially Kaity once she figures out what it means for Marina to move away. She doesn't really understand at this point. I took this picture at their Thanksgiving lunch recently. Hannasha is on the left, Marina in the middle and Kaity on the right. They're so cute.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Alli: the "semi-professional" photographer

Alli takes a lot of our family photos for us. I'm not sure what we'll do when she moves to DC. She's going to take our Christmas portrait this year, but we're (okay, me) is just really late in scheduling a good time. She does take pretty good photos. Check out these from last year of me and Kaity. Boy, has Kaity grown! When we actually get our photo taken this year, I'll be sure to post some.

Busy Bees

We've been busy bees lately around our house. It's one of the busiest times of the year on the farm. John's working every day feeding cows, selling Christmas trees, and building fence. I've got lots of big projects going on at work. And, then we have lots of family and friends we want to visit with. Oh, and did I mention I'm trying to make Christmas presents for everybody (except the kids - they don't appreciate it as much at this age)? So, all of this is my excuse for not blogging even though I have things to blog about.

But, if you would like to see some busy bees, check out Will's new knowledge.

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