Sunday, August 31, 2008

Baby, baby...

Tonight, we went out to eat with our good friend Krista who has the sweetest baby boy! He is 11 weeks old and is growing like a weed! After we ate, he was getting sleepy so I (Kara) took him and he fell asleep on my chest. He slept there for quite awhile and just snuggled right into me. Well, my heart just melted...

As I sit here typing, I can still smell that baby smell on my shirt. It makes my heart skip a beat every now and then. I am so ready to be a mama!

P.S. - Jen wants everyone to know that every external hard drive she touches, doesn't work! Hmm... Any suggestions?

Monday, August 18, 2008

Pictures from vacation

Here are some of Jen's favorite pictures from the 531 pictures she took on our 5 day vacation. Hope you enjoy them!!

Blooming Thistle

Blooming Water Lily

The blog is being silly so check back for more photos!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

We are Busy

Well, we are back from our vacation to Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, and Red Lodge. Jen had to jump right into things by getting a draft of her first two chapters of her dissertation to her committee members on Tuesday the 12th, when we got back late on the 11th. Kara had a busy day Tuesday and then started 3 days of training on Wednesday.

Our summer is over and we aren't even really sure where it went. Hopefully, in the next few days we will get pictures from vacation posted for all to see. We really had a good time.

Friday, August 1, 2008


For Jen's birthday, she took the day off and we went to Estes Park, Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park. (BTW, we bought a yearly pass to all the National Parks in the U.S. So if anyone wants to come visit us, we'll gladly take you to RMNP!) Anyways, while we were there we saw a herd of 12 Elk up close. Check out the pics and see how close one came to Kara.
What the heck is this critter? There was a whole bunch of these running around at 12,ooo feet. Kara named them Rocky Mountain Hamsters....but we'd like to know what they really are.