Sunday, April 22, 2007

Blue Angles

I also wanted to honor the Navy precision flight team the Blue Angles today. As many of you know, the Angles suffered a loss this week when one of their pilots was tragically killed in a crash during a show in South Carolina.

Rodeo Dirve!!

Jana and I went to the annual Longview rodeo this weekend, the first for either of us. When I dropped Jana off at the entrance to go park the car, she gave me explicit directions not to forget to bring the blanket, some tissues, and the camera. As you can see, I have no pictures to accompany this post. You do the math.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know that we are still alive and kicking, (some more than others:) Life is busy these days with wrapping up the semester, work, and many other distractions, but we really can't complain.

My brother is better at the little details of life, but I guess I will try. I have been listening to Shawn McDonald "Scattered Pieces Live". Its changing my life. Peace.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Easter Weekend

Yes, it tasted as good as it looks!
I think I was still distracted by the brunch?!?
Happy Easter!
From us three!

Jana and I had a wonderful Easter weekend filled with great worship, great food, and great friends. Jana even suprised me sunday morning with a little Easter basket with chocolate and rodeo tickets!!! I'll be sure to write you about that adventure in the comming weeks and months. In the mean time, here are a few pictures from our weekend. Enjoy.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Last but not least...

Jana's in the kitchen baking Easter cookies right now, and I couldn't help but snap a picture of her in a cute little apron. Just wanted to share with you the best thing in my life!

As Promised...

Here are the remaining pictures from our trip to Fredricksburg a few weeks ago....This set of pictures was taken our last day at a place called "Enchanted Rock". The views were amazing! You can see why they call this part of Texas, The Hill Country.

Thankfully there was a willing rock close by to take this picture.
My damsel in distress! Texas downhill sking?
Can you tell who's pregnant in this picture?
(Hint: It's not necessarily the one with the biggest belly)
It's not Montana, but it sure seems like "Big Sky Country"

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

A few weeks ago, we we're able to escape to the Texas hill country for a little time off. We had a great time! Here are some pictures....

I think I am overloading this after such a long time away becuase I am having trouble with my last set of pictures. I will take a break, and post some more later.
Here are some more random pictures....Fredricksburg just happens to be the birthplace of Admril Nimitz which will explain the pictures from the war museum.
Here I am with my trophey wife, and a trophey grizzley that I didn't kill.
Opa is our new friend!
There we some guys hitting on Jana. What else could I do?

Mini Vacation

This was one of the very first residents of Fredricksburg. He was happy to great us into his home.

He even let me sit on his table.

This is where we stayed the first two nights. The veiws and the food were amazing! (Granted, its not France, but its as good as Texas can get!)

I hope this still works...

I'm sure as you read this you asking yourself "can this really be? Did they actually update this sorry excuse for a blog?" Followed by the understandable: "Well its about bloody time!"

Not that we have any excuse, but we did warn you at the onset that together we make the worst team when it comes to keeping in touch and connected with our friends and family. Actually, it has been our every intention for months to update this. Jana would say sweetly: "Honey, why don't you update the blog?" "You know I really need to do that!" Patrick would respond endearingly, but inevitably, it wouldn't get done. So, for those of you who are interested (Kari), I will try to give you just a brief snapshot into our world these last few exciting months.

When we last left off, we were looking at a house to buy, and thankfully we were able to buy and get moved in after the first of the year. The spring semester has brought with it many of its usual challenges, and some unexpected delights. The biggest delight and challenge has been the anxious anticipation of the coming of our newest family member, Hannah Grace, scheduled to arrive sometime mid-July. We would like to consider ourselves more prepared, but in all honetly, we aren't. (thank you J&K for the beautiful blanket, the postman dropped it off during this little update. I'm sure both my girls will love it!)

Work is work. Jana is still training at Personally fit, and works harder than any pregnant woman should. She's amazing, and I'm very proud of her! I'm still flight instructing and slowly putting hours in the log book while anxiously looking forward to graduation later this year. Although we're both incredibly busy, we are also incredibly blessed and couldn't be happier with our lives together. I know this is brief, but like I said, most of you already know how things are going for the most part. Once again, we apologize for our lack of communication, and we would like to do better in the near future. Thank you so much for caring, and we wish you the very best!