Category: family

Asher’s Baptism

Asher was baptized a few weeks ago. We have been so busy, I haven’t had a chance to put the pictures up until now.DSC_0370

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We had some family here for the weekend, so Asher was the center of attention all weekend long. The grandparents and great grandparents had a great time playing with him. DSC_0363

It was a great service. Pastor Jon did an amazing job, and Asher laughed all the through it. I’m not sure who was actually listening to Jon since Asher was stealing the show! Good thing it was all about him. DSC_0345DSC_0392It was a great weekend, but I think someone needed some time to recover!

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Easter

He is Risen Indeed!

Asher had a wonderful time at church for his first Easter.

Here are some pictures of us from today.

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A snowshoeing kind of day

We decided to spend some family time on Saturday. So, we packed the four of us up in the Explorer and headed for the mountains.DSC_0230

We learned some valuable lessons on this excursion. First, we learned that when we are on a very strict time schedule (oh, the joys of having a newborn), it probably isn’t a good idea to “try out” a new spot to snowshoe at. Especially, when the spot doesn’t pan out because of there being tons more ice than snow; which then leads to a longer drive to the place we normally travel to.DSC_0236

The next, and MOST IMPORTANT, lesson doesn’t have to do with our little man; he was perfect. He slept through the entire hike, warm and cozy in the Ergobaby. This lesson was taught by Kona. We usually take Kona on our hikes. When we are on the trails we let her off her leash. She is great at staying with us and keeping to the trail. Well, last winter we learned that when she is in the snow and can’t see the trail, she does not stay with us. So, we have learned to keep her on a long leash. Zach thought it would be best for him to carry our little guy, while I handled Kona. This was not such a good idea. She is very strong, so along with her constantly pulling and making me fall, she also wrapped herself up in just about every tree/bush we came across.

DSC_0206DSC_0202The other problem was that this area had way more snow then the last time we were there; so, Kona was practically swimming through the snow. She would try to follow behind me, walking in my tracks. She would constantly step on the back of my snowshoe, causing me to fall. We were able to get in an hour hike or so, but we think next time Kona may need to stay home. Overall, we are still calling this trip a success. We got out of the house, enjoyed the mountains, and spent quality time as a family.DSC_0229DSC_0238