Monday, November 26, 2007


Traveled to St. Louis for Thanksgiving...good time with family and friends...lots and lots of turkey, all the fixings, and pumpkin pie! Yum!

The Theules came with us (since they couldn't make it back to CA) and got to finally meet our families and see our stomping grounds. So glad they could join us!
We even got to hang out with the Hackmanns (in town from Chicago) for a while on Sat. night after the big Mizzou game! GO MIZZOU! : )

...Now it's back to work in Louisville, and Braden has finals this week as well...I'm counting down days until Christmas! Yea!

Here's some highlights from this past week:
Braden and his brothers, Thomas and Grant...
Cousins on Braden's mom's side... The happy couple, boy Casey and Alicia, with one on the way!...Mom making stuffing...Dad preparing the pheasant he shot himself in South Dakota last weekend.Me with my sisters, Kendra and Miranda...
The loudest game of Blurt, ever...Me, Alicia, boy Casey, and Braden at the bowling alley...Braden bowling...Cousins on my dad's side...Us with my brother, Zach...
Kendra decorating the Christmas tree...
Dylan with dancing Santa...The Braden family...

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Christmas card photo shoot!

Yesterday afternoon/early evening we went downtown Louisville to take pictures for our Christmas cards this year. The Theules joined us and took shots of us, and we in turn did the same for I'm sure our Christmas cards will be pretty similar, but I think only one person will notice besides us, Josh.

It seemed like we were doing engagement pictures again, but they give you a little glimpse of what the downtown area looks like here in Louisville.
Here's the pictures that didn't make it, which still turned out pretty good:
If you're on "the list" you'll see what the finished product looks like when it comes in the mail. : )

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Trip to Evansville

I went to Evansville, Indiana (which is about an hour and a half from Louisville) this past weekend to meet my mom and sister Kendra for her soccer tournament. It was fun getting to hang out and watch some soccer. Unfortunately Kendra twisted her ankle in the second half of her team's first game and it swelled up so bad she could barely walk on it...but we made the best of the situation and spent the rest of the weekend cheering her teammates on.

The unfortunate event:
Pushing the gimp around:
Kendra sad for a swollen ankle, and mom is happy to be out of the cold: Out to dinner with the team

Saturday, November 3, 2007

My UPS man

Last week, Braden got his training to be a driver helper at his job at UPS. This week he recieved his "browns" and has already worked a shift riding around in the truck delivering packages. Here's a visual aid to explain what "browns" are: