Monday, January 30, 2012

Going to the Alpaca Farm

Our local Alpaca farm does free tours once a month, So we went with some of our good friends out to see the animals. It was such a fun day and we had so much fun. As for the tour part....well, lets just say our kids aren't ready for any real academic settings. Luckily the owners of the farm were great with kids and let them wonder around while he informed the other patient adults that were listening. Hope you enjoy the pictures. No one was bit or charged..thank goodness!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Some recent picture from our trip to Nebraska

The Big Boys
The Petite big girls
The kids...and yes this was the best one out of fifty billion takes.
Micah and mom on a hike with the family.
Happy New Year 2012!

some fun pictures of 2011

Natalie's one year photos, taken by an old high school friend, Nicole Miller Smith. She did such a great job!
Natalie diggin into her first birthday cake!
Introducing our little ones to the Air Force Academy..."this is where Daddy and Mommy said "I do."
Ruidoso Sprint Tri. The kids were happy to be up and going this early!
Whitesands, NM. Priceless father and son moment. This was after many rolls down the hills.
Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Thank 2011!

We are back in business

Ok, so after a much to long hiatus, we are back and we are better...ok, so that is probably up for debate, but we are bigger. We are a "full up" family of four. We will start with a little update... We have moved and are back stateside. We bought a house, purchased two cars and went to work. Ryan started his new plane and is truly enjoying it. With this change, may opportunites have arisen and he is feeling blessed. He will compete in his first Ironman this spring. I have graced with the wonderful career of staying home with Micah and Natalie and teaching them as much as I can, while I cook , clean, run errons and keep a crazy busy social I also am able to teach a few classes at our local YMCA during the week. Micah is in 3 and is in Preschool. He loves it and is really getting into the whole "friends" thing. He prays everynight for his friends and thanks God for them. Natalie is a daily suprise. She keeps us all on our toes and adds to our entertainment constantly. She is full of smiles and laughs and nonstop mischief. We don't know what we would do without her. Micah is lost if she is not around. We are super excited to see what the New Year of 2012 will have in store for us. We will do our best to post more and keep your more updated with the wonderful things God does in our lives. Cheers to all of you!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

faces of Natalie

Ok, So the first two photos are some of my favorite Natalie photos. She is my flower. As precious as can be. Snips and snail and puppy dog tails are what little boys are made of...I have lived that the past two years, but sugar and spice and everything nice, is even that much sweeter! Ryan and I are blessed beyond our wildest imaginations! Thank you God!

A recap of our adventure in Japan

These were some fun times. They took our photos in Kimonos and even got both kids to smile at the same time. I tell you, as a photographer, this is a real challenge, especially when you are in a costume of sorts!

Wow, it seems crazy that our days of living in Japan are quickly coming to an end. This past year has been a whirlwind. With Ryan deployed during my final months of pregnancy, Micah kept me on my toes and definitely away from blogging. So here I go in a sad attempt to catch up. Miss you all and see you soon in the states, or if you are in Japan... Mata Ne

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Baby Natalie is Here!

Natalie Lillian Cross, born Monday, 19 July 1534: 6 lbs 9 oz, 19 3/4". We just got home from the hospital Wednesday morning and we're starting to get situated. Everything is going well, thank you for the thoughts and prayers.