Our Girls!

Our Girls!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Two days ago we got some more fresh snow. Here is "the boss" getting down to work.

She even pointed out to us what to do!
Caitlyn learned a new word to go with winter weather in the last few weeks. She learned what a snowplow is, and that when it snow's her daddy is at work in his. She likes it when she gets to see him in the "big truck".

A Keller Christmas.

This past weekend we also celebrated Christmas with my family. My Aunt Sharon, and Uncle Phillip are kind enough to have all of the Keller's and Paglia's over for a meal. After dinner we all exchange gifts. It's great to be able to get everyone together.

Caitlyn had a great time "playing with" her great-uncle Steve.

Caitlyn and her cousin Abbigail love to see each other. They have a fun time when they are around each other.

Making christmas cookies!

This past weekend our friend Amy and her son James came over and baked an enormous amount of cookies with Bridgit and Caitlyn.

The kids had fun, they even helped to clean up.
After awhile Caitlyn had herself pretty worn out.
The kids took a break to play with the toys in the toy box, literally in the toy box.

Visiting with Santa.

We took Caitlyn to the mall to see Santa last week. She was excited until it was actually her turn, then she was not very fond of sitting with him at first.

After she saw Santa, Chris and Caitlyn rode together on the little Christmas train.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Merry Christmas to all!

This past week we finally attempted to get our holiday picture done, her are some of the pictures. Here is Caitlyn and her friend Stacia posing together with the bear.

Here's Caitlyn and our Christmas bear.

At last the Keller family.

We hope you all have a safe, warm, and happy holiday season!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Chirstmas with the Staves

Over Thanksgiving my family decided to have Christmas also since Lacey was able to make it home. We all had a great time and the kids really enjoyed playing together. Caitlyn and Ebanie really got along and poor Nathaniel was trying hard to play with them but they kept locking him out of the room. Those girls.. I don't know what we will do with them.

Here are some random pictures. We had hoped to get a good group picture of the kids but someone always seemed to be sleeping at the time we could take a picture. Next time we will learn to take it right away in the morning rather then waiting for the meal or gifts. Caitlyn didn't even get to open gifts with everyone she was so tired. She pulled me upstairs, sat on the couch with me and was asleep in two minutes. Slept from 6:00pm to pretty much the next morning at 7:30 with the exception of 30 minutes she woke up when Grandma left.

Yes, we have manners most of the time but the roof looked so good!

Aidden and her barbie..

Uncle Josh and Aunt Lindsay

Lindsay took a picture of us before the fun began....

Caitlyn and Ebanie loved bouncing on the bed together.

Fun was had by all!

Chris's Adventures

As many are aware now, Chris took at the adventure of joining Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping. Let me tell you, he did take it to the extreme but it paid off for him 100%. Most people don't recognize him at first anymore and he looks great.
Here is a link to the website if you want to check out the winning pictures.
Then change the All Locations drop down to be Waukee and the All Sessions to be Fall. Pretty darn impressive.

As part of the new Chris, he has been running also and the weekend before Thanksgiving ran an Extreme Cross Country race with our neighbor Shane. Here are some pics that Ann took since I couldn't make it to the race.
The guys before the race....

After the race.. if you look closely you can see some of the mud on their clothes.

This is a huge accomplishment for Chris and I can't express how proud I am of him and for being able to keep it up. Mr Universe better watch out cause Chris is on a mission...