Thursday, December 10, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009!

Well good Christmas to you. When I sit down to write this letter it seems that it was about three weeks ago that I wrote the last one. But since I can't remember what I wrote, it must have been at least 4 weeks ago. Does this mean I'm getting old? Well I am and so are you. Cheers. The good thing is that with age comes a greater appreciation for the things that really matter.

This has been an important year in our lives. I have been reinvented. For 8 years I have posed as a respectable software engineer. However, on January 9th of this year, I was promoted from respectable software engineer to the esteemed position of unemployment. And so the year began. However, on August 31 I started a new livelihood. I am now a professor of Computer Science at Flathead Valley Community College. I love being around the college students, challenging them and being challenged. I'm teaching subjects that are stretching my areas of expertise. All in all, aside from the grading, I think I can say definitively that I enjoy teaching this stuff more than living it daily behind a desk.

Owen, in my terms, is becoming much more functional. Holy smokes, if you and I developed new skills as fast as Owen has this year for our whole lives then by age 40we would be smarter than the combined genius of Einstein and all his relatives. But alas, most of you know the difference between a 1 year old and a 2 year old. He has a will and is getting better and better at communicating it! He loves his two brown silky blankets. You and I talk about health care and wars in the middle east. Owen, he talks about jumping, falling, bananas, mine, and motorcycles. When mom is driving he yells out 'yahooo....wheeee' three times as often as when dad is driving around the turns. He has finally proven that momma drives more 'vigorously' than papa. Owen loves everything in its place and one of his favorite chores is feeding the dogs. And yes, when he starts eating more food he will have to mow the lawn with a push mower too!

Laura is feeling the affects of being three months pregnant. Yep, here goes round two. She still enjoys working two days a week at the vet shop and the other five days a week she is working on keeping the house inhabitable and improving Owens functionality.

Mica and Cerah are bored, except when Owen is chasing them, then they are annoyed.

Ah, but enough about us.

We hope that you find this Christmas season and upcoming year to be more meaningful and less busy. That you will experience the joy no man or woman should live without, love more deeply, dwell in the moments where time stops and look around. We hope that you will experience restoration of lost, run down or run out relationships, revisit the deep friendships you've had and strike out in new ones. Jesus came for these things. And now, at Christmas, in response to this hope let's celebrate!

Owen says...'yahooo....wheeee!'

Micah and Cerah don't say anything. But if they could, they would say come out to Montana, we'd love to play!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Day out with dad

This is what happens when Mom goes to work and Owen has a day with Dad. At least it looks like he enjoys it.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Owen's latest word

He says this frequently and usually for no reason. translated "tada"

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Animal sounds

his favorite is the horse

Monday, September 7, 2009

Uhm, where did he get this????

Owen rides a horse

He wouldn't ride it by himself

The Cowboy Festival

Roasting a pig

Owen and his teacher Megan (and cowboy bill)

Hiking the Great Northern Mountain

While Owen had his first sleepover with his friend Gage, his parents hiked up this mountain, but when the rest of the group proceeded to the highest point, we decided in Owen's best interest for having living parents, that we would stop at the first peak.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Owen's First 5K

The Whitefish Animal Hospital Crew

Monday, June 22, 2009

Owen after the Eye Doctor

Happy Father's Day to Nick

Beware parents and grandparents, this will make you nervous. It made me nervous, and then I rode in the passenger seat, and I held my breath the whole time. This was a LEGAL community sponsored event:)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The wolf

road trip

We took a road trip to the edge of Yellowstone National Park, and went to the Grizzly bear rescue center.

Rosners in Montana

We had a great time with Bryan, Leila and Judah.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

family pictures

some family photos, taken by our friend Jennifer

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Captain Jack Sparrow

Leila likened Owen to Captain Jack Sparrow, he does have trouble walking straight and has slurred speech. Does he look like a drunken pirate?

First Beach Experience

He didn't like it much

Owen and Judah

Easter Sunday

Tahoe Trip

"Are we there yet?"

Unusual behavior

Can someone explain this to me please?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

White Hat Web Services

White Hat Web Services is springing to life. I may be using spring for the season as much as the vigor, nonetheless. I've started a blog on my site for now, it will be growing in the near future. Check it out and contribute if you are wearing your techy cap.