Sunday, August 18, 2013


Today we spent some time with Dane's extended family and his cousin and sister were pulling up some Elise pictures on their phones from what seems like so long ago.  There was the Itty-Bitty Elise...precious newborn.  Then there was Chunka-Munka Elise...jolly baby.  Then the Knee-Walking on the move.  I realized that there are a lot of pictures of Elise out there in the world that I don't even know about.  They're fun to discover.  Here is one that I especially liked.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

North Carolina

This post is long overdue.  We got back from NC about a month ago.  Now that Dane has started back to work our "normal" routine is getting back into motion and I'm finally making myself sit down and do a blog post.  We had a great time as usual with a good mix of fun and work.  The pictures are mostly of all the fun and now that I look at them mostly featuring Elise's escapades.  We're missing a picture of Aunt Stephanie and pictures from our time visiting Great-Grandpa and Grandma Haas.  We also learned to make goat cheese and Dane learned some new carpentry skills to add to his repertoire. 

Elise with Grammy and Grampy

Blowing bubbles with Grammy

Fun in the sand with cousin Emmy

Emmy and Dylan

Trying to get Elise to give Uncle James a kiss


All the cousins...and Uncle James

Spanish moss hanging in the trees

She loves sand

Girly cousins

Running down the dock

Playing with cousin Emmy

Watching the goats

Getting used to the water

We both liked the swing

Tractor time with Daddy

An NC introduction to corn on the cob.  She'd even eat it raw!