Monday, July 19, 2010

Story, Wyoming

Here's where I've been this week, hanging out, enjoying the noises the creek makes, working on swaps for Silver Bella, watching the kids throw pine cones into the water.

The first day we went to the Rodeo parade in Sheridan.  Kitt was a little "canky" as she calls it...

 She found happiness by taking pictures and I have to say, they are so cute!  I love seeing what she sees...
blue Wyoming skies...
pictures of mommy and kids...

she loves asking me to make funny faces...
our stash of snacks...
pictures of grandma...

buildings in Sheridan...
daddy's new look...

and her feet!
We went to mini-golfing the next day...

Yesterday we went to a favorite spot of ours, Meadowlark Lake...

Tomorrow will hopefully be a fishing day.  The weather hasn't cooperated for us to be out on the lake.  We are hoping for a good boat day tomorrow, out last day here.


  1. i miss kitt
    and bennett!
    and you.
    and trent.
    come home!!!!
    it looks like
    you are all
    having a
    love the photos!
    miss you!

  2. I feel canky sometimes, too. :)
    Have a great vacation!

  3. Looks like a wonderful trip! Kitt is quite the photographer. Loved all the look adorable!

  4. Have to tell you what Sophia said tonite at bedtime. Since it's too late to call...We are praying and I said..."thank you that Jesus is our best friend", then S says "Kitt is my best friend!...but she has wild hair!" I said "and you have wild hair!" "Yeah", she says.."it's kinda funky"...
    too cute :)

  5. I love these photos, Karla! Looks like a great family time. And, even though I recently saw the kids this summer, I can't believe how big they look. Especially, Kitt! She looks like she's grown alot this summer.


    (wait...this is the world wide about this...)


    Exactly eight years ago today, my entire life changed forever. Let me share with you how...

    On the day I learned that I had passed the Bar Exam and could practice as an attorney, my very first walk-through-the-door-client was a man named Grant Lebsack. Grant was facing murder and public indecency charges. JUST KIDDING! He actually came to me about a business matter. At any rate, as we worked together, we developed a relationship (and I mean that in a manly sort of way). His wife Lynn and I would occasionally have lunch together and even attend local sporting events. I didn't like Lynn, but I tried to be polite. JUST KIDDING!

    One day, Lynn suggested that I meet her sister Karla. We agreed that I would meet her for lunch at a very unique, exotic restaurant called Applebees. So, after church on August 18, 2002, I met Lynn, Grant, my future nephew Elliott, and Karla at Applebees.

    Some moments in life are so dense that they appear to happen in slow motion, like we're moving through a gelatinous haze. That's the way it was when I met Karla. She had long brown hair and striking green eyes that were alive and completely focused on the conversation. We talked about her job and my law practice. She pretended to be interested. I pretended that I was cool and refined. But when I left the restaurant that day, I called a friend of mine and told him I'd just met the girl I was going to marry. I knew then.

    Of course, in the years since we've been through several moves and jobs. We've had two children. We've traveled this country and have journeyed to the other side of the world. Through it all, I thank God that He blessed me with Karla. Many times I wish I could be a better "blessing" for her. I got the better end of the deal, and I don't ever forget that.

    So today is an anniversary of sorts--the first time we met. It looms bigger in my mind than our wedding anniversary, because when you meet Karla, it changes your life. Mine was never the same after this day eight years ago. She is the love of my life; I can't imagine life without her.