Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It's Beginning to Look alot Like Christmas...

Okay first off, the results are in for the dance competition. Don't have the numbers exactly but I think it's safe to say we funky colmadina'd the sweats! And on that note, I didn't realize what the lyrics were saying toward the end of our video. I was so intrigued with the movie maker stuff and making my credits etc. that I didn't notice where the lyrics were at. And in my defense, Daneen picked the song...hehe.

Now, back to the boring old blogging business. Here are some of the new experiences we've had over the last week or so:

The joys of decorating your own house for Christmas!


The not so joy's of owning a house!


The joy (or pain) of owning a dog.

So yeah, we've had a lot going on around here. We are excited about Christmas and look forward to having GiGi & Grandpa Gerber come spend it with us (if the weather cooperates). We've got our tree up and Carson is really excited. As for Sydney, she just wants to take everything off the tree. We will see if she gets excited opening presents.

As for the dog, his name is Zeke (or Zeek I guess). He is a German Shorthair Pointer and he is 18 months to 2 years old, not sure exactly. A guy I work with gave him to me. He's a hunting dog and is pretty well trained but on the downside he is a big baby. But he is good with the kids and wants to do nothing but please me. It's kind of sad really, he listens better than the kids.

Here are a couple more pictures. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and the next couple holidays too (just in case we go on another blogging hiatus).





-paul

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Dance Competition

Okay, before you click on the video below know this, this was ALL Daneen's idea. She decided to challenge my sister and her husband to a dance competition and being the great guy that I am....(hehe)..... Here it is. Watch ours and then go watch my sister and her husbands, Andrea & Andrew's (click the link). Pick your favorite between the two videos and leave a comment on one of our sites voting for your favorite.


video

Hope you liked it. More importantly, I hope you don't think any less of us!!! hehe

-Paul

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Drum roll please....

Okay, I can't bare the thought of all our blogger fans (and I use that term loosely) losing sleep at night over the fact that we (and by we I mean me) have not updated this blog FOREVER!!!! So in consideration of all fans (all two or three of you....) here is an update on our crew since the last time we posted anything big back in June.

What better way to update than through pictures? Here goes.....

Went fishing with Grandpa Gerber in June

Got to see Grandpa Kennedy one last time in July

Crawdad fishin with Uncle Joel and Carlie

Carson hit the big 6!

The pretty gals

The Fam in August

Bought Our First House in August!!!

Lovin the big back yard

Carson's first day of school!

Standin' on a corner in Winslow, AZ.......

Mark and Taylor's big day

Carson catching his 3RD garter (don't think he'll have any trouble tying the knot)

video


Syd turning 1 (not as messy as we were thinking)

A birthday pic

Paul turning....old

Carson getting Student of the Month Award

Salmon in the Columbia River at McNary Dam (pretty cool)

Carson lookin for fish in the fish ladder/window (he should have put on his harry potter glasses)

Carson and creepy clown at the corn maze

Halloween '09 (no Andrea, we didn't take your idea!)

Sweet Pumpkins (daneen did the star wars and I did the avatar)

Syd trying to be like her brother (she'd get mad if you took off her backpack)

Syd with an awesome shirt on an awesome hair day


Well, I think that about sums up the last 5 months or so. We are doing great up here in Oregon. Grandma Kennedy is here staying with us for a while. It has been great to have her here. It's getting colder though so I'm not sure how much longer she will want to be here. She walks around the house with a coat on all the time while I want to crack open a window... Daneen is keeping busy with Sydney. Now that she's walking she is a handful and a busy body. Daneen has also been doing an awesome job of finishing up with the unpacking. We can actually park our car in the garage now! I am still enjoying my job. I work with some great people and I can't complain about my work environment either. Since we've been here I have seen whitetails, mule deer, elk, antelope, rocky mountain goats, bighorn sheep, a bear, turkeys, pheasants.... I can't wait to start hunting again.

So, if I missed something, oops. If you need some filler material or a better timeline, let me know. I'll see what I can do. Hopefully we (and by we I mean me) will do a better job with the blog now that things are getting to a normal, well regular, paced life.

Paul






Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Made You Look

Here's a little teaser for anyone who cares..... Daneen doesn't feel like blogging at the present time so you will all have to wait until I can find the time to do a better post. At least there is a new cute pic of Sydney on the side..... More to come......hopefully. :)

paul

Thursday, June 18, 2009

call me crazy

I watch Fox News Channel quite a bit and my favorite shows are the O'Reiley Factor and Glenn Beck. So call me crazy. Well last night on the Glenn Beck program he read a letter he recieved from one of his viewers and it was a long letter but he said most of us probably feel this way. This letter was right on the money with my feelings. So here is a link. Check it out. And you can sign your name after the letter on his website if you agree with it. http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/26742/?ck=1

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Here Are a Few Pics

The Fam

The Kids


C & Beaver


The Arch


The Munchkin





Friday, June 12, 2009

We Are Alive!

We made it to Utah and Paul left us here and took of to Oregon for work last Sunday. We put an offer in on a house and they accepted it but the Pest and Dry Rot  Inspection came back no good along with some other pretty major issues. My advice; beware of Flips. Cosmetically they might seem sound but you never know. 

Paul is still looking at houses and has found a couple potentials but we will see. He is liking his job so far but of course misses us. Hopefully we will see him on Fathers Day because we havn't been with him on Fathers Day the last two years. 
Of course we are having a great time at the Gerbers. Carson is loving Petunia(thier dog) and Gigi and Grandpa are loving every minute of Syd and Carson. Last night at a local barbegue that U-Bet (a communication company) put on Carson entered a raffle and won an XBOX 360. I couldn't  believe it. He was very exicited. So was Paul. I'm thinking, "Like we need another gaming system on our house." I've been trying to talk Carson into giving to a cousin or leaving it here at G&G house so he will have something to play when we come to visit. I don't think he is buying it. Well that is about it. NO pictures. Paul has the camera. 

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Somewhere In Kansas

Just a quick update. We are alive and well......well, as well as can be going cross country with a 7 month old and a 5 year old. We are currently somewhere in the middle of Kansas. The kids are being troopers, and Daneen is trying her best too......hehe. We are hoping to get to Utah in the next couple days, depending on when Sydney is ready to call it a day.

You know you are on an AWESOME family road trip when both you and your wife end up with wet shorts on, courtesy of the baby. We were eating lunch today and Sydney relieved herself all over my shorts (defective diaper). And then at dinner tonight she decided to dump all of Daneen's rootbeer in Daneen's lap......gotta love it!

Hopefully when we get to my parents we will put some pics up of our trip. Later for now.

-Paul

Monday, April 20, 2009

More to Celebrate!!

We are so excited. Paul just accepted a job in Oregon. He had to pick between a couple of job offers but we are both sure he picked the right one. YEAH!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Celebration!!

About two weeks ago we took a trip back to AZ to attend my nephew Nick's wedding. We are so excited for him and we totally love his new wife. Their reception was gorgeous.


And of course we got some family pics in:

My sibs and parents.

Carson loving his little "sissy"

Best looking girls.

Carson got lots of cousin time in with Zack. They had a blast together.


Happy Anniversary! We also celebrated my parents 50th anniversary while we were there. It was awesome. Saw a lot of cousins I had not seen in a while.

Aren't they cute. Way to go.

I have reason to celebrate even more. My sister Delora put a slide show together for my parents and we each contributed pics and I helped Donna get her pics together and I stumbled on this
Drum role please.
This is me. I'm not sure how old I was but not the point. Guess who looks like me?

Sydney


I could not be more happier that I have a child who actually looks like me. I feel like I've won a battle or something. Paul was astonished to say the least. But Hurray!!!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Gettin Lucky In Kentucky

Allrighty then. It has been forever since we posted anything on here so here is a quick recap of what has happened since the last post. Little Sydney went in for her 4 month appointment in February and the doctor told us her weight was in the bottom 5th percentile for her age. So we were told that the little girl needs to bulk up a bit (probably one of the few times anyone will be told to gain weight). Daneen felt pretty bad and disappointed about the whole thing. Here she thought she had got the whole nursing thing down and then she finds out she was only producing 2 oz's a feeding. So, needless to say we started supplementing her with formula. Sydney hasn't had any real problems with the formula and actually seems more content now throughout the day. Daneen is still nursing too, so at the very least she is getting more than enough now!!

Other then that, let's see, Carson started and finished pee-wee basketball. He enjoyed it. He really picked up the whole dribbling thing. I'm keepin' my fingers crossed that we have the next Steve Nash or Chris Paul on our hands!!! We are currently back up in Kentucky for work. I have been here for a week and the rest of the posse strolled into town on Saturday. We will be here for another week and then we are headed to the AZ for a week. Yeah!!!.....I think....

Anywho, the whole reason for this post was to share some funny video clips we just took at the little cottage we are staying in. Without further ado, here you go (and some more pic's too).

ummm.....apple


don't take away my apple!!!


video


carson hoopin' it up


family game night


papa & the babies


cutie patootie


video

Anyway, that's about it for now. Hope you enjoyed. Hopefully it won't take us this long to put a post up (just don't hold your breath...).

-paul