in Los Alamos

We’re in our new place, and we’re enjoying having survived the move. The dogs have already figured out the doggy door into the backyard (wooohoo!) and we are making do with borrowed furniture and coffee maker (thanks Eric/Kristen and Lauren!!) and Dave Smith facilitated some xmas gift delivery (thanks!). We’re enjoying spicy food, and camping at coffee shops for internet–ours is supposed to be installed tomorrow. But entertainment? We’ve got plenty:



calm in the midst of the storm

Packers, inspectors, dump runs, last days of school, flights, holiday break. And in the middle of it Aven sleeps the whole night through for the first time last night (9pm-8am!!). And she woke with a big smile for Carrie.

Happy Birthday Aven

TWO MONTHS OLD! Hard to believe. She’s full of smiles and a great baby–sleeping 6+ hours once in a rare night!! We received the absolutely perfect card along with a fantastic dress for Aven:

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THANKSGIVING!

Our favorite holiday, and our 10th anniversary!! WOOHOOOOO!

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Great friends

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Great Kids

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Awesome food

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(That was just a sampler!)

Good baby time!

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And one of our favorite visitors showed up!

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Thanks to all our great friends–those who made it and those who couldn’t.

Siblings

Torsten is loving the role of big brother (most of the time!). His new favorite pajamas are the “big brother” jammies that he got from Jill (thanks again!). Both Torsten and Aven are doing great! Here are a few photos from the last month or so.

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Torsten is good at making sure Aven is happy, and sometimes gets to feed Aven a bit.

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Grams and Gramps meet Aven

Way back, over half of Aven’s life ago, Grams and Gramps came to meet her and help out. Gramps really went to town on the “projects list” and the new floors, fire detectors, etc, etc are great (THANKS!) and Grams sure did get in some good holding Aven time–thanks! Grams taught Torsten some knitting (and Kita wanted to learn!). And Torsten taught Grams about making paper airplanes. Matt had to run off to DC for a NOAA meeting, so Grams made that possible by helping Carrie out those days.



Overdue Sneak Preview

I have lots of blog updates half written on the laptop, and I’m intending to catch up this weekend. Lots has been going on and keeping us busy. Aven is great, Carrie is great, Torsten is great, Kita and Suka are great (a little under-exersized, they say), and Matt is great.

More soon, but here is Torsten enjoying a hot chocolate to tide you over!

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Or is it a sneak preview that we are overdue on blog updates? 🙂