Thursday, August 6, 2009

New Job!!!

Well, Dan got a new job working at Fort Carson Middle School. He will still be teaching history, but no more high schoolers. We feel so blessed that he was able to get a job in a public school with retirement and a pay raise. It will definitely be helpful now that we have a baby on the way! Here are a couple pics of his new school! It's huge for a middle school and it's pretty new! Praise God!


Our friends David and Heather from Ohio came out to visit and vacation in Colorado! I think they had a great time, but seemed to be a little exhausted by the end from all the camping. They took a couple of days to relax at our place at the end of their vacation before they headed back. We went camping while they were here and had such a great time! They also hiked Mt Huron with Dan (a 14er). They made it to about 13,500 ft before getting elevation sickness. We felt so bad, but they did great!!! Here are some pics of our fun times while they were here!

Warming up by the fire:)

Making spaghetti over the stove and garlic bread....yum:)

Having a GREAT time in the wilderness!

Enjoying our time together which seems to be few and far between now....
Little blurry.....

This is the start of the trail at about 6am on the way up Mt Huron

No, I did not hike the 14er....I'm only allowed up to 11,000 ft being pregnant so I hiked as far as I could with them and then turned around....still very early in the morning!
Dan went on by himself after they got sick.
Here he is at the summit of Mt Huron!
This is Mt Princeton Hot Springs. We came here that night to relax in the warm water.

Not only were there hot springs in the river, but also hot springs pools. David and Dan enjoying the hot water on their sore muscles after the hike!

More Visitors!!!

Dan's mom Susie came to visit us for 9 days and we had a great time! We got to take her on a couple good hikes, we went to a Rockies game, out to eat a few times, and went to Woodland Park to stay with Dan's Uncle David and Aunt Polly over night! Enjoy the pics!

Dan and Susie at the top of the Crags.

On our way up to the Crags with Polly and David!

All of us at the top! (Can you tell I am starting to show through my t-shirt:)

At the Rockies game!

This was our 1st hike the morning after Susie got can tell we are stopping to take breaks so Susie can get acclimated and for the tired pregnant girl:)

Susie and me

Dan and Susie

We're Pregnant!!!

I assume that most of you know by now that WE'RE PREGNANT! We just haven't officially posted it on the blog yet so I thought I would do that! We are getting close to the end of our 4th month and I'm definitely starting to show! I haven't taken any belly shots yet, but I will try to do that soon and post them on the blog. I really only went through 3 weeks of feeling nauseous and then it stopped. I am feeling great now that I am in my 2nd trimester. I'm still having a hard time finding foods that sound good to me. I'm pretty picky .....Dan just loves it:) We have decided that we are not going to find out what we are having. We thought it would be fun to have a surprise on our first one! We are so very thankful that God has chosen to bless us with a little one. Please be praying for us that God prepares us during this time for one of the most challenging/rewarding things we've ever gotten to do!