Monday, January 31, 2011


Maddie loves her dogs and they are pretty fond of her too.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Maddie In Black and White

Now that LeeAnn has gone back to work part time, Maddie and I get to spend a lot of time together. One of the ways we pass the time is by taking pictures. Maddie has recently discovered that she can see herself in the back of the camera after it makes the clicking sound. This has become a source of much entertainment and some pretty cute photos too. They are in Black and White as I believe the light and the different textures in our house make for some great black and white photography. Here are some of my favorites.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Thanksgiving 2010

It has been awhile since we made this trip but I still feel compelled to make sure it is recorded here on our blog. It has been 3 years since we have made it to the White family Thanksgiving. Jeff had just accepted a new role in management in 2008 and it was not good timing for us to spend a week in Texas and in 2009 we were blessed with our precious Madeline Mae. Had we known about her early arrival we might have still attempted the trip but it was wonderful to celebrate at our house with Jeff's parents and his brother Tim's family! Our two Thanksgiving celebrations here in Montana were great but there really is something missing when I miss out on my whole family being together. We are a family who loves food and fellowship, a holiday that facilitates these two things is not something you want to miss.

Our first full day in Longview my Mom had to work so we spent the day at Uncle Walter and Aunt Mona's hanging out with some of my best friends/cousins. Caleb and Tyne, Jon and Leigh, Jeff and I along with our combined 7 children, with 2 on the way, had a great day of just spending time together. Thanksgiving day was filled with wonderful food (if I elaborated on the food I feel that I would be typing far longer than I have time for today) and some quality time with extended family, it met the build up of what I had missed out on the previous 2 years. I must say that my favorite part of the whole week was getting to spend a lot of quality time with my Mom, my two brothers and their families. Watching all of them love on Madeline and seeing her interact with cousins, aunts, uncles and grandma was wonderful!

Here are some pictures to commemorate Thanksgiving 2010: