Thursday, October 9, 2008

Where has the time gone?

Wow- a lot has happened since the last time I posted- July 29th. I'm an embarrassment to bloggers everywhere! Life is quite full with an eight month old, a husband in seminary full-time, and a 30hr. work week. Sleep is high on the list when I have a free moment, blogging is somewhat down the list. :) I do apologize for my negligence.

The summer was full of time with family- we took an August trip to Parkersburg, Morgantown, Hershey, and Harrisburg to see family. It was great to spend time with everyone- we are too far away! Owen loved meeting cousins, seeing his great-grandmas again and generally being the center of attention for all of the grandparents. Brian and I could've sent him on his own and they wouldn't have minded. :) Here are a few highlights...

Meeting Uncle Adam for the first time...

Playing with cousin Nate...
Lookin too cute!

Playing with cousins Kayla, Brad, Morgan, and Zach at Nanny & Grandpa's house...


Remembering his roots :)
Playing with Nanny...


Hanging out with Pap and Papaw Neal...

Riding his first Harley with Great Uncle Bruce...Visiting the Rengers and Carpenter'sHangin with Auntie Janine...
Meeting our friend Eli and his Momma, Alyson


Catching up with good friends...The Shope men...Dedication Day with Auntie Janine (Owen's godmother), Kirk, Mommy & Daddy


Photo shoot with Nanny & Grandpa...
and Grandma & Grandpa Shope!

Meeting Great Grandma Nan

Lunch with Auntie Eve...
A picnic at the petting zoo with Grandma & Grandpa Shope

A visit to Titi Taryn & Uncle Todd's house
A little snack...
First solid foods...or "What the heck kind of milk is this??!!"

Avocado is yummy (it's actually his favorite now)!Labor Day at Uncle Dave & Aunt Traci's House!

The brothers and their sons...

The family...

and new baby Ethan

Cousin McKayla wanted to make sure Owen had enough toys to play with :)
The elder Shope men make cheese pie- a family favorite!

The little family (minus Maggie)...
Relaxing back at home...
As you can see (if you made it this far!) we've had quite a busy summer and fall. We've actually traveled back to Morgantown since these pics for our good friend Trina's wedding and spent some great time with Grandma Betty and friends there.

Since our travels Owen is crawling with lightning speed and always seems to aim for the exact object/location that we are sure he cannot/will not reach. First time parents, geez! He's also pulling himself up and loves to climb over a mound of pillows and fall back onto the bed with glee.


Stay tuned for Halloween pics- before the end of Oct. - I promise!!! :)