Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas in Kalamazoo

Thanks to everyone for such a fun Christmas! It was really fun to see everyone and just hang out. Here are some of my favorite pictures:

The boys looking pretty tough

The girls

Dad was really good at Dance Dance Revolution


Anna's almost birthday party was awesome

GG Doot and Theo

It was really fun to see everyone! Hopefully you are all looking very hard to find that Peanut trophy to send out to Virginia!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Washington DC Temple Lights

When mom was here visiting, we were able to go up to see the temple lights. They were amazing! It is so nice to have a temple so close.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

India and the Taj Mahal


I have the opportunity to be in India right now...end of December 2007. It is interesting, beautiful, and so very different. This is the Taj Mahal. It was built by a king in India in memory of his wife. It is in a very large complex of gardens and buildings, of which this is one. This particular building is made entirely of white marble and precious stones.


There are monkeys running free not only at historical sites, but in the cities. This one was lounging near the tomb of Akbar, the father of the king who built the Taj.


Just to prove I was there: me in front of the Taj.


This is to give an idea of the size and scale of the Taj. It is over 90 meters tall inside at the dome - about 300 feet.


They also have camels all over. They are on the streets pulling wagons; the person I am visiting here (Anand) says that many companies with whom he works have their cardboard boxes delivered by camels.

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It is interesting to see the monkeys all over. Anand told us that when he was young, the monkeys around their home would sometimes take the clothes which were drying outside. Or their favorite thing to do was to take all the buttons off the shirts. They would leave the shirts - but keep the buttons!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Especially for Joan (the Macy's Parade!!)

We had a lot of fun at the parade. My favorite parts were the giant balloons, they were pretty cool. It was SOOO crowded, I have never seen so many people before. It was definitely fun to do once.

Me and Scooby Doo


Dave and the Empire State Building

Pikachu

Wynonna Judd


Kermit
And Santa!

Joan - hopefully this video will give you a little taste of what the parade was like
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Thanksgiving in New York!

We had a lot of fun in New York City this week. Here are a few pictures:

Here is me and Dave in front of the Statue of Liberty

Clair, Steve, Dave, Susan, Sarah, Sam, Nate, Thomas, and Gracie on the top of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty (the highest point you can go now)

Me and Dave in front of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center (it wasn't lit up yet - obviously)
Jared, you would have really liked this Apple store - it was all underground

Anna and Mom - here I am in front of FAO Schwartz and the armored bear (there was a lot of Golden Compass stuff in there)

We had a lot of fun on our trip with Dave's family. We hope everyone's Thanksgiving was great!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Fall in Virginia

The leaves are still amazing here! Its crazy how long the color stays around. We went on a walk this afternoon down the trail by our house. Here are a few pictures:



Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Walking, kinda

Theo in Autumn

Here are a few recent pictures of Theo, including some of Halloween. Theo was a pirate lion.



Mom and Dad are in Prague



Hey all you!

Well, here we are in Prague, and it is raining! But we got to see
some of the city yesterday. I tried to post some pics on the blog,
but it did not work for some reason. So, I am attaching a couple. Me
and Mom on the Charles Bridge, and a shot from the castle looking down
on the city. It was pretty cold also. But all is going well. Hope
all of you are doing great!

Love, Mom and Dad

Monday, October 29, 2007

late pictures from Tim and Janine's honeymoon





Here are some pictures of us from the honeymoon. We went to a Dodgers-Nats game... GO NATS!! Too bad they lost. It was a lot of fun. We will post some more picture soon.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Grandma Doot goes to Madison






It was a wonderful fall week (at least two days worth)in Madison at Jared, Joan, and Theo's place. Here are a couple pictures.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Walk for Autism

Yesterday Dave and I participated in the Walk for Autism at the National Mall with some of our friends. Our friend Erica England is a teacher at a school for kids with learning disabilities and has some Autistic students. Here is a picture of all of us.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Monday, October 08, 2007

Michigan In October (even though it felt like june)






Here are a few pics of our recent trip to Michigan.

Shenandoah

Dave and I went to Shenandoah last weekend. It was so pretty! Fall is definitely my favorite time of the year here. It doesn't feel like we've quite hit fall yet because its still 90 degrees, but we're supposed to get to 70 degrees this week. Here are a few pictures from our trip:



Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Madison September





I have not posted anything for a while, so here are a few recent pictures of Theo: