Sunday, November 8, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Kate's two most prized possessions

Her brother
and her shoes

She's literally been wearing these shoes for over a year. They don't make as much noise now that her feet are actually GROWING INTO them! She's my glam girl and always will be.
*kissing sound*

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Very Interesting Finds in the Ozarks

So I was looking at this past years photos on my computer and I came across some interesting pictures that I had forgotten about. I took most of these pictures because of how "unique" and "special" the Ozarks are - if you know what I mean!
In April we went to a small town in NW Arkansas called Eureka Springs. The "Park City" of the Ozarks as I like to call it. I was determined to go to this city's weekly farmer's market in hopes of finding further evidence of "unusuals".

I found some.....

This is a true authentic Ozark mountain music band. They are NOT actors "dressed up" to entertain. They are the real deal! This woman is playing the spoons!

If the Ozarks and art had a baby THIS would be it.

Now for the craziest thing I've ever seen in the Ozarks.......

Monday, August 24, 2009

Back to School '09

Danielle started 3rd grade, Lilly started 1st grade, and Kate now has a baby brother to play with at home during the day.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Jack's Fork Canoe Trip Aug 13-14, 2009

I took Danielle and Lilly on an overnight canoe trip on the Jack's Fork here in S. MO. We put in at Alley Spring, and took out the next day at Two Rivers. It is a beautiful river, with clear, cold spring-fed waters flowing over a gravel bottom and along picturesque limestone bluffs deep in an Ozark valley. It was our last big outing of the summer, before they start school next week.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Jon Schmidt - Love Story meets Viva la Vida

Jon Schmidt is one of Karman's favorite composers, and she often plays some of his arrangements here at home for us all. So when we found this music video, we loved it so much we just had to share.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Lance at Home

Of course, we have been taking tons of photos of Lance at home now. This is just a small sampling from the last few days.

Lilly's Kindergarten Celebration

This was Lilly's end-of-year Kindergarten class performance, with visiting and play time outside afterward.

Lance Visits with Cousins

These are the rest of the pics I promised with more family visiting Lance before he came home. Don't forget to turn on the captions for the slideshow.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lance Has Arrived

Lance Walker Petersen. Yes, he arrived just hours ago, on May 17th, at 6:58 pm. He is 8 lbs. 4 oz., and 22 in. long. He might even have red hair; it's still too early to tell, and we're not sure, as it changes under different lighting.

We came in to the hospital at 5:00 this morning, and she progressed steadily throughout the day. Karman's labor went fantastic, with absolutely no complications. In fact, once she was ready, she had to push for only 6 min. Both Karman and Lance are doing great, and we plan to be home on Tues.

I will add more photos tomorrow, after more family has a chance to visit.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Springtime Camping in the Ozarks

I (Jeff) took the 3 girls on an overnight backpacking trip to the Herculese Glades Wilderness Area deep in the Missouri Ozarks. We had lots of fun, and saw many beautiful spring wildflowers.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Danielle's Baptism Photos!!!

For her 8th birthday Danielle had a photo shoot in our backyard with her dad taking the pictures. I think they turned out beautiful - of course they were of Danielle....!
Danielle's baptism was so wonderful and spiritual. It was a perfect day we'll never forget.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Happy Everything!

Considering I haven't blogged in a while I've decided to do a quick picture run down of the last few months. Hope you enjoy!