Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Our Puppy

She loves this little puppy. It's the most convenient puppy for us right now. She's named him Mocha, oddly named after a friend's dog that accidentally bit her.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Our First Picture: Mexico 2003

Christina and I

I was looking through pictures with Carissa yesterday and found this picture of Christina and I from a springbreak work trip to Mexico in 2003. It was our first picture together. She thought we were friends. I was in love. We started dating on the next spring break trip in 2004 and were engaged by springbreak 2005. 



We made some pudding last night and Carissa helped. And then she cleaned the bowl out with her finger :)


Monday, July 26, 2010

More Dam Pictures


Ha ha. Anyways, I got a little closer to the dam on Friday evening with Christina and Carissa. I was telling Christina how the dam worked to create electricity and Carissa can repeat almost every step of the process. If you see her, ask her how the turbines work :)

Friday, July 23, 2010



This morning while we were below the dam, a couple of A-10s passed over. Carissa was not real impressed with the loud engine noise but I always enjoy them. 

The Lake and Bagnell Dam


Carissa and I have found some fun things to do while Christina is attending her conference. We sit by the lake and watch boats and look for "ducks and turtles" (we've only found ducks so far).


Today we drove down to get a good look at Bagnell dam that holds up the water for the Lake of the Ozarks. Carissa wasn't in a picture-model mood though. So here's proof she doesn't always like her picture taken.



Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Moon

We're sitting lakeside tonight and the moon is beautiful. Tan-Tar-A has been enjoyable so far.

Pool Babe(y)

Carissa loves to hang out poolside and more importantly, in the pool :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Party

We had a blast with family and friends at Carissa's birthday party. I've got some more photos on Facebook for you to check out too. If we're not friends, we should be :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

We're Two!

Carissa is loving her birthday gifts including this play set. She loves the slide because it's like the one at church :)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Birthday Girl

Our little angel is turning TWO tomorrow. I asked her yesterday what she wanted for her birthday breakfast and she answered "candy". I don't know about feeding her candy for breakfast but we've got a fun day in store and a big party on Saturday.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


We were back at Christina's parents house a few weeks ago and I got this shot of Sunny, one of her dad's stallions. Carissa loves to play with this horse and he is always gentle with her.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Christina's Birthday

We celebrated Christina's birthday this past weekend by going to the Fox Theater in St. Louis to see Wicked. A couple we're friends with also went along. After the show we went to dinner at Vin de Set, a trendy French place near downtown. We had an awesome time. Happy birthday Christina!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Deck Renovations

We've been working on constructing new railings and getting the whole deck ready to re-stain. It's been a lot of hard work but is starting to look really nice. Finished pics will hopefully be up soon.