Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas with the Gilbertsons'

Greg, Jessica, Jared, Krista, John, Lydia and Chuck.

Jessica, Chuck, Mom (Gammi and Ellie), Jared and Lydia

Happy posing for a nice picture in front of Mom's Christmas tree.

Ashley hanging out before dinner and gifts.

Hailey playing and keeping busy.

Ethan posing. Really?

Ashely and Ella agreeing to pose for a picture.

High School Musical 2 dolls for Ashley and Ella. We didn't see much of them after they got the dolls. Chad and Taylor are the names of the dolls.
Sophie had a tough time waiting to open her gift. The time finally arrived.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Some funny stuff overheard in the Daugherty house today, Friday November 7, 2008.

Ella: "Why does it feel like Saturday today?"
John: "Because you don't have school?"
Ella: "No."
And that is the end...

Happy: "Cool, Chewbacka can use the Force!"
John: "I didn't know Chewbacka could use the Force."
Happy: "Me either."
Ella: "Can Princess Leia use the Force?"
Happy: "I don't know."

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hap turns 9!

The big guy turned 9 and had a fun sleepover with a couple of good buddies. Lots of talking, tek decking, laughing, eating and playing happened. Happy Birthday Happy!

Grandpa John, Sandy and Joe stopped by also.
The ultimate of the birthday was when Happy's cousin Sophie napped through dinner. She got some grub later and was sitting by the birthday cake. Unknown to the adults...she helped herself to some cake. Actually, about 1/3! Next is a lovely video so you, too, can enjoy the carnage!

Is it a boy or a girl?

The kids could hardly wait to find out if we're having a baby sister or a baby brother. I did get them to sit still for a nice photo. Next is a short video of the kiddos finding out...enjoy.

Warning: Spoiler Alert. If you don't want to know...don't watch! Ha!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Daugherty Family Stocks on the Rise

With all the turmoil in the market place, John and I figured out how to make our stocks mature around April 28, 2009.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The official 1st day of school picture!

I'm getting everyone up to speed. This was Ella's and Happy's 1st day of school on September 2nd. Ella is in 2nd grade and Happy is in 3rd grade this year. They love every minute of learning. Ha! They love every minute of playing with friends.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Ella and the Witches Hat Tower

Ella asked to see the Witches Hat Tower up close because she was so sure we could climb up the stairs and see all around. We didn't get to climb the stairs, but we did run around it! Those of you driving by Minneapolis via 94 or 280 and University Ave. know the old watertower we visited. If you've never stopped, you should as there's a great view of downtown Minneapolis.
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Piper Mae Daugherty

Welcome Piper Mae Daugherty!

On Friday September 26th little Piper Mae joined us in the big bright world. What a cutie. Big sister Madeline wasn't at the hospital when we got to meet Piper. Happy held the new one; Ella just watched. Congratulations Joe, Lindsey and big sister Madeline!

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Going out for Football

Happy's sporting his new "Faux Hawk" for football. They've had 5 games now and are playing well. Happy's team is the "Blue Huskies" and he is number 23.

Montana Vacation

What a lovely trip we had to Montana this summer. We drove out via Detroit Lakes and North Dakota. As the kids saw some of the first rocky outcrops in ND they said, "Cool! Take a picture!" My uncle Mark and Aunt Caroline have a beautiful cabin in Gold Creek they very generously let us use as "home" for a week. We panned for gold, hiked, saw a bear, lots of deer and birds and smelled something funky (but scary...a mt. lion?) on one of our hikes. We brought home lots of rocks and pictures. Mark and Caroline's neighbors taught the kids to ride horseback, let us play with their dogs (Ella's hoping for horses and dogs now) and fed us a great Elk burger dinner on our last night in Montana. When we headed for home we drove through the Bear Tooth Mountains and had a snowball fight on July 19th at 10,900 feet. The drive home was long but beautiful. A visit to Wall Drug in South Dakota wrapped up our trip. The kids can't wait to get back to Mt and Wall Drug.
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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Mmm, favorite Birthday Cake! Thanks, Di!

A lovely evening with my Vegas girlfriends. Thanks for the beautiful cake and spread of food. I hope you all enjoy the video. I know I sure did!

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Perfect Timing

Note how loud the horn is by the man walking behind John.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Just finished re-reading Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth. Not as good as I remember, but still a good read.