Saturday, December 15, 2007

Life, as we know it

Well, with so many friends and family all over the place, I thought that creating a blog might be the easiest and fastest way to update those we love about what's going on in our world. The funny thing is that I feel like all of the blogs that I have read start off this same way, with almost this same "explanation" as to why it has been started! Hopefully, I can keep up with it. (Listening to Chad's basketball games over the internet is a great way to make myself sit down at the computer and READ blogs...we'll see if it's also a good time to UPDATE ours!)
With that said, here we go...

Just to catch everyone up with what has been going on for the past month and a half... it's BASKETBALL SEASON! As you know, Chad has started in his first year as head coach. We started playing at the beginning of November, and have played 13 games (and an exhibition game). We just finished our last game before Christmas break, and were able to leave with a record of 9-4. It's been a great season so far, and I have to say that I am so proud of Chad and of the guys on the team; for the past two seasons, the team hasn't been able to win more than 6 games in the entire year, so I think that we are off to a great start!

Caroline just turned 4 months old last week, and it's amazing how much easier life has suddenly gotten. She and Aly are on the same schedule (more or less) finally, so we are able to spend some fun time all together--life is finally feeling normal! Aly will be 2 in February, and just amazes us with the things that she does and says everyday; it is an awesome thing to be able to watch a child's mind develop right in front of you! She's always loved reading, but now she's really gotten into 'reading' aloud on her own, which has given me a great chance to spend a little extra time with Caroline. Aly loves being a big sister, and likes to 'help' with Caroline all she can. Caroline is just a happy little girl--she loves to smile and watch what is going on around her! She is so patient, as she's constantly poked and prodded by her big sister! How blessed we are to have these little angels in our lives!

The pictures I've attached have no captions, because I don't know how to do that yet! The first is of the four of us after Chad's very first game (and win!) as head coach. The next is one of the girls (22 months and 4 months), and the last is of the girls with Uncle Chris and Aunt Cortney (and baby Ben on the way!) during their Thanksgiving visit.


kristan said...

Yay! I love reading blogs! I added "Warnerland" to my list :-) The girls are precious and it looks like y'all are having a blast with them! Enjoy the holidays and tell Chris "congrats" on baby-on-the-way Ben. Love you!

KVick said...

Hey Karin! This is great! I can't wait for you to teach me how to make my own blog. You will have to walk me through it one night when we are both listening to games on the computer! Ha! Your family is precious and I loved getting the update. Merry Christmas!

The Bells said...

Hello Karin and Chad! Haden, Evie, Pearson and I played the little video several times and laughed SO hard! How precious! Thanks for sharing with us. It's great to see that things are going well with you all! We are well also, and still hope to see you sometime since we are sort of close! Haden misses Ali (her very words), and wishes with all of her heart that she could babysit her again!
God bless you all, and we wish you a very Merry Christmas! Kim Bell

emilybmyers said...

Love the blog!! Your girls are just precious. Tell Chad congrats on his success so far. I've added a link to your blog on mine!! Hope you don't mind. Looking forward to checking in with you guys.
Merry Christmas...

The McPhersons said...

Hey there! Welcome to the world of blogs:) We've figured out this is the best way to get pictures and info to all our family and friends in other places as well! It looks like everything is going well for you guys! Congrats on the successful season so far!! We miss you guys so much and really hope we can get together soon!!
Love, Catherine

Kris said...

OH so excited that you set this up!! I just laughed so hard hearing Aly explain where the bubbles go! What a talker!! I am so glad to be able to keep up with you better through this but seeing you all makes me miss you that much worse! We love you and wish we were still close every day!

Anonymous said...

Warnerland! what a wonderful place to be! I absolutley love Aly explaining where the bubbles go!
How I miss my favorite family.

Emily and the Wilkinson clan