A week ago today was Shelly's Birthday...29 years old (wink wink)! The Saturday before her birthday, we celebrated with some quality time together. Grammy, Shelly's Mom, was kind enough to babysit Big D for the entire day while we were out. Happy Birthday Shell!!!
In my opinion, people should keep their Christmas lights up all year round. It is so fun to see houses decorated with lights. Here is our house...with a fun photography special effect added.
We celebrated Christmas with my (Matt's) side of the family this past Saturday. It had been snowing most of the day and we brought all of Dane's gear with the hopes of getting some more pictures of him in the snow. Shelly pulled him around front yard for a little bit. The snow was nearly a foot deep.
Big D was having a great time.
We stood him up in the snow and he could barely move.
Two of Dane's cousins, Robbie and Maddie, came out to play with us too. Big D loves hanging out with his cousins.
Maddie then took a family picture of us. Great picture taking Maddie! You're a natural.
On Sunday, we headed to Grammy's house in Watertown, SD. The wind was fierce and made it difficult to drive at times. Shelly snapped this from the co-pilot seat. You can barely see the car in front of us and the road was almost non-existent. It's a good thing it was daylight.
Quite frequently, we'd hit a snow drift that had built up in the road. It wasn't too crazy driving through them, but it was pretty freaky when the car in front of us would hit one. A huge puff of white snow would blow up and we would just have to drive through it. I felt like 'Cole Trickle' in "Days of Thunder" when he had to keep his line and stay on the gas!!! Here is a link for those who are not following...watch the first 90 seconds. "I'm through!!!"
We also saw a Sun Dog. We had never seen anything like this. You need three things for these to appear...really cold weather, fresh snow and a lot of wind. It seriously looked like there were three suns in the sky. The picture below was not altered in Photoshop.
Finally, we caught this picture of Big D the other day. He has changed so much the past few months. He is definitely all boy and no longer a baby.
Here is a comparison picture of Dane 6 months ago.