Edie Videos

These videos show some of our glamor girl's new tricks:
talking, cleaning, sharing, and lookin' good.

Introducing Allison!!!

We would like to introduce you all to our new little baby girl, Allison. She is 18 weeks into her incubation.

For Halloween, she'll be dressing as a skeleton. Here she is in her costume. Isn't she cute!!

She can already wave too! It looks like we might have a child prodigy on our hands.

The doctor said everything looks great with her development! We're soooo excited to have another girl, although Nate has been heard to say, "I feel like I lost my chance for glory." (He wanted to father the first grandson on his side of the family.) Well Nate, at our rate, there's still a chance.

Our Apartment

This is our new apartment! We have the second and third floor that you see here.
Edie likes to sit on the front porch to wait for her daddy.
We got new couches and we love them! They're perfect for Sunday naps.

One day, we'll buy a TV stand and move the chess table to a more appropriate location.

Dining room is across the hall from the kitchen.

Our room is the third floor. It includes a half bath and...

an airplane hanger, which will soon be turned into a nursery.

I forgot to take a picture of Edie's room, so I'll do that later. Until then, here's a picture of Edie herself.

Edie's Birthday

Edie's birthday was the best. Nate had finished his defense the day before and was able to fully function again. My dad was in town, so we had lots of family together. And, the weather was fantastic. We went to the same park that we'd gone to with Matt and Regen for Memorial Day and ate a delicious lunch.

This cake was honestly the best I could do...kinda depressing. My dream cake seemed unattainable.

Nevertheless, Edie did not seem to mind. She did not seem to understand that she was supposed to eat it either. She sat like this forever, bringing her hands toward the cake and then pulling them back to her just before she touched it.

In the end, she looked like this. So, it all worked out. The poor birthday girl had to be cleaned in a freezing creek, which she did not seem to enjoy nearly as much as the cake.

Despite what this may look like, Edie is not spoiled. Yeah right. She got some pretty sweet presents, including a flying monkey, CD player, fridge game, CD's, clothes, a plastic dog to walk, blocks, airplane, and much more. It's a good thing Ana's kids were there to help her learn how to open them all.

We sure love this girl. She had a great first year!

...And Some Other Summer Fun Adventures

Since I haven't posted in months, I thought I would just provide a brief overview of some of the things we did this summer.

Ana and I, with the kids, toured Temple Square. I made Edie match me so that everyone would know she was my daughter.

Nate and I thought this was a funny picture. We took Edie shopping at the mall and got her a smoothie with a gift card given to me by one of my students. She just lounged in her stroller lookin' Edie-licious while sipping her smoothie. Maybe one day she can star in Clueless 2.

Nate sold the truck! We both miss it, especially on all of our recent trips to IKEA.

Wheadon got hitched! Congratulations! She looked beautiful! Edie got her first glimpse of some PG kissing too.

Matt and Regen had their baby! Kenley Rose is gorgeous! You can't see her very well in these pictures, but you can get an idea of how small and precious she is.

Nate's family came out to see the baby and visit relatives. Regen's family came out at the same time too. It was so fun spending time with everyone, eating out, and swimming.

I'm sure more things happened this summer, but man, it seems so long ago and I just can't remember.

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

by Nate Knoebel

This summer I left a butt imprint on our kitchen chair. I also suffered severe eye damage from staring blankly into a computer screen.

I hung out with my friends a lot...well, friend, I guess. We spent nearly every day in 100 degree temperatures trying to get impressive flight data for the many readers of my thesis.

I had one break this summer for a drink of gatorade. But my hard work paid off. I finished school! My wife and I are still together too. All in all, it was a pretty productive summer vacation.

Independence Day

We love our country, so we dressed Edie up in her most festive hand-me-down.

We met up with family and friends that night on campus. Unfortunately, the field we'd chosen was occupied by EFY groups and we were forbidden to enter. So...we sat on the other side of the fence and still had a pretty good view.

Kalia shared her favorite snack with her favorite pal.

The show was great! Edie was only freaked out for about 2 minutes. Luckily, she was so tired afterwards that she slept through the hours of traffic home.