Thursday, October 13, 2011

Coming Out of Retirement

Its been almost a year and I guess its time to update the blog. Everyone needs a blogging break now and then.
A lot has happened to the Butlers in the last 10months. I won’t bore you with 50 different updates and 500 photos. Here’s a basic run down…..

Dusty graduated from UND with Bachelor of Science in Commercial Aviation
Dusty commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant for the Army
We finally got out of North Dakota
Moved in Dallas in May for the summer
Went on a small vacation to San Diego
Moved to Fort Rucker, Alabama in August for our first Army post
Expecting baby No. 2 in November and it’s a boy
Got Lynus dog back from Grandma and Grandpa Butler….put him on a diet and already lost 7lbs.
Dusty completed Basic Officer Leadership training at Fort Rucker

That about sums it up. Really didn’t miss too much.

Samantha is doing wonderful. She goes full blast and never stops…. NEVER. She talks endlessly, using big words like “actually, otherwise, apparently, escalator” She’s so excited for baby brother to be here but I’m not sure she really understands what having a baby brother really means. 

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Carpet Face

15 Months later and not much has changed.

Happy Birthday Jesus

Christmas with Samantha this year was such a joy. She was very curious about this 'Santa Clause' and these presents he was bringing. Everyone kept saying she wouldn't understand this year so I didn't sit down and explain the process until Christmas Eve, and this is basically how our conversation went:
     Me: "Sammy, guess who's coming to town tonight."
     Sam: "ADDY!!"
     Me: "No, Santa Clause"
     Sam: "NO! Addy and Noey"
     Me: "No, Santa Clause is coming and he’s going to bring you presents"
     Sam: "presents!!!"
     Me: "Yep, what do you want him to bring? A pony?"
     Sam: "No pony"
     Me: "A Dolly?"
     Sam: "No dolly"
     Me: "Candy?"
     Sam: "No Dandy…..(pause)  uh-huh dandy"
     Me: "So you want presents and candy?
     Sam: "Uh-huh dandy.... no presents"

She figured it out Christmas morning when she saw her presents. But she required mandatory  candy breaks between each present, good thing Santa brought a huge stocking packed full of candy.

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!!

These pictures were taken from McKenzie Pierson! Didn't she do an awesome job?! I love them :)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Frozen Cat

 Can't take my eyes off this girl for two minutes!

Have no fear, the food Deha is sitting on was thrown out.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Want Milk?

Who wants some milk???

Sammy does! 
And she doesn't need any help getting some.

Friday, November 26, 2010

No Oversleeping

Dusty on Christmas Eve.....

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Settler WINNER!

All I need to say is....


 And these people on the sides are the LOSERS! Including Dusty who is behind the camera. 
This is my first official win against Dusty and that's why I'm calling it my first REAL win! Dusty beats me every time, arrh it drives me crazy. I've waited 2 years for this and I'm loving every moment.
Oh I love me some Settlers!