Thursday, January 31, 2008

Katelyn Turns 5 Months!!

Well, Katelyn is now 5 months old and as cute as ever!

So...a couple of updates! Our trip to Atlanta was wonderful! It even snowed one day while we were there! We leave on Monday, February 4 for a week-long ski trip with Kristen's parents to Taos, New Mexico! We are really looking forward to spending some quality time with them! Katelyn and Mamaw are going to keep the lodge warm while Peepaw, Dave, and Kristen do a little snowskiing.

Then, on March 12, we will leave on our first international trip as a family! Yep, you guessed it! We are going to China for a 10-day visit! Dave actually has some meetings to attend, so we thought this would be a perfect opportunity for Kristen and Katelyn to return with him! We are so excited for our team members and Chinese friends to finally meet Katelyn (outside of the womb!!), not to mention the excitement we have to reconnect with them! Please pray that Katelyn's passport and all of our visas arrive in a timely manner. All of the paperwork has been sent off, so now we are just waiting patiently.

Thanks for sharing in our excitement about our upcoming travels! We consider these trips great gifts from the Lord!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Katelyn Flies the Friendly Skies!

We left this past Sunday, January 13th for Atlanta, and Katelyn did great on her first airplane ride!!  We are really enjoying our time in Newnan (a city just south of Atlanta) and have experienced some real southern hospitality from Dave's boss, Randy Ebeling, and his wife, Linda. They lived quite a few years in Austin, Texas before moving to Georgia a couple years ago. Katelyn and Kristen have enjoyed spending time with Linda during the day while Dave and Randy carpool to the office and work hard all day!  Randy and Linda even offered to babysit Katelyn last night so we could go on a date!  What a treat that was!  Don't know if we've mentioned Katelyn's most recent milestones lately, but she started sleeping from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. a couple weeks ago!  It has been such a blessing for all of us to get a full night's rest!  Also, just yesterday, as Dave and Randy walked in the door from work, Katelyn rolled over for the first time!!  All kinds of "firsts" happening....and so fast!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy New Year!

First of all, Happy New Year!! We hope you are enjoying your start to the new year! Sorry for the delay in updating our blog, but we are finally settling in after holiday travel, and boy does it feel good!

We had a wonderful time in Austin and Waco with our families! A couple of highlights....Katelyn's first Christmas, of course! We think she enjoyed it (see pictures below), but its so hard to tell with a four-month old! Due to Kristen's dad's work schedule, we celebrated Christmas that night instead of the morning, so Katelyn was doing well just to be awake! During our time in Waco, Dave and I had another chance to go on a date, and as always, it was quite fun!!

In addition to it being Katelyn's first Christmas, another highlight was the Annual Bradberry Christmas card decorating contest that Kristen's dad judges. We all made Christmas cards out of paper bags....everyone wins 1st place, it just depends on what category you win in (Kristen's dad makes up different categories each year). Kristen won 1st place for "Best Use of Ribbon" (third card in the row of cards below) and Dave won 1st place for "Best Design." (first card in row of cards below)