Sunday, January 11, 2009


Noel and I love working on puzzles and decided to buy a new one with some of our Christmas money. We worked on it for a little over a week. It was extremely difficult and hard to pull ourselves away from each night, but we finally finished it yesterday and can now get on with our lives.

Christmas in Michigan

Here are some photos from our trip to Michigan. We enjoyed seeing lots of family and snow, and getting to know our niece and nephew. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone (a little late since we couldn't figure out how to get the Flickr slideshow to work).

Madelyn Grace

Introducing our first niece, and Noel's parents' first grandchild, Madelyn Grace Powell! She was born December 23rd, which gave us the opportunity to see her in the hospital the day after she was born. We had a special Christmas celebration with the Snyder family in the hospital room on Christmas Eve. Isn't our new niece adorable?