Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Springtime in Christchurch

We flew to Christchurch, New Zealand for loadplanner training on September 16th and spent two weeks doing the course. We've both passed and are now certified to loadplan aircraft for the U.S. military.

It's been nice to be here so early before all the other Ice employee's and tourists arrive. It hasn't been as difficult to get in to restaurants and we can walk around town without seeing 20 people we know. That's all about to change though as the rest of the passengers on the first flight arrive in town tomorrow.

We've had a few days of cold, windy and rainy weather, but it's been getting progressively warmer. Today is a shorts and t-shirt day with nothing but sunny skies.

This is our last weekend in town as we are scheduled to fly to McMurdo on Tuesday October 2nd. Of course that's all dependent on the weather there, but we're hoping to get there, get settled and to start working again.

Well try our best to keep the blog updated when we get there, but for now you can see what we've been enjoying in Chirstchurch for the past two weeks.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Kelly's family in Selah Washington

Trevor, Raeleen, Dennis and Colton with Sydney.
Dad and Mom.
Colton and Shadow.

Thanksgiving in September

So here we are at Kelly's parents with his sister Raeleen, brother-in-law Dennis, and nephews Trevor and Colton.

Bon Voyage Party

Last weekend our friend Pat threw a going away party for us at his house. He invited 16 of our friends over for a cookout to help us celebrate our last few days in Bend before returning to McMurdo Station for another season of work.

Bon Voyage Party

Friday, September 7, 2007

Visiting the Family in Indiana

Avery helps Bennett open his gifts
Bennett's 2nd Birthday Party
Kara & Cinda
Grandma Ginny with her Grandkids
Dave & Kelly with Mom Haney

Visiting the Family in Indiana

Carter with Grandpa Steve
Jozeph, Nicholas, Kayla & Ryan
Bennett with Megan & Kara
Carter opening birthday gifts
A very crowded house!

Visiting the Family in Indiana

Micah & Joshua

Labor day week we flew back to the midwest to visit Dave's family. We spent the first night in Mt. Morris Illinois with his brother & Sister-in-law, Steve & Ginny. This was the first time we'd been their since they moved, so it was nice to see the area they now call home. Friday we drove to Goshen, IN and spent the next 4 days visiting with lot's of family. A good deal of time was spent with the great-nephews & niece's. It's always fun to see how much they change between visits. Here are a few random photos from the weekend.