Saturday, February 21, 2009

Ella playing keyboard

And now, not to be outdone by her sister, here is Ella on the keyboard:

Maddie singing

Here is Maddie singing "Mighty To Save" and playing the drums. She loves music, singing, and dancing!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Friday, November 7, 2008

First snow/Halloween

Last night and today we got our first snow of the season (an inch or so). Here are some pics from Halloween:

Saturday, November 1, 2008

October Update

Ok so we are terrible at updating the blog now that Eric and I both have Facebook accounts, but for those of you who can't see pictures and check out updates on that here is what we have been up to...

I went back to work in September. I am teaching part-time at a Christian preschool here is Sioux City. I teach Monday-Friday from 9-11:30. It is perfect because I pick the girls up around noon and we have the rest of the afternoon together. Two of my good friends take turns watching Ella and Maddie goes to her own school/daycare. Eric takes Friday mornings off to stay home with them. It has really worked out great. I love teaching and I think it is really good for the girls to be with other kids their ages a little bit during the day.

Eric is keeping busy with work. He continues to love his job. He has also just started playing football on Saturday mornings with some friends. It is just a fun time to get together with the guys and play a game he loves. We are gearing up for our weekend in Denver in December for the Broncos vs. Chiefs game. It should be a really fun weekend. Maddie and Ella are staying here and Eric's mom is flying out to stay with them for the weekend.

Maddie is growing up fast. She is 2 1/2 and it a very independent and opinionated little girl. She loves to sing and dance and play. In the car the other day she said, "hey mom, let's listen to 'Your Grace is Enough.'" I have to say that it is awesome to hear my 2 year old singing Chris Tomlin praise songs from the backseat! Maddie just moved into her "big girl bed" last week which is going ok. She pops out into the living room or just calls for us to come "snuggle" with her in her room, so it is taking her a little longer to settle down at night. Maddie loves her school and comes home talking about her teachers and all of her friends. It is such a great school and I know she is in good hands with I can't be with her.

And little Ella Ruth..."Ruthie" as we like to call her. She is great...almost 10 months old...I know where did that time go right?! I keep telling Eric that it is just about time for a 3rd...JUST KIDDING!! We are enjoying our family of 4 right now. Ella loves to play peek-a-boo with her sister...actually she loves to do anything with her sister. Whenever Maddie talks to her, Ella just lights up. Ella is crawling EVERYWHERE and pulling up on stuff too. She may be walking soon! She continues to be the good eater in the family and may just out weigh her big sister soon.

That is a recap of the Rawdons. Hope all of you are doing well. We would love to hear from you and how all of you are doing.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Maddie's New Bike & Ella

Gramps (Kate's dad) got Maddie a new bike and it arrived in the mail yesterday...she was so excited. She is sitting on the bike in our basement watching a movie right now :) Thanks Gramps!! I love you!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Heading Home

Well the girls and I have been at my parents' house in Indiana for 2 weeks while Eric was on the mission trip with the high school group at church. He got home last night and we are flying home tomorrow afternoon. We have had an awesome visit but saying goodbye is always SO hard. It will be bittersweet. I miss Eric and look forward to seeing him but I wish that we lived closer to my family.

Pray for us as we fly back is a little tricky getting through security and getting them both occupied on the plane when I only have 2 hands (not to mention that I will probably be sobbing through the airport. My sister was here at my parents this weekend and when she left on Sunday, we were all crying and Maddie says to my mom and I "don't worry!" so I am sure she will comfort me tomorrow too.

Here are a few pics of our time together. We went to the zoo, visited my grandparents in Kentucky, my Grandma Jane in Rockport, spent a day at my brother-in-law's family's lake house in Santa Claus, Indiana, and spent a lot of time swimming in my parents' pool. Maddie is a little fish and even jumped off the diving board a few times :)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

San Diego

Last week we went on vacation to San Diego with Eric's family. We had a great time! We went to Sea World and the beach and spent a lot of time on "Papa's boat". Here are a few pictures.

Saturday, June 28, 2008


You may have heard about the tornado that hit the Little Sioux area, killing 4 Boy Scouts. Little Sioux is about 60 miles south of us, in between Sioux City and Omaha. This picture is not of the Little Sioux tornado, but is a real picture of another tornado that hit in Iowa...pretty amazing what nature can do.

Monday, June 9, 2008

New employee

Some of you may know that we have been searching for a middle school pastor since December, when the one we had got married and moved away. Yesterday, our candidate was voted in by the church and accepted the position. His name is Mike Henry and he will be moving here from Lodi, California, along with his wife and dog. I am super excited for him to get here and boss him around - wash my car, get me lunch, etc. :-). Mike will be my first employee that will report to me - lucky him!! The plan is for the Henrys to be here by August 1. But seriously, I am really excited that he is coming and look forward to working with him.