Friday, September 23, 2011

Back in Boulder!

Kelley and Hazel and I are back to Boulder for the first time with Hazel. We hope she likes it here because Kelley and I sure do.

We've been able to go on some hikes already. Hazel is pretty keen on here new backpack...I think she looks like an astronaut.

We spent an enjoyable evening with our friends Angela, Shantanu, and Leo Joshi...they invited us to their home for dinner. Leo is one month younger than Hazel so they got along well together.

During our drive west, we stopped at a Pony Express Station in Nebraska where Hazel took a horse ride.

Visit with Jed and Angela

We were able to spend a fun evening with Jed and Angela Hollenback a few weeks ago. We celebrated their wonderful news...they are expecting a baby early in 2012!!!

Hazel enjoyed our time with them as well.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Some photos of my girls

This past Sunday we worshipped with Kelley's parents at Word of Promise's outdoor breakfast and Bible study. It was sort of like camping...just no wet sleeping bags to deal with.

Hazel is nearly 10 months old, she'll be 10 months on September 18. She started pulling herself up to stand about the first of September. She really wants to walk...but not working out just yet. She really doesn't even crawl on her knees...she crawls or slithers on her stomach.

The three of us spent a weekend in Ann Arbor for Kelley's birthday the weekend of Labor Day. We had a very nice time hanging out with the newly arrived U of M students!

We are excited to be heading to Boulder, CO this weekend...we'll be gone for 2 weeks.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Day at the Beach

We were able to spend a nice Saturday at the beach a week or so ago with some dear friends, Jae, Nicole and Augustus Schalk. They took a photo of our family.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Birthday Party for Ella, Daniel, Kelley and Grandma Shirkey (Sue)

We had a really nice birthday party and Daniel and Amanda's house this weekend. We celebrated several birthdays, from youngest to oldest...Ella Shirkey, Daniel Shirkey, Kelley Shirkey, Sue Shirkey.

Great Grandma Shirkey got to get her hands on our little baby, Hazel.

Hazel is 8-1/2 months old now.

Kelley's parent's came also, here is a shot of Kelley's mom, Annette, along with my girls.

Ella and Grandma Shirkey (Sue) both received copies of the book Kelley recently illustrated, Everybody Loves Coco.

You can check out the book here:

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Orbitform acquires Pit Products and Garage Pals

Well, I finally "did something" at Orbitform!

My job is to find companies for Orbitform to purchase and we did just that on Friday, May 20, 2011. Orbitform acquired Pit Products / Garage Pals.

This photo is from that day as the previous owner and I shook hands to seal the deal.

Now we are busy at getting to know our new company and working on transitioning it into Orbitform.

If you have a chance, please check out our websites:



Monday, April 11, 2011

Hazel's Dedication

Hazel was dedicated at Calvary Chapel of Ann Arbor on March 20, 2011. We were blessed to have much of our family there including her grandparents and some aunts, uncles, and cousins. Proud mama.

Grandma Shirkey.

Granma Fannin.

Some cousins, Colin, Ella, and Micah.

Grandpa Fannin.

Pastor Dave Gremban lead the service and did a super job. We appreciate the opportunity to show the world that we will do our best to raise Hazel in a christian home.

TOC 2011 in Orange City - Florida

The 2011 edition of the TOC took place last month, March, in Orange City, Florida. As you can the see from the photos below, the result was less than optimal for some competitors, but the event overall was a complete success with the new champions, Daniel and Jason Shirkey, taking home the TOC jackets for the 2nd time. Just as Tiger begrudgedly passed off the "other" green jacket to Phil, Matt and David, struggled handing over the jackets to the 2011 champs.

Here is the first glimpse of our amazing hosts for the 2011 TOC. Grandma and Grandpa Shirkey made us feel completely at home, at their home, and they really made this the best TOC ever...

Daniel was trying to get some home course advice from Grandpa.

We'll have to try to do this long as Grandma and Grandpa will accept us!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Daddy Dressing Hazel

OK, I got a little bit carried away this morning as I dressed Hazel for church...I couldn't help myself.

Here she is after a nice new diaper...
with her onesie on...
add the socks (from Jed and Anglea)...
next is the pants (from Jae and Nicole)...
then we have the sweater (also from Jae and Nicole)...
and a hat (from Uncle Austin and Aunt Amy)...
TA DA!!!!!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

First Photo Shoot

More pictures to follow...yes, Grandparents will receive official copies!