Friday, August 29, 2008

Summer 2008 Update

We wanted to let everyone know we're still alive and doing well. We're just settling back in from a long summer of driving to every point on the map imaginable...Seattle (too many times to count), Utah (3 times), Rexburg (2-3 times), Boise (2-3 times), Coeur d'Alene (daily for Chad's work) and I think some other places too. It was so great to see everyone, but man are we glad to be done with the driving!

Melanie is enjoying being a mom and the best Sunbeams teacher around! I am now back in school and enjoying getting to work on some MBA courses as well as a few law school courses. Payton is excitedly awaiting the start of his pre-school that Melanie and her friends put on for their kids. And Carson is just excited to start eating real food!

Let us know how you are doing and take a look at a few of our summer pics.

Mel and Carson doing what they do best...looking cute!

Chad's sweet firm rafting trip down the Lochsa River in May

The always necessary "Jumping Picture" just before Mel's parents went into the MTC

The last Dance Family picture for a while.


The Orme Fam said...

Thanks for the update! We have been wondering what your little fam has been up to. We hope life is treating you well!

The Jeffs Family said...

Yea--you're alive! Call me when you get a chance. Great pictures! Glad to read the update on your fam. Miss you tons!

Angie said...

I love the jumping photo - I doubt the Hallberg's could ever manage one of those!!! We love you guys and wish we could have been there this weekend! Give a kiss to those boys!

Jared and Hannah Dance said...

chad! mel! so good to hear from you guys! a sunbeam teacher melanie, that's awesome. that will be so much fun. glad the family is doing well. i know it was a lot of driving this summer, but jared and i were so glad we were able to see the hallberg's in rexburg.

vigues said...

Great to get the update! I feel the pain with just isn't as easy with kids!
Congrats on the Dances' mission call--turns out Tyler knew about it before I did since he ran into Mel's uncle at a BYU event in Seattle. Crazy. I swear, that man finds out more about my friends than I do :)
Next time you're in Utah, if you have time, we'd love to see you!

Melling Clan said...

Great Pics! Especially the jumping one. Fun to hear the update. Hope school is treating you well. Are you guys going to be able to go to the weddings? Love you.


It's soo good to hear from you guys! Next time you are in Utah let us know and we can meet up with you. We'll probably only be here one more year.

miss you Mel!


Shawn AND Chelsey said...

Hey Guys!! So great to see an update on your blog! Hope things are going well for you!

Tanners said...

Hey dudes! I could sure use some contact with you guys, my Hallberg reservior is running dry. give me a call sometime prostak.