Pittsburgh and the G7

I recently was “transferred” for my job. I am still based out of Bozeman, but am now part of the Information Systems team for the parent company, Woodard & Curran. As you might recall, I traveled to Portland, ME in the Fall of 2014, this was to visit the very same company.… Read the rest


Six Months

Okay, he turned six month a couple weeks ago, but I was reminded that I hadn’t posted pictures on the good ol’ blog. We had fun taking photos of our little guy.

His stats as of his 6-month appoint were:

  • 15 lbs 5 oz
  • 24.75 inches



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Five Months!

The little man has been on this earth for five whole months. He’s moving more and more and has taken to standing for minutes at a time (supported of course). He continues to show us more personality with each passing day.… Read the rest


4 Months

Elijah is four months old today, so that naturally (at least for us) means that a new photo be taken and Elijah gets his four month checkup. He is now just an ounce shy of 13 pounds and a quarter inch shy of 24 inches.… Read the rest


The Moon

I hope to get around to writing more on the exact subject of how I did this and what I used, but I feel like sharing this image here, as it has already been shared just about everywhere else. Long story short, I recently acquired a new camera (Panasonic Lumix G7) and some adaptors to use some lenses that were for a Minolta film camera that have been hanging out in a closet.… Read the rest


2016 – A New Year!

Well, we had intentions of sending out a Christmas email to everyone, then that turned into a New Year email and now it’s a belated Happy New Year from the Powell’s blog post. Usually I go into depth about the adventures of the past year, and there were definitely some of those.… Read the rest


3 Months!

Elijah celebrated his three month anniversary of being born yesterday, but we were travelling back home from a holiday vacation in Oregon. So here (only a day late) is his three month photo! It’s crazy how much he’s growing!-002Read the rest


Grand Teton Relay 2015

I could also title this post “I’m sorry I nearly killed you!”

For this year’s entry into the Grand Teton Relay, I decided to opt for the most challenging option, the 6-person ultra team. Normally a team consisting of 12 people run the 180 miles from Ashton, ID to Jackson Hole, WY.… Read the rest



I will combine a few days here to move the story along.

DSC_0202Tuesday morning brought us the pleasant surprise of Elijah being extubated just as we came into the NICU. He also had an EKG performed to check on a heart murmur.… Read the rest



It was Monday morning, Elijah had been intubated the night before. While a setback in physical progress, we were happy to see him under much less stress. The also injected surfactant into his lungs, to keep his lungs from sticking together when he exhales.… Read the rest