Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I think my camera is taking hallucinogens. What do you think?

Friday, May 23, 2008


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Up late...

for no real reason. I came across this quiz. I am 80% Dixie. I was raised in Texas with a Yankee momma.


When Matthew was born my midwives could not get over how deep his voice sounded. Family and strangers alike that would hear him cry for the first time or 'talk' (once he started) would comment on how deep his voice was. My niece, just a few days older than Matthew, had a distinctly high-pitched voice, almost bird-like. When I found out I was having a daughter all sorts of questions flooded my mind and naturally, one was: 'I wonder what she'll sound like?'. Mostly, she has sounded like any other little babe. But when she wants to...


"Growing Pains": not quite as funny as it was before, but it was fun to see it again, I even remembered a couple of episodes.

I wonder how many of you may remember the film
Red Dawn. It came out when actors like Patrick Swayze and C. Thomas Howell were a big deal (well, kind of), just after The Outsiders was a big hit. (Hey, Erin, no comments on how you probably weren't even born yet!) Anyway, in one of the early scenes the kids are in class when they hear helicopters landing around their schoolyard; they go to the window and see foreign troops invading the country. That scene has had more impact on my thoughts than any other movie scene I can recall. Till this day if I hear Lifeflight or some other helicopter or plane flying too close to my house, I am momentarily struck with fear.
Curse you Red Dawn!

Moving on...
Yes, this is my girl with the smallest little clip in her hair. You all know how girly I am, but these little clips are cute. And they are tiny enough to justify them being on her little head with little hair.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Growing Pains

Are there any of you that remember ? Or watched it? Or had a crush on Kirk Cameron? Come on, admit it. I remember having posters of him from magazines up on my wall. Yes, it's true (sorry Louis). Anyway, I'm curious to see what the show is like now that I am so mature. I was Jacob's age when I started watching it (23 years ago!). I requested the first disc of season one from Netflix. It should arrive tomorrow. I love Netflix and the ability to watch just about anything imaginable. Maybe I'll get Doogie Howser or Silver Spoons or Life Goes On next. I could go on and on, Netflix seems to have them all. It will be fun to take a look at these shows after all these years.

Friday, May 9, 2008

It's official...

she's a walker now. Chloe had been trying it out here and there, but mostly kept up with the crawling. As of yesterday, she has said good-bye to the crawling and is very content (almost giddy with pride) to strut around the house. She still stumbles quite a bit, but she picks herself right up and keeps on moving. Go Chloe!

Here are a few pictures from the last couple of weeks that are pretty cute.

This little duckie has become her favorite little thing to have. When I go into her room in the morning she is holding it and she carried it with her all day today.

Obligatory 'eating her birthday cake' picture.

I love the way she is looking at Matthew. She adores her brothers so much. They seem to like her too.

What is there to say? These two are quite handsome.

Update on Louis and Gabe: they will be coming in on June 7th. We are going on a little family vacation (yeah) and Louis will be around until the 22nd. Gabe will stick around here (since we are not moving) and prepare for high school and seminary! Louis is expected to return permanently at the end of August or early September. I cannot wait!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Little girl...

is a little less little. Happy birthday, Chloe!