Thursday, July 27, 2006

Grandpa and his, granddaughter

Maddie hangin' with Uncle Kurt

Losing our Focus...

Sounds like a pretty serious topic, doesn't it?

Like I'm even capable of seriousness.

It's official, I am a soccer mom.

Let me rephrase that. I now own transportation similar to that of a soccer mom.

A Ford Focus with 95,000 miles on it and no air condition is not really desirable when you are raising two young children in southeast Texas. We are now the proud owners of a Dodge Grand Caravan as of last week.

(oh my...I'm turning into my father....)

Sunday, July 23, 2006



Ha, Ha. I'm out and you're in.


"I can't believe I'm stuck in this crazy house!"

Lettin' it hang out a bit

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

His Littlest Lamb

Emma was baptized on Monday evening. We had a modest little gathering of some close friends and watched the miracle of God working faith in Emma through water and the Word. Her godparents are Uncle Ben J and Aunt Amy.

It was a neat experience. Maddie was more curious about the water part. Perhaps she thought it was bath time more than anything else. We rejoice that both of our little ladies are a part of the family of God!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Just a couple of couch monkies

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Our brown-eyed girl

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Feels like we were just here last year...

Daddy and Maddie read to Emma

Maddie finds a place to climb in the hospital room

Monday, July 10, 2006

Way to Proud, Part Two...

Alright, apparently my first attempt didn't work out, but I couldn't go on living, knowing that I teased y'all without delivering.

Click here and lets see if this works...enjoy!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

I think I'll just join you in there!

Gaining a little courage

"Who is THIS???"

Maddie reliving last summer

Mom and Emma enjoy a moment

Hello world!

Our New Little Bundle...

Here she is!

Emma Grace

8 lbs. 11 oz. 21 1/2 in.

July 9th, 4:57 am

Brown eyes and dark hair (just like Grandma J has always wanted)

Momma was amazing and is resting comfortably. Big sis will meet her sibling later today.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

You think I'm messed up? You should see the nutrigrain bar.

A rare moment of sun meant a dip in the pool

Practicing our...tai chi?

Seriously lady. No pictures!

"You got a permit to shoot that thing?

Wearin' our "rally headbands" for the Tigers

Lovin' on "big brother" Christian

South Seattle...

At least that's where we must be living after the last week straight of rain. I have managed to mow the grass a couple times, repair the sprinkler head I mowed over the first time, replace the french drain covers I mowed over...see a trend here?

Actually, though, we are settling into the new house nicely. I figure it will start to feel "home-y" once we start the routine of the school year.

Got a nice little weedwhacker from my dear wife for our anniversary. We spent the day running errands and the like, kept it low key. It would have been nice if our LARGE second child decided to grace us with their presence, but alas, no luck. We are getting to a point where inducing labor or a C-section are strong possibilities. Prayers are readily accepted.

At least for the time being we have the Brewers and Tigers to keep us occupied. Who knows...maybe we will have TWO reasons to watch the playoffs this year!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Way to Proud...

This wouldn't be so funny if it wasn't so TRUE!

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