Saturday, November 29, 2008

Turkey Day!

We had two really great Thanksgiving dinners. We had lunch with Travis' family at Kim and Chester's house and then supper with my family at my grandma's house. August was so tired when we left Kim and Chester's, she was asleep within two blocks. August loved all of Kim's teddy bears, and especially the little chairs they were sitting in. They were just her size. August also had a good time playing with her second cousins. She even tried to give Caroline a toy when she was crying. She did cry when she looked at my cousin, Milton. I still don't know why; she has never done that before.
Dusting the coffee table

Getting along with Great Aunt Kim because she has a Rice Krispy treat

Second Cousin Alex
(this is how he smiled for his pre-school picture)

Second Cousin Emery

Second Cousin Caroline
  1. Our incredibly supportive families who always have the time to listen...and babysit
  2. Our best friends who seem to know just when to call and when to bring beer
  3. That we have our daughter who couldn't be more perfect, except sometimes (see number4)
  4. Time out corners (because she has issues listening)
  5. That we have each other, because I know I could not do everything I do without him
  6. For chocolate and ice cream, becuase sometimes it fixes everthing
  7. For great after Thanksgiving sales

Monday, November 24, 2008

On the Farm

August had a blast walking around the farm and seeing the cows. She said "hi cow" to all the babies and fed some of the bigger ones. She even stuck her head in the head locks to say hi.

Cool Do!

August thought she looked pretty funny with her hair like this. After she took it out, she kept putting the hair band back on top of her head.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


We had pizza for supper last night. August first tried to put an onion in her ear. We caught her and told her no. So she put it up her nose. It must have burned or something, because she cried like I've never heard. Thankfully, it came out.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Hat

My dad got this hat for August. She is always wearing daddy's hat, they decided she needed her own. August had to wear it through breakfast this morning. And Amy, August took her shoes off last night and brought me her boots. She had to have them on right then.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran's Day

Thank you to our service men and women who serve our country to ensure that our children will grow up in a free land. A special thanks to Pat Corcoran!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

We Have Made History

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
This is our hope.

This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Washington, D.C.
August 28, 1963

Last night we elected the first African American President of the United States. We have finally become a nation that can accept any person in any position regardless of color. I am happy to know that my daughter, in the early years of her life, will experience this moment. I can only imagine the great things that will come in her future.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Photo Blog

Check out the photo blog Amy and I started. It is a place we can publish our creative works.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Bad Word

We were eating lunch at my grandma's this afternoon. August dropped something on the floor and said "oh, sh**" as plain as day. I thought we all would die laughing. Oops, guess we'll have to watch the things we say around her.

Megan and Pat's Wedding

Megan and Pat had a beautiful wedding. They could not have asked for better weather...especially in November.