Sunday, April 26, 2009


Kate has been working on different sounds lately, and she has been making this noise for the past couple of days.  What do you think she's saying?  Our guess is "tickle."

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Weekend Project

One of our goals this spring/summer is to have a successful container vegetable garden on our back deck.  This inspired me to want to build my own larger size planter to go along with a few smaller pots.  Since I'm pretty clueless when it comes to building something like this, I recruited my friend A.P. to help me out.

After about 6-7 hours of actual building time, the final product turned out great.  Note, I said actual building time.  This didn't include the almost 2 hours we spent in Home Depot trying to buy materials and keep up with Kate and his almost 4 year old daughter, Loa.  It was quite the sight.

Now, hopefully we'll be able to get some veggies to grow.  We'll post photos throughout the growing season.

Daddies and daughters hard at work.

The internal frame.

Complete planter before trim.

Finished product (not the best lighting since it was dark).

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The weather in Georgia

"If you don't like the weather in Georgia, just wait 5 minutes."  

I've heard this quotation before, but in our case it was more like 'wait a few hours.'  These are pictures from Friday:

9am (getting ready for a jog with Mommy).  Temp approx 40 degrees:

12pm (temp approx 60 degrees):

4pm (no pants--it was too hot--approx 72 degrees!):

You gotta love Spring!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Why I love consignment sales

I got all of this for only $16!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

32 Years

Happy anniversary Mom and Dad!  32 years is incredible!    Thanks for being a great example of an awesome marriage. 

We love you!

Lee, Anna, Kate, BJ, and Katie

Monday, March 16, 2009

Luck of the Irish

I know, I know, it's been 3 months.  I promise I will not wait until the next holiday to post another blog.  I'm learning this whole process again, so here goes...

Kate went to a St. Patty's day party today and had a great time!  She even snuck some icing when I was passing my camera off to another party goer.  She wore her green, played with some older kids, and decorated cookies.  It was really fun!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Near Christmas Disaster

Note to self - don't let a 7 month old play with Christmas ornaments on the tree. We picked up our tree this afternoon, and after an hour or so of lightning, decorating and admiring our best tree in 5 years... enter Kate. She was having a blast jumping in her jumper as we decorated the tree and listened to Christmas music. After the job was done, we thought, "Wouldn't it be cute if Kate sat next to her first tree and played with an ornament? It would make for a great photo."

We did get some great photos, however we also got something unexpected. Kate was playing with a Mickey ornament, Anna was right next to her and I was snapping a few photos. Next thing I knew the tree was on a downward spiral toward my head. With cat-like reflexes, I moved the camera with one hand and caught the tree with the other, saving near disaster by inches. The aftermath? A few ornaments rolling around on the floor and Mickey's head still hanging on the tree while his body was on the floor. Apparently, Kate decapitated Mickey and pulled the tree down at the same time. And we thought we wouldn't have trouble with a kid and a Christmas tree until at least our second Christmas when she was walking! I guess that's the beauty of being a first time parent.

Hours before...

Minutes before...

Seconds before...

The act caught on camera! I think I took this as the tree was coming down.