Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

We kind of skipped out on Halloween this year. No costumes, no trick or treating, no parties. Instead, we decided to spend time at home with our little family. Here are some pictures of the kiddies in their Halloween shirts and Addie's Halloween bibs.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


We got Addie's name from her cousin Elizabeth Addie Grant. After I met my sweet little niece Elizabeth for the first (and last) time I knew I wanted to name my daughter Addie. Luckily, Eric fell in love with the name too. Today, October 26, would be Elizabeth's 7th birthday and it was Addie's due date. So, in honor of the day, I wanted to post a picture of Addie modeling some of the clothes she got from the Grant girls (Elizabeth Addie and Claire).

Friday, October 24, 2008

Would you rather

Would you rather have an afro or a mullet?

Would you rather have 1 million dollars in hand or own a McDonalds franchise in a killer location?

Would you rather be best friends with Mr. Rogers or Bob Ross?

Would you rather see a fight to the death between the Wiggles and Doodle Bops or Charlie Brown and Ziggy?

Would you rather be able to time travel to the future or to the past?

Would you rather own a mountain ski cabin or a beach front bungalow?

Would you rather bring back Seifeld or Frasier?

Would you rather shop at Wal-Mart or Target?

Would you rather have a maid or a chef?

Would you rather wipe mosquitoes or roaches off the face of the earth?

Would you rather never eat breakfast or lunch ever again?

Would you rather be a horse whisperer or a dog whisperer?

Would you rather drink Coke or Pepsi?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Info Crazy

I feel like there is something in my DNA that makes me susceptible to purchasing from infomercials. Afterall in the past few years members of my family have purchased miracle blades, mighty putty, some kind of lawnmower cleaning kit, a magic bullet and the list goes on. When I was a kid I would always take up the commercial on the free video for a bowflex, various cutlery, vacuum cleaners, coin collecting kits, sunsetter awnings etc. I'm not sure if it's the convincing commentary, seemingly endless array of examples of how you can use and abuse the products, how they make you feel like you MUST own the given product or just that you can get a $300 value for $19.95. Somewhere in my parents house, if they haven't already been tossed, there is a pile of VHS nonsense.

Recently I was watching a commercial for the Shamwow and I got really excited about them. I told Sarah that if I saw another commercial for them I would be all over it. Needless to say I caught the commercial again and one thing let to another and now I'm the proud owner of 8 Shamwows and I have said "wow" in each use thus far. How can you not trust a guy with a headset? In reality I think I can pretty well justify the purchase. Two kids and something is always spewing out of one of them. Anyhow the Shamwow hasn't disappointed, neither has the commerical, it's fantastic entertainment. Who wouldn't love to sock this dude in the face given the chance?

Friday, October 17, 2008

A few more pictures

Addie is just a really cute kid. She came out with no scratches or lop-sidedness and has really chubby cheeks, which we enjoy. I feel like she looks a lot like Sarah.

Jack has been such a good kid this week. I'm sure that a part of it is that my family is in town and the kid is not lacking for attention, toys or treats. But even so, he has been so patient with us and very accomodating. He has also been extremely nice to his sister. He'll wake up in the morning and go over to Addies bed and starts saying "baby....aaaeeee".

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Adeline Marie

Happy Birthday Addie!
When we woke up yesterday I don't think anyone (especially us) would have guessed that we would have a baby by the end of the day. But by 4 baby Addie was born a perfectly pink and healthy 6 lb. 6 oz. 19 in. baby girl. We couldn't have been luckier with the way things went. Sarah was fantastic and things went so fast that I was probably on my feet for all of a half hour. I'm not kidding, it was really fast. We're still trying to guage how well Jack understands what is happening. So far he has been so nice and helpful.

My brave girls.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Important things

I wish I could teleport through time and space...and this is an awesome mustache.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

You know what we don't need...

The United States Postal Service is a complete waste. We don't need the USPS. Most of what they deliver is unwanted or un-needed garbage that is wasteful and harmful. Think of the amount of money the government could save if they weren't paying for the jobs, benefits, fuel, vehicles, maintaining buildings, planes, real estate, etc. used by the USPS. Fed-Ex, UPS and DHL along with several other private sector companies are already in place and doing a better job than the USPS...afterall they HAVE to compete for your business.

Just another example of our government being far too big and getting bigger, doing things and providing services that aren't needed and definitely not wanted.


Amy tagged me for this one. After I read through all 99 items, I decided to have Eric do it instead. He's done way more on the list than I have. TAGGED: Have you done . . . ? Copy this list and bold the things YOU have done.

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (I'm counting this...ask my sister amber why)

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

If you feel like playing along, go for it!