The First Hundred the light of eternity. "Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest." Wilson Mizner

Sunday, March 30, 2008


PR and I had a day off together on Friday. That doesn't happen too often anymore. We made a quick trip to Chicago to visit Daniel and family.
A highlight was an outing to the Garfield Park Conservatory. A beautiful and relaxing place!
These azaleas descended from those at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.
This one descended from Great-great Grandma Lily, who was born in 1893.
We got all rested up, and really enjoyed our time with Josiah and Ella.

Monday, March 24, 2008


These guys were hiding out in my refrigerator, thinking all danger had passed. Somehow, some bandits in Oklahoma kidnapped them.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Reiley Turns Four

Happy Birthday, Reiley!

Scooby-Doo cake
A two-wheeler!Don't forget the water bottle

I wonder what Karina is thinking...
Waiting for Daddy to bring home the balloonsFinally!More balloons.... and Lukie helping...

Uncle Mark, preparing the Scooby-Doo poster
Luke, waiting for the guests to arrive
Balloon timeMaking faces
Get all four of 'em, big boy
Kate helping with the wrapping paperMadison helping with the ribbons
Pinning the collar on Scooby-Doo
Reiley: "It even comes with its own pirate!"
Now, WHO would give a four-year-old a drum set?!!
(Papi and Vovo, guilty as charged)
Kate: "Papi, dance with me!"
Papi: "And Madison, too?"
Now, that's a party!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter, 2004

Happy Birthday Reiley!
Can you really be 4 years old already?
We love you, buddy.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Going... going...

...but not fast enough.
My exciting life: watching the snow melt. Now, I don't want any of you "southerners" sending me pictures of your green grass and spring blooms. Deal?

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Looks Who's Walking (Two)

Kate has decided that walking is fun!Let the games begin...

Monday, March 03, 2008


I just had to give you a good Josiah quote. Check it out over here.

Sunday, March 02, 2008


After a treat at Culvers, Jason went to pay the bill and Karina started getting the girls bundled up to leave. Two-year-old Luke marched up to Karina and declared, "Mommy, you have a violation! You're not ready to go." (Too much television?)