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

Monday, July 28, 2008


Happy Birthday Karina.
Your brothers should have put you in the middle, where you belong!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Uncle Mark

Uncle Mark is the best story-reader!Everybody growl!

Saturday, July 26, 2008


I have nothing special to say today....
I just liked this picture of Madison, and wanted to post it.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Six Shades Lighter

I finally got it done.
Vanity? I guess so....

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I caught the guys working hard at uprooting some weeds. Papi was giving a lesson on how weeds are like sin; they both take root quite easily and spread like crazy, taking over the living grass around them.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Daniel's Tribute

Daniel posted a first year video of Ella. Check it out.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

All Out War

Now that Mr. Groundhog has been foiled, we're in a new battle.
I can't tell you how many thousands of beetles we've trapped already. We've changed the bag 3 times in two days. I guess we should have weighed the bags. Several pounds, I'm sure.

This thing REALLY works.
But I hope you don't need one in your yard.
Those beetles have almost demolished our ornamental pear tree.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

More Party Pictures

Ellanora, the Birthday Girl

Cooling off on a hot day...
Josiah, before the "crash"
Reiley, before the "crash"
(we didn't get any pictures of the crash or Jojo's black eye or the bump on Reiley's forehead...)
Jason, the Human Torpedo

3 generations

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Okies Came to Town!

Blogger Friends Uncle Joe, Aunt Josephina, and daughters Carly and Cassidy came to help us celebrate Ella's first birthday.

Finally getting to meet someone you've gotten to know by blogging is a unique experience.
It was like being with old friends from the moment they arrived.Thanks for coming!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ella Turns One

Thanks, Karina and Jason, for hosting the party!
Hang on to your "cake lady". She does a great job.

To be continued...

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Lineup

This isn't the best picture of the day, but it's historical.
This is the first picture of our "complete" family... well, 3 generations, anyway.
Today we celebrated Ellanora's first birthday.
More photos to come...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Happy First Birthday, Ella!

Can it be a whole year already?!

Happy Birthday, Ella-bo-Della. Can't wait to celebrate with you.
See you soon!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

More Weekend Fun