Sunday, May 20, 2007
My nephew Danny graduated this weekend as well, but I forgot the camera at his party. I'm a tool! Anyway, maybe my sister can forward a few pics from his big day as well!
One quick note - please keep our neighbor Shirley in your thoughts this week - her husband Nick passed away in his sleep on Monday morning last week. They are retired and have only been in the house for a few months. She's had a lot of family over this last week, and her stress level is high - the paramedics were at her house 2 days later because her blood pressure was skyrocketing. She is a very sweet woman and we're looking forward to helping her through this difficult time and becoming great friends and neighbors with her. Thanks!
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Here's the brief story: our niece ended up pregnant accidentally at 17. She knew about our struggles to have children on our own, so she approached us with the best resolution possible - she would carry the child to term and let Katy and I adopt him! She made this decision on her own without our influence - we didn't even know she was pregnant until she had made her decision. So, of course, we said yes! I mean, the ability to adopt a newborn child that will probably look a LITTLE bit like us is absolutely astonishing! He arrived on Friday evening at 5:02 Colorado time. He weighed 8 lbs, 12.5 ounces and is 18.5" long. God bless her for giving us the most amazing gift we ever dreamed of! Heck, we couldn't even DREAM something this incredible!
On to the pictures - here's the chronological order of the day and the next few days. Starting with our niece, with some pictures of the doctor, my sister and mom, and of course us in there, and ending with my boy sleeping on my chest (I swear I had tears pouring down my face just before that picture was taken). Please ignore how tired we look - I think most of it was Katy anticipating yet another camera flash in her face!
(Click on the pictures and they get bigger!):
Sunday, May 06, 2007
I know, it’s par for the course, but what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t share these findings with you?
If I’ve said this once, I’ve said it a thousand times - sports jerseys should NOT be tucked in to your jeans! It doesn’t matter if it’s baseball, football, hockey, soccer, basketball, bowling or badminton, the jersey stays out of yer pants! I saw a guy at a hockey game once who not only tucked his jersey in his jeans, but he also folded and rolled up the sleeves and his pant legs. He looked like he was about to explode! Heck, if yer dorky enough to tuck the jersey in, you might as well go for broke and tuck your pant legs into your socks!
Wife beater t-shirts are not appropriate attire for going out in public unless something is worn over them. There is a reason they call this "underwear"! Just wear ANYTHING over it, please! Especially if you’re going to put your arm around your girlfriend on the train and set you pit on top of the seat back. Eww! I don’t know where your pit has been, but I DO know that I don’t want to think about things like that when I lean my head back on the train.
Let me start this paragraph by saying, I’m not skinny. Also, I have no problem with people who battle with weight issues, but some people need a little humility and should dress appropriately. For instance, hip-hugger jeans are not for everyone. If you have thin hips and a rollie-pollie belly, nobody wants to see your muffin top spilling over your tight little jeans. Even if your keeping it all in a t-shirt that reads "Do FRIES Come with that SHAKE?"
It’s a wig - we all know it! Nobody says, "Oh, look at that bald guy!" Everybody says, "Oh, look at the guy in the wig!"
Finally, 2 blast from the past videos! This song is suddenly popular in about 3-4 current TV commercials, but these are the best versions. God bless Jim Henson - he was a genius!
From the Muppet Show: