Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Our baby is 6 months old!

I can't believe he is already 6 months old. Sorry to everyone who I rolled my eyes at when you said "it goes by so fast." You were right.

I think he has felt the pressure of his old age lately because in the last week he finally decided he could roll over (although still reserved for special occasions), he has 2 teeth coming in on the bottom, and he is sitting up (albeit a little unsteady). He is very busy working on all his new laughs and sounds (gargling is his latest), sticking everything he can in his mouth, and waving his head around in the "shark attack" fashion.

I keep trying to tell him to slow down, but he doesn't seem interested. I'll keep trying.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

KKW + CEN 6-12-04

This is my very first blog posting and the subject is not so cheery. On Christmas day we were snorkeling out in Little Lameshur Bay on St. John Island, part of the US Virgin Islands, and I lost my wedding ring. I think it came off just a few feet off shore in the middle of the beach. I was getting stung by a jellyfish as I was coming in and thrashing around in the process of getting my stuff off when it probably slipped away. The search and rescue failed. I had figured I would grow old with that ring. So I am hoping against the odds that someone someday will be looking for fishies, or perhaps combing around with a metal detector, and come up with my symbol of eternal marriage. There is an inscription that reads "KKW + CEN 6-12-04". It turns out I don't have many good photos with me and my ring, but here are a few. Hopefully if someone finds it they'll google the inscription, find this blog post, and email me at Until then I'll be wearing a paper ring.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Apparently we haven't been feeding him enough...

Exponential Suprises

One of the biggest shockers of getting married was the amount of laundry that could accumulate for two people versus one. No one dishing out marriage advice had prepared me for this change. When I had a baby I got a lot of warnings about how I would never sleep again, and various other changes a baby would bring to my life... but, again, no one said anything about the laundry.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Shamefully few thanksgiving pictures

We were in Portland for an entire week. All 5 of my brothers and sisters plus significant others and my parent's 12 grandkids were there, and I have very few pictures to show for it. We ate, we played games, there was a talent show, movies and shopping, but apparently little picture taking. Very sad. But don't worry, I got a picture of the food...which is obviously the most important thing and shows you where my priorities lie. I wonder how Abe will feel when this is all I have to show for his first turkey day. (If you are my sibling and you took pictures, please send them to me!)