Extreme Irony or Pure Coincidence

While at the grocery store tonight searching for some Huggies Newborns, I
happened to notice that at the end of the diaper aisle, there is the
display for condoms. Do you suppose this was intentional? Surely the
stark reminder has caused a pause or two.

Happy Father’s Day!

We had an awesome day today. I was able to sleep in until the late, late time of about 8:00. Then, my wife whipped up an awesome breakfast of waffles, pigs-in-a-blanket, and watermelon. Then, Katie gave me the tie she made for me when she was in school (she was so proud) and mommy and the girls gave me my new t-shirt. After that, I got a special gift of some quiet time with me and the World Cup. Instead of watching Dora the Explorer and Arthur for hours on end, I actually managed to see 3 whole World Cup matches throughout the day. It was great!!

While the girls took a nap, I showered and caught up on some blog posts and general surfing/reading. That’s something I haven’t done in quite a while. Later in the day, my parents stopped by for a visit and then my in-laws came over as well. We all had dinner together and then started winding down for the evening.

Thank you all for a wonderful Father’s Day! And, to all of you fathers out there, I hope you had a great day as well!!

DSC02422.JPGMy first tie

Daddy-Daughter Camp Out


I have been feeling a bit guilty about providing proper assistance to my wife for the past week. After all, she gave birth to Jackie just a week ago. But, as my wife pointed out, part of my job is to keep Katie occupied and feeling special now that our attention is being split across two daughters and Jackie is receiving so much attention. So, what better way to do that than camping out with our brand new tent in the Princess Room.

To celebrate the event, we made smores in the microwave. This was Katie’s first camping and smore-building extravaganza. She had a great time. The expression on her face and her gibberish of excitement were absolutely priceless. I was impressed that smores were so easily made in the microwave. This could be a highly dangerous discovery.

Sleeping in the tent was a bit rough. The couch cushions didn’t quite work as I had hoped as they were a bit lumpy. Katie slept pretty well as we were able to use her matress from her toddler bed. And, she LOVED using the battery-powered lantern that I got for Christmas from Papaw. Who knew reading bedtime stories by lantern-light could be so much fun!

Name Change


For anyone keeping up with the birth and development of our newest baby girl, we made a last-minute change of spelling on her name. The new spelling is:

Jacquelyn Leigh

Personally, I’m very happy about it. I was pushing for this spelling from the beginning, but Mommy wouldn’t have it. As she was filling out the various forms for our first doctor visit, something caught her eye and she realized that she actually preferred the new spelling.

Soooooooo, Jacquelyn it is.

Thank You, Daniel!

I wanted to publicly thank Daniel for bringing to my attention (with step-by-step instructions and a pre-assembled XML file) a quick and easy way to import all of my old blog entries from my Radio Userland-based blog. All of my old posts are now here on my WordPress blog.

As I was explaining to Daniel my old blogging setup, the expression on his face was priceless. It was one of the first times that I felt “old” but at the same time I realized how much blogging has changed and how excited I used to be by all of the rampant changes in technology. It reinvigorated my interest and prompted me to “get the lead out” and start posting again. If anything, I remember how blogging used to get my bring moving and squeeze the creative juices from my wilting lemon.

So, Thank You, Daniel, for your time, expertise, and patience. It is appreciated.

Baby Update

Baby Update

Originally uploaded by 347.

The cameraphone isn’t the greatest, but it’s an update. Jackie is nursing

and sleeping well. Mommy is doing great. Big Sister was here this morning

and LOVED seeing her new baby sister. She was a little confused at first,

but it didn’t take long for her to figure it out. Hopefully we’ll be home

by noon’ish tomorrow.