Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Barack Obama was inaugurated as our 44th President yesterday. I am so amazed at the enormity and hopefulness throughout the US today. I have many feelings that I can't seem to muster the words, or even get them out in a coherent fashion. I think he's the right guy for the job. It's a big job, but he's done a heck of a job getting the right people for the position and even reaching over party lines. His speech said it all for me. We have a lot of work to do, but I think he will lead us in the right direction.

Wow, kids, I am hopeful that you are growing up in this age. I know there are a lot of obstacles, but the world is a wonderful place and the US is a great place to grow up.

Friday, January 16, 2009


We had a conversation about trees on our way home from daycare the other day.

Cory: "I like trees"
Mom: "Yes, they are very nice"
Tyler: "I like all sorts of trees"
Mom: "Yes, there are all different kinds of trees, aren't there?"
Tyler: "Yes, there are even trees in Denver"
Mom: "That's right, even in Africa there are trees"
Cory: "How many trees do they have in Africa?"
Tyler: "There must be millions"

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Amber's 18 Month Well Care

Today I took Amber for her 18 month check-up. She is doing so remarkable that there really isn't much to say except that they are very impressed with her temperment and her growth. Here's a summary:

Height: 33 1/2" (90%)
Weight: 27 lbs. 8 oz. (85%)
Head: 18 1/2" (60%)

Compared to Cory and Tyler when they were 18 months (4/28/07):

Height: 33" (70%)
Weight: 28 lbs. 1 oz. (78%)
Head: 19 1/4" (75%)

Height: 34" (90%)
Weight: 29 lbs. 12 oz. (85%)
Head: 20" (>95%)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Precious Memories

Putting cookies out for Santa:

The task.

The walk.

Here we go, just for Santa. Now, is anyone watching?

The cookie looks pretty good.

I'll just see if it's good enough for Santa.