Friday, December 31, 2010

That Which Was Lost is Found!

Celebrate the finding of our gold coin, er, luggage with Katie's laptop. We were sweating it for the last couple of days because they told us they don't cover lost electronics (yikes!), but it turns out it didn't even leave San Diego. We already got a $50 voucher and Katie's dad will pick it up and get another for him--win win!

It sounds strange, but I'm more comforted by the fact that someone in TSA or part of Southwest's staff didn't steal it. Losing a laptop is better than losing faith in others that are screening our Christmas luggage...

By the way, while I'm thinking about it, some people complain about TSA. I'll admit I'm leery about the "nudie scanners", but I've only had good experiences with the TSA personnel. Especially when traveling with children, they've always been understanding and helpful--helping unload and clear empty scanner bins, passing along a kind word, etc. I've been through a number of airports and they've all been the same.

Anyhow, happy New Year, everyone!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Two Turdle Dubs

I captured Luke singing a classic Christmas carol. Between Grammy, Papa, and Mama reading him the book about ten times, he had the whole song down.

He loves the song, but he doesn't have too much patience for how long it is--it starts to come off the rails at about 5:15--"oopsy daisy".

If the embedded version doesn't work for you, click on this direct link.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Holy Ho Ho

About a week ago, Luke heard Burl Ives sing, "Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas," on the radio. Since then, he has been rather obsessed with the song. I will try to get a video of it- when he sings "Ho, ho, the mistletoe, hung where you can see. Somebody waits for you- kiss her once for me!" it is absolutely adorable.

Today, we were at church. During a part of the liturgy, we sing, "Holy, Holy, Holy." Luke heard this and said to himself, "Holy, holy, ho...ho, ho, the mistletoe." Then he launched into a full round of Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas and we made a swift exit. :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Grammy and the Budding Musician

When it gets quiet, Grammy whispers to Luke to stop playing, since it is the end of the song. Then he waits until they begin again. He calls the song that they are singing the "Angel Song." Doesn't Grammy have a nice voice?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Little Peanut

Here is our second little peanut, all almost 11 weeks of him/her.The baby wiggled and kicked and wiggled and kicked, had a very strong heartbeat, and everything looked normal so far. I have to admit that it was nice to hear that there was only one little peanut in there. I am showing a little bit more this time than last time, and I thought it might be two.

The midwives are excellent. I am SOOO happy to have found their practice. I love having a midwife because the midwife stays with you while you are at the hospital, generally as much as you want, start to finish. They add such a human touch to things too.

Thank be to God for a good report.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Decorating the Tree

Sorry for the blurry pictures- the iPhone 4 let us down. We listened to classic Christmas carols and hymns and put up our tree. I love having a house where we can display the tree in front of our living room window. It is so fun to come home and see it lighting the night. Luke thinks that the Christmas Tree is the most beautiful thing ever.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Last night we drove to a really nice area of town and looked at lights with Luke. He LOVED it and yelled "Christmas lights, real Christmas lights!" Which made me wonder what fake Christmas lights might look like.

Here are some pictures taken by an iPhone in a moving vehicle. They don't hold a candle to the real thing!