The Latest News

It has been a while, with nothing major to report, so i thought I would just give you a little update on what is going on. We have been pretty busy since Mary visited two weeks ago.

Last week we flirted with buying some new furniture, but that may have to wait a bit.

Andrew has been good, but he has an ear infection again and he has been a little whiney. Hopefully it will pass soon. Here is a link to some pics of him: Andrew Pics. I have added some new pics recently, so check them out.

We had a brief visit from our friends Nick (from St. Louis) and Jeff (from Alaska) last week, which was great. It was a great opportunity to hang out with some great friends.

After our last pumpkin was destoyed Susan carved another one at B.Y.O.P 2004. We left this one at Simon & Rachel’s so that it would be safe from harm. Also, it was nice to hear from Devon, who reported that their pumpkin met a similar fate to ours.

I think that is it for our lives. We have some fun weeks ahead, including halloween, a visit form Susan’s parents, and a trip to Des Moines at Thanksgiving. Don’t worry, I’ll keep you updated.

A Visit from Mary

Mary and Luke came to visit this past weekend. It was a good time for all. On Saturday we went to Burger Farm for their fall festival. Sunday we just hung out and relaxed for Andrew’s birthday and Monday night we had his party. Below is a little video that we shot on Monday night.

Andrew’s First Birthday (34 MB)

(I would advise right-clicking on the link and choosing “Save target as . . ” to save it to your hard drive)

Pumpkin & Squirrel Stew

Our pumpkin has been attacked by a squirrel. If you have any information that might help solve the case, please email Rob right away! ! !

Pumpkin & Squirrel Stew (12 MB)

(I would advise right-clicking on the link and choosing “Save target as . . ” to save it to your hard drive)

Gaining Momentum

It’s been a while, so I thought maybe I would just deliver a little update.

Andrew is getting smarter. He now knows what upstairs is (and how to get there). Today he made a very good attempt at the word “dog.”

Susan is doing well. School is coming along nicely, along with her internship at Kings.

I am the same as always. Big Pj concert this weekend in Toledo.

The house is pretty much put together. We now focusing on the basement, where we are setting up a mini-apartment. We set up our old bed down there, along with our old kitchen table. It is coming along nicely and pretty soon we hope to have all the empty boxes removed and the clutter more organized.

That is all for now. Stay tuned for further updates.

Lunch with Andrew

Ever wonder what it is like to eat lunch with Andrew? Well, now you can experience it for yourself.( Please ignore the Seal playing in the background. I promise that it was an accident and had I been paying attention I would have changed the radio station.) (Also, I am going to be putting out a higher quality version later if you want to check back.)

Lunch with Andrew (3.75 MB)

(I would advise right-clicking on the link and choosing “Save target as . . ” to save it to your hard drive)

Found it! ! !

Here is the promised video. It has some old footage and some new footage. It is 35MB, so if you want a smaller version let me know and I will produce one. So many people have broadband these days that I didn’t want to mess with the smaller file, unless necessary. Enjoy! ! !

Andrew Video

(I would advise right-clicking on the link and choosing “Save target as . . ” to save it to your hard drive)

I also put up some new pictures of Andrew.

Where’s the Footage?

Well, I guess it has been a while, huh? I was planning on putting up some video of Andrew, but my computer at work doesn’t have the latest copy of movie maker on it.

Things are going well in the new house. We continue to get settled in and throw money into strange things, such as grass seed and shelves. Nothing major has gone wrong yet, but I am sure the entire thing is going up in flames even as I type. Actually, I just talked to Susan, who assured me that the house is not on fire.

In other news, our friends Mike & Laura just closed on a house that is in the same neighborhood as us. Their house is about 1 1/2 miles away, but that is still super close.

Andrew is getting older. The other day I handed him the brush that we use on his hair and he started to brush it himself. Then he threw it.

Susan is also developing well. She is able to walk up and down the stairs with ease and she is also feeding herself. If only we could get her to shower more often. . .

The Hanging

Well, Andrew didn’t want to go down to KY this weekend, so we didn’t make it to the music festival. Instead, we spent our Saturday hanging pictures, which is something I am very glad to have accomplished.

Other than that, we are still just getting settled in.

Craziness Ensues

Our lives became a little more hectic today because Susan’s classes have started again. She has two classes this semester, which will certainly keep both of us busy.

In a great note, Susan, Andrew and I are headed to Berea this weekend to go to a music festival on the property of Zoe Speaks. This should be a rockin’ good time. Well, maybe more folksie than rockin’, but still, it will be great to get down to Berea. Maybe we will even have a chance to introduce Andrew to his namesake.

All Moved In

We are all moved in now, almost. All of our hanging clothes are still in the apartment, but we are going to get those soon. The house is coming along great. Our basement is full of boxes, but we are slowly making progress.

In other news, Susan has returned to her internship at Kings Jr. Hi. That means that I get to stay home with Andrew on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Today was the first day and it was great to be able to stay home and hang out with him. We don’t get to spend too much alone time together any more, so these mornings are a great time to do some bonding.