Thursday, September 27, 2007

9 Months Old!

Joshua is now a beautiful, busy 9 month-old! In this last month he has perfected his crawling (he is super fast and has already mastered stairs!)he pulls himself up to stand and continues to be genuinely pleased to start each new day. The girls love to play with him and delight in making him laugh (which is not difficult!) Josh has yet to discover a food he doesn't like...which may account for his 23 pounds! Kevin and I are in constant amazement in God choosing to bless us with such a wonderful gift. That may sound corny, but it's true! We feel so fortunate and so blessed!

(Okay, so Josh's 9 month birthday was actually last Saturday (9/22), but better late than never, right?) I promise to post updated pictures of our son soon. (how cool is it to say "our son?" :-)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Public Has Spoken

At the public was invited to choose to: (a) Bestow it intact to Cooperstown, (b) Permanently brand the ball with an asterisk before sending it to Cooperstown, or (c) launch it into space forever

With over 10 million votes recorded and tabulated, the results were clear:

A) BESTOW IT - 34% B) BRAND IT - 47% C) BANISH IT - 19%

The public chose to send the ball to the Hall of Fame with an asterisk, as a constant reminder of this unforgettable moment in sports history and popular culture.

In the end, 80 percent of voters believed the ball should go to Cooperstown (47% opting to mark the ball; 34% without), and two thirds felt that doubts surrounding the record needed to be recognized (47% for the asterisk; 19% for space.

(For those of you that are confused, this is regarding Barry Bond's record breaking homerun ball.)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Vote on 756

Yes, I am a Giants fan, but no, I'm not a huge Bond's fan. I ran across this website and thought what a neat way to hear what the American public thinks about Barry breaking Hank's record. You have three cool options to vote. Check it out!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Construction team

Okay, sorry for the delayed post. We have been up to our eyeballs in construction! Every year we spend Labor Day weekend camping...well, this year was a little different. We spent the entire weekend on the roof of my parent's house. Kevin, myself, my bro Lance, nephew Mattie, nephew Jeremy, my uncle Kerry, friend Dave and my dad worked in shifts to get their house roofed. We were exhausted! (and my legs got torn up wearing knee pads that did not fit well) We then moved on to the old house (where we will be moving in Oct or Nov) to reroof it. We had to strip off the old shingles (thanks Dave!), knock down the nails, have the roof inspected and then move on the the next phase. Next involves carrying some very heavy plyboard onto the roof and nailing it down, then another inspection before we can start rolling tar and nailing down shingles. We hope to be shingling (a word?) this weekend. If anyone is available...please help. We are worn out! I will be working in Porterville all weekend and thus will not be able to help.

Even though we worked really hard, we had fun working fact Mattie and I even came up with a little shingle jingle.

Reroofing is the beginning of a very long remodeling process that we are very anxious to get started. (I've had things in storage for two years now!) We can't wait to get going!

My bones, my butt, my body hurts...can't find anyone who wants to work...if you think you will, if you fit the bill, oh please, oh please, oh say you will! (not the shingle jingle, just a little bonus)