Saturday, May 31, 2008

Poll: Picking a middle name for Claire - UPDATED

UPDATE - 06.03.2008

It is finished...well sort of. We've decided on a middle name for Claire. Although its one of the ones on the list we're not going to spill the beans just yet.

So if you haven't yet, get your vote in before its public : )

Poll Results

Well, we've settled on Claire Taylor for our daughters name, however we still cant nail down the middle name.

We've gone back and forth on several choices and have narrowed it down to a couple (2 or 3) serious choices.

Vote on which one you like best from these choices (and one silly one) using the poll to the right. Not that we're gonna pick based on a poll or anything, but just thought it would be cool to have you share in the agony of picking see what you like!

Memorial Day 2008

On Memorial Day we headed over to the Wests' house for a cookout and pool party. There were like 6 or 7 families there representing about 25 kids!

Their place is pretty awesome with a large yard for the kids to run in, tree swings, a pond, a pool and so on.

Wheres my sunglasses?

Snorkle Time

Frog Farming

Hidin in the shade

Later that evening Lauren and I went out to the new Chilis in Easton with one of our $50 GiftCards we had from cashing in some of our Credit Card points. The food was really good, but I'm always surprised how quick $50 goes! :(


Lauren took Eden and James to the playground in Easton and let take charge of the place for a while and got these great shots.


All Smiles

Head on over to Flickr to check out the rest of the pics from this weekend.

Friday, May 30, 2008

James' First "Daddy Cut"

We got James out on the porch the other night for his first ever "Daddy Cut" haircut. I used the same buzzer attachments on him as I do for me, and it worked out pretty well.

It brought back memories of Mom cutting my hair while I tried to eat a lolly-pop...which the hair would ALWAYS get stuck to. Why mom... why?

Getting Ready

First Cuts

Lookin at me?

All done

Heres James sporting his new haircut later that night with the distinguished look.


As always, head on over to Flickr for some additional pictures of the cutting experience!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Mothers Day 2008

We had a great time hanging out at Mom and Dads place in Tunis Mills for Mothers Day. We also got some great shots with Laurens new little camera that we wanted to share.

We had a picnic outside with the usual BBQ fare, and got to take an awesome walk some some old country roads...up until it started raining : )

See more photos from Mothers Day 2008 over at the Flicker set.





Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Getting ready for the big trip

As you may or may not know, we are in the full on in the planning stage for our trip to Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales next year. We've got a lot of research, and prep-work to take care of in the next 15 months. We hope to post the most interesting and informative stuff here as we work through the process.

Gougane Barra - Ireland

Items to plan for:

1. Readying our house for another family to live in while we are gone.
2. Researching and planning the actual house-swap.
3. Planning the itinerary so we see EVERYTHING : )
4. Researching costs, and saving for the trip.
5. Getting passports, documents, tickets...
6. Convincing work to let me go for an entire month.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

28th Annual Birthday Bash

Here are some of the photos taken this weekend. Thanks as always to A.Sandy and U.Jack for an awesome time with tons of great food, and to all of you for coming and making it another great B-Day.

Head on over to the photo-set at Flickr for additional photos from this Sunday, as well as to get copies/prints of any of them.

Is there something on my face?


Unca and his girls


Remember, theres more photos from this Sunday over at Flickr

Quick Tutorial: Looking at Photos

One of the main reasons we wanted to create this Blog, was so that you Friends and Family can share in some of the great photos that we wind up with.

Here are a couple of tips that should make it easy to view and get copies/prints of the photos we post.

1. The photos on this Blog are just previews.
The real photos are hosted on Flickr (the site we keep our photos). Each post that contains photos will also contain a link to the Flickr page where you can download larger copies of the photos, comment on them, order prints and more.

2. Theres more than meets the eye.
We will only put up a handful of images on any given post so that it doesnt take forever to load. Usually though there will be even more over at the Flickr page for that given post (there will be a link to get there).

Welcome to the family!

Welcome to the family, not that your necessarily part of the family (not that there would be anything wrong with that), just that you have arrived... at our page.

Anything worth seeing will be here, if its not then you can be pretty sure that its not worth knowing about (except for that one time with the goat, and I can tell you that will not make it on this site).