Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy Birthday Katie

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A recap of twenty-nine years ago today. The birthing of a Pugpie.

My Mom and Dad were already on the scene waiting for the arrival of our first child. They had accompanied me to Publix on the afternoon of the 30th to pick up our black eyed peas and rice. While checking out I noticed a funny pulling sensation and then felt a rush of liquid. Oops. Clean up. Isle one. Mom and Dad hurried me to the car and we went home to retrieve your Dad. He wasn't there. He was at Tom's. Tom didn't have a phone and he lived down a looong bumpy dirt road. We came back to the house to drop off Mom and Dad, Carl in tow, and he had the gall to ask if he had time to take a shower. Turns out he did but I wasn't sure about that so he took a verbal lashing. Now known as the pre delivery fight. These are worse than pre trip fights although easier to win. Seriously, who can argue with a woman in labor. We drove over to Shands where I was checked and told to come back when the contractions were closer together. Home was a forty-five minute drive away so we opted for a movie in town instead. It was a Neil Simon film,California Suite. Don't remember a thing about it. I focused on timing contractions and by the end of the film thought I might be a candidate for admission. That was around 9:00pm. Your Dad was a rock, a strong arm to rely on through the entire wonderful experience. I will always remember what a loving caring helpmate he was. ( He wrote that part, can you tell?) A few minutes after midnight we held you for the first time and we knew that our lives would never be the same. You are a blessing.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

sharing yet more December pictures

Yet more pictures from Dec.

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I lifted some of these off Katie's case you thought some of these look familiar Katie. I love the ones of you and Barrett and Cara in front of your tree. Thanks for sharing:)

sharing more December pictures


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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Fa La La La La La La La La


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Monday, December 10, 2007

Had to do it

Odd things in the sky today

In addition to seeing snow this morning and a beautiful foggy sunrise, this blimp floated over me when I went out for lunch today. Photo ops everywhere! We've had a lot of helicopter traffic tonight too and a sonic boom of sorts this afternoon. It sounded more like a sound effect from Star Wars than a boom though. I am glad that the Post Master confirmed hearing it too or I would not have believed my ears. Camp Blanding testing starships maybe?
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Snow at our house

AKA dry wall dust. This confused Mom when she looked out the window today. She knows it doesn't snow in Florida. Carl has discovered a new way of decorating for the holidays

Morning Drive

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Sunday, December 09, 2007

The Eagle has Landed


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These are my sweet nieces. I met them and their parents and my sister in Lakeland for lunch and to do the G'ma swap. They are growing up so fast. Mom is settling in. We had a visit from Jesse and Leaa and Livi today. That always makes for a wonderful day. Mom has never seen a more advanced baby than Liv. She is indeed a miracle.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Great picture by Cara