Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas!

The family is good and it is nice to slow down for the holiday break. School has required more time than a day allows, so a break is a nice change of pace. We are staying busy and keeping ourselves out of trouble. Currently, we are battling illnesses at the house and we are trying to get better for Christmas. Cullen is army crawling and is due to be on all fours any minute now. Kerrick is tearing it up. He has broken multiple land speed records and is working on his certification for water bowl tipping right now. Kerrick has a certain fascination with everything dog, so he is naturally drawn to the water dish and dog tails. Zora loves Kerrick and I think that they may be best friends. Albee is barking up to the idea that the boys will one day be bigger than him, and Linus is Linus. Linus is still warming up to the idea that there are miniature people that will one day boss him around. We hope that this message finds everyone well and we would like to wish you a Festive Festivus, a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, and a Happy New Year. Let us hope that this new decade brings about the change that we all could use.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pictures are in!

It's been completely wacky around here. We closed on our house two weeks ago and just had the internet hooked up yesterday. Uploading Cullen and Kerrick's 6-month pictures would probably take all day, so check 'em out here.

Sorry I'm such a slacker!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Andrew Turns 30!

Andrew turned 30 yesterday, so this past weekend I suprised him with a party at our favorite local Irish pub. Good friends and family came out, and I think he was actually suprised.
Things are good but hectic on our end. We are in the process of bidding on a house, plus I'm working the two jobs and Andrew was hired at a local public middle school. The boys are in daycare (I call it "school") and are finally on a routine and are sleeping all the way through the night. We miss everyone down South and we want to hear from you.

Kerrick, eating a banana from that contraption.

Cullen, trying to get the camera.
Andrew and his friend, Scott.

A true suprise.

Aunt Candace.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Separate Cribs

As sad as it is, we had to finally put the boys in separate cribs. They were really moving and kicking around in there and waking each other (and me) up in the middle of the night. The monkey quilt was made by my "aunt" Maryann and the banana bumper pads were made by my mother-in-law (and Andrew). Cullen likes his new digs!
Kerrick's happy to have his brother gone!

Random Photos @ 6 Months

Grumpa's birthday dinner with Uncle Glen and cousin Caleb.





Sunday, August 16, 2009


I have a job! It's been a whirlwind of a week, but I have a job. I was hired exactly one week before school started, so it's been chaos around here. I'm working as a journalism and creative writing teacher at a middle school that's only 10 minutes from our house. I'll also be adjuncting at a local university two nights a week.

Cullen and Kerrick are doing well. They went to the doctor this past week and are deemed, once again, perfect! Cullen's in the 90th percentile (meaning that 90% of babies are smaller than he is). Kerrick is in the 75th percentile; he weighs almost a pound less than Cullen. They are happy and healthy and Andrew is lucky to be able to spend his days with them.

I feel bad not posting any pictures, but we haven't uploaded any for a while. We're thinking of everyone in Florida and hoping the tropical storms leave you all alone!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

We've "Gone Kentucky"

Hello, all! Cullen and Kerrick are growing like weeds. They are almost five months old and we hit a few milestones this past week. Kerrick cut two teeth, and Cullen cut one. On top of that, both the boys are sitting up unassisted. It's been really fun around here--the good part about being unemployed is the fact that Andrew and I get to spend this crucial, quality time with these guys.



Kerrick, playing with his cousins' guns.

Cullen takes his firearms seriously.
Kerrick is ready to rope some steer.

As you can see, we really need jobs before we do more damage to these two.

Our Lazy Summer

Cullen, in his jumper.
Cullen, being silly. (Okay, we know it wasn't his idea!)
Playing nice together.
Kerrick in the bath.
Kerrick and Cullen.
First parade at Oldham County Day. They actually watched the whole thing!