August 29, 2009

4 Years

Thursday was our fourth wedding anniversary. All I can say is that my life has never been better. My wife amazes me every day and is radiant now carrying our first child. To celebrate we simply left work early and went home to walk with the dogs and have a nice dinner alone. I surprised her at work with flowers and sandwiches (she loves the Paisano from Park City's Clockwork Café) but otherwise we just acknowledged our marriage with a quiet appreciation for each other's company. I can think of no better celebration than to be with her.

Baby Steps

I felt the baby kick for the first time the other day. Sarah's been feeling him move for a while now, but every time I put my hand on her tummy, he decides to relax. But the other night, while lying in bed, he gave me one swift Bruce Lee kick to the palm announcing in no uncertain terms that he's in there and he's comin' out fightin'.

The moment was precious to me. My boy seems to like it in there. He shifts and pushes his way around as he remodels Sarah's tummy. Sometimes she says he gets feisty and does a river-dance. But he seems to be at peace. We hope he enjoys the morning conversations we have with him and the books we've read him (The first bed-time story I read him was Walter The Farting Dog). And we can't wait to meet him.

August 10, 2009

Big Boy Grill

The other day, my lovely wife and I picked up a new, "family-sized" grill. This concluded four years of faithful service by our Weber Baby Q portable grill, which was graciously given as a wedding present by our friends Jack, Marie, Bonnie and Dave. We thank them for their gift, which, in its retirement, will be reserved for heroic tailgating and car-camping appearances.

The new grill has two cooking racks and a side burner, plus some storage space below. We're looking forward to making it regular part of the family routine.

August 2, 2009


This weekend Joe and I embarked on the task of setting up the crib in the nursery. We did it in two stages, first the changing table portion on Saturday and then the rest of the crib on Sunday. Blu was there with us each step of the way inspecting our work and we assumed wondering who was the recipient of this fancy kennel. We joked that we should close in the crib around her and see what she did; however, the joke was on us when we realized we had built Joe into the kennel.

All in all the crib was very easy to assemble and we were very pleased at how it looks and fits on the room. We even set up the crib with the bedding that my parents bought us as an advance shower gift. I think it looks great and can't wait to keep nesting.

It's a Boy!

Last week we had our 20 week dr appointment and sonogram. Joe went with me and on the way to the appointment we both began to get a little nervous to see our child. We were relieved to find out that we are having a healthy little boy. Here is his profile.