Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dedication Sunday

Mothers' Day was also Baby Dedication day at Western Hills. Or, as our pastor said, "Parents' dedication."

This was filmed from the back of the auditorium on a Flip. Sorry for the quality.

Monday, March 23, 2009

A Wedding Celebration!

Liam went to his first wedding this weekend. On Thursday, we made our way to Owasso, OK, and stayed at Jen's dad's. On Friday, we left there and drove to Conway, AR, and met up with other CSUers at our hotel. On Saturday, the party commenced. Afterwards, we drove back to Owasso, then Independence, KS, before we finally made it home last night at 9pm.

Enjoy the pictures.

This is before we left Owasso. Liam has on an SBU t-shirt.

This is before we went swimming in the pool at the hotel.

The water was nice and warm. In the foreground is Pete Younker with his daughter, Kenzie.

Before the ceremony. I was in the wedding, hence the tux. Everything went off without a hitch, except for Pete knocking over a candle during the Unity Sand.

The finished product. Welcome to the family, Robin!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I know that I post a lot of pictures of Liam (you should see my Facebook) but this weekend, he's getting them professionally done.

Excited yet?

You should be!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Six Months

It's hard to believe, but Liam turned 6 months old on Sunday. Time sure does fly. A quick update about what has happened in the last month.
  • He continues to teethe. Drool is non-stop with this kid and his gums are getting harder each day. Everything gets chewed on; that he can fit in his mouth, anyway.
  • He's trying harder and harder to crawl. We've found that we can't leave him alone for too long because he's always moving; he'd rather be on the carpet than the blanket provided.
  • He loves to jump. Our church has a stationary jumper that he plays in during worship. We were compelled to go out and buy a door-hanging jumper. It's his favorite toy.
  • His hair is getting longer and thicker. And, it's coming in reddish. We find that odd.
  • He loves to squeal. Mostly when excited, but he also does it just because he can.
  • He's getting better at holding on to things. He's also learned that instead of scooting to get a toy, he can pull the blanket and it will come to him.
  • He's getting better at sitting up on his own. A little more practice and it should be a piece of cake for him.

That's about it, I think. Before we know it, he's going to be driving.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Snow Day!

We bundled Liam up and took him outside. I think the pictures speak for themselves.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Getting ever bigger

Liam has been teething for a while and he's had some congestion lately. Other than that, he's been jumping, trying to crawl, rolling over, and eating carrots. He likes to play with toes and is really starting to notice his surroundings. He LOVES the TV. His favorite activity is anything that doesn't involve being in his carseat. And he has a "girlfriend" in the nursery at church.

Pretty soon he'll be talking, walking, and who knows what else.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

4 Week Update? How about 5 months today!

It has been a long time since I've last posted...

Since September, we've moved to Topeka, I've decided to take a break from school, and I'm (JD) working again. Needless to say, we've been busy (plus there was about 3 months when our computer was either not set up or connected to the Internet).

We've made a couple of trips back to Bonne Terre, one trip to Oklahoma, and none that hasn't involved seeing our families. Friends are getting married soon, so more trips to other [exotic] lands are to come. We hope to see those that we've missed up to this point on future trips.