Thursday, November 26, 2009


If you are reading this, then chances are good that you are someone we think about today as we contemplate the goodness of God in giving us such wonderful family and friends! We are first of all thankful for the Gospel: that in Christ we have been given salvation and a relationship with our heavenly Father. Then, that he has richly blessed us on this earth with so many good things. That brings us to you. Have a happy thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fall Leaves

I included the following 3 pictures mainly to ask if anyone has any experience with young, male toddlers "reaching"....constantly. Klein is always reaching for something...there's nothing actually there, but yet he reaches. When he wakes up each morning, we pick him up, and he reaches his arm toward the sky as if to say "I am the champion" or "look, a plane!". It's really pretty funny.

Autumn Events

Autumn is always full of fun, family happenings. A sampling of those for our family is pictured below. Included is Bethany's trip to the Pumpkin Patch with her pre-school class, a 2nd trip with mommy's MOPS group, Halloween (Bethany as a Bride and Klein a pumpkin, Bethany's "community helper dress-up day" at school (she's a dance teacher) and Steve and Bridget's night out at the Fox in Atlanta with Zevacs to see Ray Lamontagne. That was my particular favorite, complete with an afternoon stroll through the IKEA store, dinner at Figo Italian and then the show. I love our kids, but the night out with my beautiful wife was spectacular.

Friday, August 28, 2009


Panama City trip

Bethany's 1st day of preschool

Girl's Night Out at Houlihan's

Klein is starting to look like a little boy!! (and bethany eats her frozen gogurts with mittens on :)

MOPS Kick-Off at church

We're still here !! :)

Well, sorry about the delay...just recently discovered facebook, so spending more time on that than the blog :) July was very eventful for us, in fact the whole summer was pretty crazy! Bethany turned 3 (and wanted a "mean ole witch" cake), officially started ballet, and played with friends as much as possible. We also took 2 beach trips, the first to amelia island, the second to panama city.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

May with Klein

loving bathtime

gnawing on a rib bone

showing off his two teeth (and million dollar smile)

trying so hard to crawl

yelling, very loudly, all the time

May with Bethany

fun at the "tutus and tiarras" tea at columbus ballet

dreaming of her future at Auburn (with Luke of course)

aspiring to be the sugar plum fairy
enjoying "screwballs" from the ice cream man (also steve's favorite; like father like daughter)
holding her "buddy boy"
talking to NahNah on the phone
making pizza with luke then licking the counter clean

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Weekend

We had a full weekend. I mean, it was unusually full. Friday we drove to Birmingham and dropped off the kids before catching a plane to Louisville, KY to surprise Phillip and McCauley who were getting engaged (see post below). Heads didn't hit the pillow until about 2:00 am thanks to a night out to celebrate in downtown Louisville, which was a lot of fun as it seems "closing down the bar" is a bit rare nowdays with two kids at home. Saturday we made it back to Birmingham in time to reunite the whole fam momentarily before cutting out again, this time with Mark (other brother) and Morgan to see Wicked, which is also awesome by the way. Finally Sunday we were able celebrate Easter multiple times with pockets of family all across town. Easter Sunday included the usual - candy, baskets, food, family pictures, and most importantly a concentrated dose of the gospel to remind our hearts how desparately we need our Savior.

There was a great deal going on all weekend, and things never really seemed to slow down. But amazingly,we headed back to Columbus on Monday afternoon feeling like we had one of the best visits with family that we have had in a long time. Somehow the normal stress that goes along with this kind of traveling just wasn't there. We had a really good time.

Congrats Phil and McCauley!!!

This weekend, in addition to Easter, we also celebrated the engagement of my little brother Phillip to an awesome girl that we are THRILLED to be welcoming to the family! Congratulations Phillip and McCauley, we cannnot tell you how excited and happy for you we truly are.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spring Pictures

I got these outfits for Steve and the kids before Klein was born....i couldn't wait for spring so I could take pictures...i know, very very corny, i couldn't help myself!!! Here's my "photo shoot"