Sunday, September 28, 2008

Thanks Mom!

Well this post is able to happen because we are visiting my parents this weekend and I'm using my mom's laptop. Our laptop is still not working and who knows if it will ever work again? Anyway, here are a few fun pictures from over the last couple months.

Amelia and Daddy playing horsey.

Amelia trying to manage all her phone calls.

Amelia's new diggs.

"Hi Mom." Yes that is Erik in the background. He will get in the house, but I refuse.

Daddy and Amelia washing the car.

Amelia loving on some watermelon.

Amelia enjoying mommy's shoes.

And last, but not least, Amelia enjoying one of her favorite dinners - beans and rice.

Monday, September 15, 2008


What do you get when you combine a laptop balanced on the arm of the couch, one bouncy toddler, and gravity? I'll give you a hint - this post is being typed on a desktop computer circa 2000. I will say the blame lies with Erik and me in leaving the laptop in less than safe circumstances. To be fair, this isn't the first time the laptop has fallen, and probably 50% of the time it was my fault. This must have been the straw that broke the camels back. The problem is that when the charger is plugged into the back of the laptop it doesn't catch and so the battery isn't charging. We've taken it to be looked at and we're hoping that this is fixable without being ridiculously expensive. Naive, right? In the mean time we might be somewhat slack on posting because loading pictures to the desktop is not as easy and this dang computer is so slow and aggravating to use.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Holy Hanna

Well hurricane, no wait, tropical storm, umm, not quite, tropical depression Hanna blew threw NC this past weekend. Not generally a big deal to us NCers, but when you are planning a wedding, the last thing you need is the threat of a hurricane. That was the position Erik' sister, Allison, was in last week. The plan had been to take a couple boats out to Cape Lookout and get married in front of the lighthouse. You can see how Hanna upset those plans. Fortunately enough other plans were able to be made and we were able to celebrate in the wedding of Allison and Russell. It was a lovely ceremony and reception. And now a few pictures for your viewing pleasure.

Amelia before the wedding, her usual charming self.

Dum, dum, da, dum . . .

The Vows

Amelia and Cousin Taylor (or Tay Tay)

Erik and Allison

A Family Photo

Amelia and Grandpa (my Dad) after a long day.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cinco de Uso

Five Years Ago

On Friday Erik and I celebrated our five year anniversary. Coincidentally we were married on a Friday - although I'm not sure how coincidental that is; maybe it works out that way for everyone. We shipped Amelia off to my parents for the long weekend. After Amelia was born people would ask me, "Do you even remember what you did before you had a baby?" Well, yes I remember that part. I would do whatever I wanted for hours at a time. I don't, however, remember what Erik and I used to do together before we had a child. I guess we used to watch a lot of TV and go grocery shopping together.

We started the day by sleeping in and then heading to The Baker's Square for a delicious breakfast. Their butter syrup is to die for. Here is a picture of us fat and happy after breakfast.

After breakfast we went home and proceeded to have a wonderfully lazy day, not doing much at all, and just enjoying spending time together. It was lovely. For dinner we decided to give the Harvey Mansion a whirl. The Harvey Mansion was converted from a home into a restaurant, so we were actually eating in what used to be the drawing room. Erik had the Chesapeake Chicken and I enjoyed the Fillet Mingon. It was pretty good. For the first hour we were the only people there. It was cool and weird at the same time. Here is us after dinner. The picture isn't that great, but that's what you get when you depend on the kindness of strangers.

The rest of the weekend was great. We definitely missed Amelia, but it is amazing how many things we accomplished on our "To Do" list with out the demands and counter productiveness a toddler provides. It was great to have a nice lazy long weekend especially because we've got about 2 months before baby girl #2 joins us and life gets super crazy again!