30 September 2008


jillian gets curls for church now-a-days.

jill LOVES drinking from water bottles now
and often times i find her sitting in the hat box during nap-time.

this is the day she learned how. she's much better now.
no handed and all.

25 September 2008

4 down

this sweet face is 4 months old (last sun).
she's 75% in head and 60% in height and weight.
her car seat is decorated appropriately.
jeff named her "monkey" for the cute way she grabs a hold of
us and just latches on like a baby monkey to her momma.
she's learned a lot in the last few weeks.

she giggles more and more everyday.

she can roll too!

rollie-polie from Alisha on Vimeo.

21 September 2008

Texas fun

san angelo has the coolest public park i've ever seen.
this is the family posing by one of the BIG texas trees at the park.

jeff went mountain-biking at the state park in san angleo.
he only fell once.

the wildlife in san angelo is abundant.
do you know these are there?
san angelo has a big 'ol river called the Concho.
ducks are all around it and jill loved feeding them.
however, jill and i got attacked by some aggressive geese.
we both got bit by them.
i hate birds. always have, always will.

this ranch is right by the church building.

we had to go see the goats, horse, llama etc.

this is my dream house/land.

part of jeff's high school reunion was to attend a
CENTRAL BOBCAT football game.
we had a great time and jill loved the mascot.

the reunion consisted of a round of golf, family picnic and dinner/dancing on saturday night.

it was a blast!

here's some of our texas favorite friends.

chelsea (jeff's hs gf and who also caught the bouquet at our wedding) and ryan (her hubby).

this is our hostess ashley (colin's gf)
and host colin (jeff's best "let's get into mischief friend"),
cory (jeff s. wife that is also an ER nurse)
and jeff stewart (a football buddy and local celebrity).

jeff got his hands on a tambourine somehow.

you know you're really having a good time if your
eyes are closed and your singing to the music.

on the way out-of-town we hit up a legendary texas BBQ joint Coopers.

hopefully the next time we go to texas it will be to stay.

12 September 2008


(Gone To Texas: a common posting nailed into the door of plantations in New England by those who left to settle TEXAS)
on wed. we took a two hour flight with two babies under two years old to san antonio. jillians expression pretty much sums up how we all felt.
we were running late out the door, jeff got a ticket on the way for an illegal u-turn, you have to buy the snacks and drinks on the flights now (no more free peanuts), and jeff got in the wrong car at the rental place so they wouldn't let us out of the lot.
we were so happy to see our sweet hotel:
it was right across the street from the alamo.

jill LOVES texas birds. there are more than one at once.

we toured the Alamo

and went on the river walk. we all LOVED the sight of green and BIG trees.

now we're in san angelo gearing up for jeff's stroll down memory lane

jeff's 10 year high school reunion coming right up.

07 September 2008

cabin fever

i've been dying to go to the CABIN and Fossil Creek. we packed up the path and headed up.
the weather was perfect, the pines were tall, and the wild flowers were many. jillian had the time of her life and cam did well too. Fossil Creek was as beautiful as ever to snorkel and now has one less fish (thanks to stan and the spear gun). jeff and i broke in my new bike and ventured to the rim of the mountain. the front porch swing is our fav spot.
can't wait to go back...(may-be i'll remember to take more pics).