Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Caricatures and Comments

Aren't those caricatures adorable? I created them at VistaPrint.com and then paid a small fee for the right to download them to use in my own desktop publishing.

I am still waiting for my first comment... however, I think you have to be a member of blogger to leave one.

Monday, May 19, 2008

For Sale By Owner

This is the house that we're trying to buy. Please say a small prayer that it goes smoothly if it is God's will!

The Music of Marie Bellet

I can't say enough about Marie's music or how it has touched my heart, so I'll let it speak for itself. I own three of her four CDs and in my house they are all instant classics and perennial favorites. Her songs are so real that it's as if she peeked into my home and can see into my heart. Please look into it yourself!

Here is a link to a nice article with her about the release of her fourth album:

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Identical? You decide.

I tried to capture them while they were mesmerized by their BabyFaith videos. These are Bible stories presented for toddlers crossed with Baby Einstein. They, Natalie in particular, will charge into the living room babbling, pointing at the projector (seen in the background), and demanding "Blah! Blah buhlaba!!!" That's pretty much what Natalie says for everything, although she can now say "sis-sis" while patting Noelle's head - so adorable!

Anyway, Natalie is on the right in these pictures. Sometimes the difference in head shape is fairly pronounced, but other times it's harder to tell. Natalie's face is a bit thinner than Noelle's.

Click on the pictures for a closer look:

And I just had to add this one with Theresa - I can't get over how much Natalie looks like Clare in this picture!

Finally, if you have a snapfish account, you can browse through my albums.
This link may (or may not) take you to all the albums, but you will have to join snapfish if you don't already have an account:

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Back: Conor, Busha, Scott holding Natalie, Michele holding Noelle, Sarah holding Theresa
Front: Brian, Clare

Friday, May 9, 2008

Our first Prom (as parents)

This is one of those milestones that begins to make me feel old. I still vividly remember going to our own proms. This is what happens when you have kids at both ends of the spectrum.

Sarah picked the poofiest dress imaginable. She said it made her feel like a princess, which, coming from pragmatic Sarah, meant A LOT.

Here's our tall cool drink of water - Scott. He had very definite ideas about what he wanted to wear - white tux, tails, top hat, cane, gloves. His ensemble ended up costing more than hers! Yikes!

Here is a nice shot of Sarah's hair. Normally it's kinda short and shaggy, so she never expected them to be able to put it up like this. It only amplified the 'princess' feeling.

The four of them in front of the limousine - Josh & Sarah, Scott & Grace. We went with a limo because only the girls could drive, and we didn't want the girls to drive wearing ballgowns. None of us has a car that could fit 4 people in formal attire anyway, and this may be the only year we have more than one child attending prom, too.

They all thought the limousine was AMAZING. Theirs was the only limo at prom this year. Having the limo pull up and Scott emerging, from top hat to cane, was a sight to behold.

Scott squiring Grace during the promenade. He also felt like a princess - well, maybe not, but close - he was really taken with his appearance.
Josh escorting Sarah around the promenade.
One very proud and happy dad.
From all accounts, prom was a total blast - the most fun night ever.