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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Another hike in search of Autumn leaves




This was taken on our hike up Bell Canyon (We didn't make it too far, it was steeper than I remembered). It was a perfect fall day on Friday when we went. Then Saturday......snow......outside our window. It didn't stick but it was sure cold!


Miles with Aunt Octavia (aka Norma)

Well, this has been a wonderful month. John studied hard and took his LSAT yesterday. It will be a few weeks before we get his score back. Mom and Miles are really going to miss having dad around. Miles has become pretty attached to his dad. They love to play together and wrestle together, and Miles loves climbing up him. I think we'll all kind of be in shell shock for the next few day while we're getting back to the grind. Mom was especially spoiled to have dad around more to help with Miles.

We have felt so blessed this past month for all the encouragement and support with John's test. Thank you for your love and prayers.

Sunday, September 23, 2007


This is a blast from the past. There are so many videos we wanted to share but we didn't know how.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Miles is starting to take his first steps. He'll take two or three and then fall down but he loves trying, and knows he must be accomplishing something great because he is always awaiting an applause after.

His new thing this week is shaking his head back and forth. We usually play it as a game but this morning we were listening to "The Essential Dvorak, Slavonic Dance No. 1' and he started clapping and shaking his head like he was dancing. Where's the video camera when you need it. When we got it, he stopped (of course).

Also, John wants you to know you can double click on any image and it will make it bigger for your viewing pleasure.

Miles loves noodles with spaghetti sauce. It's his new favorite food.




This is a video of Miles waking up from his nap. He is usually very happy and very playful when he first wakes up. He has been sleeping a lot better at night and taking one good nap during the day. Yee ha, it's about time mom got some decent sleep :)

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Miles in his new "Big Boy" stroller
Miles with great grandma Hurst eating cheerios.
John took this picture of the sunset toward the end of our walk

Tonight we went to Mike and Stacy's house for dinner to celebrate Wes's 19th birthday. Yep, his last one before boarding the plane to Ghana. He has been practicing eating with his right and not his left (which he normally does, being left handed and all) because in Ghana you mostly eat with your hands. Your right hand is for eating and your left hand is for wiping your bum bum. It is considered unclean to eat with your left hand. We don't know if this custom is as important today with improved sanitation, but all the same, he's practicing. AND..... John figured out how to post videos!!!!! yeeee haaaa!! He's so proud of himself (now we'll see how well he does installing Miles new seat in a few minutes, he he). Below are two videos. One of Miles walking behind a push toy, and the other with him playing on the table with Mike and Stacy. I can't believe how fast he is growing up :(

Also this week, John's grandma, Mimi, passed away at the age of 93 and a half. The viewing and funeral were perfect and beautiful, just like Mimi. She was such a remarkable lady and in the coming week we are going to get some pictures together and post them on our website as a tribute to her.

We hope everyone had a wonderful week.........stay tuned for the videos..........................







Monday, September 10, 2007


Today, Miles went to the zoo for the first time. We went about 5:00 pm and it was the perfect time.... no crowds, perfect weather outside, the animals were out..... we had a blast. Miles loved the giraffes and the monkeys the best (or at least those animals kept his attention the longest). Mom thought the white alligator was cool and dad liked the orange monkeys. Mom forgot the camera so dad improvised and drew a picture. Next time we go, we'll remember the camera. But I think dad did a great job illustrating our day at the zoo.

Friday, September 7, 2007

The new LION KING.......Miles
A sneak peak for HALLOWEEN.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

The pretty ladies riding the Rhino way to fast around Mikes neighborhood. 60mph. seems to be alittle fast too me (says Dad).
Our families last outing on the Rhino befor we sold it.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Dawnell and I have been friends since kindergarten. We were practically inseparable. These are her two boys Brock and Beau. It was so good to visit with them.
Yep we did it!!!

And Miles and Dad loved it!!
Mom "not so much"!!!




Wendy tried to make it up the tree but she was to short

Dad and Miles made it!!!! Miles loved the swings.