Sunday, June 14, 2009

"It's not a tumor!" --Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger

Kiana is now about 4 weeks away from giving birth. So we decided to take some pictures of the belly and post them for friends, family, and the random sicko to look at.

The baby appears to be doing well and is kicking a lot.

Earlier this week finalized a contract on a house. We've been looking for the past 5 months and have looked at approximately 135 houses. We finally found one that we like and felt at home in (and wasn't subject to bank approval). We expect to close on it around July 9th (the baby is due July 22nd).

Monday, May 11, 2009


We dressed Spencer up in his Easter outfit the other day and decided to take some pictures. He first gave his Smug smile:

Patrick then bet him $20 that he couldn't make his dimples any bigger...

Needless to say Patrick had to pay up.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Something Serious.

Have you noticed that it seems like everybody has a blog? And have you ever asked yourself : Do all these people really have something interesting to say?
I'd like to take a minute to talk about something that is affecting millions of people accross the globe. It's an ailment that affects most people who start a blog for the sole purpose of telling people which is the best Harry Potter book. After a while they realize one of two things: 1. They're not as funny as they think they are; and 2. If Stephanie Meyer is ever going to ask them to help write a book they had better make their blog more entertaining. This realization leads people to try things for the sole purpose of having something to put on their blog.
This condition is something that is called "Bloggers Itch". Next time you go fishing or sledding, run a marathon or watch a bike race. I want you to ask yourself "How many of these people are doing this just so they have something to write on their blog?" Now blogs, in and of themselves, are great; it is a great way to keep in touch with people around the world. We love looking at other people's blogs to see what their up to; but there's nothing worse than looking up a friend and finding the headline "I joined a bowling team!".
But if you have ever thought about eating cow stomach, taking a picture and putting it on your blog then it may be time to hang it up.
In conclusion, I would like to thank the group of people that, after I had sat in line for 25 minutes at Aaron Taylor's wedding, thought it would be OK to cut in line in front of me (they didn't even have a gift); I think it's totally great that they can live their life and not worry about other people's feelings (Way to be!!).

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

March Madness

The greatest two days of the year are now upon us. That's right, it's the first round of the NCAA tournament. We're excited (Or in tribute to Jimmy B. "We're jacked up"), we have our brackets in, and we're just hoping for some good games. In a related note, studies have shown that the first Thursday and Friday of the tournament are the least productive for employers across America. Which prompted ESPN to perform this enlightening sociological experiment/poll:

Here's to you Mississippi! While the rest of the world watches the games from their cubicles and conference rooms. You boldly state "Nobody can slap a saddle on this wild stallion!". While the world screams, "What about lost production?". You respond "Production's for Suckers!". While the rest of the world spends the first round dodging bosses and progress reports, you tirelessly plow through your third bag of Doritos. Mississippi we salute you, because you make the lower 48 just a little bit lower.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Boy or Girl???

We had an ultrasound today in which we found out the gender of the baby. But first we should say that everything is going well and the baby is healthy. Before we went Kiana wanted to reiterate the fact that she predicted it would be a boy, she said she just had a feeling. Patrick was hoping for a girl because that way he could say, "Ha! you really had no idea.".
It turns out we're having a boy, and apparently one that has a thing for ultrasound machines. He was wiggling a little bit and putting himself in difficult-to-photograph-positions. But other than that he looks good and is right on schedule to join our family in July. We're both really happy about a boy coming and can just see the wheels turning in Spencer's head at all the trouble he can get into with another set of arms.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Life Is Flashing By

These past few weeks have been flying by for a couple of reasons:
1. Spencer has started to walk. The night of Spencer's birthday a month ago he took his first steps. Since that time it has evolved to a pseudo-run, mixed with various claw/attack moves, and something he calls the "run-jump-land-on-my-butt-with-a-messy-diaper-so-that-poop-flys-up-my-back".

2. House shopping. Kiana has been out quite a few times a week with Uncle Ken looking for a new house. She still hasn't found anything yet that she likes that is still in our price range. She has been surprised, though, at the number of houses out there that are both bank owned and look like they came out of a "Larry the Cable Guy" movie. We're still looking and hope to find something before Obama's stimulus works, and house prices shoot up again...that was a joke...I think we all have a pretty good idea what a $13/week tax credit is going to do to house prices (unless of course you live in Detroit).

Then again we could be running out of time because Kiana is pregnant and tiring faster and Patrick is, well...Patrick, and he's not going to do anything extra to help out. We find out the gender on Wednesday, we're pretty excited. Kiana thinks it's a boy, Patrick is not calling his shot, and Spencer is pretty sure that it is either a punching bag or a tackling-dummy.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

What the...?!?

Well I got on the blog this morning and noticed that Kiana had been decorating. So in order to reinforce the fact that the family is made up of 2 men and 1 woman, I've decided to put on the following video. This is the University of Utah's Carlon Brown throwing it down on TCU, I love watching this guy play.