Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Do you have a mini-me?  Andrew does, his name is Marshall.  Marshall loves to do anything Daddy does and always knows where he is.  Wearing Daddy's hat and shoes has become a regular habit.  (This post was originally about to be about Marshall's clubfoot check-up at Shriner's last week, but I wrote it and came back to add pictures and the post was gone.  The check-up went great and Marshall's doing remarkably well!)

Monday, January 2, 2012

What have we been up too?

Hmmm?  Last post was at the beginning of March you might be wondering what we have been up too if you are not a close friend or family.  Well, I was growing this beauty -
We welcomed Edith Molly Hammonds into our family on December 15th at 8:22 pm.  She was the runt of the litter weighing in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces.  (Eleanor was 8 pounds, 10 ounces; Marshall was 8 pounds, 1 ounce)  She has fit right into the chaos, in fact sleeps through most of it.  Her big brother and sister adore her.  Eleanor loves to hold her and kiss her.  Marshall is always on watch and is the first one to know when she wakes up and stands at her door says, "ki, ki.  ed-e"  (cry, cry. Edith.)  While she's eating he pats her and say, "ni, gent" (nice and gentle).  We are loving getting to know her and how she completes our family.
Over the spring and summer Andrew redid our attic, the kitchen and tiled the floor in the master bathroom.  We also repainted the entire interior and have done a lot of work outside improving the landscape, etc as well as tending to our garden.

We traveled to New Zealand in July/August and have decided to move back in February.
See more New Zealand photos here.

Hopefully, in the new year I am more diligent about updating the blog.  I'm sure there will be lots to talk about on our new adventure.