Tuesday, July 28, 2009


It's true! Mary will once again be working at Starbucks! Since being sold last year, the administration of the Doorway Singers has not improved, and we feel that Mary's affiliation with them is coming to an end. Couple that, with us wanting to get Melanie into a 2 or 3 day pre-school, today's economic environment, and Mary's love of coffee, and that's why she's starting back. She's actually very excited, and I'm looking forward to a nice iced white mocha every now and then. :-)

For Melanie's pre-school, we're looking at the Child Development Lab at TCC. It's right by our house, and I work on campus, so dropping-off & picking-up should be super-easy. We'll probably just do 2 days a week to start.

Also regarding Melanie, she got a "real" haircut. Here's a couple pics from the day she got the cut, and a couple from this morning.

Anyway, that's what's going on with us right now.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Melanie's 3rd Birthday!

We had Melanie's 3rd birthday party a couple of days ago, on her actual birth day, July 8th. The theme was a "princess tea party." We really appreciate everyone who took time out of their schedules to celebrate with us. Also, thanks to those of you who donned their royal robes for the event. :-)

After going to bed around 10:30pm that night, Melanie decided she would wake me up extra early to open all her new toys so that she could play with them. The pictures looked pretty blurry when I took them, but seem to have turned out okay. (I guess my contacts were still dry from sleeping in them.)

...with her new Tinker Bell.

...with her new baby doll and "cart."

...with her new mermaid bath toy.