Monday, June 30, 2008

Swimming and Katy-Bug Fun!

Jason (my brother), Laura, and little Katy came over yesterday to swim. We all had a great time. Dan is getting more and more use to the water and Katy had a blast in her tube.

Jason and I are really enjoying having our little ones together. As they get older it will be so nice that they are so close in age!

Dan, Laura and Katy were so cute together!

Earlier in the week we went to visit my Grandma and Grandpa. Dan had a great time playing on the bed next to his great grandpa!

Friday, June 27, 2008

We're in Tulsa!

Dan is having a blast in Tulsa! He is sitting up like a pro now and he is getting more and more curious about everything around him. Lately his favorite thing to do is sit in front of a basket full of toys (and random household items) and pull them out one by cute!

Dan is also eating more solid food these days. He loves Grandmommy's highchair and feels like such a big boy in it.

Last Saturday we went to Savoy Restaurant for cinnamon rolls with Grandmommy and Grandpa. Dan had so much fun and talked with lots of people in the restaurant.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Scotland Update

I realized after posting our last blogs that some people reading them may not know why we are headed to Scotland. is a brief update on all that we will be doing:

Joe will be part of a one year masters progrom in theology at St. Andrews University in Scotland. His specific degree will be in Theological Interpretation of Scripture. Going to St. Andrews has always been a dream and we are thrilled that the Lord has paved the way for us to go! Joe's first semester does not start until the end of Septemeber, so we will not be leaving until mid September. We will, however, be leaving Waco this Friday for a summer of MANY travels. We were very happy to find someone to rent our home in Waco for a year, so we decided to spend this summer with family. In addition, Joe will be spending a month in Columbus, Ohio completing a program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities in which he will study literature from Chaucer to Milton. Dan and I will join him for half of his time there. In a nutshell here is our summer: first to Tulsa, then Ohio, then Louisiana, then back to Texas to fly to Scotland. It's going to be quite crazy and lots of fun!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Camera Boy

Where's Dan???

Dan is now 7 months old and cute as ever. In the past two weeks he has changed so much! He started rolling around and scooting, he is saying "dadadadadada" and he has his first tooth coming in. We're having so much fun with him! He is a very curious little guy and this video shows a glimpse of his personality.

Scotland here we come!

Well, our family is about to have a very adventurous summer, followed by a big move to Scotland for a year. The past week and a half have been busily spent packing, packing, and more packing. We are almost done and looking forward to spending time with family this summer. As you can tell by Dan's big grin, he can't wait!

Dan discovered the beauty of wide open spaces as we cleared out our house for the move. This has been his play spot while we pack and he's thoroughly enjoying it! He has learned to roll and scoot to get where he wants to go, so we can't leave him long or he'll be off his blanket and headed for all kinds of dangerous fun!

Have I mentioned that Dan loves his feet?? Here is a shot of his flexibility at its best.

Play time with Mommy.

Our good friends Ashley, Taylor and their little girl Abigael came over for one last visit. It was great to see them and give their precious new addition a big hug.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Visitors and Trips!

My Uncle Cecil came to Waco! He came to our house for dinner and we loved having him. It was great to catch up and hear all of the news from Florida.

Joe's cousin Margie also came for a visit. We had a great time and Dan loved spending time with her.
To top off our week, Margot came for a visit. Dan couldn't get enough hugs and squeezes.

Dan's still enjoying his jumper. We caught him in this one mid happy bounce!

Dan's first swim...he wasn't too sure about it and pretty unimpressed with the cold water.

He finally got use to the idea and cheered up a little for Dad.

We went to Dallas for a baby shower for my cousin, Laura. Dan had a great time playing with Wanda (pictured on right), my mom (pictured on left) and many other family members that weekend.