Sunday, July 29, 2007

Coco @ 38 Weeks

The August 06 due date is coming pretty quick.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

More about Nana (the best ever)

Thomas and I were lucky enough to have hosted a dual birthday party for our 2 awesome grandmas in June when a lot of of family was in town for a baby shower. Nana turned 78 on June 27 and Grandma Pat got another year wiser on June 26th.

The next day my mom hosted a baby shower for our little soccer player! Nana, wearing pink for a girl, made us a Raggedy Ann doll that will be treasured forever, as well as a check and a sweet card...always saying "get something nice". Here are some pics with all her daughters and granddaughters...

Nana will always be missed, but always with a smile! She never stressed about anything, always appreciated the little things, always had quarters for parking at the beach, and never used an alarm clock. Recently I think about her often as a near the end of my pregnancy. Having been pregnant 8 times, she wisely advised me that I should take off my rings early, so they wouldn't have to be cut off! Thanks for that lesson and many others!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


July has been a bit slow as far as the blogging goes, so I wanted to get a little update on here. Corrina is doing about as well as you could expect for the late stage of pregnancy. She's a trooper for sure. I just took a few pics, so I'll upload them in the next couple of days. We're full term, so it's go time. When Baby Page decides to visit, it's on!

I turned 30 on the 21st. Nice, low-key celebrations. Corrina and I went out for dinner on Friday, and just hung-out together. We were joking about how we'd probably have to line-up a sitter to do this a month from now. My family (grandma, mom, and the twins) came in on Saturday and stayed through Sunday. We went bowling then headed for a nice Italian dinner with both sets of parents and siblings. I got a weedwacker, dremmel, a sigg waterbottle, a transformer (from the twins), and a subscription to Dwell. Not bad.

I'm kind of working backwards, but anyways. The week before my birthday was a bit of a whirlwind. Unfortunately and unexpectedly, Corrina's grandmother "Nana" passed away. It was peaceful, but came as a shock. As were all the grandkids, Corrina was quite close to her. As a kid Corrina spent her summers with Nana at the beach here in NC. Since then, we'd frequently make trips down to Wilmington to visit Nana and her daughter Nancy. She had such a positive spirit. Honestly, Nana never had a bad thing to say. She was the type of grandma that sent you a little note in the mail because she was thinking about how nice the curtains looked in your living room. She never missed a birthday. You could always count on a card in the mail. On the way down to the services, I was thinking that Nana would have sent me a card for my upcoming birthday. It made me sad to think that I would no longer receive cards or letters containing a personal and sincere note. Surely enough, when I walked in the door, one of her daughters handed me a sealed and stamped envelope containing a birthday card and a check for $25. Thanks Nana.

We'll miss you lots.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Look What Happened to Soundwave

For the OG Transformer Heads:

One criticism of the new Transformers flick is the reportedly massive amount of product placement. I have to agree with writer/filmmaker David Lynch in this marketing strategy used in film:

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy Birthday America!

We hope everyone is having a great holiday. We miss you Hermosa!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Clean Slate

Stanley finally got a bath today, and in case you couldn't tell, he's smiling.