Friday, August 21, 2009

Baker's Monsoon Mix... is soooooo good!

I'm thinking that maybe half of you have experienced a desert monsoon. If you haven't, they typically start popping-up around the end of the summer. This is the time of the year when you feel you just won't live through another 110 degree day. I guess maybe that's why ol' mother nature put their scheduled visits on our calendar. Anyway, these monsoons are visually striking, have a unique (and wonderful) scent, and replenish the environment both figuratively and literally. I don't miss the heat, but I miss them.

My jr. high buddy, Jason Baker, put together a wonderful mix that I envision is a perfect accompaniment to a late summer storm... even a heavy thunder storm for us folks here in the south. Go to his site for a free download. You can also stream it as you sit on the computer. Get it now while it's still up! Here: Jason Baker: Summer Monsoon Mix.

Well done, friend.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What a Beautiful Thing Love is

Corrina and I are beyond heartbroken to say that beautiful Evelyn Grace Doyle passed away this last weekend. Many of you (our friends and family) have followed the Doyle's arduous journey through the most unreasonable of situations: infantile Leukemia.

Over these last few days, the only way my heart has felt the slightest bit of comfort is when I am able to reflect on the love that came from Eve's time here. There is absolutely no doubt that Brian and Bobbie gave every bit of their heart and energy to their little girl. Everything they had in them was given to her. Eve's fighting spirit and strength came from them, and it is unmatched. As new parents they were asked to handle a situation that most, including myself, cannot comprehend, and they answered the call. Eve benefited so much from them, and she knew it... from their touch, their kisses, their voice, their tears, and their constant presence. I know she is eternally grateful. I know she returns every bit of love they gave her. We love you, too.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

no such person living at this address

This was the most random email I've received in a while. Obviously it was not meant for me, but maybe it's a sign to go into acting:


Congratulations! Your performance was a tour de force.

We so much enjoyed "Little Moscow", at many levels. The script was engaging, your acting made me forget I was watching an actor, but rather just brought me into the story, and then it was such a pleasure to see you excel.

Mazel tov!

Chris and Tom

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Bapi 2nd Dirday!!!

just a couple pictures from her actually birthday party, with her playgroup friends...

Our little girl is turning 2 in a couple days.
The invitations were created and sent out and the party yesterday was so much fun. Cadence loves music, but very much dislikes the birthday song, so we all sang the lollipop song and she loved it. Of course there were lollipops in the cake as decoration so she loved that too. She will have another party in a couple days for her actual birthday but this one was a great start.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

2 weeks ago was Tom's birthday!

Dad is Number 1!
Really she was saying "Go Pelicans". We were in Myrtle Beach and decided to go to see the Myrtle Beach Pelicans for the evening. Cadence likes baseball games, but not mascots! She had a great time along with everyone else.

Tom, Coco, GG, Grandma, Grandpa, Ryan, Mike, Tia and Meredith! That's everyone.

and a Cadence inspired "CHEEEEESE"