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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Christening Day

Today was a very special day... one full of history for our family. It started nearly 26 years ago when I was Christened. My great grandfather Christened me in a gown made by a friend of the family, Miss Alice, and wore his brand new black ministers gown for the first time at that ceremony. 19 years later... On May 29, 1999 at Faith Lutheran Church he married Erich in I in the same black gown. Now today, he Christened Tommy and Ethan wearing the same ministers gown he wore when I was Christened and Ethan wore the same gown I wore -- the dress Miss Alice made me. Granddaddy is not as spry as he was 26 years ago, but he is still going strong and it was very special to have him perform the ceremony using the same text for us today.

Tommy and Ethan were both Christened and they made 5 generations of Tuckers in the room.... Granddaddy, Grandpa Ray, Dad, Me and Stef, and finally Ethan and Baby Tommy. What a sight!

Danny and Emily stood with us as his godparents. It was a pretty long drive for them for such a quick ceremony, but we really appreciate it and am honored they agreed to be Ethan's godparents.

Full pictures are on our website.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

All you need is love!

Valentines! The day to celebrate you love for another... at least that is what Hallmark wants you to think. I think it is a huge marketing ploy to get more money and make us fat (chocolates...). I think it is more important to let the ones you care about know it daily and to make sure they know you love them.... That being said we did partake in the commercialism that is Valentines day.

Ethan and I went to the mall and had our picture taken at a place that was not so good... hind sight of course... but we did get some decent pictures I guess... What do you think?

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Ohhh Awww!!!!!!!!

So we went to an LLL meeting this evening to meet April, my co-workers wife. Ethan and I had a nice time visiting with the other moms and getting out for the evening. Plus look at the cute outfit he wore to the meeting.

Shelley C from work gave it to me! Lets hear it.... ohhhh.... awww...

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Hola Ethan!

Erich's mom, dad and older brother came to visit today! We enjoyed some Chinese take out and sat around talking, looking at pictures, playing the Wii, and -- of course -- oogling Ethan!

For those who don't know, I speak English to Ethan and Erich speaks Spanish only to him. The hope is we will have a wonderfully bilingual boy! I guess technically he will be trilingual because I intend to teach him sign language as well... but that won't be for a while yet so bilingual for now.

Friday, February 2, 2007

What a life...

Today we went out to the doctor's to get weighed. I have mastitis so boy did all that traveling wear us out! I am on round one of antibiotics now trying to knock out the infection. Fevers, chills, and general pain is no fun!

Erich caught Ethan and I napping on the couch after the long day. Oh... the most important data from the day -- Ethan weighs 8lbs 12 oz!!!!! Such a big growing boy! Nurse on...