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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Where does the time go?

It was just yesterday that the little one was 19.25", 8lbs, and basically a sleep machine. Now he is a movin' 20 lb machine. I look back at the pictures of him from the beginning and find my self thinking "WOW... he was so small" some of the time and other times thinking "OMG... he s so huge! when did that happen?"

It is really amazing how much he has changed in these last few months. Happy 9 months to us! Now we are just waiting for daddy to come home from his worldly travlels so we can all hug, play, and have fun. :)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Agile Thunder

So I am now in the UK for the first day. The flight was nice since I flew in first class.

This first night sucks, though, as there is no internet in the hotel room and so I am downstairs in the nasty lobby of this gloomy brit hotel posting these notes and images.

I have gotten to see one cool thing, which was Stonehenge. And that was about it. That will also probably be about it for the rest of the trip since I will be stuck in a hole of a place. I posted more pictures on MySpace.

More another day.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

3, 2, 1 -- Lift off!

In case you are wondering what I have been doing at work lately... here is a clue:

At 8:22pm the first of these satellites lifted off out at the Cape. I am on the team dealing with our part for the next 3 of them. We build the little antenna's hanging off of the side of the satellite. Neat!

Here is some basic background info on the program:

And here is a thread that tells all about the launch:

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Proof of Life

OK, so Brennan *is* still alive people! If you know him, then you know that the best way to capture his existence is to say 'SSDD' and that's all I have to say about that. I am glad I got to hang out with him for a good while. We went to lunch to a very good Greek restaurant where the lamb was delicious.

Seattle has been cloudy and rainy most of the time, but the temperature has been a nice change from the brutal Florida heat.

More later.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

LSUcks, but Ethan is still cute

I don't want to think about the LSU loss too much since it just makes me angry. So in that respect, I am trying to block our pathetic game where we snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory.

Here is an alternate memory for that night. Fred and Susan came over and Ethan really enjoyed it. I am really taking the fear out of Ethan and making him into a daredevil... which I will eventually regret, I'm sure.

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Being Gators, of course we dress little Ethan in proud colors every weekend. More times than not, he is sporting this cute one (Thanks Lisa and Kevin!)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Playing at Lisa's

When I am at work, Ethan is off playing with his buddy's at Lisa's house. Right on schedule, Ethan is starting to develop separation anxiety and is sad when we drop him off and gets sad in the afternoon waiting for us to come get him. I hope this does not last too long, because it makes me miss him a lot! anyway, check out these pictures Lisa took one day while they were playing...

here he is being a ham :)
more fun
Looking for mommy out the window...
hanging with his buddy :)
Lisa, Bella, and Ethan -- he is starting to look angry :)
looking like a little devil .. yikes!