-Jack Handy

"If you ever catch on fire, try to avoid looking in a mirror, because I bet that will really throw you into a panic."

Saturday, November 29, 2008


"Mommy... Did I do something wrong?"


The deal was, Morgan would make the vegetable and cheese and cracker platters, if Stephanie would do everything else. Well, do not be fooled... these carefully maticulated vegetables took hours and hours to place and perfect about the plate

Stephanie claims she had never cooked a gobble gobble before, but Morgan doesn't believe her, because rookies don't make things taste that good. May we thank the good pilgrims, who stopped fighting with the indians long enough to together have a nice feast and watch all day football; hence, the beginning of a beautiful tradition that continues to this day

Friday, November 28, 2008

Look Out... We're Crawling!

One moment we were blinking and Keira wasn't manuvering at all from Point A to Point B. And then the next time we blinked, all of a sudden the rascal was turning up in places we didn't put her. Morgan wasn't sure if she was hitch-hiking, taking a cab, or what. But then it hit us. CRAWLING!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Keira joined some other kids in a special live halloween segment for Hometown Today. Here she is on the desk with KSN anchor, Stephen Chase.
Morgan's pal, Jeff Walsinger from Fort Madison, Iowa, sent Keira this adorable Iowa Hawkeye cheerleader giddy-up. Stephanie made a pompom to go with it. She was the life of all the parties she attended.

Lexi was a sumo wrestler. Addie, a warrior princess


Stephanie's brother, Jared and the family came to visit us for a few days in October. He's a med student at Ohio State, and is currently doing residency interviews all across the country. It just so happened that his 1st one was in Oklahoma City, so he put the family in the car, and stopped at our place on the way. Barbara, Adalaid, and Lexi stayed with us while Jared drove to Oke City. Jared, Barbara, Addie, Lexi. Better known as Jare Bear, Barb Wire, Subracty and Lexus.

Keira had a jolly time with cousin Lexi

Addie wanted to make some cookies for Uncle Morgan. They actually weren't too bad for a 3-year old (Maybe 4-year old). She didn't even burn herself taking them out of the oven.

Steph and the girls at Carthage's Precious Moments Chapel

Addie told some funny and really clever off-the-cuff stories at Johnny Carinos

DEEP THOUGHTS: By Keira and Aspen

Keira: "What do you think about when you're feeling blue?"
Aspen: "Oh, I don't know. The flowers and the trees, I guess."
Keira: "What about good food. You think about that too?"
Aspen: "You mean like candy, pringles, cheese and crackers, stuffl like that?"
Keira: "Oh, well... I've never really had any of those. I guess I was thinking more along the lines of Gerber prunes, oatmeal, breast milk, stuff like that."
Aspen: "So you're saying you've never really had good food?"
Keira: "Yeah, guess not."
Aspen: (thinking inside her head) Awkward.

It's usally Daddy that does mean stuff like this, but Mommy thought it would be funny to put a box on Keira's head to see if she could manage to get it off. And after a worthy effort that lasted several minutes, the poor kid just threw in the towell with a look suggesting, "I have been defeated."