Thursday, March 27, 2008

once yous guys have voted once...

you can vote again without going through all the "no no no" hassle by going to this link and doing a search for "lucas." (or finding him in the top 30 category.) you can vote once a day! what fun!!! ,:)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


(but do!)
hello friends!
although most of you have probably already received an email from me regarding this, i thought i'd post something here anyway (since maybe just maybe people i don't even know check this? if so... that's kind of weird, but if you vote for my kiddo you're cool in my book. (i mean, unless you truly are creepy.)) okay, enough about that. the thing is this: i have entered my lucas in to a cute-baby contest! all you have to do is click on the link and register to vote. i suggest you make a different email address so that the one you use doesn't get flooded with junk mail. (the email address you provide does have to be one you can check, though.) also, don't give your cell phone number (the fine print gives them permission to text you.) once you've registered, it's very easy to vote -- only takes a second. you can find him in the "top 30" category -- there he is, sitting with fy on the couch. the baby with the most votes wins a pretty penny, so please do vote! this is not the picture, by the way, but it's terribly cute right?

*important footnote!: when you try to vote, it will send you to a page full of promotions. all you have to do is close the window (x out of the page entirely) and check your email. your email will have a confirmation that you are you, with a link to follow. click on the link, hit "skip" a few times on promotions, and voila!, you're almost done. all you gotta do is hit "search" and type in lucas and vote for him. the "you must choose a promotion to vote" is a ruse! a ruse!

Monday, March 24, 2008

how i love going home!

this picture has nothing to do with the title... nothing. it's not even current! little man was only a few weeks old there (i think 4 or 5?) but i saw it and thought my goodness how cute and thought i sure as heck better not hide it under a bushel, no. so there it is. and if you click you may or may not find yet another video surprise! (which does not star don lucas! what could it be of then? oh my. the suspense!)

Friday, March 21, 2008

It says it exactly.

In Christ alone my hope is found; He is my light, my strength, my song
This cornerstone, this solid ground, Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all—Here in the love of Christ I stand.
In Christ alone, Who took on flesh,Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness,Scorned by the ones He came to save.
Till on that cross as Jesus died,The wrath of God was satisfied
For ev'ry sin on Him was laid—Here in the death of Christ I live.
There in the ground His body lay,Light of the world by darkness slain;
Then bursting forth in glorious day,Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory, Sin's curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine—Bought with the precious blood of Christ.
No guilt in life, no fear in death—This is the pow'r of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath,Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow'r of hell, no scheme of man,Can ever pluck me from His hand
Til He returns or calls me home—Here in the pow'r of Christ I'll stand.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Everybody loves Lucas!

kiddo had some very exciting visits lately: first grandpa tall, then auntie and uncle... he could hardly believe his luck! (oh my, wait 'til he finds out that auntie megan is coming!)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

hands down you are the best thing

today is matthew`s 27th birthday! (this picture, of course, is old... i think he was a mere 24 there?) and anyway, in honor of matt`s 27th birthday, i will now list 27 things i like (love) about him (in no particular order):
1. he`s jaunty * 2. he`s oh-so-funny * 3. he`s forgiving and kind * 4. he`s such a good daddy to our lucas * 5. he always goes out of his way to make sure fyo has a nice day * 6. he makes a mean hummus * 7. he also makes very good onion rings * 8. truth be told, he makes a pretty good everything (the days of cola-nut chicken are behind us, what a relief.) * 9. he is so friendly (ie. on a first-name basis with the sample lady and the seafood guy) * 10. he`s very hardworking * 11. he treats me like a princess (and a spoiled princess at that) * 12. he is a crazy-good writer... for example, he would have thought of a better adjective than crazy-good. * 13. he writes the best songs * 14. he learns songs on the guitar that he doesn`t even like, just `cause i like them (ie. juanes) * 15. he is ridiculously good at accents (my favorite of course is when he`s eastern-bloc) * 16. he has the best sideburns * 17. he is unabashed * 18. he is earnest * 19. he is always there to help people out * 20. he is never ever ever rude (even when i maybe hen-peck if i am grumpy, he never ever ever responds in kind. not ever.) * 21. he is quick-on-the-draw and effortlessly charming (you know it`s true) * 22. he once saved the life of a frozen frog * 23. he`s adventurous (maybe too much? at least the time he touched a gator in the wild, that probably was.) * 24. he`s very polite * 25. he`s orfully fun to be around * 26. he is one hip cat but he`s not at all pretentious * 27. he is just altogether too wonderful. (he used to get up at 4 am to make me breakfast before going to work when i was pregnant, and he would leave it in a little dome by my bed, and when he would get home from work at 8 or 9 that night, he would make dinner and wash the dishes, just to avoid the chance that i might feel sick.) he melts me. i love you matty. happy birthday! xoxo

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

Happy March!

What are you looking forward to this month?

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

it`s amore

ps. click here there or anywhere for (drumroll....) another video surprise!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

my boys

a lot of people, upon meeting fy, say "oh! he's so cute! i saw him on your blog and thought you had an ugly dog!" so, here is a nice sweet picture of fyo instead of the usual crazed-dog pictures i tend to post. and then here's matt and lucas, my 2 favorites. :-)

Sunday, March 02, 2008

It is not a ruse!

Contrary to popular belief (or at least the belief of Jon), Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot is a real game! Here is proof. And it is fun! (Also contrary to popular belief.)