Thursday, 28 February 2008


Despite Shannon's repeated concerns, I ventured back to the Houston zoo to face my old demons. (For those of you who don't know I was left here in 5th grade on a school field trip and my dad had to drive from Beaumont to pick me up) Sara, Isa, Diego and Gigi all met up with us too.

Present from Bebe and Pop

Here's Audrey showing off her birthday present from Bebe and Pop. Molly came over to show Audrey how to play it.

Thursday, 14 February 2008


As I sit here at breakfast with my kids, I got kind of overwhelmed with what a blessing they are. Going to work daily and getting in a routine, I sometimes forget how special they both are. We were listening to David Crowder (who by the way was the secular music magazine Blender's Reason not to Hate Christian Music) this morning and something kind of struck me. These kids are such an extension of grace. There is nothing Shannon and I could ever do to deserve such a rich blessing. Another reminder of how awesome God is to extend grace to us as in we deserve death we all have the opportunity for abundant everlasting life. Just one of those different angles you pick up as a parent.

These are pics from Audrey's 3rd birthday party. By far the quickest three years of my life. I could go on all day about all the special things about her. Since it's Valentine's Day, I'll just say I couldn't have ever predicted how one tiny little girl could have a grown man completely wrapped around her finger.

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Clark's accomplishments

Just a quick note to brag about all of the things Clark has started doing in the last couple of months. He doesn't seem to get much face time on here, poor guy!

-says "bye-bye" and waves
-picks up the remote and points it at the TV expectantly
-claps when we say "yay!"
-gives kisses
-cruising like crazy and occasionally stands
-has four top teeth (inciting Josh and Audrey to affectionately nickname him "GapTooth"
-dances (well it's his version of dancing, mainly just bobbing and bouncing to the music).

I'll upload a video later of him playing with his favorite Christmas toy.

Also we want to say a big "congratulations" and "we love you" to Grandma Audrey and Grandpa Morrison (Josh's grandparents) who celebrate 65 years of marriage today. 65!! Isn't that amazing? I read somewhere that less than .5% of the population will ever celebrate a 65th anniversary.

I have only known them for six years or so but I can't ever remember a single unkind word spoken by either of them. They are best friends-lovers-ubergrandparents and nothing makes them happier than their family. We're headed to Beaumont next weekend for a belated celebration with the clan.

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Tire Swing

One of Audrey's birthday presents was a new tire swing that my dad helped me with. Every time we go to a park, that's what Audrey runs to. After swinging for about thirty minutes she said, "Look I'm flying like an angel."