Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Keaton’s First Christmas

We drove 650 miles to Oklahoma on December 20th. Yes, straight through with an 8 month old baby and only 2 stops for meals! Keaton did great. As long as mom has a fresh supply of toys and baby goldfish on hand, he did not let out a fuss!

Some of the highlights of our time in Oklahoma:
• Cooking good food
• Eating good food
• Plenty of card playing!
• Catch Phrase – men against women (we won’t discuss who won…cheaters)
• Bowling a 185…new personal record!
• Watching Keaton’s reaction to his first “Santa” gift
• Matching PJs – how fun!
• Going to the movies twice – both movies I’m proud to have spent money on:
7 Pounds and Four Christmases!

Keaton did great on the way home as well, and we made record time – 9 hours, 45 minutes!

The Blog Bandwagon

We are finally jumping on! I admit, it took me awhile to get up the nerve. I’m excited to be able to stay in better touch and share a snapshot of our lives with our friends and family. However, I feel my hesitations thus far were legitimate! Let me explain… digital photography has changed my life in many positive ways, but one thing that I hate about it is that I feel like our life is now defined by the number of “kodak moments” we can capture! Somehow, when we broke out of the limitations of the film roll, our life experiences no longer have the same genuinely fun and spontaneous feel that they used to, because there is always someone around asking you to stop and “smile for the camera.” I’m the worst of these someone’s - I admit it! I fear the whole “blogging” thing has the potential to take same tune in my life… I can totally see myself doing things that I would not normally be doing just so I can blog about it. That said, my vow to myself is that this will be an honest, real depiction of our life as it is, not how I want it to be or how I want others to think it is! Boring or not, this is us!