Sunday, September 30, 2007

2 Months Old

Since it has been a while, we thought it would be nice to record some more video of the girls since they are now 2 months old (66 days old), and post it on the web. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Slowly, But Surely

Well, these past two weeks have been interesting.

(September 9th) As you probably know, Rachel and I exchanged vows on September 2nd of last year. One thing we did not look into before we got married, was that we were getting married during the Labor Day holiday weekend. So now that we made the one year mark (and the years to come), we decided to wait one week after our first anniversary to celebrate. We decided to go back to Vegas to see a show for our anniversary.

However, with twins, this would not be an easy task. Luckily, Rachel's sister still lives in Vegas and was more than glad to watch the girls while we went out for a few hours. Without having to worry about bringing 1 1/2 month old children (at the time) to a show, we were able to go see Tournament of Kings at the Excalibur. If you have never seen this show, I recommend it because you really get involved with the show.

Well, after the show, we walked over to New York New York, then over to MGM Grand. After just looking around, we tried to walk to Margaritaville, but it was too far (plus, it was getting late). So we picked up the girls and then headed home.

(September 18th) Right before I was to head to work, Rachel put a blanket on the floor and put both girls on their tummies. Both are growing strong enough to lift their heads up for short amounts of time before they put them back down as if they were asleep. I was coming down from the computer room when we noticed Adelyn roll from tummy onto her back. She has not done this trick again since then.

(September 19-23) Before, during and after Rachel's pregnancy, her gallbladder had been bothering her. So last week, she had surgery (outpatient) to have it removed. We were expecting her to be down the first day, and be hopefully back to normal (at least 80%) the next day. With twins, it took until this Sunday (9/23), 4 days later. As of me writing this, she is still taking her meds as prescribed by the doctor, but she is doing and looking much better than she did a day or two after surgery.

(September 24) Two fortnights ago (that would be 2 X two weeks= one month), I bid and won a used iMac off of eBay (this is my Christmas gift). Well, yesterday it finally arrived while I was sleeping (around 10AM). Since the seller forgot to ship the keyboard and mouse with the computer, I had to run and buy one from Best Buy. I've had little time to sit down and explore what this computer has to offer. One thing that I have heard about, but didn't think came with Mac OS X is the ability to load/view pictures in iPhoto, and to then have those pictures published in an actual hard/soft cover book. I plan to have one done up of the weekend Rachel and I were married (all the photos) and of the 7 days of/after the girls were born.

(September 26) I had the day off, so I thought I would try something with my Macintosh by taking it apart. Well, while I was screwing it back together, something in my back went out and that left me laying on my office floor in pain while Adelyn laid content in her bouncer chair. Talk about one heavy screw. Lift with your legs, not your back. Well, since I pulled something in my back, that meant I could not go to the girls doctor appointment. Both girls now weigh over ten pounds. But luckily, Rachel and I both still have enough pain meds from both our surgeries. So I have been loopy most of today, but we did get some stuff done. It might be a day or two before my back is back to normal.

Well, there you go. Some of the things I have been up to. I never realized that after the girls were born, my blog would be so bare. Well, thank goodness for those questions that I have been posting. You can also follow me on Twitter, for things happening at the moment.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Question of the Week - September 20, 2007

Every week, St. George's local newspaper, The Spectrum, sends to all the homes a weekly mini-newspaper called, "Dixie Weekly News". Each week, they ask random people coming out of Harmon's a question and post some of the responses in this weekly mini-newspaper. Since I have been slacking on posting blog entries like I use to (since the girls have been born), I thought this would help fill the giant gaps of nothingness...

This weeks question: "As we close the book on summer, what was memorable to you about Summer 2007?"

The birth of my twin girls! Oh, and finally getting the super pubic out of me. It was nice to have it (bathroom wise), but it was not fun to have it rub up against something and hurt like hell.


Have a fun, clean and interesting question that you could ask anyone you went up to, send it to me and I'll be glad to post it here and answer it as well.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Question of the Week - September 14, 2007

Every week, St. George's local newspaper, The Spectrum, sends to all the homes a weekly mini-newspaper called, "Dixie Weekly News". Each week, they ask random people coming out of Harmon's a question and post some of the responses in this weekly mini-newspaper. Since I have been slacking on posting blog entries like I use to (since the girls have been born), I thought this would help fill the giant gaps of nothingness...

This weeks question: "Do you go to rodeos, and what do you like about them?"
History/Background of this question.... "The Annual Lions Dixie Roundup Rodeo is coming to St. George -- for the 73rd time!"

The last rodeo I saw was back in 1993 or 1994, with Annie and Jessica. It was interesting, but the only way I would go see another one again is when my girls get a little older (5+), just to show them what my mom's side of the family is into when the Ute Stampede comes around each July. What I like about them? Well, they do have other (side) acts in the rodeo besides the main act of cattle-roppin', bull riding and saddle bronco riding. Oh, and getting to sit there with a cooler with drinks, candy and eating nachos... Now that is the right way to enjoy a good time!


Have a fun, clean and interesting question that you could ask anyone you went up to, send it to me and I'll be glad to post it here and answer it as well.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Baby Billboards

Last week, for those of you following me on Twitter, I said that I was having some custom t-shirts made up for me (two of them for me in my size), one for Rachel and one for each one of the girls, with my business info on them.

I was able to pick the shirts up yesterday (9/11) and once I got home from work, and when Rachel got home with the girls from their grandma's, I took pictures of the girls in their new shirts. It's a good thing I took them off after I took the pictures. Chloe made a mess all over her and the couch.

That is Adelyn on the top, Chloe in the middle, and the image on the bottom is of the shirts.



Friday, September 7, 2007

Question of the Week - September 7, 2007

Every week, St. George's local newspaper, The Spectrum, sends to all the homes a weekly mini-newspaper called, "Dixie Weekly News". Each week, they ask random people coming out of Harmon's a question and post some of the responses in this weekly mini-newspaper. Since I have been slacking on posting blog entries like I use to (since the girls have been born), I thought this would help fill the giant gaps of nothingness...

This weeks question: "With the election coming up, what's on your mind about your community?"

I do not know if other counties in Utah, or the US, are having elections for city councilman or whatever, but apparently in St. George, we are.

But the one thing I wish they would have around here is recycling centers or have multiple drop off bins like they do up in Salt Lake. They do have a giant plant or factory.... something, near the Blvd freeway exit (#8), but I do not want to drive all the way over there just to drop off plastics (plus I do not know if they charge to take in my recyclables). They do have paper recycling bins in a lot of the supermarket parking lots, but no plastic or aluminum or other things that can be recycled. With the population growing like it is, they are going to need something like that here soon, or the landfills will be filling up fast and the beauty of Dixie will be covered by multiple landfills.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

40 Days Old

Today, the girls are 40 days old. So, we thought it would be nice to record some more video of the girls while they were awake, and post it on the web. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

In One Year's Time

Today, Rachel and I are celebrating our one year wedding anniversary. In that one year time, we have found out were expecting, then we found out we were expecting twins. Shortly after, we had to deal with Workers Comp for 6 months. For some reason, during those 6 months after my accident, time flew by so fast that right now I still have to say, "Wow, it's been a year?!"