1 dog year = 7 human years… I think.

May 31, 2006

Regardless of the dog to human year conversion, today is Dora's birthday! She is one year old. We will be having cake in her honor!

I wonder when she'll stop chewing everything up…


Back in action!!!

May 31, 2006

The computer's back and so am I! Life is beautiful! I'm excited about being back in the blogosphere! I can't wait to get caught up with reading everyone's blogs! It feels like I've been gone much longer than a week… I'm so lame!

Anyway, I'm really excited about the next few weeks. There's so much going on! You know what that means… plenty of posts! Hopefully you won't get too sick of hearing from me! Here's a list of some of the things that I'm excited about:

1. Summer school starts next Monday. It'll be nice to be back on campus and out of the house!

2. Julie's school year ends next week and she'll be off for the summer. It'll be nice to have her at home with me!

3. Julie is having a baby shower next week.

4. The World Cup! For the first time, every single match will be aired on ESPN. I'm hoping to catch the majority of them.
5. Movies! I'm excited about a lot of the movies this summer… X-men, Superman, Nacho Libre and so much more!

Those are just a few of the things I'm looking forward to. I will be updating frequently!

Also, this past week we got the backyard finished… here's the final product!

Life without the ‘net…

May 26, 2006

Wow… 3 days (and counting) without the internet. I'm at my mom's house right now because my computer wont be ready until next week now. This totally sucks!

I feel so out of the loop. How has the internet been over the past few days? Anything cool happen?

These last few days have been pretty wierd for me. Instead of e-mail I've been CALLING people. Yeah, with a phone… crazy eh? And speaking of phones… remember phone books? I had to pull out the yellow pages a few days ago to find an address. So weird… I felt like I was back in the 90's.

Without the internet I've had a lot of time on my hands. I cleaned the house. I did yardwork. I watched some TV. I even exercised a bit.

So this is what life was like before the world wide web?

I don't like it.

Technical Difficulties

May 23, 2006

Hey everyone! I’m blogging to you right now from the Apple store. I had to bring my computer down here because of a power supply issue and they’ve decided to keep it until Friday! Ugh!

Anyway, I will be computer-less until then… so take care and I’ll be back later this week!


New Name…

May 22, 2006

So “Stuart” has worn out its welcome and I think we’ve moved on to “Noah Jonathan Brown.”



May 18, 2006

There comes a time in a man's life when he can no longer drive the two door hatchback he bought when he started college. Whether he's in need of a larger, safer, more reliable car, or whether his wife wont drive the car because it smells like dirty socks (or both), he must one day upgrade.

That time, my friends, has come.

As of last night, I no longer own a hatchback. Impending parenthood has driven us to seek out a more safe, more reliable, more "doory" transportation option.

We found everything we were looking for in this contraption.

Part car, part van, part truck, part metal box. What more could we ask for?

We now own a Honda Element.

Insanity sets in…

May 16, 2006

Wow. What happened? It seems like just a couple days ago we learned that we were going to have a baby. Now we're only two months away from the due date and I don't feel any more prepared than I did in the first couple months. I'm starting to freak out. Seriously.

I guess I was expecting my life to slow down and let me get ready. That's not happening. If anything, things are getting more complicated. 

We've got a whole list of things that we wanted to do before the baby gets here. Of course, we haven't even done half of them and we're running out of time! Who decided that pregnancies would last only nine months? I need at least a few more years! 

So, just like a college student in the week before finals, I'm going to start cramming like a mad man! I know that I can't be 100% ready for the baby… but if I don't feel more prepared than I do now I'm going to go insane. Really. 

These last two months will be absolutely crazy… if you don't hear from me for a little while, you might want to check the mental hospital! 
I'll try to stay sane on you.