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Love and Happiness

Grandparents are in town September 27, 2009

Filed under: Family — 2593lrd @ 7:41 am

The kids grandparents are in town and staying with us.  We are excited and glad they are here.  Our cats are still getting use to Buff and Dad.  Bear is having problems because his spot on the couch is being taken up by family.


The Great Atlanta Flood September 25, 2009

Filed under: Home — 2593lrd @ 10:56 pm

This is a picture of the Krog tunnel in Cabbagetown.  Kudos to Caroline E Smith for a great photo.


Belly pic at almost 35 weeks September 23, 2009

Filed under: Family — 2593lrd @ 9:59 pm

Heres the belly at almost 35 weeks.  Im very swollen in the legs, feet and hands.  Also the heartburn is waking me out of a deep sleep.  Thank goodness only a few more weeks to go.  It helps that Dad and Buff will be here in three days.  Im trying not to rush anything.  Just walking is getting harder each day and usual tasks are wearing me out.  All I ever want to eat is ice cream which is not good.  Thank goodness for massage and chiropractic.  They are coming soon, and everything will change forever.


Twins at 34 Weeks September 19, 2009

Filed under: Family — 2593lrd @ 10:30 am

On Friday September 18th, we had another ultrasound.  The twins are at 34 weeks.  Sofy weighs about 5 lbs 10 ozs and Dirk is at 5 lbs 7 ozs.  They are moving around a lot.  A doctor friend has said that his experience with delivering twins, they usually come in the 34 to 36 week window.  We’ll see, the grandparents come in next Monday so we hope they can wait until then.  We are so excited to see them.


Jedi Kittens September 15, 2009

Filed under: Home — 2593lrd @ 9:42 pm

Hilary found this picture from Cute Overload.


‘Multiracial’ identity gains acceptance September 7, 2009

Filed under: Family — 2593lrd @ 6:09 pm

From the Christian Science Monitor:

Actress, comedienne, and producer Kim Wayans first decided to write stories about a fourth-grader called Amy Hodgepodge to provide her 38 multiracial nieces and nephews with a character they could relate to. Amy Hodgepodge is part Japanese, African-American, Korean, and Caucasian – but not too mixed up about it.

“If your mom is white and dad is black, you should be able to embrace that and not have it be a problem,” says Ms. Wayans, who is African-American. None of her nieces or nephews are confused about their identity, she adds, but rather the confusion lies in a society that won’t let them use the word “multiracial” to describe themselves.

“The point is Amy Hodgepodge is the new American. We are all mixed and getting more so.”

Read more at this link.


Gasthof’s Meterbratwurst Certificate

Filed under: Travels — 2593lrd @ 12:13 pm