Monday, March 20, 2006


Is there anything quite as precious as a newborn smile? That toothless grin spreads across their face and they look at you with that, "It's great to be alive" look in their eyes.

Then you realize, it was just gas.

It made me think about how many times I assume I know someone's motives for their actions. I need to take the time to understand them before I presume to know why they do what they do.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

no pottery barn

Alright, my big, ugly, worn out, blue chair has made it into the house.

If you want to know the story behind the chair you can ask me sometime, but this chair has been with me to 5 states (Arkansas, Texas, Kentucky, Illinois, Minnesota) In Illinois it sat in our unfinished basement and until recently it sat in our garage.

So why move this piece of junk into the house? Because this is the best baby rocking chair ever. It is big and has big arms, so their is plenty of room for me and baby. But the best thing is it rocks. I know lots of chairs rock, but this one (unlike official lazy boys) rocks when the leg rest is out.

I can't count the number of times I sat in the chair rocking Cooper during the 3am feeding and watching SportsCenter.

I am afraid, however, after I'm done rocking #2, the chair will be going to the garbage man.

Monday, March 06, 2006

meals on wheels

I want to stress that I am not trying to solicit meals online. I am posting this because several very nice people from our church approached me about meals. I have been on the cooking end before, but usually someone calls me up and says can you make a meal for so and so. And then I do. I have never been on this end before.

Anyway, for those who were asking, I have asked Nikki Good from our small group to coordinate.

Once again, please don't feel like this is a call for you to make us a meal because you happened to read this post. I just wanted to put out the info for those people who were asking me about it.

Besides being tired, everything is going very well and we will have family in town until next week.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Lincoln is home

It has been a kind of crazy weekend. I was back and forth between the middle school and the hospital on Saturday. We came home on Saturday about 2:30 after KidStuf practice. The whole experience at the hospital was great. Everyone was wonderful and it was very nice to have such caring support. By Saturday though, we were ready to come home.

Sunday I got up early to go to church and get ready for KidStuf. Cooper has been sick, so everyone else stayed home. After the service I went to the airport to pick up Val's sister. So we have a full house now and it is great. It is a lot of fun to have family here at a time like this.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the hospital to say hi. We enjoyed having you all come by.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Lincoln Mack Welch

Lincoln Mack Welch arrived today, March 1, 2006. More to follow, but for now the stats.

Born 7:40am

weight: 9lbs. 7ozs.

length: 19.5 "

chest: 14.5"

head: 14.5"