Tuesday, May 02, 2006

It's been almost 6 months since I wrote an update here. So, there is lots to say. (:

Zach is now 6 months old. For the most part he is a happy baby. He is now eating solid baby foods (vegetables, fruits, etc.). He is also getting his 2 front, bottom teeth, which makes him drool quite a bit.

He's still not crawling or rolling over, so we are working on that.

I'll try to be more timely in my updates.

Friday, November 04, 2005

He's finally here. Zachary Logan was born at 12:36am this morning. Everyone is doing well and I'll get pictures out soon.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Well the time has finally arrived. The doctor wants to induce in the morning, so we will have a new addition to the family sometime tomorrow. Everyone is very excited. It still doesn't feel real yet. I know that it's happening, but it doesn't seem like it's time yet.

I'll know more tomorrow and I'll post here all of the vital stats.

Monday, October 10, 2005

We are down to the last month. We received the furniture for the nursery last week and will be painting tomorrow. I think she has picked out the colors that she wants to use. This is one of those very scary and very exiting moments.

I think that we have decided on Zachary for his name. Of course, who knows if we'll keep that one or not. I've heard of people that had a name all picked out and then changed at the last minute.

I'll keep everyone updated as we count down to the due date.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

You may notice that I have added two new buttons on the side of the blog. The first is a link to download the Firefox web browser. I use Firefox on a daily basis unless I am forced to use Internet Explorer due to a poorly written web page/application. It's very fast and easy to use. I like the ability to customize it by download themes and plugins.

The other button is a link to download Thunderbird. Thunderbird is an email client/RSS news aggregator. If you've been looking for a replacement for Outlook Express or whatever email client you are using, here it is. I mainly use it as my RSS feed reader. I plug in the feed URLs and it automatically downloads the articles so that I don't have to keep visiting the various news sites that I monitor to keep up with what is going on in the tech world.

Click on the links, download and enjoy.

Monday, August 01, 2005

A new month and new updates.

We have returned from our yearly vacation to the Outer Banks, NC. We have been going down there for the past 4 years. This year we stayed in Hatteras again. Everyone seems to like it there. There are just enough things to do if you don't want to just sit on the beach or float in the pool and yet it's not really overcrowded.

Every year that we go down, Melanie's cousins and I go fishing. We get tickets for one of the head boats and go out for a half day. Usually the boat stays in the sound where the water is fairly calm. This year we got tickets for the one that goes out to the ocean. Nobody was catching anything in the sound, so the Captain headed out. As soon as we exited the sound, you could tell the difference. The water was really choppy as we were going out. The boat was really rocking back and forth when we anchored and was making it difficult to fish out there. I think everyone in our group (except me) got a little seasick. Only Kip brought anything home. He caught a pretty good sized triggerfish.

Melanie's cousin Matt, his fiance and I decided to go parasailing this year. Seeing the island from that high up was awesome. They take six people out on a boat at a time. From there you stand on a platform on the back of the boat as the parachute is billowing behind you. The tow rope then starts letting you out and you just float up about 400 feet. It was only 12 minutes, but it was an incredible ride. Hopefully we'll get the chance to do it again next year and Melanie can go. I'll post a picture from this year once I clean it up a little and make it more web page friendly.

If anyone has suggestions for a baby name, feel free to leave a comment. The name is still up in the air at this point. We still have 3 months left though.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Well, another month has passed and I haven't posted much.

My dad had family in from California these past couple of weeks. It was good to actually put faces to the names. (:

Melanie is doing well. Not much to report on the baby front. We've talked briefly about names, but haven't decided on anything.

On a completely different front, people should take a look at what Google is doing. First they came out with Google Maps. There you can get directions and various different maps. The difference is that you can pick either map view or satellite view. Now they have come out with Google Earth, which is an application that will give you satellite views of the whole earth. You just download the free version and plug in an address in the search bar. It starts with a view from space and slowly zooms into the point that you are searching for. Very cool.

I've been working on the genealogy of our family off and on for a while now. Over the past couple of months more and more records are being put online making it easier to search. I just ran across a copy of the 1930 census that has a large part of my dad's family, which means more leads and more work. (:

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