Saturday, December 29, 2007

Mosquito Old

It's official, I can't hear the mosquito ringtone any longer! With that, I'll share that I'm now 31 years old... and I mean old!

After a really loud ring from a friend's cellphone I remembered about a new mosquito ringtone that supposedly only kids could hear. I tried it out a year ago and I remember being able to hear it.

I downloaded the ringtone from the internet and played it, but to my surprise I could not hear it! Was it a defective mp3? Nope, my young friends proved to me that they could hear it loud and clear and they didn't have to have their heads right up to the computer like I was :)

The New York Times did an article about this ringtone last year.

I told one of my young friends, "If you want to make someone feel old, play that ringtone for them."

myhealthIQ Ribbon Dance

I put good use of the myhealthIQ apron today. Abby and I did some ribbon dancing and Andrea took a short video on our camera. Its funny, slightly embarrassing, and a little scary.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Manor Christmas

This year my parents came to Nashville for Christmas. We were glad that Abby could experience Christmas day in our house.

The night before Christmas we also had my Uncle John and Aunt Susan over for dinner. Before the night was over we took turns reading the birth of Jesus from the Bible.

Carole and Moni (Pawi was home sick) came over Christmas morning to enjoy Abby opening her presents. They got her a Goldfish Dorothy, that she thoroughly loves!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

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With all of the things that go along with pregnancy, we won't be sending out snail-mail Christmas Cards this year, so I have made an e-Card instead. I hope you all understand.

Please continue to pray for us during Andrea's first trimester of pregnancy.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Special Dress from Pops

With the news of baby #2 public, Pops gave Abby a special dress to show that she hasn't been forgotten and is loved!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Big Sister Abby

Well, Abby is going to be a big sister! That's right, we are going to have another child... Andrea is pregnant!

Today was our first appointment at the OB/GYN and baby #2 (name and gender unknown) is 8 weeks today.

The projected due date is July 22, 2008. Whew, I hope its not too hot around then :)

Please keep us all in your prayers as the pregnancy progresses.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Walk Through Bethlehem

Tonight we all went to the Walk Through Bethlehem at the Woodmont Christian Church in Green Hills.

Over 400 church members took part in recreating the Nativity of Jesus. We were transported back in time to the day of Christ's birth to experience the sights, smells, and environment that surrounded the Nativity.

The Walk Through Bethlehem was much more elaborate than I had imagined. I was pleasantly surprise to see the amount of work and detail that was put into the experience.

They had a lot of ways to engage both young and old alike. We had a great time tasting the foods, watching craftsmen weaving, making pottery, pressing olives into oil, stomping grapes into wine, etc...

For more pictures go to my Walk Through Bethlehem Picasa Web Album.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Toy Train Show

John Hall (Andrea's Dad), invited Pawi (Andera's Grandfather), Abby, and I to the 14th Annual Christmas Toy Train Show.

The event was held in the Agricultural Building at the TN State Fairgrounds. There were various operating train layouts setup across the building.

My favorite train layout was an n-scale display that took the operator, his dad, and his brother 1 ½ years to assemble! Now, that is dedication!

If you love model trains, then you would have been drooling :)

Thank you John for inviting us. We had a great time!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Ring the Bells

Abby and I went to the Ring the Bells Christmas Concert at Fellowship Bible Church this evening.

There were performances by Carl Cartee, Ronnie Freeman, Jason Ingram and Christy Nockels plus Tofer Brown, Evelyn Brush, Heidi French, Cheri Keaggy, Laura Licata, Geoff Moore, Cindy Morgan, Erin O’Donnell, Amy Stroup and Three Strand.

My favorite songs were Ring the Bells, Emmanuel, and O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.

I think Abby's favorite song was Angel's Lullaby sung by Christy Nockels. During the song a ballerina danced in the foreground. It was quite beautiful. Christy Nockels is one of Abby's favorite Christian artists. She asks for her CDs frequently in the car.

All the proceeds from the concert and CD sales will go to the African mission partnerships of Fellowship Bible Church.

Fellowship Bible Church composed a video that describes the inspiration behind the Christmas project. You can also listen to songs and buy the CD.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

December Bible Class

Andrea and Abby got together with three friends for "Bible Class" in December to learn about the birth of Jesus.

They intended to meet four times during the month, but Andrea wasn't feeling as well as she expected, so they ended up meeting twice.

Still, Abby learned a lot from this time. She could tell us all the names of the people in the story and later she built a "stable" with her blocks. She included all the animals, baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph and even a star in her construction (all of blocks).

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


Abby has started a weekly Gymnastics class at the Green Hills YMCA near my work.

I went to visit her on her first day of class. She had a great time jumping, rolling, climbing, swinging, etc... all over the gym!

For more pictures go to my Gymnastics Picasa Web Album.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Portrait Party

We were invited to a Portrait Party at our friend's house, the Drivers.

For $20 we had 20 minutes of Sally Kent's photography time in a home atmosphere surrounded by other friends. This setup was optimal for Abby to open up to Sally and the environment.

We were please to get some good shots from the experience. As a bonus, we get access to all of the pictures can use or develop them as we please.

For more pictures go to my Portrait Party Picasa Web Album.