Friday, May 30, 2008

Waylon's new "do"

Over the last couple of months Waylon's hair has begun to take on a life of it's own. He had sort of a Donald Trump comb-over in the front and a mullet in the back. Now, living in Tennessee we could get away with the mullet (just kidding, Aaron!), but I just couldn't do that to my child any longer. Waylon is fiercely protective of his mane, so cutting it posed a true problem for us. Well, last week Cole ran into the kitchen yelling for scissors...the opportunity had presented was time. Long story short...things didn't go as planned. Only one snip was made and out of it came Waylon with a rat tail! I know the 80's are doing their best to make a comeback, but again, I couldn't do it to my child. So, we broke out the clippers, used the art of distraction as best we could and now Waylon looks like a child that just finished chemotherapy! It has taken us a little while to adjust, but we actually do like it. It makes him look so much more grown up. I think I've been in denial that he won't be a baby forever. Good thing we have another one on the way (due in January). Just thought I'd slip that in to see if anyone actually reads the blog. :)

Scenes from the Beach

Well, to say our trip to Destin was less than we'd hoped is an understatement. The picture to the left pretty much sums up the vacation as a whole. Mother Nature did us no favors bringing high winds and tornando warnings, so we were stuck inside for much of the trip.
On the bright side we did get to stop in Tallahassee and visit my uncle Mike and cousin Dustin on the way, which was great. Here's a picture of Waylon and Mike.
We also got to spend a lot of quality time with Cole's cousin Brad, his wife Kelly, and their son Aidan. Aidan turned two the day before we left and had an adorable pirate-themed party. Here are my pirates. Arrrrr!
Waylon was hot and cold about the ocean. He loved it when we first got there, but was reluctant at other times. Overall, though, he enjoyed it, especially chasing the sea gulls. Here are a few pictures from the trip.

Friday, May 23, 2008

February Party: Never Too Late to Post Pics

My bride hit the town with my sister this evening, leaving me in sole control of the blog. How sad is it that it is Friday night, and that’s all I have going? (I did play golf today, so I am not complaining). I am going to capitalize on this opportunity by posting some photos from a party we had here at the house at the end of February. Somehow, it seems Suni never posted any. Better late than never, eh?

I hope everyone is having a good week. The mother-in-law ("MIL") has been in Vegas, Lord help Sin City. She was having a good time last time I talked to her. I think I'll go to bed and read some of my new book, Devil in the White City, which I picked up after having a serial killer conversation with the crew in Destin last week. By the way, serial killer convos are almost as comforting bedtime fodder as Suni's uplifting "cancer stories" she sometimes brings home from work and springs on me as I close my eyes.

Update: Crap! My picture collage hid the funny pictures of Suni. I am still learning how to use Picasa. I'll fix this when I have more energy. Good night!
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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Team Stinson Goes to Florida!

We have returned from Destin, where we had a very interesting vacation. Yes, I said “interesting.” Most interesting was the weather, which was very windy and cool – not the Floridian staples, exactly.

Until we post a bit more about the vacation, this picture collage will have to do. One thing we definitely got out of the trip was a bunch of great pictures of our Little Man. Hope everyone (Jonnie, basically) had a great week.
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Miss You, Daddy!

I love you, Daddy! Can't wait to see you safe. XXOO


Thursday, May 1, 2008

Putting Sports in Perspective

This is a truly unbelievable story! I was surprised when I checked tonight and saw University of Tennessee basketball star Chris Lofton on the home page. The story that follows is amazing. The call-in shows did indeed light up with callers talking about Lofton's "slump" this past year. The reason behind it puts everything in perspective. Whether you are a Tennessee fan or not - or even a basketball fan - this is worth a read.

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