Saturday, October 28, 2006

Some Gatlinburg pictures...

At the Boyds Bear store in Pigeon Forge (which is actually being closed so most things were 50% off!)

The Sleepy Chair

We were definitely sleepy here...this was pretty late for both of us to be up.

Some of the girls...

Angie (Kathy's friend), Kathy (my sister), Birdie (my mom), and me! Elizabeth needs no introduction, of course.

Her first "pony" ride

Sour Cream

Elizabeth enjoying her food at No Way Jose's. I let her dip a french fry in the sour cream and then I couldn't get her to stop. She's definitely her parents' daughter.

Shopping Break

Shopping Break

Gatlinburg was decorated at every corner and bench with pumpkins, gourds, mums, scarecrows-name a fall decoration and they had it.

Dissertation update

Hi everyone,

I've chosen a date (it's written in pencil) to defend my dissertation proposal, which is just about the biggest day of one's career as a doctoral student. (Getting a job offer would probably be bigger, although it's probably up for debate.) And I have a lot of work to do until then.

So, any posting will probably be done by my lovely bride. She's been a bit shy about it so far, having posted approximately zero percent of the material to this blog. But she's planning to do a little more than that.

I know you're all pining away for more updates on my gorgeous little monkey. Sorry I can't do more for ya...I should do more blogging once I get my career in line. (Heh.)

Friday, October 20, 2006

Somebody's walking

Ellie-bean's been walking. She's just doing a few steps at a time, of course, but she's getting going. It's been a whole buncha fun.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

That's right, use both hands to cram it in.

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What a good girl... Papa some of her cake. Posted by Picasa

I have to admit...

This is how I usually feel when I have cake coming. Posted by Picasa

The cake

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Mammaw and Pappaw's cee-ment pond

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Two Elizabeths

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Sophia on Ellie's pony

Ellie learning how to share... Posted by Picasa

Ellie falling off her pony

Not really... Posted by Picasa

Ellie and her pony

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Ellie hearing about hippos' belly buttons

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Ellie! Look behind you!

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Ellie unwrapping

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Opening presents...

Lots and lots of presents...

Thanks everyone! Posted by Picasa

Ellie, her great-grandpa and her cousin Sophia

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Ellie and her grandma

This at Ellie's birthday party. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Go ahead...

Try to say you've seen a gorgeous-er baby. You might be able to say it but you'd be lying. Posted by Picasa

Ellie as a mini-cheerleader

Here she is, all ready to go to college.

The only college Mama will approve of... Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 02, 2006

By the way...

I was joking in the last post about rednecks. (About Tina's family, not about my being one. I stand by my claim that I am one, at least in part.) I actually get along quite well with (most of) my in-laws, which is a blessing a lot of people don't have.

So if anyone read that and took offense, I'm sorry...I was more goofing on Gatlinburg than on any in the family.