Posts Tagged "paige"

Happy 1st Birthday, Sebastian!

Today Liz and I drove to Merrillville to visit Tricia and Darryl’s family, and to help celebrate Sebastian’s first birthday. As is the tradition, he got to have an entire cake to himself. Here he is, getting his first taste: After a while, he began to get a little more adventurous. Sebastian, starting to get into the cake a bit…

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Katie’s Pinning Ceremony, Ivy Tech School of Nursing

For the past two years, Katie has been attending Ivy Tech and working on earning her Nurse’s degree. Lots of hours of studying, clinicals, and preparing for exams during that time. While her official graduation ceremony is on Saturday, several of us went to attend her “pinning” ceremony on Friday, in Valparaiso, IN. A view of the auditorium. We got…

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Opening Presents in Frankfort

On waking up, one of the first things I started to do was mess around some more with the camera. Downstairs, looking onto the fantastic dining room table setup. Messing around with the macro settings. Every started to arrive around 10:30, and we all sat down to a pretty fantastic meal (that’s my plate there, on the bottom left). L…

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Early Christmas in Georgia, Day 2

We woke to the sound of Isabelle pushing on our bedroom door, asking if we were awake yet. The kids were up and ready to open gifts, and Liz and I were the last ones still in bed. On walking downstairs to the kitchen, I saw the main course for our lunch resting on the countertop. Let the games begin!…

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Thanksgiving in Merrillville

For Thanksgiving, Liz and I trekked to Merrillville to spend Thanksgiving at Tricia and Darryl’s house. Early in the morning, we woke up and began prepping some side dishes to take with us. We did veggies: green beans, carrots with an orange/ginger sauce, and some garlic mashed potatoes. While the potatoes used a rather remarkable amount of butter, I have…

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Paige and Audrey: Princess and Pony

A few weeks ago, Liz’s mom got a hold of a little play pony. It’s actually really sturdy, and designed for someone to sit upon. Liz gave it a test run. After the Halloween festivities were over, Audrey also decided it was her turn to take a ride. Throughout the evening, we had Disney’s The Sleeping Beauty playing in the…

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Halloween in Frankfort

So I got to wear my robot costume a bit more by heading down to celebrate Halloween in Frankfort. Paige, as a princess. I love how Mario and Princess Peach are in the background. Tricia holding Sebastian, and Paige. I didn’t get a ton of photos, as my costume made it difficult to take photos. I snapped a few while…

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Paige and Audrey: Birthday Party in Frankfort

Two weekends back, Liz and I travelled to Frankfort to celebrate Paige and Audrey’s birthdays. We had an area in a small park basically to ourselves, had a lot of great food, and even played a little football. It was really overcast (and the forecast called for rain pretty much all day). But to our surprise and delight, the rain…

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Fireworks in Frankfort

For the 4th of July, Liz and I headed down to Frankfort and spent the evening there. After an incredibly filling dinner, we all headed out to the nearby school to watch the local fireworks display. It was pretty dark when we set out, kids and chairs and blankets in tow. While the rest of the town was on the…

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Blowing Bubbles with Paige

After the funeral, several folks went back to Liz’s parents’ house in Frankfort. We all whiled away the afternoon there, hanging out and generally just being in one another’s company. At one point, Julie broke out some bubbles and went out on the porch with Paige and Audrey. The light in these photos are absolutely spot-on with how I feel…

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Early Christmas in Georgia, Part 2

One of the staple parts about Christmas day with the Holders is Anne’s monkey bread. When it’s early and you’re still waking up, this paired with a cup of coffee is a little slice of heaven. Napoleon, with a little sad look on his face… but still cute as ever. Gifts spilling out from under the tree. Another shot of…

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Early Christmas in Georgia, Part 1

Flying in to Georgia last night took about 3 times longer than necessary. Our flight was delayed for an hour or two, and after our plane finally landed… we were stuck behind three other planes, waiting for a gate. To top things off, a part of Liz’s luggage didn’t show up. And so we killed about an hour waiting around…

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Babysitting Paige and Audrey

Liz and I got to babysit for the evening tonight. Darryl and Tricia came in to the city, and were going out to celebrate their anniversary. They were looking for something a little “different,” and we ended up suggesting they go try out Korean BBQ over at San Soo Gab San. While we didn’t put the kids to work like…

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Happy 2nd Birthday, Paige!

Today there was a party for Paige’s 2nd birthday over at Tricia and Darryl’s. Prior to heading over, I took a few photos of Liz’s gift (and handiwork). On first glance, it’s just a regular half carton of eggs. Inside, just some eggs. Although a few eggs that seem happier than normal. And a few chicks, too! Closeup of one…

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Everyone… Meet Baby Audrey

Liz’s sister Tricia has been expecting her baby the past week or so, and today was her due date. Liz got the call in the late morning that Tricia and gone in to the hospital (around 11AM)… and within an hour or two, the baby had already arrived! After work, Liz picked me up and we headed over to visit…

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