Sunday, December 9, 2012

Delaine's Mail-in Baby Shower

Delaine is having our first baby girl in the very near future, which makes us very excited! But alas both sides of the family are quite far away, so the family decided to put together a mail-in Baby Shower. It was a total surprise, and Delaine had no idea what was going on, so our attempts to conceal the event were 100% successful. (Good job everyone!)

Delaine's oldest sister put together this wicked cute smilebox invitation, a screenshot of which can be seen below:

Well, on to the reveal itself... So early on Sunday morning at around 7:00 AM before church, I had the downstairs all set up for the surprise, and here is a picture of the room before Delaine was any the wiser:

(You will notice that all of the presents were wrapped, due to the big help of Teddy Pesch, who allowed us to shower her home with gifts, and who made the extra effort to wrap on top of that. How about a nice big virtual round of applause to Teddy, not only for hosting the local shower for Delaine, but also for facilitating this one. What a great help!)

So, I had to break up the video into several segments, because the videos maxed out my SD card, which is good and bad, because you have to look at each video segment separately, but the plus side is that you can pace yourself through the videos a little better with the three videos. Well, that is enough of the disclaimers, here are the four video segments with Delaine's initial reaction as the first, and the following three being the actual gift opening:

(Here is the first video)

Update: I am trying to upload the other videos, but it might take some time, so hang tight until its done...

Monday, November 12, 2012

This Hiatus Was Too Long

We are fully aware of the fact that there has not been a post on this blog for nearly one full year. Although, it may seem that this is largely due to the fact that our lives have been so boring, that no new posts were warranted. Although our family's intercontinental adventures have been put on hold, our continental journeyings have been quite active.

This time last year, we lived in El Mirage, Arizona. After graduating from Thunderbird in December 2011, we took a job in Portland, Oregon, and in August of this year we almost unexpectedly took another job in Rhode Island, which continues our inadvertent living relationships in micro-states in Europe and the U.S.

But wait, there's more, we are expecting our third child, finally a girl! So, we have a name already in mind: Celia. Delaine has been such a trooper with this pregnancy, but she does not have too much longer to wait, as we are but four weeks away from welcoming her into our family. She will be born in a different state than both of her brothers, Everett (Utah), and Liam (New Hampshire), who are enjoying Kindergarten and Pre-School respectively.

So after several years of meeting friends in new places, one of our favorite things to say when people ask: "So where are you from?" is... "Our Heavenly Father." So, we know where we are from, even though we sometimes don't know where we are. One thing's for sure, home is certainly where the heart is, and although it is currently in South Kingstown, RI, it will follow us wherever in God's green earth we may find ourselves!