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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder


And if that is the case, my heart is SUPER FOND. Sounds like a superhero Jane Fonda should have played in her glory days. Randi, her mother, Addison and Aubrey have been in Texas for almost two weeks. By the end of their trip, they'll have been gone for a total of 15 days. Now, when I agreed that they should take this trip, I thought of the quietness that would take over the house. The freedoms that I would find in that I could play endless hours of NCAA Football if I wanted. I could go have some beers with the guys and not feel guilty about it. Well I'm done with all of that now. It's time for them to come home. I have had my two nights of meeting up with the guys. I have had my countless hours of Playstation. (It's been Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. Don't get me started on that as I have become an addict overnight thanks to my brother.) The quietness is almost depressing now. I'm done with it.



We're getting a lot of work done to our yard, all new windows throughout the house, a play set for the girls and AT&T U-Verse installed. I thought that all of this could be purchased, installed, and accomplished while they were all out of town. What better timing right? Not so much. The yard has been at a standstill since last Thursday and the windows as well as the play set have yet to be delivered. Things don't always work out like you plan, but isn't that the norm? AT&T did come out and did successfully install our new U-Verse system but I've got to learn to be more patient with things like these. Projects are just that, they're projects. If they could be done in a day, they'd have a commercial for it boasting about replacing your entire house in a day. (That Re-Bath commercial still intrigues me.) I've got to leave it to the Man upstairs and let him do it on His time.


Since the girls have been gone, Randi has done a really good job of sending me pictures and telling me of the new habits that have formed. One of those is that Addison has begun telling Randi "no" while motioning with her hand. Nice! Miss Aubrey has learned how to stand up in her high chair but hasn't been able to get very far thankfully! Both girls have had a hard time sleeping while in hotels. For a few days though, they were all able to stay with Bill and Chris Dutcher in Del Rio. They slept much better in a house probably because they were more able to be scheduled. Now they're all back in a hotel in Del Rio making their final leg of the trip. I pick them up from the airport Friday night and I cannot wait to see them all.





I have missed the things that sometimes become routine in life. Routine, normalcy, and my three favorite people are thankfully returning in 3 days.

Much Love To All.
Blog Daddy T and Three

Picture One was taken in Del Rio and it is of Bill and Chris Dutcher's Granddaughters Autumn and Savannah holding the girls.

Picture Two and Three is of Aubrey and Addison, respectively, heading to church in Del Rio.

Picture Four is Aubrey taking in the sights and sounds of the San Antoio Riverwalk. In the back is Randi's bestfriend Brandi's baby girl

Picture Five is Aubrey showing off her mad skills.

Picture Six is Addison falling asleep in her pasta.

Picture Seven (Addison) and Eight (Aubrey) are of the girls saying hello to me on their ride to Del Rio.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Why!?



Alright. The first time that I received an email saying that a comment needed to be moderated on our blog, I was kind of excited since I don't get a lot of comments. (This is not a sympathy post and I'm not hoping to receive more comments.) So when I opened that email and it said that it was from Anonymous, I was intrigued. It mentioned something about how Anonymous liked my blog and would like to publish it somewhere or something along those lines. Well I deleted it. It was kinda creepy. I began to wonder who all reads this and who has an open invitation to my world, my family's world!? Is anyone else getting creepers on their blogs? I may print out what I've posted thus far and then move the blog or just shut down. I can not stand spam and I LOATHE creepers! I have four email addresses for this very reason! I buy things with one, I use another for personal emails, the other is for login things like ESPN.go.com or Facebook and the other, I don't remember why I have the other. It may have been so that I could have another person in my mafia way back when.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Baby Bailey

Randi and I babysat our 3 month old niece on Wednesday night. I decided to get her beautiful little face on camera. Turn your speakers on.

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Amazing.

Monday, March 1, 2010

March Already!?

How many times am I going to open a post with the question, "where does time go"? If you've got time to go back and read all of my posts over the past, geez, year and a half and tell me, then that would be great! If not, I'd rather you wouldn't anyway honestly.

Where does time go!? I had to throw that in there. Work, work, work, work, work, WEEKEND, WEEKEND, work, you get the picture. Whose idea was it to skimp us with only two weekend days out of a week? Time is flying by. These girls are growing so fast and learning so much daily. The smiles are more genuine and the hugs are heartfelt. Not that either of those things weren't genuine and or heartfelt before, but now they are, I don't know. They mean more. Is that wrong? Yesterday Addison crawled over to Randi and crawled up her and just threw her arms around her and hugged her. I heard Randi's response from the other room and you can tell it meant so much to her. I get to experience a like feeling when I come into a room with the two of them playing and I get shot a big smile from Aubrey, or I hear Addison's repetitive warning telling everyone that I have entered the room, "Dah! Dah! Dah! Dah!". All while bouncing her little hips. This parent thing is absolutely amazing.

Hearing of Marie Osmond's son committing suicide this morning was gut wrenching. Boner from Growing Pains took his life last week at 40 something. Before he was found, who did we the public hear pleading for his son to come home? His father, a parent. The luger who lost his life at the young age of 21! He spoke to his father the day before about how that turn terrified him. I now understand the hurt, the wonder, the anger even that I caused my parents growing up. I think I can speak for Randi also and say that she understands it as well. These little girls are our world. They make every morning shine and every night complete. I can't imagine having to go through what some parents this week and last have gone through. My thoughts and prayers have and will be with ALL families who have lost a loved one. Egh... This has gotten a little dark, hasn't it? Let's get back to fun stuff.



Addison is a goof! She is the biggest goof that I think I have ever met and that's saying a lot considering that I am related to Christy Turner. This little one is a clown and she is perfectly aware of it. She does things to get attention and she loves every second of it.



Aubrey is a hippie. She is fun, she is beautiful, and she is as laid back as they come. When she smiles, it's genuine. If it's a smile directed toward you, trust me, you have worked for that smile. She studies the world around her so intently. She is nosey and oh so curious. Oh! For those not on "The Facebook", Aubrey had another spat of the fever again. Randi took her into the doctor and they ran their tests and sent her home with no diagnosis. A friend from work forwarded me a website of parents who seemed to be having the same issue with the fever bug. Randi asked our pediatrician if I could send this to her for her to look over and see if she thought that maybe Aubrey's symptoms were similar and possibly get us a diagnosis. I haven't heard anything back and that was over a week ago. Maybe we'll find an answer, but even better, maybe it has left for good.


Randi and I are well. We have decided to stay in our house instead of buying my parent's house. Economically it makes more sense for us right now. Maybe a few years down the road we can move, but for now we're going to do some work on what we've got. Randi, Donna and the girls are headed to San Antonio as well as Del Rio for TWO WHOLE WEEKS beginning March 18th. I don't know what I'm going to do for two weeks here by myself. I am actually planning a Jeep/camping trip one of the weekends so I won't be sucked into the couch the entire time.

So... I look around the Blogspot community and see a lot of old posts. What's going on to make us not post things about our little ones and or what we've got going on? Maybe the tease of 55+ degree weather on the weekends? Maybe we're all just too damn busy. I don't have an excuse except that I am just too damn LAZY. =)

Much Love To All!

Blog Daddy T and Three/Four