Sunday, May 31, 2009

J-Crew photo shoot

Snappy Dresser

My little dude is such a dresser! He loves his shoes, and likes to put interesting combinations of "things" together. Such as this outfit....

(Look Big Mama, no food on M's face!!)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Pappa Craig visits the Minute Man* UPDATED

Check out these too cute cuties!!!!

My Dad reminded me today that Minh was only this happy b/c he was begging food off my dad's plate... but I don't think that's really true. He's that happy no matter what when his Pappa is around. It just helped that Pappa had food!!

Back from the Grand Canyon State

Worked my butt off in the Great State of Arizona. Did get to do plenty of work on my tan as I was out for 6 hours a day, but not nearly enough Margarita drinking. But, since the views were great, and it was hard work but fun, I'll not complain too much. Besides, I wanted to sleep when I wasn't working.

I got to see a little wild life - coyotes, hares, quail, and my personal favorites, javalinas. In fact, the hairy pig is in that top picture, although its hard to see them (click on the picture for a bigger view).

Anyway, I'm exhausted, and need to eat, so that's it for now. It's good to see my little dude, and he just gets cuter every day!! I'll prove it and post some more pix soon.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Working hard... on my margarita and my tan

On my way to Desert Mountain Golf Courses today. I've got work out there - all six courses, in fact. So, I'll be working hard (on drinking margaritas and my evening out my tan!)... I'm teaching one class, and setting up all my research. Since I work on heat-stress in bentgrass, Arizona is a perfect place to do work. It'll be hard and hot, but someone has to do it!!! ;->

Minute goes to work

Recently had to work on a Saturday morning washing many many roots.... I had MM duty, so I strapped him onto my back, and out we went. He charmed everyone as we worked, and fist-bumped everyone the entire time! He also loved seeing the cows and geese on-site. Moooooo.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Now for a little joy in your day...

Is this kid cute, or what?! Look how big he's getting too!!! My my. What a wonderful little fellow he's turning into.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Update - heart surgery

Ok, round two, folks. We have had our final meeting with the surgeon. Have surgery scheduled for mid-July. Have I mentioned how NOT excited I am by all this???? Wow does it majorly suck. DH is doing great, really. He feels a little poorly physically, no surprise there, but not too bad. and is doing well emotionally. Me? Well, I'm the opposite. Physically (other than a minor set-back this weekend due to lack of sleep) I'm good. Emotionally, well, I'm a disaster. TG for therapy.

My family (and a number of friends) has/have been wonderful. Everyone has promised to help out in some way. Mainly in the "I'll be there is and when you need help" kind of way. And I'm planning to take everyone up on it. We're turning our third "spare room" into a make-shift bedroom to make things more comfy for visitors.

Ok, well, there's your update. I don't have the energy to go too much into this right now. But feel free to call if anyone want s more info. I'm terrible with email these days; no time, no interest. Or, you can always comment on the ol' blog. Those I read religiously. I could use a good word or two....

Monday, May 11, 2009

MM supporting his Da-Da after some heart-tests.

Playing outside

Sunday, May 10, 2009

MM's first "Pirate Model" photo shoot.

Isn't this kid a real ham?! AARRR!

Happy Mothers' Day

My first Mothers Day as a real-honest-to-goodness-Mom. It still kind of takes me by surprise when someone says "Happy Mothers Day". I still have this odd feeling that, although MM is very much my kiddo, I don't FEEL like a Mom. What does that mean, exactly? I don't know. But, either way, today is my first. So, I also extend a Happy Moms Day to every mother out there!

Oh, and these pictures are for My Mother - MM's Big Mama. How's this for making up for a few missed days!??

On a totally unrelated note:

I haven't been blogging much lately. To be very honest, I have had neither the time nor anything good to blog about. I've been wrestling with a few "big" issues. Not the least of which is the heart surgery thing. I'm still in one of the first stages of grieving (so sez my therapist) - anger. I'm so angry that I/we have to go through this again. To say I'm not looking forward to it is the biggest understatement that anyone has EVER stated. I'm stressed out about it, and I'm scared. I hate the whole idea of this thing. The emotional and physical strain is bad enough, but the biggest thing on my mind at this particular second is How are bloody #&% ^ we even going to pay for it? Last time it cost us about 1/2 of what our adoption cost. this time, it'll probably be a little more. In fact, I could have a nice gently-used Beemer for what we're going to be paying... oh well. I guess you wouldn't want a discount heart-surgeon, would you??

For a real update on it, here you go: We meet with the surgeon May 14. We've had all the pre-tests done now, and we go back to set The Date. B/c MM is turning two in June, and we ar ehaving a big party, we;re going to put off the sugery (assuming the surgeon sez it's ok) until July. Same week as our seventh anniversary. nice anniversary gift, huh? Anyway, I'll give another real update when we get back next week from the appointment.

I have other big lousey news too. But, seeing that it's mothers day, I'm putting off the news until another day. I'm still struggling with this too, so it won't be a nice post, but hey, I've still got fantastic photos to post, so I'll soften the blow with ADORABLE Minute Man pix!!

So, enjoy the most recent pictures. He just gets cuter, doesn't he??

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Playing in the rain

Just some random pix from playing in the rain.