Friday, January 30, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

New Words

As I am updating Maggie's blog there are snowflakes falling softly to the ground (which is already snowcovered). It is really beautiful. Maggie Marie is doing great, and i can see 3 more teeth poking through her gums. She loves to "talk" on the phone, and in a pinch will substitute a plastic giraffe or zebra for her phone.
Some of her words:
  • please
  • cheese
  • juice
  • yogurt (you wouldn't know she was saying, unless you saw her ponting
  • to it in the fridge)
  • peanut butter
  • papa, dada
  • mama
  • grandma
  • nanette
  • grandpa
  • pop pop
  • she pants when she sees a dog (or most other animals)
  • socks
  • shoes
  • uh-oh (with hand motions)
Of course most of her words are not particularly clear, but she talks away anyway, and is such a joy.

To Uncle Hank:

Maggie tried to call you on her cell phone to say "get well soon", but unfortunately she is not included in our plan. Anyway, here she is on her phone, and we all hope that you recover quickly. We are praying for you.


These are our neighbors. Diana and Eugenia, from South Korea. They are such a sweet family, and we have enjoyed sharing a wall with them.


What else can I do when it is so cold outside? It is probably a good thing we are in an apartment, so I can't go crazy on the walls...
Sam taped out the diamonds (I tried, and quickly realized I should hand it over). I lined the diamonds with this awesome liquid gold paint; it is so much fun to paint with.
What else needs a little gold???

Monday, January 19, 2009


My little helper

Here is Maggie helping with the laundry. She moved everything from the couch to the basket on the floor... What a good helper.

Coffee and Dessert

The Before and After:

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Jackson Zoo:

Beach Sunset

All out of order:

The whole Olps clan...

In the water with Merilee and Faris.

Christmas Morning:

Our fiber-optic Christmas tree (thanks to the newlyweds).
Ready to hit the beach.

And here are some more wedding prep pictures:

Friday, January 2, 2009

we like the beach...

Pure Joy.

Maggie loved the beach, and just ran around and played in the sand; she was so happy.