Friday, May 26, 2006

And a Baby in a Sink

Although she is not Jewish, Chessie (Joy) was wed on Tuesday. It was a lovely ceremony in a lovely country church. This is one of the pictures that I (Melody) took. Matt's pictures (from the real camera) will come later. I love this picture of Chessie because it has an essence of antiquity and dignity. She is quite the beautiful bride. The wedding was all so perfectly planned. Everything, from the items carried to the food at the reception, held significance. One thing that I found amusing, which I will ask Chessie about later, was during the prelude the pianist played Don McLean's "Vincent." It's a beautiful song, but I'm not sure how a song about an artist genius who committed suicide is relevent to marital bliss.

We are mostly moved into our new dwelling space. Matt and the wonderfully nice guys who helped him carry all the boxes and furniture up the 25 stairs started to question if the renting of this space was just an elaborate ploy to drum up business for the chiropractor downstairs. I find it quite refreshing to have walls that are not attached to anyone else's. Eleanor is enjoying the new and abundant space. My prayer was that she would remain immobile until we were able to move out of the closet we were living in. We've been here less than a week, and she has already taken great strides (pun intended) in mobility. Today she chased the cell phone about six feet across the floor. She hasn't quite grasped the hands and knees crawling, but she's on the move. I'll post the video soon.

This picture is of Eleanor in her play area, or the baby nook. She keeps it well organized thanks to colored baskets donated by my mom.

Eleanor loves the new big mirrors in the bathroom and vanity area. It's Matt's toothbrush she's playing with by the way.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Syllamore Creek

From the Mountain View trip. More from this series in the album on our Yahoo Photos Page.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Friday, May 12, 2006

The Big Day

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Caption Contest

Monday, May 08, 2006

Bach Party

Sorry, things get a little fuzzy here for some of the guys.

By the end (3 am), lil' Benji was all tuckered out.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Photo of the Day - (Yet Another) Rehearsal Dinner

Last weekend I had the pleasure of being one of Ben Utter's groomsmen. It seems all my friends are getting married this year. If you're my friend and you're not yet getting married this year, watch out for suspicious women with cake samples.

To Ben and Brandy: I sincerely hope you're not spending time checking our weblog on your honeymoon, but if you are, you should know that I have a CD with your names on it with all the images I shot for you to claim when you wish.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Photo of the Day - Arkansas Stream

This is from a stream I visited with some friends outside of Mountain View a few weekends back. They were fishing for fish, I was fishing for photos and found three snakes. More later.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Happy 3/4 Birthday!

Today marks Eleanor's ninth month in this world. She's pretty happy about that.

She now has five teeth-three on bottom, two non-front teeth on top. Eleanor's favorite thing to do these days is roll around. I'm hoping that she can hold off on the crawling for about two more weeks. That's when we move into a bigger apartment.

Eleanor also likes playing in boxes.

I guess it runs in the family.

Monday, May 01, 2006

The Hat

Fifty bonus points to anyone who can guess who this hat belongs to.