Sep 28 2008

Charlotte Rose

Charlotte Rose is born

I awoke this morning to a text message from Mom telling me that Charles and Laurie had went to Wooster Hospital during the middle of the night and that Laurie was in labor. Angie was tired, but I let her know and we decided to (slowly) get ready to head north. At around eleven we arrived at Bob Evans and ate breakfast. Text messages were arriving virtually by the minute, each updating the situation. Things were not progressing as quickly as originally thought. Good I thought, more time to eat.

Eight hours later, Charlotte Rose was born. During that time, Angie and I took turns holding Grace, the boys and I twice visited the playground outside of the hospital, I watched the end of the NASCAR race, and read up on the political news of the day. It was an impressive ordeal, epic I said after the fact. Laura spent the last two hours or so inside with Laurie and Charles as the final stages of pushing unfolded. After the Charlotte was born, Terry went back, then mom, then the boys, dad, and I.

Laurie was visibly exhausted, as was Charles to a lesser extent. We spent around fifteen minutes, as everyone needed to rest. Gracie and the boys did exceptionally well, until we got in the car, a transition which triggered a chorus of cries for the duration of the ride back home.

Angie took some images of Charlotte Rose and others. They can be viewed here.

Sep 22 2008

Lisetta’s Second Birthday

Lisetta Turns Two

We still miss her.

Sep 15 2008

Gracie Gets Baptized

Gracie Gets Baptized

Gracie was baptized on August 31st, 2008. Angie and I choose Lawrence and Jenny to be her Godparents. Father Steve presided over the ceremony. The Hooks and Musselmans came up from Columbus, and everyone that lives close by showed up as well. The most appealing thing about the way the baptism unfolded was that Jude and Noah were able to be on the alter as it occurred. Of course, they found the entire event very interesting. We did run into some problems as, at one point, Noah felt the need to make sure Father Steve knew that he was the brother that would get to blow out the candle.

Afterwards, everyone spent a good part of the afternoon at the Lackman’s, where a fair amount of political discussion took place, in addition to the more traditional conversations that one would expect after such an event.

Thanks to Charles for taking pictures during the ceremony. A gallery of images can be viewed here.

Sep 14 2008

Images From Summer 2008

I’ve been absent here for the last bit, mostly because I’ve taken a new position at school (Dean of Students), soccer has started, and I’m back at Kent State taking classes. However, I’ve managed to put together some galleries of images that Angie and I have taken over this period of time. They’re listed below.

I hope you like. And, I’ll try to post more often now that I’ve got some more time. Look for another post with images from Grace’s Baptism later today.