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Plano, TX
Our first child, Caroline, was born June 5th, 2009. She has completely rocked our world. Patty stays home to take care of Caroline full time. Reagan is a computer programmer at PFS Web. We met Jan 9th 2004. Patty's best-friend from high school, Dixie, slyly matched us up. In July of 2004 we moved to Allen, TX for work. We married Oct 29th, 2005 and moved into our current house in Plano the following April. We also have two furry children named Annabell and Oliver. We love to travel. Throughout our marriage we have taken some incredible trips. We haven't gone anywhere with Caroline (other than Tulsa) yet but we're planning a family trip this summer.

Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

Shows we love

  • 30 Rock
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Eastbound and Down
  • Entourage
  • Lost (we have a love/hate relationship)
  • Modern Family
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Sopranos
  • The Daily Show
  • The Wire

Caroline's Favorite Activities

  • Hugging and kissing Annabell
  • Scaring Oliver
  • Eating solid foods
  • Laughing with Nana and Pappa
  • Playing with her baby friends
  • Climbing on her Mom and Dad
  • Playing with all her toys
  • Shopping with Mommy
  • Reading with Daddy

9/12/11

Photo shoot for BE Cute Boutique

My friend Brenda is starting an on-line boutique called Be Cute Boutique. She makes custom adorable kids clothes for little boys and girls. Sunday afternoon we dressed her daughter and Caroline in her Halloween girls line for a photo shoot. I was very honored she asked me to take pictures for her. Here are several of my favorites and here is a link to her Facebook page and another to her blog.








Spootacular Tea Party









9/9/11

One day to two halfs

Like last year Caroline has not been napping this year at school. Yesterday during breakfast we went through our weekly ritual of reviewing how she is to behave at school: listen to your teacher, tell her when you need to potty, be nice to your friends. Our last behavioral review was on napping. "Caroline, when your teacher tells you it's nap time you need to lay on your mat, close your eyes and go nigh-nighty." Her response was, "NO! Books! Sit, read books!" Telling me she has no plan to nap! That morning I told her teacher I'm going to give it a couple weeks and see if she naps but if she doesn't we'll switch her to half days. She said not to worry about. They keep Caroline busy reading books during nap time and it was no biggie.

Later that afternoon when I came to pick her up the school director and both her teachers told me they thought it was a great idea to switch her to half days. Apparently Caroline had not only refused to nap and thrown a fit when they tired to bring her out of the classroom but she also keep her fellow classmates awake. Sooo, starting next week she'll be going to school two half days instead of one full day.

9/8/11

I'm finally around to posting pictures from Mike and Leah's wedding weekend. My last post was some of the pictures from the actually wedding but this post is the weekend events. It was great to have almost everyone in town. Most of my Mom's siblings flew in from Chicago with my sister Mary. Peter and Ceara flew in from Cleveland (we missed Ethan and Michelle though) and everyone else drove from Tulsa and Houston. Ceara and Peter stayed at our place and we LOVED having them. They flew in Thursday and we had a quite evening hanging out at our house with the Morris'. Amy, Andrew and Zach (it was their Dad's wedding) drove up late that night and stopped by. Friday morning everyone (besides Tim's family) had arrived in Dallas and met at our house. Caroline was so funny. She would boss around my brothers like they were her personal assistance. She had one getting her juice, one taking her potty, another getting her food, one drawing a bath for her and another was required to attend her tea party. She had them wrapped around her little fingers! We hung out, ate breakfast then broke up into one group going bowling and the other getting our nails done. Saturday everyone met at our neighborhood pool to hang out before getting ready for the wedding. We rented out the club house because it was miserably hot that weekend.

The two C's: Ceara and Caroline

Andrew Friday morning

Uncle Tom, Noreen, Mike and others hanging at my place
C with Uncle Peter

A Redmond get together isn't complete without a little jam! I've missed hearing my Aunt Kathy sing. Her voice brings back a lot of good memories and makes me feel peaceful.

Tea party. I love this picture of Sarah cracking up and Peter wearing the little toddler size strawberry hat!

Aunt Kathy and Valiree
Saturday at the pool. Sarah, Josh, Aunt Kathy and Sandy hanging out in the water
Aren't they beautiful cousins! Val, Andrea, Ceara and Katie

Aunt Kath, Rick and Val

Super cool studs: Will, Peter and Ben

Chilling in the clubhouse

Peter playing guitar and singing to Caroline
About to kiss her Uncle Daniel. She loves him along with all the other uncles. I think she knows they're family even though she doesn't see them often.

I was so happy Uncle Tom and Gail (and Aunt Kathy and Noreen) could make it down for the weekend.

Chris and my bro/cousin Phil (Aunt Noreen's son)
The two Cs eating breakfast the next morning!