Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Introducing . . .

The newest addition to the Adams clan: Joseph Fishburne Howell ("Fisher"). Brian's older sister, Lori, gave birth to Baby Fisher yesterday, July 20th. Brian and I are excited about our 4th nephew! However, I guess it's up to us now to have a girl since there aren't any on his side of the family or mine!

Fisher with his big brother, John Asher:

Monday, July 13, 2009

Lake Day!

We got to spend a day on the lake after all! It wasn't on July 4th (see previous post), but that's perfectly alright with me. We had a wonderful, relaxing time with Chip and Amy Nelson (Chip is the chaplain for Brian's team).

Supposedly this is Derek Jeter's lake house:

Sunday, July 05, 2009

An Unconventional 4th of July

While I'd love to say we spent the day on a lake somewhere soaking up the rays, doing a little water skiing, taking in God's beautiful creation and grilling out for dinner, our July 4th celebration wasn't quite so conventional. So while I would have loved to have spent the 4th here:

Instead we were at a baseball game (of course) which is pretty July 4th-ish!

I also fixed blackberry cobbler with ice cream after the game, which come to think of it, is also quite July 4th-ish . . .

That's where the patriotism ends though because the rest of the evening was spent watching Lord of the Rings.

That's right folks. Brian, Matt and I watched Lord of the Rings on July 4th. I bet there aren't many people in America who can say that. But hey, Lord of the Rings is a good, all-american movie, right? I guess. I mean, if you ignore the fact that J.R.R. Tolkien was English, and we celebrate the 4th because we declared our independence from Great Britain. Ok, so maybe we should have watched the Patriot, but at least it's a clean, wholesome flick.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Our Life (during the last month) in Pictures

Rock Band is my new favorite hobby. Even Brian enjoys playing. I say "even" because he's a little shy about his music skills (or lack thereof). Once he warmed up to the idea, we had (and continue to have) all kinds of fun rocking out! You should see my "rocker profile" we created. She's my alter ego complete with tattoos, red go-go boots, and a kickin' leather motorcycle jacket. That's our wonderful roomie, Matt, on the far right pointing to Brian.

We went to NY City to visit an old friend of mine (Will Rogers) and his beautiful bride. While there, Brian and I ate lunch at Carnegie Deli. It was seriously the best cheesecake I have ever put in my mouth!

Of all the times we'd previously been to NY, Brian and I had never walked around Central Park. So this time, we did. It is truly a beautiful place!

We also went to see Ground Zero while in the city, but there wasn't much to see. They had it completely barricaded. The memorial has not been completed either, but it's going to be really nice. We saw a brochure detailing the finished product. I did get a glimpse through one of the fences and I couldn't believe how deep the holes are where the twin towers collapsed. It was breathtaking, and not in a good way.