Friday, September 25, 2009

2nd Trimester

Jackie is 14 weeks today. That means we are entering into the 2nd trimester. 6 more months is a long way to go but I have a feeling that it will go fast. I just add the baby ticker on the left so no one will forget that we got a baby on the way.

"Emmettzinho" is what all of my Brazilian friends have been saying. It's just a way of saying "little Emmett

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Few Pictures from Lotoja

Lotoja this year was awesome. I decided to pass on the 206 miles and just do 45 miles on a relay team. I got to ride my segment with my aunt Shelly, and the only thing missing was sunglasses...

I was afraid that I was going to have a perma-squint after 3 hours of struggling to keep my eyes open. It didn't help when a fly flew into my right eye.

Waitin' for my Pops to finish

There he is

Thanks to a speeding ticket, we were finally able to see John in action. Had we not gotten the ticket, we would have missed him on the section where the bikers get off the road and onto the bike path

Uncle Tom giving the cheese for the camera

We thought we might be coming up on John but it turned out to be Tom

My Dad and brother both received their 1,000 mile awards, having done the race at least 5 times. I still need to do it 2 more times so we'll see about next year.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Jimmy Got His Mission Call to...

Arizona, Tempe mission. He actually read it off as the Arizona, Temple mission but we're assuming he meant Tempe. His Grandparents and other relatives are in the Mesa area so it will be interesting to see if he ends up running into them sometime while he is down there. I'm hoping he'll be able to go to a Spring Training baseball game the next time we go. The Angels play in Tempe so we'll have to see.

Jackie is going to miss her little bro. Meanwhile, Jimmy is going to miss...

...the little baby growing inside of Jackie right now!

If we've run into you in the past month, we probably told you that Jackie is pregnant so it's not news to you. Jackie is 12 weeks today and we are just really excited. We had our first appointment with the doctor two weeks ago and we got to hear the little baby heart beat. It was awesome. I just got the biggest smile on my face and just couldn't believe it.

We're off to Logan for the weekend. I've never been this happy in the week leading up to Lotoja and I think it's because I'm not doing it this year! I'm actually doing the relay so I only have to ride about 50 miles and I just couldn't feel better about that decision right now. Hope everyone has a good weekend.