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Brenden’s 4th Birthday Party

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Funny how the time flies and you only post links to your blog. Heck, it wasn’t even me. It’s an automated thing. Well, here’s a honest to goodness actual post! Friday, my little guy turned 4. He’s growing up so fast now. We took him to Chuck E. Cheese’s that night for some fun and […]

Catching up

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Now that my work’s busy season is finally winding down, I can post some of the things that we’ve been up to. Emily continues to grow and grow and grow. Maggie’s got the update post for you to check out. Brenden’s also been growing and learning so much. Since my last post, he’s now able […]

Playing Trains

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After going to the Train Show last Saturday, Brenden and I went back there Sunday for some additional looking around. Brenden really, really likes playing with Thmoas the Train Engine toys here at home and when we walked in, we went by the vendor who had some large Thomas the Train Engine model train sets […]

Dallas Train Show

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Brenden has been very into trains of late, almost exclusively playing on his Thomas play table with all his Thomas trains. As a reward for him being a much better sleeper this week ( which is another post in itself ), I was going to find a model railroad place to take him to. As […]

Brenden time! ( with some Emily snuck in )

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In the interest of giving some equal time to the big brother, I present some pictures of Brenden…and sneak in a couple of Emily. Brenden has been enjoying having some of the baby stuff back out. He really likes Emily’s car seat as seen here: He’s also been having all of us play trains with […]

More Emily Picutres ( and Brenden too )

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We’ve made it home and Brenden continues to love his little sister. This morning the first thing he asked me when I got him out of his bedroom was “Where’s the baby?”. It’s pretty cute. He’s also very gently with her. Here are more pictures. Brenden checking out his sister in her hospital roller crib […]

Emily Grace Burleson

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On Monday January 5, we welcomed Emily Grace Burleson to our family. She was born via a planned c-section at 3:58 PM and weighed in at 9 lbs 12.3 oz and was 19 in long. Maggie and Emily are doing very well. As for me, I’m excited as I was when Brenden was born. The […]

Christmas 2008

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The past two days have been long, but amazing as we saw a lot of family and friends. Brenden had a blast as he got to play with his cousins from California while also playing with a ton of other kids. I should tell the tale in pictures. We start visiting my best friend Andy’s […]

Cheese Ball Recipe

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Every year for the holidays I make my favorite appetizer: a ham and onion cheese ball. I learned the recipe from my dad and I’m going to share it with you. You will need: 3-4 packages of Philadelphia Cream Cheese ( I do not recommend the fat free version for this ) 8-16 oz deli […]

Owens Country Farm

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Today we took Brenden to the Owens Country Farm in Richardson. That’s the same Owens as the sausage. There they have animals to feed and a hay ride. During the Fall, they also have pumpkins. Brenden had a really good time and got to see a lot of animals and rode like a big boy […]

Brenden has something he’d like to share

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Yes, that’s right, we’re going to have another baby! This one is due Jan. 15th, but as Maggie noted on her blog, it will probably be earlier due to her diabetes. We will post updates as things move along.

Dallas World Aquarium

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We went to the Dallas World Aquarium on Sunday with some friends and their one-year-old boy. Brenden was wiggly, but looked at stuff when we pointed it out. He has been really into Finding Nemo and this was a great way to show him all sorts of fish and other creatures. At the end of […]

Happy Holidays

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I wanted to wish all my family and friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 2007 has been a good year for us and here’s looking forward to an even better 2008.  

Catching Up

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Been a long while since I’ve posted. In that time we’ve had Halloween where Brenden went as a adorable dragon ( pic at Maggie’s site ) . We also went to Maggie’s sister’s wedding in California and has a great time. Well, except for Brenden not having the best sleeping patterns. You know, like screaming […]

We went to Denver

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Over Labor Day weekend, Maggie, Brenden and I went to Denver to visit friends of mine and their 3 boys. Did I mention we drove there? 13 hours of driving there. I was actually amazed at how well Brenden did with being confined for that long. It did make us alter our return drive to […]

Cruising the Caribbean

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For the longest time, Maggie and I have talked about going on a cruise and we decided for our 5th anniversary that it was the right time to book it and have some fun. After about a month of searching and looking at deals, we finally decided on a 7 day cruise to the Western […]

Brenden’s First Trip: New York City

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As I mentioned earlier, we decided to take a trip to visit New York City to see friends and our favorite New York places. As the time to travel neared, I began to get a little more anxious about this “taking a 7 month old on his first plane ride”. Well, as Maggie points out, […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

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So I broke the streak yesterday since I didn’t blog. But I’ve definitely gotten the grove back. Today was a great celebration with family and friends. I’m so very thankful for my beautiful wife and son. They show me everything I need to be thankful for. Love you guys!

Brenden and Mr. Sandman

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When Brenden first started sleeping through the night about 3 months ago, he was really good about being put down in his crib and he would go to sleep on his own. For some reason, about a month or so ago, Brenden decided this wasn’t acceptable. As soon as we put him in the crib, […]

Fun with Comic Life

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With my new iMac comes a program called Comic Life which allows you to take your photos and quickly make comic book style pages with them. Here’s my first one which took a couple of minutes: I know it’s not nearly as good as my friend’s comics, but hey, I can still try and get […]