Friday, September 23, 2005

Sunset by Jody Swope

You can see the full size image of this drawing by Jody Swope (Wendy's cousin) in our gallery.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Last Weekend

Last weekend, Wen and I flew up to the Bay Area for my 10 year high school reunion. It was a pretty good turnout and I mingled with a lot of people I used to hang out with back then.

You would think that people would change a lot over 10 years, but it seemed like people were mostly the same. Most seemed a bit more mature, some didn't seem to have changed at all. A number of people (mostly guys) gained a good deal of weight and were now quite tubby. A few people (mostly girls) lost a good deal of weight. I found it harder to recognize the people who lost weight compared to the ones that gained it. Weird!

Wendy's belly keeps on getting bigger. She is happy that she can feel Chloe kicking her now. I wonder when I will be able to feel it?

Friday, September 16, 2005

Due to popular request...

Someone commented that I should update my blog again, so here goes...

Last week has been busy. Spent last weekend with Wen shopping for various baby stuff. Went to Sears, Babys R' Us, JC Penny, Target and who knows what else. I've had babies dancing in my head all week! Good thing all the baby stuff is so cute. We're using all the shopping to help decide what to put in Chloe's gift registry (hint-hint) and I think that we've got just about everything for the first 6 months figured out.

Wednesday I flew to Las Vegas for the G2E (Global Gaming Expo) and got drove back last night. Spent the day walking around viewing vendors' wares. It's pretty amazing how many girls are hired as models for the show, just about every decent sized booth had at least one scantily clothed model, many had 5 or more! Plenty of booths with free drinks and beer as well. I spent most of my time researching video content distribution systems and looking for something cost effective that would let us distribute dvd-quality video over an IP network. I found a couple of potential solutions, but they may be cost prohibitive.

Wednesday night Paltronics rented out the GhostBar at The Palm. Free food, drinks and dancers = fun! Thanks Paltronics!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

June Lorraine Browning Brown Bowler-Piehl

Wendy's grandmother June passed away quietly this morning at 5am. Rest in Peace. I'm glad I got to visit you recently.

This picture was taken in late December of 2002.

Friday, September 02, 2005

It's a...


See more pics in our gallery: Sept 2 ultrasound pictures.

I'm sure Wendy will be posting about it as soon as the power comes back on, it's been off since midnight last night!

Thursday, September 01, 2005


Whew, it's been busy around here.

Last weekend Wen and I flew up to Eugene, Oregon to visit her family in Roseburg. Unfortunately, Wen's grandmother June has been getting very sick and weak and is mostly bed ridden now. We are lucky that she is staying in a good nursing home with very nice caretakers and has loving family living a short drive away who visit daily.

It was extremely difficult difficult to see her, she has gotten very skinny since the last time I saw her a few years ago. Her dementia has gotten worse. At this point it seems that all we can do is to make her as comfortable as possible.

I've wondered what it must feel like to have one's mind and body degrade to that point. I'm not sure that I would have the will to live knowing the burden I would be placing on family members and it being difficult to appreciate and hardly acknowledge the world around me.

It is amazing what the body and mind will go through and continue functioning.

A new life grows stronger every day in Wendy's Belly. First thing tomorrow morning we go to the doctor where we hope to find out the sex of the baby!

Will it be a boy? Will it be a girl? I've been asked this question a million times in the past couple months and my answer has always been the same. It does not matter to me, all I hope for is that the baby is healthy! Although secretly I may be wishing for a boy. Or am I wishing for a girl?

It's so exciting to think of the small little human growing inside of Wen's womb, which is now about the size of a large sweet potato. What will it look like? What will it grow up and achieve?