Apr 28, 2009

Happy 3 Years and Counting!

After three long years of marriage a lot of couples are throwing in the towel, giving marriage the old heave ho, hasta la vista sucka. But not here in Jersey City - we're enjoying every moment and wondering how we ever got along without each other. Now I can't speak for Tamara, but the way I figure it, I'm one lucky guy. Most people seeing the two of us together would have to agree, but I think people should know that my luck runs far deeper than marring a girl with astounding good looks. I feel so blessed to have such a talented, compassionate, and loving wife. Here is a short list of why Tamara is so great...

  • Tamara is almost always up for an adventure - From canoeing down the river to moving to NYC.
  • Tamara has something I call the excited smile - Disney Land or Oliver might spur one of these.
  • Tamara is super creative - she sews, designs, decorates, knits, draws, writes, sings, bakes and knows about fashion.
  • Tamara loves to play games - From Skip-Bo to tennis she'll give you a run for your money.
  • Tamara makes our house a home - there's no other place I'd rather be.
  • Tamara keeps my waist growing with delicious food - she is one skinny chef that you can trust!
  • Tamara likes to pop out and startle me - for some reason I scream like a girl when I get startled and then we laugh and laugh.
  • Tamara is Oliver's mother - seeing them together brings so much meaning to my life.

After three wonderful years of marriage I think I've just scratched the surface of why I'm lucky to be married to my wife. Tamara, I love you so much and hope you know that I truly am grateful for all the hard work you put into making our family happy. I love you, I'm looking forward to another great year. Happy Anniversary!


Apr 19, 2009

Ollie met the chickens

For Easter weekend, Andy, Oliver, and I headed to upstate NY where Oliver met his Uncle Nick, Aunt Anna, Uncle Jacob and Aunt Emily, and cousins Florence, Lorenzo, Lehi, and Naomi. He also met Grandma's chickens! Oh, what yummy eggs they lay! After having so much fun on Saturday and Sunday, Oliver and I decided to stay for a few more days and sent Andy home with Pete and Ashley.

In other news, Oliver pulled himself up on the side of the crib Friday and stood long enough to chew on the rail. He really likes to move - whether it's rolling on a blanket, walking while we hold his hands, jumping in his jumperoo, or just climbing on me while I hold him - he never seems content to just chill. As Uncle Nick observed and stated: Oliver seems anxious to live life.
Here's Oliver with his cousins Lehi and Lorenzo
Here we are in our Easter outfits.
I chopped my hair last week and surprised Andy. I hope it doesn't look too much like a mom-do.
I love my boys!

Apr 3, 2009