Thursday, September 28, 2006

Keeping it going

Uuugh. Things are just way to busy being the soccer dad that I have become, though I am enjoying it tremendously. Now for updated news. Anna has a school. It seems like there are more children out here than school space so waiting lists are huge and long. However, Autumn met a Lutheran minister while she was waiting for husband's return from Iraq and they struck up a conversation that led to an opening at their school. Only about a 15 minute drive but on Tuesday and Thursday she will be in school. Other news.....Jason has an ear infection. For those who remember, Anna was the queen of the ear infection, however this is Jason's first one, at least, that we caught. The boy doesn't complain about much, that is unless his sister is laying on top of him. Otherwise things are good. We are off to the zoo tomorrow with Madeleine (one of Anna's new friends). This will be the second adventure for us to the zoo. I don't think we saw more than half of it the first time.

Hope all are doing well out there.........Enjoy the pictures of Jason's first birthday (one reading Grandpa and Grandma Saeger's card and his first taste of cake) and of Anna at ballet.....


Monday, September 25, 2006

Music questions abound

So, it was bound to happen.....What music am I listening to these days??? Let's see... Some new stuff that I have been spinning on the Ipod include the new Ani Difranco, Golden Smog, World Party, Jason Collett, Neko Case, and The Long Winters. Older stuff includes The Frames (thank you LB for continuing to remind me of their genius), the first two Bjork solo records, as always Bob Dylan (Oh Mercy is spinning right now), Talking Heads, and Merle Haggard reissues....

I just ordered a couple of the Pogues re-issues and am anxiously awaiting their arrival. I am just learning about the genius and tragedy of Shane MacGowan.......

Here are some lyrics to Ani's song 78% H2O.........

when the joy had left your body
and you were locked in to your own thoughts
you used to love to sit by the water
and watch it lapping on the rocks
and every time you put your feet in
you'd cry out and you would pray
but it's all downhill from here baby
so naturally, i can't stay

first you'll roll your eyes to heaven
say you never had love so divine
but it will go from
more than ever
to not enough
in no time
you will push and
you will push until
you push me away
i hear you cry out for your water
and i know you'll curse it someday

i guess for me
there's been a few
who've walked up smiling
and drawn a line
between so far
and from now on
yes a big glowing
line in time
and i've been disappointed
i've been heartbroken
yes i too have
loved from afar
but we are 78% water
even our pumping hearts

Still looking for my camera to post some more pictures.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Welcome To Our World

Hi, to whoever is checking in on us. Here we will post pictures and random thoughts of our lives as we adventure around. Hope this helps all you fine folks keep up with us. Feel free to send us notes as well.
First I will introduce Jason. He just turned 1 year old on Thursday and he loved his cake. I will get some pictures posted as soon as I can get them loaded in. He is trying to walk and loves trucks and blocks. The attached photo was taken at Sea World and it involved Jason's favorite activity there.....LUNCH!!!!! Signing off until tomorrow.