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Long Overdue Update

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Yeah I know, I am horrible at keeping things up to date.  I apologize to the 3 people that regularly stop by for up dates.  🙂  In any case, let me give everyone a quick run down of everything that’s happened in the last two months.

Morgan – It’s amazing how time flies.  Morgan’s growing like a weed.  Amazingly it’s almost been a year.  She is crawling great and getting around everywhere.  She has started crawling up the stairs which we had to rope off 🙂  She has 4 teeth now, two front top and bottom.  She laughs and smiles all the time, except when you try and put a camera in front of her face 🙂  Other than that she is great!

Matthew – Is good.  Getting into quite a bit of trouble not listening.  Michelle thinks it has to do with the attention Morgan is getting, but I just don’t buy it.  He has always had issues with listening to us.  He can recite the Subway song or beer commercials non stop but as to what i told him 5 minutes ago, forget about it, literally.  He is a great kid, don’t let me fool you.  I just wish he would listen a little more 🙂

Vacation – For valentines day I surprised Michelle and Matthew with a trip to Disney World.  We will be staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge from May 9th through May 16th.  This will be our second trip to Disney and I can’t be more excited.  I ended up getting an all inclusive thing with food and the whole nine yards.  Michelle has since made reservations at various restaurants around Disney for almost every meal!  Most places you have to set up reservations well in advance.  Anyway, I almost wish it was closer because I am really excited.

Other than that not too much going on.  Our car has been in the shop for 4 days with a broken timing belt and some other minor ailments, as much as almost two grand can be minor.  Right now I am working from home looking out at about a foot of snow so i have to prepare after lunch to go out and get pelted by snowballs by my son who wont stop asking me 🙂  I have put some pics up, and I do apologize.  I can’t believe my last upload was before Halloween.  Anyway I think that will do it for now.  Enjoy the quick update and we’ll talk to you soon.


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Latest on Morgan

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Since I really don’t want to do any of the house work I really need to do, I figured I would post something here 🙂

Morgan is growing well.  We had the first tooth pop out a couple of weeks ago.  It really hurts, no not her, but my finger when she constantly chews on them 🙂  She is standing up well on us, hasn’t stood on her own yet.  She is sitting up great on her own.  She defintely tries to crawl but gets frustrated when she doesn’t get there fast enough.  Part of her problem is she only rolls one sided, to the right.

Right now Michelle is feeding her, and she’s eating a ton.  Not sure if she is really hungry or heating up the food has helped, but she went through one bowl and Michele asked if she should give her more.  I said if she wants it give it to her 🙂  She likes carrots, doesn’t like green beans, and doesn’t like the cereal much.  Bananas didn’t do much for her, too sweet maybe, because with every bite she would ive that tart face look, it was hilarious 🙂

She loves her bouncer.  She will stand in it and bounce for quite some time.  She enjoys it so much when she stands on Michelle or I she will still bounce all over.  Sleeping is still an issue.  Once every three or four weeks she just refuses to sleep and last night was that night.  Michelle tried for a few hours and was unsuccessful, so I finally took her.  I tried walking around with her, tried laying down with her, finally I came downstairs to try and let Michelle get some sleep.  After about a half hour, I think she gave up 🙂  I put her in her swing when she got quiet and kept talking to her until she fell asleep.  Then I proceeded to endure a horrendous nights sleep on the couch 🙂  But she slept until 7:30, a full 6 or 7 hours, so that was great.  I passed her off to Michelle upstairs and came back down to sleep a little longer.

Well wasted enough time, let me try and get some things done today.  Hope all of you are doing well.


Miller Family Update

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So since I have been so horrible about keeping everyone up to date here is a month’s worth of updates to try and catch everyone up.

Matthew – He is doing fine.  Think he is starving for attention, or at least he thinks so, now that Morgan is here so he seems to be getting in a lot more trouble for not listening.  All in all though he is great with Morgan and loves her, accept when she pukes then he goes running 🙂  He loves playing with her and talking to er and there really is a connection between the two.  Morgan loves to look at him and he makes her laugh all the time.  We have been watching a lot of the Food Network, I am dying for my DirecTV, and Matthew has been watching as well.  So anytime Michelle is cooking Matthew has been wanting to help.  Right now Michelle is cooking dinner and Matthew is trying to do anything to help her out, it’s great to see him taking an interest in some things as he gets older.

King of the Hill You Crack Me Up

Morgan – Is doing great.  Growing like a weed and all.  We had our most recent doctors appointment on Tuesday of last week and she was 13lbs and 24.25 inches long.  She has one tooth coming in that has been coming in for some time.  With the tooth coming in she drools non-stop.  Michelle puts two bibs on her all the time because the first one soaks through in a matter of minutes all most.  Not only does she drool but she spits, or makes raspberries with her mouth which makes it wore as well.  Because of all the drool and such I have started calling her bubbles and Michelle calls her Rabid Baby, as you can see why below.  She is laughing a ton and talking as well.  Always smiling until of course she has to sleep then its all screams.  She does not like to sleep at all and at max can only stay down for about 3 or 4 hours at night.

Closeup of Bubbles Or Rabid Baby Cute as a Pea Playtime on the Floor

Michelle and Scott – As if anyone is interested in us 😉  Michelle is doing good.  Outside of lack of sleep everything is good.  Concern for family due to hurricane Ike, but that has subsided since we have had reports of no major damage from family.  I have been swamped at work as always.  Thanks to hurricane Ike I was watching over our Port Arthur office traffic from Philly and thanks to Gustav I was watching our New Orleans traffic as well.  All this while my number one guy Jose was on vacation on a cruise ship in the Carib being chased by Gustav and Ike 🙂  Outside of work there isn’t much else for me.  Come home and try and relax some before it all starts over again 🙂

Family and Friends – Hurricane Ike caused a lot of grief worrying about family and friends, but the good news is almost everyone came out with only minor damage.  I still have not been able to get in touch with my father, which I will be picking up the phone as soon as I am done typing to try and get him again, but that’s nothing new there so I am not that concerned.  If something were wrong I think I would have gotten a call so not too worried.  The one exception was Aliceson Haynes.  We just learned that their family took extensive damage to their home.  Aliceson and her family just sold their home and purchased their current home a little over a month ago.  Luckily their flood insurance kicked in the day the storm hit so they should be ok financially, but just thinking about all the memories and personal items that were lost that can never be replaced is heartbreaking.  Please keep Aliceson in your thoughts and prayers as they recover from the storm.

Vacation – Many of you know we typically take vacation around the time our company has our managers meetings because they are held in Houston and it’s easy for us to stay down there a week before or after.  We were setting everything up and got word last week that the meetings have been moved from Houston to Philly thanks to Ike.  So vacation this year looks to be ruined.  I still am planning on taking some time off just to try and recharge, but other than that we probably wont be doing much for the rest of the year.  After hearing Jose’s wonderful comments about his cruise I am really leaning towards going on a cruise next year as our big family vacation.  We’ll see how it goes.

Think that about does it for us.  That should keep you occupied on us for the past month or so.  Will try and keep you posted a little better but if you’re reading this you know me 🙂  Vacation is next week and I hope to get to the Zoo and the par a few days with Matthew at least so I should be posting quite a few pics, so keep your eyes posted.


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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

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August 19th we were lucky enough to go see the Phillies and Nationals at Citizens Bank Park.  It was our first game of the year and I felt bad about that because Matthew really likes going.  Need to try and get to more next year.  It was also Morgan’s first game.  I want to say Matthew was about the same age his first game but I could be wrong.  Matthew had a blast and enjoyed Dollar Dog Night.

Matthew Enjoying Dollar Dogs

Morgan on the other hand, did not like the game 🙂  When Matthew went to the games he loved them, loved the lights, the sounds, the whole nine yards, even slept through a lot of it.  Morgan, just the opposite.  Anytime the crowd started to yell or the PA was loud she started screaming.  I tried to keep her quiet a little but Michelle ended up just taking her inside to shelter her from most of the noise.  You can see her tear stained eyes here.

Look at Those Pitiful Eyes

All in all we had a very good time and the Phils ended up winning, so it was a good night.

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Gone Fishin’

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I know it’s been way too long since I have posted but will get more into that in my next post or two, trying to keep these consolidated to one idea.

We were lucky enough to be invited by Gary and Shirley Bradford of Cape Henry Launch to a fishing trip on August 10, 2008 down in Virginia Beach so we took a road trip down to VA for the weekend.  I didn’t feel comfortable with Morgan coming so Michelle and Morgan were left behind and this was a guys day out for Matthew and I.  Right before we headed down all of us went to eat a late breakfast before the 1pm start time.  We had to go back to the hotel because we didn’t have a few things.  It was amazing, the sky just cracked open.  I have no idea where it came from but the wind started blowing and the rain just poured.  I was honestly worried about the trip the weather was so bad.  It only lasted about 30 minutes and ten the sun came out and it was beautiful, it was so weird.

Once we got onboard Matthew was having a great time talking to everyone and looking around, that was until we started moving.  This being the first time on water, he sure needed to get his sea legs under him.

Pre Game MeetingOnce we were moving though he started to get a little more comfortable, but he didn’t want to get too far away from me.

Klingon or Cling OnBy the time we got out to our first stop though he was fine and so excited about everything that was going on.  Everyone was catching fish, but they all were pretty small.  I think the biggest fish of the day was just over a foot long.  I ended up walking away with a shirt for the second biggest fish, an eleven and a quarter inch blue fish.  At one stop everyone was catching skates, and I mean everyone.  I think we caught about 6 or 7 skates in that one place.

Another SkateWe had a very good time and I was very appreciative to take a mini vacation even though it was tough to pack it all in 3 days.  Gary and Shirley were great to invite us out and not only that but Shirley took great care of Matthew while onboard 🙂

Shirley and MatthewI of course had to take a few shots of the vessel’s at anchor, can’t escape work for very long can I.  Here are just a few I took.

The Dura Couple of Ships at Anchor Virginia Pilot House

You can look at all the pics in our album here.

Cape Henry Launch Fishing Trip

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