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Catching Up

It has been a while since we posted a few pictures of the girls, so here are a few of my favorites from the last month or two. And here’s a quick update… Elizabeth is tentatively walking 10 to 12 steps at a time, and is getting more and more confident every day. It’s clear […]

Grandma Upton

Grandma on her front porch – 7/2007

My paternal grandmother, Doris Upton, passed away on Friday. She lived in Carmi, Illinois so I didn’t get to see her much when I was growing up. I remember many years where we used Dad’s two weeks vacation for a summer road trip to visit family. […]


Last weekend we took the girls on their first overnight trip away from home. It was an all out adventure as we loaded up, got on an airplane, and headed to Southern Illinois for a week. My Dad was born and raised in Carmi and each year over the 4th of July weekend aunts, uncles, […]