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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Recent Adventures

Look at this sweet girl.  This picture was on one of the 5 cold days we had this year.  A lot has happened since I blogged last and I think I found out why blogger would not upload the last videos of Kennedy eating, because iPhoto made them disappear somehow and now we are concerned that are hard drive might be corrupted.  When I download pictures I have been importing them into iPhoto to be the good new Mac user that I aspire to be.  Well, I was going to upload videos etc. and it never worked.  Tonight I went into iPhoto to open the photos and it said that the photo could not be found, which is awesome since they have been deleted off my camera.  I called my dad in a panic and he was unable to help me find them either which means they are gone.  Where did they go??  I have NO clue, but I always go through the same steps.  Another weird thing is that within an album, that was downloaded at the same time mind you, some of the pictures open and some "are not found".  How exactly does that happen?  here I am buying a Mac because I am tired of this stuff with Windows and all the problems that go with that and here iPhoto up and deletes some pictures that it feels like deleting.  Now we have to take our computer in to see if a Mac genius can figure out what is happening and pray that our hard drive is ok.  Of course when and how is that going to happen exactly.  I just love to think about our expensive Mac computer on a car ride to SA since of course Corpus couldn't have a Mac store.  Sigh, after much frustration and tears I am still LIVID.  But here are some salvaged pictures to enjoy.  
Thankfully, Kennedy and I went to San Antonio because I had a speech conference in SA.  The conference was good and I got to see a good friend, Michelle, which was a blast.  We had dinner every nice and got to catch up and have girl talk, I felt like an adult.  But the really good news is that I downloaded pics off my camera while I was in SA.  So my mom is going to download them and bring them with her next week when she comes and I am praying that most of the pictures are there.

While in SA, Kennedy went EVERYWHERE and saw EVERYONE.  My mom took her to a baby shower at Wetmore where she was held by every teacher on campus I heard.  Then she went to the Elam's house where Jaime and Jill came over with their kids to see Kennedy.  Jaime's husband Ben even left work to come by and see her.  My mom reported that she loved visiting all the people.  For a while Kennedy went through the stage where she was not going to anyone she did not know, but recently she has come out of that a little bit.  She still really won't smile at strangers when we are out, but at least she will go to more people than just mom and dad.
Then Nanna stopped by to see her on Friday while I was at the conference and Aunt Britney stopped by later on Friday as well.  She was loved, loved, loved on.
 Also while in Sa, she got to swing for the first time and you can tell by her face that it was a big hit.  She was so excited!

Later, Pa and Kennedy played dress up.

THis is one of the only pictures I have in this outfit until my mom brings the flash drive down because this is one that iPhoto lost.  Check out how long this girl is.  The pants fit in the waste, but are almost shorts because this girl is so incredibly long.  It is impossible to fit her because 9 months fits her length but is too big in the waste.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Randy's Winging

Our friend Randy is officially a Marine Pilot for Harriers.  Randy moved to Corpus a few years ago to begin his pilot school and we became pretty good friends.  It is a long story but we grew up with the Leupold family who use to live in SA.  They now live in Seattle and go to church with Randy's family.  When he moved to Corpus, Karen Leupold told him to find us at church and then we started hanging out. Several meals, laughs, trips, and "sleep-overs" later we had a good friend who had to leave us.  Randy had to move to Kingsville for the last part of his schooling and so would often times spend the night at our house on Saturday nights.  He said it was so he wouldn't have to drive back to Corpus for church the next morning, but I know it was so I would feed him.

These pictures are horrible but this is what we got from the back of the ceremony.  Randy's brothers, parents, aunt and uncle, and grandma all came in for the ceremony.  He had his brothers wing him.
  Brazile Brothers
 This is the only shot we got with him or of Barrett and I, which made me made because we don't often have a reason to get dressed up and then when we do we don't even take pictures!
 The weekend started out with the winging ceremony on Friday, dinner at Waterstreet, and then a party on the Lexington.  Then Saturday night his brothers, sister-in-law and parents came over for Chicken Fried Steak.  I could not have prepared this meal without the help of his mom and sister-in-law.  The boys were out at the shooting range and I had to go to the store and cook chicken fried steak for 8 people while feeding/bathing/nursing my child to sleep.  Thankfully, the girls came over while the boys were shooting. Randy's mom was sweet enough to be on Kennedy duty and then switch and finish up last minute touches like the gravy while I speed bathed Kennedy and got her to sleep.  The boys walked in right when I was putting Kennedy to do they have such perfect timing?

Here are some pictures from the shooting range to document the weekend.

Randy got an over under shotgun for his graduation.  I meant to get a picture of the whole gang at the kitchen table....but was so distracted that I forgot.  The next day we got to enjoy the Brazile family at church and at lunch and then they headed back home.  We got to see Randy for another week and he came to SA with us for Easter one last time.  He currently has moved to North Carolina and is currently being tortured during his POW training.  We are gonna miss this guy.....