Thursday, September 11, 2008

A new room for a big boy. Also: Who is THAT?!

Hank's old room got a big-boy makeover, and we got to check it out when Jimmie and Steph were visiting. But here's what's really great: I get to have a sleepover in that big-boy room in just a few days!

And it wasn't just the bedroom that got a makeover. In addition to becoming a big brother, Hank has been trying on a few new looks. Whatta ya think?

For Tiff

In a comment on my last post, Tiff said she wants me to post some pictures of myself on this blog. Tiff failed to notice that, in fact, there was a picture of me in that last post. Here it is again, cropped for maximum Doug effect.

You can click on it and view it bigger. That's true, in fact, of most pictures on this blog.

Sorry for the diversion from my Jimmie-and-Steph-visit series. Look for some photos of Hank's new big-boy bedroom tonight.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hanging out in D.C.

Round 2 of my pics from Jimmie and Steph's visit in August. It's now been nearly a month since they got here, but I'm still basking in the memories.

Memories like...

Recovering from an awesome red-eye:

Wowing at the National Cathedral:

Checking out the National Geographic Museum:

And some fun dining experiences...
Like this yummy little cafe on 17th:

A Jimmie-Steph-and-Doug tradition, Lauriol Plaza (mediocre Mexican food - aka, the best in D.C.):

They have La Fro in D.C.?!

And, finally, man, how I love the falling waters at Meridian Hill Park:

Our next installment: Hank's new big-boy bedroom!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Barack Ovama

I realized that I just have too many pictures from Jimmie and Steph's visit to post them all at once. So I will spread them out, by topic, as much as I can. Today, it's all about (oh please please please please) our next POTUS!

That's right. Every time we saw Hank during that trip - now almost a month ago! - he had his three heroes with him: Spidey, Mr. Dinosaur, and "Barack Ovama." This is a good blog post: It includes photos of three of my all-time favorite guys!!

(I'm talking, of course, about Hank, Jimmie, and Mr. Ovama.)

(Dad and Phil, please come visit so I can get some pictures and round out my top five!)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Hanna barbarian

We have a tropical storm/hurricane coming. Hanna. She's fixin' to dump 10 inches of rain here. And I'm having a party here tomorrow night. With 35 people having RSVP'd. I don't want 35 dripping-wet people in my apartment.

I can't believe a year went by so fast

I meant to post this yesterday, but yesterday was so busy that I was really only in front of a computer for a total of about one hour during the course of the whole day.

One year ago yesterday, I got into my car, pulled out of the old South Jordan driveway, and headed east for a new life on the other side of the country. I can't believe it's been a year - then again, I can't believe it's only been a year.

I don't have much more to say about it than that. I don't really want to reminisce about that day a year ago when I had to say goodbye to my home and my family. The last year has been really fun and exciting, but of course it's also been hard to be so far away from the people and places I love. And I'm in a good mood today, so I don't want to dwell too much on the bittersweet and get moody. :) I really just wanted to point out that I made it a full year as a non-Utahn, or at least as someone who doesn't currently live in Utah. I guess I'm still a Utahn, right?

Hmm. Pointless blog post. I promise, those photos from Jimmie and Steph's visit are still coming, eventually. My Internet at home has been down for a few days, so I haven't really had a chance...