Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Buck visits Nashville

A little over a week ago, our good friends Zane and Jodi came back to Nashville for a visit and this time they came with their precious baby boy, Buck! It was so great to finally meet him. He is already 3 months old and I could not believe how big he was. AND, we got to hear his first concert...well, not complete songs but he does can let out a well tuned "Ohhh" with his mommy and daddy, but what else would you expect from the son of such a great singer.

The Friday they were in town we had an open house at Paige and Keegan's for friends around town to meet Buck. We enjoyed a good time with close friends, baby holding and some great food. The Smith's were wonderful hosts and provided us with chili dogs and other tasty fall treats. I gave my camera to Jodi to use at the party so here are a few shots from the evening.
Hudson, Linda and I enjoying the great food.

The Arnett's with baby Buck! Could he be a better snuggle baby?

Hugh and Marge Keedy with baby Buck! How precious is this picture?

What a fun evening! We can't wait for them to come back to see us again. We love the Williams!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

U2 Live in Atlanta

Last night, David and I stayed up a little past our betime to see the live U2 show on YouTube from the Rose Bowl. The show was great but it still didn't compare to seeing the show in person in Atlanta a few weeks ago rather than from our living room.
Live in Atlanta...

You can see why the it's called the 360degree tour!

One of my favorite songs was I'll go crazy if I don't go crazy tonight. They played a different version that included the bongo drum. Incredible!

The Edge....

Saying goodbye!

Here was the setlist for our show.
10/06/2009 Georgia Dome - Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Breathe, Get On Your Boots, Mysterious Ways, Beautiful Day / Blackbird (snippet), I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Stand By Me (snippet), Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of, No Line On The Horizon, Magnificent, Elevation, Until The End Of The World, The Unforgettable Fire, City Of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight / Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (snippet), Sunday Bloody Sunday / People Get Ready (snippet), MLK, Walk On / You'll Never Walk Alone (snippet)
encores: One / Amazing Grace (snippet), Where The Streets Have No Name / All You Need Is Love (snippet), Ultra Violet (Light My Way), With Or Without You, Moment of Surrender

Thanks for the early birthday present, David! And, thanks, Julie and Steve for hanging out with us pre- and post-show and arranging our hotel for the evening. What a fun night in Atlanta! Oh, and thanks Nana and Pops for watching the boys for the night. So, U2 has released their tour stops for 2010 in the US...anyone want to join me (and David, of course) for another show?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

See below Happy Birtday, Jonas post for pictures from his birthday celebration!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Happy First Birthday, Jonas!

It was such a special day when you came into our lives on this day one year ago! My what a year it has been and oh, how you have changed!

You have brought so much joy, laughter and yes, much excitement into our lives and we cannot imagine our lives without you. We look forward to your second year of life. More pictures of the birthday celebration will be on there way soon!

Birthday Celebration

We had a great time celebrating Jonas' first birthday! My mom, step-dad, Bruce and my aunt Candy all traveled down for the party. They came early on Friday so we had a chance to do some fun things before the party. The fall weather hit so we enjoyed time on our porch while they were here.

We also took them to the Farmer's Market (just a street over from our house) to look at all the fall flowers and pumpkins. Bruce and Asher found this monkey's tail squash.

There were rows upon rows of pumpkins in any size, shape and color you can imagine (okay not blue and gold---David was hoping to decorate the front of our house with Notre Dame colored pumpkins!). Jonas had to touch every one his little arm could reach from the stroller.

Here is one of our few family pics.

The birthday party was on Saturday and it was a combined party with our niece, Katie (David's sister, Julie's daughter), who was turning two. Yes, I went into labor at Katie's first birthday. It's so fun that they share the same birthday! Below are the moms with the birthday kids.

Since we had two birthdays, we had two birthday themes and cakes (and yes, I was crazy enough to make both cakes, including an individual cake for Jonas to eat). Jonas' birthday theme was bath time (his favorite thing right now). So here was his cake.

For Katie, we had a Hello Kitty cake.

You can tell it's Jonas' first birthday because he was just looking at us all strangely, while we sang to him and then didn't quite know what to do with the cake in front of him. I had to get him started with eating it.

He quickly got the hang of it and devoured most of it. I was surprised how clean he stayed.

Katie knew just what to do after we sang happy birthday to her. She just leaned right over and blew out the candle like she had had many birthdays before.

Below are all the cousins (minus Skylar) with Nana at the kids' table.

It was such a special day to enjoy with some of my family and David's. Most of David's family were there--Greg, Angie, Elijah, Meadow and Skylar; Steve, Julie, Luke and Katie and Nana--all that is except Pops. We missed you Pops! We look forward to celebrating many more shared birthdays.