Sunday, April 26, 2009


I think I've just seen the most awesome movie of the last 6 months: ZARDOZ starring Sean Connery and directed by John Boorman, probably best known for Deliverance. I don't think everyone would relish ZARDOZ as a Sunday-night closer -- I know Kacey didn't.

By one assessment, Sean Connery's costume in ZARDOZ was deemed one of the "dumbest decisions in movie history":

I'll let you be the judge of that.

Here's the trailer if you want more of Sean Connery in his red diaper:


Brunch Trio

Went to brunch for a friend's birthday. Not just any locale, but inside a greenhouse complete with a Spanish musical trio:

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Party at Pickwick

Considering the fact that we gave our family two days notice that we'd be coming into town, it was pretty remarkable that so many people were able to gather at the lake. We had such a crowd that my folks had to rent the double-wide down the way. You know it's a party when there's a trailer involved.
Pushing the memory of my mama's cheese grits and my daddy's breakfast spread out of my mind, the highlight of the weekend was meeting Susannah Nell Southern, Lindley's third baby. Susannah is exactly two months younger than Townes and we couldn't resist propping them up for a mini photo shoot. (There were seriously so many flashes popping that I was on seizure-patrol for the popular little duo. Permanent retina damage is a bit tougher to call.)

Lindley also wins a prize for dedication considering that she drove from St. Louis with 3 kids under the age of 4. Second place goes to the original Susannah who drove all the way from Texas with her husband Jon. It was wonderful to be with everyone who could make the hastily-planned weekend. Chris and Katherine's crew and Uncle John, aka El Oso Negro, were greatly missed.

Here's Coy teaching Ella and AW the finer points of casting a line from the porch:

We also had a birthday cake for my brother who had to wrestle with Dub about who got to keep the toy trucks that decorated it. Cy and Old Susannah had a photo shoot of their own!

If Orion had a saddle, I think this attempt at dogback riding may have been a success.

(I should have also mentioned in the last post that our trip home was made so much more comfortable by all the wonderful things that Amberly and Marshall made available for us. The loaner bouncey chair, pack and play, and stroller were very helpful. Baby Susannah and T took turns in the chair and the stroller at the lake. Thanks again!)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Back in CH

Our time to the States was terrific, though jammed full. It made us grateful for so many things- our family and friends, familiar places, a baby who travels well on airplanes. In review, we did not document the trip very well with pictures but I'll spend a few posts giving a summary of our fun.

In Mobile, we were able to spend a considerable amount of time with Coy's dad and Marshall's family. (Thanks again for taking those days off work, Marsh!) I love this shot of 'PopPop' doing double duty with Townes and Hailey:

We had a cookout for about 30 folks in an effort to see as many people as possible without running around too much. The highlight for me was introducing the little man to two of Mrs Linn's best friends. Townes did really well being passed around at the party which was impressive considering that nobody in Zurich really holds him except for us. (For the most part, everyone is either uninterested or already holding their own!) Aunt Amberley took a spin in the backyard with the duo who are about 8 months apart in age:

Townes had to be measured for the wall in the Buckley kitchen where you can still see the marks that document the growth spurts of Coy and Marshall.

Coy just called from work and reminded me not to just write a 'baby blog' entry. I reassured him that I was writing about our trip here's a picture of the alligator we saw from our table at Ed's Seafood Shed. If we could have put Townes in the picture, we would have for sure.
Baby vs. gator- now that would have been a shot!