Monday, December 18, 2006

This would be a cool job....

So here are David's friends Christer and Beamer in their first of 4 spacewalks. It blows my mind that this is what David has been training them to do for nearly 2 years.... I mean, they are hanging out IN SPACE! He said that Beamer was out on the end, as far away from the space station and the shuttle as possible, and he was so calm and collected that his numbers seemed like he was asleep! Can you imagine being the one in that top picture?? Such a cool job. I look foward to meeting these guys. Anyways, his crew is scheduled to land on Friday afternoon... a day late. But I should get my husband back now that this mission is over, just in time for Christmas!

In the meantime, I have LOADS of pics of the sweet baby girl that I am dying to share with you all, but I still am not able to get them off of my camera. So maybe once I get to my parents' house I can do that. Just know that if you can imagine it, she is cuter than the last pics I posted of her. She never ceases to amaze me! :)

Monday, December 11, 2006

Well, poop

Looks like I spoke too soon. We may not be able to go home for Christmas since even though David will be done with his part of the mission, he has to be on call until they land. So we may not be able to leave town. Bummer.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Making up for lost time

I have put in 3 posts in 2 days, so to make sure you don't miss anything... keep scrolling!! :) :) :)

And We Have Liftoff!!!

Yippee! Last night was a HUGE one for our family. Discovery finally took off for the Space Station yesterday evening... the first night launch in almost 5 years! It was huge for several reasons. First, it is always a huge deal when the shuttle launches. Unfortunately, it doesn't get near as much press as it should. That thing weighs like 3,000 tons or something, and it goes into space. Unreal. But it was huge for us because David has been training this shuttle crew for almost 2 years, and it is his first flight where he is the "lead" for the EVAs. I kept saying "can't believe your friends are on that thing!!" He has gotten pretty close to these guys, so it is really cool to think about them being in space. Also, our family picture is on that rocket!! I can't wait to get it back, along with all the stats of how fast it flew, how many thousand miles, how many orbits, etc. Too cool. And lastly, this means that I get to take Reagan "home" for Christmas to be with my family and friends in the Metroplex. The backup plan was to have Mom, Dad, Adam and crew to come here for Christmas, but David should now be done in time to not have to work over the holidays. YIPPEE!! Now we just pray for a safe, everything-goes-as-planned, 12 day mission and a safe landing.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Naughty or Nice!?!?

We're pretty sure she is on the Nice List. This cutie pie pretty much gets whatever she asks for!! Especially since she was so good for Santa! She even gave bigger smiles that didn't get caught by the camera, but we have them on video. (thanks Kendra for reminding me to take the video camera!)

Yea for Christmastime!!!!!

PS. the lady in front of us in line was taking pics of Santa and her twins. I kept thinking "that'll be Jaymie next year!!!" :)

Kentucky Family Pics

I'm way way behind on blogging. I broke part of our camera (I'm so MAD about it!), and it is the part that the USB cable hooks into. So we now need a card reader to get our pics off the camera. Not too big of a deal... it could have been MUCH worse. I can't live without the camera these days! Anyways, I have more precious pictures from our Thanksgiving trip, but they are on Brenna's camera. She has since told me that she doesn't know how to upload pics off it... guess I need to have a tutoring session! But I do have these which are fun, so I thought I would share. :)
This is David's cousin Justin. He looks more like David than any of the others (there are LOTS), probably because their moms are identical twins. Anyways, I just love this picture. She really took to Justin.
Here is David's Aunt Mary (Katie's twin sister) loving on Reagan. We stayed at their house, and she was SO great helping me out while Reagan was sick. I pretty much stayed there the entire time while David went out with the family outings, and Aunt Mary just loved on us both. It was great to spend so much time with her! I think she confused Reagan a bit though... she looks and talks so much like her Grammy!
David's cousin Nathan has a little girl who just turned one... Camille. Nathan kept saying "who would have thought we would be taking pictures with our daughters!!" Too cute.
Another cousin, Katie (seriously, he has as big of a family as I do!) and her 7 month old, William. We spent an afternoon at their house, one of the few times that Reagan was feeling better. I just love Katie to death. She has a little adorable 2 year old, Anna Scott, who didn't really feel like having her picture made, so I have none of her. But William was just precious beyond words, and he seemed to like Reagan a lot! Will, you guys are RELATED, so don't get any ideas... even if you ARE from Kentucky!
David's Greemy spent the day with us too, which was a treat. Brenna, Mary, and Reagan sat here with her (and the dog Gracie) for a long time just hanging out. We don't get to see Greemy enough, so I wanted Reagan to have as much time with her Great-Greemy as possible. This pic isn't great, but it is the only one I have of Reagan with her until Brenna gets more savvy with her technology!

With Christmas coming up, I can't wait for all the photo ops! I know you all will be so bored of the family pictures I will be posting soon, but it is just so fun having a kid at the holidays! Until then, I'll be working on my broken camera. Ugh....