1.22.2012

Our Friend Tom(s)

More wedding pics are starting to roll in- most of these are taken by Patty- some are from Kim's wedding photographer Jeanie Francis
Here's a group shot Jeanie took. As Patty put it, "Luke said, 'I'll walk.'"

And the sweetest flower girl troop ever - I love how Finley looks like she's about to take flight!

Baylorman fell asleep on Uncle Jack's shoulder during the ceremony. Here's a picture of the two snuggling.

Here's a pic without our spouses- which is not intentional (Patty took the pic,Chris wasn't at the wedding, and Luke was probably busy cutting it up on the dance floor in his new dancing shoes...see below)

Here we are with Joey & Stacey - who I love, but I'm really posting this to show you how happy Baylor was to sleep in his sling for most of the night. And I'm not talking about "sleeping while I sat in the corner." I really WAS cutting it up on the dance floor - he slept through it all. And maybe it was a little more "moderately shimmying and shaking" than "cutting it up."

and finally....Luke in his ninja shoes/inmate shoes aka TOMS. (Luke's white tube socks wouldn't fit under the shoes, so he went sockless.) At the request of our very humanitarian bride & groom (they ARE missionaries, after all)- the groomsmen sported Tom's & skinny ties, both of which were new to Luke's fashion universe. I was just thankful he didn't have to wear skinny jeans.

1.15.2012

Mr. Congeniality

Least annoying option: don't watch this video at all
Lesser annoying option: turn the sound off & watch the video
Annoying level=Grandparents: watch the video & endure my high pitched mommy-talk

Showdown of the Rolls

I thought this was pretty roley-poley:

And then I pulled up this pic of Jack for comparison:

and Baylor said,

"I can't believe I lost!"
*Judges note: It was a close call. It all came down to upper arm rolls. Jack has more.

My Beautiful Boy

1.13.2012

Middlebrooks Weddings @ the Old Church, Portland

Thirty four years ago, a very proud daddy walked his stunning daughter down the aisle at the Old Church.

Last weekend it happened again.

Dick & Sara were married at the Old Church

and so were Kimberly & Oliver

The styles have changed over the years

but not the important stuff

Happy Anniversary Dick & Sara

and Congrats to Kimmee & Oli

It was the best second wedding for the same couple I've ever been to ;)

1.04.2012

Good News Last

I'll start with the bad news first:
Tonight I started to mix up some oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough. Terror struck cold in my heart when I realized I was out of FLOUR. I love sugar as much as the next gal, but butter and sugar do not a cookie make. The closest thing I could find was bisquick. I dumped it in. The dough looked fine. It tasted fine. (I know because I triple checked.) But when I checked after 10 minutes at 350 degrees, I was dissapointed to find puddley doughy cookies. I doubted they would even be edible.

The good news:
They are most definitely edible.