Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What's in a Name?

Over New Year's weekend while Stephen and I were visiting my parents we decided to take a little trip downtown Detroit one afternoon. There is a used bookstore there that Stephen has always wanted to visit called John K. King Used & Rare Books. The place is truly amazing. Six floors of books stacked floor to ceiling. If you ever get a chance to visit I highly suggest you do. Then you should eat lunch at Mudgie's in Corktown. Delicious.

Anyway, while at the bookstore I came across this little gem published in 1967. It was $1.25 so I decided to buy it and then Stephen and I challenged ourselves to choose our unborn baby's name from it. It's only 32 pages long and 8 of those pages include making sure the name you choose has a cool nickname, a family tree and ads for Enfamil like the one shown below.

I've looked through this book a ton of times and nothing really jumps out at me. Stephen actually likes the name Cadwallader. While it does have a cool meaning there is not a chance in hell that I am naming my kid that. No matter what Stephen or John N. say.

The cool thing about used books is seeing what the previous owner was leaning towards. Apparently Lenore was one of their options, which happens to be my grandma's name.

Also, I think it's totally fun and appropriate that, according to this book, Tait means cheerful. Who has ever met a Tait that isn't? (On a side note, I really like this picture of the name Tait and am considering fine tuning it a bit and then blowing it up and framing it. What do you guys think?)

The point is that Stephen and I can't really agree on anything. We are open to suggestions! As long as it's cooler that Cadwallader...I don't want to see a single comment in the comment section arguing that Cadwallader is a cool name. If you do you'll be banished from this blog forever!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Linsey!!

To my sweet, loving and graceful wife: Happy Birthday.

Linsey turns 28 years old today. It is her last birthday before she holds her new title for life: mom. (Can't wait for that, by the way: watching Linsey be a mom. She'll be pretty darn good, don't you think?)

Anyway... Happy birthday Linsey!

(And Patrick B., if you read this blog: Happy Birthday to you, also)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Whole Famn Damily

This picture isn't the best quality but at least we're all together, probably the last time for a long time.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Been a long time...

Once again I'm realizing what a long time it's been since Stephen and I have last blogged. Stephen used to be the one who did all the blogging, then I sort of took over, then neither of us did it for a while, now I guess I'm back at it again. I asked Stephen the other day why he never blogs on our blog anymore and he said, "Because our life in Port Huron is boring and the only thing I like here is you and I'm not going to blog about you all the time." But I just spent the last 20 minutes looking at all our recent blog posts and it would appear that our life isn't really that boring. I mean at least this winter Stephen and I and all our belongings aren't crammed into our bedroom because our apartment is under construction. So already we are one step ahead of last winter.

Anyway, I'm vowing to start blogging again. The real big news is that Stephen and I are going to be parents! Holy Cow. Most of you probably already know that, but hey, it's a good topic to blog about :-)

Here is a picture from our first ultrasound a couple of weeks ago. I'm due August 20th. Just a few weeks after Kara. This will be the 10th grandchild on the Tait side and the first on mine.