Monday, November 12, 2007

So, it's been a while...

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Sorry, I've been bad about posting updates.

Things have been busy in Richland.

Baby Bradley William is only about 60 days away and we've been getting ready for him to join us.

Little Miss Emily Rose is very excited to meet her new little brother. She asks about him all the time and always wants to know where he is and what he's doing!

The mommy doctor says that everything is going well, and I see him again at the end of the month.

My job at the hospital is going well also. I just accepted a full time position, so I'll be working more hours, but that's what I was hoping would happen, so I'm happy.

Iain and I are trying to buy our first home. We are in the offer/counter-offer/counter-counter-offer stage right now, hoping for the best. So cross your fingers for us! This house would be perfect for the growing family. Especially if we can get into it before Bradley arrives!

Emily had a wonderful time with Iain on Halloween (while Mommy was working). I hope you enjoy the picture of her in her costume! 3 cheers for the Red, White and Blue!

And speaking of the Red, White and Blue - It's Veteran's Day! - So here's a quick shout-out to all of those who have, are and will serve to keep our country safe and free. To all of those who are far from home and loved ones, Thank You for all you do, and please come home safe.
Don't forget to check out Dad's blog

Over and out... see you next time! :)

2007 Country Music Association Awards Show

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WAY TO GO BRAD! Winner of not only the best video of the year for "Online", which was filmed at the concert that Iain and I attended Memorial Day weekend at the White River Ampitheater in Auburn, WA. But also winner of Male Vocalist of the Year! Wee Haw!

Friday, July 20, 2007

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Hi! I know, it's been a while since I posted.. sorry. This is a picture of Emily at Nana and Grandpa Harper's house on July 14th. Iain and I went to a wedding of my friend Caroline from Bartell's, so Emily stayed with Nana and Grandpa. The wedding was beautiful, the weather was great, although the difference in 86 degrees in Richland and 86 degrees in Redmond was quite noticeable. In Richland, it's dry and manageable, in Redmond, it's hot and sticky and the bugs come out to nibble on me! I came home with no less than a dozen skeeter bites. Oh well, it was a fun weekend.

The job is going well. I've finished training, for the most part. I'm still shadowing other employees until August, just so that I get the hang of the schedule and what needs to be done when. I passed my IV certification last week, but I had to make a iv mixture that has to be incubated for 2 weeks. If it doesn't grow anything then, I'm golden, if it grows something, then I have to start over. So fingers crossed!

Emily is growing faster than any weed I've ever seen! She is talking so much and all the time, she just doesn't stop! Her new favorite phrase is "this is ridiculous!" She's so funny, but she's also so independent and stubborn at times too! I think she gets that from me...

So, for now, must go. I'll try to be better at posting... until next time --

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

My Emily Photo of Choice

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Sqeeky Clean Baby!

I Got The Job!

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I have a namebadge with my picture on it... I have a parking badge on my car window... I have to wear scrubs to work every day... You guessed it! I work in a hospital! Wow.. this is a whole new world to me! I am sure glad that it is a small hospital, because we run around it all day long! My first day was fun.. I got to meet almost everybody, I got to tag along with another tech to see what our job is, and I got a discounted meal in the cafeteria (which isn't too bad!). Everyone I work with seems really nice and eager to help me. We'll see how tomorrow goes! Here is a linky-do to my hospital - Kennewick General Hospital - Enjoy!

Friday, June 1, 2007

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My "Choice Photo" for today... after bouncing off the walls until almost 1 in the morning, Emily seems amazingly chipper this morning. Mommy and Daddy on the other hand.. not so chipper.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Thursday, May 31, 2007

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Not much happening this beautiful Thursday morning. Emily is reading books. Jasmine is following me around the house. Anakin is enjoying his breakfast.
The Brad Paisley concert this weekend was AWESOME! He is a great performer and wow! can that boy play the guitar! His new single "Online" is great and "I'm still a guy" was pretty darn funny, too! His new album "5th Gear" comes out on June 19th - so everyone, go buy it, download it, listen to it...!
Well, that's all I've got right now..
'Till next time -

Friday, May 25, 2007

Happy (early) Memorial Day

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I'll be out of town for the weekend, as I'm sure most everyone else will be as well.

I just want to express my thoughts on Memorial Day.

I was a Military child.
I moved when I was told to move.
I went to school overseas.
My friends are scattered all over the country.

Memorial Day gives me a chance to think about my Dad, about all of my family that served, about all of my friends that are serving, and about every soldier that has, is or will serve. I want to thank every single soldier out there for fighting so hard to protect the land that I call home.

America would not be as beautiful without each and every one of you.

Take a moment this Memorial Day and remember and give thanks.

I heard this on the radio this morning - "Memorial Day, it's not just another day off."
To my Dad - I'm proud of you, for everything you do, and thank you!
Please visit his blog -

Gonna see Brad!

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Brad Paisley!
Tomorrow night, ya'll! At the White River Amphitheater in Auburn, WA - The Bonefires and Amplifiers Tour!
Let's just say, I can't Wait!
For more Brad info, pictures, tour dates and other great stuff - go here

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Emily and Anakin

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We've had Anakin, our Australian Rock Pebbler, for about 5 years. Emily is 2 years, 5 months old. She knows we have a birdy and he is usually "asleepy" while we eat dinner. Tonight, he was awake while we ate dinner and we decided that after dinner, we would take him out of his cage and let Emily meet him without bars. She was a little scared at first.. he's a big birdy for a little girl! But when he flapped his wings, she laughed out loud, she thought he was so funny! She was very gentle as she pet his wings and then she even held him... for a few seconds, almost long enough for the camera to catch a quick picture!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

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It's 9am in Richland.. Emily is still sleeping.. but apparently her crib isn't comfortable enough, so she had to move to her couch.

Monday, May 21, 2007

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My Girls - Emily Rose and Jasmine - Best Friends Forever! Photo taken on 5-4-2007

Welcome To Sprytebyrd's Blog Space

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Hi! This is where I will post updates on things I see and do. Such as raising a 2 year old, living in Richland (our new city), finding a job, and other cool things that I come across. I hope you enjoy visiting and come back often!

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