January 30, 2009


If you would like to see an interesting cake go to Black Widow Bakery.

Happy Birthday Grandpa Luse

On Monday, January 19th, Tim, Beniah, and I met up with my family to celebrate my Dad's birthday. We had a wonderful dinner at a Mongolian Grill and then got our bowling shoes on and hit the lanes in style.

Jeshu LOVES his cousin! He tries to be gentle when he gives Beniah a hug but...

Beniah and Grandpa.

Jeshu cheered for everyone no matter how poorly they bowled.

In spite of all the noise and commotion, Beniah fell asleep in the bowling alley.

Yes, the 60 year old man beat us all.

Happy Birthday Daddy.

2 Months Old

Beniah is now 2 months old. At his last doctor's appointment he weighed in at 15 lbs. 6 oz. That is exactly 6 lbs heavier than his birth weight. He is also 27" long. He is now in the 97th percentile for both height and weight.

Beniah in his Hugh Hefnerish outfit.

Yes, Beniah does sometimes sleep with his head at the weirdest angles.

Beniah at 2 Months.

A Smattering from the Holidays...

Life has been rather busy lately for Tim, Beniah, and I. In an attempt to update you all on our lives, here is a brief glimpse of the past 2 months. Just a side note, the text is very odd because Blogger is not the brightest crayon in the box and I am tired of trying to fix this post.

Tim's Birthday
Corvallis received a part of the snow storm that rocked Portland area this December. It was fun for Tim to wake up to a white birthday.

Here Beniah and Mongkut are trying to get Tim up.

Tim wanted to carry on his new found tradition of weird sounding birthday pies, so he asked for a strawberry kiwi pie. It did not turn out as planned. The recipe that I got for this pie calls for Strawberry Jello with Strawberries and Kiwi added to it. The pie didn't set up, so we had a very sweet soup in pie crust. Tim still approved, saying, "The taste is what's important!"

Kjosness Christmas Eve
On Christmas Eve, we drove down to Eugene to celebrate with the Kjosness's. It was a lot of fun to see the family and to introduce Beniah to his Great Grandma Kjosness.

We also enjoyed meeting David Patrick (Beniah's second cousin).

During the caroling time, Beniah decided that he wanted to join in on the festivities and sang along with us to "Joy to the World".

Luse Family Christmas
On Christmas Morning, we drove down to Roseburg to celebrate with my side of the family.
Beniah was, of course, loved on by everybody including his cousin who hugged on him and gave him kisses as often as Beniah was content with it.

Beniah received a quilt for Christmas from his Great Aunt Nancy.

Whittaker Family Christmas
The Whittaker family got together on the 31st of December to celebrate. There were a couple of additions to this year's festivities. Jim's Brother, Uncle Jeff, and Marie's sister-in-law, Aunt Kathy and her friend Dave were able to celebrate with us. I have tried 5 times to upload pictures, but the internet cuts out everytime! So, if you go to the family links on the sidebar, you will be able to see pictures from our Christmas celebration.