Friday, March 30, 2012


I had a list as long as my arm of reasons I didn't want Frazier to be an only child. Chief among them is the fact that I am not an only I know what he would be missing. The sibling relationship is one for which there is no substitute, even in the dearest of friends. Perhaps, it's because with siblings you share something no one else does- your parents. You are each (or all) combinations of the two same people. You have shared experiences no one else has and moreover, you can count on continued shared experiences because you are inextricably linked to the same network of people.

Siblings are good for leafy greens. Sometimes they're delicious and sometimes they're bitter, but they're beneficial either way. I can't wait for Frazier to get to know his sibling, and to watch them grow up together because this cute kid...
who grew up to be this handsome guy...
...has been one of God's greatest gifts to me.

Today (or the 31st, rather...which has already begun in Paris) is my little brother's 23rd birthday and I hope on Frazier's little sibling's twenty-third birthday...if they are separated by an ocean like Ross and I are...that he misses him or her as much as I miss Ross. Because I hope he loves them this much.

Happy Birthday to my favorite sibling- tu me manques!

Je t'aime,
Rand (and fam)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Birthday Weekend!

Today is my grandfather's 80th birthday so we spent this weekend celebrating with him! Yes, there are a lot of pictures. No, you don't have to scroll through all of them. I just wanted those who were there to be able to relive it and those who weren't to feel like they were! :)
Birthday breakfast at Cracker Barrel:
Since my family crams a good four or five birthdays into the last couple weeks of March, we had a couple of extra birthday guys!
It was a really special weekend for a really special grandfather (and Uncle Tom and Uncle Paul, too!) Wish we could do it all over again! Happy [actual] birthday, Pop!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Well... was a tremendous blessing just to have one kid so fabulous...
...but God has blessed us with another one!
Frazier's little brother or sister- due September 21st.

Dearest Lentil,
You are loved already, my darling, and knowing the awesomeness that is your big brother makes us all the more excited to meet you.