Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Smashing Good Time in Savannah

We drove to Savannah and spent the better part of last weekend touring the historical district. Okay, we ate chocolates and went shopping at the art galleries. It was a lovely weekend getaway. (Caution: lots of images ahead. If you are on dial-up, it might be slow. And if you are on dial-up, you should probably consider a different arrangement anyway.)

Frankie gets a kiss on River Street.

Frankie, Juston, and Jonathan on the stairs to River Street.

That's one big St. Bernard! It weighs almost as much as me, but was quite a softie as it lived in a woman's shop.

Juston in front of a tug on the river.

Frankie and I on one of the tree-lined sidewalks. Take special note of the cool moss hanging from the trees.

Frankie in front of St. John the Baptist cathedral.

"But honey, it's where the girls dance on the bar!"

This is probably the most disturbing thing I've seen in a long time. There's just something WRONG about a bunch of mammy souveniers.

Jonathan contemplates if he is also welcome where the Girl Scouts are welcome.

Frankie really seems to enjoy that statue of Marilyn Monroe.

Beach Bums

As part of our trip to Savannah, we went to the beach! It was Frankie's first trip to see the ocean, and it did not dissapoint. We drove to Tybee Island, which isn't the prettiest bach ever, but for the short drive, it'll do. Frankie loved splashing in the water and didn't even get sunburned (unfortunately I didn't have the same fate.)

His poor eyes got all red from the salt water, and he didn't even cry!

Another House

This one's for you, Chrys. We've decided no on the Grant Park house, but here's another, less expensive and much cooler house in Historic College Park, which is a fantastic neighborhood. The photos on MLS are awful, but here's the link to it anyway. We're now mulling over this one in our minds and how little we can possibly pay for it...

Friday, June 22, 2007

Family Photo

Wow, we sure clean up nice! Juston's cousin is a professional photographer and shot this photo at the family reunion. Look how rustic! We're SO the outdoorsy types (sarcasm intended.) If you ever need a photographer in Rexburg, Idaho, we've got your man!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

While in Georgia... must snuggle the pug.

We make all of our visitors sleep with our dog and love on our dog. It's just a part of the initiation of staying with our family. Take Jonathan, for example. He's our 14-year-old nephew and he's staying with us for two weeks. On his first night here, he made a sandwich. Bridget made a pass at that sandwich. "I'm watching you."

Even though Jonathan withheld the sandwich, Bridget loves him anyway.

And just for fun, a picture of Frankie on a hand-carved, wooden rocking horse in Little Five Points.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Family Reooooounion

This past weekend, we packed up and flew to Utah to attend the Wheeler family reunion at the Rindlesbach complex. We had a great time catching up and seeing family and friends that we don't see very often due to our proximity to Utah. It wasn't a very good weekend for Frankie, though, as he cut his first tooth on Friday and proceeded to have a fever and develop a rash. He was very clingy and cried every time Grandpa tried to hold him. It's nothing personal, I promise! Teething is tough stuff for a little guy!

Frankie on the airplane.

Jesse tries to snack on Frankie's ear.

Aunt Aimee feeds the ailing pnut an Otter Pop.

Frankie does NOT want his picture taken with those girls.

Frankie shows off his beautiful eyes.

Frankie with Grandma, lookin' happy.

Frankie hangs with Uncle Jason.

I do have a picture of Great Grandma playing the Wii, but I'll spare her the humiliation. Juston said I should put it up on the blog and caption it "Woman born in a house without electricity or running water plays how things have changed."

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


I've been swamped with work since I got back from my trip, but my friend Julie called and asked if she could bring her baby over to play with Frankie, and I was grateful for the break! Here's a picture of them; Frankie is definitely not as camera-happy as his friend! And just for the record, Frankie is three months *older* than the other baby.

And here's one tired dog...

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Check this house out...

We've been to look at this house twice now. It's only two bed/two bath, which is what we currently have, but it feels much larger than our current house (probably due to its high ceilings) and it sits on a full basement and has an expandable attic. The main level is move-in ready, so we could move in and finish the basement while living there and rent out our current house. We're just not 100% sure. The house is in the neighborhood we want and has a decent elementary school. It's just over a block from Grant Park and the zoo, so even though it has a teeny yard, we're not far from grassy recreation. We know we can get it for less than it's listed, since the owner is going into foreclosure next month and really wants to move it fast. There are really fancy homes just down the street selling for over $350k; so there's the potential for a lot of equity if we finish the basement and make it a four bedroom house. Take a look and let us know what you think.