Amanda Part Two...

So as I was saying, Amanda and I went downtown yesterday afternoon to take some pictures and it was a blast! She was such a trooper letting me drag her around block after block, changing clothes in karaoke bars and Hooters. We treked down dirty alleys and parking garages. Here are several images from the night. Leave constructive criticism if you have any! Be patient since I couldn't pick just a few.


Yesterday afternoon, Amanda and I went downtown to take some pictures. Here are just two for Amanda's sneak peek. :) At times she had an audience and then she really hammed it up. Just Kidding!

Baby the Cat

It has been about two months now since we first received the news that our cat Baby has diabetes. It was a sad day for us, but we never knew that the first diagnosis would lead to another diagnosis of cancer. When Baby was diagnosed with diabetes I noticed his breathing wasn't right. I had the doctor check on that and they took an x-ray and said that it was either a lung infection or something worse. We were ordered to give him antibiotics twice a day for the next month to see if it cleared up. The only thing that happened was his lung got small enough that the doctor was able to see his heart and unfortunately it was enlarged. There was no infection, only cancer. Baby doesn't have much longer to live and we're heartbroken. He has always been a lover and the sweetest cat you'll ever meet. Whenever strangers (cable guy, etc) come into the house he's the first one there to rub on their legs and feet. He's so trusting of everyone. Whenever there are small children around he lets them carry him around like a rag doll never making a fuss. He loved his food until recently. I remember a time when Randy and I were eating pizza and Randy tried to be nice and offer Baby a slice of pepperoni. Instead Baby snatched the entire slice and went running down the hallway.

Each night he would chase his treat around the kitchen before finally eating it. He would grab mouthfuls of food and drop it into his water bowl and then fish each piece out. Every morning he'd be at the faucet of the tub waiting for one of us to turn on the water for him. He feels so rotten he doesn't do any of these things now.

He will always be remembered as one of the most affectionate and playful cats I've ever had the joy of living with.

It's the reverse mohawk again! We did this again this summer for two reasons: it's cool and it makes giving him his insulin shots much easier.

In action dining on the lovely grass!

Is that a critter I hear?

Baby decided that our little photo shoot was over.

Esmé's Official Birthday Pictures

I took some 'official' photos of Esmé on her birthday in her cute little birthday dress. I put a charm bracelet on her in the beginning, but all she wanted to do was chew on the bracelet. Again, I just have to say how much I absolutely love this angel of mine. God has truly blessed Randy and I.

A special Thanks! goes out to Randy's uncle Agus in Indonesia for hand-crafting the adorable chair.

She's so silly :P

Esmé's First Birthday

Well, she's already one!! Time surely does fly when you're having fun. Having Esmé has changed my life completely. I've learned so much about myself and about this new little person that has me wrapped around her cute little fingers. I love her so much.

We had a birthday party for her on Saturday at the park and overall it was a nice time, but the heat and humidity made things a little miserable for everybody. Below are some pictures from that party. Esmé had no issues eating her very own birthday cake. She wasted no time destroying the cake. I made the cake, by the way. It looked cuter when it wasn't sitting out in 90 degree heat for an hour.