Wednesday, October 29, 2008

ok... so I am going to buy something

***note - this post descibes events that happend last week - but i forgot to finish the post. There is a bit or humor in that given the content of the post.

If any of you have known me at any point in the last 15 years of my life the content of this post will not surprise you.

Sunday afternoon I couldn't find my wallet. I really thought I put it in my book bag before I left Sunday morning but I looked and it wasnt there. I assumed when leaving our church building that I had left it at home. Got home Sunday night and no wallet. I went through the day Monday with no wallet and Diana and I tore through the house looking for it. It was not at home.

MOnday night, instead of meeting some friends out (because I didn't have my ID) we then went to the church building and again did not find it there. Late, Monday night before going to bed I looked in my book bag one last time (for the 20th time) and alas... there it was. Hmmmmmmmm....

Then tuesday morning I got to the church building and could not find my phone - DAHHHHHHHH. I knew I put it in my book bag but it wasn't there. I went all through lunch without my phone and went home then to look for it. I stayed at home for an hour and a half looking for my phone and could not find it. At this point I was very tired of having things... well, LOST.

I then went back to the building to finish my work day and my phone was... guess where... right in my book bag. Hmmmmmmm.....

So - in response to this series of events... I am convinced of 3 things:

1) I have always temporarily misplaced things and might be doomed with this trait til death
2) My bookbag not only is a black hole but also carries with it certain characteristics of the island in the tv show - LOST
3) I just may need to buy a fanny pack

perhaps it will not be so bad. After all - I will not lose my things and perhaps it will come back in style soon enough...

Who's with me???

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Warning: Good looking babies!!!

Aidan and Addison are doing great. Yesterday He topped the 5lb. mark and she is just under at 4lbs and 15oz. They are still needing a little bit of help breathing and are working on learning to eat. Those are the last 2 big hurdles before they can come home. Currently they need a little extra oxygen and they are getting most of their food (milk) from a feeding tube. I told them that when they get older they will realize this not the best way to do things but they are not following my rationalization.

They are so beautiful. Words can't explain what it's like holding them and looking into their eyes. i am starting to feel like they know we are supposed to be there or they are supposed to leave wit us or something. It's only a matter of time I guess. My uneducated guess would be another 3 - 5 weeks before they can come home though the nurses have said sometimes everything just comes together at once. We want to be realistic so we dont feel any let down but we would be happy if they could come home tomorrrow ;)

Here are a couple pics for you. The hats they have on are courtesy of our friend Elyse who made them for our family. Thanks Elyse!!!

Diana and Aidan. I think he is blowing a kiss to all the ladies...

Aidan and Addison all ready for the Fall. ;)

Thanks for all the love and support,

-Jason and Diana

Friday, October 17, 2008

Just take 5 minutes

This will make your day better. Great band. Great song. Awesome video. Seems to be a bit "chaotic" to quote a good friend of mine in Denver yet simple and beautiful. Plus you gotta love these guys for having fun with what they do... Needtobreath - They are an amazing band. Buy their album. At least one of them.

I would say in all... spectacular.

Please to have a wonderful weekend...


Saturday, October 11, 2008

It's official...

It IS official. We have both changed poopy and wet diapers and had the experience of the continuous pee/poop (you know when you change the diaper, get them all clean and ready for the new diaper, the new diaper under them and the pee/poop starts again!). We also participated in bath time for the first time this week. I have to admit it was a bit more challenging than I thought it would be to bathe the little ones. They are very... well, squirmy...which complicates the whole bath time ordeal. We have, however, now conquered the main "care giving parental tasks" (other than, well ya know... raising them, middle school, high school, peer-pressure, dating, etc :)

We've done the dressing/undressing deal... I know you are thinking, "come on guys, that is simple" but not with all the wires and tubes we have to navigate around. Not to mention the ever present "baby-always-moving-factor." I have wrestled really large men before and not had this much trouble putting them where I want them.

Addison and Aidan have conquered the 4lb. mark which is exciting. They are getting bigger and stronger everyday. It will not be long before they will be doing push-ups.... I just know it.

The reality of having 2 babies at home and all the responsibility that comes with that is really starting to sink in. It's kind of scary in some ways and in other ways more exciting than anything we've ever done.

Here's some other pics:

Telling secrets to each other...

Holding hands...

A few other pics:

Thanks for all the love, prayers, and support.


-Jason and Diana

Friday, October 10, 2008

Meet my friend Patrick

I have a friend and his name is John Patrick Downing. He is a great friend, a killer guitar player, and has an accounting degree from NC State. He also is working on a new version of an old Styx tune, "Come Sail Away."

While back stage at a recent "place where we were invited to lead/play" ("gig" feels like the wrong word) I feel he made some great progress.

Please to enjoy...



Tuesday, October 07, 2008

I miss stuff like this...

It's like Opera meats Rock-n-roll. Someones needs to do this type of stuff again. Enjoy the video.

The old vieo was good too though a little confusing. He looked like a monster and he had helicopters chasing him.

Here's to Meatloaf!


Monday, October 06, 2008

Completely Insane

I found this on a friend's blog. I had to post it. It's insane.

Someone should create some game where you use ping pong balls and red cups...



Saturday, October 04, 2008

It doesn't get any cuter than this...

So Thursday when we went to see the kiddos this is what we saw...

Yep they are in the crib together! They love being back together, hence the snuggling they are doing!

Another plus of them being out of the isolets and in the same crib is that we can hold both of them at one time.

They are 5 weeks old now and that means that we should be at least halfway through their stay in the NICU/ICN. We really can't wait to have them home. We've made good progress with the nursery this past week. As soon as the glider comes and Pops finishes up with the dresser/changing table deal he is building for us we will be all set. We'll post some pictures of the nursery soon!

Here are a few other cute pictures for you to enjoy!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Tracking Guitars

Yesterday Pat (and I, but really Pat was there way longer than I was) went to Mark's Studio to track guitars for one of the songs we're working on for Visio Dei. This is in no way a final mix but a glorious video of Patrick working on some guitar layering... enjoy.

(I ripped this video off of Pat's blog - I feel no flaw in this as I am the one holding the camera - though I still wanted to give credit to where I first found it. I also assume he will not care as we are, well... ya know... friends. And well... there is also the fact that he might have lived in my basement for a while. Something like that.)

Pat is very good. You are also hearing the wonders of Zack Van Hoy on the drums and John Enzor on the bass. GLORY!

I'm not sure yet what to do with these songs once we're finished. I just know I/we really wanted to get them recorded. We will figure this other stuff out later.



Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Boss

Today I am working from home. I have listened to the same album twice all the way through while working. I am inspired. Seriously, I do know everyone in the world doens't love Bruce Springsteen. That doesn't mean I don't think they should. A poet, a prophet, a fighter.. not to mention a musician. In a day of over produced catchy pop songs (also of which I enjoy) he captures something that is simply raw and unarguably, right. His latest album; Magic. Tis good.