Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas 2008

We left Wed for West Virginia, but opened some gifts here in Knoxville before we left. Here are a few pics from both Knoxville and West Virginia. Eli's first Christmas!

Santa got Eli a stuffed Giraffe!

Eli got mommy some nice dangling earings. She was very impressed at his sense of fashion!

Eli got daddy a photo book for his wallet. That way he can show off his handsome face to everyone he meets.

Eli underneath the tree in West Virginia.

Look at those almond eyes!

Grandma holding her little grandson before we left.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

He's getting so big!

Eli rolled over for the first time this weekend! He had rolled over in the past...but it took a little shove from daddy :-). And just now he held his bottle by himself during his feeding. I'm just so amazed at how fast he's growing! Here are a couple pics...

Jess didn't really get the camera ready in time...he had just finished the bottle in this pic.

Here's an after feeding stare at the cat. He's very interested in the cat...not so much the dog. But that's ok, cause Leo isn't real interested in Eli right now. I'm sure that will change when Eli starts eating hard food and dropping it on the floor for him.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Pictures of Eli

We had Eli's Christmas pictures done yesterday. Here are a couple of our favorites...

This one is our collective favorite. He looks so grown up!

I don't understand why he's wearing shoes :-)

The best Christmas gift ever!

It looks like he's mischievous!

He did really good at the photo shoot. Smiled a lot and even pooped his pants :-). He took a VERY long nap when he got home. I think it wore him know...being cute and all takes a lot of energy.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Decorations Hung by the Fireside with Care...

Our Christmas decorations are up! Here are a few pics...

Friday, December 05, 2008

Thanksgiving Pictures

Jessica and I were not able to make the Beckley trip this year. Jessica got the flu on Tues and Wednesday and was too weak to travel on Thanksgiving. So, we were blessed to have the Wombles invite us over for Thanksgiving at their house! Here are some pics...

Eli wore his "old man" outfit. He's so cute! We are decorating outside this weekend and hope to get our Christmas pictures on here real soon!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Cutest Baby in the World

Its cold here in East Tennessee and Eli has to get bundled up every time he goes out.

Eli was puffing his cheeks out today after his latest feeding and I thought it was the cutest thing in the world!

We're looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. We're going to see Jess' side of the family and spend the day there. Jess is bringing her famous pumpkin cake. Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

New Pictures on a New Hard Drive

Jessica and I have the worst luck with computers. Our hard drive crashed last week and we lost all of our pictures and files. So, we're downloading pictures from our snapfish, facebook, and blogger accounts. It really stinks, but I should have backed it up. Anyways, we're backing it up its all good. Here are a few new pictures of Eli...

Eli had a cold the past week and a half. Thursday it got so bad that he wouldn't eat. So, we took him to the doctor and she sucked out all of his snot. Pretty gross. He's feeling a lot better today and is back to eating well. He's starting to follow things with his eyes and grab a hold of stuff. He grabbed Jessica's necklace yesterday. Pretty cool stuff...this parenting thing. Anyways, be back tomorrow with some power rankings :-). (BTW, I'm starting to realize that our blog readers would rather have pictures of Eli then Jeremy's thoughts on football.)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Jeremy's Power Rankings

It continues to be a strange season. The NFC has been dominate, while the AFC has been questionable. Here are my rankings for this week...

1. Tennessee Titans (9-0) They won this week without running the ball...well they tried and failed miserably. However, Collins threw efficiently and their defense continues to dominate.

2. New York Giants (8-1)I am convinced that the Giants are in the toughest division and has the toughest schedule in football. Every week they go up against extrodinary odds and continue to win ball games. I expect to see the Giants repeat this year!

3. Carolina Panthers (7-2) Quietly leading a very good NFC South.

4. NE Patriots (6-3) One of many 6-3 teams. They continue to win ball games and right now look like a playoff team.

5. Washington Redskins (6-3) This was a difficult pick because there are so many good 6-3 teams. But, the Redskins are winning ballgames in the toughest division in football. So, they get my vote.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

More Pictures that I love!

I love this picture.

My son watching UT lose :-)

He does smile every once in a while...

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Here are a few pics from our fall festival at church. Eli dressed as a dog and I dressed as John McCain. Byron was supposed to dress as Barak Obama...but they were all out of Obama masks at the mall.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Eli's Funny Faces

Jess posted these on I had to post them here as well. Let me know what you think he's thinking...





Jeremy's Power Rankings

Here are my power rankings for this week. Its been a rough season for this Colts fan :-(.

1. Tennessee Titans (7-0) They haven't played any team above .500, but they haven't lost a game and that means something. They also have a good system and a good coach. They will be the team to beat this second half of the season.

2. NY Giants (6-1) Statement win this week against a very good Steelers team. Their schedule is brutal...hopefully our reigning super bowl champs will stay healthy.

3. Pittsburg Steelers (5-2) Tough loss this week. They've been winning even with players injured. They also have a tough schedule ahead and we'll see if that offensive line can keep Big Ben standing upright.

4. Washington Redskins (6-2) Jason Campbell still hasn't thrown an interception. He is the poster boy for game management.

5. NE Pats (5-2) With Carolina right behind them in my standings...I just don't understand why they keep winning. I thought for sure the Morris injury would knock them out. Evidently, Brady is not the key to the Patriots' success.

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Office!

No, not the TV show. Here are a few pics of the office which is finally done!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ft. Wayne/Bluffton Trip

Recently Jessica made our way to Ft. Wayne and Bluffton so Eli could meet Shari, Grandma, and Grandpa, and Uncle Larry and Aunt Penny. Here are a few pics from the trip. Thanks again Honeycutts for giving us a break in the trip. It was great to see them as well!

Here's Shari holding Eli. We ate at Texas Roadhouse Monday night and then hit a nice diner for breakfast in the morning before we made our way to Bluffton.

Here's grandma holding Eli. She made us lunch and ordered some chicken. So delicious!

Here's Aunt Penny holding Eli. We're so glad she was able to take her lunch break to see us.

It was a great trip and Eli did really good. Saturday we head to Beckley to see Jess' mom, sister, and brother.

Jeremy's Power Rankings

I missed last week's rankings because I was visiting family. I hope to get some pics on here real soon of that visit. Here are my rankings for the least for the two people who care :-)

1. Tennessee Titans - They seem to be doing everything right. They can run the ball well and defend anyone. This next week will be a good test against a Colts team who must win this week.

2. New York Giants - They have had some really close games, but they continue to win...which is what matters the most.

3. Pittsburg Steelers - They are basically the same team as the Titans, but with a better QB. Great defense, great running game, and a QB who doesn't make a whole lot of mistakes. They just have one loss against a very good Phily team.

4. Buffalo Bills - I'm still not sure why they keep winning. They are like the Tampa Bay Rays of the NFL. It just doesn't make sense.

5. Washington Redskins - Once again, defence + running game + QB manager = wins. They have a QB who has yet to throw an interception, a great running back (if he stays healthy), and a defense that contains. Their two losses have come because of defensive meltdowns.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Check Me Out

I thought you might want to see what Eli wore to church this Sunday. So freakin cute.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

More pictures

Here are some Eli pictures for you. This was Eli's first tub bath.
This is him looking like a GloWorm after his bath.
This is him spending time on his activity mat. Things have been o.k. lately. We found out today that he has a milk allergy, acid reflux, and colic all rolled into one. The dr. changed his formula and put him on Zantac. We also have to start putting rice cereal in his bottles and keep him upright 30 min. after he eats. Hopefully this will help his temperment and help him to sleep a little better. We'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Sewer Line

We had a new sewer line put in last week. I know its gross...but its a house update :-) Here are a few pics!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Jeremy's Power Rankings

Monday's game really doesn't change my top five. So, here are my rankings for the week.

1. NY Giants - Its hard to believe that pro's make so much money. The Giants beat down the Seahawks like they were a high school team!

2. Tennessee Titans - I didn't think they would win this one...but they did and remain undefeated.

3. Washington Redskins - This was a statement win by the skins. They went into Philly and handled the Eagles.

4. Dallas Cowboys - They beat a "desperate for a win" Bengals squad. They are still very undisciplined and I wonder how they will fair the rest of the season.

5. Pittsburg Steelers - There are several teams that could fill the number five slot. But, Big Ben and the Steelers went into Jacksonville and got it done this week. So, here they stand at number five.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Eli's Big Debut

Eli made his first appearance at church today. We had really cute khaki pants to wear, but in true Eli fashion, he pooped all in them 15 min. before it was time to leave. I was scrambling for something else and found these shorts that are too big. Luckily is was in the mid 80s today and it worked out. I think he has something against special outfits designated for certain occasions. He peed all over his going home outfit from the hospital. Oh well, that's what babies do right? So this is what he looked like on our way finally out the door.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

House pictures!!

We are very close to construction being done! It's still a work in progress and stuff is not exactly where it should be, but for the most part we are almost done. Here are some pictures, just remember, it's a lot like moving, stuff isn't done like I like it yet. When everything is complete, we will put before and after pictures up. So here you go... This is looking into the living room from the kitchen/dining area. There used to be a wall here!!
This is what you see when you walk in the front door.
This is the old guest bedroom. It looks a lot bigger with the bathroom gone!

Eli's Room, Kitchen, and Dining Area

This is where Eli sleeps.
We still need to hang stuff on his walls.
This is our new kitchen! I love the cabinets!
This is the dining area.