Friday, June 15, 2007

Flip This Shed

While we were at the hospital getting to know Will, Deanna's dad spent a couple of days fixing up a dilapidated shed we had in our backyard. I thought this thing was fit to be demolished, but he did an amazing job fixing it up. It's hard to believe that any of the new structure is original- the shed looks awesome! It's a fine example of his thrift.

After Remodeling:

I thought for sure we'd be better off knocking the old shed over and buying one of these: Walpole Woodworkers Sheds

I think the final result compares quite favorably with the very expensive pre-fab solutions.

Our thanks to Deanna's dad for this project, and for his tireless interest in improving our home in cost effective ways. His enthusiasm for caring for our house is amazing- we're fortunate to have him in our lives. Thanks to Sue as well for being supportive of his spending time visiting us- and for planting fresh flowers in the flower box. What a nice finishing touch. Our house doesn't even have flower boxes!

Before Remodeling:

Thursday, June 14, 2007


Here's a picture of Sam at 1 week to compare to Will's 1 week picture below.

Although (I think) they look very similar at this stage, their personalities are distinct. For example, our first trip out of the house with each baby was the same- a trip to a nearby Target. Sam had his first "melt down" on that trip- crying inconsolably while we practically ran out of the store. Will, however, snoozed through the whole thing. He continued to sleep through lunch when we got home.

Here's hoping that Will keeps it up. I think it's going to be tough taking care of these 2 guys, but Will's snoozy behavior makes it quite a bit easier.

Monday, June 11, 2007

It's a Boy!

We're thrilled to let you know that William Jameson arrived Wednesday, June 6th at 10:50 AM. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.5" long. "Will" looks just like his brother Sam did when he was born. He's got a wonderfully gentle disposition so far- he loves to be held. He's doing well. The pediatrician said, "He looks great- I've got nothin'"- for that we are very grateful.

Deanna is recovering well and we're home now resting and getting acclimated to life with 2 dudes. Aunt Sarah did an amazing job taking care of Sam 24 hours a day while we were in the hospital- for that we are very appreciative.

Welcome to this world, Baby Will!

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