We’re Still Alive

[Editor’s note: For purposes of contextual coherence, it may be useful to know that this post originally appeared on the manually-edited homepage of synthetik.org before being folded into this blog. -KM]

heartbeat-740Sadly, our beautiful summer weather has come to screeching halt in old Kentucky. I observed a moment of silence before I finally broke down and switched on the heater in our apartment. What a drag. Being cold is no fun. It snuck up on me so quickly that Tabitha finally felt sorry for me as she saw me shivering uncontrollably in church last Sunday evening. Afterwards, she drug my frigid bones into our local JCPenney store to help me find a suitable Fall jacket. It’s not that I didn’t already have a jacket, but five years of wear and tear have definitely taken their toll on it.

Anyway, being the rebel that I am, I still continue to wear short-sleeved shirts in bleak hope that defying the cold might help deter it (or at least delay it). Yes, I realize that I am probably just in denial, but I’ve practiced this mad ritual for the last five years or so in the off chance that one Fall morning I’ll wake up with my family in sunny Southern California where jackets are merely a fashion accessory.

Kristopher is now able to pull himself up to a standing position. His fourth tooth is coming in nicely. He’s also eating solid foods such as wagon wheels, zwieback toast, Cheerios, green beans, and bananas.

College midterms are in for Tabitha and she’s doing great in her classes. I seriously don’t know how she juggles classes with taking care of two messy boys and does both so well. I’m so proud of her. :)

As for our current status, we just got home safely from Louisville after visiting Tabitha’s friends and family. Even though it rained considerably during the last half of our stay, we still had an enjoyable time.

That’s about all I can think of that’s happend since out last update. See? You haven’t missed much at all. We just got some photographs back from development right before we left for Louisville, so I didn’t have time to scan them in. Hopefully I’ll be able to do that shortly.