Saturday, November 8, 2008

Hell Week

Have you ever watched that show that documents the Navy SEAL training, and they have a week they call "hell week"? Well we had our own mini version of that this last week. I had two big exams and a presentation in another class, and the less than extraordinary election day to top it off. This meant that I wouldn't be home as much due to study and review, while Audra was to be home with a fussy baby that has recently taken to hating nap time. I think we were both at wit's end come Saturday. But, we made it through unscathed and are anxiously waiting for Thanksgiving break.

On a more positive note, we've amassed some great pictures of the little Eva over the last month or so. Please enjoy free of charge.

These next few shots were taken by my sister, Sarah, who has become quite the photographess. I call these the "glamour shots" (be sure to look at both links, each word "glamour" and "shots" is a separate link).

These next few are from Halloween. As you can see she was a bumble bee (amongst other things). I've never seen a cuter bee.

These are just a few random shots.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Hog Heaven...

That's right. After years of nagging, I finally got Audra to crack and let me buy a motorcycle. I'm sure gas prices, and the thought of being stuck at home all day every day with a crying baby helped.

I actually bought this fancy schmancy little Honda in Utah about a week before we moved out to Colorado. My brother Jake found it for me in St. George and hauled it up for me. When he pulled up and unloaded the bike, I was a bit overwhelmed and couldn't help but question what the heck I was doing. I had very little motorcycle riding experience, and the experience I did have included me laying the motorcycle down on a dirt road at about 50 mph. I slid on my stomach with my hands out in front of me and the bike on my legs for like 30 yards. As I lay there, some people in a campsite on the side of the road just looked at me. I'm sure they were laughing. I think I still have some gravel in the palms of my hands.

Anyway, back to my current situation. Thoughts of death and bloody hamburger people came to mind as I took it for my first spin. For some reason, this never bothered me before. But, after a couple months of riding to and from school every day in Fort Collins, I am now quite comfortable and my bike handles ever so smoothly. The only problem is that it's usually so darn cold in the morning, that I freeze my nuggets off. I can't afford the nice riding gear so I put like three pairs of jeans on and several coats and jackets. That only keeps the cold out for a few hundred yards.

All in all, I think the bike's been a good purchase. I pay about 6 bucks every two weeks for gas which is nice. I get 60 miles to the gallon on this hog. I've only almost died twice, once by a dumb school bus that decided to merge into my lane, but because of my cat-like reflexes I avoided disaster. Let's hope no one decides to run me over...knock on wood.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Just A Few Pics

So many people have been bothering us to put some more pics of the little lady Eva on the blog. So, here they are.

She's been smiling quite a bit lately. Unfortunately that usually means she's about to cry too.

This is her preferred sleeping position when she's not in her bed.

Just starting to find some things intriguing, like the little bubbles on this bouncer.

Dad with Eva in the Baby Bjorn. She didn't like it one bit. Maybe when she grows a little.

The classic puzzled look.

This is perhaps the greatest smile we've captured. Kudos to Audra for being ready.

A little tummy time.

More updates to follow.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

We're Lazy

Yes, folks, we know that it's been quite awhile since our last post, and actually quite a bit has happened in the lives of this little Green Family. I think that the most obvious detail would be that we no longer live in Utah. That's right, on August 19th we packed up and headed east to the most awesomest and bestest state in the union...Colorado.

We now are living with the Green folks for a time. I (Jeff) am attending Colorado State University in pursuit of a Master's program in the biomedical sciences. Audra will be tending to little Eva.

Utah was good to us. We both lived there for about 7 years, which was a little longer that I had planned. Usually people who go to school that long are called doctors, but oh well. I think we were ready to move on to something new, and there will definitely be things that we'll miss.

This was our humble house where we lived from day one. It sure is ugly, especially that missing piece of siding under the window.

Here is our rig all set up and ready to roll. The normally 7.5 hour drive was not fun at all, and we made it in about 11 hours. Eva was great until we got to Rock Springs, WY where she soon threw up and cried till she was blue in the face. I echo her sentiments about southern Wyoming.

After resisting driving off a cliff because of all the crying, we made it to beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado. Dad's dog Spriggy immediately found a comfortable place to take a nap as soon as the truck was unloaded.

We'll be sure to keep the updates coming with many pictures of our little lady.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bath Time

So, after a few days out of the hospital little Eva needed some quality time with her mother and the bathroom sink. As you can probably imagine, she didn't exactly enjoy her bath. I think she's still a little embarrassed to be naked in front of us.

For a better idea of how much she loved bath time, check out the small video.

Recovery time.

Thankfully she has this little hooded towel and a mommy that loves her. Don't worry, Eva, I hate taking baths too.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Introducing Eva Angelynn Green

I realize that the little video in the post before this was not too informative, so here are the details.

Eva Angelynn Green was born on Monday the 21st of July at 4:17 am. Labor lasted 7 hours, the last hour and a half of which were quite tough on Mom. But she was a real trooper and did the whole thing unmedicated. How - I'll never know. Child birth is only one of countless reasons I'm glad I have a thing, rather than no thing.

Eva weighed in at 7 pounds 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. As you can see in the pictures, she has a lot of hair. And, naturally, her parents think she is quite beautiful.

...And in case you were wondering, both names Eva and Angelynn are Audra's gradma's names.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

She's Finally Here

Please enjoy this complimentary video. But first make sure you turn off the music on the player on the right column of this blog.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Almost There...

Audra is now officially at 36.5 weeks and looking quite fantastic. We've been spending loads of time and cash on all things baby. My office/man room has been completely transformed into the baby clothing/paraphernalia holding area.

On another note, we spent the 4th of July as usual with Jon and Sarah. We had a nice fattening bucket of KFC chicken and watched the fireworks outside LaVell Edwards Stadium. The only thing that would have made it better would have been seeing Miley Cyrus, but not really.

Baby Jonah (nephew)

Audra lounging on the blanket.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Tagged Again

Due to the overwhelming lack of response to my last post, I've decided to break my trend of one post per month and respond to Laura's photo tag. You're all in for a treat.

The name of the game is Google Tag. Therefore, only google images can be used. For all you kids trying this at home, be sure to put the safe search mode on or you'll run into all sorts of smut.

1. Concerts I've been to:

2. Name of past/present pet:

3. College Major:

4. First Job:

5. Nicknames I've had:

6. Favorite places:

(Above: Nice, France)

7. Favorite foods:

(Above: Grilled Salmon)

(Above: Beau Jo's Colorado Mountain Pies)
8. Places I want to visit:

9. Favorite things:

10. Age on my next birthday:

(This guy looks like Ryan Grange)