Sunday, September 30, 2007

Chiefs: One L-O-N-G Post!

Many of you have already heard about our whirlwind trip to Kansas City for the Chiefs-Vikings game. Here are some of the highlights!

Friday night...

Thanks to our TeamSmile backstage pass, Heath and I got to go to a dinner at the Arrowhead Club (at Arrowhead Stadium). In addition to a tour of the field, we got to meet several players (and cheerleaders), including Bobby Cippio, Boomer Grigsby, Eddie Drummond, and Dustin Colquit. On Saturday, Thais went to the TeamSmile event to interview the dentists and hygienists participating, and was able to sneak a pic and an autograph from starting quarterback Damon Huard.

On game day, we and the Browns met up with Dad and watched the Chiefs take down the Vikes despite Adrien Peterson's best efforts. Woo-hoo!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Saturday, September 15, 2007

A Family Tradition

It's official: Mackensey is going to Georgetown!

After her official visit this weekend, Miss Carter has committed to joining the Hoyas this fall. Yeah! Needless to say, big brother is very excited. :-)

Congrats Mac!

Healy Hall

Georgetown Softball's #1 Pitcher

Monday, September 10, 2007

It's Official: Cutest Niece Ever!

Just a little gratuitous posting to brag on our beautiful niece, Maddie! Enjoy...

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Vio's First Haircut!

Today we took Violet to Groomingdales for her very first grooming experience. It's been pretty hot in Chicago and her nails were getting pretty long, so we thought we'd trim her coat and her nails to get ready for fall. The cut itself was not that dramatic, but the amount they took off of her face had a pretty big impact. She's so blonde!

Check out the before:

And after:

(Heath and Violet both got haircuts today!)

Happy Birthday, Lisa!

This past Sunday, we celebrated our beautiful friend Lisa turning 30. She went all out, renting a lakehouse house in Grand Haven, Michigan, and providing both food and entertainment, the latter courtesy of the Corn Fed Girls. All in all, it was a wonderful evening...very memorable. We love you Lisa!

The birthday girl

The Corn Fed Girls

Enamored guests

Jess, Thais and Adam

Cabin Carters

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Herndon Visit, Part 2

The rest of Adam and Jess' visit definitely broke the tourist mold. Believe it or not, Adam chose to run with Heath and I on our 18 mile run (marathon training is ramping up!). He not only finished, but at the end, was actually glad he did it. Wow! He, Heath and I were all pretty beat afterwards, but we had enough energy to drive down to Gino's East and partake in some yummy deep dish pizza.

Adam and Violet


The next day we headed up to Michigan for Lisa's 30th birthday (see related post). After crashing four to a bed (no, seriously), we had coffee and tasty scones, then headed over to Grand Rapids. We enjoyed lunch at a local pub called McFadden's and then made our way to Founders for a little beer tasting.

Men being men


Check out the brewery in the back!


Monday, September 3, 2007

Madeleine has arrived!


Heath and I are officially an aunt and uncle. Here are the stats on our beautiful niece...

Madeleine Aurora Carter
Born 1:59pm on 8/30/07
Length: 18 and 3/4 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 3 ounces

Here are pictures of the proud parents.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

The Herndon Visit: Part 1

Here are some pics from our first day with Jess and Adam. Unfortunately, their visit started wtih an unscheduled tour of Lower Wacker Drive since our car got towed (long story!). But that night, we enjoyed a yummy dinner at Italian restaurant, Dinotto, lattes at the 24-hour Starbucks, and then Second City along with the Phillips.

Fun times!

Draft Central

The Brown-Carter Football League conducted its first live draft at 4759 this past Monday. Let the games begin!