This video is of Erin getting pretty high on a jump...and landing soon after in the water.
I had to throw this in. Scott and Jen played this song while we were wakeboarding yesterday. The Band is Lemon Demon, the song called The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny. The video is really cool that goes with it.
I took a trip up by Monmouth, mainly for mushroom hunting, but also hoping to get a sneak peek at Eastern Iowa's Bigfoot...The Canton Creeper. I was by myself, so I increased the chance of being attacked by a Bigfoot, Rattlesnake, or Jason, according to horror movie rules. So, the reason I brought my camera was to take pictures of all the mushrooms I found. But, I got feeling artsy I guess and took a bunch. Also, I found not ONE mushroom. SO, I put together a picture quiz for ya. I'll start out easy, Pic 1 above is: Pic 2?: These little umbrella looking flora always seem to be lurking around good mushroom spots. Ok, Pic 3? I really don't know what made this, so I am asking without the answer on this one. It was mud that had been piled up around a little burrough hole...Snake?, Chupracabra?, Very Small People? Anybody know the name of these flowers? Last question- I saw this out in the middle of nowhere, a long ago abondoned skeleton of the past, anybody know what this is and what it was probably used for? This special message brought to you by Driving Miss Daisy....
Finally, a grandkid for the parents that isn't a dog! We've known for a while, but were just waiting to anounce. Due date is October 31st, that's right Halloween baby! I have been looking for good neonatal Halloween costumes. I am thinking neonatal vampire. Or undead rock star. Nicole thinks I am kidding.
In a little more seriousness we are really excited. Oct 31st puts us at about 14 weeks, so at about 20 weeks we should be able to find out if it's a boy or girl. (Nicole and I are both impatient so we are definitely finding out.) I also suggested an online naming contest, but I guess that's not a good idea either according to Nicole. What a party pooper. I thought Tony's initial suggestion of Mortimer Cornelius wasn't all bad. I also want to note some of my other now rejected naming ideas: Aragorn, Anakin, Ender, Qui-Gon and every other nerd based name I have suggested.
By the way, does anybody else think it's funny that on the picture of the ultrasound the ultrasound tech printed out for us it says "baby" on it? She had to type that in there. I guess in case we thought instead of a baby it might be a carrot.
So I am making a Public Congrats to everbody in the expectant club! I would say there must be something in the water, but some of us live in different states. Anyway, Congrats to Cullen and Jody, Sam and Meredith, Brandon and Nicole, Brent and Melissa, Nick and Stephanie, Eric and Courtney, Nicole and I, and Phil Sterk and Carrie! Ok, just kidding about the Phil Sterk part, but everybody else on there is seriously pregnant, so Congratulations to all. The Mini-van is next.