We Choose the Moon

20 07 2009

apollo 11

40 years ago today American astronauts became the first human beings to land on the moon. If you know me well at all you know how incredibly fascinated by all things space I have been ever since I was a small child. Today is an amazing day that reminds of the potential of human endeavor and how when we truly work and strive for goals that are pure and not self-serving we can achieve much. I leave you with a few tidbits related to this day in history and I raise a toast to Aldrin, Armstrong, and Collins. I hope the “new world” we live in will seek the kind of adventure of those that came before them and move us forward to the next great check point in space. To Mars.

“We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.” -John F. Kennedy

Sam : There are lots of hungry people in the world, Mallory, and none of them are hungry because we went to the moon. None of them are colder and certainly none of them are dumber because we went to the moon.
Mallory: And we went to the moon. Do we really have to go to Mars?
Sam : Yes.
Mallory : Why?
Sam : Because it’s next. Because we came out of the cave, and we looked over the hill and we saw fire; and we crossed the ocean and we pioneered the west, and we took to the sky. The history of man is on a timeline of explorations and this is what’s next.



One Year Ago Today

15 07 2009

pool babies

My sweet, beautiful, amazing, wonderful, funny, smiling, snuggling, laughing, heart-melting babies came home! I am going to steal no thunder by reposting but I highly recommend that in celebration of this day you cruise on over to H & L’s Mom’s blog and check out the video that she made. Hope youa re having a great Wednesday!

Lucky Me!!

8 07 2009


The Verdict (and a baby video)

2 07 2009


So after spending about an hour and half at the dentist office the verdict is in. Let me first go ahead and say for those of you who were wondering from my previous post…this is embarrassing but we’re all friends here right…until today I hadn’t been to the dentist in 10 years. Okay, now that that is out of the way, and assuming you are still reading this and willing to be my friend…the end result is that I have 4 cavities. Not even major ones at that. I have 3 surface cavities and 1 regular run of the mill kind. I basically expected this, truth be told I expected much worse, but I firmly believe that if I had remained on an every 6 month or even once a year visit schedule this whole time that my no cavity streak would still be alive. Here I am 30 years old with the first cavities I’ve ever had. I guess I’m human after all.

Now on to something way better than teeth…BABIES!! We shot a little video footage this afternoon of the girls and I cobbled together this quick video for you all to see. The lion’s share of the video focuses on Lily and some of her new found mobility, but the last part is about Harper and how her sweet little face (even when sad and crying) can melt your heart. Enjoy!

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