Friday, February 29, 2008


I may have tried to trim my own bangs. If you were to ask this here finger, it didn't go well. The bangs didn't fare much better. It's like I said to myself when I was twelve and somehow ended up with 1/2 inch bangs- don't ever try to cut your own bangs Jennifer. Advice I should have remembered and followed before I cut my own finger while I chopped up my hair.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

More Birthday Boy

I didn't want to hog too much of the Mann family blog with our birthday stuff, so here is more -just in case you didn't get enough coverage of Jeffrey's first birthday. We had chocolate cupcakes and a red velvet cake I made from scratch. It wasn't really that good. So Anne, I will need your recipe. Jeffrey mashed his cupcake up and tried to shake the frosting off his fingers and of course was very cute. We can't believe it's been a year. Some days it feels like it's been so much longer, sometimes it seems he was born just yesterday, but we love him more than anything and enjoyed celebrating the big #1.

Saturday, February 16, 2008


Dave's post:

So I'll be honest, I'm a little bummed that Romney had to drop out of the race. Now I'm not foolish enough to trust him just because he is a member of the church ... he's a politician, inherently they are untrustworthy. That being said, out of all the candidates, he had intelligent answers to questions posed to him, and seemed to have some direction, something he was shooting for. He also seemed to have what it takes to organize, and git ur done.

Keep in mind, I'm not the most avid follower of politics. I watch clips here and there of speeches and glance over an occasional article. I'm not sure yet what to think of the Republican party now. It seems apparent that McCain is going to take the Republican side, and I have some mixed feelings about him. Mostly because I don't know much about him.

On the Democratic side we have Hillary, who to my surprise is still a strong candidate. Apparently america can't get enough Clinton. Her whole campaign seems to be, "Bash Bush", and "Yeah women". She also seems to have a knack for casting a dark cloud on any seemingly positive conversation ..... I hate her. Then we have Obama, who seems to have the best personality out of all the candidates, republican or democratic side. With him, he has done a fabulous job of rallying people to believe in a better America. The unfortunate thing is that I hear the word "change" a lot, but not a lot about what he would change. I'm not a huge fan of a lot of feel good talk with no actual concrete way of making it happen. The plans he has for "change" (there's that word again) may be there, but with my not that involved look into politics, all I've heard are feel good America talks, just not how to get to that feel good America.

I suppose that is why I liked Romney. It was easy for me to see where he stood, and he had plans, even in just the few short clips and articles I've read.

Well, there's my bit on politics. My last post about short people created some rift, maybe this one will too ... if I'm lucky.

-- Dave

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Jeffrey managed to get into my bathroom while I was doing my hair. He had a great time with the toilet paper. I didn't have the heart to take it away until he had a proper toilet paper party. He was pulling it off the roll, ripping it apart, having a great time.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

My whole world

Here is a picture with everything important to me. This was a recent Saturday morning. Dave was playing with Ruby in her room and I took Jeffrey to go see what was going on and he wanted Dad too. When Dave is home he can't get a moments rest, our kids love him and want his attention. I just had to take a picture of Dave with our sweet babies. They really are my whole world.