Happy Birthday, Ben… and Happy Independence Day to all!

Happy birthday, babe. It doesn’t seem possible, but I love you more and more every day. I’m hoping your future birthday/Independence day celebrations will be pandemic-free and joyous. Love you always and forever. David (p.s. I’m posting this a bit early because there’s big news to share)!


Dub has been spending most afternoons with Diana over at their place. I asked him how they spend their time together and he said “Well, she throws up a lot. But when she’d not doing that, we go on walks and she watches me take care of her herb garden. Mainly, we just talk. Sometimes we talk about when the baby will get here… and sometimes about Nathan… and she asks me about my “Mom” and I tell her everything I can remember. She’s a real good friend and I’m glad I can help out.”
This morning, Nathan called Dub at about 7:00 a.m. and asked if Ben or I could bring him over to their place. He said he and Diana had a surprise for him. Dub was so excited we thought he might pee his pants. So, we had a quick breakfast and headed out. Long story short, Diana gave birth to a boy (Nathan Abraham) at 4:20 a.m. today. And here’s the surprise, she gave birth to another boy (Daniel Nathan) at 4:35 a.m. Mom, Dad and the twins are all doing fine, even though Diana is worn out and Nathan is a total nervous wreck. The babies were born at home with a midwife in charge of the birthing process – as is customary in their religion. Each weighed approximately 5 1/2 pounds at birth. We took pics of Dub holding both babies – first Nathan, then Daniel and I promise you’ve never seen a bigger ear-to-ear smile.
So, it’s a big holiday weekend and we have much to celebrate and be thankful for. We don’t do fireworks because it would hurt our pups ears… but we’ve covered the cabins in red, white and blue bunting, flags and lights. Happy Independence day to all. We hope your weekend is safe and finds you healthy and enjoying a wonderful holiday. We love you. David and Ben

Happy birthday, babe. We love you.

Dude. I’m seeing “Red” !

Since we’ve done “White” and “Black” to start our new “colors” posts, it’s time to get to the “primary colors.” I’m a little confused about how many “primary colors” there are. Some sources say three (red, yellow and blue) – but others add “green” for a total of four. Since we know green is the favorite of Dub, Tim and Matty, we’ll go with four. For today, we know Ben’s favorite is “red,” so we’ll start there.
I think it would be interesting if you guys would comment and tell us what YOUR favorite color is. It certainly doesn’t have to be a primary color… it could be pink, brown, orange, grey, purple or whatever. If you tell us your fav, we’ll try to make a post out of it.


As soon as Ben and Dub get home from school this afternoon, we’re headed to the Lake for the big wedding weekend. As the primary wedding planner, Dub has already loaded all the important stuff in my car. I doubt if there are any red neckties or suspenders left in stores in North K.C. 🙂 We’ll give you a full report on Chad and Raef’s wedding when we get back home.