More Pic's from Pentwater

Andy and Emily at the Pentwater Marina.
There was a huge storm the first day we arrived. This is one of the trees that were pulled out of the ground by the wind.
Grace looking adorable.

Andy and Joe playing their guitars while Grace is loving it!


Joe and I out on the town at Pentwater, Michigan. Emily and Grace at the beach!
Eli was wondering if he got to come to Pentwater too. He really wanted to, so he climbed in our suitcase. (He got his own little vacation at First Friends)
Grace and Joe hamming it up!


Memorial Service

Memorial Service for Teb

Family, Friends, and Well-Wishers are invited to celebrate Teb’s life at a catered reception from 1 to 3 pm and a memorial service from 3 to 4 pm on Sunday, July 16, 2006, at The Montage at Allison Point, 8580 Allison Pointe Blvd., Indianapolis, Indiana 46250. For directions, go to The Montage website.

In lieu of flowers, Michael asks that you donate to Teb's Troops.

In Celebration of a Beautiful Life!


Please light a candle on Thursday July 13th, 2006 at 8pm EST in memory of Tricia Elaine Black. For more details about the memorial service refer to the Teb's Troops website.


Life With Eli

Life with Eli... Well what can I say. He is very active and then he will sleep for about 12 hours a day. He is full of energy when he is awake. Like every puppy, Eli has been a little nippy. We hope that when he starts his puppy boot camp this Saturday, he will learn not to bite the hand that feeds him. Today was a little rough because it has been pouring down rain so we couldn't go out and exercise. In fact, I think he is a little afraid of the rain. He had a couple of accidents already in the house because he wouldn't go outside. He has resorted to staring out of the screen door outside watching cars go by. He is getting big. He feels like he is about 20 pounds already. He is almost 11 weeks. He is going to be a big boy.


Annual Fourth of July Scramble

Here is my mom and dad with their decorated golf cart as they get ready to participate in the fourth of July scramble at Terrace Lakes. This is an annual tradition that my parents participate in every year!


More Eli Pictures

Here is Eli with his favorite toy, Monkey.
This is a good picture of Eli's ridge down his back.
Eli and his Daddy!

Life With A Puppy

Life with a puppy is very different. I am actually really glad that we have experienced this before we thought about having kids. This is hard work! Not that I thought it would be easy, but I am sleep deprived. I have to get up with Eli at 4 a.m. and at 6 a.m. he is up for good and ready to play. I guess it is helping me not to sleep in. I find myself trying to get alone time at night while he is asleep. I wasn't expecting that.

Eli is a lot of fun. He is so cute. I brought him to our vet and she said that he is checking out in great health. He is already 16 pounds at 9 weeks! He got some shots, but he behaved well. All of the vet techs loved him. We have signed him up for Puppy Kindergarten Boot Camp. It starts next Saturday. We knew that if we were going to get a 80 pound puppy, he would have to be trained. The vet (actually it's Cara one of Joe's good friends from college) gave me some lessons on tough love. I am not allowed to look at him when he whines. After he stops I can pet him or look at him. This is going to be tough. I am a softy.

Grace met Eli the other day. Eli found Shar (their lab) more interesting, but he was really good with Grace. We want to be sure to get him used to small children so that he will be more gentle as he grows up. Grace is growing fast. Her mom reports that she is on the verge of crawling! She is so interested in everything that crawling should be a tough stage for mom and dad.

I hope this finds everyone well. Love ya.


P.S. I think we can all assume that my luggage is now officially missing forever. I can never fly NWA without something going wrong.