News

New baby!

See photos of the newest addition our family in this gallery.

Patrick Anthony Evans was born at 2:53 p.m. on November 27, 2010 (two days after Thanksgiving). He was 7 lbs. 5 oz. and 21.5 inches long.

He is named after Laura's paternal grandfather, Patrick Glancy, who passed away about 10 years ago, and after Brandon's uncle, Tony Schuetzenhofer, who died last year about this time.

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News Update

June 6, 2010--Sophie, our gray cat, died of kidney failure in December; Scarlett, our dog, has been adopted by our regular dog-sitter after attacking Will more than once; Laura is pregnant with #2; Will is celebrating his first birthday in three days.

Now you know it all!

- Brandon


Will's Baptism

July 12, 2009--Now that things have calmed down from a busy weekend over the Fourth of July, I can post a few pictures (some taken by us, some taken by Brandon's dad) of Will's baptism and the accompanying festivities -- sorry, no pictures of the fireworks! Despite rainy condition on the Fourth, the family and friends who joined us had a great time.

Click here for the gallery

- Brandon


A Couple More Galleries

July 3, 2009--Will is busy getting ready for his baptism on July 5, but in the meantime here are two new photo galleries:

Will Evans -- Photos from Our Doula

Besides the photos we took before and during our hospital stay (and the birth of Will), our doula (birthing assistant) took tons of photos while Laura was hard at work laboring and then gave all of them to us on a disc some time after we got home. Enjoy some of these candid photos -- most of which are from the hospital. Click here for the gallery

Will Evans -- More from His First Month

Yet more pictures of Will in his first month: visits from friends, lying around, posing with mom and dad, sleeping, bathing...basically, your standard issue baby shots. Once we teach him some more advanced tricks will post the results! Click here for the gallery

- Brandon


Introducing William Glancy Evans

Will EvansJune 16, 2009--A week out from his birthday, I've finally got a moment to post some pictures of our new baby and introduce you to him.

(UPDATE: See videos on our video page)

William Glancy Evans was born on June 9, 2009 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz. and was 21 3/4" long. After two days in the hospital, a healthy Will and mom were discharged and we took those first scary steps at home alone with him.

Check out the photo galleries below to see what Will has been up to in his first week:

Photo Gallery: In the Hospital

Our son, William Glancy Evans, was born on June 9, 2009 at Methodist Hospital in downtown Indianapolis. We took along a camera to document the event, from leaving the house on Monday to coming home on Thursday -- most of the gallery being after the birth. Click here for the gallery

Photo Gallery: First Days at Home

A day and a half after coming home from the hospital with our new baby boy, Brandon's parents came to visit for a long weekend, helping us with projects around the house while we tried to catch up on sleep and take care of Will. This gallery includes such hits as: first bath, first walk around the neighborhood and, of course, crying! Click here for the gallery

- Brandon


No Baby Yet

May 28, 2009--No baby news yet, even though this is Laura's due date.

We'll keep on waiting...

In the meantime, check out our new video page.

- Brandon


Our Winter Friend

Winter bugJanuary 30, 2009--Brandon and I both are not fond of insects. I am deathly afraid of spiders and other large bugs like our little friend are not much better. And usually, clean freak that I am, these little guys are squished pretty quickly and thrown in the trash never to be seen or heard from again.

But this winter--with 11 inches of snow on the ground outside--we saw this little guy walking around the house over the last few days, and we just didn't have the heart to kill him. And after getting used to seeing him roam around, we weren't so freaked or grossed out by him.

Last night he was trying to cross the vast desert that is our huge kitchen/dining room floor and we wondered if he would live much longer or find any kind of food (I had just cleaned the house--this was highly unlikely). He was just so darn cute, we decided to try to feed him. I tried leftover pizza crumbs, he walked right by them, then Brandon hit on carrots and I added lettuce later and he seemed to be interested. We eventually put him in a hurricane glass while he was eating to protect him from the cat and then later put him him the big family room in a corner so it was harder for the cats to find and kill him.

We don't know where he is in the house now, hopefully we'll spot him again and be able to give him some food. He hated the hurricane glass and I just can't lock him up until spring. It's up to him to survive and we'll help if we see him.

But the big thing is that I am a little less afraid of large bugs now and I will be more likely to usher them outside (when it is warm) rather than to expediently kill them. Slowly but surely various species have made their way into my heart (we always save and send the grasshoppers outside for instance) and now this one (not sure what he is yet) is in that list. Good thing because they are EVERYWHERE in the fall. So more of his brothers will be spared next year.

- Laura


Pretty Big News, I Guess

January 11, 2009--For anyone left in the free world that doesn't know, Laura is pregnant! Our first child, a boy, is scheduled to arrive at the end of May.

You can click on the images below to see some ultrasound shots, but you probably won't be able to discern much (12-week ultrasound to the left; 20-week images to the right). The little guy doesn't seem to want a photo taken right now, but I'm sure they'll be plenty to come in a few short months.

- Brandon


Nothing Much Going On

October 25, 2008--Not much new with us.

More photos have been posted on our photo page, though!

(See, Jane, I can post something new occasionally)

- Brandon


The Death of a Mean Dog (or, Do All Dogs Really Go to Heaven?)

June 17, 2006--Right before my parent's visited last weekend they called to let me know that they had to put their dog, Tara, to sleep. The Cairn Terrier was an amazing 17 years old, and her body had simply reached the end.

She was our dog since I was ten years old -- just heading into the fifth grade. I certainly never would have thought back then that I would be through junior high, high school, college, out into the real world, married and in a job for more than five years before Tara died.

Tara was known in particular for her delightful mean-streak, and I always took pleasure in telling people that she was born on April 20, which was the birthday of Adolph Hitler. Now it turns out that she died on the perfect day: 6-6-06.

If you click any of the pictures below, you'll be taken to a gallery of photos featuring Tara -- my dog, Scarlett (black) is in many of them and my aunt's dog Bailey is in at least one. Most are from the last few years (when I had a digital camera).

Below those photos are links to three sound files I made of Tara before leaving for college nearly ten years ago (she was 8 at the time). I put them on my computer instead of default "warning" sounds.

We'll all miss you, Tara!

            

Sound: Tara Barking

Sound: Tara Growling (1)

Sound: Tara Growling (2)

- Brandon


New Cabinet Pulls

New silver cabinet handles.May 29, 2006--Laura has been asking me for a couple of weeks to post a news update about our latest house project. It's really more of a minor project -- something that we collectively used our birthday money on.

After shopping around a bit, we got new cabinet handles for our kitchen cabinets -- and if you've never been to our house before, we have a lot of kitchen cabinets. It took 39 of the little suckers to get the job done.

We're really happy with the new handles, as the old ones weren't really our taste and the edges of them kept hooking on to my pants and pockets, which resulted in more than one handle breaking. The new handles are a brushed silver that comes flush against the wood.

Click on any of the pictures below to see the project...the progress moves from right to left.

Handle picture 1Handle picture 2Handle picture 3Handle picture 4Handle picture 5

- Brandon


 

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