Saturday, July 25, 2009
Lincoln Oliver Dallenbach Durbin
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
the weddingWent to Columbus last weekend for my sister Kate's wedding. It was really fun. I got to sing a song ("More Than Words") in the ceremony. I got a little choked up right before I went to pick up the guitar, so I didn't play or sing perfectly, but I think it went all right.
Kate and Chris compiled a great selection of music for the reception. Their first dance was to a David Bowie song I didn't know. They had some classics and some semi-obscure stuff, all good for dancing.
I am super happy for both of them.
We got to reconnect with my whole immediate family, which doesn't happen too often. Our nephew Mason has grown a lot since we saw him in October, and he's got huge, take-it-all-in eyes and a delightful giggle. Our niece Naomi is bubbly and super smart and, according to them, really good at playing her parents against each other.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
smdd bdIt's Shannon's birthday! We went to church and then to Shannon's aunt's house to spend Mother's Day with her mom's side of the family. It was fun, and everybody probably ate too much, and lots of people got gifts (Katie just graduated on Saturday from Drake and Justin's birthday is later this month). I am sleepy.
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Infrequent postingThis coming weekend is the opening of the play. My family (parents and sisters) is going to see the show on Saturday night, as is Shannon's family. The show's coming along pretty well but the first act is still pretty rough. Hopefully we can pull it together and tighten the screws before opening night. We have four more rehearsals to do it.
The job is going well, I'm enjoying it. Last week Shannon got the exact same job at a paper in Elkader (although hers is full-time while mine is part-time). She's much happier than she was teaching. I am much happier than when I was sorting laundry for a living. We both feel like responsible adults.
Easter was pretty good. We spent most of the day at the Moores'. We made stuff with stamps - I tried to make dirty messages with stamps of phrases. We played Guitar Hero and Apples to Apples. We ate until we were sick. We made fun of each other.
I talked to my Jean, Kate, and my parents briefly. Kate is recovering from cataract surgery and is happy to have good vision again. Jean is changing careers (or at least jobs). My mom is coming along on her physical therapy after surgery on her shoulder. My dad is doing well also. I'm looking forward to seeing them all (as well as Joy and Chris). Shannon and I are excited that we will have guests to stay in our new music/rock themed room in our house.
Always work to be done.