A Picture Post

Here are a few pictures from the last couple of weeks. I don't really have any news to report at the moment other than Mr. Bean's fantastic selection for promotion! He won't actually be promoted until next year but the results were posted last Thursday and Mr. Bean made it. WaHoo!

Baby Bean has a new dress fetish. Uncle Andrew and Aunt April gave her this one.

Baby Bean and Mr. Bean petting a constable's horse at a Peoria market.

New outfit from Uncle Ryan and Aunt Lisa with her new favorite toy. I swear this balloon is more than two weeks old and still flying through our house.

Showing off her new church dress from Grandma Marie.

And a full length view.

And me at 5 months.


I Must Be In Wonderland

This is my latest cake creation. Very 2D as my architectural cake skills are still being honed.


"Bob Wehadababyitsaboy"

In case you missed the banner at the top, IT'S A BOY!!!!

I had my 20 week ultrasound today and it was amazing. Mr. Bean and I could tell it was a boy before the technician even said anything and then she said, "That is most definitely a boy! There's no mistake about this one and he is NOT shy." We about died! It was too funny. I'll have to get the pictures scanned in so I can post them. Hopefully this weekend. The baby is 13 oz and in the 82nd percentile (I'm guessing for size?). I am doing great and he is very active. He was had down today so they couldn't get a profile shot. What does this mean? It means I get another ultrasound at 26 weeks which is FANTASTIC because I love pictures.

Well, nothing else for now just wanted to let everyone know!

HAPPY THURSDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




A Picture and You Could Have Heard a Pin Drop

This is courtesy of Mr. Bean who emailed this to me moments ago. It's really good. And also a picture of me at 19 weeks. I am MASSIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)


When in England at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the
Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of
empire building by George Bush.

He answered by saying, "Over the years, the United States has sent many of
its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond
our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is
enough to bury those that did not return."

You could have heard a pin drop

Then there was a conference in France where a number of international
engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break
one of the French engineers came back into the room saying, "Have you heard
the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to
Indonesia to help the tsunami victims.

What does he intend to do, bomb them?"

A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: "Our carriers have three
hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear
powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they
have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a
day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water
each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting
victims and injured to and from their flight deck.. We have eleven such
ships; how many does France have?"

You could have heard a pin drop.

A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals
from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies. At a
cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of Officers
that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting
away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly
complained that, "whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn
only English." He then asked, "Why is it that we always have to speak
English in these conferences rather than speaking French?"

Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied "Maybe it's because the
Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to
speak German."

You could have heard a pin drop.

A group of Americans, retired teachers, recently went to France on a tour.
Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At
French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry

"You have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.

"Then you should know enough to have your passport ready."

The American said, "The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."

"Impossible. Americans always have to show your passports on arrival in

The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look.

Then he quietly explained. "Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day
in 1944, I couldn't find a Frenchman to show it to."

You could have heard a pin drop.