Next weekend, all three of us will finally meet Alice. It still blows my mind we had a child only six days after my sister and her husband. Alice will be baptized at our home church, St. Leo's of Winston-Salem. Marian asked me to serve as a God Father (there will be two, as I will share the duty with Darryl's brother Ken). Hopefully Marian realizes what a true honor this is. My little niece will grow to be an amazing young woman, and we are thrilled to finally meet her.
If you do not watch Breaking Bad on AMC, you are missing out. Go to amazon and order the seasons. It is a fantastic show. So well written, so dramatic. As much of a fan as I am of Mad Men, I do think Breaking Bad may be the best written show on tv. Ridiculous it took me until this past summer to realize this. AMC makes great shows. We are pumped for The Walking Dead, which returns this Sunday. Zombies really aren't Courtney's thing, but she loves the show. AMC has a new show, Hell on Wheels, which looks promising too. Needless to say, I will watch any series they put on the network.
After a 0-2 start, the Dawgs head to Nashville 4-2. Hopefully they pick up the win, utilize the bye week to rest some guys and head to Jacksonville with momentum. There was hope we would take the little one to Nashville to meet some of our good friends in the area. Nashville still holds a special place in our hearts, and we will take her there one day. With the visit to NC the very next week, the calm weekend ahead without travel will be nice.
Mama Olin came over for dinner tonight with our nephew, Chance. We probably do not say this enough to any of our parents, but we have been so well supported through these first 8 weeks of parenthood. All 6 of Arabelle's grandparents have been thoughtful, caring and responsive. We are lucky children, and Arabelle is a lucky little grandbaby.
Only two more weeks at home for Courtney. We've talked about it some, but not much. For obvious reasons she really does not enjoy discussing it. I get it. I struggled leaving them after only two weeks. Since she has been home all eight weeks, I imagine it will be more difficult. We have a great daycare picked out. The real challenge will be juggling our schedules now.
Anyone want to start an American Pickers/Storage Wars business with me? Those shows strike a cord, and I'm not quite sure why. Courtney would say it is because lit eans on my pack-rat tendencies. No argument there, but it is also quite interesting to learn the history behind the items they find. Traveling back roads of Georgia, I've been tempted to stop and do something similar.
Date night with my girls tomorrow. Courtney and I haven't been to dinner with Arabelle by ourselves. We've gone out a few times but always with friends or family. Friday night will be our little date night. We need to get out of the house a little, it is an away game weekend and we want to prove Arabelle isn't land-locking us. We hear mixed messages from friends who are parents ... some do not dare do it, others take their kids everywhere. Certainly age and temperament are factors. While she cannot walk or really talk, we are going to take advantage.