Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Cute Kid


A Great Shot With Our New Camera!
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Monday, December 03, 2007

Can you help Nathaniel find his pacifier?

We spent a while looking for it in all the normal places ...

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Come Let Us Rejoice

Please spread the word about the annual Interfaith Nativity Exhibit being held from November 30th to December 2nd from 1pm - 8pm at the Carter Hill Stake Center. It is well worth the trip!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Families of the Year Nominee: My In-laws

A family living Christ-centered lives.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Halloween 2007 "They are just giving me candy?!"

Nathaniel loved Halloween. He started getting it and would reach out for the candy and just hold on to it. He held the same snickers bar for three or four houses. He actually wondered right into a stranger's house, no doubt look for the super sugar stash. We rarely give him any candy, so he was clutching onto that lollipop tightly! Even when we was finished, he wouldn't let me take the stick away. He was getting the sweet flavor from the paper!

Happy Puppy finishing up Halloween! See that pencil in his hand. He was digging through the bucket of pencils to pick out the cool ones where the lead colors are different and can rotate through the pencil. He was not to be separated from the pencil.

After the kids went to bed, we all watched Spider-man 3. Didn't feel it. It didn't help that I was 'dog' tired and my 'bedroom' was the living room where everyone was watching the movie.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Finding Nemo Up in Your Grill

Two SCUBA dudes and one incompetent photographer.

I am a nice moray eel, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food!

Climb aboard kids!

Extras from the movie. They are forming a union to demand fair wages.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Cannon the Auburn High School Robot

I helped mentor the Auburn High School students as they built this remote controlled robot for the BEST competition. The videos are from the last round of the playoffs and we had to score to clinch a spot in regionals. We got the two bottles and another robot was waiting for us at the bottom of the platform. We just plowed through it and made our way to the scoring bin. We took second place overall and we are going to play again in 6 weeks at the regionals.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Watermelon Junkie

Nathaniel was given his own piece of watermelon and allowed to wear it, I mean eat it at his own leisure. The results are chimpmunk cheeks and a sticky body with seeds stuck to his chest. He got his second bath of the day. His first came unfortunately when his upset tummy decided it was through trying to disgest the pears he ate from last night.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Dry Tub

Wet or dry, Nathaniel loves getting into his tub. Which is a good thing. He doesn't get fussy anymore about when its time to get out. I love THIS kid.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Saturday, August 04, 2007

On the Move

Nathaniel went mobile July 22nd. Very fitting present.

The Real Burger King

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Birthday Boy

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Harry Potter Drawings

I thought I would throw this up on my blog in light of the current Harry Potter fervor. I will tactly refrain from mentioning anything besides I finished the last book in the hopes that my readers won't be upset at me.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Deja Vu

This place looks familiar ... have I slobbered here before? While Nathaniel was displeased about the blue dress gown he had to wear, the surgery went well and he recovered quickly by eating tons of whip cream topped IHOP pancakes. He was nursing a sugar rush all the way home.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Friday, July 06, 2007

Can You Pass the U.S. Citizen Test

You Passed the US Citizenship Test

Congratulations - you got 10 out of 10 correct!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Tractor Ride

First ride around the lawn. Nathaniel wanted to drive.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Airport Avarice

The Atlanta airport confiscated my tootpaste and hair gel. Thought this was a fitting caption.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sketch Generator

Here's a neat website to generate sketches from pictures:

Sunday, June 03, 2007

You fed a baby chili?!

And I paid for it the entire week!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

About Time

After losing to this guy seven times in a row, this was a timely victory, with 0.8 seconds remaining on my clock!!!!

Monday, May 07, 2007

Monday, April 30, 2007

Oh Really?


"Nathaniel, there is a cow standing behind you."
"I wake up way too early in the morning to get fooled by that one"
"You certainly do!"
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

61 Distinct Green Bean Spots

Nathaniel loves his green beans to wear his green beans. How does he know that that facial expression and smile will melt his parent's hearts?

Monday, April 23, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007

New Records

We were bowling strikes left and right!
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Monday, April 16, 2007

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Carrot Mustache and Sweet Dreams

As I had just finished scraping the last morsel of dinner out of the glass jar, I looked up to see Nathaniel in la-la land. Dreaming of large carrots and piles of books.
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Sunday, April 01, 2007

SuperSize TV

Robert L. can not harrass me any longer about my 19 inch TVs. He always said I could afford to spurlge and get at least a 32 incher from Walmart. Well, Bob, I did a little better and got a projector which casts a narly 120 inch picture. Playing the Wii on this is sick! Pictured is my cool nephew Andrew, who while only three, manages to bowls strike with his Mii that is bigger than him!

Friday, March 30, 2007

Growing Up and Packing Out

That glowing white spot in his mouth is his first tooth.

Nathaniel is ready and willing to ask the tough questions and get in your face. Like "what does this electronic device taste like" ...

He's ready to see the world ... if only he knew the correct postage for such a big package!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

What Was Lost, Now is Found ...

The occasional beauty of forgetting where you put stuff is that marvellous moment when you find it again. I found my camera after 2 months MIA. If you must ask, it was in the pocket of my bag cooler in my trunk.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

To Those About To Rock, We Salute You

Well, I thought Nathaniel was going to be a classical violinist. Guess he wants to follow in his Uncle Josh's footsteps. Go Third Margin!

By the way, these are some of Nathaniel's Easter pictures!

Friday, March 16, 2007

I Caught You a Delicious Bass.

Josh invited me to a private lake to fish.

Josh caught a gorgeous 5.03 pound large mouth bass. I know it weighs exactly that because we swung by a Winn Dixie and had it weighed on the digital scale!

I caught a fish that would be considered bait to Josh's fish! Its inside Josh's fish!

Josh'd fish was so tasty!!! Best tasting fish I've ever had!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Hello World Here I Come

FLASHING NEWS ALERT: Nathaniel Loden on the verge of crawling. News at 11.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

We'll Miss You Grandpa B

All the Loden's went up to Michigan for the funeral. It was an amazing trip and more photos and videos are forthcoming.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Call off the Search

Call off the dogs. I haven't gone missing in real life ... just my blog life. I had a pretty hectic start to this whole new year thing. Having to write 2007 on everything messes me up until March ... With pinkeye, road trip to Florida, two diet competitions starting, a stake volleyball tournament (which the Loden's dominated), and another trip to Buford, GA, I've been running around like crazy. Sprinkle in a lost cell phone (which did NOT get stolen), a new cell phone to replace it, over my limit in minutes this month and still got 4 more days to go ( so don't expect me to answer your incessant pleas for autographs, money, love life advice, etc unless your pleas come via email or blog comments then its $20 for the autograph, $20 for a shiny new $10 bill (or two fives if you please) and my love life advice is free ... its "love life".

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Raquelle's Rampage

See how that big dent in our Murano's fender matches the size and shape of my melon. That's not a coincidence. I was just minding my own business, hanging out under the front of the Murano, when Raquelle throws the car in gear, slams on the gas, and pins my head between the fender and the garage door. In a great battle of wits, the fender bent its will to mine under the excuriating pressure.

Now you can believe that story, or the one that Raquelle tells everyone. It's about how she was shopping in Target for two hours (I swear she could miss the Apolycalypse and the Second Coming in Target), and some car pulled a parking lot "hit and run". Bummer of a birthmark, Hal.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Adorable Nathaniel


We have never seen Nathaniel smile for the camera like this. He loves his excersaucer from Myra and McRae, great friends of the family. While his toes just barely touch the bottom, he grabbed for all the toys and pressed all the buttons. Thanks ya'll!
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Friday, January 05, 2007

Wii Sports Golf Hole in One Part Two

I didn't like the video quality of the last hole in one I made. So what did I do about it? No I didn't cry like a little school boy who got force-feed grass by a girl ... why are you looking at me like that? Anyway, I made another hole in one while ReplayTV captured the action. A side efffect of using the Replay was a four second lag between when I swung my club and when I saw my club swinging on TV. Its not only disorientating, the mind-bogglinglyness of it ... well ... blows your mind.

Wii Golf Hole in One

My mad skills in full swing (no pun intended but its welcomed).

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Over the Hedge: Fans Create Verm Tech Commercial

Raquelle and I loved this movie. Her favorite line was: "Oh yeah, well do you have a Associate's degree from Verm Tech?"

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Annual Loden Showdown: Who's your Daddy

And also ... Happy Birthday Joey!