Monday, January 02, 2006

Happy New Year

Yep it's the new year, and it's about time that I posted something. I've just been in kinda been in a funk ever since I got back from Portland. I rang in the new year by running out of the house at 11:50pm, and videotaping the scene of a shooting. We only had one photographer this weekend and he was about an hour away, and when you have an 11 year old girl shot in the stomach, you have to figure out a way to get someone out there, even if you have to go yourself and miss ringing in the new year with your wife and baby.

I had a great time back in Portland though. We got to see family and some old friends, and we went to a few of my favorite spots. Like Tributes, the best place to get sandwiches in Portland, maybe even the entire Northwest. I used to live in the apartment building next door to it, and have the distinguished honor of being the first customer to walk through the doors and order a Philly Cheese Steak on the day it opened back in 2000 under the name Richie B's. I had three that day, which could explain why I weighed 215 lbs. When I left Portland. The restaurant changed its name to tributes in August of 2001, but Judy, the same woman who opened the restaurant with Ritchie still owns the place and still works the counter, so all of the food has remained the same, with new additions to the menu coming all of the time. If you are ever on NW 23rd in Portland I highly recommend you stop in for a bite. We also stopped by the Blue Moon Tavern to visit with our friend Virginia who was working there. I also used to spend a lot of time at that place when I lived in NW Portland.

Here are some picks from our trip.

Baby Elliott got to meet Grandpa Bird and Aunt Katie for the first time.

On Christmas Eve we put this little red dress on her. Pretty cute.

I got to introduce Elliott to My Aunt Diane and Uncle Tandy, and my cousin Heather and here family.

Morgan and I were even able to go out, just the two of us, a couple of times. We met up with some friends at the Rialto downtown.

Here's Morgan with Angela, LK and Virginia.

Here I am giving Kal some husbandly advice and chastising him for not keeping up with his blogging.


Random bits,

Morgan decided she would try her hand at photo manipulation. As you can see she has big plans for our little Ella. I hope they don't include wearing a man's suit though.

My sister Mandy (Garth) Sent this to me last month, but I just got it last night. By the description in the subject line of the e-mail I'm assuming this was from some Halloween night costume party and they took first place. I don't know who the other girl is. I think she might be that girl who played Sabrina the Teenage Witch's best friend in the first two seasons and who played Big Red in Bring it on.

Well that's it for me.

CS Over and out

1 comment:

Monkees1 said...

My New Year's was fantastic, my sister got arrested!
Heather looks great - her hair is super cute that way. I was watching
X-Men the other day and realized that Morgan reminds me a little of Rogue.
Does Morgan hate Ohio as much as you do? If so, you should just move back- I'm sure you could find a job.