Friday, August 25, 2006
Glad You're Family
Our daughter, Leslie, didn't date much in high school. She had a few crushes but they never culminated into many nights out at the movies. That was fine with her Dad and me. Right before she started her senior year, she was invited on a blind date. We'd never heard of him. She'd heard of him - he had been the quarterback at her high school, a fact that didn't necessarily endear him to her heart. Leslie truly could have cared less if the sport existed back then.

She'll tell you now the only reason she agreed to go on the date, after we'd looked him up in the yearbook, driven by his house, and asked around a bit, was this: her dog had just died, a few days before. If you've read any of her posts, you know she is a wee bit strange when it comes to animals. She decided maybe a date would be a distraction. That ended up being the understatement of the century for the two of them.

I won't tell you all of their story, but he thought her hair was too curly and she thought him a bit rude. Typical blind date. They decided to see each other the next day in spite of first impressions. Holy mamoly baboly, as Lauren would say! We couldn't get rid of the guy! Madly in love, they fell, and he's been around ever since.

Today's Jeremy's birthday - he's 27. When we met him he looked like this. He was a few days shy of 19. Shy, quiet, soft-spoken.

I don't know many people who can do this. Is it the shape of the nose?

Now we know a Jeremy who is a psycho Steeler fan. He'd rather be in the woods, or on the lake, than anywhere else in the world. He's due to be a first time father any minute. This next Monday, Aug. 28, if not sooner. You can follow their story at And Baby Makes Three. (Don't expect frequent posts, because they'll be brand new parents. A little busy.) I was voting for Landon to arrive today, on his Dad's birthday. I know they're going to be best buddies, and sharing birthdays would be a nice way to start. This is what he (and Leslie) look like today.

He's shy at first, but when you get to know him - watch out! There's a lot of boy inside that man, and our family thinks that's a good thing. Happy Birthday Jer. xoxoxo

P.S. Leslie has since been affected - she's now a crazy Steeler fan too. Sunday's you'll find her with black smudges under her eyes, wearing a black and gold jersey - deep in the heart of Texas.

  posted at 8:59 AM

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