Monthly Archives: June 2009

what the history books leave out

A U.S. Representative recounts our nation’s Christian foundation.

I don’t remember seeing that on the news.



somebody got our car tag



the look of peace

There are so many things you learn about when you have children.  For instance, I never knew the word bilirubin until we had our first child.  When your child is jaundiced, all that matters is the bilirubin count.  Victoria was jaundiced, now Ellie.  It’s pretty common in small infants.  Until today, her bilirubin count was climbing.  Today, it dropped a little.  If it hadn’t we would have been back in the hospital.  So, this has been the scene at our house for the past two days.  Indirect sunlight is the best thing for jaundice.



Victoria came in from the pool, put on some dry clothes, and lay down for a nap next to Ellie.  The oldest and the youngest.  A picture of peace.


If her count goes up on Monday she’ll have to go into the hospital.  Please pray that it continues to drop.


prelude to a Father’s Day

Sons are a heritage from the Lord,

children a reward from Him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are sons born in one’s youth.
Blessed is the man whose quiver
is full of them.
Psalm 127:3-5a
I am blessed.

when did she get so big?


So we had a baby.  Then I looked and Kate and had several thoughts.  When did she get so big?  When did she get so tall?  When did she get so heavy?  She is no longer the baby.  It’s kinda sad and joyous all at the same time.  Now, if she will only use the big girl potty.

I don’t care what happens, she will always be Baby Kate.


Ellie//close ups

I’ve captured some good close ups of Ellie over the last couple of days.  Here is a closer look at our beautiful little girl.


How can we keep making such beautiful babies?  Just a proud papa.


Eleanor (Ellie) Grace Crisman

Sorry this has taken so long but I just got to some WiFi!  Long story for another post.  Anyway, here she is:


sonya and ellie


She was  born Friday, June 19 @ 10:45 a.m.  Weighed 6 pounds and 2 ounces.  19 inches long.  Very healthy.  We should go home tomorrow.  Gotta get back to the hospital with our coffee.  Will post more when we get back.  Thanks for praying.  I am a very blessed man.