Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Emmie's first attempt at Composition

It looks better than it sounded.

We took the pictures to put up on Emilia's new music blog.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Our new Blog

Dear everyone. We have started yet another blog. Its called The Musical Indoctrination of our Infant Daughter. Enjoy.


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Cutest or Creepiest Picture Ever?

Check out this picture of Emmie. I think it is one of the cutest yet.

However, if you look close at her left eye, you can see my reflection in it trying to make her smile and Julianne's reflection taking the picture. Kind of creepy looking.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Belated Emmie update

I have been receiving lots of complaints that we haven't posted any new Emilia pictures. I apologize. We have actually been taking tons of pictures with out new lens, but haven't had time to sort through them and delete the ones we don't want. Here are a few:

The rest can be found HERE

In other news, we had her 2 month checkup yesterday and she is right on track. 11 lbs 2 oz and 22.5 inches long. She is exactly at the 50 percentile for everything. That's right, we have a perfectly proportioned baby.

Also, she is sleeping like a champ! She is consistently sleeping 8-9 hours a night. Hallelujah!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Poll - Who does Emilia Look like?

If you look to the right, there is a new poll asking who Emilia more resembles.

Here are some sample pictures.

Emmie ~ 2 months

Julianne ~ 4 months

Brenden ~ 2 months

Don't forget to leave comments too! We want to know who is voting for who!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

A Wet Scoot

When I left for a church meeting this evening on my scoot, I thought I was looking pretty sharp in my sports coat and new paisley green tie.

Then, on my way home (dark and around 9:00 PM) I noticed some ominous looking clouds on the horizon. Sure enough, it started sprinkling and the closer I got to home the harder it rained until it was an all out torrential downpour. By the way, that is a bit painful at 40mph!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Moose Attack!

Here's the much anticipated moose video. Enjoy.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Brenden for Senate

While driving on Saturday from Havre to Fargo, I came across this awesome political sign - quite possibly the only worthwhile political advertisement I have ever seen.

Unfortunately, the moment I snapped this picture and reached down to set up a tripod, I noticed that my legs were COVERED in mosquitos - big huge ones. No exageration, there were probably 30-40 mosquitos on my legs (I was wearing shorts) and a bunch more on my arms and neck. I must have looked like a total wacko because I just freaked out trying to smack them all off. Then I grabbed the tripod and made a run for the car, but my car keys were in my pocket. By then, the mosquitos had all relanded on my legs so I had to do another round of freaking out and in the midst of it all I couldn't think straight enough to get the car open - I had a tripod and camera in one hand, killing mosquitos with the other and no free hand to fish my keys out of my pocket. When I finally got in the car there were still quite a few on me and it took a while to get them all killed. Nasty!

Fortunately, I saw another sign later and cautiously took pictures. No mosquitos that time, just grasshoppers.

Brenden, Senate hopeful, I don't know who you are, but I hope you win so you can enact legislation to get rid of the mosquito problem in Montana. Also, your name is awesome.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Brenden - Solo in Montana

After the cabin, I dropped Julianne, Carianne and Emilia off at the Billing airport and then I have been up in Montana for the last 2 weeks doing dissertation research. I was in Bozeman, Helena, Missoula, Kalispell/Flathead Lake, Havre and the Chippewa-Cree Rocky Boy Reservation. I had a very productive and fun trip. Here are a couple pictures. A quick disclaimer - Julianne took the nice camera with her, so I was left with the old one.

My Flathead Lake campsite: I had gone there to meet with the heirs of the Frank B. Linderman estate at the old Linderman cabin - Sally and Bob Hatfield - very nice people!

A poorly photoshop-ed panoramic of Flathead Lake

My tent at Flathead Lake
Flathead Lake - looking North from West Short State Campground
Glacier National Park. It was on the way from Kalispell to Havre, so I drove through

The Weeping Wall - apparently it was good this year
Me wishing Julianne was with me at Glacier
Me wishing Julianne was with me at Flathead Lake

Havre is fairly close to the border, I had never been to Albert and I had nothing to do one evening, so I went for a drive. I'm sure the border agents (on both sides) thought I was an idiot. "How long will you be in Canada for?" "Umm . . . 5 minutes." "How long was your visit?" "Umm . . . 5 minutes."

Whole Album HERE

At the Cabin #4 - the campfire and moose

On one of our last nights there, we had a big campfire - replete with hotdogs, smores, trout, guitars, sing-a-longs and moose attacks

Jed chowing down


So, I was bragging up this perfectly roasted Marshmallow, and everyone was quite impressed, BUT . . .

. . . it tragically fell on the ground. Tragedy!

I don't know whose chair this is, but it proved a bit small for most of us, Jess included.

Smores - Randy style

Gregg and Rachael on the hammock.
Smores - Richelle style
Smores - Annie and Jaxon style

Smores - John style. Instead of graham crackers and hershey's, someone (Richelle or Shelly, I assume) had the bright idea of just using fudge stripe cookies. Apparently, John missed the melted chocolate of a more traditional smore and tried putting the whole thing over the fire.

Here he is in action
My double-decker smore!


We saved a Rainbow Trout for the campfire because I heard that the Buehners never eat fish! I roasted it over the coals. They were all super dubious and suspicious of how it would be. Of course, it was delicious! Admit it Buehners - it was delicious!!! Delicious I tell you!
The finished product.

In the middle of a sing-a-long song, Richelle yelled, "Oh my goodness, a Moose!" Sure enough, right behind us, on the other side of the cabin deck, there was a moose. This picture shows me video-taping the moose in the distance.

When Julianne gets back with the video camera, I'll post the footage. It was crazy.

At the Cabin #3 - Mesa Falls, Quake Lake and Choco-Tacos

One day, some of us went to Mesa Falls.

Us in the log book. We decided to start calling Gregg Grizzle-B. As in Grizzly Bear . . . because he was sporting such a mountain-man-ish beard.

Julianne and me at Mesa Falls.

Another day, some of us kids went on a trip into the park (failed attempt at Firehole - it was closed) and ended up driving the back way to Quake Lake (Hebgen Lake).

The crew (sans Julianne who was taking the picture), sad and despondent at the closed Firehole. So sad - it was the one thing I was REALLY looking forward to doing in Yellowstone.
Jessica, Me, Rachael, Gregg, Jeff, Maggie

One of the cooler road signs I've ever seen. I think I'll make this an album title/cover. Felix Klaemont presents "Building Destruction," in stores soon.

Sunken Houses at Quake Lake:

What cute Cousins - Jess and Juls

Looking up towards the Quake Lake visitor center. Creepy stuff!

At the end of the day all I wanted was a Choco-Taco. I had been craving one the whole trip. Thank goodness for the Hungry Bear!