Wednesday, January 30, 2008


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JT came up to visit and Cooper is enjoying a new lap to sit on! He's a great photographer and friend and we are looking forward to hanging out and getting a few family pics, so look forward to some great pics soon (DJ it looks like you are off the hook for family portraits this time around).

Happy Boy

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Golf Tourney

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Our Watson four is golfing in my brother's fund raisier golf
tournament for his Chandler High School baseball team. Our team was
my dad, Uncle Matt, Cousin Robert, and me. We had a very enjoyable
day of golf with a lot of laughs, a great way to spend my birthday!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Tooth

I was actually able to get a quick shot of the tooth popping through.
Gotta love his new winter hat since it's snowing here today. He's been chewing on his thumb a lot lately, no sucking, just chewing.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Hip with the Jive

We're teaching Kiefer how to be cool by listening to an iPod, wearing pants down low and drinking soda (actually it's apple juice in a can). I think Cooper is pretty jealous and wants to be that cool, but maybe Kiefer needs to work on not ending up with the juice all down his shirt before it's really something.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

New Teeth

Cooper is getting his first bottom tooth in and it is poking through, but it means he is drooling like crazy and always is biting something, including his hands. He's also starting to use the Johny Jumper and it's great to see him "hanging around".

Monday, January 21, 2008

Cooper Sandwich

Quite delicious!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Elisa's Birthday

I got in trouble for not blogging about Elisa's birthday, but we were having so much fun that weekend it was hard to stop to write :) Anyway, it was January 13th and Elisa's parents came to visit so we had a great weekend with them. Here are a few pictures from the weekend:
Kiefer really got a kick out of Opa's duck voice:
Still a deer in headlights:

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

For those that are looking for some addicting fun, my friend David Jay and I have been working on the for the past few months. Below is a preview of the voting interface:

We finally launched our first official contests and in the first day of open voting we had over 40,000 votes! It's been a fun project and hopefully a great help to the photographic community as it allows for a contest where the masses decide the best photos. It also allows a photographer to submit their photo and then they receive a rating for their photo which is based on feedback from thousands of people so they can get a great sense of what photos capture people and that people like. It also allows photographers to see a wide range of work from other photographers in a quick and fun way. Instead of rating each photo, you just pick the best of four and we do the complicated math behind the scenes that creates the ratings based on the choices of anyone who votes. Happy Voting!


For some reason, Kiefer loves to run the Swiffer Vacuum all around the kitchen. I think the Tigger slippers add the polishing touch.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


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Kiefer really enjoys giving his bro zerberts, I don't think Cooper
knows what to think yet.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Bathing Brothers

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Cooper took his first bath in the "big" tub tonight with Kiefer. He screamed at first, then he just enjoyed chillin and splashin while he watched Kiefer play with the bath toys.

Cooper bath

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Rolled Over

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For those of you that understand the magnitude of an event like this,
Cooper rolled over just now! This is his proud look at such an

Monday, January 7, 2008

So Much Snow!

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It snowed all afternoon yesterday and we woke up this morning with so much white! Here is Elisa and Kiefer in our backyard (as viewed from our bedroom window). And below is the view of white from our window:


And Cooper and me staring up at the sky watching the snow fall, this really looked so cool with the big flakes falling:

Elisa and Kiefer making their way back to the deck:

And warming up after the fun:

Saturday, January 5, 2008


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The McWatters (Darin, Shannon, Jack, Hank, Lily, and Will) came through on their way from Phoenix to Boulder City Nevada traveling from family to family and they decided to stop off and spend the night on Thursday night. Darin painted me this awesome series of three canvases for our front room and we love how it came out! He is such a talented guy, from rock star lead singer of Everybody Duck, to writer of all our summer video productions I worked on at Hume, to being the world famous Reverend D Ray Montgomery, painting is just one of his many talents. Here is Cooper and Will:

And Darin with Lily and Will:

Darin is speaking at a winter camp in Williams, so he was going to drop his family off and come back, so I hitched a ride and kept him company for the drive back to Williams from Nevada. We had a great time hanging out on the drive and Darin is really a good friend that I have missed being around since leaving Hume. I stuck around in Williams last night and watched him speak at the camp before coming home. Here he is in front of the packed Junior High crowd. How he kept their attention at 11 PM I have no idea.


Wednesday, January 2, 2008



Kiefer gave Cooper this great ride on his shoulders, I think Kiefer was having a lot more fun than Cooper though...