Tuesday, August 29, 2006

(Water-) breaking news

Welcome to the world as we know it, Zachary Tyler Gallatin, born this morning as the newest leaf on the Idaho branch, and the first of the next generation of Gallatins. Mama (my niece Kaci) is in surgical recovery from her c-section, while proud grandparents (my brother Matthew and wife Alice) survey the new addition - a chunkster at 9.1 lbs. Great-grandma Peggy will meet this one when she makes a pit stop on her relocation trip to Anchorage in a few weeks, but will miss the next one - nephew Josh and Tiffani's baby is not due until mid-October. What fun to have two babies within a month of each other!

Peg, who always knew she was
a great aunt but now it's official

Monday, August 28, 2006

Blog: The Reconstruction Era

It's starting, mainly with easy posts on what ready photos I have available. I'll summarize again later, but the first catch-up posts are on 7/14, 7/20, 7/25, 7/27 and 8/5 and there's a LOT more to tell if I have the endurance to tell it!

Saturday, August 19, 2006


Blog still on hiatus - I'm on the east coast for the second time in two weeks but will have lots to tell in Return of Blog.

Saturday, August 05, 2006


Today Lauralea completed the Steelhead 70.3 half Ironman triathlon - her first of this distance - and I am so awed and inspired and proud I could cry, and I did.