Monday, May 26, 2008

Link-to-Cell Bluetooth Phone System

I bought this set sweet phone set for the house. I am super impressed by the panasonic KX-TH1211. Here is the review I wrote up for Amazon . . .

The KX-TH1212 is a great product. As far as phone features it has everything that I was looking for and needed:
1.) DECT 6.0 - my previous 2.8 gHz was interfering with the baby monitor and wi-fi.
2.) Call Waiting, Caller ID, Phone book, Intercoms
3.) Speakerphone
4.) Expandable (we needed 4 handsets for the house)
5.) Phones just need a plug

We did not need or want an answering machine. We use the Call Notes feature on our phone so an answering machine was unnecessary and bulky.

I LOVE the cell phone feature. I always leave my cell phone (usually by accident) on vibrate or in my jean pocket, or placed in the bathroom etc. Now once I am home, the home phone rings when I get a call on my cell. I set it up for a different ring tone so that I know it is coming from my cell.

The other bonus I hadn't thought about when I bought this is that the base unit can sit on its own. All of the handsets are independent. So I actually stuck the base unit in my computer area plugged into the land line. The phone units are spread around the house with only their charger nearby.

This is perfect to use at the ranch because we don't have a landline there, only cell service.

Very powerful service

This was from a service at our church a few weeks ago. Choked me up when I saw it live and did it agin when I watched this back.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Color of Ian's Eyes

Hmmm. After much debate over the little man's 7 months of life, We still don't really know. Sometimes they are green, sometimes hazel, sometimes grey. You be the judge!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Landry's Imaginary Friend

Landry's imagination is kicking into high gear. She now has an imaginary friend named Kurla. (this is spelled with a "K" as I was told very emphatically by my daughter).

We continue to find out more and more things about Kurla:
- She has pink hair (which is Landry's favorite color)
- She is Landry's sister, but they do not have have the same Mommy or Daddy
- She has a baby brother
- She likes to swing and go down the slide
- She has a doggy that has been sick lately

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Landry's New Swingset

Landry's birthday present came a little early. I somehow conned my Dad into helping put together the Trailblazer Adventure Playset that we bought at Walmart for $299. Overall, I am very happy with it. The wood is good quality and the instructions were very detailed. Overall, it took us about 8 hours to put it all together with a couple of breaks for lunch, etc. The holes were all in place and the parts seemed to all be there. The overall swingset is very sturdy once you put the anchors in the ground.

And, as you can see, Landry is thrilled with the swingset. She keeps telling us how much she "Loves" her playground. She will literally swing for a hour straight if you let her.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Ian's Baby Dedication

Ian was dedicated at Hillside Christian Church this Sunday. There were probably 25 or so new babies at the service that we went to, at least double the number that were there at Landry's dedication. It is mostly a ceremony for the parents, our promise to raise our children with Godly principals, with a love of Jesus Christ and an open request for prayer from the congregation. I personally thought is was very well done and we got a little plaque and the end of it the says "Ian, Precious Gift of God Dedicated this 4th day of May, 2008"" It quotes James 1:7, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights."

The family:
Momma and Ian:
The Kids: