Thursday, September 30, 2004

Jackson Smiles!

Today was an exciting event for the Sage family! My wife and I decided to try to get some professional photos of Jackson. So far, every time we've put a camera in front of him, he decides it's the perfect time to cry, or at the very least look away. We were sure this was going to be a disaster.
Sure enough, he was crying when we set him in front of the camera. As soon as I put him in the spotlight, he decided it was the perfect opportunity to spit up. Then, amazingly, he decided to smile and laugh. We got some great pictures during the photo shoot. We're so thrilled. Sears puts the photos up on the web so that you'll want to buy more, so as soon as I get that link I'll paste it here.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Burnett Blabber

The Burnett Blabber is a biannual tradition of my wife's family. All of the various relatives write a short summary of the last siz months, which is collected by the grandparents. They then send out the entire production by snail mail to all the family members. It's nice to be able to hear how everyone is doing, and what's been going on in life. My wife just finished our six month synopsis:

Hi Family! Our big news this time around is that Jackson Matthew Sage decided to finally join the world on Friday July 30th at 6:22 p.m, ten days late. He was 8lbs 11 oz and 20.5 inches long. At 8 weeks, he is almost 17lbs. and 26 inches and wearing size 9 months--his nickname is Tank (given to him by the Doctor). Matt has selected about 100 of his best photos, available for viewing at our family website

Matt is still working as an estimator. He is no longer the ward's gospel doctrine teacher, but is kept busy as the second counselor in the Elders Quorum Presidency. He also is the computer repair man for most of our ward and now converts everyone's home video into DVDs. His most favorite pastime--attempting to show Jackson how to use a computer.

As for me, I spend most of my day feeding Jackson (it seems to be quite the chore to keep such a large baby full). Many have told us we should invest in a dairy cow. He is a wonderful baby and he recently gave us a great gift--he has begun sleeping 7 hours a night. I am still a counselor in the Young Women Presidency and the Mia Maids keep me busy planning their activities.

That is all from out here! Thank you to all for your help and support as Matt and I have ventured into the wonderful, and often times scary, world of parenting. It is truly been one of the greatest joys in life so far (two months down, a lifetime to go).

Friday, September 10, 2004


It may not appear to be all that significant, but I finally got a MySQL database running for this site. I've never done any dynamic content coding, so it took awhile to get the hang of it. The quotes pages are done through this database, which makes it easier to add and delete quotes. Now I won't need to recode each page. My brother and I have been trying to figure out how to use the things. Now all I need to do is learn the query language so we can search the quotes!

Sunday, September 5, 2004

Jackson Blessed

Well, all the family from southern California, and quite a few from other places, made it this morning to Jackson's baby blessing. It was great having everyone there. Afterwards we all headed out to my parent's house for some quality family time. This kid is only a month old and he is already spoiled! At least he knows he is loved, very much. We're glad everyone could make it and share this event with us.