Wednesday, October 19, 2011


My friend Bob emailed the other day and indicated he was tired of looking at that deflated inner tube on my blog.  So I got on Blogspot and caught myself up on a few peoples' blogs (yay) and noticed that mine hadn't been updated in 5 months.  I guess I overdose on blogging during Lent and sort of fall off the face of the bloggoplanet afterwards.  Not unusual for me, historically.  I diet, and then very passionately don't.  I exercise and then very passionately don't.  Clean, then don't.  Organize then don't.  The don'ts, sadly, weigh heavy in the equation.
A lot has happened since I blogged last.  And to be sure it should not be interpreted that the things that have happened mean less because I did not record them.  That's one of the worries about recording our histories.  People will think that the things recorded were most important and that's not always the case.
Anyway, since I have something like 14 minutes to record the last 5 months in my life I will leave it to pictures to tell the biggest headline of the last 5 months.

THIS girl and THIS boy...

...Made THIS...

..after enduring THIS...

AND this...

(This is an "after" shot)

Calvin Roy Merrill was born July 22, 2011. 
He stole our hearts...

...and owns them still!

(Calvin...grab your cool shades and join your Connors family cousins!)


  1. those connors sure make cute kids... and grandkids.

  2. Hooray! Calvin has made his debut on your blog! He sure loves his Gummy and Gumpa!

  3. i love it! I can't wait to meet him!

  4. So THAT'S what has been occupying you the last five months?! He sure is a cutie!