Monday, August 27, 2007


Now this is Awesometown...

Listen closely to this very intelligent response

I'm proud to be a "U.S. American"

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Destin Family Vacation 2007

I can't imagine that I have any readers after a 4 month sabbatical from blogging. However, I thought I would share a little video that I put together from Noah's first family vacation. You can read Allison's blog to find out more about our awesome trip to Destin.

This is just a short little collage of the video (mostly of Noah) that was taken during the trip. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Noah at 3 Months

Last week I used my blog to brag about Noah's smile. As you can see, my words don't do it justice...

Ripped Fuel
Hey Ladies...

Alright, that's enough.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Office

I mentioned on Monday that one of my favorite shows on television is 'The Office' on NBC. In my opinion it has a collection of some of the best characters and the most original humor on tv. Some scenarios in the show often hit home with my daily experiences in the workplace. Take for instance a brief conversation I had this morning with a coworker:

*For legal purposes the actual names of my coworkers will not be used in this blog. Let it be known from this point forward that the accountant I share an office with will be referred to as 'Larry'.

Larry: "Hey Aaron, do you know anything about cell phones?"

Me: "A little, I guess."

Larry: "Well, for some reason I can't get mine to stop beeping, can you take a look at it?"

Me: "Sure" I said as I walked over to his desk, picked up the beeping phone and began inspecting the screen. Everything seemed to be working properly. No lights were flashing and the battery indicated that it was fully charged. "Well, the battery light isn't flashing. Do you have an alarm set or something?"

Larry: "I don't think so. Do you think maybe water might've caused it to start beeping?"

Me: "I don't know. Why?"

Larry: "Well, I dropped it in the toilet about ten minutes ago."

I didn't have the courage to ask what was in the toilet. I don't think at this point it matters. I've washed my hands about six times, but my focus is pretty much shot for the day.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Weekend in Awesometown 2/26

Over the past three months, a few changes at home (baby) and work (new job) have allowed me very little time to do things like blog. But, in the past few weeks things have started to slow down a little bit. I'm finally getting comfortable with my new gig and Noah is starting to sleep for longer than 3 hours at night. I figured if I was going to give this blog thing another chance, I should probably just pick up as though I had never stopped. However, I can't just post as if you're all familiar with what's going on in Awesometown, so today I'll just offer a short update.

Noah is getting bigger, funnier and more active every day. He's now smiling at Allison and me regularly, and last weekend he laughed for the first time. It really was the best and most rewarding sound I have ever heard. He has the most beautiful ear to ear smile- which he normally follows with a small grin while sticking out his tongue. During his colic spell, I was wondering if he would EVER smile or laugh. It's been such a relief to see him start to express himself in ways other than crying.

Allison is also fully adapted to her new job as a stay-at-home mom. She already looks like a pro and really seems to be enjoying it. I can't tell you how blessed I am to have such a wonderful woman at home taking care of little Noah. It was great spending a relaxing weekend just laying around watching Noah and trying to get him to coo and laugh at us. The funniest moment happened when I was telling Noah the story of the Sooner's football 2000 National Championship season. As I talked, Noah just stared at me the entire time, smiling and giggling every couple of minutes as I finished a thought. It's clear to me that he can't wait to experience his first college football season.

Here are a few other things keeping me "busy":

Shows I'm currently watching:
American Idol- I guess I've joined the cult and there is no getting out alive
Grey's Anatomy- although I'm not sure for how much longer
The Office
Man vs. Wild- slowly turning into my favorite show.

Book I'm reading:
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown- so far it's better than the DaVinci code (it's sequel)

That's about all I have for now. Hopefully I'll have time this week to spill a few things that have been on my mind. Baby bullies, Man vs. Wild, 'The Scoreboard', NBA predictions recap, and Oscar talk may be among the topics.

Adios Muchachos

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Noah David

Christmas came very early for the Ellis family this year. If you haven't heard by now, a little over two weeks ago Allison gave birth to our first son Noah David Ellis. He was born on Tuesday, November 21, at 1:08 pm- 5 weeks and 1 day early. He weighed 6lbs 3.7ozs and was 18 3/4 inches long. He has a full head of dark brown hair (just like his dad), and for the moment, beautiful blue eyes (just like his mom). His birth came with a lot of excitement and a little stress. Being 5 weeks early, he had several minor problems that kept him in the hospital even after Allison was discharged. After nine tough days in the Neonatal ICU, prayers were answered and he was able to come home with us last Thursday. He is now doing great and is beginning to grow.

These last few weeks have been the craziest two weeks of my life. And as you can see, blogging slipped pretty far down on the priority list over that time. I'll attempt, during the next couple weeks to provide more stories about the delivery, Noah's first few days, his stay in the hospital, life with him at home and yes, some pictures.

Allison has recovered great and is adjusting very well to her new job as a stay-at-home mom. We've both been pretty tired from the rigorous schedule, but we're starting to get the hang of it. I'm also currently in the process of moving jobs at work. Its not exactly a promotion because I'm changing departments, but it is a step up, and everyone at work keeps telling me congrats (so I guess that means its a good thing) Not the best timing in the world though- as we're still adjusting to having a baby in the house. And I'm not really looking forward to doing two jobs until they find a replacement for me. But, its for the better and I'm excited about it.

That's all I have for now. Hopefully when we finally get the internet at our new apartment I can get back into a better groove of posting.

We can't begin to thank all of you enough for your prayers, thoughts, support, gifts, phone calls and visits during this exciting time. We are very blessed to have so many great people in our lives.

Thanks again

Being five weeks early I didn't really have time for my name game to fully develop. Sorry. Kind of ironic note about that- Only once in our 5+ months of having that name picked out did it come up in conversation. And even then, it wasn't a guess.

Adios Muchachos