Monday, November 24, 2008


Gosh...we love our family.

Right now we are mourning with our family. And there are other things that we are celebrating with our family. But especially as we enter this Christmas season, we are overwhelmed at the power of family.

And because the Vileation Nation is not known for its depth or proclivity for intensity, we'll stop all attempts at that sort of thing right here and now.
So...if any of our readers reside in the Greater Charlotte area, you absolutely must check out Angela Pace Photography. You will not be disappointed. Jake heard such good things about this lady that he called her up and asked her to come be his photographer. And guess what...she did it. THE Angela Pace got on a plane and came to Baltimore just to take some amazing shots of our Jake. It's also worth noting that THE Angela Pace happens to be my cousin and has been known to go ridiculously out of her way to help people out. You may recall that she somehow recovered all of our Key West pictures. Yep...she's good. (check out her site for some more cute pictures of Jacob.)
Anyway, I have been searching for the words to express just how incredible a photographer she is, but hopefully you've already clicked on the link to her site and have seen it for yourself. I'm telling you, she's amazing. All the pictures on this post are of the SAME baby...can you stand it?

So that was our excitement this weekend! A visit from our fabulous cousin who has been blessed with an incredible gift for photography. Special thanks to the Pace family for letting us steal Ang for the day!!!! You'll never know how grateful we are!!! Especially because most of our pictures look like this:
We'll be back to posting our own horrible pictures in the near future. And as a turns out that Kevin has figured out the iMovie feature of the tuned...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

So now that the election is over...

...when does Scrubs come back on the air?  
We at the Vileation Nation do not plan to share how we voted, but you have to admit that this article is pretty funny.  (Please note the "I Voted" sticker in the above picture. Please also note that I still can't figure out how to use this Mac.)
So here's what we've been up to.  A big trip to Columbus, OH to watch Penn State beat Ohio State.  But other things happened there, too.  For instance, we watched LeBron James arrive to be a guest at Game Day.  Here he is.  Right behind his body guard.  Great photography skills by Amy. (read "unbelievably poor photography skills by Amy.")
Also, Kevin made Jake a nice sign to hold up in an effort to get on TV.
Also, Dog made cookies commemorating the occasion.  
Then Amy headed to Cleveland with her parents and Jake so that she could be in Akron for work on Wednesday.  It was a WONDERFUL week of lots of visitors and home-cooked meals. Thank you to Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Olwert, Mrs. Elwell, the Daileys, the Goodmans and the Ciuleis for your visits and your general celebration of Jake!  Below are Jeff and Julie, James and Joseph...welcome back to Ohio, Goodmans!
Speaking of Jake, he took his third flight.  Evidently Continental knew he was coming because he was given an entire row in First Class and his mother was given a nice big glass of wine after she struggled to keep him from screaming before takeoff.  Also...our JD laughs now!  The best way to get a good hearty laugh out of him is to dance around like you have a top hat and cane. Gets him every time.  He loves this fabulous John Lithgow CD that the Ciuleis gave him. Perfect for dancing as though you have a top hat and cane.

Kevin's parents came to visit last weekend and somehow we did not get out the camera.  Glen came up for dinner, too, and it was really just such a nice, relaxing weekend. 

Oh...and Halloween.  Jake didn't dress up too much, he wore a cute little Halloween sleeper, but Luther wore his annual bumblebee costume.  We can't get enough of Luther dressed as a bumblebee.
Luther, however, can get quite enough of Luther dressed as a bumblebee.