Thursday, November 01, 2007

It's Official

I am totally stoked to be able to tell you all that as of approximately 4:00 I am officially a lawyer (well, technically I need to be sworn in, but that will happen on the 12th of Nov.). That's right, the bar results came in a day early and I passed. I hope this doesn't shock anyone too much;-) I was a little nervous as the test was the absolute worst 2 1/2 days of my life, but at least I don't have to do it all again. Now all I have to do is find a job, and I'll actually be grown up. Until then, I'll continue to spend my days playing with Minnie, Amy and my Wii.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

I swear officer, I didn't do it...

I was politely informed that "blog neglect" is a crime. While there was no citation to any code and section, or even a court case, I figured I should be on the safe side and post a little update. Life as an unemployed lawyer is treating me well. It has the added benefit of actually watching my little girl grow up. She is doing that extremely well, but a little bit fast for my taste.
Clementine cut her first tooth about 3 weeks ago now, and it was closely followed by a second one next door (bottom, middle to be exact), so she now has the cutest little grin a dad could ever want. She's of course sitting up, and rolling over, and she even likes to stand up next to the couch on her own. I could continue to brag (granted, this may not qualify as bragging since I don't think any of this is rare for a baby her age, but we're darned proud), but you get the picture. She's the picture of perfection, and we love her to death.
Amy has started her on solids (why we call food that's been mashed to a pulp "solid" still perplexes me) and Minnie has surprised us all by actually eating most of what gets put in her mouth. We've been blessed with a baby that doesn't spit it all out, then smear it all over. Amy has actually been making the baby food herself, which I appreciate since I'm not bringing home any bacon, and baby food isn't cheap. So far she's eating carrots, green beans, and applesauce, as well as rice and barley cereals. Amy's trying to introduce something new each week.
As for me, up until a few weeks ago, I was spending at least 3 hours a day applying to jobs. Mostly Houston and Dallas, though we'd prefer to stay in Houston and freeload off of Amy's parents for a while in order to pay off some of our student debt. I say up until a few weeks ago because I got two weeks of temporary work doing some oil and gas work up in Wyoming which was a fun adventure, though I realized I don't want to travel too much when I grow up. I missed Amy and Minnie a ton, and would have been miserable had I not been able to chat with them on the webcam. That wrapped up a week ago, and then I got home and had an interview last Tuesday. I'm still waiting to hear back, but it seemed like something I would be interested in. The firm does corporate securities filings for a bunch of companies as well as other business and transactional type work.
Anyway, I think I've written enough to cover my rear. Especially since you all probably just wanted to see more pictures of Minnie. Rest assured, there are a few more on the way.

Clementine At Play

Monday, August 20, 2007



We may be a bit biased, but we think so...
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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Like Father Like Daughter

Here's a picture of me around six months and Minnie around 3 months. I think there's a pretty strong resemblance.

Like Mother Like Daughter

What should you do if you haven't posted something forever? Well, starting off with a really cute picture can't hurt. I really have to appologize. We wanted to keep things up to date, but it's been busy lately. I took the Texas Bar Exam at the end of July. It basically consumed my life for a couple of months. Thankfully, we're on the other end of it now, but for a while there, it was pretty crazy. Alas, I won't get the results back until the beginning of November. At least when I wake up from the bar-related nightmares (I wish I was kidding), I can rest knowing it's already over.
We decided to move in with Amy's parents (again) to save money and so far it's going really well. We have a large comfortable room (which seems a lot like a studio apartment), and Minnie even has her own room (though it's pretty bare at the moment). We're also closer to both of our families, which has been great.
Clementine keeps growing up. She's laughing and smiling and even rolled over the other day. She loves to stand up (with a little balancing help from mom) and most importantly, she's sleeping through the night for the most part.
Look for new photos over in our web albums (link on the right side). I'll try to post a few more on here, and we have tons of video that I need to throw together and post online as well, so keep your eyes out.
Take care and by all means, keep in touch.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Clementine Blessing Day

We blessed Minnie at church on May 20, 2007, the morning after I graduated from law school. Most of our immediate family, as well as a few of the extended family were able to make it to the blessing. It was a wonderful weekend.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Minnie Sleeping

Here's a new picture of Minnie sleeping. There are more new pictures in the Breeden Bunch Photos page on the right hand side.

Minnie's First Bath

Per Grandma Breeden's Mother's Day request, here's another video of our precious little Clementine. This was the first "bath" we gave her, even though she didn't really get very wet.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Announcing the Birth of Clementine Joy Breeden

We are pleased to announce the birth of our first child, Clementine Joy Breeden. She was born at 12:21 AM today, April 21, 2007. Her nickname will be Minnie. She's a big one, 9 lbs., 2 oz., and has a full head of hair. It was love at first sight.
Click below to watch the video, or to see a bunch of photos, click here.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Not quite here yet, but on her way...

Hey everyone. We're here at the hospital now. Amy has been in labor since Thursday the 19th, at 3:30 AM, or about 38.5 hrs. Obviously, it has been a long hard road for her, but she is doing a great job and our midwife, Lindsey says she should only have a few more hours to go. We'll be sure to get pics and video up here as soon as is possible. Until then, here's a video of our little bird Eco, who is waiting at home for the newest member of the family;-)

Monday, April 16, 2007

Our little gal

Well folks, she's not here yet, but here's a preview. She's proving to be a stubborn little girl as she was due last Thursday but is taking her time. This was taken last December and shows her skinny little legs all stretched out. We'll be sure to keep everyone posted as soon as she's born.
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