Tullagh & Sugarloaf Mountain

Posted by Tim on 5 September 2008 - 8:02am

Today's blog is going to be mostly pictures! On Tuesday a precious couple from our church took us on a climb up Sugar Loaf Mountain, only a few miles from our house. It was incredible. God cleared out the rain just in time to allow us to make the climb.

On Wednesday the Guide Dog Association of Ireland "delivered" our new baby Golden Retriever Tullagh (the 'gh' is silent in Irish). Enjoy the pictures of our new 'opportunity to meet neighbors'!

Tullagh

Sarah holding Tullagh as he drifts off to doggy dreamland!

Tullagh on blanket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can't beat a good ole doggie blanket, Where's mom by-the-way?

 

Tullagh in the back garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where did that crawly thing go . . . I know it was here a second ago?

View from Sugar Loaf

The view to the NE from Sugar Loaf Mtn - Brilliant!

Beginning the climb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathy, Sarah with Sam and Vreni entering the climbing area

 

Sarah on the way up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah on her way up the 'easy' part!

 

Half Way Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We're a little more than half way up at this point!

 

KD and Sarah at the Top

Kathy and Sarah in CELEBRATION MODE at the very top!

Baby Jones Pictures!

Posted by Tim on 9 July 2008 - 2:56am

    OK, I now have a few pictures to post of the new arrival.  You will note that Daddy Mark is a bit less than at his peak alertness on one or two - hard to understand, afterall he had 2 hours of sleep over the past 40 hours - what's the big deal. . . .

Andrea & Baby Kate

Way to go Andrea . . .

 

Mark, Andrea and baby Kate

Mark, Baby Kate and Andrea in the hospital ward - Dublin

'Grandpa Tim' and Kate

 They even let 'Grandpa' Tim hold baby Kate!

Mark & Kate

 Daddy and Daughter!

 

7 July - She's Here!

Posted by Tim on 7 July 2008 - 1:27am

6 July - 11:25 PM - Andrea Jones calls to say 'I think it's time, you better come now'! So it looks like baby Jones is now (see previous 2 blogs) committed to emerging from the womb!

11:32 PM - Kathy, Sarah and I jump in the car heading to North Dublin.

11:59 PM - We pull in to the 'Street where they live' park the car and head for their front door. Mark and Andrea are both standing outside, so we know this is serious! The taxi was called a few minutes earlier with the message "get here, my wife is in labor'!! Now that strikes fear into the heart of any cab driver!

7 July - 12:10 AM - The taxi arrives and a minute later Mark, Andrea and ?? are loaded up and heading to the Rotunda Materity Hospital, not far away.

12:23 AM - Mark sends a text - they are at the hospital and waiting for Andrea to be checked. All looks good. . .

5:30 AM - Katherine (Kate) Lily Jones emerges and orders breakfast! Wieghing in at 6 pounds 14.5 ozs, all is a 'normal' birth with no complications. Andrea is one tough Mamma - no tearing and no epadural. What a huge praise. And, speaking of praises - Mark says that Kate looks just like Andrea! Wheew . . . that was close!

We are not sure when eveyone will be home at this point, but I wouldn't be surprised if it is later today, stay tuned for pictures, fireworks, chocolate cigars and singing!

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