Sunday, April 29, 2007

alright already!?!

more of the fest of Merle

Now you can also see the effects of sun, fun and music!


Well, we have been really busy traveling and visiting friends. This weekend we went to Merlefest with Danny's family - Uncle Dennis and Aunt Susan drove down from Cincinnati for the festivities. We had a great time and also got to hang out with some of Rachel's family too. There are just a ton of shots! There seems to be a theme of holding Claudia - see if you can count all the different people holding the girl. ;-) The last shot is of Henry looking "cross".

What's up with the Welches and friends

We made a trip to Asheville to visit Rachel's dear friend Johanna and her family. Johanna now lives in Bristol, England. We all had a wonderful visit and it was just like old times getting together. We met the first day of college and realized that was coming on 17 years that we have known each other. Wow!!

Friday, April 13, 2007

By any other name

We had an interesting conversation with Henry this evening about names. Somehow Danny said the name Kuhn to me and Henry repeated it. I told him that Kuhn used to be my last name - Rachel Kuhn. Henry said there were two Kuhns and I asked him if he was a Kuhn and he said - No, I'm Stinehelfer. I have to admit just saying Stinehelfer is pretty good for a two year old, but we were impressed that he understood that Kuhn was my last name and but not his. The expanding two year old mind and vocabulary keeps us on our toes!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Political exchange

Just a quick transcript from All Things Considered today on NPR

President Bush (proposing a meeting with legislators) “At this meeting, the leaders in Congress can report on progress on getting an emergency spending bill to my desk. We can discuss the way forward on a bill that is a clean bill – a bill that funds our troops without artificial timetables for withdrawal and without handcuffing our generals on the ground.” {you'll have to visit NPR and listen yourself to appreciate the smug tone of Bush -}

The report continues... Democrats wasted little time turning down the President’s invite

Senate Majority leader Harry Reid's response - “The president is inviting us down to the White House with preconditions – that’s not the way that things should operate. The president is now having to deal with a Congress – he has never had to do that before.”
“I’ve settled lots and lots of cases – but you never settle a case going in saying ‘you can come and meet with me but here is what the result’s going to be before we meet’ – that doesn’t work. The president has to realize it doesn’t work in the practice of law, it doesn’t work in the business world, and it doesn’t work in government.”