Thursday, May 17, 2007


I was looking at the pictures from our adventure out in the wilderness and noticed that Ryan thinks it is funny to post the most awful pictures. Ashley looks like she is having a miserable time. I mean in half of the pictures she looks frightened, especially the one of me holding her. It also looks like she has a stick in her eye from the dogwood tree. I can assure everyone that Ashley was not mistreated in anyway during our adventure. It is just a little difficult to get a 2 month to smile in each and every picture:)

- Mommastrauss

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Exploring Nature

It's so green here in Cuyahoga Falls after a big storm last night. We took Ashley out to explore the vibrant colors.

Here is a direct link to the pictures from our adventure:

Monday, May 14, 2007

Golfing at Firestone Country Club South Course

My dad and I were able to play Firestone Country Club (South Course) on Sunday. Yes, this is the same course that is played during the Bridgestone Invitational tournament. The course is amazing. I played well on the front but then had two triples on the back for a final 86. You have to love those triples.

I've been keeping my stats on my game since late in last season. Here are the stats I've accumulated in 11 rounds of golf:
  • Average 44.82 score on the front 9
  • Average 45.45 score on the back 9
  • Average 90.27 score on the full 18
  • Average 19.45 handicap
  • Average 0.45 birdies for each round
  • Average 5.00 pars for each round
  • Average 7.55 bogies for each round
  • Average 3.18 doubles for each round
  • Average 1.27 triples for each round (horrible)
  • Average 0.55 quads for each round (atrocious)
  • Average 6.00 fairways hit for each round
  • Average 37.20 putts for each round

Weekend in Ohio with Grandma/Grandpa Strauss pushed our car to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio this past weekend to spend some time with her aunts/uncles/grandparents/great grandparents, etc. It was the first time she got to meet my two brothers, my cousin Kristen, my grandparents and my Aunt Karen.

Here is a direct link to the pictures:

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Summer is Here

Ashley is 54 days old as of this post. Both Kelly and Ashley are doing great. I've been a bit busy so I haven't had much time to post, but here are some of the pictures we've taken over the past 18 days.

Here is Ashley at 40 days old having a big yawn on our deck on a nice afternoon:

Here is Ashley at 50 days old stretching before a bath:

The infamous GUM (Great Uncle Mike) visited us from the wonderful state of North Carolina. We had some traditional deep dish Chicago style pizza one night and then cooked out on our grill the following night. Uncle Mike, thanks for the visit! Here is Ashley with GUM at 52 days old:

Ashley and I caught some zzzzz's before work yesterday morning. Here she is at 53 days old:

Here is Ashley sleeping this morning with momma with her hands above her head: