Thursday, June 30, 2005

happy birthday part 3

to the great auntie maggie!
loads of love from phil and mags and skye

it's also the year team graduation ball today - we'll be livng it up at the swanky harbour club in downtown charleston

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

happy birthday part 2

to the glamorous auntie marianne!
loads of love from phil and mags and skye

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

happy birthday part 1

to the dashing uncle jonathan!
loads of love from phil and mags and skye

praise God - the burundi team are all back safely!

Monday, June 27, 2005

auntie liz

came over with a delicious supper for us and to get some quality pink and sparkly time with skye

Sunday, June 26, 2005

went climbing

with dan, alex and josh at james island, woohoo!

here's josh cranking it

Saturday, June 25, 2005

a rainy day in charleston

seannah's birthday and lots of moving going on

Friday, June 24, 2005

are you looking at me?

isn't she just gorgeous?
well we had another fun day today out on the town - meeting the voters - at the doctor's, the Calladine's, the hospital and the bank. Skye's now a whopping 6lb 12oz!
just let us know if you'd like her publicist to send you a (short) movie through....

Thursday, June 23, 2005

spurs win it

san antonio spurs beat the detroit pistons 81-74 to win the nba championship
earlier on today john bought me a very nice lunch at melvins to pay off his gambling debts

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

good day

busy day - me. phew! john's birthday. there's young people coming out of the woodwork.
quiet day - spurs and pistons. they'll be busy tomorrow though. just for the record, I think the pistons might just squeak it.
good day - park ji-sang. signed for man u from psv today.
bad day - man u. left the stock exchange after 14 prosperous years.
good night - that's me again.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

look carefully....

....and you'll see Skye's little belly button - the last bit of her little umbilical cord fell off yesterday - dunno if she's an insie or an outsie yet though

Monday, June 20, 2005

the battery at sunset

makes for a beautiful stroll, with amazing views out over Charleston harbour - or harbor as they spell it here!

Sunday, June 19, 2005

track 63

1 God--you're my God! i can't get enough of you!
i've worked up such hunger and thirst for God,
traveling across dry and weary deserts.
2 so here i am in the place of worship, eyes open,
drinking in your strength and glory.
3 in your generous love i am really living at last!
my lips brim praises like fountains.
4 i bless you every time i take a breath;
my arms wave like banners of praise to you.
5 i eat my fill of prime rib and gravy;
i smack my lips. it's time to shout praises!
6 if i'm sleepless at midnight,
i spend the hours in grateful reflection.
7 because you've always stood up for me,
i'm free to run and play.
8 i hold on to you for dear life,
and you hold me steady as a post.
9 those who are out to get me are marked for doom,
marked for death, bound for hell.
10 they'll die violent deaths;
jackals will tear them limb from limb.
11 but the king is glad in God;
his true friends spread the joy,
while small-minded gossips
are gagged for good.
psalm 63 the message like it

Saturday, June 18, 2005

funny thing about becoming a dad.... ever warned me about projectile poo

Friday, June 17, 2005


teasie just brought over a fantastic dinner for us! mmmm, tasty! we thank God for the amazing family we have among the believers here - over and over we've been cared for, cooked for, cuddled (skye in particular!) and covered in love and prayer like you wouldn't believe. amazing. reminds me of that bit where it says
'all the believers lived in a wonderful harmony, holding everything in common....they pooled their resources so that each person's need was met....they followed a daily discipline of worship....followed by meals at home, every meal a celebration, exuberant and joyful, as they praised God. people in general liked what they saw. every day their number grew as God added those who were saved.' (from acts 2vs44-47 the message)

Thursday, June 16, 2005

today was fun

cameron and harper came over to play! it was so much fun, in fact, that harper and skye fell asleep

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

good book

the huddle came over for breakfast (and to meet Skye!)
good times
i'm reading bono - in conversation
good book

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

the domestic goddess

Skye entertaining our lovely next-door neighbors, Page, Mike and Coleman

Monday, June 13, 2005

going up

had an encouraging visit to the doctor today - Skye's weight is going up rapidly - today she weighed in at 5lb 12oz. Praise God!

Sunday, June 12, 2005

two firsts

for little Skye today:
her first day with no doctors
and her first visit to church (we were late though)

Kodjo was preaching - here he is with Skye earlier on

Saturday, June 11, 2005

yes, she is


Friday, June 10, 2005

a big event

we had our first bath at home today! woohoo! the best bit was getting wrapped up in this cute towel with a little hood in it!

Thursday, June 09, 2005


here's the sleepy girl, looking very cute

Wednesday, June 08, 2005


we're out of hospital
we're tired
we're three
we're happy
we're home!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

the other skye

here's the other skye - the isle of skye on scotland's west coast,
home of the breathtaking volcanic mountains called the cuillin

Monday, June 06, 2005

Game 7: Pistons 88, Heat 82

that settles it, it's a Spurs v Pistons final and so Melvins is on John!
: )

Sunday, June 05, 2005

daddy's girl

Skye spend her first night sleeping on my chest
I've got so much to learn (as you can see from the piccie)
but who's wrapped around who's finger?

Saturday, June 04, 2005

it's a girl!

we're thanking God for Skye Lysbeth Kelly who was born today!
(11.53 EST Saturday June 4th 2005)

Friday, June 03, 2005


we had a great time with Mags' Aunt Maggie,
who was visiting this week from Germany