Maggie is one week old today and it’s been a fun-filled few days for our little girl since she was born….
Not only did my beautiful wife do the “sister-toast” at her sister Colleen’s amazing wedding yesterday – which included a flash-mob dance routine which she carried out in pre-labour – but today she blessed the Carson/Seffernick family with a beautiful baby girl without so much as an ibuprofen!
An absolute trooper, Ashley spent nearly 20 hours persuading Maggie to make an appearance with the fantastic help of her sisters, Colleen and Aubrey, mother Nancy and the super-talented Chrissy Karlstrom.
Maggie is a healthy 9lb, 21.5 inch beauty with long limbs and big, crinkly feet.
She’s taken her first bath, listened to her first song – “Play Me “ by Neil Diamond – which Ashley and I sang to her every day for the last 3 months – and now, thankfully, she’s having a kip and so is my incredible wife.
People warned me that this would be the most awesome experience of my life…….
……..and they were right!
I used to think I was lucky sharing my life with one gorgeous lady, but now there’s another and we’re a family.
Today, August 21st at 3.35pm PST, I became the luckiest guy I know.
Please join me in welcoming Margaret Jane to the world!
Just got round to posting these photos of the little blighter 4 weeks after our last scan!
Looks like he/she has got my nose. Right little ski-jump! Ashley’s amazing cheek bones too.
Thumb-sucker like me too!
I’ve been painting nursery furniture and Ashley’s been buying paraphernalia like “strollers” and “diapers”!
Just 3 months to go and counting………tick…….tock…….
As some of you might know, my wife’s brother – Andrew Seffernick – was tragically killed riding his motorcycle in West Seattle on April 13th.
The response from family and friends at this very sad time has been amazing.
Andrew was a remarkable young man. He was thoughtful, creative and very funny. He had an incredible flair for wood and metal work which has left a permanent legacy welcome in the homes and gardens of many people in and around the city.
He was also just 2 years into his new life adventure, bringing up, caring for and inspiring his young son AJ.
Andrew loved Alki and he loved his skateboards, many of which he fashioned himself.
The family thought a fitting tribute would be to combine his three loves, family and friends, riding and the beach, with a memorial at the Alki Bath House on Sunday May 15th between 1pm and 4pm.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Andrew’s life, see some of his art (bring some if you have any) and take a ride along the board walk in his honour.
A benevolent fund has been set up to help his son AJ which the family would prefer contributions to in lieu of flowers and cards.
Andrew Seffernick Jr Benevolent Account
BECU Account #: 3587324323
Donations can be made at the drop box of any branch or by mailing a check to:
BECU PO Box: 97050 Seattle WA 98124
We’re looking forward to seeing you this Sunday to celebrate Andrew’s life.
No tears. Only laughter……and maybe a few beers.
I had no idea what to expect having never been to an event like it, but took my Kodak Zi8 and a microphone in the hope of catching someone to talk to.
Gianlucca Vialli played with our Bing team
Well as it turned out, we had a huge Bing bus right in the middle of Dukes Meadows Golf Course and a host of celebs became easy pickings for “a few words for the sponsors.”
Dougray Scott with a motley crew from Microsoft
In the video I talk to Hugh Grant, James Nesbitt, Tim Henman, Damian Lewis, Tim Lovejoy, Phil Glenister, Mark Nicholas, Rob Brydon and Gianluca Vialli.
Hugh are you?
Nearly all of them were very accommodating and gave us and the fabulous guys at Cherry UK some great material to edit. I say nearly all, because one gave me a bit of a runaround which, if you see me out and about I’d be happy to share, but not here!
Jimmy Nesbitt know how to party!
I needed a hook. Something about Bing to ask them and get a variety of responses.
So I came up with:
“What’s the best decision you’ve ever made?”
Geddit? Bing’s our “Decision Engine”……..anyway we got some great answers, so watch on!
Tim shared he’s not played tennis for 16 months!
James Walsh from Starsailor – he and his tour manager were delightful!
Already talk of us doing it all again next year……….so I’m off to the driving range!