Saturday, June 26, 2010


Meeting (and comforting) grandma Julie.

J. Ross Hurst

Laid to rest in St. George, Utah, June 19, 2010.

Final respects

Children, Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews

We love and miss you, dad.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Goodbye, Dad

John Ross Hurst
August 29, 1942 - June 16, 2010

In a world of selfishness and instant gratification, my dad gave everything he had to invest in his family.

We are profoundly sad. We love you, dad! We will miss you always.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Wee Planet - Washington Monument

A new take on an oft-photographed landmark.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Awesome friend and talent extraordinaire Danny Larsen has co-written another musical, "Cloaked," that is showing in NYC this month. If you like being on the front end of a movement, and you're in the area, you may want to check this one out. If you're in the area and you don't want to see it, could we interest you in babysitting two sweet, sweet boys for an evening?

CLOAKED, a new musical from CAP21 on Vimeo.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Hey guys! What about me?

I'm cute too, remember?

Cookie Monster

On a date with girlfriend, Alexa.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tait - Week 1

Theme of the week: prayers are answered.

Exhibit A: when Tennyson was in utero, we consistently prayed that he would grow to be "big and healthy." That ended up being a poor choice of words -- he was born at 10 pounds 4 ounces. But, at least he was healthy.

Exhibit B: when Tait was in utero, we used the wisdom that comes from experience and prayed that he would be healthy and be a good sleeper. We think we've found the winning formula!



Robin Bobin

Thanks for swooping in and rescuing us. We all miss you.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

His name shall be:

William Tait Stewart

And he shall be called Tait (for now).

Suzanne's great-great-grandpa was named William Tait (he was married to Elizabeth Xavier), and many of Jeremy's ancestors also bore the name William. We've tried out many names (e.g., Penn, Arthur, Peter, Jack, etc.) over the last couple days, but none of them felt quite right. William Tait Stewart - we think it's the perfect fit for our perfect little boy.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Newest Arrival

Our precious baby boy (yet to be named -- please help!) arrived on Wednesday, June 2, at 6:42 pm. He weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces, measured 21 1/2 inches long, and is perfect. Suzy may decide to post more details of her experience in a future post, but suffice it to say that Suzanne was absolutely amazing, and both mother and child are home, resting, and in remarkable health.

Tennyson adores his baby brother, and is smothering him with hugs, kisses, and pillows (that last one's a slight problem).

Our ninety-minute-old baby and his elated parents. Ninety minutes . . . did I mention Suzanne was amazing? She's one hot momma in this picture, and was doing even better two hours later when we stopped off to get her favorite Roasted Marshmallow Milkshake from Good Stuff Eatery on the way home from the birth center.

As Suzanne says, "He's SOOOOO yummy!"

And here's a bonus video of when Tenny met his little brother for the first time...

Tennyson meets his little brother from Jeremy Stewart on Vimeo.

So, eventually we'll need to put a name on the birth certificate. Any suggestions after looking at his adorable little face?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Three sentence book review: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald masterfully employs nearly every literary device possible, and paints an interesting picture of early 1920s America. But I thought the story itself was both simple and boring. Man has rich neighbor; rich neighbor loves man's friend who is married to athlete; so-and-so cheats on what's-his-name; people die; cue the deeply meaningful metaphors.

Having said that, the dude was talented. And he was buried in the nearby St. Mary's Cemetery, in Rockville, Maryland, so we visited him for Memorial Day.