Check this out. It's Jace walking. Can he really be walking already??? (I hope this link to Facebook works.) If you're interested, copy and paste the link into your browser. If you know of a better way to do this, let me know. : )
It's Date Night! Well, it was. Steve and Sandy went out with friends and Jamma and Pappy got to keep the little man.
Look at those EYES! Baby blues for sure!
Note what the pajama top says: Grandma lets me stay up late. I am unabashedly guilty!
Mommy and Daddy both have brown eyes, but Jace's blue eyes are found on both sides of the family tree (Uncle Mike, great aunt Lilla, Aunt NeeCee, and close-to-blue hazel eyes of Indiana Pappy) and are pretty identical to his maternal Pappy's. Though he has the best of both Mommy and Daddy, his great uncle Bob declares that he is "definitely a Hurst" and looks just like Pappy did when he was 11 months old and the "most beautiful baby in the world". Awwww. Jamma sees Mommy's beautiful lips and Uncle Mike's & Uncle Roger's hairline (so evident now that Daddy buzzed his head!), Uncle Chris's feet - wide and flat! - and Daddy's temperament to a T, so both Mommy & Daddy's DNA is very evident. Confession - if he looked like a little troll we'd still love him to pieces.
I get a byline in the next quarterly publication put out by the publishing company I work for! Once it's out I'll share more information, but for now I'm just excited to have this to share. The editorial intern and I shared the task, including interviewing the artist together. The editor decided to try to combine both versions of the story ...not an easy feat since our writing styles are vastly different. He did a great job! A large percentage of my original story was kept intact, and I added some additional bits after the fact. I'm proud of the final story, and the artist is practically ecstatic after having been given a preview of it.
I have been more and more involved with the publishing side of the business in recent weeks due to a few personnel changes. It's been quite exciting for me. I always like a new and interesting challenge.