Introducing the New Girls to 2007

Just after midnight Jacob and I headed over to the hospital with Ronda and Matt to see the new girls in the family. After Matt and Ronda, we were the first ones to hold and feed the little ladies in 2007. We were able to spend the first few hours with them. It was fun and really cool. Here is a video of uncle Jacob holding Gretchyn and Matt (daddy) Holding Geneva.


Our honeymoon video – NOT THAT KIND!

Our big “secret honeymoon” was to Bardolph, Illinois St. Louis, Missouri. We had a Great time and got to see lots. The Highlight of the trip was our visit to the zoo. We were able to watch the feedings of the sea lions and the penguins. However the most remarkable part was what we heard in the ape house. Listen to the video for what is said six seconds in.

Jacob says “You’ll never hear THAT on the Discovery Channel!”

Where pigs fly

Just a quick post in the middle of a busy few days. I checked the weather this afternoon on my favorite weather site to see just how cold it was going to be, and this is what I found:

Where pigs fly

Apparently it’s raining pigs in Table Grove, IL.

Oh, and to top it off, I put our zip code into wunderground, and it gave us Table Grove, which isn’t even where we live. Something fishy (or piggy?) is going on here.

We said “yes!”

Ladies and gentlemen, US!

Here we are coming out of the LDS temple in Nauvoo, Illinois after our wedding this morning. The day was fun and wonderful but exhausting at the same time. We’re excited and ready to jump into this new adventure head first.

We’ll post more pictures when we get back from our honeymoon, but for now, this classic picture in front of the beautiful doors of the temple will have to do.

We would be remiss not to recognize the talents of our good friend Dan Tieken who is a talented photographer, nice guy, and all around wonderful human being. He took this picture and most of the other great pictures of our wedding day that we’ll be posting.

So, without further ado… Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Thurman.

How to Control People

Every once in a while, it’s good to go through the “My Documents” folder on your computer and just clean it out… you’d be amazed at how much cruft accumulates in there over time. I was doing that tonight, and I found a folder called, simply, “j.” I don’t remember where it came from, but in it I found a few very funny images that I must have saved from somewhere a long time ago. All of them have to do with the fundamental differences between men and women.

No, not THOSE kind of pictures.

Here’s one that shows how to control men, vs. how to control women:

Human control panels

No wonder women figure us men out so much faster than we can figure them out!

Oh, and the wedding is one week away! I’m excited.


¡Felliz diesiochera!

Today is the Chilean Independance day! How I wish I could go back for the festivities. Good food and great friends.

5 years ago I spent this day in the community of San Miguel of Santiago. Here is a picture of that day at a church party, one of 6 ladies dressed to dance the cueca – traditional chilean dance (my favorite one was called Me Voy), and yours truly dressed in traditional goucha wear.

Diesiochera 2001 Cueca Dancers Marcia dressed as a goucha

The official wedding invitation picture

Jacob and Marcia's wedding invitation pictureI’m very proud of us the last few days. We’ve actually managed to make decisions. We have a menu for the reception. We decided on decorations (which will nicely reflect the colors that…we picked, even though I still can’t identify the exact shade of blue that is the key color of our wedding).

Perhaps most amazingly, however, we actually picked a wedding invitation picture! While the one in the invitation will be black and white, here’s the color version.

One of the things I like best about this picture is how it brings out the red highlights in Marcia’s hair.