Joe Rosenthal

Joe Rosenthal died today at the age of 94. He is best known for taking the most famous photograph in WWII – raising the flag at Iwo Jima.

Iwo Jima Flag Raising

What many people don’t know is that three of the flag raisers died in the following days at the Battle of Iwo Jima.

When asked if the Marines posed for the picture Rosenthal said if it had been posed he would have ruined it by choosing fewer men and making sure their faces could be seen.

Right place at the right time. God bless Joe Rosenthal and the Marines of Iwo Jima.

More ultrasound pics

While a work crew was digging up our front yard to replace the main sewer line, Honeybun and I went to the O.B. for another check up.

We apparently woke her up. As soon as the technician got a picture we saw give a big yawn. After that she seemed to revert to form and, as with all the other ultrasounds, she was moving all over the place. Our first view was this profile:

But this is the new ultrasound. With the push of a button they went 3D and we had our first glimpse of her face:


Awesome. The doctor still wants to keep a close eye on Honeybun and the baby so we are going to have yet another ultrasound in 4 weeks.

Oh, our pipes now flush without backing up. What a great day!

Science confirms we’re good-looking

If you’ve been reading here, you know we are having a girl. Well today science has confirmed that Honeybun and I are good looking:

Good-looking parents are 36 percent more likely to give birth to a girl than less-attractive couples

I suppose there is no use in denying it or trying to falsely be humble about. I just have to accept that we are beautiful people.