Saturday, December 24, 2005

Cotters in California

The day after Christmas John, Melissa, Jack and Amelia will be heading down the Pacific coast to California. They are putting their new '85 Volvo camper out for a test run, camping along the way, planning to head down the coast once they get to San Jose and meet friends in Joshua tree. Ironically, they also have a friend to visit who lives in Orange - about four miles from Mom - so they are planning to let Jack and Amelia meet great-grandma. No doubt there will be pictures on their sight in a few weeks, so check the link.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Carly Elizabeth Jarosz

There is another addition to the clan. Here in Judi's own words:

Well we finally have a new granddaughter. I took Dawn to the doctor Monday morning for her check up and they were going to induce her on Thursday but later that afternoon she was having bad contraction and the doctor told her to come to his office to be checked. She was in labor but there were no rooms available at Baptist hospital so they took her to another one close by. She had the baby at 10:22 PM on the 19th. She weigh 8 lbs and was 19 in long. She has dark hair and is just beautiful. Both mom and baby our doing fine. I think they will come home this morning so I am going to go take care of the other two while Mike picks her up. Her name is Carly Elizabeth Jarosz.

Sounds like say congratulations are in order.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Eli suggested that I post the family birthdays on the log. That sounds like a good idea to me. I'll just list them all out here so that everyone can look them over and check for mistakes. What other birthdays do you want added? Let me know by clicking on the comment section listing the additions or corrections you want. After the blog has been up a while, I will put a link on the side so that you can just click on it whenever you need it.


30 – Patrick Mark Northen

19 – Lora Northen
20 – Trent Northen
23 – Elijah Northen
28 – Melissa Cotter

13 – Mary Beth Burdette

27 - Grandma Northen

2 – Michael Northen
22 – Maura Northen
30 – Rita Northen

6 – Ryan McGee
20 – Jack Cotter
21 – Andrew Northen

1 – Sydney Northen

20 – Amber Frensley
21 – David Northen

13 – John Cotter
14 – Judi Frensley
16 – Stephen Northen
22 – Lindsey Northen
23 – Maya McGee
29 – Mary Anne Northen

6 – Amelia Cotter
10 – Carmen Northen
11 – Brandi McLemore
25 – Edward Northen

5 – Connor Northen

12 – Dawn Frensley
17 – Grandma Ventura
20 – Patrick Michael Northen
Pat Frensley

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Northen News Resumes

It has been a while since this blog has seen an entry, so I am going to try to jump start it with a few news items since the last entry. Two new links have been added over on the left and you probably want to check them out. One is Eli’s Architecture site which displays a variety of his drawings and other. The other is Eli and MB’s Engagement Page set up by Mary Beth. She has put together all of the information you might be interested in knowing about their wedding in July.

As some of you know I have been working on the proposal for my doctoral dissertation. This semester I had to turn in the proposal and finally finished it on Friday. My topic is Disability and Literature. The whole proposal is about sixty pages, but if you are interested in, here is a one page abstract.

In just one week – Christmas Eve – Lora, Maya, Ryan, Eli, Mary Beth and I will be taking off for Argentina. It’s hard to believe. We’ll be spending most of our time in Buenos Aires – especially New Years, but we will also spend a couple of days up at Iguazu Falls near the Brazilian border and a couple more in the Mendoza wine country in western Argentina. It should be a lot of fun.