Monthly Archives: July 2012

Darth Vader, Comics, and a Bear (Oh, My!)

We’ve been a bit slow on the bloggin’. Let’s just say that Mr. Pickles learning to walk was a real game changer in the Flint house. Trying to keep up with that little man is truly a full time gig — leaving much less time for writing. That’s okay, though, because we are livin’ it up and having fun and that’s really what it’s all about, right? 😉

Having missed the inaugural ABQ comic expo last year, we decided we weren’t going to miss this year’s for anything. Okay, more like a $5 admission special was on Groupon, but we DID want to go.

Russ was in comic heaven having never been to a comic con before. He walked around with stars in his eyes (Woz’s favorite part of the whole event). Oh, the sights to see!

Welcome to the dark side!

Let’s get this baby up to 88 mph!

To the Bat Cave!

And while the ABQ comic con wasn’t large compared to others, it sure had enough to keep us busy. Yes, Russ still had stars in his eyes. 😀

Russ’ version of a candy store.

The highlight for Woz was getting to meet Adam Baldwin of Firefly fame. Or, if you’re like her brother, Dave, you’d have a soft spot for Baldwin from the 1980s goody, My Bodyguard. (Linderman!!)

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to take photos with him, but Woz did snag his autograph.

Shiny, indeed! 😀

Love this spin on the show!

Burn the land and boil the sea…

Not bad for our very first comic con adventure. 😀


That’s all folks!

Oh wait, there was talk of a bear wasn’t there?

That night Mr. Pickles was all tucked in and we were watching TV. Out of nowhere Russ says “I think Xion needs a giant teddy bear.” Mom agreed wholeheartedly with dad on that one.

So the next day…

Mr. Pickles thought it was a great idea, too!

Safety first for Berry Flint!

The whole gang had a great time outside when we got home.


Yep, he fit right in.

Even Dewey agreed.

Best lap in the house.

He’s everyone’s new BFF. 😉


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Weekend of Celebration!

Being two happy Flints, we celebrated our two year wedding anniversary on June 18th. 😀

Nana Flint agreed to take care of the Pickle Man for the night so we could celebrate a few days early. (Why can’t our anniversary always just fall on a Saturday night? 😉 )

Russ made reservations at Hotel Andaluz in downtown ABQ as that’s where we spent our wedding night. We’re pretty sure we actually even got the exact same suite from two years ago! Such a gorgeous room and we had goodies waiting for us.


We had an amazing night of music (Los Lobos was doing a free concert about a block from our hotel), yummy food (thank you, Lucia), and a little bit of drinks and dancing on the hotel rooftop. It was the perfect alone time we needed.

In love.

Woz has a friend who says that year two of a marriage is one of the toughest. Let’s just say that year two was interesting with a new home, new baby, and still a young relationship on top of it all. Although we had some struggles (who doesn’t?), we made it and we are better than ever. 😉

Says it all.

The next morning we had the yummiest room service ever and didn’t take advantage of the late checkout that came with our romance package because it was time to switch gears: Father’s Day had arrived!

Russ was off diaper duty as part of his special dad day celebration. As if that wasn’t gift enough, he was ridiculously excited to get his surprise from Xion. His very own Captain America shield!

Perfect gift.

Daddy and son. *love*

Cards from the whole gang:

Kitty love, Mr. Pickles love, and Woz love.

The little man is still working on his signature. 😉

Mommy wrote in Xion’s name to eliminate any confusion. LOL

We headed over to Russ’ parents to celebrate with all the dads. Here’s the whole gang!

Happy gang.

After all the eating, swimming, and celebrating, we were all worn out and ready to head home to get to bed early. Someone beat us to the punch on the way home.


Another year gone by — so many more to come.

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