Mara’s Blog Influencing the world one day at a time since 2005…

April 14, 2007

New Baby Brother

Filed under: Announcements,Pictures — Luke @ 7:17 pm

It has been a very busy two days for the Evans Family! Our family has grown by one special new member, Campbell Reed Evans. Yes, that link is his website, so check it out!

Here you see Mara and Mom hanging out literally an hour before her baby brother, Campbell arrived. Mom looks so chipper because she just had her epidural at 5 p.m.


Smiles For Now.

Mara came for a visit this morning to finally meet her new brother.


I’m A Big Sister!

Grandma has been watching Mara for the last couple of days. Or Mara has been watching her maybe. Grandma says that if she doesn’t know where something is in the house, Mara is sure to let her know.


Grandma, Mara, and Campbell.

A video was planned for this post, but because of technical difficulties cruddy video editing software, the file is not ready. For now, you will need to seek satisfaction by looking at Campbell’s video.

April 10, 2007

Movin’ On Up

Filed under: Announcements — Luke @ 9:39 pm

Well, the move seems to have happened without any major catastrophes. If you have been to the sight you actually may have never seen it go down. I didn’t. So now with the new host the page loads should be relatively back to normal. Here are some things that are still going on.

  • Videos – When we started moving the site the videos were not actually loaded onto the new server yet. Now they have been. So if you were trying to see a video in the last day or so, now you can get to it.
  • Pictures – It seems that if you are using internet explorer there are some problems looking at some pictures and/or some albums. I didn’t notice this until it was recently pointed out to me as it seems to be working fine with firefox. So if you are using firefox, good for you. If you are using ie but feel scorned that you can’t see Mara as you would like, then Get Firefox.
  • That’s all for now. If you notice anything wrong please email us. I will be working on trying to get the pictures all fixed up.

    April 9, 2007

    Sit Tight

    Filed under: Announcements — Luke @ 7:38 pm

    As you may have witnessed if you have been trying to visit the site, there have been some problems in maratown. Our host has had some severe issues that I haven’t been able to obtain a straight answer on, so it is off to new pastures. I am going to try and make the switch tonight, so if you can’t get to the website for a day or so, it’s because of the move. If you can’t get to the site for a few days, well, then Dad screwed something up.

    So take it easy, and hopefully we will be back soon.

    Oh, and don’t use dot5hosting. They stink! I hope godaddy fares better.

    February 20, 2007

    My New Cousin, Grace Ann

    Filed under: Announcements,Pictures — Steph @ 7:10 pm

    Mara has a new cousin today as of 8:04 a.m. Grace Ann entered the world today at 5lbs 14oz and 19 and 3/4 inches long. She was a few weeks early (due March 15th) but is doing quite well. Jen and Conan are excited to welcome their first child into the family. They are all doing well. Jen must be quite a natural at this as it only took her 10 mins. of pushing to get her out! Go Jen!!!


    click on the picture if you’d like to see more!

    November 30, 2006

    The Next One Is Coming

    Filed under: Announcements,Pictures — Luke @ 9:53 pm

    OK. OK. So we haven’t been very good this month in posting (understatement). Now, I’m not going to promise anything, but we will try to do a little bit better for the month of December. So keep checking back with us.

    Anyways, we already disclosed that Mara is going to be a big sister. Well last week we went to the doctor again for the main ultrasound so now we have some new pictures to share. Click on the picture below to see additional pictures and some news too! Unlike with Mara, this time we found out the sex.


    October 17, 2006

    Birthday Wishes to Auntie Jen

    Filed under: Announcements — Steph @ 8:22 pm

    The Evans family would like to wish Jennifer McDonough (a.k.a. “Auntie Jen”) a happy “30th” birthday today. Or second 29th…whichever way you’d like to look at it!

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    When I picked up Mara from daycare today we practiced saying happy birthday and even gave the whole song a couple of tries on the ride home. Then we called Auntie Jen and Mara said, “Happy Birthday”. I wasn’t sure she’d go for the whole song or even remember it once she was actually talking on the phone. She likes to use the phone only for a minute tops.

    September 19, 2006

    We’ll Need Another Website

    Filed under: Announcements,Pictures — Luke @ 6:57 pm

    So, can anyone guess what this is??

    little evans2 original

    That’s right. Mara is going to be a big sister. For all you sleuths out there you will see that the date on the ultrasound is from August. This go round we had an early scan (not sure why). We don’t have the “typical” ultrasound until around another month or so where you can really see the peanut. Yeah, if I wasn’t male I might even know what week of the pregnancy we are in. Sorry, Mom will need to put that in the comments.

    August 21, 2006

    Didn’t We Say Influencing The World?

    Filed under: Announcements — Luke @ 10:57 pm

    Mom and Dad have been doing this little web thing for Mara for a little over a year now. When we started we didn’t know what it would turn into. Actually we are still learning. What we have found is that this is a great tool for letting people know what is going on with Mara on a regular basis even though the people can be all over the country. This past weekend we made a discovery that after some time of it not being the case, now Mara is number one on Google if you search for her name. You can check it a couple of different ways and it will work. You can go and type it into the engine yourself or just click below for a sample.

    Mara Evans
    “Mara Evans”

    For curiosity, here are some other engines.

    Yahoo: Mara Evans at number two or “Mara Evans” at number five
    Ask: Mara Evans at number seven or “Mara Evans” at number six

    She’s getting popular. Don’t miss what she’s about to do next!

    July 16, 2006

    Comments Are Open

    Filed under: Announcements — Luke @ 11:38 am

    We thought we would take a moment to thank those of you that have commented on the blog. Its always nice to know that people are watching our little lady grow up. If you haven’t had a chance to notice, along with every posting that we do there is a chance to put on your own comment if you like as long as you have registered on the site. At the bottom of every post is a comment link and it shows you how many comments have been left on the post.

    Comment Link

    If you click on the link you will go to a page that is more specific and has a detailed version of the single post that lists the comments at the bottom. As long as you are registered and logged in, a box will also appear that is where you can type in and submit your own comment as well.

    Detailed Post Showing Comments

    In order to register or login to the site, you can use the links that are in the right sidebar at the bottom.

    Register and Login Links On Sidebar

    Registering is easy, and once you login I think you actually will remain logged in by a cookie as long as you don’t delete or reset the cookie. So when you return to the site you likely won’t have to login every time.

    When you visit the site, you can see what people are commenting on by looking on the right sidebar as well. If you have left a comment, this is where you can check to see if we have left you a response yet. You can click right in the sidebar to go see the comment.

    Recent Comments Listed On The Sidebar

    So its that easy. I have noticed that a few of you have been replying to the emails we send out for the notification of the posting. Commenting is another way to respond to us and letting everyone see what you think. If you ever have any trouble, please email us and we will help you out. Note that if you comment for the first time, it gets put in a cue for approval. After the first, other comments you leave won’t be delayed. So don’t worry if you don’t see your first comment on the site right away. Lets continue conversing on the site!

    November 19, 2005

    Mara Is Moving

    Filed under: Announcements — Luke @ 11:25 pm

    Sorry that there has not been a post in a while. But, Mara is moving so she is very busy. There is lots of packing of boxes, moving of boxes, and unpacking of boxes for her to do. She is too tired as of late.

    Still, there are many things that shehas found time to do. She has about three teeth on the top side that have poked through. That has caused some high temperatures and crankiness at times. She is really on the verge of crawling. You have seen that in a couple recent posts. It seems like every day she moves a little more. She has also begun to try and pull up on just about anything she gets close to. And today for some spontaneous reason she decided it was the right time to reward Mom and Dad for all their constant hand waving to show that she can wave back. It was a suprise and a quantum leap from what she has done up to this point with a wave.

    In short, she has been doing a lot to prepare for the new house. Unfortunately that means less time to post to the blog. We hope to get back to it soon.

    Take care!


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