Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Holy Cow!

Look at this thing! I completely forgot that I can even post here!

I build websites for a living now and somehow got to thinking that a plain, old Blogger blog was "beneath me". Silly me. Truth is, I almost never even have time to think of something clever, much less write it down any more. Anything over 140 characters (Hello, Twitter!) is just too much. Besides... someday I'm gonna build myself a real blog, right?


Friday, March 19, 2010

Josiah's Essay

Josiah Thomas

Admire Essay

I admire my friend in period 2 PE. I think he’s a great sports player when he plays any sport in my 2nd period class. I get to have him on my team sometimes.

He is especially good at basketball. I can imagine him dribbling and throwing shots. Sometimes I throw good shots too. He is good at every sport he plays. He is good at tennis, football and passing balls.

He is also very nice to me. He passes me the ball and I sometimes give him the ball so he can make shots. I give him good comments when he scores and he gives me good comments when I score. He scores more points than me but when I score he says, “Good job! You are doing great!” I don’t know his name, but I admire him a lot.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snowpocalypse3 - Revenge of the Snow

Over it. Maybe over it for life. If I never see another snowflake again......

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Snowpocalypse2... in 14 easy installments

I made a TON of these videos. They're all at

Sunday, January 24, 2010


So. I've been duly chastised for not keeping up with my blog.
I always thought it was a cop out, but it's true: working on your computer all day makes it much less fun to do things... like update blogs... on your computer when you get home. I have to remind myself that there are people out there who actually want to know what my kids are up to. They may even care what I've been up to sometimes too!

Here's the deal. My "part time" gig as admin. asst. for my friend from church has turned into a real live job. I quit working for the nursery school at the church at Christmas. I'm officially working 25 hours a week, but it often ends up being more.

My boss has been operating this business on the side now for several years but started doing it full time last Spring. She's been working from home, and for a little while, from a space in the church office. We moved into an official office space in December. We worked our rears off getting it all fixed up and our "Office Warming" was last Monday. It was a lot of fun!

Pictures of the whole ordeal, I mean adventure, can be seen on the website:

The kids are doing great. School is an ordeal, as it should be for any 8, 13 or 14 year old boy worth his salt. Hunter continues to take bass guitar lessons, Ike is at super-blue in Tae Kwon Do (next belt is brown) and Josiah is keeping us on our toes. Josiah's Paxil seems to be working nicely as long as we can keep him out of the foods he's not supposed to eat. Todd is still loving his job. Our dog has some horrible cough which was diagnosed as "kennel cough" but his meds aren't helping. Not a really big deal, just one more thing on our plates.

Feel free to nag me about the blog. I'll do my best to get some pics of the boys up for you soon.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Isaac got his next TaeKwonDo belt today. His Daddy's not here to make a super-duper video montage, but I figure this one will work. The commentator is me. :-)
He had to break a second board because the first one was too easy. Even Isaac said it was "way too easy" afterward when I asked him about it.

Yay Isaac!

Good job!

Monday, November 09, 2009


It's hard to explain the feeling I got when I saw a squirrel sitting on the stump eating the guts out of this pumpkin.

I asked the squirrel to hold the pose while I got my camera but he didn't cooperate. The pumpkin, however, was happy to comply.

Well. "Happy" may be a stretch.
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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween is Hard Work

First you have to decorate the yard.

Then you have to design your jack-o-lantern.

Then you have to GUT your jack-o-lantern.

Then you have to talk an adult into carving your jack-o-lantern.

Above is Isaac's.

This one's Todd's.



Of course, after all this comes the hard work of walking all over the neighborhood and begging for treats.

Bet they can't wait til it's over.
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Monday, October 05, 2009

Cosmic Question

Well. "Cosmic" as in, "for the cosmos at large," not as in, "concerning the cosmos". Here's the deal. I get an email from 1-800-FLOWERS today. It says, Did you know today is the most popular birthday in America? and proceeds to offer me a fabulous deal on a bouquet of roses for any special birthday person I happen to know. Well. As it turns out, today is my Mom's birthday (congrats on being popular mom!) I think, "Score! I'll send mom roses!"

Well. Turns out, it's not available for delivery today. So, why offer me a bouquet for the most popular b-day in America but not ON the most popular b-day in America? Shouldn't you have sent me this email earlier?
Hey. I know it's not your fault my Mom's roses are going to be a day late (surprise, Mom). That's poor planning on my part... which surprises no one. I'm just suggesting that maybe a little better planning is in order for your email campaigns.
I do appreciate the deal, though. Thanks.

That is all.
(gotta love how Blogger messes with fonts)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Looky Here!

Look what they have at Giant now! How crazy is that? Celiac is obviously becoming a SERIOUS issue. I didn't even think to buy one. I just stood and stared....and took a pic.
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