Thursday, December 23, 2010
So...about two months ago my wife informed me that she wanted a toy box built for our son for Christmas. Which was fine by me, I've built two before, so I didn't give it much more thought. Until last Saturday. When I started on it. Oops. But I'm happy to report that the final coat of stain was just recently applied and all is well. Junior can now tear the hell out of it....and then some day I'll teach him how to fix it.
No pics for now....I'm off to moms in the morning for brunch. Then back home tomorrow afternoon for dads festivities. And then finally off again to the in-laws Christmas afternoon. I'm anticipating some great food, good laughter, and probably a few gifts that will need returning.
So here's ME wishing all of YOU a very Merry Christmas!
Friday, November 26, 2010
A girl and her cake. She likes the Macy's store so Crystal had her cake made to look like a shopping bag. She loved it.
She had a family party and then a girlie party (I was gone hunting for the latter!)
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Ray and I getting ready for the ride home....I don't know what's up with that pose.
The kids, myself, and my beautiful sister
If you thought clothes shopping with girls was bad....
We have our winners!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I'm gonna be honest. I laughed a little bit. Since she works for Harley I know she's going to have a rough day tomorrow as her co-workers pile on the jokes. Besides that she's doing great. No surgery should be needed and she'll get the cast on in a few days. I just gotta keep her from crashing on the crutches.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
And when the four foot and under crowd got tired of playing in the lake, they could go to the side yard and jump in the pool. (a polar bear would have got chills in that water)
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
I left the doves alone this morning. I'm still a little punch drunk from them slapping me around yesterday. So today we loaded up and went to Backfire BBQ for lunch. I'm a bit of a biker fan, gear head, and foodie, so this place was begging for me to try it out. I kinda figured the food would be lacking because of all the attention put into decorating. Thankfully I was wrong...the food was great and the service too.
After lunch we headed up to dads to celebrate his 63rd birthday. The girls were more than willing to help grandpa open his gifts.
We grabbed some grub at a deli and headed to the park to enjoy some perfect picnic weather. (which turned out to be much better than the food I might add)
He earned every one of those gray hairs.....pretty sure I account for at least half.
And then we finished the evening off with some ice cream. A day well done.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
So summer got busy. In good ways all around. We've had some great times with various family members in the last month, and more on the way in the next few months ahead. Macy is still losing teeth and Ace still isn't walking. Crystal is currently in Milwaukee with work and I got a promotion. Whew! And last time I wrote I thought it was hot....well, it is now HOT! (I'm kind of a cold weather person)
I'm 9 days away from my first class reunion, which I'm helping to put together. I graduated in '96 so we're running a few years late. It's been a bit stressful because of the sheer size of our class. One of the biggest in school history....all 26 of us. :) I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone. Well, not everyone, but 75% or so. Some are globe trotting. Some are state hopping. And some are in prison. The rest of us are eating burgers and potato salad at noon on the 21st.
Macy starts school in a week. First grade! I'm gonna be hosting sleepovers before I know it. And not long after that I'll be putting the fear of God into some young soul who makes the mistake of thinking he likes my girl. ( I can hardly wait!)
I'm way behind on posting and even further behind on pics, but right now I've got kids to put to bed and laundry to put in the dryer.....I'm so glad this isn't a dog.
Monday, July 19, 2010
The yard needs mowed. The garage needs cleaned. But all I seem to do is come home, take a wicked-cold shower, drink a few swimming pools worth of water, and play on the floor with the kids. Okay, this is actually how I'd like to end every day but sooner or later the grass has to be cut. Maybe tomorrow, or a few tomorrows after that.
This past Saturday I did something a little selfish. I went with a group from church to do some work on a house for Habitat for Humanity. It's selfish because I learned long ago that helping others makes you feel good. (or it should. if it doesn't you might consider a self evaluation...i'm just saying.) So here were all these inside office types grabbing hammers and lumber in some oven hot heat to help someone they didn't know. It was just an awesome thing to take part in.
I think just about everyone was on the verge of having a heat stroke, but I didn't hear a complaint one. The site foreman had to tell them to quit working....just a great group of people.
So...have a great week folks. If you're taking part in this heat wave remember to partake in some water at regular intervals. (And wish me luck with those boots!)
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Macy finally lost that front tooth. She didn't actually lose it. She pulled it. By herself. The second one in a row! That's what I'm talking about! Hoorah
For those of you with a long holiday weekend ahead, I hope you enjoy it. Just remember kids: Alcohol and fireworks don't mix. You heard it here.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
To mark the occasion I thought I'd give you my top 10 list of things learned in ten years. Enjoy.
1. It's give and take. (and hope they take what you're giving)
2. Experts say kids and money are hell on relationships. I say relationship experts are hell on money.
3. Don't say you're sorry....show you're sorry.
4. My wife may always be right, but that doesn't mean I have to like it.
5. When your wife says she's going into labor you shouldn't question the fact. (who knew?)
6. Two things you don't run out of: Diapers and Toilet paper. In that order.
7. I think my wife will lap the block several times to make sure her truck is on empty before I get in it. I'm pretty sure she hasn't pumped gas since college.
8. Having an off switch on my ears is handy. (I actually tried that once during a disagreement...not so good.)
9. When you're newly married your smoke alarm may indeed double as a cooking timer.
10. Marriage is work. Hard work. But the benefits are unbeatable.
To my dear wife...I love you. Thanks for 10 wonderful years and two beautiful children. Now get in the kitchen and cook me some dinner! ;)
Monday, June 21, 2010
No, we didn't lose any children, a couple had to leave early.
Ace is a bit small for camping, so mom brought him by for a visit.