Ace is in Cars heaven
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
I've been to Cali one time. I was coming home from Vegas and the airline took us to San Diego to add passengers. When we landed I discovered that the guy across the isle had died mid flight. Needless to say my time on the ground was less than ideal.
I told my wife it was a sign that we shouldn't go back. (I'm sarcastic like that) But now, thanks to Advanced Bionic, we're heading to L.A. for a few days of testing on my ears and a couple days sight seeing. And despite myself I have to admit that I'm looking forward to it.
So hopefully in a few weeks I'll be posting pictures of sunny SoCal and telling stories of Hollywood. And hopefully the plane ride is less eventful than last time.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
We survived another weekend with the kids at Watkins Mill State Park. This is the first year all the kids were old enough to go, eight total, so we had a full house. This was also the first year we haven't been rained on, which was nice.
We made s'mores, caught some fish, and rode our bikes. Now if I could just get rid of this poison ivy....
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Because Crystal and I both drive trucks (I'm not sure how that happened) we decided to rent a car to take advantage of better fuel economy and a dry trunk. This proved wise as it rained on us the entire way Friday and parts of Saturday afternoon.
Our first order of business upon arrival was to find Fritz's for some lunch. While waiting on your food you can watch them bottle their in house root beer. Macy was pretty impressed with the operation.
And she looks equally pleased with the root beer float. It was a neat place to eat, and if you make it there I recommend the fried pickles and fish tacos.
After checking into our hotel and doing some swimming we headed off to Pi Pizza for dinner with Crystals cousin. If you're in St. Louis you really need to eat some Pizza. And if you're gonna eat some pizza, Pi is the place to go. They have several locations around town with more varieties than I can list....so go crazy.
Saturday morning found us at the St. Louis Zoo bright and early. This place rocks! Not only is it free, but the exhibits are close together and the interaction with the animals is first class. If you arrive early you'll enjoy watching the animals eat breakfast and you won't be dealing with a crowd. Plus you can take advantage of free on street parking that will save you $10. We stayed from 9 till noon, and by then it was getting pretty packed.
For lunch Saturday we dined at The Fatted Calf. It's a bit on the pricey side of burgers, but you'll enjoy every mouth watering bite.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I could probably post twice a day about my kids because kids are just amazing. There's no end to the things they re-teach us. But I don't want to be the parent who flips out the pictures every time you see them. (You know the ones)
It's just lately I find myself worried that I'm not dedicating enough time with my daughter. A two year old running around needing constant supervision makes it easy to forget there's an eight year old in the next room who needs that attention just as much. Although she seems to enjoy her time alone....what's up with that!?
So, in the name of quality time and school work, Macy and I collaborated recently on a poster board book report. It was great, and I'm glad to report I have more patience than the average second grader. (She really didn't like waiting for glue to dry)
Also, tonight, she got to be a butterfly and sing a duet at her class music program. She did fantastic.
So...Macy, if you're reading this in 40 years and you think I passed up too much time with you, be sure and stick me in a lousy care home with hairy overweight orderlies. I love you girl.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
This past Saturday we had some family over to celebrate my moms birthday. The only thing better than having family at the house is cooking for them, so I was up before the sun building a fire in the smoker. Unfortunately Cris came down with a stomach bug and spent the day in bed. :(
The rest of us dined on hand made salad, ribs, potatoes, and a delicious desert my sister prepared. I just realized we didn't have a cake or sing happy birthday, but mom didn't seem to mind. She left our house and headed to sunny Florida for several weeks....who needs cake when you've got that?
Monday, February 13, 2012
So it looks like I'm back here where I belong. I've had a fun year blogging at Wordpress but due to some domain issues I jumped ship. I do hope you'll forgive the back and forth and I will do my best to stay put this time. More to come soon!
P.S. It finally snowed!