Posts made in June, 2008

Contest 2008

Posted by on Jun 30, 2008 in Uncategorized | 8 comments

A prize will be presented to the first person who can accurately guess what this is…

Update: 187 unique hits and only three guesses?!  Okay, people, here it is from another angle…

I’ll take guesses through tomorrow at noon.  

Wondering about that prize?  

Rest assured that it will be a gift card from which you can sip a delicious beverage.  

Mmmm.  Gift cards. 

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In Spite of the Weather

Posted by on Jun 30, 2008 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

We had a great weekend. 

The Olympic Swimming Trials rolled into town this weekend, so we went down to the open house to check it all out.  Gideon loved the pool.  And it didn’t hurt that there was music pumping while they practiced either.  You can check out his pool love here.

Or you can just look at the still pictures.

Afterwards, we walked over to the Art Festival where Gideon painted his first watercolor. This one’s for you Aunt Allison!

As we were leaving, Gideon made one of his ape like grunts toward a group of balloons blowing in the wind, so we got him a red one to take with us.  He only hit Jud in the head once while we were driving home, which I thought was pretty good, all things considered.  

The four faces of Gideon:

He really loves balloons. 

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Perhaps a Tornado Would Have Been Nicer

Posted by on Jun 30, 2008 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The weekend kicked off with some incredible wind wrapped up in a hail storm that tore the snot out of a lot people’s homes. We, however, were at my parents house and oblivious to the madness that was taking place in the rest of the city.  Instead, we ate Chinese and started to watch a movie that we turned off within the first ten minutes due to graphic content, lameness and the fact that the movie was going nowhere. 

It wasn’t until we were in the car on our way home that we realized how significant the damage was.  Our power was off, as was most of our city’s.  Instead of enduring the darkness, we packed up the fridge and went back over to my parents for the night.  By the next morning, we had power again and we started to hear about our friends’ homes that were not treated as nicely. Lots of people are still without power, but we are hoping that will change soon for them.  

Check out this storm’s damage:

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Picture of the Day

Posted by on Jun 24, 2008 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

The light was just right tonight while he was sitting on the cooler. 

Makes me want to force him to stay just like this forever. 

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Name This Top Ten List

Posted by on Jun 24, 2008 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

10. Sickness in the children – It’s summer and I’m pretty sure there is a decree about children not getting sick right now. 

9. My child’s weight – He’s finally reached the twenty pound mark.  Thanks, Vitamin D milk!

8. Planning things that others don’t want to do – Just wishing that the effort applied would always be applicable to the masses.

7. Recession – It’s officially not a recession right now and even if we are heading there, everybody getting their underwear in a bunch only makes it get there faster. 

6. Saving the earth – I’m sorry, but I’m doing the best I can right now with raising a child.  Someone else is going to need to invent better fuel cell technology. Now I’m going to the pool.

5. Saving Rosenblatt – I didn’t want it to go either, but it’s over.  The stadium is on its way to being a parking lot. Mecca voted.  The city council is done.  Why keep those signs up in your yard?  Just move to NoDo if you still want baseball in your neighborhood.

4. People hurting children in bizzaro ways – Consider yourself on notice, Fox News.  I am not going to click on those teasers about people overdosing their kids on coke or any other perverse thing you can publish to get higher ratings. I am no better for knowing and I don’t think I can take it anymore.

3. Things that can’t be fixed – Do you have the power to change this situation?  I didn’t think so.   Well then let’s stop talking about it because I’m tired of these huge ruts that have formed from spinning my wheels.

2. Gas prices – Yes, it’s more expensive.  No, I am not choosing between mah bay-bee’s medicines and driving to the tractor pull yet. 

1. The weather – Yes, that’s thunder and yes, that’s lightning.  I know it’s storming.  Everyone take a breath.

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