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  • Drive Time

    Today was a terrific day. We framed the walls to the second floor and I cut the stair parts so we can assemble the second set of stairs tomorrow. We worked until 7:00 and when I got into the ancient blue pick-up and started it up the belt squealed so I tightened the belt and […]

  • Wallcrawlers

    After finishing up the plumb and line of the first floor we started climbing the walls on Monday and setting the big beams in preparation for joist on the second floor. The Kitchen has an enormous beam that is set flush in the ceiling and it was spectacular and crazy for us to move it. […]

  • The Stone Age comes to a close

    These pictures already seem like ancient history even though they occurred last week. Like that Judybats song, I apparently live in a time of my own filled with ever new and greater goings on. Ever the gracious host, I will still jump into my time machine, crank the dial, and pull the lever, taking you […]

  • 18 Months

    Here is our boy at 18 months.  On September 19th, he turned 18 months.  I look around at the new crop of babies and think back to the beginning of the school year last year.  He was five going on six months old.  At Grandpa’s funeral, Bradley got up to speak and Jude also stood […]

  • Great Wolf Lodge

    We celebrated the beginning of the year with a trip to Great Wolf Lodge last weekend.  We had a marvelous time with our friends Jeff, Michelle, Sage and Luna.  The first hing we did was head to the waterpark to splish and splash!  These waterbikes were a favorite of Jude’s.  Squirting water was everywhere.  A […]


This is the archive for September, 2009.


Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

A long time ago…