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Thanksgiving Grandma Shirley.


This year we got to do Thanksgiving TWICE! Once at Grandma Jane’s house on November 18th (yes, a bit early on purpose), and then again on Thanksgiving Day in Arkansas at Grandma Shirley’s house. Both dinners were awesome! Leftovers were awesome too! On Wednesday, Nov 22nd, we headed north toward Arkansas, but made a stop … Continue reading »

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Thanksgiving Grandma Jane


Jane surprised us by saying, “Y’all come up this Saturday and have Thanksgiving dinner at my house!” Well, she didn’t really say “y’all” But she did cook up an outstanding Thanksgiving meal that was not only photogenic but delicious. It was awesome! Thanks Jane! November 18th Share on Facebook

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Book Parade! Halloween Stuff


It’s Halloween! On October 31st, our school held a Book parade in which kids could dress up and parade around the school in the costume of the character of their favorite book. Ivy chose a Zombie Cheerleader from the book “My Little Sister is a Zombie Cheerleader”. She can be seen at 3:25 and 5:35 … Continue reading »

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Visited the Art Studios on Winter Street


Every spring and fall the Art Studios up the street from us do an open house. It’s pretty cool, I think. All the studios are open and you can browse room after room of art. They always have free munchies and wine scattered about as well. This time I took 4 kids and they seemed … Continue reading »

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Holy Pic Folder!


I decided to sort and organize ALL of my photos that I’ve taken and kept for the past 2 decades…and it turns out I have over 24,000 pictures and 122 Gigabytes of data. Good lord! Share on Facebook

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My Wedding Ring Review for Guys


Okay, I’ve gone through 3 wedding rings now. No, not 3 marriages, just 3 wedding rings during my 10+ years of marriage. First, a traditional Silver ring, then a more expensive Titanium, and finally a cheap(er) Silicon ring. The first ring I bought when I got married was a traditional Silver ring. Honestly it never … Continue reading »

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End of Summer Review


School vacation is almost over! So once again here is a summer vacation review. This summer wasn’t quite as full as the last few summers. I didn’t feel like being on the go-go-go every day, and Ivy indicated she didn’t want to be super busy either. Much to my surprise she was often quite content … Continue reading »

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Rusty Passed Away Today


Today my good friend Rusty passed away. I’ve often wondered when that day would come, and how it would happen, so today I found out. He died quietly in the back seat of my truck on our way to the Heights Hospital for Animals. Ironically, he passed away almost in the same way we met. … Continue reading »

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We Visit Holly’s Shiny New Skyscraper


BHP Billiton spent a lot of money to build a new skyscraper in the Post Oak area. Holly already worked on the 22nd floor of one of the older buildings, but BhpBilliton decided they needed a new one. It was finally ready in the spring and Holly packed up her stuff and moved to the … Continue reading »

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School’s Out – Summer begins


School finally came to an end and Ivy completed 3rd grade successfully. Grade average? I think a B. She did well okay in ever category, but excelled in mathematics. She showed signs of being an artist as well. Didn’t do so great in Spanish reading, but she didn’t fail either. I think she just didn’t … Continue reading »

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