We had an awesome week out at Mayfield Lake. We managed to record some of the action and I used MovieMaker to put together a summary video. A good time was had by all and we plan on making this an annual event.

Today Dad decided to take a 3-gallon bucket half filled with coins to First Tech. When he put it on the counter the banker said “Wow thats a lot of change!!!!”. Turns out there were 2,838 pennies, 766 nickels, 1,376 dimes, 1,556 quarters, and 1 half dollar. That comes to a total of $593.78 . Which is almost $600. I think it’s safe to say we had a fortune right under our noses and after about five years we finally realized it.


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  • April 17, 2008

I know 3 couples in the midst of divorces. Hmm… More food for thought.

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  • March 31, 2008

Each year our family looks forward to going to Hope Lodge up on Steven’s Pass to spend a weekend with 5-6 families composed of several dozen children. This year one of older boys brough his camcorder and put together this video. Aside from a hike on the Iron Goat trail (I didn’t check this website until after got home) What you see in the video is pretty much all we did all day long.

I came across a fun word game on the internet today.


  • Take a word and remove the first letter.
  • Now make up a definition for your new word.


Hungering for a simpler way of life.
Soap for washing a pig.
Investor in a company that makes magician’s hats.
Squirrel that digs jazz.
Running on about oneself.
A place to put used Kleenex.
Cat food made in China.
Going back to bed in the morning.
Desperately raving.
A program you use a lot.
Crockery that really does the job.
All the stuff you don’t have.
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  • December 19, 2007

Saturday morning at a timely 5:59am, we welcomed our newest daughter. She showed up 3 weeks early weighing 6 pounds 12 ounces and was 18 inches long. This has probably been the most difficult pregnancy that Lisa has had and so this conclusion has been a bittersweet blessing.

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  • September 8, 2007

warning.GIFSo I come home from work yesterday evening. I’ve been working late this first week in Septemeber and probably will be for the next 6 weeks or so. Anyway, as I come through the garage door I see a curious sign posted over (yes over) our bathroom door downstairs. I mention this to my wife and she calmly explains that Lydia (our three year old) had zealously tried to help the family by cleaning the downstairs bathroom. In the process she half emptied an aerasol can of Lysol disinfectant spray. (this has instigated some serious training and retraining). Micah (my 11 year old) became concerned that exposure to such a high concentration (apparently it freshened the entire house for several hours) of chemicals might cause health concerns and so he posted this sign on his own initiative.

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  • April 25, 2007


I saw this picture and immediately thought of my daughter Abigail. She is at that age where those cute pronunciations are starting to disappear and she is starting to sound more like an adult. Anyway, this is one of her more common mispronunciations.