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  • December 19, 2007

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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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Micah, Hannah, and I have been avidly reading the Warrior series by Erin Hunter. Hannah just started book #3 tonight. We check them out at the local library. Micah and Hannah finsih them in a couple of days. Its takes me considerably longer.

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  • September 20, 2006

Micah got hooked up on an Insulin Pump today and the whole family celebrated by going out to dinner at Krispy Kremes. It’s been over 6 years since Micah has been able to have 3 donuts and a bottle of Milk at the same meal.

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  • September 4, 2006

White Elephant

Almost every Labor day weekend for that last 4 years, we have gone over to the Spokane, WA area. One of the places we always make a point of going to is the White Elephant. Essentially a toy store for kids of all ages. It’s also located two blocks from a Salvation Army Thrift store so mom is happy too.

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  • September 1, 2006

Reading

I read a lot! I started reading (for pleasure) in College when I had a job working in a gas station booth on the swing shift during the summer with no good Calculus homework to occupy my time. I picked up one of Issac Asimov’s Foundation books to keep from going bonkers. Ever since, you can usually catch me half way through several different books. I’m reading about 5 right now. Consequently, my kids having acquired a love of books and can often be found throughout the house buried in some book. 

Anyway, I just finished reading a really good book. So good that I wanted to recommend it to others. David Bodanis, has written an awesome book titled, Electric Universe – The Shocking True Story of Electricity. David has selected some key discoveries (certainly not all) that have formed what we have come to know about electricity and how to harness it. Then drawing on the research he has done on the details of the people and places behind the events, David presents an extemely engaging narrative that draws you in as the story unfolds. David does a great job of describing the electronic processes involved in simple approachable terms that makes it an easy read for someone who is not an electrical engineer.

Anyway, I went ahead and subscribed to the Amazon Associate program to create the link on the sidebar so you can check it out if want. If enough of you buy it through the link I’ll get a gift certificate from Amazon to help feed my habit.

This year, the first thing we did to celebrate Independence Day was complete our bunkbed project. During the last part of last year we bought outstanding online plans to build our own triple bunkbed for our three girls. We bought the wood using gift certificates we received over the holidays. On Saturdays in January and February we cut, routed, sanded and drilled the wood. In early March we primed it. Just last week we painted it and this morning we assembled it amidst much celebration.

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For now we are using sleeping bags and camping pads, but we will get real mattresses eventually. Now we are heading over to have steak and shrimp with the family and then toward dark we are planning to go to the Chris’ home in unincorporated King County where we will “light the night fantastic.”