Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 - I Barely Knew Ya!



Anyone still out there?

I see you.

Just checking, because I know that I have been enjoying life, liberty and all those fun pursuits lately, that I almost forgot all about you. Have no fear though, as I am back.

With a vengeance.

Okay, maybe that is a little bit harsh, but I am here and here am I.

I have been debating about doing one of those year-end list kind of posts, but that would mean that I would have to actually remember what has happened in the past twelve months. Sure I could go back and read what happened this year, via this blog, but that would take a lot of time as I have posted quite a bit. In fact, if you are bored this weekend, give it a try and let me know what you think.

So, now I just have to figure out how I going to go about this whole year in review thingy. I could do the year politic , entertainment , books , etc. But you can follow those links to get a sampling of that. Remember, they get paid to do it. I think.

As you can see, by that small sampling, there is a lot of this stuff out there.

To me though, the year boils down to this... One in college, five in between, one in diapers, seventeen-plus years of marriage, everyone happy, and healthy (still working on wealthy and wise (although I do consider my family to be very wise, I don't want to be accused of bragging)).

Andy - My college freshman is doing great and as I am writing this, he is watching his favorite show (One Tree Hill) and relaxing. It's good to be the king, or something like that. P.S. don't tell him I told you his favorite show - he'll deny it anyway.

My in-between, Benjy, Jessie, Katie, Maggie, and Danny are all doing well with gymnastics, soccer (Benjy), softball (Jessie and Katie) and just being great kids. School work is an area where they can pick up the pace a little bit, and I am sure that 2010 will see them excel there.

Timmy - My child in diapers is, well, a child in diapers. Seriously though, I don't think a moment goes by when he isn't either smiling or bringing a smile to our faces. If his first five months are any indication, we will be having a blast watching him grow up. As with the rest.

Jenni and I are still happy. Happy to be together. Happy to have our handful of children. Happy to have our health and happy to have great friends. I can think of no one I would rather spend the rest of my life with. Period.

I would like to end on a laugh, and since I don't spend too much time on the web (yeah right!), I leave it to others to find my funny videos and stories, like this one

from Nunly at Bad Habit...

I hope that your 2009 was a great year, I know mine was (well, I will once I get done reading all those posts from this year) and may 2010 bring you many blessings, and a lottery win (don't forget to share).

God Bless!!

Monday, December 21, 2009


Funny things went through my mind when I saw this word and spent the next sixty seconds typing away a minor screed about this whole health care thingy...

"I am supreme!" screamed president Obama as his health care package passed through the senate with promises of saving America from herself and making this country one that he could be proud of once and for all. Meanwhile the American people all are wondering, "Who named this guy God."

Anyway, now you get to spend a minute doing the same thing, if you so desire. If you go to the site, they have a timer that will keep you honest even. :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

P-p-p-poker Face

I saw this on Facebook the other day, and it's great on more than one level... You will have to just watch it and see what I mean.

Christmas - Guitar Hero Style!

From Bad Habit, this looks so cool!

Follow the link for more info...

Monday, December 14, 2009

A Christmas Prayer

I wanted to share a prayer that my daughter, Katie (10), wrote. Enjoy.
 My Christmas Prayer

Dear God,

Do you want to know why I love Christmas so much?

Because it's Jesus' Birthday, the best time of the year!

We also get some really good food.

I love how joy just spreads around.

We might get some new stuff.  

I am also thankful for Jesus, because when Jesus died on the cross, He forgave

all of us for our sins.

 I am also thankful for my family and friends because there is always someone to talk and play with.

I am thankful for the food we eat and the water we drink.

I am thankful for shelter.

I am thankful for teachers that teach me.

I pray for the homeless.  I wonder where they are living right now.

I pray for the hungry and thirsty.

I pray for family, and that we have good health.

The people with no money, what will they have to live on?

I pray for the people that do not have many clothes to wear.

I pray for the people that are sick.

This is my meaning of Christmas, Jesus' Birthday, a day to celebrate, and a day like no other.

The people I love: Nana, Poppa, Mom, Dad, Andy, Benjy, Jessie, Maggie, Danny, Timmy, Uncle Ben, Aunt Dana, Alli, Uncle Geoff, Aunt Jenni, Jacob, and Anna.

Places I care about, my house, Nana and Poppa's house, Uncle Ben and Aunt Dana's house, Uncle Geoff and Aunt Jenni's house, and Church.

Here are some things that I hope come true on Christmas Day, happiness, joy and love.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Today's word, and yes it turns out that is a daily word challenge, was the word stem.

Yeah, that's what I said as well.

Remember that the challene here is t wrte, whatever, for one minute and see what you get. I would love to know the word in advance and maybe even get in a little research, etc. Except that would be defeating the point. So with that, I present you my thoughts, in one minute, of the word stem...

I took the stem of the tire off and thought that maybe that wasn't a good idea, unfortunately the air was all let out and I was now stuck on the side of the rode with a flat tire, worse than that, a flat tire without a stem to keep it in.

Now it's your turn...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sunday Shots #7

An Abominable Star of Drool edition...

I'm a star!
Yeah, I drool!
Me and my biggest brother!
It's good to be king!

See ya next week!

Friday, December 4, 2009


I admit that this week's offering really messed with my head for some reason. Anyway, here it is, because I'm good like that. Or something. Maybe.
I totally violated the rules here and erased all the crap I just wrote. Now I am putting the pedal to the metal and trying to scrape back some dignity and who knows if I will succeed or not, but at least I am trying right? Did I mention that the word this week was pedal?
Until next week's edition.
Word Up! Or is that out? I'm really confused.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Oh My Head!

No, there isn't anything wrong with it, it just hurts from various things in the news and on various blogs. So, you know what that means? Time to share!

If you use a USB device, like a thumb drive, beware of dangerous viruses! Of course, if you get one head on over to Virus Stompers and get said virus stomped. Thanks Jeff, for sharing this important information.

Want to see some awesome pictures o Glacier National Park? Go here and feast your eyes. You might want to book your next vacation there after seeing them . Trust me.

I wouldn't want to be in Tiger Woods shoes right now.

One of the funniest commercials , as of late! "Sorry Billy, Happy Pony is on, and I'm not missing Happy Pony." I nee to thanks Janet for bringing this to my attention, via Plurk.

Speaking of Plurk, here is a video that talks about the differences between Plurk and Twitter .

There is all kinds of political stuff out there right now between the whole Af-Pack war and health care. I will not be adding links for those, since I figure tat you already know where I stand and besides, it's boring.

I just noticed something weird... My keyboard likes to drop letters at random, it is very annoying, especially since it makes me look like an idiot in the whole spelling thing, of which I am not. Granted I'm not as good as Jenni, but I' not bad either.

With that, I send you off with a holiday tune . Enjoy.

What is It? Answer #3

The answer is Nerds candy.

I do need to make this harder...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What Is It? #3

I apologize for being late with this, I forgot.
Here is this week's 'What is it?'
Dextrose, Sugar, Malic Acid, and less than 2% of corn syrup, artificial flavors, Carnauba wax, Color added, Yellow 6.
They would also like you to know that these are "Made in a facility that also processes wheat and egg"
I hope this is better, so that some of you (I'll keep you nameless, for now) will feel challenged. :)
Answer tomorrow.