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That was AWESOME!!!!

Wow.  It’s been 6 months since I have last posted.  Depending on your viewpoint:  sorry or you’re welcome.

Today has been quite a day.  Parker had his first work-out with his new soccer club, KC Milan, gymnastics practice, a pizza party with the gymnastics team, and Carmen had swim lessons.  All of that?  That’s normal stuff for us.  Nope, what made it quite a day was being able to attend the open training that Manchester United held at the Kansas City Wizards’ training facility in Swope Park.  I guess I have been fairly vocal in my support for Manchester United, so when a father of one of Parker’s former teammates received extra passes to this, he thought of us and offered them.

So…why was it AWESOME? Read the rest of this entry »

The End of Break

After decimating the health of our family in Iowa with a four-year-old girl, it is time to go back to school.

What got accomplished?

  • Living room, dining room, and kitchen were painted by Lani and her mother
  • My laptop was beginning to crash, so it was reformatted to Ubuntu, thus requring me to take the plunge I have been trying to merely wade into.
  • Kids have recovered from a bout with something flu-like (probably the flu, I guess)
  • Most stuff has been put back into the painted rooms
  • Christmas tree and lights have been put up.  Decorations will need to be done over the next copule of days

I will still need to change all of the outlets and switches to white instead of what looks to be beige.

Just saw the weather!  Woo-hoo!  55-degrees means I may be able to get the front yard mowed and the leaves mulched since I am not supposed to rake because of the new grass.

Well, the kids are better, Lani & I have not gotten sick, and it is time to go back.  Time for bed.

Sickies and blog update

Well, Carmen is definitely better.  Unfortunately, she passed it off to Parker and her Aunt Kara.

Parker was up for awhile last night purging himself of anything resembling nourishment.  I noticed he had the corn at lunch like I did.  Kara apparently bad enough to cancel the Jazzercise class she teaches this morning.

Lani, my parents, and myself have not felt anything.  *knock on wood*

I think I may have settled on a theme for this site.  There isn’t a lot of razzle-dazzle, but seems to do everything I want it to.  Who knows?  We’ll see if I stick with it.

Pics are up

I have updated the pics page with a plugin called Shashin.  If I find something I like better, it may change (of course).  Just to play with it, I’ll put one here:


Oh…and Parker is sick now, but Carmen is better.  Pobrecito.  No indoor game for him tomorrow.


I hope the name of this post doesn’t become standard.

Carmen is sick.  Up all night.  Hurling yesterday.  She seems to be doing better now, but she is really tired.

Everyone else is ok here in Urbandale, IA.  I got to see a friend from HS that I haven’t seen for 17 years.  Yep.  Seventeen years.  That is show long I have been out of high school.  I was able to connect with him through Facebook.

Facebook has been an interesting experience so far.  I have gotten a few friend requests where I am like “who is that?”.  I even keep my senior yearbook on my computer desk so I can look people up I don’t remember.  Especially females.  They tend to change their name when they get married.  How rude.

My computer is acting up.  I need to try to make it through this summer.  February at minimum.  I really don’t want to get a new computer right now.  I think it may be the power cord.  Right now, I am just trying to back up everything I can.  That is why I am having time to write this right now.  As well as the fact that I was up at 4am.


Scrapbook Photos10/2/11
Man U VisitNew Grill 2009

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