Sunday, December 28, 2008

How to Climb in a Cave

Owen shows Alana the proper technique for climbing in a cave.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Alana - Off To School

Who do you think is happier when the kids go back to school?

The parents

The kids

Both equally

Today is Alana's first day of 2nd Grade!

She was ready to go back, but even she seems nervous about the fact that every one of the 2nd Graders in the neighborhood is in her class.  That's four kids who have had more than enough of each other, in the same class room!  Nothing good will come of this!  (I feel sorry for the teacher)

There were two other 2nd Grade classes in her school, they could have split the kids up a little bit better!

Oh, well, we will see how the first day turns out.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Where Was I

Here's a map of the states that I have been to, and would like to go to.

visited 31 states (61%)
Create your own visited map of The United States

I'll try to remember to update it if it changes.

Updated May 6, 2024.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Recently I have been trying to pinch some pennies here and there, as I am sure most of you are also doing.

One thing that did not survive is my Web Site ( - which was mostly just a hobby to me and I think I've learned about all I can from it). I had been considering getting rid of it before because there are free services that allow me to do similar things that I set up my Web Site to do.

So for now I will be using some of the free services that I have access to:
Blog, Multiply, Flickr,

I may even add some other services to the list as time goes on.

I'm not sure if I will keep the '' domain name much longer, I'll burn that bridge when I come to it. :-)

In the near future I'll be transferring some of the content that I had on my old site to this blog.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

She finally did it...

Alana finally did it, yesterday (June 20th, 2008) she rode her bike with her training wheels off

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Make great pancakes from scratch!

1¼ cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 beaten egg
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon cooking oil
½ teaspoon salt

Stir together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Combine egg, milk, and oil; add all at once to flour mixture, stirring till blended but still slightly lumpy. Pour about ¼ cup batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet. Cook till golden brown, turning to cook other side when pancakes have a bubbly surface and slightly dry edges.