Monday, December 26, 2016

2016 Christmas

Merry Christmas to all!

Our days have been wonderfully uneventful and somehow super busy.
All in preparation to send the boys to boot camp.

In April, the boys joined Civil Air Patrol (CAP).
Andrew wanted to learn how to fly planes, and Adam wanted to yell "Yes Sir."

They have both grown to love CAP.

CAP offers a week of Encampment - a mini-boot camp that the boys do by choice.

Graduation from Encampment enables them to attend more adventurous CAP activities - such as glider school, search and rescue training, and eventually how to fly - for real.

Good luck to them and to the their Flight Sergeant!

See ya in a week boys.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Summer's End

 Love these boys!!!

 Which one is more corny?

Which one is the ass?

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Beautiful Place to Call Home

I love where I live.  I love that this is what I run by in the morning, and drive by at night.

It is a good life.

Friday, March 18, 2016


Happy 38th Birthday to Me!  I can't actually celebrate yet because my favorite bakery had a fire, and won't be in business again for a few months.  It is not a birthday without my favorite cake - so I will wait.  Instead of gorging on cake, we gorged on cleaning by picking up trash in the neighborhood.

On my morning run, I kept seeing lots and lots of beer cans.  It was so ugly and depressing, I no longer wanted to run that route.  Well, we fixed that.  In about 20 minutes, we picked up 3 bags of trash - mostly Miller Lite.  I can hardly wait to go run tomorrow, and see the beauty left behind.

Wow!  Do I look old - but I guess that is to be expected since I am getting so close to the big 40.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Meditation: For Everyone

I know many think meditation is for hippies.  You may go on believing that until you try it, or watch these prisoners, and see if your mind opens.  Meditation is all about peace and maturity.

If meditation helps prisoners, what could it do for the rest of us?

Personally, I have only put my toe into the waters of meditation.  I believe in it completely.  And, I find it terrifying, wonderful, odd, interesting and importantly powerful.

Yes, the boys are learning the gift of quiet.