Mothers Day

j made mother’s day quite delightful as he literally slaved away in the kitchen for most of it. He made a spectacular dinner of london broil, smoothered in rosemary and some of the best mashed potatoes ever. I seriously could have eaten a plate of the potatoes and been 100% satisfied! He is big on the avocado right now, and so we had some in a nice salad with homemade dressing. To top it off, he made an amazing cake, yes, from scratch! This little number was on the cover of the December issue of Southern Living and he has drooled over it since. I looked at how long it would take to make and saw the 6-7 hour time-frame and decided that I’d let better women than I tackle that one. I must say, he was busy for most of the night and day today making it. I...

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Soccer

C has recently started playing a 5-year+ soccer league. One could hardly call it a league, I suppose, but it’s great for us. There are 2 games a week for one month. So far, he has had a lot of fun, and it will be great for him to learn team work and following the directions of the coach/refs. The first game was rainy, which made it all the more fun. And an extremely abnormal trip to DQ (we’re not health nuts, but DQ is definitely not on our radar) sealed the deal. I told him I’d get him whatever he wanted, and just like his old man, he got a full-blown banana split. Good work, son. Here are a few photos (look for #1 – he was given that number, seriously)

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One Year Video

OK, so we’re a few days late. And the video ended up being almost 20 minutes long. And it’s over 100 Mb. So, if you don’t make it through, we understand. And if you’re on a slow connection, all apologies. But here it is. The past year in a nutshell. And, at the beginning and end, some back-story, making it 3+ years in 18+ minutes. Not bad. Hope you enjoy. P.S. It’s Canaan, I know. It’s 2:26 AM, and I do not want to export this thing yet again. Maybe tomorrow. UPDATE: A few subtitles added to explain a few photos. Canaan now spelled properly. Thanks to all our viewers out there. Your kind words are much...

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