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16 December 2007 ~ 4 Comments

My Wife Is Hot

That’s what came to my mind when I saw this picture from our hike yesterday: She loves to hike.She loves to camp.She skis.She loves to be active.She’s an amazing mother.She makes great sacrifices to stay home with our son.She regularly has dinner for me when I get home from work.She loves to be involved in […]

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14 December 2007 ~ 3 Comments

It’s About Time!!

Caleb is 14 months old.His cousin Ryan is a week older and has been walking for months.He’s been ready to walk for months, but just won’t.Ladies and gentlemen, the momentous day has finally arrived.In Arizona in the presence of his aunt, uncle, and cousins.See for yourselves:

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14 December 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Change Of Plans

So here’s what happened.  This weekend, I had Rachel’s Christmas gift planned.  The plan was to surprise her with a drive north to Portland for the weekend to visit one of her good friends, Kari.  We were also going to visit some really good friends, Boomer and Lisa, too. Then Kari’s grandma died last week.  […]

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24 November 2007 ~ 6 Comments

Impromptu Family Photos

Yesterday, after our turkey dinner (yes, we had our "Thanksgiving meal" on Friday) we all cruised down to "Blue Ball Park" with the family and the kids. Rachel’s brother, Joel, I’ve mentioned before as a great photographer and graphic designer.  He had is camera with him and we ended up doin a quick impromptu photo […]

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22 November 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Thanksgiving 2007

How we spent out Thanksgiving. First, meet out at Mission Hills Middle School for a game of tackle football.A good reminder that I’m old and out of shape.My body still hurts. Then to the church. For the past 25 years our church has done an annual community dinner.  A free meal for the homeless and […]

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22 November 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Thanksgiving Equation

4 Marchessaultsplus4 Beukelmansplus3 Farmersplus1 Giardinelliplus a dogdivided by1 small 2 bedroom houseand a 1975 motor homeequalsmy Thanksgiving weekend…and a lot of chaos. But it says a lot about our families that Rachel and I are both excited to have both our in-laws together at our home.We’re thankful for great family! Hope your having a great […]

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06 November 2007 ~ 4 Comments

Daylight Savings

My 5:30 am.This morning. Whoever decided changing our clocks was a good idea probably didn’t have a baby that wakes up at the same time every morning and can’t read a clock yet.

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22 October 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Throw Up An Extra Prayer

I’m sure a lot of you have been hearing about the SoCal fires.  A lot of you live there.  My fam is in San Diego.  There’s been fires before.  So I didn’t think much of it.  Til my sister called tonight. They’re fine and all, but their place is on voluntary evacuation right now.  And […]

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17 October 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Future Teammates

From my sister‘s blog: That’s my boy!And appropriate pic.  Caleb dropping back as the QB while Ryan’s on the line protecting him.Oakland won’t stand a chance when these guys are on the team!

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26 September 2007 ~ 4 Comments

Bachelor Week

Takin my wife to the airport in a few minutes.  She’s taking Caleb down to SoCal to see family for his birthday.  That means I’ll be bach’n it this week.  I have to figure out my own meals…which means I’ll probably be getting fat!  One week of violent guy flicks, later nights at the office, […]

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