Dec 28, 2010



This is one of my favorite memories of sledding when I was a kid.

We have great memories from Uncle George's huge hill but this run was by our house.

Brett, Chad and I worked hard and made a great launching spot and ramps.
We didn't have any long or big hills so we would put jumps in and work the track until the runs were just perfect.

I know we broke some world records that week for distance jumped on a saucer sled.

Fun times.

Dec 27, 2010

Blizzard of 1978


"Boys!!! Dad is stuck in the driveway again!"

Dec 22, 2010

Sparkle Suit Chirstmas

Sparkle suit Christmss

Christmas with the cousins.
Sharon, Gary, Me, Mom Karen, Georgina, Trina Steve and Larry.

Dec 21, 2010



This is our neighbor, Kurt, jumping on our trampoline.

We sure had a bunch of fun on our trampoline.

Dec 20, 2010

Windy Day


Me and my Dad out on a windy day.

Dec 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Brett


Happy birthday Brett.

I noticed that Brett is wearing a Calico Frog Shirt.
I wonder what the key is for that is under the cake?

Brett's first birthday.
That is cousin Rhonda standing next to Brett.

I see cousin Danny, Rhonda and the back of my head in this one.

Cousin Karen is in this one but I can't name the boy standing beside her.

Dec 14, 2010

Push Him!


Dad and cousin Karen pushing Brett on his block cart.

Dec 13, 2010


My family and I have the pleasure of hosting Spock as part of his Spockation across the country tour.
Fellow blogger, Chunky B of Eclectorama, keeps us up to date on Spock, his whereabouts and adventures across the nation.
Here is the chronicle of his stop with us. Link
I had hoped to do more with Spock when he came but we pretty much just celebrated Thanksgiving all week when he was with us.
Thanks for letting us host him Chunky B!

Dec 9, 2010



I saw Brett the other day and he said he had just been to his Doctor for his 25 year check up for his "Knee" surgery.

Time flies.

Dec 8, 2010

More Evidence


This Brett when he was a quarterback for Wabash College.
If you look closely you can see glints of his metal frame when the light hits him just right.

Dec 7, 2010

Bionic Brett


I remember the time a boulder fell on Chad and then Brett had to lift it off of him.
Everyone at school thought Brett had injured his knee in a football game but Dad had his skeleton replaced with bionics.
Came in handy that day.

Dad's are smart.

Dec 6, 2010

Pensacola Beach 2010


Elaine and I on Pensacola beach last week.
It was sunny and 65.
We came home to snow and cold.
Vacations are to short!

Dec 2, 2010



When we played Batman I was always Batman and Brett was Robin.
But when we played The Lone Ranger Brett was the Lone Ranger and I was Tonto.
I think I tricked him into this arrangement because I always thought Indians were cooler and I had a cool rubber knife I liked to hang from my belt.

Nov 30, 2010

What's Happening?


Brett dressing up for spirit week at school.
At least I hope he was dressing up for spirit week at school.

Can't you see him dancing like Rerun from "What;s Happening?"?

Nov 29, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010


My Grandpa, Dad, me and Brett.

I hope you had a nice thanksgiving.

Nov 24, 2010



Did he spit up?

Fill'er Up!


Me filling up the pool.
I hope we let it warm up a bit. I hate cold water.

Nov 23, 2010

Standish Ave


Mom pregnant with me on when we lived on Standish Ave.

Nov 22, 2010

Go fly a kite


Flying our Jolly Green Giant kite at Uncle George's house in 1972.

Nov 18, 2010



It was always hard to talk on the phone while Mom did the wash wasn't it?


Licking Dog

Me getting licked by my Grandparents dog.

Nov 17, 2010

Roasting Marshmallows


This is how it usually turns out.

Mom and I at Yellow-wood forest.

Nov 16, 2010

Nov 15, 2010

Oh oh SpaghettiOs

oh oh SpaghettiOs

I loved SpaghettiOs.
We even had a spoon, with the Chef on top, that we mailed in for.

Nov 12, 2010

The Piano


Playing piano with my Grandma.
My guess is that this is around 1967.

Is it just me pr is the lamp shade upside down on the lamp?

Nov 10, 2010

Mom 1965


This is my Mom while she was pregnant with me.

Look how tall those cabinets are!

Nov 9, 2010

Spike and Tyke 1


"Hey, you!"
Tyke yipped, "Don't dognap my Pop!"

Nov 8, 2010


Mom in 1973.

She looks like such a kid.

Nov 2, 2010


It has been a busy fall for us.

Our youngest son, Joel, played soccer which meant we were on the road a lot.

Joel is number 21.

This pretty much how Elaine and I viewed his games. Eyes on Joel.

Megan, Adam, Levi, Hope, family and friends from Church often helped us cheer him on from the sidelines.

His team won their conference and entered into the State tournament with high hopes of being State champs.

Once in the tourney they played well.

They went further than their team had ever gone before.

Friday's night game ended in a tie which went into overtime.
This also ended in a tie.
So then it went into a shootout. Which ended in a tie!

So it went into a sudden death shoot out.

The teams opponents went first and they missed.

So it is our turn to kick and the Coach sent Joel to kick.

Watch the fun.

Here are some still shots of the winning goal .

Jersey over the head!

Clothes-lined by team mates and then piled on!

This put them into the final game and farther than the school has ever gotten in the state tournament.

Here are some highlights.

We were winning at half time 1-0 but lost the game 4-1.

After each game the team came and clapped for the fans and their support.

Thanks for the fun boys. Second at state is not to bad.

Joel had Sunday off and started basketball practice the following Monday.
Elaine and I get two weeks off and then it is back on the road.