Category: Family

Olivia Visits!

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Olivia stopped by yesterday. She’s been having a great time visiting her old friends, Charlotte, Cam, and Abbygale, as well as Aunt Amanda, cousin Kelsey, and her “Bee” and “Papa.” When the other kids left, Olivia helped Brenda and me walk Arty and Frannie through the woods and the park. We were worried that she wouldn’t be able to walk all that way (about a mile), but turns out not only could she easily walk it, she ran almost the entire way! Then off to Costco, followed by a fine evening of bubble bath and bedtime stories. I’m sure today will be even more fun, and will add more pictures if Brenda takes any. Click on a pic to embiggen, and then click to go through them.

Happy Birthday Nick!

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Here’s Nick rockin’ out on his new 3/4 sized Fender Strat we gave him for his birthday last weekend.  He seems to like it.  These things are not bad for the price, but stay in tune better if you replace the strings.  He’s had it for a couple days now and already plays better than I do.

Amanda’s New Car

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Well, check it out.  Looks like Amanda bought herself a Christmas present – a new car!  She traded in her 2012 Nissan Versa for a new 2017 Altima.  That’s her old Versa just under her elbow.  The Altima is really nice.  It has all kinds of space-age, high-tech features.  Sort of an iCar with dual exhaust.

I, on the other hand, bought a 2002 Ford F-150 pickup with 137,000 miles on it a few weeks ago.   I put in a new radio today, because, you know, music is nice.  And since  I’m an idiot, I somehow managed to kill the lights on the instrument panel.  Joy.  That will probably take me a year to fix, give or take.

Anyway, Congratulations Amanda!  That’s one great looking car!

Julian’s 6th Birthday Party

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Julian had a terrific birthday party on Saturday. Lots of his friends and all of his grandparents, and others stopped by to join in the festivities.   His parents had games and many activities for the kids set up in the backyard.  Happy Birthday, Julian!  Click on the first picture to embiggen, and then click the right side of the pics to run through them.

Here’s a little video of Julian playing his new 3/4 size Squire guitar.

 

Beach!

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We had had a terrific time at the beach yesterday. Here’s Nick and Dane playing in the waves – the water was perfect!

Don’t worry, Nick was not washed out to sea.  Here are few more pics – click a pic to embiggen

 

Pre-Fireworks Mexican Dinner

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pre-fireworks MexicanWhat’s better before fireworks than Mexican food?  Pretty much nothing.  Here’s (L-R) Emily, Amy, Don, some random homeless guy, Brenda, Alexis, and Austin about 2 hours before the Rehoboth Beach fireworks.

Gettin’ the Band Back Together

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Well look at this.  The whole family was together Thursday, so we tried to capture this Kodak moment after dinner, but the sun was going down and (spoiler alert:  I’m an idiot) I didn’t know how to use the timer on my camera.  Amanda figured it out, but by the time we took the picture it was dark and the picture was pretty terrible.  Thank Trump for Photoshop!  A little playing around and it’s  not bad at all.  Click the pic to embiggin.

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