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04 December 2010 @ 09:50 pm

I know I haven't written here in awhile, but I wanted to post our pictures from visiting with the Matheweses in Georgia on Thanksgiving weekend:

Livejournal is making me upload these one by one and I am about to take the kids out, but I'll come back and upload more later.  :D
03 October 2009 @ 05:19 pm
We took the kids to the Renaissance Fair today:

04 September 2009 @ 12:24 pm

Also, a couple of weekends ago, Dave took the kids fishing and they caught an actual fish!  Exciting.

20 July 2009 @ 09:18 am

30 June 2009 @ 11:58 am
I know I haven't updated in forevs, and this is not what you come here for, but I am in love with bubbletweet: http://bbltwt.com/bxz2z

Arright, and since anyone who reads this is only here for the Adam, here is some awesome Adam for ya:

31 May 2009 @ 09:11 am
I am pleased!


Amazing!  Done in just one day, too.  If anyone is looking for a landscaper in the Baltimore area, I can recommend one!

26 May 2009 @ 02:34 pm
Here it is, half-eaten.  You can see that the inside is the important part.  As my dad observed, the cake is just the vehicle for the icing.

Seen with mom's homemade oatmeal cream pies.  It was a Little Debbie's evening.  Don't you wish you were in my family?  We will all die of obesity-related issues, but we will have smiles on our faces.

25 May 2009 @ 12:08 pm

Inspired by http://www.instructables.com/id/Hostess-Cupcake-cake/
I think this is my life's greatest achievement.
11 May 2009 @ 10:41 am
Yesterday was amazing.  We threw a big surprise going-away party for Steve and Jocelyn, who are moving to Yonkers in a couple of months so that Steve can attend St. Valdimir's Seminary.  Because I'm lazy, I'm going to cut & paste an email I sent to my brother that sums it all up:

It was perfect.  A lot of people were there and they were really surprised.  Once they got over their initial shock, Nick Ashworth performed "How to be a Millionaire and Never pay Taxes."  After that, we sang "Hey Jo," the Hey Jude parody, during which various surprise guests walked out, each time shocking them more and more.  It was so exciting to see the looks of shock on their faces, again and again.  When the song ended with the "Na na na na, hey Jo!" The whole room was clapping and singing, it was wonderful.

Steve & Jo greeted people for just a couple of minutes and then I took the microphone and said that there was one more message from a guest who couldn't make it & played your bit.  You got a lot of laughs, especially from Steve.  Of course Dad was all confused and kept saying he didn't get it.  And Jeannie McKee kept saying how wonderful it was to hear your voice, etc. 

After that, we all ate a lot and socialized and had a really nice time.  The Barkley girls babysat, and the little kids watched movies, and there was lots of sugary cereal for Steve to eat, which kept the little kids happy, too.

It's funny - Steve and Jocelyn were so surprised when they first walked in, that after everyone yelled "surprise!" They just stood there looking confused and I had to walk over to them and say "This is your going away party!"  But later on, they regained their composure and each gave moving speeches about how grateful they were.  Also Ruthie screeched a lot.

End quote. :-)
And here is a picture, stolen from Lauren Cooper's Facebook page, of Jocelyn keeling over with shock, during the song: