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Jan 11 2011

Photos: Hey, Look, a Blog Post!

For your viewing pleasure, some recent (for given values of recent) photos. Enjoy!

A Deal is Struck { Playing Settlers of Catan }

A Deal is Struck

A Cookbook for Christmas

A cookbook for Christmas

Playing with “pixels”

Playing Pool

Playing Pool

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Amongst the Tanks { Wine Cellar }

Amongst the Tanks

Blue October

Blue October

The greatest carnival on earth

The greatest carnival on earth

Oodles more on my Flickr.

Mar 23 2010

BBBS: Third Anniversary

Jessica makes the law around here

Jessica and I have been matched through Big Brothers Big Sisters for three years today.

We celebrated yesterday by stuffing our faces at CiCi’s Pizza.

NOM NOM NOM.

Then we invaded our friends’ house, where Jessica and Keegan and Kadence played hide-and-go-seek and tag with various twists. Mainly, this involved running around the house as fast as possible, with the roles of chaser and chasee being exchanged at random. The only rule is, if you “die” (that is, wipe out on the kitchen floor), everyone points and laughs! Then you are “healed” with magic, and it’s back into the fray! Weapons included: a plastic pistol, an empty Dr Pepper liter bottle, a vacuum hose, a pair of shoes, a ball, socks, and a stuffed Hulk toy.

There were capes involved.

Kadence discovers that light sabers can double as a vacuum in a pinch

The evening ended with a quiet round of “Go Fish”. Kadence is a master of the game, and won all our cards. Twice.

It was much less-planned than our previous match anniversaries have been, but Jessica loved it. Here’s to many more years like the three we’ve already shared!

Jan 28 2010

BBBS: Bowling with Jessica

Bowling Shoes

Jessica and I went bowling the other day.

Jessica makes a face

Ready to bowl

Off to battle the evil pins

Strike!

And despite having the gutter railings up, and earning the screen above, neither of us cracked 100 either game. Oh well…. better luck next time!

These photos and more on Flickr.

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Oct 22 2009

Honeymoon in Chicago, Part 2

Dolphins, Fantasea, Shedd Aquarium

The honeymoon is great, but our feet are getting tired!
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Oct 20 2009

Honeymoon in Chicago, Part 1

Bridge

So far our honeymoon has been delightful! The flight to Chicago went smoothly. We did wait about twenty minutes on the runway waiting for ORD to clear us for takeoff in Springfield, but otherwise we had no problems. We took a train to the hotel, and of course, line maintenance meant we had to take a bus partway. I’m glad we had my new iPhone or we’d’ve gotten lost somewhere in here:

Chicago Skyline

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