Friday, December 28, 2007

Remember Our Troops

Christmas came and went, and it is hard to believe that we will be starting a new year in a couple of days. We had a wonderful Christmas with both of our families; I will post some pictures soon.

This song has made me think about the men and women in our armed forces who did not get to spend Christmas with their families this year. I spent Christmas away from extended family for several years while my family was on the missionfield, and that was hard enough. I can't imagine not being with any family at Christmas. Please take the time to listen; although this is not specifically a Christmas song, I know that you will be touched. There are pictures that go along with the song, but sometimes they won't play on a slower connection.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Singing Santa

You probably haven't ever heard Christmas singing quite like this. Go ahead and click on it; you know you're curious.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Belated Thanksgiving Pictures

We ate our first Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday with my family, and then we had a fun time playing games. My mom gave me a good reason to be thankful; she made ham instead of turkey (I am not a turkey fan!).

On Wednesday we drove down to North Carolina. My one aunt and uncle were the only ones that knew we were going down, so it was a nice surprise for my parents and grandparents. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast at my aunt's place on Thursday morning.

Grandma and Grandpa really seem to be enjoying their meal.

Grandpa has always been one of my heroes. He has not been doing well physically for several years now, so I'm thankful for every opportunity to let him spend time with his only great-grandchild.

I don't know which Devin enjoyed more: spending time with his second cousins or their dog.

We left to head back up to Pennsylvania at 5:30 A.M. on Friday morning to make it home in time for Thanksgiving with Missy's side of the family that afternoon. Devin isn't quite old enough to play "Sorry" with his cousins.

Monday, December 10, 2007

How Fast Are You

How fast are you? Try taking this driver's reaction time test; it's pretty fun. The automible driving manual says that the average driver's reaction time is: .75 seconds or 1 car lenght for every ten mph. My best average on the game was .194something. If you do better than that, let me know what your time was.

In other news:

  • -I obviously didn't get around to posting Thanksgiving pictures, but some may appear in the near future.
  • -I haven't figured out how to post a link without having to show the actual link, and would appreciate some pointers.
  • -I didn't get a deer in gun season, which may be a first since I started hunting (I don't remember for sure).
  • -Christmas is exactly two weeks from 28 minutes from now, if that makes any sense. If it doesn't make sense, it is still true.
  • -I really should go to bed, since I am in a very goofy mood.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Hunting Woes

Well, a very busy week and a half is over, and now we are getting ready for a very busy Christmas season. It is amazing how many activities we can pack in around holidays. I will post some pictures this coming week from our Thanksgiving get-togethers.

Deer rifle season is halfway over, and I still have not shot a deer. Last Monday was opening day her in PA, and it rained all day. I hunt with my father-in-law and two brother-in-laws (Jason and Scott), and none of us got anything. The weather on Tuesday was better, but we still didn't have any success. We hunted yesterday, and Jason shot a nice doe at about 10:00. I walked up to him after he shot it, and he said that I could sit in his spot. He had already seen seven deer, and I hadn't seen anything where I was sitting. So, I sat at Jason's spot for the rest of the day. Jason went home and didn't come back until about an hour and a half before quitting time. He sat in my spot from that morning, and guess what? That's right, deer came by him three different times within about an hour's time! Oh well, I guess that's the way that hunting goes.

I had better success at foosball than I did with hunting.

I know that this is a little late for Thanksgiving, but I just saw it today and thought it was neat.