Thursday, May 31, 2007

Brighton's Big Day Approaches



I'm flying to Utah in the morning to be part of the fun at Brighton's baptism. Well, I'm also going to see all the out-of-state kids and grandkids. These baptisms are timing themselves perfectly... just when I needed a short (well very short) vacation.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Grandkids on Memorial Day

It's nice when one generation pays respect to another.



What more appropriate way to spend Memorial Day?





(Of course, getting all those kids to smile at the same time is expecting too much!)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

"You're No Jack Kennedy"


What? More irresponsible journalism? Click here to read my latest rant...

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

This Just In - New Pictures of Brooke and Bailey






Are words really necessary?

For an interesting flashback, click here.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Luc In Love With Pre-School


The house here has been alive with the excitement of a five-year old who (better late than never) has started attending pre-school. With some luck, he'll have a few months to acclimate to the school environment before starting Kindergarten in the fall.


The reason this is newsworthy to us is that Luc has taken immediately to the experience, and is already showing some impressive progress in his learning, as well as his social, behavior. His enthusiasm reminds me of the time I first dropped Jay off for his classes at Washington Elementary, way back in 1975. If Luc takes to school like his uncles and aunts, he'll do very, very well.


By the way, I'd like to share any noteworthy milestones and accomplishments - by any of us, but especially the grandkids :-)

Sunday, May 20, 2007

A Little Advice for the Ex-President...


Every presidency is a precarious tight-rope act, and some presidents are better balanced than others. One former president appears to have teetered over the edge. Click here to read my observations on the matter.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Another Grandchild On The Way


Matt and Kristine have let us know they will be welcoming their first baby later this year. That makes 14 grandchildren, if my math is correct... more to follow (news-wise that is).

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Weight Progress

These charts show my monthly weight history. The top chart reflects my weight from 1991 through 2002. You might notice the precipitous weight loss in 2002 - it was immediately after my gastric bypass.















The one on the bottom is my most recent "progress"... I'm hoping it changes dramatically - now that I've advertised that I'm on a diet. The red lines are my "reasonable" weight goal - about 192.
















As the charts show, surgery isn't a cure-all. I've gained back about half the pounds I lost in 2002.More progress notes to follow (stay tuned...)


Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mike and Taylor (Son and Grandson)




I figured this may be the last picture I take before 15-year old Taylor completely surpasses his dad in height (and he eats a fortune as well).

More Shots of the Grandkids

I know it's been a while, so I found a few of the more recent photos of Luc and Payton, as well as some pictures from Aubeny's tenth birthday. June is the next trip to Utah, so there will be a new batch of pictures (and news) to share.