October 26, 2021


Monday, February 15, 2010
There are many new pictures available now. There are pictures from Cub Scouts, including the Space Derby, the Pinewood Derby, and the Blue and Gold Banquet (where Neo received his Bear badge). There are also some pictures from the clan in Dallas enjoying the snow day up there.

There are some changes coming soon to the Blogger service which will no doubt interrupt the website, so the website may not receive any updates until I have time to re-architect it. :(

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Sunday, November 08, 2009
Yes. The website is still alive. I've let so many events and pictures stack up that it has taken me all weekend to go through them, get them organized, and get them on the website.

The good news is, there are some incredibly cute pictures and videos for you to go through. Some of the recent additions include:
Sorry these are so late!

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Sunday, May 17, 2009
Boy, do I have a few updates!!

I know it has been a while. I hate it when I let these announcements stack up. We have done so much in the last couple of months, I think I will just let the photo galleries do the talking:

It's been busy. And it's about to get even more busy! End of school. Vacation trips. Summer activities. Work on the house. Good stuff.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
There are quite a few events to report on!

Neo and I had two camping trips this month in the new tent. The first was just him and I. We tried out the tent and had fun fishing and hiking. The second trip was with the cub scouts. I think Neo had lots of fun both times. I went ahead and combined all the pictures from both trips into one folder in the Events section called "2009 - March camping trips". Highlights included seeing snakes and alligators, Neo getting a corn snake laid around his neck (his favorite part), Neo catching way more fish than me, noisy armadillos, sneaky racoons, campfires, and amazing breakfast meals like this one:

Also this month, Christian took the kids to a local farm to pick strawberries. You can see all the pictures here.

And lastly, we made a trip to the park and had a picnic. That was a fun day. Pictures from that are here.

We are looking forward to more of this weather so we can spend more time outdoors!

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Saturday, February 21, 2009
Neo and I just returned from the "Blue and Gold Banquet" for his Cub Scout pack. Part of the banquest was a father-son cake bake.

Neo decided to make a Nintendo DS cake. Of course, I couldn't make an ordinary cake:

The cake was a big hit. You can see more pictures here.

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Sunday, February 08, 2009
Neo and I made our first foray into pinewood derby racing last weekend. We had been working on a car together in the garage. Neo drew up some plans on how he wanted to paint it. We modified it a bit once he realized we could make designs by masking with tape.

Overall, we had a great time. Neo and I learned a lot. Neo was very excited to get third place in his den, which got him a medal.

He is looking forward to doing it last year, so I guess that is some sign of success.

You can see pictures from the derby here.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009
It has been interesting to follow along with the election and inauguration of our new president with Neo. He is old enough to understand and pick up on quite a bit.

So when the president called on us to commit to an event on the national day of service, I tried to find something for us to do together.

I searched on usaservice.org and found lots of events but, unfortunately, most of the events were in downtown Houston, and many weren't service events. So, I decided to host our own event in the neighborhood. We put up an event that said we would walk the neighborhood for one hour picking up trash.

Even if no one showed up, I figured that Neo needed to do this for one of his cub scout achievements anyway, so at the least, he could wear his uniform and complete that.

And in the end, the event turned out to be great. We had quite a few people show up (including quite a few who didn't live in the neighborhood) and we really picked up a lot of gunk and debris along the curbs.

Overall, the event did exactly what I wanted it to do. People outside and driving by saw the group working on the day of service. The kids saw their parents taking the presidents call to service seriously. We met new people. These are all things more important than the trash itself.

And in about an hour, we picked up quite a bit. Many hands make the work load light.

You can see all of the pictures from the event here.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I hate getting this far behind on my posts. Since my last post, so much has went on. Let me see if I can touch on the major events.

A few weekends ago, Neo and I joined Paw-Paw, Vince, and Ethan at "Mr. Don's camp". Mr. Don is a friend of my dad, and he graciously allowed us to go up there and he gave up his entire weekend driving us around to deer stands and taking us out on the lake. What an amazing weekend! It was so nice to get away. The boys had an awesome time spending time with Paw-Paw.

A highlight for Neo was that he received his first BB gun before the trip. We used the time to practice walking with a gun and learning about gun safety with his BB gun. He did a great job and tore up some cans pretty good.

You can see all the pictures from our trip to Mr. Don's camp here.

Next up was a couple of events with cub scouts. First, Neo received his bobcat badge! He was very excited.

Then, Neo and I got to go sleep on the Battleship Texas!! We had a great time.

You can see all the pictures from the battleship sleepover here.

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