Stories and notes about our family.

Pasta Milano


Last Saturday I asked Jacob what he wanted to make for dinner. After some contemplation, his response was, “Go to Macaroni Grill.” Punk. So that gave me the idea to see if I could make my favorite dish from there — Pasta Milano. The internet is a wonderful thing and “Google(The search engine of choice)”: just rocks. I put in my search terms “pasta milano...

Mother’s Day 2005


Mother’s day went off fairly well. I used “The Gimp(The Gimp)”: to make a “photo montage(Montage for Mother’s day)”: that I sent to “Cafe Press(Cafe Press)”: to have them turn it into a coffee mug. I had used Cafe Press once before to make an apron for Amy that had the “Afternoon to Remember(The best tearoom in the world!)”: logo on it...

The TiVo hard drive died


Horror of horrors! The TiVo hard drive died yesterday. Over 830+ days ago (more on how I know that later…) I replaced the stock 40G hard drive in our DirecTV TiVo with a 120G hard drive. The boys were watching something when they told me the TV stopped working. Upon heading downstairs, the TiVo was hung and it’s hard drive was clicking. Never a good sign. Hard boots ran for a few...

Thomas had surgery


Thomas had his surgery on Monday (May 2nd.) It went off without too many problems and he’s had a pretty swift recovery thus far. We left the house around 6:30AM to get to the hospital at our appointment time of 7:15AM. Thomas was scheduled for surgery at 9:20AM. We made it on time and got settled in. Many of the nurses in the recovery room were familiar and one in particular, Julie...

The HotShots 2005 season is over…


Well, Thomas’ HotShots 2005 basketball season is over. The kids played their hearts out and made it to the championship round. In the championship game, they lost by one point. It was a close game. Thomas’ team, Run-n-Gun, was ahead most of the game but in the final minutes, the other team closed the gap and pulled out the win. It was a lot of fun being involved (as a substitute coach...

Disney World 2004


Just got back from a seven day Disney World vacation.  We ended up having a blast, but it didn’t start off too well.  The boys have been watching “Pirates of the Caribbean”:potc a lot lately so to get them excited about things we told them beforehand that they could get a sword while we were there.  Also, in order to keep the, “I want a toy” pleas to a...

Independence Day


Dad wanted to spend his birthday working on his plane so we didn’t have any family get togethers planned. After much deliberating, Amy decided that we should go to Cal Expo to watch the fireworks. I was a bit reluctant at first but it turned out to be a really fun time. The group of people in front of us brought about 50 bags of exploding snaps that they were willing to share with the boys...

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