Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Film For The Family

We decided on a movie grill with the kids instead of the Dallas aquarium. It was about ten minutes into Big Hero Six when I realized that it was our first time in the theater as a family.

The boys did well. It was nice to eat and watch with happy kiddos. It was also nice to be Grampy’s treat. Good times to finish the year.

Friday, September 26, 2014

My Deaf Dog

My dog, Sammy, is deaf. He and I have developed a way to communicate that works well. It didn’t happen all at once, though. It took some frustration, some tempers flaring, which he couldn’t hear, and some elbow grease to scrub the pee spots from the carpet, often trailed all down the stairs. He had his own signature, I guess.

Sammy is teaching me about choosing words and non-words to communicate effectively. What I thought at first was a problem became an opportunity to try some new things to be a better care giver, to be his friend.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

From the Observation Deck in Salt Lake

This was my view from the observation deck of the Latter-Day Saints business building.
Utah Capitol Building 
Original fresh water source pioneers used

Wide streets per request of Brigham Young who wanted them wide enough to turn a team of oxen.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Everything's Bigger in Utah

We went to a sports store in Utah that had all kinds if fun activities for the kids.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hole 'N the Rock

A few cool sights and roadside stops. Can you guess where we are?

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The King Lives

This is the Fat Elvis. It’s Nutella, peanut butter, bacon, fluff, and banana on triple toast. Don’t forget milk. This is not recommended for those concerned about health. Actually, I probably won’t eat one ever again, even though it was amazing.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer Movie Series: Lego Movie

Movie night at the Cinq-Mars residence.

Knuckle Sandwich (and the Bear)

Michael beat Andrew to the bear. Andrew offered a knuckle sandwich before following through with a flap jack to the dome. Michael probably deserved it at this point. Andrew had enough.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mike Walking on Hot Coals

Michael was told to keep his shoes on to protect his feet. He took them off and tried something else.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Unnatural Causes

South Lakes Park in Denton is trying to fix the polluted storm run off problem. What can you do to help the fish?

ABC Mice

Michael likes ABC Mouse, so far. I especially like the variety activities and achievement tracking.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Heroes and Villains?

The opposite of a hero is not a villain. It’s a bystander. 
- Matt Langdon

Matt Dunn: Waters Creek

Had a good time yesterday playing to a sedate crowd. The kids had a blast. Matt filled the stage with kids, who sang better than the parents.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

IB Retreat 2014

Had a great time at the IB retreat. That tree was awesome. It was an oak about as wide as a Volkswagon.

My Office

Office work, today.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Men Wear the Pants, Women do the Laundry

I’ve been married 7 years, now, and I’ve learned nothing new since Sovik told me straight: “Women are always right.” No. Don’t even think for a second guys that we get our way on our own. They enable it.

They do this so they can control us. And we let them. Why wouldn’t we? You’ll never hear me say anything bad about being married to the right person. And you’ll know when it’s the right person because you will need to have her in your life like you need to breathe air and drink water (and beer).

For me, her name is Karen. She keeps me clean and lets me wear the pants.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Matt Dunn: Hunt County Fair

Had a great time playing with Matt Dunn at the Hunt County Fair.
The Urban Cowboy Johnny Lee. Great time. Opened for him with Matt Dunn tonight and back in March with Clay Thrash.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Michaels says, “We have to get the e-mail.” … Hm. Digital natives are so cute.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sharp as a Bard | Rusty as One, Too!

Nothing says fun like a name tag tag that could hurt you. Make sure you have all your shots before you mess with my name. #denton #artsandjazzfest

Storm ' A Comin'

It’s either the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning. You decide. #fate #Destiny #CarpeDiem