Thursday, July 31, 2003

Another Homemade Storage Solution

This was the other bookcase Kelly saw in a Pottery Barn Kids catalog, and thought it would be the perfect fit for all of Megan's books.

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Once again, Dad and I spent a couple nights working on it, and then Kelly applied the finishing touches.

Monday, July 28, 2003

New Photos

I added a few pictures to Darrin's Graduation, and added two new albums to the Photo Gallery. The two new albums are called Water Fun and Amanda's Graduation Party. Enjoy!

Friday, July 25, 2003

Megan's First Organized Sports Team

Yesterday we sent in Megan's application for fall soccer. Every time we drive past Boehm Park, she always says she wants to play soccer there. Hopefully now she will have the chance.

The program is run by the Michiana Soccer Association and the first game is scheduled for September 6th.

Saturday, July 19, 2003

Parent's Movie Night

Family movie night did not happen this week as we had a ward activity to attend to. It was a game night, and Kelly was in charge of the 2 - 7 year-olds. They played with toys and participated in some fun games. The kids absolutely loved playing the limbo.

After getting the kids to bed, we stayed up and watched Tom Cruise and Collin Farrell in Minority Report. I thought it was a very interesting look into the future, and some of the toys (or gadgets) used were ultra cool!

Speaking of Collin Farrell, last week we watched another one of his films that I think deserves mentioning here. The Recruit, with Al Pacino, didn't get great reviews but I thought it was a good watch. Kelly and I both liked it enough to want to watch it again some day.

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Missing Dog

Yesterday while we were enjoying a nice day, at Silver Beach, Cooper was at his first grooming appointment. We dropped him off at Petsmart and told them we didn't want the Poodle or the Schnauzer cut. All we wanted was a little bit less shaggy dog, so a little off here and there.

When we went to pick him up, they brought him out and we all thought they had the wrong dog. His face looked just like a dumb poodle (no offence to Cooper's dad). We think a new groomer is in store, hopefully one that will listen to our requests.

Sunday, July 13, 2003

More Photos

I've added some long overdue photos to the Photo Gallery. New albums include: Mattey's 2nd birthday (added 7/4), Darrin's trip to State (7/13), Darrin's graduation party (7/13), and Amanda's graduation (7/13). I also added some more pictures to the Memorial Day 2003 album (7/4).

Family Movie Night

Friday night's movie was Trumpet of the Swan. I'm not too sure about the first part of the movie, I was so tired I fell asleep, but the end of the movie was decent. It definitely wasn't one of the greatest animated films I've seen, but it wasn't one of the worst either.

Megan's take:
Good. The bad part was when Louie was gone and when that red swan marry Serina because Louie didn't want her to marry him.

Tuesday, July 8, 2003

The Great Switch

Yesterday was the start of what I am calling "The Great Switch". I have been a Comcast (@home, attbi, then Comcast) broadband customer for a few years. Minus the constant name changing I have been fairly satisfied with the service. But that said, SBC had a great deal running, on their DSL service, which would save me about $15 a month so I decided it was worth a try.

The install went very smoothly until I went to install my new router. That should of been the easy part. After all was said and done I finally went with my old router and it worked great.

I'll give it a couple of days to make sure it's acceptable and then I will call and cancel Comcast and live with my new broadband choice.

Friday, July 4, 2003

Happy 4th of July

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Independence Day!
Independence Day, in the United States, an annual holiday commemorating the formal adoption by the Continental Congress of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia. Although the signing of the Declaration was not completed until August, the Fourth of July holiday has been accepted as the official anniversary of U.S. independence and is celebrated in all states and territories of the United States.

The holiday was first observed in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776, at which time the Declaration of Independence was read aloud, city bells rang, and bands played. It was not declared a legal holiday, however, until 1941. The Fourth is traditionally celebrated publicly with parades and pageants, patriotic speeches, and organized firing of guns and cannons and displays of fireworks; early in the 20th century public concern for a “safe and sane” holiday resulted in restrictions on general use of fireworks. Family picnics and outings are a feature of private Fourth of July celebrations.

"Independence Day," Microsoft® Encarta® Online Encyclopedia 2003
http://encarta.msn.com © 1997-2003 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, July 3, 2003

Hackers - The Place for Family Fun

We went, along with my Mom, Dad, and Sister, to Hackers last night. Hackers is a fun place to quickly blow some money. We played Miniature Golf, raced Go-Karts, and played a few video games (Mickey's first and second time playing Dance Dance Revolution). It was a beautiful night until we went to leave and Megan threw a fit because she was tired and having too much fun.

And the winner is:
Kelly47
Mickey51
Mike52
Amanda53

Hackers