Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Epilogue



The perfect thank you to a hand-crafted gift is to see it in use... in whatever fashion!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Muggle Quidditch

Ok, I just had to do a posting about this. It's a longish article, but for those Harry Potter fans out there... you won't want to miss this! Can you honestly say you aren't a little curious to watch a game?

http://www.inlander.com/content/arts_culture_friends_and_family_muggle_quidditch_tournament_comstock_park

Saturday, November 28, 2009

My Commission...

I went and visited my sister, Shaina the first part of October and while I was there she gave me a challenge... more like a knitting plea. You see, when she got married she recieved from our boss of the Roxy (best place to work ever, a small town movie theater...) two hand knitted Christmas stockings, personalized with her and Heath's names on them. Gladys was the name of our boss from the Roxy, and many of us Weber's worked there, but Shaina was the first, and always was the favorite of Gladys. With each child that joined their family, another stocking was sent to them, with the name at the top from Gladys. She had a friend that made them for her, to give to Shaina. Well, Shaina has 6 stockings, all matching and personalized for each member of the family.... then she became pregnant with little Kimble. Here is where the trouble starts. That sweet little old lady that knitted all her stockings had passed away, and now Shaina will be without a special stocking for Kimble.
Enter Shavonne, a sister that knits. Shaina asked me if I could make an identicle stocking for Kimble, but the problem was there was no pattern! I made no promises, because I knew it had to be just right. We called our friend Gladys to see if she could ask the daughter of the lady that made them if there was a pattern she used. In the meantime, I studyied her stocking she let me bring home with me. I counted stitches and rows, and copied the reindeer picture and made a prototype pattern. I got started on it, feeling pretty confident that I had figured it out. I had to go to three different stores to find the right shade of green and brown, which I couldn't find the exact color, but it was very close. When i was about halfway done with the stocking I recieved a letter in the mail from Gladys. She had gotten a copy of the lady's pattern and sent it to me. I was pretty cose in my calculations, and I was pretty excited about that.
Anyway, I finished it, blocked it, seamed it up together. I was thinking it looked pretty darn good, until I laid Shaina's next to it... It's Ginormous compared to hers! I think it was the yarn choice because I couldn't get the exact kind because I was pretty much right on in terms of the stitches and rows.
So, anyway, even though its a bigger stocking than all the rest, I don't think anyone will begrudge him that. Afterall he is a special boy with a special heart.
Now, I don't think I'm all that with knitting. I still have alot to learn and do, but I do have to admit that I am pretty proud of myself in mostly figuring out this pattern...




Blocking, and setting the picture and before I seamed up the side. I will admit that knitting the reindeer was the most tedious kntting I may ever have done. I had about 5 strands of the different colors hanging down, and trying to keep them from getting tangled was very annoying. I was very glad to finish with it. It was a quick knit before and after that part.

All alone it looks good...


Next to the others it looks so big! Haha, oh well. Merry Christmas to you Shaina (and Kimble)!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Random Pictures of Mitch

Well, I guess I'm one of those people that post pictures of their pet, but really, he is pretty cute! Here are a few random pictures of our cat, Mitch. He loves bags of any kind... I think its the noise they make. Don't even think you will be able to put a gift bag together, or something into a grocery bag without him jumping in. It's funny or annoying, depending on if I'm in a hurry or not. If you are doing anything (like trying to layout fabric to sew, knit, fold laundry, grab socks off the floor... etc) he thinks you're trying to play with him and will try to attack it. Again, it is either funny or annoying.




AND if you're on the computer it is a constant battle to shew him off the desk, or away from the monitor. I liked the picture above where he climbed up Derek's back, up on top of his head!

(No kittens were suffocated while playing with a plastic shopping bag...)
Another funny thing about Mitch is that he will play fetch. He will bring a toy mouse up on the couch where I'm sitting, and then I'll throw it, and he will run after it and grab it with his mouth. then come running back to me and I'll throw it again. This will go on 6-7 times until he tires (yay) and then falls asleep. We're trying to train him to fetch the remote, or our slippers, but no luck so far.



Monday, November 9, 2009

A new purse

This last Saturday I spent the afternoon making a purse with my Mother-In-Law, Cheryl. I was blessed to marry into a great family, and we like to do crafts together. We made a new scripture case/bag but I like it so much, I may use it for my everyday purse!

Mitch has a strange fascination with bags of every kind. If there is any bag around he has to be in it. I'll show more pictures of that later. I was just picking up my bag so Derek could take a picture, and Mitch jumped in. Well, he's going to show off the inside, I guess. You can't see as well (with a cat in the way) but there are alot of pockets, which I love.





I love the button on it. I found one that matched just perfectly in my button stash. Also, you can't tell, but I quilted the bottom. I'm not very practiced in that, but thought I did a fairly good job! I really like how my bag turned out.



Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Widget

When I started my blog I put in a widget listing books as I've read them. I like to reread books, so it was something to remind me of those books I've really liked, but sadly it was erased one time when I was changing my background. I kept meaning to start it again, so now I am. Hopefully it will be a place that you can reference if you're looking for a new book to read. Hope you enjoy it :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

It's Done!

All right everyone, here is the finished product for my sister's recipe book to help support 'Baby K' (We don't know his name yet...) Here is the link to my sister Shaina's blog,
http://just-because-i-am-me.blogspot.com/
and here is a copy of her post introducing her book. I'm so excited to buy a copy, she is an amazing cook! I know you will very much enjoy it. Thank you everyone for your support!



"My Recipe Book!!
I just finished my recipe book today!! I sent it through to Blurb and ordered a few copies for myself. So as of today, my book is now for sale! The book is about 8x8 square, and is a soft cover. It has all of the recipes that are posted on my sidebar, plus many others. The book has 98 pages and almost 100 recipes. It includes many color pictures, but not every recipe has a picture. I tried to include as many recipes as possible, without having the book get too expensive.The book is available through BLURB and here is a direct link to the book! The book is priced at $25.95.
(If anyone knows how to make a button that would use the above picture as a link either to my blog, or to blurb, could you let me know!! I'd love to be able to advertise this as much as possible.)
Also, if you click on the blurb link on the right-hand column of my blog, it will direct you to the blurb site to buy the book.
Also, I'm looking for some short testimonials, for those of you who have tried my recipes. When I get the button link set up, I'll make a more detailed post about the recipe book, the recipes contained in it, as well as comments from you, so more people will buy the book. If you are interested in helping me with this, email me your comments at kamyrensmiles@hotmail.com
Thank you so much!! "

Monday, October 19, 2009

Help for Baby K


My sister is going to have a baby and he is going to be a very special baby. He has a congenital heart defect, in that the right chamber of his heart did not grow, and recently they learned that he also has a cleft lip. Obviously he is going to need alot of surgeries and special care. He is their 5th baby, and already very much loved. His birthday is planned for Nov 4th.
If any of you know my sister, or ever been to her blog, she has posted alot of recipes and all of them yummy. I have never had a bad outcome from her recipes. Sooo, she is making a recipe book that will be out soon, to benefit and raise money for her special Baby K. Please see the follwing link to familiarize yourself with her book, and stay to enjoy her blog. She is very amusing and crafty. Please think about purchasing this recipe book when it comes available as it will go to a very special cause! Thank you!!!

http://just-because-i-am-me.blogspot.com/2009/10/80-recipes-and-counting.html

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Feast or Famine

Sometimes it feels like I've read all the good books out there already, and I can't find anything to read. Then, other times, I've got stacks of books that have been recommended to me by family, friends at work, and friends out of work. I'm in the land of plenty, at the moment.

Plus, I've got a few more titles of things to read after I go through this stack. I'm loving it!

In case any of you were wondering, "The Year of Flowers" project is still in full force. Derek has not let me go longer than a week without flowers. This is the latest bouquet. As you can tell he's trying very hard to not do the same flowers : ) Aren't the little pumkins and peppers so cute?


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Mutton Bustin'

Derek and I went to the Spokane County Fair yesterday. We had a good time looking at all the fruit, grain, veggie, animal, and even the craft entries on display. My favorite parts are the quilt and handiwork items, the photography, and the animals. It's also fun to see the giant pumpkins and try to guess their weight. It was still early in the fair, so not all the animals had been submitted, but this this year came early enought that we got to see everything, including the horses. I think they are such beautiful animals! One of the horses was so giant, his back was taller than Derek's almost 6'0" height, let alone what his head was up to! He was the top winner.
Well, one of the activites that we saw for the first time this year was the "Mutton Bustin". Maybe all of you have already seen this, and its no big deal to you, but I thought it was the cutest/funniest thing! You have these little kids (complete with PPE-Personal Protective Equipment) that are hanging on for dear life on top of a sheep as it runs out of the pen, and the goal is to hang on the longest. The winner of the overall Fair time got $5,000 in a savings bond!

Here is a picture of it what it's suppose to look like.


Below is a video we took, I hope you can watch it. This first video is a 3 year old.

video
This little Cowgirl lasted 8 seconds, the record for this session. It was so fun seeing these little kids clinging on a running sheep!


video

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Case Closed.

Well, I thought I'd put up some projects that I have finished over the last year in case anyone was interested. I think I'm always suprised by how well my knitting projects turn out. I taught myself to knit, and to read patterns, so it's still kind of amazing to me when they actually turn out, and that I do it right. I think its something I need to develope more, but I'm not good with follow-up. I start alot of crafts but then get a new project, and get distracted by that (I know you all know what I'm talking about!)
So, to try to prevent that I like to do alot of small things. I've been told I do alot of baby things and there are three reasons for that: 1. They are small and quick projects, thus more likely that I'll finish them. 2. I hope that someday I will actually be able to have children... and so I like making stuff for them, and there are alot of cute baby/children things out there. And 3. I know alot of people that are pregnant/having children so it makes for good gifts!
Ok, so on to the things I've completed.
The first few pictures show things I've done with a certain kind of yarn, which I LOVE!!! I love the colors, I love the way it knits up. If I had a group of colors that identify me, these are probably them. They are the colors I wear most often, the earthy colors. The only bad things is that I think this yarn is discontinued, so it is getting harder to find... : (

Some mittens for my sister Nancy, last year for Christmas

This is the yarn: Zitron Ecco Aquarell Yarn color 204. This is an awful picture of it, it so doesn't do it justice, but I wanted to show the a project I still need to finish. It's called the Dream Swatch Head wrap and all you have to do is google it and the pattern will come up.





This one is called Sweet Baby cap: http://grosblog.wordpress.com/2007/05/16/sweet-baby-cap/


And here is the Babbette blanket I started on "Our Grand Adventure" if you remember my endeavor. I decided a baby blanket was just fine with me, instead of the full size (See, I've gotten smarter. For now, the little projects are what works for me. I don't have alot of time with work, and my church calling with the Youth). I loved how it turned out and the colors!





And lastly, here is a "Green Living tote" from Lion Brand Yarn (free pattern, you just have to sign up) that I made for Sharon for her birthday.

So, there ya go, and if you have any questions about the things I've made, just let me know!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Cameo Appearance...

I have always like cameo pins and old fashioned brooches. It started with the mother-of-pearl star shaped brooch that was my Great-Grandmothers, below. She died when I was 6, or 7 and all the grandchildren got to pick out something of hers, and this is what I chose. I don't wear it very often, I don't really know how to wear brooches, but it has always been special to me because of who's it was. Then I got a velvet-band choker necklace with the cameo pendant that is the bottom middle on it from my parents, when I was about 14 (and that type of necklace was in style). Those types of jewelry has always interested me, and it is just recently that I've decided I want to start collecting them. I love all the different forms and styles of the cameo design, all the different beautiful silhouettes there are. I also like the idea and style of brooches. Now it seems that the term "Vintage" is casually thrown around, and instantly adds to the price of any item, like those found on ebay, but it is just that Vintage look that I love. I don't like the cheap and flashy costume pins and brooches. Anyway, I've been thinking alot about cameos and brooches since I went to that cheater/joke of a jewelry shop that shrunk my ring (I think most of you are familiar with that irritating situation...) and saw some beautiful things from estate sales that I'd love to add to my collection, but they way overpriced them. Now I'm planning on keeping my eyes open, and attend more estate sales and pawn shops. Some people collect beanie babies, some collect pez dispensers or cuckoo clocks... I collect cameo and brooch/pins. I also collect interesting wedding cake toppers... Hmm maybe another post if people are interested?

The top two are recent acquisitions from ebay. they are pretty silhouettes, but made out of cheap material... then the middle is a pretty pin my sister Sharon gave me (where did you get that and what made you decide to give it to me? I don't think you knew how much I liked it). Then, the lower right cameo is something I found at an estate sale, and is probably my favorite next to my grandma's pin. I am so glad I went back for it; whenever I watch The Antique Roadshow I always want to ask them about this pin/pendant.





Saturday, September 5, 2009

Introducing... the newest member of our family:

Well, finally I have gotten a cat! We always had at least one cat around growing up, my mom loves cats. Now all of us kids are very partial to cats too, except maybe Sharon who's allergic to them. A home isn't quite complete without a cat around. I have been wanting to get one since we moved into these apartments and they said we could have a cat, but we had to pay a pet fee. I finally decided that it was worth it. I looked in the ads and found a tabby kitten up for grabs! He is just about 8 weeks old and very playful. He is still getting use to us, but is warming up and very cute. I love the little kitten pounces and hopping around they do! I didnt' realize how much I missed a little feline friend. Anyway we named him Mitch, and right now he is cuddled up in Derek's lap taking a nap (I foresee that he soon will be Derek's little cat...)






I think he's a cute little thing, and the best looking of his litter! Now you can prepare yourself to see pictutes of him occasionally to supplament my posting subjects... hope you don't mind!


This picture is from when we were at Pig Out in the Park for labor day weekend (just like it sounds, food booths everywhere) and a couple was getting married on the stage! I thought it was cute, but very strange to get married in front of thousands of strangers eating ribs, cheesecake, hot dos, etc. I guess you certainly have the witnesses covered! I don't know if you can see it but she is wearing a white top hat. Anyway, congratulations to the happy couple!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Another Funnie...

In high school I had this Biology teacher who was weird, quirky, creative, strange, and funny. He was one of my favorite teachers, and he deserves a post all his own (maybe Shaina or Kim could more fully describe him...) His name was Dr Wendle. This is one random (there were many random stories and things he would do!) letter he read to us one time, and I made a copy because I thought it so funny. Here it is for your enjoyment...


A Letter from the Smithsonian

The story behind the letter below is that there is this nutball in Newport, RI, named Scott Williams who digs things out of his backyard and sends the stuff he finds to the Smithsonian Institute, labeling them with scientific names, insisting that they are actual archaeological finds. This guy really exists and does this in his spare time!
Anyway... here's the actual response from Smithsonian Institute. Bear this in mind next time you think you are challenged in your duty to respond to a difficult situation in writing.



Smithsonian Institute
207 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20078
Dear Mr. Williams:
Thank you for your latest submission to the Institute, labeled "93211-D,
layer seven, next to the clothesline post... Hominid skull." We have
given this specimen a careful and detailed examination, and regret to inform
you that we disagree with your theory that it represents conclusive proof
of the presence of Early Man in Charleston County two million years ago.
Rather, it appears that what you have found is the head of a Barbie doll, of
the variety that one of our staff, who has small children, believes to be
"Malibu Barbie." It is evident that you have given a great deal of thought
to the analysis of this specimen, and you may be quite certain that those of
us who are familiar with your prior work in the field were loathe to come to
contradiction with your findings. However, we do feel that there are a
number of physical attributes of the specimen which might have tipped you
off to its modern origin:
1. The material is molded plastic. Ancient hominid remains are
typically fossilized bone.
2. The cranial capacity of the specimen is approximately 9 cubic
centimeters, well below the threshold of even the earliest identified
proto-homonids.
3. The dentition pattern evident on the skull is more consistent
with the common domesticated dog than it is with the ravenous man-eating
Pliocene clams you speculate roamed the wetlands during that time.
This latter finding is certainly one of the most intriguing hypotheses
you have submitted in your history with this institution, but the evidence
seems to weigh rather heavily against it. Without going into too much
detail, let us say that:
A. The specimen looks like the head of a Barbie doll that a dog has
chewed on.
B. Clams don't have teeth.
It is with feelings tinged with melancholy that we must deny your request to
have the specimen carbon-dated. This is partially due to the heavy load our
lab must bear in its normal operation, and partly due to carbon-dating's
notorious inaccuracy in fossils of recent geologic record. To the best of our
knowledge, no Barbie dolls were produced prior to 1956 AD, and carbon-dating
is likely to produce wildly inaccurate results.
Sadly, we must also deny your request that we approach the National Science
Foundation Phylogeny Department with the concept of assigning your specimen
the scientific name Australopithecus spiff-arino. Speaking personally, I, for
one, fought tenaciously for the acceptance of your proposed taxonomy, but was
ultimately voted down because the species name you selected was hyphenated,
and didn't really sound like it might be Latin.
However, we gladly accept your generous donation of this this fascinating
specimen to the museum. While it is undoubtedly not a Hominid fossil, it is,
nonetheless, yet another riveting example of the great body of work you seem
to accumulate here so effortlessly. You should know that our Director has
reserved a special shelf in his own office for the display of the specimens
you have previously submitted to the Institution, and the entire staff
speculates daily on what you will happen upon next in your digs at the site
you have discovered in your Newport back yard.
We eagerly anticipate your trip to our nation's capital that you proposed in
your last letter, and several of us are pressing the Director to pay for it.
We are particularly interested in hearing you expand on your theories
surrounding the trans-positating fillifitation of ferrous ions in a
structural matrix that makes the excellent juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex
femur you recently discovered take on the deceptive appearance of a rusty
9-mm Sears Craftsman automotive crescent wrench.
Yours in Science,
Harvey Rowe
Chief Curator-Antiquities

Friday, August 28, 2009

Is Hell exothermic or endothermic?

I was going through some of my papers tonight since I got a LC (Low Census: if we dont' have the enough patients then they call off some of the nurses, and we all take turns). I usually tear out the pages that interest me in the magazines I subscribe too so I only have a few pages, vs a full magazine. You can imagine how quickly it would take up space if I kept all the magazines over the years I subscribed too. Well, its a good idea, but after a while the loose pages of magazines then start to cause a problem. What do I do with all them? If anyone has an idea let me know...
Anyway one of the sections I have in my papers collections is of random funny stuff. I thought I'd share some of them with you over the next few days, and then I don't have to have those papers anymore. I will then have it in the blog book I'll do eventually! here's the first one:

Is Hell Exothermic or Endothermic?
As you study for exams, remember its not the quantity it's the quantity. And remember there is no substitute for pure unadulterated bull
Dr. Schambaugh, of the University of Oklahoma School of Chemical Engineering, Final Exam question for May of 1997. Dr. Schambaugh is known for asking questions such as, "why do airplanes fly?" on his final exams. His one and only final exam question in May 1997 for his Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer II class was: "Is hell exothermic or endothermic? Support your answer with proof."
Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law or some variant. One student, however, wrote the following:
"First, We postulate that if souls exist, then they must have some mass. If they do, then a mole of souls can also have a mass. So, at what rate are souls moving into hell and at what rate are souls leaving? I think we can safely assume that once a soul gets to hell, it will not leave.
Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for souls entering hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Some of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, then you will go to hell. Since there are more than one of these religions and people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all people and souls go to hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in hell to increase exponentially.
Now, we look at the rate of change in volume in hell. Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in hell to stay the same, the ratio of the mass of souls and volume needs to stay constant. Two options exist:
If hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter hell, then the temperature and pressure in hell will increase until all hell breaks loose.
If hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until hell freezes over.
So which is it? If we accept the quote given to me by Theresa Manyan during Freshman year, "that it will be a cold night in hell before I sleep with you" and take into account the fact that I still have NOT succeeded in having sexual relations with her, then Option 2 cannot be true...Thus, hell is exothermic."
The student, Tim Graham, got the only A.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I must be the favorite daughter....

Ok this post will be "dedicated" to my sisters. They will be very interested in the contents of this box: There were a few items that we all remember playing with as kids. Now that we are older, and having families of our own we want to have the same toys for our kids to play with. The only problem... there are 7 girls, and one set of toys! There was some question as to who had those prototypes, because my mom didn't know where they were. The problem is: were they lost in storage, or where they being hoarded by a sister? Well, the mystery is solved. This last week I asked several of the sisters if they had these particular wooden dolls. All said no, and that they wanted to make them. Today I went to visit my parents and did a little investigating with the help of the youngest sister, Nancy, and... Voila! The "lost" dolls were found!

I nabbed these little beauties so I could take pictures for posterity, and so the other sisters would know how to make them (BTW I found a paper pattern for making them so I'll make some copies for you girls...) I know they will all be so glad they are found again!

See how cute they are? The clothes are made out of felt, and the underwear of the dollies has some velcro to help them stick. We used to have alot of fun with these!



As another little tidbit, I also happen to be in possession of the finger puppets too. These are the original versions our mom made. See Shaina's post here about them: http://just-because-i-am-me.blogspot.com/2008/09/no-worries-puppet.html
Mom gave me both to "take care of" for a bit... Looks like I'm the favorite daughter!



Thursday, August 6, 2009

What could be better than S'Mores...?

How about some S'Mores cookies! I ran across this recipe and immediately decided to make them. They looked so good, and they are just as good in real life! The recipe is a Martha Stewart one, and its easy. Just a tip though, you might want to undercook slightly because when you broil it it makes them a little crunchy. Anyway, enjoy!





S'mores Cookies
Ingredients
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1 cup whole-wheat flour (spooned and leveled)
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup light-brown sugar
1 large egg
8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, cut into 30 squares
15 large marshmallows, halved horizontally

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, pulse oats until finely ground. Add flours, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; pulse to combine. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, scraping down side of bowl. With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture just until combined.
Drop dough by tablespoons, 1 inch apart, onto two baking sheets. Top each with a chocolate square. Bake just until lightly golden, 11 to 13 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Remove sheets from oven; heat broiler. Top each cookie with a marshmallow. One sheet at a time, broil until marshmallows are lightly browned, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.

Friday, July 10, 2009

4 years old, already

Just wanted to post real quick about our anniversary that we'll celebrate next week. Four years ago on July 16, 2005 I married the best man in the world. He has made me so happy, and I love every minute we spend together. We married in the temple so that we can be married not only until death, but after death also. What could be greater than being with your family forever? Anyway, here's to four years and still going strong!


Our engagement picture

I wore my mom's dress, which I thought it was very beautiful. It's something I'll cherish. Sorry I didn't show a better picture of the dress.







I guess this picture shows some of the dress, but I was posted it so one of my co-workers could see how my hair was done, we were having a discussion on it. My sister Courtney did a swirl-frenchbraid. Very painful for my sensitive head but worth the look. Thanks Corks!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Husband!!!!!

Today is Derek's 26th birthday, and so I wanted to post about him. Unfortuantely, we both had to work and because of our upcoming cruise (5 more days!), neither one of us wanted to ask for more vacation days. So we had an abbreviated celebration. Last night we had his birthday dinner, Steak (of course. This man craves steak at least once a week!) and grilled veggies and I made him a cake. It was suppose to be a suprise to have it last night. I made the cake the night before while he was at work, and was working on assembling it after cleaning up after dinner, when he got curious what I was doing and came around the corner of the kitchen while I was lighting the candles still. Oops. Then this morning, I got up early and made breakfast for him, and was going to give it to him in bed, when again he woke up and wondered what I was doing, when I was just about to finish. So much for the suprise!
I started uploading some of his pictures growing up, because as with most of us those pictures are in boxes. I wanted to have a record of those pictures, so his mom was kind enough to lend me whatever I wanted. Well, there is not an easy, or quick process to upload pictures, its actually quite tedious, so I only have done a few so far, and here they are. I think he's a very cute kid, and makes an even cuter man (that's right, I said CUTE!)



he's playing with star wars figurines... the Leah one looks like a colored Oscar at first!

Such a cute picture- the balls bigger than he is!



He's the one in front



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, on his shirt and cake... think he liked them?













































Yesterday. I didn't have enough candles, so it is the outline of 26. Happy Birthday, Babe, I love you!