Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 21

And Now The Adventure Begins


Karen and I are expecting our first bundle of joy in June!!!  –

Dec 20

Wildlife Photography Number 13- Green Sea Turtle

Green Sea Turtle

Karen and I love to snorkel.  We would like to go once a year if we could but living in the Plains the opportunities to snorkel are few and far between.  Luckily for us we have been blessed with steady work and both of us have agreed to pinch pennies throughout the year so we have …

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Dec 19

Monday Musing: Stealing Christmas

Stealing Christmas

Earlier last week, Karen and I sat down and took a break from it all and watched one of our favorite Christmas cartoons, Charlie Brown’s Christmas.  It is a great story about the over commercialization of the holiday.  After watching it something started picking at my brain.   If Charles Shultz was trying to make the …

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Dec 18

Christmas Cookies

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Karen and I try to do lots of things during Christmas time to help us get into the spirit of the season.  However, sometimes things that we want to do just do not happen.  We get too busy or money gets allocated to other things and what we had planned for this Christmas season just …

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Dec 17

Third Bedroom- Prepping the Floor

Undercut Saw

Karen and I have finally got our act together and started working on our house again.  It seems like we will do a few things and then do nothing for a few months at time and then get started back up.  I guess over the last couple of months we have had some extra motivation …

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Dec 16

What Makes Our Marriage Work – Get rid of the Words Never and Always


Sometimes Karen and I can get into an argument and when we do we try not to raise our voices, and we try to limit the use of always or never.  Like Karen telling me that I always leave my dirty clothes on the floor or me telling her that she is always moving my …

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Dec 15

Bridges of Madison County – Iowa

Cedar Bridge Framed

I have been trying to get Karen to see the covered bridges of Madison County in Iowa for a few years now, and she finally agreed to go over our Thanksgiving weekend.  The reason that I wanted her to see the bridges was two-fold, I like the history of buildings, all of them originally built …

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Dec 14

Haleakala Sunset – Maui


Haleakala National Park is located in Upcountry Maui and is the most popular attraction there.  If you have ever been to Maui or are ever planning on going then you will hear that seeing the sunrise at Haleakala is a must do.  The only problem is that if you are planning on seeing the sunrise …

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Dec 13

Wildlife Photography Number 14- Baby Seal and Mother

Baby Seal and Mother

Not being a professional or somebody that is extremely well off, my photography opportunities are usually limited to the things around me and in being in the right place at the right time.  What I mean about being at the right place at the right time usually comes down to me being lucky.  Yes, I can …

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Dec 12

Monday Musing: Why?

question mark

Why?  I probably have asked myself that question more times than I would like to admit.  Why did this happen?  Why did I not do that?  Why can things not go just the way that I want them to go?  Why do I get stuck on why?  Then I realize that I need to take a …

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