Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 20

Hall of Flame Fire Museum – Phoenix

Mack Fire Truck

The Hall of Flame Fire Museum is the largest collection of firefighting equipment in the United States, and do not let its outside warehouse looking exterior fool you because on the inside there are close to 80 firefighting engines.  If you have a fire bug in the family then this is the go to destination, …

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Jun 19

M’s week 2

2 Weeks

2 Week Photo We’re still chugging along.  It’s amazing how quickly you get into a routine.  We’re not saying it’s an easy routine, but diaper change, feed, nap, diaper change, feed, sleep, hold, diaper change, ten minutes of down time and then it starts all over again.  We finally feel like we’re starting to get …

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Jun 18

Monday Musing: Video Games How Much is Too Much

Game Consoles

Karen has been under the weather the last couple of days with a high fever so I tried to do my best to fill in for her as much as possible watching our baby girl.  These first two weeks we have approached the care of M with a tag team approach taking turns and working …

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Jun 17

Happy Father’s Day

Father's Day

First of all Karen and I just want to say thank you to our fathers for being just wonderful parents and role models.  We were so lucky to have them because they are such stand up guys and have been there for us since the beginning.  Also on this day we would like to thank all fathers that are …

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Jun 16

Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan of the Apes

Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs “As the body rolled to the ground Tarzan of the Apes placed his foot upon the neck of his lifelong enemy and, raising his eyes to the full moon, threw back his fierce young head and voiced the wild and terrible cry of his people.” Tarzan of …

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Jun 15

Musical Instrument Museum – Phoenix

Fender Guitars

The Musical Instrument Museum is wonderful experience that made me want to take up an instrument, any instrument and play.  It is one of the best and most unique museums that I have ever been to.  I only had a day to spend in Phoenix before I had to turn around and start driving back …

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Jun 14

M’s week 1

1 Week Old Baby

1 Week Photo          Wow, our first week of parenthood has been wonderful, exciting, scary, overwhelming, tiring, humorous, sleepless, busy and fun!  We are far, far from experts but we are definitely learning as we go.  We thought it would be fun to document some of the highlights of each week here on our blog. Highlight …

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Jun 13

Bumpdate: 39 weeks

Before and After Babybump

How Far Along: 39 weeks, this will be my very last bumpdate (for a while) because….she is HERE!! Total Weight Gain/Loss: Hooray, I’ve already lost twelve pounds.  I know that it will be a slow process but it is nice to see the numbers go down a little bit.  Maternity Clothes: Gracious I’m living in comfy …

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Jun 12

First Blogiversary

Kenny and Karen at Pololu Valley

Today is our first Blogiversary, one year ago Karen and I took Karen’s journal that she was keeping of our big moments and places that we have been, activities we have done, and home projects we have started and started writing the tales online.  I say home projects we have ‘started’ because it seems hard for …

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Jun 11

Flora Photography Number 16 – Wildflowers


To me, the best thing about shooting flora photography is that it can happen just about anywhere at any time, which is why I try to have a camera with me at all times because a good opportunity could be right around the corner.  That is why one of the first tips that I have …

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