Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 30

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain “Tom said to himself that it was not such a hollow world, after all. He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it — namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make …

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Nov 29

Sertoma Butterfly House and Marine Cove: A World of Color

Butterfly on Purple Flower

The Sertoma Butterfly House and Marine Cove was a nice stop for Karen, me, and baby M while traveling through the Sioux Falls area of South Dakota.  Karen and I, both being nature lovers, look out for places like this anytime that we travel, plus we thought M, who was five months old at the time, …

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Nov 28

What Makes Our Marriage Work – Complimentary


Sometimes life gets so busy, you’re busy at work, busy at home, busy taking care of the children, tired, it sometimes gets hard to remember to take a moment to say what you admire about your spouse.  I know I think wonderful things about Kenny in my head all the time.  It seems like I …

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Nov 28

M’s week 25

week 25

25 week photo She is crawling!!  I can’t believe it, it seems like every week I have some new exciting BIG skill to report that she has accomplished.  She is so fun, she is my little buddy, I absolutely love sharing everything with her.  We have such fun days together.  Seeing her eyes light up …

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Nov 26

Monday Musing: Christmas Time is Here Again

American Christmas

Christmas time, oh that magical time of year when millions of people wait for the sale items and buy things for themselves.  Wait that just does not sound right something is missing from that equation.  Umm…  There has to be something else going on …oh that is right the time period when atheist groups draw …

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Nov 25

Sunday Scripture: Jeremiah 17:7-8


“But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD whose confidence is in Him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and …

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Nov 24

Top 10 Products that Made our Lives as New Parents Much Easier


Being nearly 6 months into raising our first child Karen and I have learned many things and continue to learn new things every day.  It would be wonderful if there was a magic product that would help a new baby sleep or a device we could connect to that would allow us to understand what …

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Nov 22

Happy Thanksgiving!


We wish all of our friends and family a very happy Thanksgiving.  We are taking some time to spend with family to relax and reflect and really thank God for everything that He has given us.  We can’t help but feel incredibly blessed and thankful, especially with our sweet baby girl arriving this year and …

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Nov 21

Strategic Air and Space Museum: A Big Museum from a Little Place

SR-71 Blackbird

Karen and I were a little apprehensive about going to this museum since it is basically in the middle of nowhere Nebraska, but we walked away presently surpised at the quality of this military museum.  If you want to see some of the most strategic aircraft in the United States Air Force history then this is …

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Nov 20

M’s week 24

M's week 24

24 week photo Our little sweetsie has learned a new skill.  She can sit up all by her little self!  I was shocked, she might have even been able to do this a little earlier I just hadn’t given her the chance.  We were in the living room playing on her little blanket and I …

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