Monthly Archive: October 2014

Oct 28

Jackin Up our Countertops

IMG_7448

Karen and I have decided to make the big splurge and update our kitchen countertops.  We had several other cleanup projects to do, and when we learned that we could save $250 by removing our old countertops ourselves we rented a dumpster.  Now I am all for demolition, I usually have the problem of finishing …

Continue reading »

Oct 19

Landscape Photography Number 13: Colorado River

rp_11975476706_07c1efba4e_z.jpg

Number 13 is from an iconic spot in Grand Canyon National Park at Desert View. What makes this photograph stand out for me is the lone raven flying above the canyon.  The view down into the Canyon is nice but most people just stop at the tower take a little stroll to the left of …

Continue reading »

Oct 16

Bumpdate (2): 32 weeks

32 weeks pregnant (2)

HERE is my 32 week bumpdate with M How Far Along: 32 weeks!  Yay, it feels good to be that far along.  I read that if the baby happened to come at this point there is a great chance that they would be okay.  So, with my cerclage and always anxious of preterm labor, that makes …

Continue reading »

Oct 15

Oh my oh my a Royals fan until I die

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox

I usually do not talk about sports on my blog, but today is too good of a day not to.  My Kansas City Royals are back in the World Series.  Move over Amazin’ Mets there is a new team with an incredible story.  I have been a Royals fan my entire life we would go …

Continue reading »

Oct 13

Free Things to do in Alabama

new_alabama_tag

Free Things to do in Alabama My wife and I love to travel and see as many things and have as many experiences as we can on a given vacation.  When it was just the two of us it was not that big of a deal on paying an admission price, but now that our …

Continue reading »

Oct 11

Great Sand Dunes: Visitor Center & Nature Trail

rp_15511030135_ddb8bd2a49_z.jpg

One of the great things about the Great Sand Dunes National Park is that it has one outstanding unique scenic viewpoint and you can see it from the deck of its visitor center.  Seeing the sand dunes at the base of Sangre de Cristo Mountains provides for a dramatic contrast of land forms.  Of course, …

Continue reading »

Oct 09

Teaching Tip: Become a Good Storyteller

storytelling

Teaching Tip: Become a Good Storyteller A mark of a good teacher is that they can relate whatever information they have to teach to their students.  The meat of the lesson has to make them feel or believe that this is important in order for them to care.  Honestly in an inner city school if …

Continue reading »

Oct 07

Rio Grande Botanical Garden: A Revisit

rp_15471519571_4ac3685b2c_z.jpg

The Rio Grande Botanical Garden along with the other 2 attractions that make up the ABQ Biopark are still one of the best bang for your buck city attractions around.  A few years ago I was traveling through Albuquerque and I paid for the combo pass to see all three attractions and I walked away quite …

Continue reading »

Oct 04

Mesalands Dinosaur Museum

rp_15440316191_16d4357e25_z.jpg

Our little daughter had a blast at the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum during our most recent road trip.  The Mesalands Dinosaur Museum provided our family with the perfect place to get out of our car and stretch our legs.  Located just off of I-40 in the town of Tucumcari the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum is truly a …

Continue reading »

Oct 02

Bumpdate (2): 30 weeks

30 weeks pregnant (2)

HERE is my 30 week bumpdate with M How Far Along: 30 weeks, wowza that is three fourths of the way DONE!!  It goes so fast in the end! Total Weight Gain/Loss: I have gained 17 pounds so far.  I think I’m doing better than I did with my first pregnancy.  Hopefully it will come off faster …

Continue reading »

You might also likeclose