Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Christmas Tree Stand

The previous owners of our house left their twelve foot, artificial Christmas tree for us. Since summer we've been dying to put it together and see what we've got. When we pulled out the tree last weekend, we discovered no stand. We found nothing available in stores or online — the base pole of this tree has a two-inch diameter — but I would not be discouraged.

I cobbled this stand together out of nothing but a 4"×6" beam and some 1⅜" dowel rod. Evon keeps calling this the Frankenstein Tree, on account of Frankenstein's thick, wooden soles.


See the gallery here.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

New Music

For those of you who turn off your speakers when you visit this blog because your tired of hearing the same old music, we have updated our music finally. Turn on your speakers, relax and stay awhile.

Daddy Daughter Camp Out, part 3

7:45ish...Out like a light!! I should send them on campouts more often.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Daddy Daughter Camp Out, part 2

Looks like they had fun – they came home smiling and smelling like a camp fire!
I was so happy last night to have the bed all to my self and not have to sleep with earplugs (Seth snores really loud). I slept in the middle of the bed and woke up this morning with absolutely nothing to do for anyone. I laid in bed for abut 30 minutes got up, took a shower, lounged on the couch for awhile looking at my Pampered Chef magazine. Sounds fabulous doesn't it? Are you jealous? It was fabulous for about an hour. Then I got really bored and I missed my family.
Welcome home guys, I missed ya!

Daddy Daughter Camp Out, part 1

Seth took the girls camping last night. Can't wait to hear how it went. Watching them get ready was pretty funny. Seth told the girls to pack a back pack for the camp out. This is what they packed for one night of camping out.

Rachel: 3 pairs of underwear, 5 shirts, pair of jeans, and 3 pair of shorts, and six pairs of socks.
Alex: 3 pair of underwear, a couple shirts and 3 shorts.

Seth told them to go upstairs and repack. They were only supposed to take one pair of underwear, one shirt and a pair of jeans or shorts for the next day. As the girls were walking up the stairs to repack a stuffed animal fell out of Alex' back pack. Seth looked at me and I said, "Let them take a stuff animal." Seth asked Rachel if she had packed any stuffed animals and her response was, "Uh, maybe." She had packed 5 of them!

Happy Holloween