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Squeaky

Squeaky’s nickname started out as Sweetie Pie. I started calling her Squeaky Pie at one point and soon dropped the Pie. Now she responds to Squeaky or Squeaks. Not only is she the youngest of the three, she is the most adorable. She carries her doll baby with...

Thanks for Life

I’m thankful to God for life. I don’t deserve it, but he gave me life. He also gives me all that is necessary to sustain life. He gives me food, water, and shelter. In addition he has given me what I enjoy most in life—family. I have a perfect Wife and...

Cannonball

Cannonball earned his nickname because he is solid. This kid is tough. You have to be tough when you’re a younger brother and he definitely holds his own. Even before crawling I would swing him by his legs from the floor to the couch. He would laugh like crazy....

Firstborn

Firstborn is of course my Firstborn. He has all the qualities and idiosyncrasies of a first child. He has to be right. He tells his younger siblings how the world works and, in his mind, he is the ultimate authority when it comes to truth. Sometimes the lad will...

HUSQVARNA 576XP Autotune

I’m an average, hard-working guy living in the sticks. I don’t make much money, but I saved up a year and a half for a top-of-the-line professional Husqvarna chainsaw—the 576XP Autotune. I will rate the Husqvarna PRODUCT and the SERVICE. The rest of my...

Camping with the Lads

I took the lads camping last week. We had a blast being in nature, hanging out together, making spears, and fending off creepy camp neighbors. We set up camp. These guys are awesome! They love tent camping because they always get to help with the tent. I think they...

Teaching: Year Two

This semester has been a whirlwind. I can’t believe it’s almost over! As usual, I’m starting to miss the Seniors. As usual, I feel like I’m not going to get everything done before the end. And, as usual, I’m brewing ideas for next year....

Fall 2011 Reading List

I’m just getting around to posting this. I’ve been reading more since I bought the Amazon Kindle as an Anniversary gift for Rachel. I like having my queue in sync so I can read at any time (Kindle, iPad, iPhone). All the books on the list were easy reads....