Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Buried in the Corn Box

Corn Box - Autumn 2008
Originally uploaded by crafty dad
A few weekends ago, we visited A-Mazing Acres to get our pumpkins.

And...to bury the Little Guy in corn kernels. Both seem to be traditions. And traditions can be very good.

Creative Yard Ornamentation

This is not a very good photo. But I wanted to share it with you so I took it with my camera phone the other day as I was driving back to the office from lunch.

This yard is decorated like this each year. And every year I promise myself I'll remember my camera and get a good shot before the wind and rain take its toll.

I hope your week is going well. There was snow on the ground here this morning. Bummer.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Busy Times


First, two of my favorite photos to share with you:

Toledo Zoo - Summer Vacation 2008

Toledo Zoo - Summer Vacation 2008

I guess it's always 'busy' time isn't it? Seem there are so many things to do...and you often wonder how you're going to get them all done. But, somehow, all (or most) of them get done. Thank God for that!

We've made two visits to the funeral home this week. My Little Guy's teacher is Mrs. H. And Mrs' H's mom passed away this week.

Then...last night, it was another visit. I work with Dean and his father passed away. His dad was diagnosed with cancer on Labor Day weekend. And he died last week. Wow...

Today it's a trip to the lake to close up the park model and then, later today, Little Guy has his bonfire at school. We're not going to stay too late. My wife heads off to Cleveland Clinic tomorrow. Her headaches and severe pain in the side of her face and head are still causing her a great deal of discomfort and stress. I pray that the folks at CC can help her out. We'd appreciate your prayers too!

Hope you have a great weekend.

God bless,

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Friday!

Woo Hoo! It's Friday. And I'm lovin' it.

Last weekend was the annual trip to the pumpkin patch. It's called A-Mazing Acres because.....it is amazing and it has a corn maze and....it is several acres in size. Makes sense, right?

More photos soon.

Have a great day.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Really Great Blogsite

Whoa! Thanks to a link on Harbor Hon's site, I've discovered Organized Doodles by artist Rick Green. He has some great drawings and caricatures that await your viewing. And..get this...he allows some of his doodles to be shared. How cool is that?

So...don't wait, click on over and check out his site. Great blog posts accompany his doodles.

It's a pleasure to meet you Rick!

Have a great day,

P.S. Do you see the huge 'connectivity power' in the blog community? Wow. It is wonderful.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Soccer Star

Ready for another match.

The team members received their medals after the game.
Excited? Happy? Proud? You betcha!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Saturday's To Do List

Crisp. Fall. Morning.

Let's see:

  • Little Guy's soccer match
  • Lunch perhaps?
  • School projects (both for Son No. 1 and the Little Guy)
  • Hem some pants (daytime high temps are NOT what they used to be)
  • Start making the coaster sets I cut out several weeks ago
  • Relax (if possible)
  • Church at 5:30
  • Finish up what doesn't get done during the day
  • Get some photos uploaded to Flickr so I can share them with you
  • Whew!


  • My little guy's team won the soccer match (1-0) It was an awesome game. All the kids (from both teams) did a great job and had a good time, which is a very important part of the whole 'game' thing in my opinion.
  • Lunch: Hacienda Mexican Restaurant (I ate way too many tortilla chips)
  • Hemming pants: so far five pairs (with the help of my wife --thank you Honey!)
  • Now...it's off to Barnes & Noble and church.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Time Flies When ...

  1. you're having fun;
  2. you're working too hard; and/or
  3. you look at the last blog post you wrote and go "oh my gosh!"

So..how have you been? It has been a long time, hasn't it?

Summer is over (yes, I know...I need to come up with a new autumnal blog banner). The kids are back in school. Both boys are doing very well.

My little guy is in soccer and having a great time. He's tall for his age, and that's a good thing when it comes to soccer.

Work (the day job) continues to be challenging and stressful. Don't get me wrong: I'm VERY happy and thankful to have a job. It's just been extra demanding lately.

I hope things are going well for you.

P.S. I hope to post more often....I miss the blog experience...and I miss all you guys too!