Saturday, January 18, 2014

Happy *mmph mmph*th Birthday, Julie!

It's Julie's (redacted) birthday today! Hooray!

We didn't do anything too crazy except go out to eat at Wok Of Fame (so yummy).  She also got to stand out on a lake watching the kids skate in the afternoon and I think she may have knit (or crocheted) a scarf.


Thursday, January 02, 2014


Holy cow.  I can't believe that 15 years ago, I was able to somehow convince Julie to say, "I do" when we said our vows.  It has been a very wild ride since then and she's still sticking around, so I must be doing something right!

15 years ago we had the blizzard to end all blizzards and this year we had the crazy ice storm.  It appears that the 15 year gift is crystal, so I'm going to claim that I ordered all of that ice for our anniversary :)

Anyway, thank you to everyone who was part of our special day lo those many years ago, even if we don't see half of you nearly as often as we'd like to.

And Julie, I may not say it nearly enough, but I love you and can't imagine what I would have done without you in my life all these years.  Thanks for putting up with me and all of my shenanigans, work-related and otherwise!  It takes a special woman to deal with my crazy schedule and bad jokes. 

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Year! (RIP 2013)

Well, 2013 was an... interesting year. I wouldn't go so far as to say it was a great year by any stretch, but then again, it wasn't a particularly bad one for us either, especially not compared to the crap we had to deal with in 2012. Let's just say that 2013 was an educational year. And in Julie's case, a year that she left far too many pieces of herself behind in (unintentionally in most cases).

 I've got some big plans for work in 2014 that should see me with a few less gray hairs by the end of the year if I can implement them all. And hopefully this year the kids will get out and learn even more crazy things (like skiing and how transdimensional phase shifters work) and Julie will end 2014 with all of her body parts attached!

I say this every time, but hopefully I'll get a few new pictures posted shortly. I got Julie a new camera for Christmas and it's actually resulting in pictures that look great. I just need to figure out how to get them off the camera!