I am a cancer survivor
I have 1 eternal companion
1 daughter
3 sons.
my fair share of challenges
I am human

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Lorraine was baptized March 14 2010. Such a special day for her. I gave a talk and sang a song for her. Her piano teacher also gave a talk. I am so proud of my little girl in taking this step in her life

Friday, March 12, 2010

Lego Rock Band!

Today, we finally got our PS3. And a copy of Lego Rock Band to play. I am definitely a fan of the Rock Band genre, and thankfully our PS2 equipment is compatible with the PS3. Noah and Nicholas were both excited about seeing it too, and we had a blast playing it and seeing all the neat and funny things that the designers put into the game. The music is darned good too, and since Lego Rock Band was aimed towards families, the music is all very family-friendly to boot. Overall, a terrific game that we can't wait to play again!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Six weeks later:

It's been a while since anyone's posted here, and I wanted to put something up to tell everyone that we're still around. We were able to make a couple of large replacements recently, a mattress and b0x springs which had been dead for a couple years now and a range that was malfunctioning. The children have been outside now that the weather is getting nicer, and back to riding bikes. Noah's goal for this year is to get enough practice in to ride his bike without training wheels.

Nicholas has discovered the new daredevil inside himself lately. He's been jumping off of anything that he can possibly climb on top of, including furniture, (bunk bed) ladders, new mattresses, etc. He accidentally did a belly-flop into the floor a couple days ago when the couch was pulled away from the wall to clean underneath; thankfully, he didn't land on anything that could hurt him.

Alexander is now able to sleep through most of the evening. Melissa is able to sleep until about 3 to 4 AM in the morning, and the baby has been going to bed around 8 to 9 PM, which is a pretty solid stretch of sleeping. Of course, this may change once he begins teething.

Melissa has been able to get out of the house a bit more. She was at lunch and at the movies on the weekend. Dad and the kids were at home, both outside and inside.

As far as I go, I'm still trying to make it until the end of the semester at Wayne State. The latest class has been difficult at best. Thankfully, spring break is coming; I have a test the week afterward, though. Looking forward to May, and the end of the semester and beginning of (hopefully) some nice weather. Happy late winter!