For Mom & Dad


The Daycare helped the boys make mom and dad a special gift. Notice the little handprints on bottom right-hand corner of the blanket. Posted by Picasa



After singing and sitting on Santa's lap, it was time for presents! Posted by Picasa

Santa's Lap


Time to sit on Santa's Lap!



The little guy sang his little heart out at today's Christmas skit. The kids (ages 1 to 5) sang Jingle Bells, Santa Clause is Coming to Town, and Away in a Manger. Posted by Picasa

Where has the time gone?

I can't believe I haven't posted since the 5th! Shameful.

Let's see...what's been going on and what can I blame my lack of communication on that won't sound totally lame? Um. I really don't have a good excuse other than I've been busy.

My youngest son turned five. We had a small party for him where he got spoiled rotten, as usual. His paternal grandparents got him Madagascar. My dad got him one of these monster trucks that jump. We spent way too much money on a karaoke machine and a couple of CDs he could sing along with. We did miss a few of his cousins that day, though. They had a play at church and couldn't be there to join in the celebration.

On a completely unrelated topic....

I am nearly done with my Christmas shopping. Just a few minor things left to do. And everything is mostly wrapped! No all night wrapping spree for me on December 24th!!

Another unrelated topic....

I've survived another semester of school. I wrote my last essay on Friday. Grades should be out sometime next week. No worries there as I'm a horrible over-achiever and have done exceptionally well all semester.

What else?

My sister may or not may be speaking to me. Hard to tell. I figure I'll just wait for her to call me when she's ready. And I will not say anything more on the inflammatory subject we last discussed. It's a no-win situation. I'm not going to see things her way and she's not going to see them mine. Doesn't mean I don't love her, though.

Not to worry. She'll eventually come around. (I hope)



Oh, my mom turned the big 5-0. My brothers and I and our spouses took her and her husband out to dinner at Famous Dave's (known for it's award-winning ribs). Dinner was nice. The drinks were great. I think Mom enjoyed herself. The only people missing were my sister and her husband, which isn't surprising when they live several states away.

Guess that's all I feel like sharing right now. Talk to you soon, my blogger friends.

Mythical Creature


You are an elf. An elf is like a
human but much fairer and pure. Elves are
usually tall, with pointed ears, and resemble
humans very closely, but elves are usually much
more beautiful. Elves are a distant race. They
prefer to keep to themselves, because often,
many of them feel that their race is superior
to humans. Elves symbolize wisdom, prudence,
love, and hope. They are very merry and happy.
They are forever young and delight in music.
They are natural artists as well.

Which mythical creature resides in your soul? (11 Results + Pictures)
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Daz Studio

As you can see I've been playing with some 3D software. It came with some freebies, just enough to allow you to experiment. In the pictures below you can see subtle differences between the photo. The only thing I did was adjust the lighting and reposition the camera. The characters and their environment are truly 3-dimensional. You can rotate the camera(s) around them and get a view of every side.

If you're interested, you can download the software for free at Daz Productions. You should also be able to find a few freebies sprinkled throughout the site.

I'm seriously considering joining their Platinum Club. For a small monthly fee, you can buy packages for the software program at a discounted rate. Since I really like the idea of being able to create my own book covers for short stories and novels alike, I'm very tempted indeed.

The Lovers (View Three)

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The Lovers (View 2)

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The Lovers (View One)

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My First Attempt


The title of the piece is "By the Faerie Ring" and I know it's got some flaws. Still, I'm pretty impressed with myself! lol Posted by Picasa