Monthly Archives: December 2011

Eleven months later, I’m getting the new PC!

First off, let me say, “Booyah!” Now that I let that out, let me continue. I’m finally getting the new PC. My Dell Dimension 8400 is 6.5 years old, and it is reaching it’s last useful months left. I’ve survived … Continue reading

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My reflections on the year that was 2011

Hi ho! It’s the end of the year, and time now to sit back and enjoy my summary of the highs, lows, and other thoughts about the past year. It’s certainly been a busy one. In my mind, I consider … Continue reading

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The day after Christmas, or Boxing Day

How did we spend our Christmas Monday / Boxing Day? Relaxing at home. Nums and the kids watched lots of Christmas movies in the morning and the early afternoon. I remember napping for a bit with Nums in the afternoon. … Continue reading

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Christmas Day

Chistmas morning came awfully fast, since I hadn’t had more than an hour of sleep. Someohow, I woke up. We opened presents, and then surprised the kids by taking them upstairs to see the new beds. They were pretty thrilled,┬ávideo … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

It was IKEA field trip day, and Christmas Eve with my in-laws day. Morning/Afternoon Now, I haven’t shopped at IKEA in years. I haven’t needed one of their Swedish-named, everything needs an Allen wrench, “How is that bookcase in such … Continue reading

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The Friday before Christmas — “Christmas Excellence”

Busy, busy day. I worked from home Friday in the morning, and we got a notification of early dismissal for 12 noon. That worked out great, because my sister and her family were coming over for the annual “Christmas Excellence” … Continue reading

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Ah, time for the annual family portrait

I don’t know why getting a family portrait can be such an ordeal. It should be a simple act of scheduling everyone, getting everyone together, and taking a good photo. Instead, twenty different variables come into play. Nobody is free … Continue reading

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The annual Christmas party with friends

We had our Christmas party with friends on a busy Saturday evening. Luckily this time around, I wouldn’t have to cook anything like last time. I was DJ’ing, so I only had to collect some song requests, download them, and … Continue reading

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Our first real Christmas tree

In 2005 after Josh was born and we moved into our first house, we wanted to have our very first Christmas tree. We opted for a pre-lit artificial tree. It was fairly easy to set up, turn on, and get … Continue reading

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Dinner party for friends

On Sunday night, We hosted dinner for Namita’s coworkers and their significant others. Nums was making a big South Indian spread of entrees, with some basic appetizers and desserts. As ususal, there was much preparation beforehand with an inadequate amount … Continue reading

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