Wednesday, December 31
Posted by Dave Ja Vu at 9:54:00 AM
Tuesday, December 30
Okay, I get it. You want some Christmas pictures. I promise some as soon as I get the paper done tomorrow morning. All the pix are on my work computer. Maybe in the meantime, Aunt Susan can send me some and I can do just one post...hint hint...
For now though, I am forced to do a fetus whisperer prediction. My sister finds out tomorrow what she's having. I've put off as long as possible this particular prediction 'cuz I thought for sure I was right last time and was WRONG, totally messing up my ratio.
So now I have to totally wing it again and I have no clue! Usually, in order to predict I have a simple system. I picture the family, then picture the family with one or the other. That system ALWAYS gives me a strong feeling either way and I just roll with it (and 13 for 15 is a pretty good system, right?). On this one, I have absolutely no strong feeling either way at all--probably because a year ago yesterday she had Jacob. I need more time to feel out the family dynamic! (I'm gonna have to make a rule about distance between kids 'cuz I need an Excedrin right now. As I'm sure she does also.)
Right now I'm going to go into a dark room and really concentrate on what it is. I'll be right back to post my prediction....
... I'm back and it's a...
....stay with me now....
....wait for it...
...a little more patience....
Posted by Dave Ja Vu at 9:30:00 PM
New and improved weight loss blog....
Posted by Dave Ja Vu at 4:35:00 PM
Sunday, December 14
My first few days at work happened to be the same week our web page redesign was launched. Since I feel like I know a little bit about that and the program was similar to what I use here, I appointed myself the guru of the site. My first three days involved troubleshooting the site and getting everything uploaded. By Friday afternoon, I felt like I'd taken 'stupid pills' my brain was so fried!
I have some tweaking to do--of course--but overall I think it's pretty awesome. We are now able to put news on as it happens (cuz there's always breaking news around here!) Check it out:
And make sure you vote in the poll!
Posted by Dave Ja Vu at 8:28:00 PM
Saturday, December 13
Peytie with Santa Claus. She was pleasin' with some cheesin'.
Jack and I had been discussing what to do when you sit on Santa's lap. He wasn't nervous or shy a bit. Santa asked him what he wanted and he said "cars". (I think he put an order in for Nathan too, Missy). Then he said "Thanks, Santa" again and just kinda sat there talking to him. Any fears I ever had of Jack being shy have disappeared lately. The kid is a jabberbox and will literally talk to ANYONE.
Posted by Dave Ja Vu at 7:09:00 PM
Wednesday, December 10
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Tuesday, December 2
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Friday, November 28
Jack was running around outside and we took his c'boy hat in order to get his hood on. Later, during dessert time, he decided to double-top his noggin.
Keith and Jack were buddies that day. They were impressed by each other's boots.
Posted by Dave Ja Vu at 9:29:00 PM
Wednesday, November 26
Timing: I got this post done one day before Thanksgiving this year, instead of a week after. That's amaze-a-zing!
Health: We're all three very healthy people. I thank God every day for that. And though an all-day volleyball tournament makes me rickety and pokey, I'm thankful I can endure it!
Amy: She's an awesome wife, mother, speech path and person. Love you, LadyBird Vrb!
New Digs: We're quite pleased with our new home in our new town. Very good fit. Now, about that Spinach Artichoke Dip carpet...notsomuch, kthanks.
Kraut: This is strange, but I found this new recipe with kraut, potatoes and brats baked into a pie crust. In the words of another great David: Zehr gut!
Stamina: When the going gets tough, the tough make some tough decisions and own them...
Friends: Every new test shows you the value of good friends. It also weeds out the less-than-stellar ones.
Offers: They came at an odd time, but they were a perfect fit. God had a plan. Thankfully. 'Cuz ours was kinda dumb in retrospect.
Results: I refuse to gloat, but I am quite happy with this year's election. 'Nuff said. Good luck, President Obama. I will pray daily for your safety. Now, about those bailouts...well...call me...let's chat...
Technology: Amy got me an iPod this year. After years of not 'getting it', I'm hooked!
Happiness: This is cheesy, but I so enjoy hearing Jack laugh about the 'little things' in life. He's my happiness. This is his entry.
Immediate Family: We truly have the best families ever and they're all priceless to us. They've shown us that blood is thicker than water, syrup and cement. (What does that even mean? I have no idea.)
Safety: We're thankful Jake is safe right now and pray relentlessly for his safe return to us.
The Palisade United Methodist Church: Our new church family is grand and Reverend Judy is a treasure.
Hillary Clinton: I was very rough on her, but she's a class act. Secretary of State? Why not? I think she'd be a classy Sexy of State.
A--hats: I believe a--hats are angels sent to tell us exactly when it's time to just move on. Thanks, a--hats, for doing your part to get us out of craptastic sitchos!
Newspapers. Except the Gazette. I don't read that paper. Neither should you.
Kindness: There is a great deal of kindness in the world. I hope I'm sharing it enough. I know you are. I've been the recipient.
Family Guy: We never watched this show before this year, but we're hooked now. I thought I'd seen every eppy twice, but have 12 DVR'd that I've never seen! Yay!
Unbelievable Olympics: We were addicted to the Olympics this year. It was Splenda.
Love: We've been showered with it this year. James Taylor would be pleased. (At least I think so. He's kinda uptight. YOU ask him.)
New car: We got a new car this year and it's a perfect fit for us. It's roomy, kind of a grocery-getter lookin' thing and Jack can watch the DVD instead of screeching. Perfect fit indeedy.
Employment: In this economy, it's not a guarantee. Also happy my Dad has a new job.
Silence: Time to be still with your own thoughts. Time to reflect on the day. Time to chill. It's priceless.
Starting anew: Here's to 2009! I think you're going to be presh!
Posted by Dave Ja Vu at 1:40:00 PM
How quickly he came around. I love that cheeser smile soooo much!
Posted by Dave Ja Vu at 12:12:00 PM
Tuesday, November 25
Posted by Dave Ja Vu at 9:59:00 AM
Monday, November 24
So, my lovely wife decided to change the background on her other blog today and ended up accidentally deleting the links on here instead. I assured her it was fine and dandy, that I was planning on putting a holiday template on here anyway. This just gave me the go-ahead to do it early. The bad thing though is that the template change she did deleted my links. So if your blog is not on here, take no offense. It's simply because I'm piecing it back together. If it is on here, congrats 'cuz that means I remember your addy!
Happy Holidays early from The Vrbi!
Posted by Dave Ja Vu at 6:24:00 PM
I told him to smile really big and this is his 'cheese' smile now. He smiles like me: with his whole face, especially the eyes. You have a while to worry about it, Jack, but I have two words for ya: crow's feet.
Posted by Dave Ja Vu at 7:34:00 AM
Thursday, November 20
One of the best things about being here in town is that we get to experience all the stuff that we were only able to hear about before. For instance, the first week we were here we got to watch Tori's volleyball team upset a couple of teams in sub-districts and battle head-to-head with the eventual state runners-up in districts. That was a blast to watch, let me tell you. Another great thing is that Tori was inducted into Honor Society last week and we got to attend the ceremony. It was a cool feeling to see her get inducted. I turned to her Aunt Sarah at one point and whispered, "I can safely say that I've never been to one of these before." I sure hope I get to attend several more in the future though (perhaps for several of my own chitlins). Congrats, Tori! (Above in the photo are the new inductees. Tori is in the back row, far left.
Posted by Dave Ja Vu at 6:35:00 PM
Tuesday, November 18
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