Junior Recital

For those of you who don’t know, my youngest brother Derrick is a crazy awesome singer. A few weeks ago he had his junior recital on the SMSU campus and we were lucky enough to attend. Apart from the booming Bass voice, the best part of the performance had to be...

Project: Night Light

Since moving into our house, we’ve noticed what I would consider a design flaw in our basement. We have a hallway that runs the length of the house with the stairway in the center. Now, there is one ceiling light in the hallway which is good because it runs on...

Project: 1986 Album

I know every family has photographs of their kids growing up, but I doubt anyone has had their life documented in pictures like my brothers and I have. I’ll try to break it down for you. I just finished up my latest project, scanning in all of the photographs...

Project: Hardware

Kristin has been asking for this to get done for almost a year now, so this weekend I finally installed the hardware on all of our kitchen cabinets and drawers. Part of the reason it took so long to get it done was my concern that I might screw it up. Not that I...

Project: Bench

Since our house has a split level entry Kristin and I use the basement access door to the garage whenever we come or go.  This has left us with a large pile of shoes, coats, etc. in this area.  Additionally, the only place to actually sit and put-on/take-off your...

Sports Celebrations

I hereby declare that sports celebrations have gotten out of control. There was a time when I would have pointed to two pro sports as the worst offenders, football and basketball. Think about it. Football. Players celebrate after every: tipped ball, tackle, sack,...

Flag Football Game 4

This week we were matched up against a team who had decieded they were not going to take a loss, no matter what it took. We took an early lead in the game when the real storyline started to take place. Andy Rose had what we all considered a cheap shot delivered to him...

Forward Sioux Falls

Kristin and I were honored to have been asked to tell our story of how we ended up living in Sioux Falls. The people at Forward Sioux Falls were so nice and we were happy to be a part of their latest advertisements. For those of you who don’t know, Forward Sioux...

Flag Football Game 3

Our opponent this week had a team of 12 guys to our 6, but that freshness advantage didn’t help them as the final score was 104 – 46 and we walked away with our third win of the season. Simmy had another great offensive night as QB spreading the ball...

Flag Football Game 2

130 – 14. That’s 17 touchdowns in a 40 minute (running time) game. Almost a touchdown every two minutes. This week Andy Rose showed up with a brand new pair of gloves  so sticky you could hear the sound of velcro being pulled every time the ball touched...