Wednesday, January 31, 2007


In 1982 (the year you were born)

Ronald Reagan is president of the US

The space shuttle Columbia completes its first operational flight

Actor John Belushi is found dead of a drug overdose in a West Hollywood hotel

Automobile manufacturer John Delorean is arrested and charged with possession of 59 pounds of cocaine

The first artificial heart is implanted in American Barney Clark

The Cable News Network, or CNN, is launched

750,000 people rally against nuclear weapons in New York City's Central Park

Time Magazine's Man of the Year was for the first time given to a non-human, a computer

The first computer virus, written by Rich Skrenta, escapes into the wild

Kirsten Dunst and Elisha Cuthbert are born

St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series

San Francisco 49ers win Superbowl XVI

New York Islanders win the Stanley Cup

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is the top grossing film

Ozzy Osbourne bites the head off of a live bat thrown at him during a performance, later hospitalized with rabies

"I Love Rock 'N Roll" by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts spends the most time at the top of the US charts

Cheers, Family Ties, Silver Spoons, and Fame premiere

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Maddy's Birthday and other updates... warning: i'm blogger picture adder retarded

So last wednesday was Maddy's 2nd b-day. We didn't really do a whole lot on that day. I just made breafast, we gave her the presents from us and then later we went to the park. I tried to take pictures but couldn't cause my batteries were dead and I couldn't exactly take her presents away once i gave them to her to charge batteries plus i knew i could take pictures at her party on saturday. well saturday i gave robin my camera and i had forgotten a memory stick so all we got were kids hitting a pinata, plus one cake picture...oh well its better than none!!

Plus today it rained a lot and it turned into hail. It was Kimber's first experience with hail. Here are a couple of picture from our front door

Friday, January 19, 2007

A great day for us.

This is a front and rear view of our house in Washington. We got approved for it today. After two years of being in a tiny 650-700 sq ft upstairs apartment it is going to be wonderful to have more than double that amount of space plus a yard. Also the house is right next to a church so the girls will be able to ride their bikes in the parking lot there. Josh also got a job today. We are planning on leaving here the 2nd, as long as our tax return is back by then.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

for those of you who don't know

josh was laid off last week. we had been seriously contemplating a move back to washington so kimber could start kindergarten there with her cousin. well after josh lost his job there wasn't anything holding us here (no offense to any of you). so as soon as we get our tax return which should be early next month, we are going back! we love you guys and hopefully we'll be able tp get together with most of you before we leave!
josh and lindy

Monday, January 15, 2007

Baby in a tree

If you can't see the baby in the picture, don't give up.

It's really cool when it actually appears.

This is not a joke and ~ NO ~ Nothing is going to jump out at you!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

stupid or not?

you tell me!

fun and useful websites

The 150 Most Useful and Fun Web Sites Out There

If you love the Web like I do, you'll want to check out's 50 Coolest Web sites of 2006, and Guardian Unlimited's new 100 Most Useful Sites list. (Both of these links are below, PLUS 4 really good ones.

Some of the Web sites were discovered by friend or colleague recommendations, but others were found only after countless hours of surfing the Web.

Categories range from Entertainment, Arts and Media to Blogs to Time Wasters, so there's really something for everyone on these lists.

Of course, everyone has their own favorite sites (like and, two of my personal favorites), and not every site could make the list, but here are several sites that represent the "cream of the crop" (you'll need to click on the links below to view the entire list): A reference site that indexes more than 7.5 million words in 931 dictionaries. It also works backward, allowing you to look up a meaning and find the correct word. An e-mail service that provides free, temporary, "disposable" e-mail accounts with no registration. All kinds of puzzles to challenge your mind. You can work independently or challenge another registered user, and choose the difficulty level you want. An "airfare predication engine" that calculates whether the lowest price on plane tickets will rise or fall in the next week, so you can decide when's the best time to buy. Although the site currently only works for flights out of Seattle or Boston , all major U.S. cities are supposed to be covered by the end of 2007.
Guardian Unlimited December 21, 2006

Timecom August 3, 2006

Monday, January 8, 2007

interesting article

Dentists say sippy cups should be used for water only

MONDAY, Jan. 1 (HealthDay News) — Other than at mealtimes, water is the only drink that should be used in toddler sippy cups, according to experts at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).

The reason: prolonged use of sugary drinks in sippy cups is a leading cause of pediatric tooth decay.

"Sippy cups were created to help children transition from a bottle to drinking from a regular cup, but they're too often used for convenience because they reduce spills. When kids sip sugared beverages for extended periods, they are exposed to a higher risk of (tooth) decay," Dr. Philip H. Hunke, AAPD president, said in a prepared statement.

Between 1988-1994 and 1999-2002, there was a 15.2 percent increase in cavities among kids aged 2 to 5 in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Research indicates that nearly one-third of toddlers with tooth decay problems used sippy cups, the AAPD noted.

The academy offered the following tips for parents:

• Sippy cups are meant to be transitional training tools to help children switch from bottles to cups. Sippy cups should not be used for extended periods of time.

• Unless it's being used at mealtime, a sippy cup should be filled only with water. Frequent drinking of any other liquid — even if it's diluted — from a bottle or a sippy cup should be avoided.

• Sippy cups shouldn't be used at bedtime or naptime unless they have only water in them.

"Keeping only water in the sippy cup outside of mealtime helps prevent against the development of unhealthy 'grazing' habits. It also helps guard against cavities," Hunke said.

-- Robert Preidt, HealthDay News

What you can do
Even before your baby sports that first tooth, it's a good idea to get into the habit of wiping his gums with gauze or a wet washcloth at least twice a day. As soon as your child's willing and able, encourage him to brush his own teeth. He probably won't be able to do a thorough job until he's school age, so brush your teeth together and then "check" each other's teeth to see if they're clean.
• Learn how to care for your baby or toddler's gums and emerging teeth and what to do if he doesn't like it when you brush them.

The American Academy of Pediatrics and most pediatric dentists say it's a good idea to bring your child to a dentist around the time he turns 1. If your child's over 1 and you haven't taken him for a dental checkup, consider making an appointment soon, especially if you notice signs of tooth decay such as mouth pain, particularly while eating.


Today is my cousin Marisa's 25th birthday. She is the only daughter of one of my favorite aunts. We weren't very close growing up but thanks to email and blogging we have able to get in touch with each other and start forming a relationship. I think Marisa is a wonderful, creative, beautiful, loving wife and mother and I am so glad to be abe to be friends with her.
Happy Birthday Marisa
I hope your day is peaceful, relaxing and fun!

Thursday, January 4, 2007


my wonderful aunt heidi sends out great emails to the women in her life. i thought i'd start sharing them.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! For 2007 my wish for you all is a year of CLARITY. This is your word for the year- CLEAR

Pronunciation: 'klir
Function: adjective
: easily seen through,
: easily heard
: easily visible
: free from obscurity or ambiguity
: easily understood
: capable of sharp discernment
: free from doubt
: free from guile or guilt
: unhampered by restriction or limitation:
: unencumbered by debts or charges
: free from obstruction
: free from entanglement

Be Still and know who you are.
Be Clear.

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