Archive for June, 2009

The circus or the zoo

June 30, 2009

I can’t figure out if our house reminds me more of the circus or the zoo.  Either way, we definitely have a monkey running the place!


Pray for the Wenzels

June 11, 2009

Amy Wenzel is a very talented photographer from Grand Rapids, MI who’s blog I follow regularly.  Earlier this week, following an unlikely sequence of events, Amy’s husband David found out he has developed a mass in his brain.  Please keep the Wenzel family in your thoughts and prayers.

You can read Amy and David’s incredibly moving account of this past week’s events on each of their blogs, starting with Amy’s post on Monday.

The boy’s a swinger

June 9, 2009

A couple of weekends ago we finally got around to hanging the swing in the tree in our front yard.  G-Man has suddenly become very fond of getting pushed in it.  And the higher he gets pushed, the better.  I swear, the kid has no fear.  We’d call him Evil Knievel if he weren’t so darn cute.



We’re in the process of signing up for the 22nd annual Vince Lombardi walk for cancer.  This year’s event is being held on June 13th at the Milwaukee County Zoo.  We’re going to miss the convenience of the walk starting in our own backyard, but it should still be a good time.  One can never go wrong with any event touting free beer!

As they are every year, GE Healthcare is a major sponsor of the event.  To show our support for cancer research in our community, our finance department (aka Shutter Momma), has authorized me to donate $5 for every comment received on this blog post by this Sunday at midnight.  Just leave a comment in response to the following question:

What is your favorite charity or non-profit organization?

On top of the contributions our family will be making to this year’s event, GE will match any contribution over $25 made by an employee.  So what does that mean?  10 comments received on this blog post will translate into $100 for cancer research.  What could be easier?

So leave a comment below this post and show your support.  Or better yet, join us on June 13th at the zoo!


Final note:  Comments on this blog are moderated, which means it may take a while for your comment to be approved and posted to the site.

World’s cutest baby

June 2, 2009

We’ve been taking a lot of head and shoulder portraits lately, trying to get a good one for / Good Morning America’s cutest baby photo contest.  This isn’t the one we submitted, but it is the most recent.  When G-man smiles this big, you can see all 7 of his teeth.