New Floor

Those fella's at Patch and Crows got a neat new flooring on their stair case. It feels clean.

Lucha Libra Masks

This is not the first man riding a motorcycle while wearing a Mexican wrestling mask. I saw one in Manhattan a few weeks back. This picture above was taken while in Wichita. I'm not sure what's going on, but I hope these guys know that mask isn't a proper substitute for a helmet.


Keep on Giving

With our arrival to Wichita came, well more good times! Mom, Jayme, Nicole, Maria, and her boyfriend Matt were out taking advantage of some Black Friday sales when we got in. So, when they got home, we had some dinner and then played some games, some Wii game called Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party. Not so surprising. It was great fun, as usual. But we did get tired and then had to go to bed.

Saturday we woke up did some things. One of which was go to Target and get some food for us to eat and for Jayme to cook with. When we got back, Jayme did a lot of cooking, and we eventually did a lot of eating. But before that happened....

It snowed in Wichita too! So what did we do? Put Nicole in a snow suit and took her out to play.

There wasn't much snow, less than an inch, and it was already starting to melt by the time we got out there. But it was great. Nicole ate some snow. Mom and Nicole made a snowman. Nicole ate some snow. Jayme and Maria made snow angels with Nicole. Nicole ate some more snow. It was rather entertaining. See for yourself.

She just laid there and let her mommy move her appendages. It was very cute. Nicole could hardly walk right in the snow suit.

After the snow, we came in and eventually had dinner. Jayme made a cranberry turkey which was injected with some flavor and stuffed with some really sweet cranberry stuffing. She also made sweet potatoes with bananas. It was actually really good. But the best tasting thing was the turkey salad. She used left over turkey from real Thanksgiving and made this awesome tarragon turkey salad. It was very very good.

Eventually, we let our tummies settle and then had some dessert. Jayme (that little cook) made pumpkin pie from scratch, a chocolate filled chocolate cake, a blueberry cheesecake, and some amazing cranberry apples. They apples were the best dessert. They tasted great.

It was a good time. Saturday we played some games with Mom. Then Sunday we took some pictures for Mom of her three girls. We haven't done that since I was about 9. We eventually came home, with Maria packed in the back seat. Now there are two weeks and finals left of school. It's exciting and scary at the same time.


Thanks Gave

Well, Thanksgiving break is over. That means only 3 weeks until Christmas break which will be over a month long. Thats right, more than a month of no-school. Awesome.

Thanksgiving started off with a trip to Rhonda's in GC. Shannon and his siblings cleared out the loft. It is nice and open in there. Thursday, after eating turkey, Shannon's cousin Tara and her husband Dan played the Wii with us. It was fun. After some Wii Sports and Wii Play, it was time for "the hottest party." Dance Dance Revolution! We had two pads, but since we had more than two people, Michelle and I went to Wal-mart and picked up two more dance pads! Sweet! We had the hottest party fo(u)r sure. It was very fun.

While some people were dancing, Michelle and I danced too. Only we danced the background dancer's dance. It was great. Here is a small clip of it. It was more work then the game itself.

Oh, and Rhonda made some amazing cranberry sauce. It was really really good!

Friday, we ate lunch at Lone Star and then headed to Wichita. It had been snowing in Garden, so we left before we did any shopping, which is fine. The ride was okay. It was a little scary for about 3 seconds when I drove on an overpass and kinda swerved a little more than I would have liked. Next time, I'll pay a lot more attention to when we are driving over a bridge of sorts.

Okay, I'll go eat some dinner. You know I'm hungry.


Pee-wee hockey



You can't really tell. But this is Shannon, Newgen, and Andrea stylin' the 3D glasses in the Imax. Good times. Altough, I don't think I can do 3D movies. About 1 hour in, I got this headache that just wouldn't go away. Beowulf was a fun movie though.


Dude! I saw a very futuristic/fake looking ad in TV for these hand dryers. It was really neat to see them in action. We went to see Beowulf in 3D at the Imax in KC. They rest room was very nice and had these cool dryers. They do work pretty good too!

Granite City

On our way to hockey last weekend, we stopped for the night in Olathe with Newgen and Andrea. We ate dinner at Granite City and it was good.



This squirrel is so ready for the holiday naps. He was very fat. I don't think you can tell from my picture, but trust me. He was fat.



While walking around K-mart for the once-a-year Christmas trip, I happened to notice this box that gave me a smile.

In statistics, MSE (or mean squared error) is a common estimate of the population variance. It's not really all that special or all that funny. But it made me smile a little so I took a pic.


This November.

Shannon and I have started to make our Christmas cards. It's fun. I am really looking forward to the holidays this year. Things should go well. Not only do I not have school for a few days, but I will get to eat good foods, and see lots of family! That is what I'm looking forward to the most.

Oh, we also bought ornaments for our Christmas tree. We got lucky and mostly all Christmas decor was on sale, 50% off, at Hobby Lobby today. We went for stuff for the cards, and wound up saving 20$ on ornaments! Sweet. My mom bought us some neat purple LED lights. So we bought cool black ornaments to go with them.

Yay holidays!


From Halloween

Here are some pictures from my weekend visit to Wichita a week back.

These are Matt's dogs. Cajun in the red lab. She is about 3 I think. Zeus is the white lab puppy. He is very young. About 2 months old.

He is a huge puppy, and adorable. Around the table are some of the party goer's. Jessica is one of Jayme's good friends. She is also dressed as a witch and about 4 or 5 months (?) pregnant.

After almost everyone left, we played some Wii. Here is Jayme and Lianna playing boxing. Lianna beat Jayme. It was entertaining. You can see my cute little niece examining something.


Cucumber juice.


Welcome to...

Spin City!! *insert circling lights on a big new sign*

Yes folks. The JC rink is pretty much done. And it is the sweetest rink in the state (possibly 2 state radius). They have a movie theater, an upstairs/loft. And, lights!

Now when we practice hockey we can:
a) stop.
b) turn.
c) see.
d) all of the above.

The correct answer is d.

The Mail Building

To make our lives less fun here at Jardine, we now have to travel to a completely different building to get our mail. And this building doesn't even have easy access. It's surrounded by construction and a lack of parking spots.

I have been nothing but disappointed with the changes Jardine has made to my living arrangements. Another such fabulous change, they moved the fire extinguishers from the back of the closet door, to just placed under the kitchen sink. This way when your oven is on fire, you must travel past the fire, to the under of the sink and dig through your flammable cleaning supplies until you finally get your extinguisher to put out the oven fire.

I am beginning to really dislike Jardine. Shannon has also recent discussed this topic.