Thursday, November 14, 2013

It's show time!

Kirsten is in show choir (think Glee) this year. They preformed at the Veteran's Day program on Monday and are scheduled to preform at the pep rally tomorrow morning. But, as luck would have it, Kirsten got sick last weekend. By Sunday night she had all but lost her voice. She still sounds terrible and doesn't have much voice at all. But the show must go on so she's just mouthing the words.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

An interesting idea

I was contacted by someone from Kairos Life about their website. It's basically like a digital time capsule online. You store your digital images and memories with them and they deliver them to the designated person on the designated date. It sounds like a really interesting concept.

Anyway, they contacted me because they are going to be testing the process soon and are looking for people to sign up (at no charge) to help them beta test.

Here is what they have to say about their site:

 " is a place for families to save digital memories and heirlooms for kids and loved ones. Then digitally deliver those keepsakes to them at a predetermined date in the future, kind of like a digital time capsule or gift.
Our founder recently lost a close friend who passed suddenly without warning and was again reminded of how quickly life can be taken away, at any age.
He woke up one night with the idea of this site.  He is a father of three and was thinking about the memories we want to keep forever - and how could they be stored, kept for the future, and delivered at just the right moment to have the greatest impact.
How does it work?
  1. Upload photos, videos or letters from your PC or mobile device to a “KairosMoment” which is the album or capsule that will be delivered to your loved one on a future date.
  2. Tag your loved ones to that KairosMoment and set a reveal date when it will be delivered.
  3. As the reveal date approaches, if desired, other family members and friends can share their thoughts on that KairosMoment to add to the memories for that loved one.
  4. Then on the reveal date, the loved one will get an email notifying them of a KairosMoment that has been unlocked.
We are still polishing up the site and are giving complimentary memberships to people who can help us. Just visit and enter your email address.
 If you think it sounds interesting and you would like to help, click on over and give them your email address.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Annual trek

We made our annual trek to the Renaissance Festival over the weekend. We all look forward to it each year.

This is the group that we took. It takes two cars to make the trip since they bring friends along.

We really couldn't have asked for better weather while we were there either. I think everyone had a good time. I know the ride home was pretty quiet because the girls were all tired. Already looking forward to next year's trip!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


First of all, I took Addison back to see the doctor about her knee. We were hoping he would release her to go ahead and get back to soccer and out of rehab, but, sadly, that wasn't what he said at all. She's still doing physical therapy until things are better healed. So we wait.

In the meantime, Dax and the kids had fun carving pumpkins.


Kirsten's (It's the Hunter Hayes logo)


 Abigail's (Her's is a Rottweiler)
Addison got frustrated with hers so just taped some pictures to it.
We weren't sure there would be any Halloween festivities at all. The night before we had heavy rains all night long (about 14 inches) which caused flooding and quite a bit of damage. Here's a part of the road out to our house that got washed off it's base and into the ditch.

But, the water around us receded pretty quickly. The kids got lucky and school was cancelled due to the flooding, so they had a day off.

Addison and her friend Alex volunteered in the haunted house at a local nursing home. Kirsten was the only one that went trick-or-treating. She was a flapper.

All in all it was good.