4th of July, National Anthem, America

It’s nearly the 4th of July and we all gather to remember that great day back in 1776 when independence was declared. It was a Thursday according to this day of the week calculator. Nowadays we like to blow stuff up and eat copious* amounts of food and consume much beverage. It’s a pretty fun …

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Klondike Bars To Beat The Heat

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Klondike. I received free product coupons to facilitate my review as well as compensation for my participation.¬† As we approach the dog days of summer we are reminded that, despite the constant snow and cold of winter (at least here in Colorado), summer …

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Eating Ice Cream


Here’s Henry eating ice cream from a bowl. He’s pretty adept at not wasting very many drops of ice creamy goodness. He only gets some of it on his face, which is to be expected with this technique. 

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Carnival Now, Disney Later

Last weekend here in Trinidad, Colorado we went out to the Family Fun Days at the Las Animas County Fairgrounds. We had a swell old-fashioned time there. We ate hot dogs and funnel cake, played (and won) some games, and rode a couple of rides. It was the first time either of the kids participated …

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USA Hat Henry


I thought I’d post a photo here since it’s been so dang long that anything was here. This is a pretty good pic, I think. I mean, what a handsome little gentleman this guy is. And you can tell he loves America too. You should probably be playing some Lee Greenwood right about now, you …

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Happy Day After Mother’s Day


Here’s the wife and kids with the awesome art project the kids did at school. It is so adorable and cute and stuff. It was all wrapped up in fancy paper and as my wife unwrapped it Eliza said, “Thanks Mom.” We cried a tear of joy and love.

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Henry is excited for some racing


This past weekend we went to the mud races at our local fairgrounds. It was pretty loud and exciting and fun. It was the first time for either kid to see car racin’. Boogity Boogity Boogity. All the racers drove trucks through the mud, which is ok. But I want to try something a little …

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A Slow Motion Jump

I never know when I post from YouTube on the Android WordPress app if there’s going to be an embedded video or if it’s just gonna be a link, but whatevs. Here’s Eliza jumping into a pile of pillows in slow motion. My new Galaxy S6 is pretty cool.

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I’ve been posting for a couple days now. Aren’t you so proud of me? YES. Anyways… here’s a selfie I took. I’m so handsome and stuff. Whatevs, is anyone reading this? #vscocam

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K’s Dairy Delight In Buena Vista Is Delightful


If you find yourself in Buena Vista, Colorado make time to stop at K’s Dairy Delight, or K’s Old Fashioned Burgers if their sign is to be believed. Whatever you call it, the burgers there are top notch. The sign says they’ve been around since 1955, it was my first time there so I’ll have …

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She wanted to get wrapped up like a mummy and then he did too. Don’t worry, they weren’t hungry for brains or whatever mummies like.

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Bathtub Hair


Using the #vscocam app on my Galaxy S6, I have edited this photo of little Henry in the bath. He’s getting so big, and his hair is too. He had a bit of a hair problem for a while. The problem being he barely had any and what he did have very much resembled a …

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Gifts For Dads: Brass Knuckle Meat Tenderizer

    Steak is good right? But sometimes (all the time in my case) you don’t want to pay these ridiculous prices they’re charging nowadays. I mean, have you seen the meat counter at your local market? Highway robbery I tell ya. So I will get a cheaper cut of meat, which is nice. However, …

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Around Trinidad: Coke Ovens of Cokedale

Just outside Trinidad, Colorado is a place called Cokedale. It is now a little tiny place with less than 200 residents but in it’s heyday it was a virtual metropolis with 1500 folk. It was a company town created by the¬†American Smelting And Refining Company and they mined them some coal. Now I am not …

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Doing Things The Old Fashioned Way: The Dishes

In our house here in Trinidad, Colorado we have no dishwasher, we are doing things the old fashioned way. And by things I mean dishes. It’s not really as bad as I thought it was going to be. I’ve had an automatic dishwasher in my residences for the past 12 years and it’s been pretty …

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Here’s Looking At You Kids

  I just needed to post something to test out a thing on my blog. This is it. Amazing, right! It’s these 2 dang ol’ kids peepin’ out the window at me as I was out in our yard. Did you know that having a yard is pretty nice? Now you know. Before we just …

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Henry Looking Pretty Cool. He is not wearing #thedress

Here is a picture I snapped of my two kids this morning, please not that they are not wearing a blue and black dress, or a white and gold dress, #thedress. They are just wearing pants. How about that thing anyways? Is that like the weirdest thing you’ve seen in a week or so? At …

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George Simpson Is Resting Up On The Hill

Simpson’s Rest is one of the most recognizable sights here in Trinidad. It is home to the Trinidad sign which is lit up at night as a beacon to weary travelers and what-have-you. It is also the forever home to one George Simpson, whom it’s named after. I never gave much thought to why it …

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Trinidad, Colorado: Our New Home

We’re here in our new home of Trinidad, Colorado. This is the sign up on a place called Simpson’s Rest that lets you know, in case you forget, that you’re here. Our house is real close to it and it made an easy way to find our way home the first few days. We just …

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Moving Out

I just wanted to drop on by my little blog and share the news that we’ll be moving into the pictured house in just a few days! It’s in a little town in southern Colorado called Trinidad. The population is less than 10,000 so it’s going to be a little different from in the Denver …

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