Friday, January 29, 2010

I never knew that...

When I lived at Ft. Riley KS, my Grandparents came to visit my family. We were all out at the stables (I shoveled out manure from horses stalls WAY more than I ever rode our horses). So I'm coming out of one of the Quonset hut buildings at the stables and I walk across the wide cement doorstep. On top of that cement was a little bit of sand. So Pap-pa is standing there, and when I hear the sound of the sand underneath my shoes, I stop and pretend to do a soft shoe. You know just showing off for my Grandfather. When I'm done, Pap-pa motions me out of the way and steps up to the cement slab and proceeds to do a 10 minute soft shoe routine. It was just like in the movies. I stood there with my mouth open. You learn something new every day...

David<------misses Pap-pa!

Thursday, January 28, 2010


David<-----misses playing W40K with Pablo!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

HELLUU from Tejas...

I'm down at the Ranch for a week. Mark and I are going through Dad's stuff in his study. Mom is 'simplifying', so she wants us to cart off stuff in preparation of her selling the Ranch (but not so much that she let me have the $7K print of the Cavalry Officers at Ft. Riley). Mark is taking one of the 'Armor in the Desert' prints and I'm taking the other (He won the flip to choose which one). We found a bunch of Dad's old drawings from when he was 16 and taking H.S. Art classes. He was very talented. I'm going to frame some of them and put the rest in acid free sleeves and store them. Today Prince (the Pom) ran off and one of the County Policemen spotted him sprinting along the fence next to Farm Rd. 116 (which has the crazy TX drivers roaring 70mph down it and passing each other on the shoulder). Tif might get to come down earlier tomorrow. I can't wait...

David<------------misses Tiffany!

Monday, January 18, 2010

At some point this won't make me sad...

It still bothers me when I drive past an Outlet or walk past one of our old Mall locations (but not Mid-Rivers or The Mills, hmmmmm)...

David<--------I'm onrey like that!

What is this I am holding in my hand?

It appears to be the short end of a stick...

David<------slept on the fold out couch

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Christmas Trip


You bet. My brother Mark is back from Afghanistan and he and his family (YES, I get to see my nephew!) are traveling to the Ranch in TX. Tif & I will be driving down soon to celebrate the Holiday he missed while in country. My cousin Angie and her family are also coming. NOTE: I am NOT sleeping on the fold out couch...

David<---------misses his friends at work

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Think large canary...

Today Tif and I are taking her neice Kenzie to see Seaseme Street Live. Tif is keeping her for a while while her Mom is recovering in the Hospital. Tif is estatic over her new neice Morgan. Kenzie thinks Big Bird lives in the Arch. ::shrugs::

Friday, January 1, 2010