Saturday, June 17, 2017

Angels Softball

Spent last weekend shooting pictures at a girls softball tournament for a friend of mine. Saw some terrific action, and took some excellent photos. Here's but a small sampling. Enjoy!









Thursday, June 08, 2017

Living Room Transformation is Complete



After looking at the result, it's hard to believe we waited so long.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Cody Loves Looking Out the Window


Sunday, June 04, 2017

Graduation Parties

Lots of peeps are graduating, and we've been trying to make it to all the parties. Last week it was River:


Today it was Maddie:


Congrats Peeps! This isn't the end, it's the beginning.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

It's That Time of Year When the Peeps Begin to Appear

School's out, and that always translates into visits from the peeps. We watched them grow up and leap from the nest, and now they come back to visit once in a while, and that always makes us smile.

Today it was Nick, Andrea, Alex and David:







Friday, May 26, 2017

2017 Graduation at U-High

Last weekend, my niece Jessica graduated from University High School in Normal, IL. If you've ever visited this blog before, you know very well that here, pictures always speak louder than words, and this post is no exception. So, without further ado, here are some of the better photos of the days events:












Sunday, May 14, 2017

Pre and Post

Lots of updates taking place at our home, and today seems like as good a day as any to unveil some of them.

Here are before and after views of the dining area:



And these are of our living room:



No furniture yet. Looks like that won't get here for about 6 weeks. Going to be a very long 6 weeks.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Celtic Woman

Our second concert this year was last weekend with Celtic Woman at the Peoria Civic Center.



Four talented beautiful women singing like angels. In other words, the perfect evening.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Kansas

Michele and I took in a Kansas concert on April fool's day, and man were we blown away.




Who knew that after 40 years these guys would still be at the top of their game. Amazing!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

A Man Walked Into a Bar...

And he took pictures of some great people:







Sunday, March 12, 2017

We Have a Fox for a Neighbor

For the second time in as many weeks, we've encountered a fox while walking Cody in a nature area near our home. Unlike the prior encounter, today I was armed with my camera:



Monday, February 27, 2017

A Celebration of Life

Michele and I traveled back to South Dakota recently to celebrate the extraordinary life of my stepfather.

RIP Bruce, we'll never stop missing you.

Though somber, the occasion brought together many different people from many distant places, which allowed me to capture some of them with my camera:





Sunday, February 12, 2017

Defending Planned Parenthood

Fascism has a strong foothold in America. It seeks to undermine the legitimacy of some of our great institutions, specifically those of higher education, and the court system. It also seeks to undermine the legitimacy of the press and of basic facts. And it works tirelessly to suppress the vote, and to obstruct women's access to basic health care. This movement isn't new, its been on the move for many decades, and has unfortunately gained significant strength with the election of Donald J Trump to the presidency.

Fortunately, many Americans are standing up against this movement,

An excellent example of this resistance took place yesterday in Bloomington, IL where approximately 1,000 activists gathered in support of Planned Parenthood - an organization that supplies much needed health services to millions of women across America. Among the activists was my lovely wife Michele.


You make me proud sweetheart! I wish I could have been there with you. Next time for sure.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Good Times

We've had a lot of fun over the last few days catching up with all the peeps, and taking pictures, of course;







Sunday, December 18, 2016

Brian is Back

Brian completed basic training, and has returned to central Illinois for 30 days leave. We had a small gathering of peeps last night to welcome him back, with another, much larger gathering planned for Tuesday.



More pictures coming soon.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Thanksgiving is Gone

But the memories are forever: