Monthly Archives: February 2009

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Peg and Jim Ong, who surely have the shortest name of any couple in the country, paid us a friendly visit Wednesday evening. We’re always happy whenever they roll through Austin, especially since we usually end up being treated to Red Lobster. Peg jokes that they are trying to make amends for all the birthday [...]

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Happy Valentine’s week. Yesterday Tina and I celebrated the 15th anniversary of our engagement with a $5 Walmart carnation bouquet. They really are quite beautiful. We had a little excitement earlier in the week when Grandma Juanita (Mom’s mom) was rushed to a KC hospital with alarming stroke-like symptoms. But she stabilized nicely and was [...]

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It’s already starting to warm up around here.  We’ve had several days in the 70s and expect more this week. Last weekend I stumbled over Rachel sitting on the kitchen floor, furtively eating a sticky something from a large cooking bowl.  It turned out to be some sort of ad hoc cookie dough she had [...]

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Tina returned home Thursday after a few days of nursing Shannon and helping keep the Houston operation chugging along. We took advantage of the kids’ absence – Gabe was at a sleepover and Rachel at midwinter church camp – to enjoy a pleasant dinner at the Hyde Park Bar and Grill. More “happy thoughts” about [...]

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