25 February 2008

Blame Halo 3

Micah was browsing around YouTube and found this really funny parody song/video based on Akon's song "Sorry, Blame It On Me." Even though I'm not a gamer, I know people that are and thought of them when I saw it. Enjoy!

Coming Home to Visit

We're very excited because we get to visit our home after not being there for about 9 months! We will be home on Thursday 2/28 at about 2pm and will be leaving on Monday 3/10 at about 6am. It will probably not be long enough but hopefully we'll enjoy it while it lasts.

Nicole and the kids are planning on coming home in August 2008 regardless of where I am. Hopefully construction in Paducah, KY will be far enough along that I can just travel back and forth for a few months while we finish out. We'll just have to wait and see.

16 February 2008

Valentine's Day/Birthday

Nicole and I went to Columbus for Valentine's Day and my birthday. We went to Easton Town Center in East Columbus and stayed at the Courtyard Marriot there. For dinner we went to a quaint little Irish restaurant/bar called Fadó Irish Pub (pronounced f'doe). Nicole had the Bangers and Mash and I had the Fish and Chips. After dinner we did a little shopping at Hollister and American Eagle and then went to AMC Easton Town Center 30 to see Cloverfield.

Nicole had to leave about 30 minutes before the movie ended because she was so nauseous from the way the movie was filmed (something like "Blair Witch Project" with a personal Handy-Cam). Anyway, I'd have to say that I personally enjoyed the movie. It was very creative and extremely intense. The way it was filmed made you feel like you were there.

The kids stayed with the Milmores and got to play with the neighbor kids. They had a good time sledding on the hill in their backyard.

09 February 2008

New Years Party

I broke out the camera to take some pictures of the iPhone yesterday and discovered that I had pictures from New Years that I had failed to download to my computer and upload to the blog.

We spent our New Years at the Milmore's house (friend from work). Below are the pictures of that crazy night. We though about staying the night so our kids got in their jammies but we decided to just take the long drive home from Chillicothe so that we could wake up in our own beds.

First we had dinner and snacks. Then we played games and had an elephant gift exchange. Everyone stayed up until mid-night to watch the ball drop. At the end of the night we lit up the sparklers and went crazy. Here are the pics.

08 February 2008

iPhone and Screaming Pre-teen Girls

We just joined the marvelous world of web-based mobile phones by purchasing an iPhone last weekend. Here's the story.

Several weekends back, Rebekkah took a Red Cross certified babysitting course and is growing into a semi-responsible pre-teen (as responsible as they can get I suppose). We've been experimenting with leaving the kids home alone while we go out and decided that Rebekkah needed to have a mobile phone (since we always had to leave one mobile phone home with them). Rather than signing up to get a new cheapy free phone for Rebekkah we decided to give Rebekkah Nicole's Razr and get Nicole an iPhone...kind of crazy for a technophobe like my wife!

So now Nicole has an umbelical chord to the net and can get an email, text message, phone call, and surf the web all at once. She will soon no longer be a technophobe and will instead be a techno-wizard. I may soon be asking her for help on operating electronics!

Rebekkah has now joined the mobile generation with a phone that takes pictures and videos, plays music, and can connect to the web. She has been applying her babysitting training by practicing on the 2-year old daughter of some friends of ours and has been doing a fantastic job at it (even changing diapers!).

In addition to purchasing an iPhone this past weekend, I went on a surprise date with Rebekkah to see the 3D Hannah Montana concert movie. I don't think I've ever been in a room with that many screaming pre-teen girls before. It was an experience that I will not soon forget. We went to this since we weren't on the ball to get concert tickets when they became available for her Columbus concert. Needless to say, we were all very disappointed since we all wanted to go to the concert.

Needless to say, the 3D movie was very good though all of the girls seemed to enjoy the Jonas Brothers more than they did Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus. It did not quite feel like you could reach out and touch old Miley's electronic hand, but it did sort of feel like you were there somewhat. What I did like about it was that you could sit and watch the movie/concert in a comfortable chair rather than have to deal with the pushing, shoving, screaming, stinking, whining, etc. of a normal concert crowd. Plus it was not nearly as loud as a concert so that was nice.