Monday, December 31, 2007

Sunday, December 30, 2007

12-31-2007 - I am seeing how it works hosting the majority of the site elsewhere. Since the traffic on the site is relatively low, I can have the site hosted at for free ( If it seems to cause problems, I will implement a secondary plan to merely upload the larger files to a secondary location that is dedicated to hosting files ( A cunning combination of the two should make for a much better experience for those of you that check the site. I would recommend that you continue to reach the site using the previous address, I will continue to redirect the main page to the new location for the foreseeable future. You can provide any feedback to brandon(a)

Friday, December 28, 2007

12-29-2007 - I added a new photo gallery of Christmas morning, and I added a new video of Christmas morning. I removed the forum because it was not used.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

12-26-2007 - Andrew had his one month checkup today. We weighed in at 9lbs 5oz. The doctor said that he is doing excellent.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

12-24-2007 - Cass and the girls are getting ready to make some cookies from Santa. I will post a new gallery in the morning.
12-24-2007 - Well, the server should be back up now. It took a little longer than I expected. I had a little problem loading linux with the RAID card on the machine that I had intended to use.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

12-21-2007 - All or some of the site will be unavailable at times tomorrow. I am doing some machine swapping, and I have decided to dedicate a better machine to be the server. Please bear with me as I complete the migration.
12-21-2007 - Now that I've been back to work for two full weeks, it is time to have a little more time off. I will be off until the 2nd of January.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

12-20-2007 - I was doing a little research online and found an internet web filter that is free for home use. It seems to work pretty well. If you have children or a visitor that won't leave, you might give it a try. K9 Web Protection
12-20-2007 - I have been helping Mr. Victory, someone with which I work, set up a linux server to host a family web page at his home. Check out his page.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

12-17-2007 - It is getting very close to Christmas. It's time to get that last minute shopping done. Madi asks to open the presents every time she sees the tree.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

12-13-2007 - I have uploaded a photo gallery of Madi's program and of the kids meeting Santa. I also added a new section of videos. After leaving them in their original Quicktime format last night, I have encoded them into a flash format that should be a little more digestible by my connection.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

12-12-2007 - Madison has a Christmas Program tonight. I will post a gallery as soon as I am able.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Ice Ice... Baby

12-11-2007 - Evidence of the Ice Storm that struck Southwest Missouri. The picture below was taken in the town in which I went to High School, Webb City, Missouri.

12-11-2007 - Well, Drew continues to prefer the nightlife. Despite our best efforts, he sleeps during the day so he can remain awake at night.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

12-09-2007 - Madison insisted on eating pancakes this morning. After realizing that grandpa had already left for work and was unable to make pancakes for her, Madi and I began working on making pancakes. Madi helped stir during the different steps of batter preparation.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

12-07-2007 - It has been a busy couple of weeks. We are starting to get into a little bit of a routine now. Although, Drew's routine has been established in a manner that allows him to be awake for several hours at night. Mom is ecstatic!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

12-05-2007 - I made it through another day of work. It was a perfect day to go back to work. The email system for the whole district had been down for a couple of days. I am privileged enough to assist people in reconnecting their email client to the s

Monday, December 3, 2007

12-04-2007 - Without further delay, it is time for me to return to work tomorrow. Cass had a doctor's appointment today, and he said everything looked great. Drew is continuing to gain weight and gets stronger everyday.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

11-28-2007 - Andrew had another checkup today. He is
still gaining weight and is looking excellent. So, he doesn't have to
go back until he is one month old. Cass has to have a checkup next
11-28-2007 - I am down to less than a week before I have to go back to work. Drew has another appointment today. I will try to post the results as soon as possible.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

11-26-2007 - Drew had his first checkup this afternoon. He has gained 4oz since he let the hospital.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

11-23-2007 - I have added a photo gallery of Drew. It is listed on the pictures page, or you can follow the link. Drew
11-23-2007 - Cass's parents left this afternoon for Missouri in their RV, but they ran into a little problem near Ashfork, AZ. If anyone happens to drive by an RV with a blown out tire near Ashfork stop in and say hello. They likely won't be there long, because I think that they had roadside service on the way.
11-23-2007 - The doctors let everyone come home today. Cass and I are adjusting to life with three kids. While the girls are adjusting to having another sibling with which to share time. Madi is wanting to help with Andrew. Lexi seems a little unsure about the whole situation, but I think we are all looking forward to settling in at home.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A New Arrival!

11-21-2007 - Andrew arrived on 11-21-2007 at 7:32AM. He was 6lbs. 8oz and 19" long. The doctors say that mom and Drew are both doing very well and should be home tomorrow.

11-20-2007 (9:15PM) - We are trying to remember everything that needed to be done before the newest addition to our family arrives, but we are out of time. 5:15AM comes pretty quick. The next post should include a picture of our son.

Friday, November 16, 2007

11-17-2007 - Today is Turkey Day! We are celebrating Thanksgiving a little early. Otherwise, it might be a little difficult to make a turkey in the hospital.

Friday, November 9, 2007

The Shed

11-10-2007 - The shed is nearly complete. The only thing missing is the ridge cap. Not only is the outside done, the shed is almost full already.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

11-8-2007 - The results are in. The doctors have decided that he needs to remain in the oven for a while longer. They said Cass needs to do what she can to make it 2 to 3 more weeks to make sure that he is ready.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

11-7-2007 - There is nothing new to report. Although Cass waited patiently by the phone, there was not a call from the doctor's office regarding the test. Therefore, we will be waiting another day to hear the results.

Monday, November 5, 2007

11-6-2007 - Cass went in to have an amniocentesis this morning. We should know the results of the test tomorrow. Based on the results, the delivery will then be scheduled.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

11-4-2007 - Another day of partial work on the shed. We gave it up at about 10:45 this morning in order to watch the painful defeat of the Chiefs by the Packers.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

11-3-2007 - Day number three of the shed building project has been completed. We did pretty well for quitting for the day around 3:30. The sand was blowing hard enough that it was starting to sting.

Friday, November 2, 2007

11-2-2007 - The concrete has been poured for the driveway and the shed. I had incredible timing. I arrived home from work just in time to help put the brushed finish on the concrete. We are planning to start building the shed tomorrow. I will try to take a picture of the progression. I am also going to take several pictures of the house, inside and out, an post a new gallery.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

11-1-2007 - For those that have not had the opportunity to see the house, it is getting very close to being done. The driveway and a pad for a shed will be poured tomorrow. Picture below.

Friday, October 26, 2007

10-26-2007 - The girls helped grandpa and I dig in the yard this evening. They were covered head to toe in dirt. I think that they wore more dirt than they moved. I would have included a picture, but it seems that the move also had an adverse affect on the ability to locate the grandparent's camera as well. Have a good weekend.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

10-25-2007 - We should know in about two weeks when the newest member of the family will arrive. Currently, the medical professionals monitoring Cass's progress estimate that Drew is about 6 lbs. For those keeping track, he will likely be bigger than Lexi (also 1 month early) and possibly Madi (1 week late).

Saturday, October 20, 2007

10-20-2007 - I officially received promotion commensurate with the duties that I have been performing for the school district for over a year.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The New Site

10-16-2007 - Now that I have a little more time, I will try to update the site a little more often in order to keep everyone up to date, but no guarantees.