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.