Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas Day!

Christmas has come and gone in the Speidel house. All had a great day. The girls got tons of clothes and a few movies as well as a cool Wii game...Mario Galaxy. We all love it.
See you next time!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Well, another successful Thanksgiving in 07. We were so happy to have the Virginia Speidels with us this weekend. Rusty, Sophie, Chapin, Carter and Virginia are the best. Everyone got along great and we did manage to stuff ourselves at Aunt Genie's house. TTFN

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Big Tongue Dog

Fall is almost over in Cincinnati and the leaves are almost off the trees. This is Courage showing his best side, and even though this was taken in the summer, it seems appropriate, as days are getting shorter and nature is winding down for a long winter nap. Lick on, Courage!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Winter is Coming

Driving to work yesterday, I had to pull off the road ans snap this image of Lunken Playfield shrouded in fog. It was about 8:15 am.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween 2007

Yes, been a while since the last post, but I must share this great costume display!
By the way, all is well...just no time to devote to blogging!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

First Day of School

Well, the first day of school was yesterday. WOOHOO! Per tradition, this is our classic “Walk to the bus stop” photo. Smaller crowd this year, as Hanley was already in class when this photo was taken. She's on the bus by 6:50 AM. Ouch!
Anyway, the girls and Courage had a though-provoking stroll to their final destination...Mercer Elementary. Have fun!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Lost a Friend

We got some sad news on Sunday that our dear friend and former neighbor, Lori Dierckes, passed away. Mark tells us she is finally at peace after fighting breast cancer for several years.
Lori and Mark became our very close friends after moving next door to us on Asbury Rd. They were the kind of neighbors you could always count on to help out, or just hang out with, and it was obvious they were true soul-mates.
Lori will be missed by everyone she made contact with.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Hi all. we returned from vacation in the UP of Michigan the othe day. My oh my what beautiful weather we had! We left on June 22 and stopped in Flint for the night. From there we headed to Grayling to stay with our friends the Muzzo's for a day. Great time indeed. We left early on my birthday, the 24th, and ended up at our cottage just in time for lunch. On a visit to a nearby beach, we saw the local birdlife hover overhead, hoping to partake in some of our lunch.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

My grades are here!

Ahhh yes. Once again, another sucessful semester!
Speech was, of course, the most challenging to get through but check out that "A"!!!! Archaeology was easy but I did not put forth the total effort to get that A. The coop was a simple pass or fail.
Anyway, I'm proud of what was accomplished this spring semester.
This fall I'm taking a requirement in Geology and a 300 level of which I'm not totally decided on yet.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Flying Pig race

Maura and I did the flying pig this weekend. She did the 10K on Saturday and I did the 1/2 on Sunday. Perfect weather for both. It was an awesome weekend!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

April 11, 2007

Hello all...been awhile, eh? Well, East has come and gone, but not without some rewards. The girls found their baskets in some odd places this year. Hanley's was in the dryer and Greta found hers well cooked in the oven! The previous day was spent at Keenland watching the horses amid the bitter cold and snow. Eek!
Anyway, the girls have spring break this week and we hope to keep them occupied.
Ta ta for now.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Photo of the Day: March 13

Last Sunday, the girls took their first flight in my parent plane. They were up for about 30 minutes and headed east down the Ohio River to Moscow, OH. While I was a little concerned, all went well and the girls loved it. This was a test flight in preparation for their trip to Texas for Easter.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Welcome Back

Ok, I'll admit, it has indeed been a while since the last post. It has been a very busy few months. With work and school still dominating plus trying to exercise and have a family life, time is short. I have also had several freelance jobs that have kept me busy as well. School is Monday and Tuesday eves till 9:00 pm. I have also secured a new position with a design firm downtown, which offerd a substantial raise. That begins March 19. No dental, but hey...I try to brush regularly!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Photo of the Day: January 4th's back to work for me!

The holidays are over, so here's a shot of my driving hand heading back to the office. Tempratures are still hovering in the mid 40s and 50s which is great for me. Training for the Flying Pig is about to get under way.