ss_blog_claim=72c4b2db6d01773cfd92b1543994214b Welcome To The Male Perspective: June 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Investing in your future

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Water Fight

With one nice day while we were away on the weekend we couldn't fight the urge to break out the water hose and water guns. The kids had a blast soaking each other down and occasionally hitting a parent/adult that wandered into the line of fire.

Jay, Kohl, Blake and cousins Connor and Lannie getting soaked,

notice Trin is no where to be seen, she was hiding inside.

Kohl taking aim on his next target

Blake taking matters into his own hands with the hose and sprayer, watch out guys

Ice Age 3

With the weather really crappy here this week I am enjoying a great week of vacation with the kids. Today we went to Transformers which was an excellant sequal to the original and tommorrow we are planning on heading to Ice Age in 3D. We have been waiting for months to see this movie and I can't wait any longer. I really enjoy taking the kids to the movies and normally they are very well behaved. It will be exciting to see what trouble Sid, Manny and Diego can get themselves into this time around.

Saving without sacrificing Style

We are all experiencing the current economic down turn but you don't have to let it interfer with your style. You can add beautiful pieces of costume jewelry to your collection that would take a true jewelery expert to tell they were not the real thing. Holsted Jewelers has been in the business of providing it's customers with the "Wow" factor in every single package they deliver. They offer a beautiful collection of rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more. They offer a secure shopping environment with free shipping to get you your order fast and efficient. They have been delivering quality costumer jewelery to millions of customers for almost 40 years so you know you will be getting only the best.

Michael Jackson Ghosts

My daughter was a bit bored tonight and while I was working on the laptop she was changing the channels and found a Michael Jackson special called "Ghosts" I must say I was forced to watch it with her. I was a huge MJ fan as a kid and always felt bad for his decline in popularity. You had to admire his early work and incredible dance moves. It was pretty entertaining video/movie and we really enjoyed it, my daughter never really got to experience any of the true MJ in his prime and I would say she was impressed with the dance moves.

A new member of the family

We decided to adopt a new member into the family, with our pup turning 1 and her mother having a new batch of puppies it was time for us to add another member. We met "Riley" for the first time this weekend and instantly fell in love with this little guy. It will be a few weeks before we can take him home as he is still to young leave his mother. Here is a picture of Riley with my wife and Riley with his Sister our dog "Breigh"

We decided to adopt a new member into the family, with our pup turning 1 and her mother having a new batch of puppies it was time for us to add another member. We met "Riley" for the first time this weekend and instantly fell in love with this little guy. It will be a few weeks before we can take him home as he is still to young leave his mother. Here is a picture of Riley with my wife and Riley with his Sister our dog "Breigh"

Making Memories

I have so many pleasant memories from our families "Baby Years" my wife and I had 4 children and they were born close together so we always had a baby in the house for a period of about 8 years. We really enjoyed the time with each of them and tried to make as many special memories with each of them as we could. One of our favorite memories were our personalized baby gifts that we got so we could keep them and pass them down in the kids "baby box". We know these will be cherished memories for years to come. If you are lookign for an interesting site for all sorts of baby type gifts check out the for a huge assortment of items for everything tot related.

Down on Grandpa's Farm

We visited Grandpa's farm this weekend and had a great time. While the cousins were visiting Blake wondered off with Cousin Brooklyn to check out the sheep in the field. They were like 2 little peas in the pod and had a great little conversation as the watched the sheep grazing away. It was one of those moments that you just had to snap a few shots of.

Glow bowling fun

We decided to go Glow bowling with the kids Saturday night with their grandparents. Glow bowling is basicly the same as normal bowling but under a black light so everything glows. The kids had a blast with the cool music and disco ball. They enjoyed some coaching moments from Grandma and in the end the kids beat the parents and won a slushie from the treat bar before we left.

Dream Vacation.

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Monday, June 29, 2009

My Girl is one

My puppy recently turned one and she is always willing to pose for the camera. We got some great pictures of her on the weekend while she was visiting with her mother and meeting her new siblings. She is growing into such a great dog and I think with the new addition of one of her little brothers she will be even better.

All the reletives

We had a great trip home to visit with family this weekend, one of the highlites was a great breakfast and visit with my brother and his family on Sunday morning. We managed to gather them all up long enough to get a few pictures of them together for my mother. They wanted to pose "goofy" and here is one of the shots of them together.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Trustworthy time piece

It was time to go shopping for a new watch, having a time management issue I have been searching online for a watch that can set the time and style. I recently found a site that offers genuine Rolex watches at a fraction of the costs you might pay from a jewelery shop. The site offers new and used Rolex watches and becuase they are an independant dealer they can offer pricing that other dealers can not. If you are interested in finding your next watch at a price you never thought you would pay checkout the website at They offer a full range of mens and ladies watches in all sorts of styles, you can shop at your leisure and when once you place your order you will assured you are getting a quality time piece with a full 3 year warranty. Best of time is officially accredited with the Better Business Bureau with the highest rating possible. 160 Knowing you have a quality watch is something you can be proud of and with a name like Rolex you can have faith that you will have a time piece that will take care of you every minute of every day.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

My Father's day wish

I have been working on renovating and upgrading our home for 2 years and I am almost done I think. We probably not, my wife is fantastic at finding new projects for me to do. I normally have a list of 20-30 things that need to be done. Anywat I think all the major projects are done so it's time for me to start relaxing a bit and I always wanted a nice big recliner that I could sink into and relax with a good movie or show at night. This is my favorite chair and hopefully it might end up in my house sometime in the near future. The latest project involves creating a rustic cabin in our new bedroom and it took some work to create the cabin feel but it looks pretty cool. To add to the atmosphere we needed to find some rustic furniture to fill it up. I did some searching and actually discovered a company that creates beautiful rustic furniture that show the natural characteristics of the wood. They use maple, oak, hickory and cedar to create their beautiful furniture collection.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Who are the best Website Providers

With the economy in the current condition that it is in and with no relief in site it is important for each and everyone of us to really take a good look at our expenditures and what we can do without or how we can shop around to get the services that we want but still save money. My wife and I have been blogging for a couple of years now and what originally started out as just one blog about our life for family away to keep up with has grown into over 10 blogs between the 2 of us. I found we were spending too much on our hosting services and really wanted to take a look at different options to help us stay on our household budget. The big question is where do you start and how do you even know what it is that you really need. With a little research I was able to discover a webhosting comparison site (webhostinggeeks) that takes all the guess work out of finding a host provider. Their site compares all the best webhosting services under $10 a month. The site offers links directly to the webhost home page so you can find out more information about the services and promotions they are offering. For us we felt that the BlueHost offered us exactly what we were looking for in a host, we wanted to be able to continue using our current domain but transfer it over to the new host. They provide unlimited domains, great for us as we continue to grow our blogdom and unlimited space which is great so we can load whatever we want into our websites without worrying about them running out of space. We are looking forward to many more years of fun, communicating with people all over the World and developing great new friendships along the way.

Making some time

A couple of weeks ago the kids had a fair day at the school and one of the kids favorite things is the yard sale in the gym, they always find all kinds of (*treasures*). This year Kohl's favorite find was an easy bake microwave oven, it came in the original box with a couple of pizza mixes and he wanted to bake bad. We checked it out that night while Carrie was at work and to his disapointment and my relief there was no pan in the oven to bake with. I thought maybe he would forget about it but everyday he would ask when we would by him a new pan for his oven. I finally thought up a new idea today after going around shopping at some stores, and we made a date to bake tonight. I took some tin foil and quadruple folded it and made a small square pan with sides, I even impressed myself with this one. He took off upstairs for his baking set we were ready to bake Pizza, he came down very disappointed, his mixes have gone missing. We looked around a bit but couldn't find them anywhere, seeing the puffy eyes coming I went into back up mode. I knew I had a 1/2 bag of cookie mix in the cupboard so why not try to make cookies instead that would be tastier than the (God only knows how old) Pizza Mixes anyway. With homemade pan, batter and toy microwave oven in hand we got down to business!

Here are my two super helpers giving the batter the final mix up and it appears taste test.

These would be the faces that made it all worth the effort to pull this off!

Trying their hardest to be patient

The final product, I was also baking a batch in the oven to make it go a little faster, we were right at bed time and didn't want to be too late.

The glimmer tells me that it tasted pretty good, the battery died right after this picture but Blake had just about the same expressions as Kohl just a little goofier as you'd expect from him!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Online Shopping

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That's my boy

I was very proud of my son as this weekend was his year end dance show. He is the only boy in his class and as such gets a lot of the attention through the dances. This is him with the girls in their ballet costumes for Music Box Dancers. They one a gold medal recently at competition with this dance and it took the crowds hearts at the dance show on the weekend. He had a blast performing on stage and we loved every single performance.

I'm going to get your snack

Jay was having a snack the other night and I walked in on him with Breigh desperatly trying to find a way to get a bite of his snack. She went around from one side to the other trying to figure out a way to get a bite off of him. It was really funny to watch but a bad habit for her to start. I had to pull her off him after getting this shot before she got carried away.

A new education alternative

I have been searching for an alternative that would allow me to upgrade my education while still allowing me to maintain my current career and my commitment to my family. This wasn't an easy task, especially considering I live in a fairly rural area with access to the nearest University setting an hour away. It was impossible to find the program I would need to work on my Masters Degree. I recently discovered an online option that will allow people like me to take their degree online. The fully accredited online university programs offered by Capella. Capella offers over 100 graduate and undergraduate programs and is currently serving over 23,000 students in over 45 countries. Programs are designed to be flexible enough to meet your scheduling requirements.

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A boy and his Auntie

Jay was very excited to have his favorite aunt come to visit him for his birthday celebration. He really enjoys spending time with her and likes to talk and msn with her in the evenings. Of course she totally spoils him and she always has but it's good for him to have someone he can just spend time with, without expectations. He is hoping to go spend a week with her in the summer when Carrie and Trin go off to New York which would leave me with just the 2 boys.

Party Girl

Even a girl has to join in on the party, we had our relatives over for the weekend to celebrate the kids dance show and our oldest sons birthday. When we got into the cake celebration we started to feel pretty sad for our girl and decided to share a little piece with Breigh. It didn't take her more than a few seconds to devour the treat and she really enjoyed it.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Summertime is coming

Although it isn't even close to being warm we decided to set up the pool to give it a chance to warm up slowly. The kids can't stay out of it going for a swim everyday after school. I tried to stick my hand in the other day and it felt just like a million daggers being shoved into my hand it was that cold. It doesn't seem to bother the kids though they just hop in and have a great time. I sure hope they have a great summer in the pool, it's plenty big for them and looks great in the yard.

Twilight Night

With lots of company over for the weekend we had to find some fun things to do. Saturday night we all decided to watch the movie twighlight movie. The kids thought it was a really cool movie and really enjoyed the snacks and cozy time with family. A couple of them fell asleep during the show and couldn't make it to the end. We had a great weekend with all kinds of food, fun and dancing.