Monday, December 31, 2007

New Years Eve 2007

Trevor and Maria spent Christmas with her parents in Pennsylvania and then came to our place for New Years. They were kind enough to bring Logan and Samara some additional Christmas gifts as well. On New Years Eve we went over to some friends house and had a slumber party! We had a blast pigging out all night, playing games, and just talking. I don't have any pics from the party but here are the pics with Trevor and Maria.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum

Most everyone knows of the Air and Space Museum on the mall in Washington DC, but not many know of its sister museum located right next to the Dulles Airport (and thus about 5 minutes from us.) The Udvar Hazy museum is basically a giant aircraft hangar where all the planes that wont fit into the main A&S museum go. It's unbelievable how many planes they've fit into this place. I of coursed loved it but I was also surprised how much everyone enjoyed being there - Samara especially had a good time.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas 2007

We had another wonderful Christmas this year. Almost all of the immediate family was able to meet up at Mom and Dad's house, Mike and Tara being the exception. Amazingly, this was also the first time Shawn brought McKenzie out to the east coast.

As to be expected nowadays the little kids made out like bandits! Among Logan's gifts were a guitar and remote control car (both blue!) His cousins both received new bikes and the younger girls received copious amounts of other various small toys. Tiffany and I finally bought ourselves a digital camera. Our original beloved 3 megapixel camera has finally retired after 6,857 photos. In retirement it will probably be used quite frequently by our tech savvy four year old.

Being true Marylanders we had to prepare some crab cakes for McKenzie. She also got a wonderful tour of DC, Mt. Vernon, the Inner Harbor, and the beautiful horse country.

This year was also the first year that I watched "It's a Wonderful Life". I always make sure to catch my favorite "A Christmas Story" at least once, but I somehow managed to skip "It's a Wonderful Life" for 27 years. I only wish I'd seen it earlier now.

Thursday, December 6, 2007


My little helicopter video has received 100,000 views on YouTube!
I posted it there March 29 2007 and it hit the 100k viewer mark on December 6 of this year. That averages out to about 395 views each day (it started slow, but I've noticed that recently I get about 1,000 views a day.) Not bad!
I enjoy checking out the page and reading the wonderful comments a lot of the viewers have left. It goes to show that not everyone on the Internet is cold and heartless as it sometimes seems.