P90x – Done!

Looking back on my blog, I started P90x back in June of last year. Unfortunately, I was less than diligent about keeping up on the schedule, and it took me almost a year to finish the program (although that includes twice I restarted due to extended absences). Despite the fact that it took me almost eleven months to complete…

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Getting Ready…

So this weekend ended up being fairly warm, indicating that spring is on it’s way. Jamie and I decided to take advantage of the warm weather by taking care of some much-needed housework. I power-washed the front of the house, which had accumulated some nice grunge thanks to last summer. I also power-washed some of Dakota’s “handy work” off…

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Snow!

So the last few weeks here have been crazy. It started last weekend when we got just over a foot of snow. Just when I thought we had recovered, we got another foot of snow this week! Jamie and I enjoyed two days home together with Dakota, who loves the snow. Unfortunately, the roads are all clear, and we’ll…

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Merry Christmas!

It’s been a pretty hectic month with the holidays and all, but things are starting to settle down. We had a great Christmas! My brother, Ryan, was able to make it home for the holidays, which was great! It was also nice to see much of my family, whom I only see once a year. Jamie and I also…

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Our Christmas Tree

Sorry for the lack of updates, but I’ve been transitioning my website over to a full WordPress-based site. Last night, Jamie and I went out and picked up our Christmas tree, and tonight we decorated. ‘Just need to finish up the outside of the house and we’ll be all set for the upcoming holiday!

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Back in Baltimore

This weekend was Jamie’s championship competition, held in Annapolis, Maryland. I drove down with Linda and Bob on Saturday afternoon and took in an early dinner at ‘Dillos in downtown Annapolis. We made it just in time to watch Navy beat Notre Dame! Then we were off to the Marine Corps Stadium to watch Jamie’s performance. They finished 10th…

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Catching up; Facebook and Bethpage

So it’s been a fairly hectic month. I finally caved to all the peer pressure and joined Facebook, so you can check me out on there now. My dad and I also played Bethpage Black this week. We did the whole camping out thing and were the first ones out in the morning. The weather wasn’t all that great,…

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Digital Painting

I’m finally getting around to focusing on my drawing again. As my homepage indicates, I’m trying to figure out this digital painting thing. Right now, I’m working with an Intuos4 tablet and Corel Painter X. To try to figure out the program, I’m also following along a Gnomon Workshop DVD by Ryan Church, which provides a nice intro to…

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Elton John and Billy Joel!

Last weekend I fullfilled one of my lifetime dreams by getting to see Elton John in concert. As a huge fan of the piano, Elton John has always been one of my favorite musicians, and I feared I’d never get the chance to see him live. When he and Billy Joel announced another “Face to Face” tour, I was…

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NYC

To wrap up our three-week vacation last weekend, Jamie and I had a pretty busy couple of days. Saturday was the annual Hollins Summer Picnic. We had a good time at Aunt Barb and Uncle Fenn’s, hanging out in the pool and grilling some tasty food. Sunday, Jamie and I went to New York City to see the musical,…

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