Monday, June 30, 2008

little frog

I found this in the backyard and we had a good time playing with it for a little bit.
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Thursday, June 26, 2008

socks and bubbles

Miss E is such a wonderful little girl. She just grabbed my socks and decided that she wanted to wear them.

In the close up of Bonesteele, take a look at those mouth bubbles. Wifey says that perhaps he is teething but it sure looks funny.

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Editing pictures

I have got a new camera some time ago and have not really taken the time to learn how to take pictures and edit them. These pics were okay when I took them but I changed some things and made them turn out a little better though for someone with a trained eye they are probably all messed up.
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Saturday, June 21, 2008


She could literally play with bubbles all day long

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Play time

One nice thing about being on paternity leave is that I get to hang out with the family more and take more pictures. On the flipside, it is also a disadvantage since wifey and I sometimes drive each other crazy from spending too much time together combined with the stress of taking care of two children. Miss E likes to eat her grapes and also enjoys playing peek-a-boo with Bonesteele even though he has no idea what is going on.

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Gun Cabinet

A few months ago my younger brother came to visit and somehow it came up that I was looking into getting a gun safe and he volunteered to make me a gun cabinet. Since most gun safes are ugly and need to go in a closet or the garage, I was pretty excited since a gun cabinet is something you can proudly display. As you can see by the pictures, he did an excellent job of building the cabinet. I ended up staining it myself and while I was working on it in my garage, my 70 or 80 year old neighbor walked by and asked what I was doing. I told her I was staining a gun cabinet and she responded, "Oh, you are one of those." I responded "Well, I am a police officer." to which she said, "Well that is part of your job but I didn't think you would have all kinds of extra guns. I never allowed guns in my house." So here is my question-How do you respond to that:)

I didn't respond at all. I do find it interesting that somehow people feel it appropriate to comment negatively and give their opinion about my gun ownership, which is of course a Constitutional right. I don't go up to people of different religions or people exercising freedom of speech, assembly, or any other constitutional rights and say, "Oh, you are one of those". It seems a little wierd to me that people feel they can say whatever they want and treat gun owners as though they are some sort of right wing nutjob.

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Monday, June 09, 2008


Wifey has been getting smiles for some time but now I am finally getting some also
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