Because we might as well…

A Day In The Life Of A Blade Of Grass Friday, August 21, 2009

So, this is the film my brilliant and funny 12 year old entered in a local film contest.  It was the first film he has ever done.  He did pretty much everything by himself, except Allen did what little editing was needed and recorded the music.  Yep.  Everything else was all Zane.   He didn’t win any awards but, there is always next year and the year after and the year after and the year after….


A while back… Monday, November 24, 2008

Filed under: Interesting...,Me,Zane — MidasWhale @ 6:54 pm

So, for some reason, my home computer will not allow me to copy and paste my Flickr photos into my blog.  Don’t know why, it just won’t.  However, I have a ton of stories and stuff I need to put up here…WITH pictures.  Well, eventually.  For now, here is a picture of me, taken by Zane back in August or September.  Yeah, my hair is streaked dark blue.  I have been wanting to do it for some time and, I finally did it.  So, ta da.  My only regret was that the color faded so fast.  But, oh well.  I have discovered the wonderful world of “Manic Panic” hair coloring.  They have, literally, every color you can think of to ever color your hair, and some you never even considered!



Wall-E Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Filed under: Family,Fred,Funny,General,Interesting...,Jaxon,Kids,Me,Zane — MidasWhale @ 2:13 pm

Wall-e was the most adorable cartoon character ever.  The whole movie was great.  It had a great message that I will not even hint at for those of you who haven’t seen it yet.  It led to a nice discussion after the movie.  The pre-cartoon cartoon, that Pixar always throws in, was hilarious.  I was laughing so hard.  I love magic and bunny rabbits (that I do not have to take care of).  I think every film should have a short cartoon at the beginning.  At least, any film I go see.  We knew Jaxon loved it because he didn’t have to go to the bathroom even once while it was on.  Whenever he is bored, he decides an expedition to the bathroom will cure him of the boredom.  Anyway, so if you haven’t seen this movie, go see it.  I recommend it.


Pop’s Wedding Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Filed under: Family,Fred,General,Interesting...,Jaxon,Kids,Me,Zane — MidasWhale @ 9:01 am

So, my grandfather got married last weekend.  He married a really spunky, fun lady named Edna.  My camera refused to take any good pictures from inside the church.  So, I do not have very many.  Carrie took some good pictures on Kelly’s camera and I am supposed to be sent copies. Here are some highlights from my camera.

My Awesomely Dressed-Up Family


The cake and reception area looked really nice.  Aunt Margaret laid out the napkins.  I was so impressed I had to take a picture of them.  It looks like she had a ruler to measure the perfect distance between them. But, she didn’t use a ruler.  Yeah, she is that good

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This was our crazy row, starting with me (taking the picture), then you can barely see Zane’s arm, a blurry Jaxon, Kelly, Jordan, Jersey, Allison, Cameron, Kyle, and Carrie.

Pops with his best man, Uncle Earl, waiting for Edna to come down the isle.

The Ushers, Eugene and Allen

Pops and Edna cutting the cake.

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Some family pictures…our family corner, Kelly, Uncle Bryan and Aunt Margaret…

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My adorable new shoes


Lady, Can I Get You a Drink or What?

Filed under: General,Interesting...,Jaxon,Kids,Me,Zane — MidasWhale @ 8:47 am

I do not know why I find these pictures so funny but, they are.  Allen’s band had an early, live recording session and  they had hot dogs and stuff.  It was like a picnic at a bar.  We were able to bring kids with us so, we did.


Camping with the Sowerby’s

Filed under: Family,Fred,General,Interesting...,Jaxon,Kids,Me,Nature,Zane — MidasWhale @ 8:32 am

I love camping.  In May, we went camping with our neighbors, Max, Suzanna and their cute baby girl, Gillian.  We went to Goose Island State Park.  It wasn’t that far from home but, far enough where we could relax and enjoy it all.  Goose Island has the largest Live Oak tree in the United States (world?).  And, it was impressive.  There was lots of interesting wildlife.  I tried to get it all.  However, I was unable (or unwilling) to get a picture of the raccoon who woke us up in the middle of the night the first night so he could steal out marshmallows.

I love this picture of the boys in the wildflowers.  There were wildflowers EVERYWHERE.

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Jaxon HAD to take his ukulele because Allen always takes his guitar.  Jaxon would walk around camp and stuff, just like Allen does with his guitar, playing songs and singing.

Allen with his guitar Jaxon with his ukulele (like Dad!)

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The Sowerby’s

The Cook’s

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Sometimes, it felt like the kids were EVERYWHERE!

Here is some of the cool stuff we saw.  The little green frogs, you could find in the bathrooms after dark.  They would hang out at the lights and wait for the bugs to come by for feasting purposes.  Of course, this was right above the showers so, I was afraid I would accidentally hurt one.  But, no, I didn’t.  A ranger told me and the boys were we could find some leopard frogs.  However, we were not as willing as we had anticipated to go tromping through muddy ditches with knee-high grass in alligator and snake country.  Maybe next time.   We went on a hiking trail and we are going along, there is us and nature and then, suddenly, a bench.  I think there should be benches in the middle of nothing all the time.

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Natural Bridge Caverns and Wildlife Park

Filed under: Family,General,Interesting...,Jaxon,Kids,Me,Nature,Zane — MidasWhale @ 8:11 am

Not too long ago (in May), we went to Natural Bridge Caverns and Natural Bridge Wildlife Park. It was me, Zane, Jaxon, Danielle and my mom. It was a lot more fun than I had thought it was going to be. I love caves and all the different breeds of animals at the wildlife park was really interesting. Anyway, here are the pictures.

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I love the Caver’s Creed. It should be a motto for almost any foray into nature.

Once we were in the cave, it was rather dark. There were lights to light the way but not bright lights. So, any pictures you see of my mom and the kids, I am blinding them! But they didn’t mind.

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This is a picture of Danielle’s pants to show people how humid and damp it was inside the cave. All of the bottom of her pants are soaking wet!


When you go in they give you a book that tells you what everything is. I do not have that book so, they are not labeled. I am sure you can identify the ones I can and can’t identify the ones I can’t so, it is pointless to label them all. You drive through the park and most of these animals are right by the road or in the road or trying to climb in the car.

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LOOK! They are fighting!

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