You may recall how a few days ago or so I mentioned a friend of the family who has two golfball-sized masses in his brain and the doctors were doing a biopsy?

Well we were told the results yesterday.



Well, it is currently 3.15am on July 19, 2006. I arrived home no earlier than 17 minutes ago. In another 17 minutes it will be 12 hours from my baby’s official third birthday.


Happy Birthday, Elijah!

I can’t wait for you to see what I bought you tonight, when your daddy gets home from work today, of course. :)

I know, I’m sad.

We have a “new” local channel as of this summer, or at least that’s when I noticed it. Most nights at 9pm I’ve been watching the Beverly Hillbillies on it, they play mostly older stuff. Well, lately, we’ve been hit with this commercial… I was just hit with it twice in a row, in fact.

You see the backs of the heads of this couple sitting on the couch, watching tv, and you get to see what they’re watching. They see three people talking and change the channel after each one until you get to the one that’s the actual commercial they want you to see.

I understand two words in this whole commercial… financial freedom.

Why? The whole thing’s in Spanish!!

This is the first time I’ve seen a non-English commercial in our area… and I’m annoyed…

They talk wayyyyyyy too fast for me to even begin to try and figure out exactly what they’re talking about.


Genealogy 101: Starting Out

Recently I had a post about census records and some of the commentors expressed an interest in searching their own families but said they do not know where to start. I am, by no means, an expert on deep research (yet), but I can give you all a few tips, some starting places at least (for the USA only so far). So here goes.

The very first thing you should do when starting to research your family?

Talk to your family.

Ask your parents, your siblings, your grandparents, your aunts and uncles, your cousins, and any other family members and close family friends about your history. They will (hopefully) be able to give you some great starting places. Write down and grab anything you can get your hands on: