Happy New Year

Blown Glass Sculpture at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

It’s not quite the same as the Time’s Square, but if you ever get a chance to see this up close and personal, do it. It’s amazing and 43 feet tall!. It’s really stunning on a sunny day.

So many things to be thankful for in 2007. And so many new memories right around the corner.

Happy New Year.
Be safe,
Mike

Say A Prayer for Hershey

Our Chocolate Lab is very sick. She has spent the last two nights at the vet’s office. She has a bacterial infection in her kidneys. Not good at all.

Her blood work is showing signs of slight improvement, but she’s not out of the woods by any stretch.

So….please keep her (and her family — we are all very upset over this) in your prayers.

We thank you!

–mike

UPDATED 12.21.07 — Sad news. We had to put Hershey to sleep last night. She was so glad to see us and we felt SO, SO bad, but her kidneys are failing and there’s nothing that could make them better. The boys were part of the process and I think it helped them put some closure to this. Oh…what a tough time.

A Very "Let it Snow" Kind of Weekend

The weatherman was right about this one. We got some major snowfall on Saturday and Sunday. My wife and I had a nasty drive home from my company’s Christmas party that was held 25 miles from home. It was the stuff white knuckles are made of, to be sure.

I’m guessing there was about 18″ of it in our driveway. Sure, some of that was from the wind making drifts of the pretty white stuff. But let me tell you that it was a TON of snow and it took us a very long time to get the driveway cleaned off.

Sunday was a great day to stay home, so we spent time making chocolate chip cookies (the best ones we’ve ever made). I also made up a big batch of sugar cookie dough. It’s chilling in the fridge right now. Perhaps tonight we’ll get out all the cookie cutters and get ‘em done. The boys each have their own rolling pin. We got them at an Amish store not too far from home a few years back. So…the annual cookie cutting and baking tradition will continue at the Crafty Dad residence tonight. I promise there will be pictures.

Oh, and I’ve been working on my dad’s stocking cap. And…I’m about 50% finished with a tote bag from my cousin who is in Swim Club. I received a request for one as a Christmas gift. Stay tuned for a photograph or two. It’s my first official lined tote bag. So far so good. If you’re looking for a great tutorial, go check this out. Thanks Mariko!

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