Sunday, August 30, 2009

Uncle Fritz Pt. 2

As the night wore on, UF became more and more of a real person to me and less of a subject of photographic interrogation. Or maybe it was the beer.
 

 

 

 
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Uncle Fritz Pt. 1

So I know at a wedding, it is supposed to be all about the bride(s). At this wedding, I figured that was covered by everyone else, and I thought my Uncle Fritz deserved to have a little bit of photographic journalism going on.

You see, Uncle Fritz is that Uncle that is always taking pictures. Always. "Smile!" "Get together..." So I decided this night I would take pictures of UF taking pictures of people. Here is the first batch.

 

 

 

 


It is a compulsion, he just can't help it.
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Post from the Elfmaster General

Word up, doggs. I know it has been awhile since I've laid one on ya, but here I am. I've been kickin' it fo real at my new pad.

 


Check out my sweet ride. Yeah, with a car like that, it is easy fo an elf to pick up the ladies.
 


I've been getting my drink on, let me tell you. I don't know if I'll make it to this year's Christmas party, this place pretty much has it all.
 


Cept they need some better health care up in this piece. Check out my hand!
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Saturday, August 29, 2009

7-29-09 DMB

Jen & I went and saw DMB on a rainy night at Blossom, on the day between our birthdays. Kelly & John were along for the trip, it was a great show!

 
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Side note: we may have spent 45 minutes looking for John's car after the show. We were not happy. But, it was still awesome!

Hocking Hills Pt. 3

One of the big attractions down in Hocking is Ash Cave... it is the leftovers of glacially deposited rock. Some dudes lived here for awhile - it is really cool that something this big is in Ohio. It was a very peaceful scene, and made you feel little.

 

 

 

 
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Hocking Hills Pt 2

The ladies took a horse back ride (in the rain), and Samuel learns to play Catan!

 

 

 
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Friday, August 28, 2009

Hocking Hills Pt. 1

So we took a family vacation to Hocking Hills in southern Ohio. It was really nice - my brother set the whole thing up. We had a cabin (w/ hot tub!) and were only 20 minutes or so from most attractions (caves, swimming pool).

 

 

 

This picture is pretty trippy...
 
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Confessions of a First Grade Teacher

Yesterday I got barfed on. I guess after 8 classes it had to happen.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Free/Cheap fun stuff to do in the Cleveland area

I also decided to start a posting for links to low cost/free things to do in the Cleveland area, mostly for people with kids. Will definitely update with time, trying to put things on that are a little off the beaten path.

Clague Road Park (free)

A fun park in Westlake with a pond (ducks!), trails, etc. Very fun.

http://www.cityofwestlake.org/recreation/claguepark.aspx

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center (free, small donation recommended)

A cool area in Bay Village, not far from the Lake. Has lots of Ohio wildlife, a Bald Eagle, owls, etc.

http://www.lensc.org/


Olmsted Falls Park
cute fountains, playgroung, picnic tables and lots of shade

Free Christian Resources Online

I decided to start a posting with links to free Christian Resources/Bible Stuff on the internets so I have one place to put 'em all. To be updated over time as I find more, or as people send them to me.

Read the Bible Online

Many different versions, totally searchable. Now you've got the Bible at your fingertips during your lunch break at work!

http://www.biblegateway.com/


Listen to the Bible Online

http://www.biblegateway.com/resources/audio/


If you want to have the Bible playing while you work, play, whateva, as long as you've got an internet connection, you've got it. Many different versions including NIV and ESV.

Bible Study Tools
Bible Commentaries, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Maps, etc for free online.

http://www.biblestudytools.com/library/


Daily ESV Bible Reading Plans (Web, Email, Calendar, Mobile Phone)

No more excuses - this is so accessible it is ridiculous. Email, google calendar, etc.

http://www.esv.org/biblereadingplans

Free Seminary Level classes at Covenant Theological Seminary

http://www.covenantseminary.edu/learn/worldwideclassroom/

Over 20 classes that you can sign up for. Once you have a free login, you can access the classes and download podcasts of the class, so you can listen to 'em on the go. Great stuff!

Free Online Access to Every Major Christian Classic

At the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL)

Seriously. Martin Luther? John Calvin? Augustine? Matthew Henry's Commentaries?
You'll find so much stuff here it is ridiculous. Cheap to buy PDFs.

http://www.ccel.org/

Free Books

At google books. Check it out. If you do "Advance Search", you can check "Full View Only", which will give books that you have total access to when you search (as opposed to limited previews)

TONS of books.

http://books.google.com/