Family

Liberty’s first soccer game

Today the family went out to support Liberty for her first soccer game. Well, actually, it was two games and ended up being a win and a loss in the end. She did great! It’s a small co-ed league that gives here plenty of changes to try different positions (goalie too!). Go Number Seven! And as an added bonus here’s Asia playing with Ellie and me sitting with a grumpy Ellie later.

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Coast Guard

Hurricane Harvey Response; US Coast Guard

The events of Hurricane Harvey are indisputably horrid for some and just plain not-so-good for others. It’s times like this that a majority of the Coast Guard jumps into action. We, as an organization, are good at what we do day-to-day with Search and Rescue, pollution mitigation, vessel inspections, etc. But where I think we shine is when the nation is in crisis- the Hurricane Harvey situations of the world. As with most incidents, we Read more…

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Dad Blog

When they look up to them

There’s an unwritten rule of hierarchy in a house with more than one child. It may seem painfully obvious to most, without ever even seeing it, that a child with an older or younger sibling would no-doubt lead or follow. I admit I hadn’t really paid attention to the truth of it other than spouting the occasional “make sure you set a good example” to our children. Children tend to stick by the unwritten rule Read more…

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Uncategorized

The butterfly and an effect

This wonder was sitting outside the house this morning when I got back from the store. He just stayed there as if he was posing for a photo; as soon as I was done he flew off. He’s a Canadian Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, and we/I know it’s a male as noted by the four black “tiger stripes” on each forewing. Not bad for a “right place, right time” photo, ‘eh? The original was edited with Read more…

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General

I went to Finland. I took some photos.

I had the opportunity to go to Finland for work visiting both Turku and Helsinki. Over the course of two weeks, returning a week ago today, I visited the Nagu Coast Guard Station in the western archipelago and took a ride on some of their toys while also getting to see a spectacular sunset. A ride on the Super Puma helo was quite nice, seeing the area from the air puts the place into a Read more…

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Family

A Google made panoramic turned my daughter into The Flash!

I love Google Photos. The backing up, the editing, and the fun is great. They’re starting to make panoramic photos out of stills and sometimes the results can be awesome. Case in point here’s three photos Google joined together which put my daughter all over the place in a matter of seconds… she’s fast, but not quite Flash fast.

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Family

Painting their own toys

A few weeks ago Lena, Jack, and Ellie got some painting practice coloring some wooden toys they’d gotten at the store. I fully admit they actually turned out better than I thought they would… but they took a few days to dry.

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Funny

Theo’s Chill

This is our cat Theo and normally he’s all but chill except when he’s sleeping. But I guess that can be expected for a one-year-old. However, the other day he found an empty toy bin in the sun and decided it was his time to chill. Sorry for the quality, I was across the room and zoomed in.

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Daily

Veggies and Fruits… for a few days

It looks like a good deal of fruit and veggies but in this house, this bit of food won’t last past lunch on Tuesday, save for the bananas. But who can complain, the kids eat their good for them food without complaint.

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