Thursday, November 30, 2006

The Weather Outside is Frightful

Well, being in Michigan we have come to love and/or hate the weather. Below is my Weather Underground page and as you can see there is a Record Statement - that's for the record high temp we had yesterday. And you can also see the Winter Storm Watch for tomorrow. After getting up to 67 degrees yesterday, they are now forcasting ice tonight and 5-8 inches of snow tomorrow. Lovely.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Little Lights Are Not Twinkling...

Arthur: The little lights are not twinkling.

Clark: I know, Art, thanks for noticing...

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Christmas Tree Time

We headed over to Mutch's Christmas Tree Farm to get our tree on Sunday. We wandered around for about 2 hours before finally finding one we liked. They have got a huge farm and many different types of trees. We decided on a Blue Spruce because the needles are really sharp and would annoy me when I was putting on the lights.IMG_8846IMG_8850

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Monday, November 27, 2006

The Cousins

Thanksgiving!

We went to Jenna's brother's house to celebrate Thanksgiving. Jenna made her yummy pizza dip and I tried out a new recipe for stuffing. It was a spinach-artichoke stuffing and everyone said they liked it. I think if I do it again, I'd go with about half as much artichoke as called for, it seemed a bit salty to me.

Reagan's First Trip to the Salon

Wow, was last week busy! We had a lot going on with Thanksgiving, haircuts, decorating the house, killing a tree for Christmas...whew!

Reagan had her first trip to the salon for a big girl haircut last week. She did great and looks so cute with her new 'do.

She really enjoyed it more than she's showing.

I also took some video of her while we were there.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Little Lions Fans

Well, even the kids wearing my hat couldn't help the Lions (again). I figure I'll get them hooked early so they can live with the same frustration I have with the Motor City Kitties.

Dancing Queen

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Pizza Boy

Delivery or Digiorno?

Declan had a field trip with his class to the pizza parlor today. They made their own pizzas and were able to watch them run through the oven.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Declan's Show

Here's a montage of Declan's photos I made last year also. The song is 'Haunted' by Sinead O'Connor and Shane MacGowan from the Pogues. The song is probably best known from the movie 'Sid & Nancy'.

 

Zach, the Wonder Dog










I was out with the arson investigator for the State Police yesterday. We were investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a property in the area. The MSP brought out Zach, one of their specially trained German Shepherds. Here he is in action. The detective/sergeant also got into the act smelling for a specific hydrocarbon scent that would indicate an accelerent was used to start the fire.

How's This For a Buddy Film?

Reagan's Slide Show Video

I made this video last year and just thought to dig it up and post it. The song is 'Heaven' by Live. I first heard the song just after we found out Jenna was pregnant.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Belated Happy Birthday to the Marines

Wow, I've missed a few things this week. My dad will like this.

Veteran's Day

I was busy over the weekend and totally forgot to post something about Veteran's Day. We all owe a big thanks to all of those who have put on a uniform and served our country.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

"Office Space" Recut

 This is pretty well done. Office Space recut into a slasher flick.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Election is Over


And I for one welcome our new Democratic overlords...

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Vote Today!


Get out and vote today! And remember, my darling children want you to vote Republican! They'd like to remind you that as a family of 4 making between $50-$75k a year, getting rid of tax cuts would increase our tax burden from approximately $1300 to over $3300 a year! By the way, I'm predicting (and this is just a little voice in my head) that the Dems pick up 12 house seats and 3 senate seats leaving the GOP in control of both houses.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Friday, November 03, 2006

Google Search and It's Implications

I can check the location of visitors to the blog and can also see how each person gets here. Some of the ways people reach Lapeer Living is humorous. A recent visitor searched Google for 'missing contractors' and found my site. The funny thing is that it refers to a post I made last year. Some terrorists posed a photo of a GI Joe doll as part of a kidnap video. I put together a post with of my own. The picture I included follows.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

John Kerry Earns 4th Purple Heart

-Dateline: Washington. John Kerry was awarded his 4th Purple Heart medal after shooting himself in the foot this past week. Kerry's description of troops in Iraq as too dumb to end up anywhere else ruffled some feathers. He apologized by saying everyone was too stupid to understand what he was originally trying to say. Soldiers from Iraq got their crayons together and put together this message for Mr. Kerry.