DIY Christmas Decorations with Wood Scraps

Our boys have been complaining lately about the lack of Christmas décor on the outside of our home.  It isn’t even Thanksgiving yet.  We have not put up lights up to this point, as I don’t want to shell out money to have someone else climb my roof and hang lights for the next monthContinue reading “DIY Christmas Decorations with Wood Scraps”

DIY Star Wars Challenge

If you read my post from last week, you read up on how I made our older son’s General Grievous costume a little more “up to code” for about $9.  Although it was an enjoyable build, I also recognized that it was a short-lived construction that will last about a week.  I also (selfishly) wantedContinue reading “DIY Star Wars Challenge”

When Simply Buying a Halloween Costume Isn’t Enough

This year our older son decided he wanted to be General Grievous for Halloween.  If you don’t know who that is, look on Google (I don’t think I can share an image of him without copyright issues).  He is a character from the Star Wars Clone Wars TV show and is later defeated by Obi Wan inContinue reading “When Simply Buying a Halloween Costume Isn’t Enough”

Enjoy Your Kids

Happy Father’s Day!  Oh wait, that was last week?  Well, I got to celebrate it this past weekend.  Last weekend was our younger son’s birthday (on Sunday) as was our wedding anniversary (12 years! Woot!).  The two things that made me a father were celebrated that same day, so we pushed back my celebration to this past weekend.  No complaintsContinue reading “Enjoy Your Kids”