Question for Moms…


Hey Moms,

I’ve been asked to write an article of tips for dads, for a parenting magazine, and I need your professional advice.

Whether your hubby is a “stay at home,” “work from home,” or simple takes care of the kids to give Mommy an occasional sanity break, I’m sure there are things that he does during the care of feeding of your offspring that…


Gracie’s Christmas Boogie…

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A short video of Gracie getting down to a little bit of Garth Brooks Christmas…
(I hope this link works for you…)


-Gracie’s Daddy

Embarrassing Our Parents



Something reminded me of this today, I’m not sure what.


I was probably eight or ten years old, and my parents and I were making a rare visit to a “nice” restaurant (ie: cloth napkins, tablecloth, no plastic trays) and I was mad about something.



First Snowman!



Time 10:40am

Temperature: Somewhere between twenty degrees and GOOD LORD!

The mission: Gracie’s first snowman.


2nd Annual Gracie Caption Contest…


Hey all,

Okay…so I posted this picture in one of my albums on facebook and got a couple of funny replies.

So, take a look, and post your funniest caption. There will be a prize.


New Gracie Pics

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Here’s the follow up to the last post (Christmas Tree Day) and a couple of new pics.

Gracie named the tree “Baby” this year, I’ll try to post that video clip soon…


Claiming her seat at the new chuch building…



This years tree with Daddy…



And with Mommy…



And, just because I can, lol!

(Mommy took this pic on waking this morning!)

Christmas Tree Day! (Plus recipe)



Hey all,


TeamPerk is getting geared up for our traditional “Christmas Tree Day” tomorrow. Usually we do so on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving, but we were late getting home from Eugene last week. The pic above is from last years “hunt.”


Tomorrow, we’ll bundle up and head to a local farm to pick our tree which, after much careful consideration, Vic will name (admittedly, still seems a little weird to me, like naming a deer I just shot, lol) and then home again.


After we set it up, Vic and Gracie will decorate the tree while I make Vic’s favorite cocoa, then we’ll settle down to watch a Christmas movie together (we have a box full with the Christmas stuff.)


One of our favorite days of the year!


Vic’s Favorite Cocoa

3 – standard size Hershey milk chocolate bars, diced

3 – standard size Peppermint patty bars, diced (or 9 minis, depending on what I can find)

1 – pint half & half

1 – qt whole milk


Simmer (do NOT boil) milk in a large saucepan and then add remaining ingredients, stirring constantly until melted and well mixed.


Serve immediately (before it turns solid again, lol)


I can only drink and 1/2 cup of this stuff at a sitting, but it sure is good!


I sometimes replace the Peppermint Patties with ½ cup of caramel ice cream topping, but Vic likes the mint better.