Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Water Fun

Hey All,

This spring Jackie and I bought a new camera and it can take video and pictures underwater. We went to the YMCA and tried it out last weekend and here are some of the results. There aren't any videos of me swimming because it looks like I am drowning and I don't want anyone to get worried. I don't coordinate my stroke very well so I look like a paraplegic when I swim. All arms and no legs or vice versa. I am working on my stroke though, so hopefully I will look like at least a minnow in the future.

I have no problem sinking, so here is me at the bottom of the pool hanging out.

Say Cheese, blub, blub, blub

Such a good swimmer, and a crack-up

Saturday, April 4, 2009

April Showers bring May.....icicles

Hey All,
I was looking at my last post from march and I thought that spring was just around the corner, well obviously I was wrong. Here we are around the corner and halfway down the straight away and South Dakota had a blizzard warning every day last week. Mitchell, which is about 55 miles away had 12 inches of snow thursday and some parts of the state have gotten 18 inches. I guess this is the norm around here. It sounds like we aren't the only ones since Washington has been hit with winter weather this last week also. Things here are still good. School is winding down and I am still doing well. I have been spending a lot of time on my thesis and have it a little over half done. Jackie is still grinding out the days at the insurance agency. She is pretty bored with her job, but I appreciate her going to work every day. The winter and school was pretty hard on my weight. We joined the YMCA in mid January and have been getting back in shape. I was about 210 pounds but now I am back down to 186, which is about 10 pounds lighter then when I left in August. My goal is 180. No pictures of me in my banana hammock, I don't want anyone to go blind. Working out has been a great way to deal with stress and stay healthy. We hope all is well with everyone back home. Miss you lots. B & J.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Jackie's new do

Hey All,
Jackie finally did something she has wanted to do for a long time, get her hair cut short. She wanted to try something new so she had about 8 inches cut off. She had a hard time watching her beautiful locks hitting the floor, but after it was all over she felt a lot better. It is very different, but it is growing on her. I love it!! It shows off that beautiful face much better I think. Things here are good. We are having one last blast of winter with wind chills -10 to -15 and we got about an inch of snow. It will warm up this week into the upper 40's and I think spring is just around the corner. We hope all is well back home. Take care. B & J.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Still Hibernating

Hey All,
Things here are good. Life is pretty routine and uneventful (Hence the lack of posts). February has been very mild with temps in the 30's and the wind is rarely above 15 mph. Some brave ballooners hit the skies a couple weekends ago when the winds were lite. If they would have gone up in January they would have froze to death and wouldn't have hit ground until Maine. School is going well. We have at least a 50 point "quiz" everyday in pharmacology which is getting old, but I have been doing well on them and it is important to learn since drugs are what my career will revolve around. Jackie is still working at the insurance agency and the days are pretty long for her. Thank you everyone for all the cards and birthday wishes. It was very nice knowing everyone back home was thinking of us while we are so far away. We hope all is well with everyone and that the winter hasn't been too hard on you all. Take care. B & J.

Thanks again for all the cards.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Lucky's new boots

Dale and Marilyn got Lucky some new boots for the cold weather and I think he is having a hard time getting use to them. Unfortunately the video is taken with a camera, not a camcorder so the quality is not very good, but oh well. Still funny. 2009 is not off to a good start for the little dog.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Merry Christmas, a little late

Hi All,

I don't know why I am posting this so late, we didn't do anything for Christmas. We had a nice day of sitting around the fire and relaxing. We wished we could have been closer to family and friends. We hope everyone had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. Jackie had most of Christmas week and New Years week off, which has been nice. I hope all is well with you all. Take care and we hope 2009 is a great year for all. B & J.

Our Little Christmas Tree
Stocking hung by the chimney with care.

Lights around the door made it much easier to go to the bathroom at night.... uuh...... I mean

ooooh pretty.