Sunday, November 6, 2011

Getting the house painted

We are getting the house painted. They are almost done with the front of the house. They started priming the lower porch yesterday. Luis has done a great job and will post his information soon. painting your house is obviously an investment. Luis and his men have made that an easy decision with their quality work.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Swimming Season Starts

As snow threatens tomorrow, the Good Shepherd Swim Team started their season. Dylan is starting his second season and first in Bantam. I messed up on filming his race:


Alexander also made the team and this is his first race.


He is becmoing quite the little athlete-- Baseball, Soccer, and now Swimming.

Alexander's First Pitch at the Brooklyn Cyclones Game last summer

How could I forget this...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I Love Swimming in the City!

So, Number One Son and Number Two Son are both gearing up for their first swim meet on Friday. Number Three Son made the team also, but seems scared off by the big kids. I don't understand that since he spends two straight months in a pool every summer and the big kids issue didn't surface once.
The Bed & Breakfast is going well. We have a trio from England. So, that marks our second set of Europeans. I am considering linking up with Wimdu.com, but don't know if I can commit to updating the availability calendar. Plus this is a start up-- who is to say they won't be gone in a year or snatched up.
Also, finally recovering from last Saturday night. Though I am off to see Cymbals Eats Guitars. They sound Emo. Anywho... Check you later.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

WOW! Has it really been that long

My bad for not updating this since 2/13/11. A lot has happened in the last 8 months. Also, since I know that this will eventually serve as a reminder and document solely to the Wife, the kids, and myself-- I Better start updating  this more frequently. So, what has happened:
- The wife and I celebrated 10 wonderful years of Marriage
- My Mom, my inlaws, and some great friends threw us a great 10th anniversary party
- Number 1 son and I attended Chess Nationals in Dallas
- We got to visit with Uncle Robert (3rd version) in Rice, Texas
- Number 1 son got to ride a 4x4
- The wife and I celebrated those 10 years with a well deserved vacation to Italy-- Rome, Siena, Montelpulciano, San Gigimano, Florence, and Venice. A great adventure and just the two of us for 10 glorious days. Thanks In Laws for taking such good care of the boys!
- Number Two son started taking Piano and on Monday adds violin!
- Number Three Son started kindergarten
- Dad, John and Mike got to see Beady Eye from the VIP section.
- Another summer at the Silver Gull (hopefully not our last). Get that new lease signed someone...
- Our tenants defected to Canada, so we decided to do this... http://www.theisabellaatditmaspark.com/
- Number One Son got his first concert t-shirt (Buzz Universe), but dad got to see The Descendents after 25 plus years-- so he got a much cooler Descendents T-Shirt
- All the kids made the swim team, though only Number One and Number Two will actually compete. Does a 4 year old really need to be forced onto the swim team? Nope.

So much more happened but that was the highlights and I know I am missing some truly great moments. All the more reason to keep up with this blog

Rinjo (Global Tech manager, B&B Manager, Father, Son, and Holy Husband)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ryan down the hill

Dylan Sledding..

Monday, December 27, 2010

Dylan Turns 8 today!

Dylan, number one son, turns eight today. So, while I stay home and shovel the snow, the boy gets to go to ski school. Pictures coming soon!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Good Shepard vs. Anselem

Dylan in the 2nd farthest lane

Dylan in the 3rd farthest lane doing the Freestyle

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Reddish Sports Roundup Halloween edition

Dylan started off the weekend on Friday by coming in second in his first race with a 19.97 second time in the 25 meter. He followed that up Saturday, by contributing a goal off a corner kick in his teams dominating performance.
Alexander's soccer team didn't fair as well, but Alexander played for 3 quarters to give his team a fighting chance.
Ryan continues to hone his soccer skills at Superstar Soccer. A little shy at first he warms up and impresses his coach Eddie Spaghetti.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Alexander and Dylan on the long walk to school


Dylan, Alexander, and Ryan all headed back to school today. Dylan and Ryan were happy to be back. Alexander cried a little but nevertheless walked up with the teacher.

Outdoor Patio....

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Converted Garage Patio

When you have 1 car and a very narrow driveway do you really need a 2 car garage? Nope. The Wife made the decision to cut the garage in half. I thought it was a great idea. Now we just need to get patio furniture and a ceiling fan (on order). Part garage and part patio with a roof. Needless to say Luis and his team banged this out in just about 7 days. Looks great!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Dylan tacks on 1.5 points to his rating

On his first trip to nationals in Atlanta, Georgia-- Dylan managed to win his first round and get a draw. Not bad for seven years old. I don't know what I accomplished at that age, but it sure wasn't this.. Goo going Dylan! Next year -- Dallas!

Looking good in the Neighborhood

I only behave when you take my picture.

Battle Scar

Close Up!

Parkside and Ocean - rush hour

Tuesday, April 6, 2010