Saturday, January 26, 2008

Updates for a really terrific week!

Ok - here's the good news about a really busy week in January ... it's January and we'd do anything to make it go faster. We're past Xmas, and are REALLY REALLY ready for a warm-up. I'm starting off with the pictures above. Jet took his 4th test in Tae Kwon Do and was awarded a blue belt. The picture above shows Jet breaking the board with a hammer punch just after he broke the board with a side kick. He broke both boards on his first tries, completed his series of stances required for a blue belt and warmed up for the event with jumping jacks and a series of push-ups (push-ups being moving his tushy in an up & down motion) Master Kim is presenting Jet with his blue belt. All right, next level is brown then he goes to the high belts where things get much more difficult.

Last Saturday we had an impromptu family reunion at our house. Here's who came:
Grandma, Uncle Dave, Aunt Gina came in from Omaha,

Great Aunt Doris from Southern IL

Cousin Mike, with wife Gariella & two kids: Chris & Andrew

Cousin Barb with Husband Todd & two kids: Megan & David

Well the boys just had a blast and it took all of 3 minutes to get know each other and begin playing.

They built blocks, played superheros, and balls for the evening in the basement.

Here is Jet with his 3rd cousins .... right?????

Well, we ate, talked, ate more talked more. Even some lively discussions ensued between David and Todd on hydrogen v. ethanol. Yes, it was between them because nobody else could get a word in edge wise and somehow they thought the louder they argued the better chance they had of winning the debate. We're all still recovering from that one! Bottom line, it was fun to get reconnected after a very long time and we're so happy that nobody had to die for this to go off!

Alright ... since it took me a 1/2 hour to upload pictures, I've got to run. Will update again soon.

(Uncle Dave sharing his love for the camera ... somethings will always remain constant.)

Mom And Megan (Barb's daughter).

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Good Joke ... Enjoy ... See what you see our new site! Keep checking.

A woman was in town on a shopping trip. She began her day finding the most perfect shoes in the first shop and a beautiful dress on sale in the second. In the third everything had just been reduced to $5 when her mobile phone rang. It was a female doctor notifying her that her husband had just been in a terrible accident and was in critical condition and in the ICU. The woman told the doctor to inform her husband where she was and that she'd be there as soon as possible. As she hung up she realized she was leaving what was shaping up to be her best day ever in the shops.

She decided to get in a couple more shops before heading to the hospital. She ended up shopping the rest of the morning, finishing her trip with a cup of coffee and a slice of cheesecake complimentary from the last shop. She was jubilant. Then she remembered her husband. Feeling guilty, she dashed to the hospital. She saw the doctor in the corridor and asked about her husband's condition.
The lady doctor glared at her and shouted, 'You went ahead and finished your shopping trip didn't you! I hope you're proud of yourself! While you were out for the past four hours enjoying yourself in town, your husband has been languishing in the Intensive Care Unit! It's just as well you went ahead and finished, because it will be more than likely the last shopping trip you ever take! For the rest of his life he will require round the clock care. And you'll now be his 24 hour caregiver!' The woman was feeling so guilty she broke down and sobbed. The female doctor then chuckled and said, 'I'm just pulling your leg. He's dead. What'd you buy?'

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Busiest Week of the Year

... So does it make a lot of sense to start a blog the week before?! Oh well, we're here and we're sticking to it. I've uploaded some pictures of a birthday party that Jet attended on Sunday. The theme was Batman and the "reptile" guy showed up bringing his best buddies with him: a 12 ft boa constrictor, a red eyed tree frog, a tortoise, a biting frog, 3 more snakes, an iguana and a kimona dragon. Very impressive ... and in the same sense ... very discouraging. Now Jet wants his birthday party out of our house and is expecting entertainment. GREAT!!!! how am I going to top a 12ft boa constrictor! Two weeks prior, we attended a party at "Pump it UP" ... now that was fun but it's so expensive. I may combine both boys parties next year into one big "pump it up" event. If anybody has any brilliant idea's for Jet's bash, I'm open. I think I'm going to meet some resistance on having just a few neighborhood kids over.

This Saturday we're having an impromptu family reunion at our house. Mom's sister, Doris is in town at the same time that Dave and Gina are visiting. Mom is flying over and my cousin Barb with her family and my cousin Mike with his family are coming in town. Barb and Mike live less than 2 hours away. Should have lots of great pictures and scoop so stayed tuned. I bet Barb has changed a bit since I last saw here at the ripe age of 8.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Dipping my toe in ... the first blog

Hello! Welcome to the first blog for the Reagan Clan. I've put this on my New Years resolution list and by god ... it's getting done. Now if I could get after the 20 lbs I want to lose, I'd be in great shape (literally).
I've enjoyed looking at our good friends, the Murphy's, site for almost 2 years that I decided to try this out. Since we have so many family and friends in other states, this is a way for you to stay connected (or not) to what's happening here.

January is getting crazier than December. I have something every night for the next two weeks (you can assume that Jan's the author of this blog). All fun but whew! The boys are already bored with their Christmas stuff and talking what they want for their birthdays in the next few months. Yes the toys are brushed aside ... all except the two huge boxes that Chris's TV came in ... those are played with everyday as forts, hideouts, boats, ect... . Go figure. I thought people just said that. Now I know.

Gotta run to feed the boys before GNO. Welcome again. I'll try to post weekly.