Thursday, October 22, 2009

We finally joined the circle of 6 degrees of separation

This is my favorite tale as of late-
A few months ago our Saturn of 12 years exploded on the highway. We had it towed to a city 25 minutes from here (Shawsville), where the diagnosed the car as dead. Jack went and cleared out all of his things out of it in June.We then had it towed to the junk yard 20 minutes from here (C'burg). It was a huge salvage yard and we shed a quiet tear as we watched our beloved chocolate brown Saturn become part of a sea of cars, destined for destruction for parts.

Last night (4 months later) Jack came home from church and pulled these out of his pocket and asked, "These look familiar?"
A woman who lives in Cburg, but who attends our ward in Radford, came up to Jack and said, "My son works on cars and found these in a car he was working on. He recognized you and gave them to me to pass to you." The man does not attend our church. The reason he recognized Jack was from when Jack officiated at his father's funeral last month. (Nevermind how a pic of jacks mom and gma, and an airport pic of jack leaving on his mission 15 years ago got into his car...)

I mean, come on! How cool is that? We know people and know people actually know us! Kevin Bacon, here we come!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Homage to both Michael and nerds across the world

On my quest to find cheap Lego chotskies for F's lego league team, I found this instead. And in case you care (and I totally do so I know you will too), there is a Michael Jackson Lego MTVish series, including, Billie Jean, Beat It, and Thriller w/skeletons. Is it wrong to want to go wake F now?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hobos on the tracks

That's the title of this sequence of family photos we had taken. So many of them turned out great, and we will be using one for our Christmas photo, but here are some of the pics that didn't make the cut, but were still fun and I wanted them documented somewhere. Thanks Ann! For more info on Ann's photos, check out her blog/etsy link @

This one was one of my absolute favorites!
We call this one "May I please get a bread ration, and one for my brothers too?"
"Hey, Hey we're the Monkees..." (like the dirty bums from the RR ties?)
"Channeling the sun!"