Saturday, March 30, 2013

We have had some unseasonably warm weather lately which has been tempting us to de-winterize the pond.  The challenge for us is that if we get the pond ready for warm weather, and the temperatures drop back below freezing we could damage some of the equipment or koi.

So, we finally decided to make the change and embrace the warm weather.  To our surprise the conversion went very well and nothing had to be replaced or repaired once the pumps began working.  Yay!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Exploring Vine

I've been a twitter user for several years now, so when I heard that Twitter acquired Vine I was curious to see how the services would be integrated.  Well, it took me a few months to try it, but below is my first Vine post.

Saturday, March 2, 2013


We are visiting my cousin this weekend and today we got the opportunity to see her son Matthew perform at a dance competition.  Barbie and I were able to see the first time that he took to the dance floor in front of a large audience at our wedding reception.

Matthew has been dancing with a studio for a few years now, and he has been performing in large groups for a while.  Recently he began performing a duo with his friend Madison to rave reviews.  The video below is one of them together.

When the competition was over Matthew and Madison earned a "platinum" rating for their age group, which is a near perfect score.