Thursday, July 23, 2009

Albuquerque, New Mexico

I'm over here in Albuquerque, New Mexico attending an electronics course for the week. The class is on Kirtland AFB which hosts a lot of civilian contractors doing brainiac sort of things for the government, Air Force personnel, and just a few Army people. I'm not a big electronics geek so this class has been a great refresher and I've learned some new cool stuff. An added bonus is that my uniform for the week has been khakis and a dress shirt.

After class today we drove up into Sandia Park which gave an incredible view of the area. There isn't much water, compared to New England, but the mountains and trees make it a nice area to visit. Here are a few of the pictures:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Random Pics

I gave Abigail a handtowel to wipe her hands off while eating some mac and cheese. A few minutes later this is how we found her:

I'm not sure what she was trying to accomplish. Maybe she was concerned about getting it in her hair or needed the towel out of the way and her head was handy place to put it? Who knows with kids.
For all of you that were concerned about me turning Abby into a tom-boy here's a couple of pics of her taking her baby for a spin.

Hopefully in a couple of years she'll be taking her babies for a spin on her dirt bike (hehehe).

Friday, July 17, 2009

My Swimmer's Farmer's Tan...

This morning while I was shaving before heading off to work I noticed in the mirror that I have quite a weird tan going on this year. Almost everyone in the shop has the "reverse raccoon" eyes going on from wearing sunglasses so much outside. I also enjoy being outdoors so I usually sport the farmer's tan all year long. Since my profession doesn't involve me showing myself off like a professional bodybuilder or model I'm not too concerned with the tanned arms and head and white torso. If anyone points it out I just mention that I'm a working man and that I don't have time to go to the salon and use a tanning bed or spend hours at the beach. My farmer's tan was going beautiful until I started swimming with one of the guys who is training to compete in a tri-athalon.

We've been hitting the pool a couple times a week and switched to an outdoor pool. Also the first couple of weeks back from Iraq I only worked an hour or two a day so Sarah and I were taking Abby to the pool almost daily. Thanks to my new outdoor fitness program I now have the Swimmer's Farmer's Tan. I have a dark tan on my arms and head, a light tan on my back, and a white chest and stomach. I think that I might need to learn the back stroke to even it out.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pretty Dress

YEAH!! We're back online with some new pics! Here's Abby sporting her new dress from Aunt Poppity-Ann.

Thank You!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Please Excuse Me...

I think that I'm having bouts of Alzheimer's. I've been misplacing things since I've come back from Maine. I can't find my cord to hook my camera up to the computer so I can't upload any of the pics that we've been taking. Just bear with us while I keep looking or find something to fix the problem.


Monday, July 6, 2009

Daddy Daughter Bonding...

I was looking at motorcycles on a website that I frequent when I found a video from YouTube that one of the guys posted. It showed a guy on a Harley pulling a wheelie. Abby came by the computer and when she saw the motorcycle she had to get up on my lap and look at it. We spent the next half hour watching various Harleys pull wheelies and doing burnouts. She kept pointing at the screen saying "Dadda, Dadda". I explained that yes, they have a motorcycle like mine but daddy doesn't do wheelies on his.

Move over newborn baby pics, Abby enjoys looking at motorcycles too (which I enjoy MUCH better).

For anyone who is interested in watching a couple of the videos:

It's going to be fun when she's big enough to go for a ride. Right now we sit on the bike and I walk it back and forth under the carport.

Friday, July 3, 2009

More Pictures

Well I made a goof. When we went up to Maine I left my camera's battery charger home on my dresser. We ended up grabbing a disposable camera to take the rest of the pictures but they didn't come out that great.

Blowing bubbles with Heidi and Abby:

Abby hanging out in Uncle Aaron's truck:

At the 4-H exhibit up at the Farmington Fairgrounds with Jessica and Heidi. We saw sheep, goats, cow, steer, horses and chickens. Abby enjoyed the smaller animals but was a little scared of the larger ones.

We really enjoyed our time with family and it was hard to leave them to go back to Texas.