Oh, that’s not funny. I just wrote a huge update about Nikki having Norwalk and Quinn and I spending the day together while Jordy was at school and this darn website crashed, losing all my stuff. Sigh. Oh well. Anyway, the main gist of it all is as follows: Nikki is ok, sleeping a lot and hopefully will be on solid food again soon, Quinn surprised the heck out of me today by pulling himself up on the lazyboy in the living room, kneeling in front of it. I also plugged www.popcap.com because it’s free and so fun for all ages. I finished by saying that Steve Earle’s Jerusalem and Bruce Springsteen’s The Rising are freakin’ excellent albums that just happen to be inspired by 9/11.
Quick lyric snippets are as follows:
Steve Earle’s “John Walker’s Blues”
I’m just an American boy raised on MTV
And I’ve seen all those kids in the soda pop ads
But none of ’em looked like me
So I started lookin’ around for a light out of the dim
And the first thing I heard that made sense was the word
Of Mohammed, peace be upon him
Bruce’s “The Rising”
Left the house this morning
Bells ringing filled the air
Wearin’ the cross of my calling
On wheels of fire I come rollin’ down here
Just really good, and go now and buy the CD.
That’s all for now.
Quinn cut his top, front, left tooth yesterday and we can see the front right one coming in beside it just under the gum. The little guy is awake now so that concludes my little update session. Well that was short and sweet. More later I would imagine. Oh ya, btw, I still don’t imagine I will get a word in edgewise much. Time will tell though.
Ok! This should prove more interesting. For those of you just noticing that the Vallentyne Family web site looks different, well good for you. It does look different. It has been Bloggerized. This is wayyy cool stuff that makes it easier (in theory) to post to the website and keep you up to date. Follow the button at the bottom to find out more. It’s geeky, and so, of course very cool.
Also, Nikki can post to the site and keep things on the level. I have been very selfish up to now with the web site posting, and have never shown her how to do it. It also makes things more fun when nobody gets a word in edgewise.
I will hopefully get some better navigation back to the photo galleries going soon, but for those of you that can’t wait, the link to the old galleries for friends is here, and the link to the old family gallery is here
There. That should keep you going for a while. Not that there is anything good to read here yet. Happy New Year, by the way. Oh, and as always, complaints/suggestions/inquiries should go here: firstname.lastname@example.org Maybe I might do something if you suggest it. Maybe.
Drat. Here we go again. This should be the new stuff. If you are looking for the old stuff, it’s here
Let ‘er howl.
Small template change, let’s see if it works.
I need to figure out how to get links working before this is ready for prime time. I mean links in the template itself. Maybe I can just steal some code somewhere to do that. Must brush up on html sometime. Or actually learn anything about it, to be accurate.
I really should just be working, but this is pretty fun.