Sunday, December 30, 2007

Christmas video

Our cat |うちの猫

Here are some pictures of Aijou from December 2007.


Aijou, Dec 2007 | 愛情 2007年12

I might have made a mistake

I installed Picasa2 from Google on my mom's computer the other day. Now she has her own web album. It doesn't look like she has managed to figure it out yet though. I uploaded a few pictures for her to show her how it all works, and that is all that is there still.

This was our first snow, for the season. December 16, 2007.
First Snow 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


My friend Dave just surprised everyone, he wrote a book. It is titled Sovereignty and is a fantasy novel set in the world of Haldane. Haldane is a world Dave created a couple years ago to run a D&D campaign in.

It was a good read.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

90th Birthday Party for Grandma Busch


Tonight we had a surprise birthday party for Grandma Busch. Dad arranged to rent the 9th Street Cafe in Highland and have a meal set.

Grandma did not know anything about it. All she was told was that he was taking her to dinner. In addition to the party, Dad managed to get all his brothers and sisters home for it. Daryl and Kay almost did make it due to a canceled flight, but they snuck in about 6:30. Grandma was so happy she was crying.

Here are the pictures taken by me and my sister. Other pictures will probably be added to the album later from my parents and any one else who will let me snag their memory cards. I also have a bunch of video but that will take a some time to edit down.

Grandma Busch 90th Birthday

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Reception video 披露宴のビデオ

I finally got off my ass and got a video put together from our October reception. I am sorry it is distorted, for some reason the Google video uploader converted it to 4:3 resolution...

It is quite long, but i did not feel like making it in "parts."

edit: I uploaded it again and this time it seems to be showing up correctly in 16:9 resolution.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Dalanee's 2nd Birthday

Dalanee turns 2 on the 12th. Since my sister had Tuesday off work, she invited everyone over for cake and ice cream.

Dalanee's 2nd Birthday

Monday, December 10, 2007

Darla had a christmas concert

I did not manage to go to this myself, but here are some pictures of my niece's Christmas concert.

Darla Winter Concert

Sunday, December 9, 2007


Last night Motoko & I invited our friends John & Melinda over for dinner. We decided to make pizza. Motoko made some french bread earlier in the day that we turned into garlic bread. I made 2 pounds of pizza dough in the bread maker and rolled that out into 3 pizza crusts.

For desert Motoko made a strawberry shortcake and a chocolate cake.

Everyone seemed to have a good time. They brought us christmas gifts, but we had not got theirs yet. We will have to get on that :)

Friday, December 7, 2007

It is begining to look a lot like christmas

Found this house in Collinsville the other day. I had to go back and take a few pictures..

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

picture pages

This month my grandmother turns 90 years old. We are holding a surprise party for her next Saturday.

My dad suggested to her that a nice picture of her would be good to send out to all her children for the holidays. So today I had to stop by Portrait Innovations to get a few photos taken with my her. My sister took the opportunity to get a couple photo's of her youngest two.