Sunday, November 27, 2005


Thank you to everyone who came over on Sunday afternoon and helped move all the big stuff into our storage boxes. Jess and I could not have done it without you.

You're all such good friends.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Just want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Please take a moment to reflect on your blessings, those less fortunate, and our troops overseas.


Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Big Announcement

Okay...not so big...most of you know it. I've managed to tell everyone but two key friends who have been out of town the past two weeks.

Jessica and I are moving back to Little Rock. My last day with my current employer is Dec. 2. I report to my now job on Dec. 5.

This is a big decision, but one derived at soberly and in full consultation with Jessica. It's the right thing to do if we want to try and start a family that consists of more than four-legged, non-human members. It's not the best decision when you consider the close friends we have here in F'ville.

You all are very special (and I mean short bus) people and I'll miss you every day. We'll have plenty of incentive to return for weekend trips will be able to entertain guests in LR. Unfortunately I don't think this will be like our relocation to Tulsa, wherein we returned in 8-months. This means my Thursday gaming is indefinitely on hold (the LR guys aren't into RPG). I'm going to miss that a lot. Even while I was in Tulsa I returned most Thursdays evenings for gaming. Have fun and set a place for me in absentia.

Don't get me wrong LR peeps!! I'm looking forward to seeing you as's just rough all this moving that Jessica and I keep doing. I think the plan is to stick around in one place for a while this time.

We do have some other good news....the house is under contract and Jessica is perhaps the greatest realtor ever. That said...Jess and I might need some assistance over the next ten days loading our home into the storage containers we're using. We've already got most of the house packed (say 70%). We just need to transfer the boxes and furniture into the containers. My biggest concern is the piano. It obviously made it into the house...we'll find a way to get it out.

More later...

This is from the 2004 Fayetteville Square Lighting Ceremony. We didn't go this year since it was Collin's birthday and we were busy ingesting Japanese food and eating cake. can tell by the happy faces that it's usually a good time...

Monday, November 07, 2005

Back from a weekend in Little Rock. Jess and I decided to take the Pig Trail on the way home in order to enjoy the weather and catch some Fall color and scenery before everything is dead and brown. Sometimes regret the completion of I-540. Sure, it makes the travel quicker and it's a rather scenic drive as well; but I used to only travel the Pig Trail. Now I take it maybe once a year at most. I recommend that everyone take a drive that way and remember the beauty we overlook in favor of the convenience of I-540.

Jessica's little sister Sara, and the Bryant Dance team, came in first at the State 5A Dance Championship (or something like that). They competed in 4 events, placing first in three and second in the remaining. That translated to first overall and a return trip to the National competition. Very hearty congratulations her and the team. I wish I had photos but I didn't bring the camera.

We also saw two-week old Lukas Haddock. Very cute. I held him. If I can get a copy of the photo, I'll post it.