Thursday, September 30, 2004

The Twins are 2!

Well today was their big two year birthday, Joseph at 6:06 pm and Catherine a mere ten minutes later. We were blessed to have both Grandparents in town for the event as well as a couple uncles and an aunt. It is late now and Uncle Mark is itching to get back to the computer to work on his library program, so I'm off to bed or will be conned into helping him flush out a few bugs. :)

Moments before the cake was devoured.



Sr. Rose, a favorite of the kids.
(the Skittles might have something to do with that!)

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

The Memory Game

Theresa has fallen in love with the memory game! Every night as the twins nurse to sleep, she talks me in to playing a game with her. And she is getting good! Now that she can easily beat me, I've started to wonder how she does it. Well the other night she let me in on her secret. She figured out that the backs of the wood pieces are different and she has been memorizing the patterns in the wood! Now she knows that one of the pig pieces has this sort of line on the back and one of the dog pieces has a sort of swirl. I was amazed! All this is from a 4 year old! She was and is mighty proud of herself.

But that wasn't the end of her chicanery. Last night we are playing again and I'm talking with her about her "trick". Pointing to a piece I say, "So, Theresa, this is the pig." She nods her head. "And this is the other pig," I ask pointing to another piece. Again, she nods her head, this time with a slight smile that I didn't understand at the time. I continue on with my talking, trying to compare her "reading" the backs of the pieces to the "reading" of words. After finishing my diatribe, I continue with my turn of the game, totally forgetting the "pigs" that Theresa had pointed out earlier.

Of course, I turn up two pieces that don't match. Theresa, now with a sly smile and a mischievous giggle, turns over the two pieces pig pieces that were definitely not the two pig pieces she had pointed out earlier! "I tricked you," she said. "I didn't want you to get those pieces, so I pointed out the other ones."

Wow! I just had to sit back and chuckle.


Theresa and her "Memory" game

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

This is a quick picture that I found to post to test out the photo posting features of the blog. I'll try to put up a picture or two of the birthday party after it happens!


Mommie and Theresa

Celebrations

Up early this morning and out for a quick run after feeling miserably sick last night. Thank you to my beautiful wife for all she does for me, especially when I feel so miserable!

Getting ready for company and for the twins 2nd birthday. Amazingly enough, we will have both grandparent(s) in town as well as some uncles and an aunt! Gommie is flying in from Texas for a couple weeks and Grandmommie and Grandpa, Uncle Mark and Jacob, and Aunt Rachel are passing through on their way to visit my sister in Steubenville.

Then for the weekend, the uncles are staying and we are all going to have a great time.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Haloscan

I just added haloscan commenting and trackback. If anybody has comments on this system please let me know. I don't like the idea of splitting up the data. It be nice if everthing was in one place. I guess I could use blogger for commenting and haloscan for trackback, since trackback was the main reason for adding haloscan.

I definately would recommend that if you use the automated system for adding haloscan to your blogger blog, that you make a copy of your template. I didn't and have been regretting it. The automated system is nice (it even added this post!), but it didn't give you the option of saving your original template somewhere local, or store it on it's server so you could go back to it if need be.


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Haloscan commenting and trackback have been added to this blog.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

A Big Fat Glancy Wedding

This past Saturday we attended one of the most beautiful weddings we have ever been to. It wasn't beautiful because of the thousands of dollars spent on flowers or because of the 10-tier wedding cake. It wasn't because of the ensemble orchestra at the reception or the beautiful country club where the reception took place. It wasn't the gourmet food that the caterer served. It wasn't any of these things, because none of these things happened.

So what made the wedding so beautiful? The only answer is its Simplicity.

The simplicity of the ceremony, of the reception, of the entire event, made it possible to focus more on the event itself, the marriage of Robert and Maya. It made it possible to focus more on the sacrament, more on the couple that have now joined themselves together for the rest of their life.

Thank you Robert and Maya for showing us that it isn't the extravagance of a wedding that makes it so special, but rather the pure and simple love of two people now united as one.

And now I am proud to introduce Robert and Maya:
Robert & Maya Glancy

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Why uhleyog?

Some people might ask, "Why uhleyog?"

It goes back to my college days, when on the field, teammates had a hard time saying "uhlenkott" at all, let alone saying it quickly and multiple times. Thus began the nickname "uhley" which after some agressive football games, became "muhley".

So somehow the two words "uhley" and "blog" somehow formed together in my brain as "uhleyog".

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Gmail

I just got an invite from gmail (via Freecycle!) and after one day, I'm hooked. I love the way it handles replies with it's convesation thread idea. Plus, how can you beat 1 Gig of storage. I downloaded the Gmail Notifier, which shows up in the systray. It checks for mail every 2 minutes. I also noticed that there is an app that handles gmail via POP3. I haven't tried that one out yet. I wonder how it will handle gmail's conversations?

Since it is still in beta, the only way to get an account is to be invited. Another reason to Freecycle!

I'm sure that I'll learn a lot more in the next few weeks. :)

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Freecycle

I just wanted to share with you the joys of freecycling! We've just started, and have already given and taken items. Rather than throw stuff away, offer it to members of your community. You will be amazed at how many people will see a "treasure" where you see "trash".

For more info visit http://www.freecycle.org and find a local group to join. The Seattle area has at least 5 groups.


Friday, September 03, 2004

Welcome to uhleyog!

I have heard of web logs and have even visited some in the past, but have never looked into it any further ... until now!

And thus begins the uhleyog.

Although, I'm not a prolific writer by any stretch, I will try to have a new post ever once in a while.