Wednesday, December 24, 2008


With Love,
Merry Christmas to all!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Party Time

Woo hoo!! I'm free...thank goodness...I am on break. Yeah!!


Two more glorious weeks of vacation. I will be sad to see this year pass. I have set a new record for myself...I will have taken 8+ weeks off this year. That doesn't include those lovely federal holidays. Some days - I love my job!!

On the days that Wezul has to work, I will not be Environwx...I will be a mad little, cooking, baking housewife.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Meet Mr. DIY

As I mentioned in my previous post, Wezul and Neighbor Ken are brewing some beer. Unfortunately for me, the beer didn't leak. Therefore, I am going to have to wait even longer for hardwood floors...why did I suggest Wezul buy some new seals...Stupid Me!!Anyways, Wezul and NK filled the bottles yesterday. Now they have about 2-3 weeks before they can taste the fruits of their labor. Yesterday, I went on a quest to find an appropriate centerpiece for our dining room table. Instead of buying one, I decided to make one to save some $$$. However, Wezul decided to take it one step further and add a little greenery...and who said your high school job at a garden center wouldn't pay off later in your life...The final outcome of our little craft day....

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Just Checking In

Time is flying by fast. Can you believe it is almost Christmas time and 2009 is almost here. I know we can't. We have hardly been home since we returned from our Thanksgiving trip. But, that is life.

Things could be getting interesting. Wezul and Neighbor Ken have decided to try and brew some beer. Wezul has done this before, but N. K is a newbie. It is definitely a science project in the making. Hopefully, we have no little accidents because Wezul has the bucket of water that is "not beer yet" sitting in the dining room over the carpet. Hmmmm...of course, me being like...isn't there a spot on the non-carpeted floor for that?!? So if it leaks, the carpet won't get ruined...Or...maybe I should let it leak on the carpet, and maybe I'll be able to get my hardwood floors in the dining room and kitchen...

Hmmm...that's a thought...let the beer ruin the carpet...I might be on to something here. Shhhhh!!! Don't tell Wezul.......

Saturday, November 29, 2008

It's Gobble Time

Wezul and I returned home today after being in Illinois and Iowa for Thanksgiving week. We started our trip out visiting my family. We only had the opportunity to see my Uncle...but as always, it was a fun time. Wezul had to take our picture at the sign. I will be lying if I totally understood but for some reason he got a huge chuckle and had us stand there with AJB. After visiting with Uncle, we headed to Wezul's hometown in Clinton, Iowa. We stayed there until Friday morning. We got to meet the newest member of the family, SJP, he is such a cutie. Of course, we had to fight Grandma and Grandpa Pfeifle to hold him, but when we did get the chance it was great. And yes, for those who are wondering, Wezul did hold his new nephew (we have pictures to prove it) and he got plenty of playing time with GAP, and she didn't run from him.
On Monday, we made the Pfeifle homemade sausage. This time three generations of Pfeifles participated as you can see above. I got to document this festive process; however, as always, I got stuck holding the sausage. Hahaha!!! To see what I mean feel free to visit the Wezul Web. After the sausage was put into casings, it was time to smoke the goodies. It went pretty well...except for...a small collapse.
The beer was OKAY and wasn't hurt or spilled during the fall. :) Wezul wasn't hurt either, but the beer didn't survive long after they recovered from the tumble, he polished it off rather quickly. Other than that, we had a pretty good time in Iowa. We saw lots of family on this trip.

We left Friday morning and 6am and returned to NC after midnight. Probably, the most amazing part of the trip was that Wezul and I didn't kill each other after being in a car for 18 straight hours. Life is truly grand!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


On Saturday we reached a high of 76...Tuesday this is our weather...could it IS!!!!


And yes...I had to work out in these conditions today on top a very high bridge and with a mean wind!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Winning in the rain....

Just winning in the rain...oh what a glorious feeling to be winning in the rain.

This has been a wacky weather weekend here in the good ole state of North Cackilacky...Friday was raining...overnight we had severe weather...and Saturday was WINDY as all get out and raining.

We got to the tailgating fields about 11:30 am. And we were greeted by blue skies and non-stop you can see below...

With exception to the winds, the rain held off until we decided to head to the stadium. As you can tell from the picture of moi, things got a little wet. Once we got to the stadium, the skies cleared, and the winds died down. However, by half time, the rain was a pouring. We were again hunkered down in our ponchos.

The Pack opened with a TD on their first drive. But in true Pack fashion, they let WFU stay in the game. It came down to WFU's last drive, but our boys were able to hold their own and come away with the victory and their second conference win.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Ho Hum!!

It has been awhile since our last post!

Things have been quite hectic on our end. They will only be getting crazier over the next four weeks.

Good I am typing this...Wezul and I are occupying the same space...our house. What a little nice feat. The week of October 27th I was in Denver for work...last week...Wezul was in Greenville, SC...and he is going back again this week for his work. Woo hoo!!!!

Other than that, things have been moving along. A new family member came into the world while I was in Denver...a brand spanking new nephew...SJP...the first Pfeifle grandson for Wezul's parents...tomorrow I am co-hosting a shower for one of my bestest friends for her little man to be...JMW...

Life is progressing pretty well right Saturday will be full of tailgating goodness...who knows what mischief we will get into.............

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Let the tailgating fun begin!!

Wezul and I tailgated the NC State/FSU game at Carter-Finley Stadium this past Thursday. We arrived at the TX Lot around 2:45 pm. As you can see, Wezul is working on a grilling is a work in progress. As you can see, the field looks pretty empty right now. However, this is pre-everybody getting off work. About thirty minutes after this picture was taken. The lot filled up and it quickly became a mad house. Besides seeing a sea of red, everywhere you look, all you could see was people playing cornhole. Our tailgating neighbors broke their cornhole game out and Wezul joined in their cornholey goodness.

At this moment, I should point out that the King of Cornholes and his teammate won all the games. You may wonder what am I doing when I should be at work...
It is a hard life, but someone has to live it!! I am the kind of person who is willing to make a sacrifice like this. What can I's a hard job, but someone has to make sure the chair doesn't feel neglected and walk away. :)

Don't worry, AJB was able to catch some rays and eat some Garlic Wood too!!
After all the tailgating goodness, Wezul and I made our way to the game. We had a much shorter walk than the BC game. The boys scored the first 10 points, and held close until the last quarter. In the end, they lost.

In addition to all the action on the field, the NC State Fair kicked off on Thursday too. If you look close in the picture of Wezul at the cornhole board, you can see a Ferris Wheel in the distance. During halftime, the 9pm NC State Fair fireworks went off. Not only did we get to see my boys play, but we got one of the best fireworks shows we have seen in awhile, and we were in the perfect seats to see them.


Saturday, October 11, 2008

O. Henry this day...still amazes me some days. As some may know, my birthday was this week.

This year, my dear dear husband has made it a birthday to remember.

Wezul took a page out of Chica's handbook, he stretched my birthday out a week. For the most part, it was simple. He let me pick out our dinners throughout the week, he forced me not to clean (though the house sooooo needs the attention - you can hear the pleas for the Scrubbing Bubbles), my gifts were thoughtful and "on time", his card fit me to a tee, and he arranged the majority of the activities by himself.

I had a wonderful birthday. Wezul arranged for my parents to come up the night of my birthday so I was able to celebrate with them. He also arranged dinner with Chica, Chico y Bambino Wise last night. We went to a favorite restaurant of ours so I was able to get my favorite dessert, Chocolate Chambord Truffle Torte.

By the end of last night, I could quite honestly say, this was the best birthday I have had since I have known Wezul. I could not complain. However, little did I know what else was in store. I knew we were going to do something, but I wasn't sure what it was. At 12pm today, I found out.

My dear husband said I had one hour to shower and pack an overnight bag. He wouldn't tell me where we were going. All I could do was follow him, and try to guess. I did try...but I didn't even come close.

By the time I realized where we were going, we were there. Wezul made reservations at the O. Henry in Greensboro. As you can see, there were quite a few treats awaiting us upon our arrival. My favorite, was the Hippo. AJB has a new friend. You can click on the link above to get a better sense of the hotel.

This is our first stay here. We have known of the hotel for some time. It is owned by the same people who operated a restaurant in Raleigh that we liked back in the day.
What did we do with our day in Greensboro...not much. We walked to the shopping center by the hotel, had dinner, ate the yummy chocolate truffles and cheese platter, watched the Carolina Hurricanes play the Tampa Bay Lightning (and win in overtime), and we Mac'ed while the game was on as you can see...I know...we are a little insane and addicted to anything with an apple on it. But they make it sooooo easy. I'll spare you the "We love Mac" speech for now.

To my sweet hubby, thank you for making this a special birthday celebration. I'll try to remember the kindness and generosity you showed me on your 40th birthday in not the only turn 40 once...and I am going to have a load of fun at your expense as will everyone else you know and love. Heehee!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008


It finally arrived! Our first home game at Carter-Finely Stadium.

You have to love Google, I was able to trace our path from our parking spot to the stadium and calculate the distance of 1.33 miles, and if that isn't good enough it the same distance as 19.5 football fields or 1.15 nautical miles.  Yes, that is one way!

OK...I'll stop with all the geeky conversions. :)

We played an ACC conference game against Boston College. We lost 38-31. Though my boys lost, I came away proud of them. Our team isn't the strongest football team because they are too busy studying!!! ;) They kept themselves in the game and didn't let BC blow them out. The last team BC played, they beat them 42-0. The team before that lost 34-7.

Wezul and I can't wait to tailgate our backsides off for the FSU game on October 16th. Check out more pictures of the game on Flickr!!

GO PACK!!!!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fall has arrived!

What a wonderful time of the year!!! end of baseball...cooler weather...fair food...hmmmm...yum...did someone mention fair food!!

Fair food...the local county fair has a very special booth...the VFD that my dad is on. I grew up eating the food this has my favorite hamburger/hot dog chili. I like to think it is a special taste like no can chili I have ever will stay in denial and continue to believe it is the perfect homemade burger/hot dog chili.

I came to an very important conclusion this past Tuesday as Wezul and I took part at MM VFD Family night at the fair booth before the fair started. I realized the chief architect of the chili was a NCSU supporter. This might explain my love for NCSU at a young age. Growing up I was surrounded by UNC supporters...could the chili explain my insane support of NCSU?!?


In a couple of weeks, Wezul and Paco will be making the rounds of the State Fair...can you say grown men walking around with turkey legs, various sausages surrounded by a little bread, ostrich, pork, and numerous foods on a stick. ARGH ARGH ARGH!!!

Football...besides the obvious thrill of us BEATING ECU on 9.20.2008, I am finally getting the opportunity to go to my first home game at Carter-Finley Stadium. :) As surprising as it sounds, YES, this will be my first home game.

Let's see why I didn't make to a game while I was at school:
  • Full-time student
  • Internships
  • Part-time work at local bookstore
  • Part-time work at a community college
  • another side gig with the ARC - these all were concurrent with each other
It will be Homecoming...we will play Boston College...and I can't wait. Come Sunday...I hope we will have good news...1) we won 2) fun pics from our tailgating adventures!!!!


The Carolina Hurricanes will kick off their 2008-2009 season on 10.10.08. Woo hoo! We opted for NCSU football tickets this year, and we will only be going to a few select hockey games this year instead of our usual mini-pack plans.

As happy as I will be to see baseball go bye bye...I have to say Good Luck to my dad's and brother-in-law's beloved Cubbies this October......

Saturday, September 20, 2008

WE BEAT ECU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NCSU WINS!!!!!!!

We won! We beat ECU. The final score was 24 - 30!!! It was won in overtime. 2 years in a row we have turned them into losers...sorry to all our ECU friends...but we won! Sorry that ECU will not be 4-0. :)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Generic Update

As you saw awhile ago, things were really hectic for this particular Pfeifle Clan. Both of us have been traveling separately. Up until this week, Wezul and I have been in the same spot for at the most for 1.5 days. Wezul was supposed to be home this week, but plans changed at the last minute and he had to work out of town again. So, AJB and I packed up and followed the big guy to Greenville, SC. As scary and crazy as it sound, he even suggested it too.

I have to officially pass the "Traveling the Most for Work Crown" to Wezul this year. Here is why:
  • 4 Weeks in VA
  • 3 Weeks in Greenville, SC
  • 2 Weeks in Greenville, SC (July)
  • 2 Weeks in Greenville, SC (current)
The year is not over, and it appears that Wezul may have to return back to Greenville in a month or two. We are not really sure yet. Fun fun!!!

On top of all this, my sister decided she wanted a vacation in the hospital for two weeks. She is doing better, but she still has a good way to go before she tries to run a marathon.

We have plenty coming up. We bought four tickets for NC STATE football. We will be going to the BC, FSU, WF and Miami Games. All ACC games...all tailgating madness...and I can only hope my boys can pull out one game. Preferably, I hope they win all four games, but I will take one game. So, be on the look out for post game updates!!!

We are going to be redoing the front bushes in the yard soon. We will get the rocks this weekend. I have no clue when we will get the project completed, but you will see the outcome here first.

That is just a sliver of the insanity that has been going on me...there is more to come...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

It's Been Awhile

We don't really have anything to say. Things have been extremely crazy on our end. I thought I would just pop up and say "hello" from us down those who check this on a regular basis know that we haven't abandoned our little blog. Life has overtaken us right now, but hopefully we will settle down soon and get back to updating everyone on our little happy escapades.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Can It Be?!?

I know, it is an amazing idea to think we will have done some outside work two weekends in a row.  It is almost scary to think this could happen.  But it did. After last weekend's little project, it became evident that there was a little work that needed to be done.  To be fair, we have been in a serious drought situation here for awhile now. So using a power washer or paying for someone to power wash on our house seemed very frivolous.  

But we have had a good season of rain, but even more scary, our August has been pretty mild. After a quick trip to Lake Johnson to stretch our legs, Wezul decided to break out the power washer and give it a whirl.  :)  

We did wait to do this on our non-essential water use day.  As guilty as I felt while we did do this, the house looks great.  :)  

I hope this trend continues for us.  I get so excited seeing the outcome of our hard work.  Yes, Wezul trusted me with a power washer.  



As some of you know, J & P are expecting. Yesterday, they found out they are having a little boy January 13th - ish, Bailey will have a little brother to play with.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Such a Nice Weekend!

We had a rare weekend here in our little hometown. :) It was rather cool for August - below 90 degrees. Against my Wezul's desires, we did a little yard work.

The front bushes got a haircut. We planted new bushes in the new rock area on the side of the house. We have two gardenias on either end with two azalea bushes between them.

However, after all was said and done, he was very happy with the final product.

Up next, we want to fix the front bushes. We are going to replace the mulch with the same river pebbles we used on the side of the house and in our backyard. We also want to brick in and place river pebbles on the other side of the house. Laaaaaa!!!

Hopefully, our new little plants will survive the hideous soil that they used to fill in the yard when the house was built.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Space Cadet Pfeifle Reporting for Duty

Yes, this is my telescope. Though many haven't seen it before, I have had it for MANY MANY years. Short version - it was missing some parts - some parts wouldn't fit - tech support not much help at the time - box containing said telescope was buried. This is actually a gift that Mom and Dad M got me because I was enthralled by three things growing up...sports (mainly ACC at the time), chemistry and astronomy. I had two chemistry sets and I turned NASA into my penpal. While in the Philippines, I routinely wrote NASA, and they would send me all this cool information about the planets, previous missions, the shuttle, a nerd's paradise of information.

Unfortunately, alot of it was destroyed when we moved back stateside during shipping. :(

Over the next few months, there will be alot more blogging on my beloved ACC (with Hurricanes and Panthers, too). But time to return to Geekville.

So, during a secret mission to hang Daddy M's poster, we retrieved said telescope...Wezul helped me tweak it to get it together and useable.

Alas, last night, this was tele's first night out....
It was so cool. We got a good look at the moon. You can see the craters pretty well with it. How exciting!! Now, if I can only figure out how to make myself less appetizing to the mosquitos, then we will be rock solid...ready for many a late night and early morning. Woo Hoo!!!

It may have taken awhile, but I have finally used it.

Time to get the geekfest on!!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Everybody, this is Bailey

Hi Everyone! This is Bailey Wise. He is a miniature schnauzer and was born February 2008. As you can see, he is growing very fast. Most importantly, he is very very very cute and adorable. Everything is in his name. He isn't our puppy, though I tend to claim him as mine when his real mommy and daddy aren't around. In their presence, he is simply my nephew.

This picture was taken 7.30.08 the day I puppysat him. ;) I think we had a blast. You will have to ask him if he concurs with me. We played inside...we played outside...and we watched lots of tv together. I think Bailey was impressed there is more on tv than various Xbox games. (Sorry Bailey's Dad)

Yes, I have allergies and a stupid fear of dogs mouths...can you blame me...those doesn't help I was bitten when I was little...some say he is hypo-allergenic dog...regardless, who can resist that little face...I know I can't...and I get over the short bridge...and love the little guy.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Is the World Coming to an End?!?

Yes, it must be...I don't know...hopefully, the world will continue to spin. However, it is official. Wezul has switched us to satellite.
  • It is slightly cheaper than cable...cheaper is better in my world.
  • The most important reason for the switch...we get more HD channels.
Why is this shocking? For as long as I have known him, he has always complained about cable and our lovely company. However, he despised satellite even more.

It didn't help a year or so ago we went to a friends house, and it was lightly raining, and they kept losing the signal during an all important football game. (I'm sure it was important to wasn't State or any other ACC I didn't care who was playing.)

Little did our satellite technician realize, he was entering the Wezul Zone and he'd have a 250+ lb. hip attachment. Everywhere this guy went, Wezul was right behind him. At least he did help the nice gentleman.Which if you saw the kind of night Wezul endured last night, you'd be amazed he was able to be the satellite tech assistant. Let's just food...and a trip to another restaurant at 11:30pm to continue the party with another couple we knew at the wedding. Can you say hangover, and yet Wezul was still able to operate a drill and terminate the cable as seen above.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

And it goes on.......

Happy 60th Birthday Daddy!
It getting harder to stay awake!!!!!!

Now imagine what you have just seen on a 16x20 poster...taped to the door of your office with these pictures arranged on it on your the fire department you volunteer at...and to have your nameplate covered with post-its with "Asst. Chief SleepALot" written on it...then you realize...your daughter and son-in-law drove down to tape it up...without letting on they were in you wouldn't think anything is happening. this same fire department...imagine sirens going off...firefighters coming in...and they know about it before you...

Love ya mean it!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Happy 60th Birthday, Daddy M!!

It's a hard life.

Especially when you have taught your children the best time to kick someone is when they are already down. :) I am not a nerd for nothing...I learn well. Aren't you proud Daddy?!?

You probably can tell that this is a picture from Dad's 60th birthday dinner on Sunday.

As you can see, 60 is taking it's toll on Daddy. It doesn't help that we are helping him down the hill. Isn't that what children and family are for - to give you that extra push when you are stuck trying to cling on to the last of your youth. There were some sweet moments to his birthday dinner. We cooked him a nice meal. I attempted to make him a birthday cake and decorated it. A card and gift card was bought. Wezul and I even took the time to sort through our 10,000+ songs on iTunes to make him a soundtrack to celebrate this major milestone in his life. Here is the list of songs we thought best expressed the sentiment of the occasion:

1) Funeral March Sonata No. 2 in B Flat Minor, Op. 35 - Abbey Simon
2) Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Guns N' Roses
3) Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
4) It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday - Boyz II Men
5) Dead Puppies - Ogden Edsl
6) The Show Must Go On - Queen
7) Back Porch - The Presidents of the United States of America
8) If Tomorrow Never Comes - Garth Brooks
9) Who Wants to Live Forever - Queen
10) Go Rest High on That Mountain - Vince Gill
11) Misery - Soul Asylum
12) Taps - US Air Force Tactical Air Command Band

Amazingly, enough this was just the right amount of music to get us through dinner.

What more can we possibly do to this his birthday is...July 15th....

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Getting Ready

Mom and Dad were on patrol. Unfortunately, this means that getting good pictures from outside the house is a difficult chore. The babies are growing fast. In fact, they have been practicing flapping their wings. It will be any day now, and I am assuming they will be gone within the next week or so.

Of course, Wezul can't wait. He has signed up for Poop Patrol once they fly off and he can't wait.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Things have been a little busy since Wez's daughter has been here. After the 4th of July celebration, we went to see Hancock on Saturday. Wez and K had a father/daughter date on Sunday. I sent them to see the Mudcats play, lose, and for them to get a little wet from an after game storm.

Yesterday, I got to see Momma and Daddy bird feed little baby birds. I was lucky enough to capture a small part of it on the camera.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Independence Day 08

This is a small sampling of the fireworks that were shot off around our neighborhood.

It even get's Wezul's 16 year old daughter's approval. :) Woo Hoo!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Monday, June 30, 2008

They've Hatched!

They have decided to make their debut tonight! We had to be quick. Will try and get better pictures tomorrow. How cute are they?!?!?? Their eyes are still closed. Awww...shuckie darn!


I have officially been offered a permanent position at my current job. After June 22, 2009, my probationary period will be up and I will not have to worry about renewing TERMS, contracts or other stuff. As we found out earlier this year, nothing is ever permanent, but in a year, it will be a tougher for them to get rid of me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not to say this didn't come with it's own hiccup which will be a dock in pay; however, after a call to my local peeps and a call to the regional peeps, it was quickly determined to be a typo...NOTHING LIKE DROPPING 4 STEPS BACKWARDS.

Secondly, the birdies have hatched. We don't know how many are in the nest. We have only been able to see one head with the aid of a mirror. I will get pictures as soon as they are big enough to poke their tiny little heads over the top of the nest....

Sunday, June 22, 2008

My Wonderful Hubby

Sometimes people do sweet things... was my hubby...he gave me my perfect veg out day!!!

He treated me to a special breakfast (Bo-Berry Biscuit, Seasoned French Fries, and Mc Donald's sweet tea) in bed, we watched the final 3 episodes of Angel and watched National Treasure 2, he bought me a newspaper to clip coupons, he got me some flowers (mini poms), and he remembered I needed wrapping paper for a bridal shower gift I had to attend today and got it for me.......

Nothing New

I am bad...I haven't blogged in awhile. However, nothing interesting has been happening ( new word on my job situation...etc).

Things have been mundane.

Hopefully things will pick up soon. As soon as the hatchlings arrive, I will get pics keep checking sis. Wezul's daughter will be here on Friday for two weeks, and I hope I will hear about my position this week.

Otherwise, Wezul and I are just busy living day to day...thankfully.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Best I Could Get

Typical...but hey...I think the birdies might be trying to keep the eggs warm. Though in this heat, it won't take much. Trying to get this pic for D. was interesting. I had to do the belly crawl...sneak up the side of the door and peer out the window...and shoot really fast. All the skills I learned in GRAW. Who would have thunk I could put them to use is real life?!? Just kidding.

For the out of towners not interested in our feathered friends...we are having an interesting time with a wildfire that was sparked in Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge on June 1st. It is located near the east coast in NC and the prevailing winds have brought the smoke all the way to Raleigh. Very interesting. The smoke is likely to be at its worst tomorrow morning, and if I know my hubby, he will probably try and get a pic or two. He already tried to prod me to take some today...but it is just "hazy" at our house.

All the family in Iowa...try to keep dry!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Amazing...three entire days since my last post. The birds are being a little secretive. I caught the brown one sitting on the nest this morning...first time in three days...the birdies might be hiding in the woods to beat the heat during the day. Hopefully, with the cooler weather...the birdies will be ready for a close up...(sorry D. - hope to get new pics soon)

However, we have some more tenants around that Jason got a picture of recently. Unfortunately for them, the "relocation crew" will be coming over today to give them their "eviction" notice.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Meet the new neighbors

Here they are!! I caught them this morning fluttering around. It will be awhile before we know if they have laid their egss yet. I don't know if it is the same couple from last year,or one of their offspring, or a new family? But the coloration and markings on the brownish bird looks alot like the same type that was here last year.

For those who are close by, be very careful when you come over. They do make a lot of noise and chaos when they sense someone is nearby. You should have seen the commotion I caused by getting these pictures from in the house. :)

As a sidenote for those far away and interested in the human tenants, not much is going on here. I have applied for a permanent position with my job. If I get it, no more year to year contracts and fretting over the prospect of not having a job....if I last the year long probation...heehee!!  Wezul's switch back to electrical engineering has gone well. He enjoys his new company. We are hoping that neither one of us will have to travel for some time. Since January, Wezul has been in either VA or SC and I have been to Asheboro and Denver.

Friday, June 6, 2008

No bird sightings yet

We haven't seen the new tenants yet. They have been leaving their stuff behind.

The picture on the left was taken 6.4.08 and as you can see on 6.6.08 there is more of a foundation to the nest.

Our house wasn't built in a day either.


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Getting Excited

Last year, a bird's nest was formed by our front door. Today, we discovered that it appears that another nest is being formed. We documented last year's batch of birdies in pictures. We will do the same this year if they do lay their eggs in the same place, and I was worried I wouldn't have anything to blog.

It is sad...really sad...I know. I need help!?!?!!

But it is so cool seeing these little creatures grow.

3 OTs

It took three overtimes, but the Pens came out on top. Tonight is Game 6...the final series stands at 3-2 in Detroit's favor. :(

Series like one reason why we watch Hockey....

Though the Pens are not our team...which is the Carolina first memories of hockey are of my mom talking about Mario Lemieux who played for the Penguins. Jason grew up in Iowa and would go to games that sprouted up between the corn stalks...just kidding...but he has attended his fair share of amateur games.

We had one of those lifetime dreams come true back in June of 2006 when we saw the Hurricanes win Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals in person. Staying connected.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

The 60s in the Summer of 08

This is a cool feat! Wezul and I have 3...that's right...three close family members who will turn the big 60 this summer. Wezul's mom and aunt will be 60 on June 7th and my dad will turn 60 on July 15th.

One of the three isn't handling it too well (the one with a Y chromosome). Maybe because he has had to endure constant nagging from me. :)

Love ya - mean it

Thursday, May 29, 2008


We took over 1,100 pictures in San Francisco. If some of you checked the web galleries, it ended up taking three online albums to hold them all. Additionally, Mackie (the macbook) was unable to back itself up wireless. That is a lot of space when you are talking about a digital SLR as well as our point n shoot camera.

This afternoon/evening, I quickly sorted through the pics and cut the pics down to 135+. This gallery will remain "open" until Wezul has time to permanently transfer them to Wezul Web.

Enjoy our San Francisco Web Gallery.

There has been a few issues with viewing the pictures in the gallery. You won't need a mac, but we have been told that is states something to the effect of "this isn't the standard browser, do you want to use your current browser"...just click yes.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Addiction

So, it is no surprise that I will not be blogging as much as I have this past week. It makes a lot of sense since we are now home. However, I have this strange attraction to this little site. Seriously, I want to blog as much as I check our bank accounts. This is very, very sad.

We do have another blog on our website Welcome to the Wezul Web, but there are some issues with our current blog:
  1. no direct link to it
  2. it is a pain to update
  3. Wezul hasn't showed me how to do it - nor did I care to learn
This lovely blog is much, much easier to update. You set up an account, tweak the settings, type your random thoughts, click a button, and there it is.

With that said, I will continue to update what is going on with us - including Alexander. I know...I need to get a life, but the geek in me is loving this as Wezul would say - and he loves it to.

Please realize, this will not in no way replace Wezul Web. It will only enhance it and be updated in a more timely fashion simply due to the ease of it.

Over the next week or so, the pictures will be tweaked and might disappear from the web for a brief bit of time.  Wezul hopes to put together a "highlight" reel of our trip that will be available on Wezul Web.

Just remember how long it took him to finalize our wedding video (2007).

We're Home

Wezul and I have finally made it home. We landed around 11:30 pm give or take 15 minutes. We got home shortly after midnight.
To say we had a blast, that is an understatement. The buildings are amazing, the streets are insanely steep, the food is as diverse as the people who live there, and the climate was perfect.

I don't know about Wezul, but this was by far the best vacation we have taken together in my opinion. The only thing we didn't get to do was get the opportunity to go see a Diggnation podcast being done live.

Apple Headquarters

As many of you know, last year, Jason was finally convinced to go to the dark side.  His transformation is now complete.  We drove to 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino.  Hahaha - Windows has lost a crusader.  Unfortunately for us, the Company Store was closed because of the holiday.  That is one more reason for us to return to the area in the future.  However, Mackie the Macbook did make it back to its homeland.  Unfortunately, Mackie was unable to get out of the car and experience the greatness that is the land of Apple...maybe next time.  Laaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!