Wednesday, March 26, 2008

i'll be!

thanks travis - for inviting everyone to see me....i can't wait.....oh - too much sarcasm? sorry ;)
yes - burritos and sushi - the king and queen of food. i don't know which is which. i guess sushi would be the queen, as it's beautiful and delicate. whereas burritos are fat and messy - so they will be the king.
that's all i've got for now. maybe we'll do a joint post when travis is here!
back to work!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Here it is. My first Blog. Tandy sent me an invitation today; so, here I am. Since I have no idea about the proper blog guidelines I will follow those set forth by Michael. I mean he is interested in particle physics, relative time, and Ministry!?!. Talk about cool stuff. Anyway. Here it goes....

Hello to everyone! I sure wish I could have been at Ann's little farm for Easter. Ham and "fluff", whatever that is, sounds good... well, at least if Ann had not cooked the ham, not because she is not an amazing chef, but because she should have the chance to relax. Instead, I have been working on a few projects. The most promising of which is a new partitioning of space around atoms.  I've also been attempting to link the quantum mechanical view of molecules with classical equations of force, and I've been exploring the quantum mechanics of various solid state phenomena. In short, I guess I am a bit like Mike, spending my time trying to understand wave(particle) physics. Christiane seems to think thats not good dinner conversation though. So, I'll talk about "fun" stuff instead.

This weekend I'll be going out to LA to see my big sister. She tells me we are going for sushi and burritos, two of the two food groups. I am very excited. If you have not been to see her you should go! My first trip out there was over thanksgiving and it was a blast. While the police helicopter was a bit unnerving, calling Ann and convincing her that Jessi had made up the fact that Keith, Christiane, and I were there really made up for it. Just imagine how fun that was! Now, she will deny believing that, but trust me, she thought poor Jessi was delusional... This time Christiane won't be with me though, but after seeing Jessi I will be off to Sydney to meet up with her. She has been doing some work bringing the analytical lab at the university of new south wales up to speed on her method. We will go boogie boarding, but I am more interested in riding some sort of strange animal (it will make my boss jealous). Barring being eaten by a sharp, bitten by some extremely poisonous animal (come on, since when are mammals poisonous?), or death rolled by a crocodile, I'll let you guys know how it was. 

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Good Morning and Happy Easter to all!
We had a wonderful celebration yesterday with Mom and Ron,Tandy,Terry and all the kiddos.My children slept all the way home in the car. Kit was the only one not able to join us. He was missed and was very sad that he didn't get in on Mom's ham. I will be cooking him one today though. (he really likes mine better Mom! :-) ha ha)
The kids made another spectacular film which I am sure Mom will be posting here in the future. It sure brings back alot of great memories to see this group of cousins putting on productions like we did. If only we had had the technology they have now!
Anyway, My love to everyone.I hope you are all having as nice of a family celebration as we shared yesterday. Chelle

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Ryan is on a plane at this moment as he heads to Boston. We miss him but he will join Beth, Dillon, Terri, Joey, Ian and Jasmine here on Wednesday. Meanwhile he is going to have quite the adventures to tell us about. And we all know Ryan will tell, and tell, and tell and tell....

Dillon has started a story about Granny Annie. Here is the beginning: "The lady was going bald on the chicken farm who barely sells enough at the flea market to cover her monthly booth rental."

I am posting a photo of Beth and her expression when I asked if she liked Peanut Butter Whoppers. See if you can tell how she feels about them.

We're having a grand ole time but work, work, work must happen today.

Friday, March 14, 2008


Thank you Russell Leff family for coming to Kansas. Despite harrowing plane trip, no food and exposure to the was a great time. : )

Grant and Nora decorated this cake.

Monday, March 3, 2008


Tandy and the kids visited us this weekend. It seems like ages since we have seen Ryan, Dillon and Beth.

Ryan is 6' 1".

Dillon is 5' 7".

Beth is 5' 3".

Thankfully Beth is still a little shorter than her Granny Annie.

All three have stories of romance and tragedy and grades and band and contest scores and every tale had a happy ending or at least an ending with optimism.

They brought the DVDs of play, You're A Good Man CHARLIE BROWN and we watched Ryan's wonderful Linus performance again.

I enjoyed cooking and feeding everyone.

They enjoyed making us laugh. Tandy, Ryan, Dillon and Beth together are a single entity of entertainment. It doesn't matter if you think they are funny -- they KNOW they are funny!

It was a beautiful two days of sunshine and warmth.

Today it is snowing but this Granny is still warm from the weekend memories.