Tag Archives: Updates

Some reading to do…

Not many people are reading this anymore, but I thought I would point out some sites that my family is working on.

http://www.wheatfreefamily.com – D, Sam’s older sister, has a family that is wheat intolerant/allergic.  Because of this, and the challenges she’s faced trying to feed her family in a wheat free world she has started this website as an outlet for her discoveries and to provide the information she’s found to the rest of the world.

http://www.defianceart.com – Dianne is the proprietor of Defiance Art and Design.  I’ve mentioned her on my photography blog, but thought I’d mention her here too.  Dianne is (in my humble opinion) a genius with art and design. She’s smart, does modern design that feels timeless and is building a business in web design. (An official one now, she’s done it for some time as a sideline gig – I hope that’s not a bad description.)

http://qsquires.blogspot.com/– Sam’s Mother is blogging here, as Matriarch of the Squires.  Lots of family updates, waaaaay  more up to date than I am here.

http://jclossphoto.wordpress.com/ – Is my photography blog, in case any of you three readers have somehow missed it.  I am using it to chronicle my 52 weeks project (which is currently 1 photoshoot behind, as I’m not the greatest at staying up to date on editing) and to post general photography insights, tips and stories.

http://www.defianceart.com/JClossPhoto.htm – Will take you to the launch date page for my new website, which is in the works.  Dianne is helping me to build it, and it will launch on the 21st of this month.  I don’t have the domain registered right now, but when I do this image will be parked there as well.

Well – that’s us in a nutshell.  I have some more recipes I need to put up, and I should put up a general update soon as well.  Addison is 4 months old now, and growing.  She’s currently in the Jolly Jumper behind me having a ball.

Dylan is growing, and daily turning into a little girl.  She’s clever, and fearless.

Ivy is turning into a real gymnast.  She’s as precocious as ever, and constantly challenges us – usually in good ways!

More to come, stay tuned.


Time to put up more Ivy pics.

So that’s what I’m doing. I’ll update this post as I get them up on Flickr.

Ivy and Gabe, Summer 2007

Ivy and Mom, Summer 2007.  She’s outgrown her Aunt Jemima outfit now, maybe we’ll have a girl to hand it down to!

Our house before renovations, sumer 2007.  I put this up for Chelsea, so she could see what it looks like.  The outside is much the same, the inside is what counts!  But I don’t have good pics of that yet!

Same photo, about the same time, but taken in front of the lilacs.  I love lilacs, and we lucked out with a couple of nice ones, plus an awesome japanese maple tree in the front yard.


Let us know what you think.  Sam and I both like the new colour scheme, and the whole layout actually.  We have one thing that annoys us in particular about this new theme, so we’ll see if it’s the same sort of thing that annoys you guys.

Please leave us some comments about what you think of the new layout, and suggestions on how we could fix it.

We added some new :about: pages.  You can browse through them to get some more idea of who we are – eventually I’ll get some photo’s uploaded on flickr or something for me to embed into each of those.

We also put up a page as sort of a gift registry.  It’s called Baby Wants & Needs.  Feel free to comment there with suggestions, questions and whatever else.


Jeff, Sam and Ivy

Basic Housekeeping

If you pay attention over the next few days you should see some new pages appear up above, and some neat stuff appear.  Keep your eyes peeled.

Blogroll Updated

I was cruising my blog stats and found a URL sending people here I didn’t recognize!  So i did some investigative reading and discovered something interesting.

Natasha has a blog!

I put a link to Natasha’s Bloggy on my blogroll.

Tasha is my friend’s (I call him a cousin) fiancee.  We generally don’t hang out in the same circles, but we try to get together with her and Jeremy at least once in a while, especially for gaming nights etc.

One of her stated goals for this coming year is to lose some weight, so I think I’m going to ask her if she’s interested in writing some stuff on my other blog, runfatboyrun.

Yes, I do realize she’s a girl.  Doesn’t mean she can’t op-ed every once in a while though. ;)


I’ve added a couple of links to my blogroll.

Starla’s site, The Comings and Goings of Starla, is written by a good friend of me.  A very active mother of 3, she lives far away now and we don’t see enough of her.  She’s an amazing photographer, and has 3 cute children.  She’s working on staying active and healthy, and providing some motivation for me, so I’ve also mentioned her on my other blog, runfatboyrun.

I’ve also added Davey’s blog, Irrational Geek.  He’s done some game review, some journals of his computer building and some other geek-a-liscious stuff.  He’d probably be pumped if you stopped by and left him a comment or two.

Updates, again.

1) Flickr feed installed in sidebar.  It will show the 4 most recent pictures we upload to flickr.  We’ll see how usefull it is.

2) Tag Cloud installed in sidebar.  It makes links out of every tag we apply to a post, and makes larger word links for the larger number of posts tagged with the same word.  A neat way to browse content, try it out.

More neat stuff on the way as I play with this.  Will embed a youtube video on here as soon as I get my next one done, titled “Big Bar Blast”.