Wednesday, August 24, 2011


So the earthquake turned out not to be very devastating and that of course is a good thing. Both Elizabeth and I ran outside with the dog after a brief moment where we didn't know what to do. I went into tornado emergency mode and first told Elizabeth to head to the basement, before I realized what a monumentally stupid thing that would be to do. There wasn't much damage in our house our dresser drawers opened and some stuff fell down in the garage but that was all.

I haven't felt any aftershocks but Elizabeth has. She called me when I was at Cub Scouts to report the strongest aftershock (which turned out to measure a 4.2 on the Richter scale). I didn't feel it but this comes as no surprise since a cub scout pack when together registers as a 4.8 on the Richter scale.

So another adventure has passed our way out here on the east coast. We are now in prep mode for the approaching Hurricane which may or may not hit Virginia. Our location is a fair piece inland which will most likely spare us most of the storm either way.

Well that's all for us, Take Care!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas Recap

Sorry for the poor quality images we took them from our phone, the picture above is something Elizabeth made for Mom and Alex's dog Cha Cha. We thought a cactus would be appropriate for an Arizona dog. We are now back in Virginia but we had a great time visiting for Christmas. Unfortunately I was sick for a large majority of the time but I did recover long enough for some recreation...

We really enjoyed spending time with everybody and Beck was especially funny opening his presents hopefully Adam and Kathryn will post some of the videos of Christmas morning. We also took a video of Elizabeth and Kathryn singing O Holy Night while Mom played the piano, that is also on Kathryn and Adam's camera so maybe they will put that up for everyone to see, maybe. So with a great Christmas behind us, we wish everyone a happy new year!