Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Another thing I should have thought of...

I get a kick out of this."

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

For some reason something I read today struck a cord...



"Every night I work on it. Every day, I dream about it. With every passing minute, every passing day I am closer and closer to seeing it. I have no date, no idea of when that day shall come but that does not stop me from envisioning it."

Saturday, November 25, 2006

The waiting game...

At this point tonight Tracy and I are still playing the waiting game. It is quite tasking at times to rethink all your preparations to realize that you have indeed prepared yourself... to be what is probably unprepared when the moment arrives. With no idea what to expect, continuous excitement with the edge of nervousness we wait—all while knowing it is not up to us when our little guy will enter this world, but that is why we let our faith handle that. It will be funny to look back at this post after the moment has passed... but as for right now I am naive.

Still waiting... working, sleeping, waiting...

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Sheff

I too welcome Sheffeild to Detroit... he'll be a great addition.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The exchange....

Had an e-mail conversation today...and I never saw it coming...

My ugly friend

may have misspelled some of the big words in my letter...

D.

yeah, I really like the new found signature

D.

see, I did it again.

D.

---

Incredibly handsome me

I like this better for you...

big D.

A.

---

My ugly friend

Yeah, I saw that coming.
but how about this for you...

A. hole


___

now why didn't I see that coming?

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I am Alive...

Believe it or not running a business, and preparing for a baby can make you very busy! I know that is no excuse—and I promise to gather more insight on this and that in the near future. I should also let you know that you can also view what else is going on inour lives at Vansolkema.com...

Enjoy.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Boston

After hitting the Baseball Hall of fame in Cooperstown NY which by the way is a great secluded town, we made it to Boston Saturday nite. We stayed out of town and took the "T" into downtown. Boston is a great city, very walkable and the people are very nice. We saw a lot of history from the "Red line", did a little shopping, a little drinking (well I did) and ate way too much, especially on the North End (Itallin community)... great pasta, great cannolis.

We wake up a little sore from all the walking but ready to head into Maine... we highy recommend Boston if you are out this way.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Made it to Rochester, NY

After a marathon on the road, and a brief stop In Niagra falls we made it to stop one on our vacation. Today was more about "getting there" rather than seeing the sites. Tomorrow we head thru NY and into VT, so we look forward to that. We would have some pictures to share but the usb cord for the camera is in the car... and well you'll just have to wait. So far it has been a blast, its jsut great being together and enjoying each other with no deadlines, schedules, or personal/ home projects calling us.

I can also tell Tracy is starting to really relax... After a discussion about metric vs US (english) (driving through canada spurred this) she told me that she is pretty certain that Celcius measurment of temperature was invented after ice...

That Buffalo should be pronounced Baafalo...

and that your stomach feels really full when there is a baby in it... which is something I would never have thought.

Off to dream about tomorrow... I will keep you updated when we have wireless access.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006




Watch this highly creative mega resourceful video on YouTube Thanks for the link Dan.

Friday, June 30, 2006


I have been holding back this post for quite some time. I basically did not want to jump the gun. But the Tigers this season are thrilling. As an adimate Tigers-fan this year is a long time coming. Long time coming.

Best team in the majors... amazing, Tracy and I are entrenched in every game, and when they are not playing or on TV we are highly disappointed. To get to the point. The Tigers are awesome, and I am riding the wave...

Monday, June 05, 2006

How does your Garden grow.

Planted a garden today with my Popps. That bastard is going to grow and grow... but hopefully not like last year. 22 tomato plants was a bit much.

Friday, June 02, 2006

As you can see. I am bored with blogging. But don't worry. I just need a little break...then I'll be back into it... with an all new insight on life, well probably the same one...just skewed for the second half or 2006.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Watch out!!!

Watch out fish!!!! I'm heading north!!!!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Thats My King!



In church Sunday they played this video. Its Phenominal to say the least. I was left Speechless, and wishing I had something to do with the creation of this. Take a look, make sure you watch the whole thing. It grabs you and runs chills thru your body...

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

I know.. I know...

I have neglected you. I feel bad, I really do. So here is a pictoral update of what has been happening around here... other than work.


Before


After


Casey making new friends, with dutch and lucy.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Little People...

TLC's Little people Big World is fastly becoming my favorite show...

Its on Saturdays so you'll have to Tivo it! check it out!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Catching the big one...



This ESPN Story proves that to catch the big one, all you have to do is be in the right spot at the right time...

Wish i was out there right now.

Friday, March 17, 2006

an email...

My brother knows how to make a guy feel good... this is an e-mail I received from him.

Just was thinking, and crunched the numbers. On July 18, 2006 you will be exactly 27.5 yrs old, which will make you exactly 3/4 of the way between 20 & 30 (exactly 11/12 of the way between 0 and 30...so your basically 30 at that point - haha kidding). Sweet, huh.


By the way...today you are 27.16777, which is 1/6 of the way to 28 (163/180ths of the way to 30 from when you were born).

Man, I love numbers!!!!


Ryan M. VanSolkema
Circuit Engineer
Consumers Energy - Battle Creek, MI

Damn engineers and their numbers anyways...

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

I recieved an invoice for the Arm model below... Here is the cost of the best in Arm Modeling...


Dewey Arm Modeling Inc.



Invoice


1) well groomed arm w/ huge rippling muscles........................4 Beers
10) minutes of downtime in drinking........................................2 Beers
1) night of hanging out with me................................................priceless

Monday, March 13, 2006

A robotic Mule

Woah seriously. This is crazy... these guys... woah check it out

Friday, March 10, 2006





Haha... you know who you are!

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Real life simpsons intro. This is really amazing, a lot of the details are in this real life remake, and some of the characters are exact... the band teacher for starters!!

Friday, March 03, 2006

The first Cd I ever purchased was Hootie and the Blowfish.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Happy Birthday Mr. Cash



February 26th 1932 in Kingsland Arkansas, J.R.Cash was born. I bet he was born in a black suit.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

For Me!


I little love from my honey!

(p.s the chipmunk thing is not some corny pet name... well it is right now, but only because she had her wisdom teeth removed)

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Team Tobolic!

It coming soon!



The MS Walk, and yes Team tobolic is gearing up to take East GR by storm! Check out our Team Page here. Check out My personal Page here.

And if you'd like I'd love some pledges! Thanks in advance!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006



I've decided.. Go Seahawks, I'm rooting for the underdog! I like Rothlesburger, but cant stand "the Bus" Go Hawks!

Jump on my band wagon, and download this desktop here.


I guess best logo wins!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

I hope someone awesome buy's the house across the street. Becasue the people in my neiborhood are lame.

So if your awesome and looking for a house... get a hold of me.

Friday, January 13, 2006

What I learned...

I learned that when friends come over, and say they want to buy you a drink for your birthday, it usually ends up with you blowing an egg up in the microwave.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

As my To-Do List becomes shorter by the hour, my mind starts turning towards fun and sun! Oh and notching one more year under my wing...