Archive for December, 2009

Decade Wrap-Up

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

As the decade ends, I should make some sort of summary. For me, this one is easy. I started the decade an LA-based single guy. I met Gabi in April 2000. At the end of the decade, I’m in the Southern California suburbs with four kids and a dog. Simple story, simple conclusions.

I hope the next decade is equally simple and successful. See you all on the other side!

Holiday Feast

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Sofia and Camilla Modeling the Current Princess Fashions

Dan-dan and Calvin with a Rocket Launcher. Great Gift, Aunt Cally!

Buzz Steussy Arrives. Note the License Plate!

Mohammad, David, Bonnie, Chris and Linda

NFL Week 16

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Woo hoo! I just found out that I won the football pool this week! With our Holiday Feast, we were very late watching the football games, finishing Sunday Night Football on Tuesday afternoon and Monday Night Football Tuesday evening. My low point choice for Minnesota and high point choice for Houston did it for me. One more week!

Two Kid Videos from the Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Both of them are about one minute long.

Holiday Turkey is In

Monday, December 28th, 2009

8am. Time to Cook the Bird!

The 19 lbs turkey is in the oven, fully stuffed with Gabi’s cranberry-apple stuffing.

A Sigh of Relief

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Our health insurance bill is up only 11% this year.

At that rate, our healthy family annual outlay will now be $15,420. Cash.

Crooks.

Holiday Feast

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Monday, December 28 will be our Holiday Feast. In many ways, it will be similar to our Thanksgiving celebration. Turkey, stuffing, numerous side dishes. Dang, it will be good! (more…)

Boxing Day

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Sorry not to post more. We’re still winding down from Christmas. Giant dinosaurs, fighting robots, games, books … We’ll be back on an even keel sometime before New Years’.

First Gift of Christmas

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

The First Gift of Christmas

The First Gift of Christmas

Aaron Carefully Examines the Train

Aaron Carefully Examines the Train

It took until 1:30pm, but with final shopping, cleaning and picking up done, we are ready to open our one gift on Christmas Eve. It’s a train set (courtesy of Aunt Cally and Santa). A major hit!

Merry Christmas 2009!

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
The Temecula Steussy's Wish You Happy Holidays!

The Temecula Steussy's Wish You Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas! Boldog Kar√°csonyt!

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