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Penny adopts a new dog

Posted December 30, 2009

Penny adopted her a nice new dog. Jax is a Siberian Husky. All white with blue eyes. He was at the Humane Society where Penny has been volunteering .  She really likes him and he is a hit with the rest of the family also. He is 1 year old, so there is still a lot of puppy in him.

There are a few pics and a short video in the rest of the story.

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Christmas 2009

Posted December 27, 2009

Here are several days worth of pictures. We had Christmas with Steven and Chandler on Wednesday, Penny, Clayton and Jeffrey on Christmas morning, Chris and Steven and Brandy, that afternoon. Then Christmas with the whole family at Grandma and Grandpa Van Campen’s house on Sunday.

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Birthday at the gig

Posted December 24, 2009

Penny planned to have a celebration of Clayton’s 50th birthday at the gig on the 19th at Bourbon St. Bar & Grill. I was totally unaware of this plan. They caught me by complete surprise! It was fun. She brought out a cake in the afternoon and revealed it during our first break. Awesome.

She invited several friends out just for the party. It’s nice to know I have so many friends.

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Haysville Fall Festival 2009

Posted October 17, 2009

Penny and I spent an hour or so in the afternoon and checked out the Fall Festival this year. Pretty much the same thing it always is. We browsed the crap, I mean craft vendors. We watched a little of the tracktor pull. We even saw a junior band (tweens jamming the classic rock).

Here is a few pics and a very short video.

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Halloween Party 2009

Posted October 17, 2009

Clayton and Penny went to our friends’ Daryl and Jen’s Halloween Party this year. We were glad to have been invited this year after hearing so much about it from Gayle and Darlene. We had a great time! Clayton went as Slash, and Penny was a zombie nurse!

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Kansas and .38 Special

Posted August 15, 2009

Penny and I went to see the concert at First Council Casino. It was great!

We ate dinner at the buffett in the casino and watched a great show. The stage was set up in the parking lot, and an area was roped off with plenty of seating. It was a beautiful night and a concert under the stars. We even went into the Casino and won a little bit after the show. All in all, a great evening.

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A summer visit to St. Louis

Posted August 1, 2009

Clayton and Jeff visited Mom and Dad in August. We had a truly wonderful time! We saw a Cardinals game in the new stadium. We went fishing at Creve Coeur Lake, and even caught some fish. Clayton did an upgrade to Mom’s computer as well. We spend several days visiting and playing cards too. All in all, a great visit. Thank you Mom and Dad!

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Lake Afton in July

Posted July 20, 2009

At the last minute on Friday night, we decided to go to Lake Afton for the weekend. It took about 40 minutes to get the camper and truck ready, and Jeff and Clayton were on the road. Penny followed a little later with the rest of the ‘in progress’ laundry.
It was a nice relaxing weekend. We spent a lot of time fishing, but Penny is the only one to actually catch something. It wasn’t for lack of trying.

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