Sunday, October 28, 2007

Moving Back (to the old blog space)

I liked the "Sanford and Sons" idea for the blog. With moving my wife and three sons to Sanford, NC, it seemed that Guru-level blogger Esbee from Life in Forsyth had given me a great start with a recommendation for a new blog name.

But, I struggled with the idea of giving up my original blog, It is where many/most of you come to see what we are doing. And it is where I have been posting intermittently since 2003.

In short, I like that place much better. Come see me there sometime.

Joe Jon

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Moooo! Or, Moooove on!

There was a huge black cow in our backyard last night. Oh, no, I don't mean the ones in the fence on the farm behind us. I mean a cow. In.Our.Back.Yard.

And we loved every minute of it. The dogs were not too excited about it. Every night we go out and the cows are lying up against the fence right beside the dog lot. At least 25-30 of them. I think they like our dogs, so they sleep next to them. So this cow, who got out somewhere, follows the herd along the fence line wherever they go, which means the stray comes to sleep in our backyard. So far he hasn't damaged anything. He has kept the grass down, though, which means less mowing for me. I just hope he doesn't leave any "surprises" for us in the yard!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

They loved the pumpkins

They loved the pumpkins
Originally uploaded by Joe Jon!
The Dixie Classic Fair (held this past week) is always a great day of fun for the boys. When we went last week the boys said they wanted to see two things: 1. Every ride in the park. 2. The huge pumpkins. They weren't disappointed.

I hear Lee County has a fair that starts tomorrow. Rumor has it that it is going to be a bit bigger this year with a regional emphasis. We may have to check it out since Sanford Herald editor Billy Liggett is giving everybody a buck off Wednesday night.

Not much excites me more than good festival or fair. It's just too bad this October is seeing highs in the 80's and maybe even 94 this week! Where has my favorite season gone???

Stacie at Broadway by the Aquarium

Caden Outside the Aquarium

Caden Outside the Aquarium
Originally uploaded by Joe Jon!

Caden Strollin'

Caden Strollin'
Originally uploaded by Joe Jon!
Surfside Beach, SC

Caden walking like he owns the world.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

We just got back from a weekend at the beach. I'll try to put up a pic or two soon.

The 10-day weather forecast calls for highs in the mid-to-upper 80's all week with even a day hitting 90 here in sunny, Sanford, NC.

This is October, isn't it?

Will we see highs in the 70's by Christmas???

Still unpacking.