So I Tied an Onion to my Belt – 2012 Edition

For new readers, this oddly titled post (a Simpson’s quote, which possibly only my brother and sister will properly appreciate) is my annual tradition. Check out last year’s if you’d like! 2011 wasn’t our greatest year — the brightest light being the birth of our third child — and we were determined that 2012 would…

A very Star Wars Birthday!

Today, Benjamin turned 6 years old. We’ve been parent’s for 6 years! For Ben’s birthday today, he’s enjoying his first grounding. No lego and no electronics for two days — that thanks to a new Christmas break habit of delayed obedience. Yesterday, he paused his video game when called for supper, then decided he’d go…

The One Where Jon Is/Is Not a Liberal

Just so no one can accuse me of being too much of a Conservative, I’m going to spend some time railing on the fact that Christians need to get out of their “holy huddles” and re-focus on helping those in need… But before I do, two anecdotes: The other day I was walking between buildings in…

DIY FTW

As much as I love my Saab, it’s pretty much the base model. 4 years old when I bought it for $13,900, it sold new for $39,000. My theory is, its better to buy a high end base model, then add what you want yourself after-the-fact. Here are the repairs/upgrades I’ve wanted (with dealer prices,…