August 2007
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Happy __ Birthday

August 25, 2007

"hee hee hee ... your old!"

To my husband who will not need the seams in his pants let out this year, who's organs will not start to decompose, and who's hair has not begun to recede. To my husband who is not turning 30.

Happy 29th Birthday ... again!

Posted by csb at 12:51 AM


Happy Birthday, Cameron! You're almost as old as I am.

Posted by: John at August 25, 2007 10:50 AM

Whew... talk about dodging a bullet! Hee hee hee

Posted by: Krishen at August 25, 2007 4:37 PM

Happy Belated Birthday Cam! I hope you had a great day!! :)

Posted by: Theresa at August 27, 2007 11:54 PM

Happy Birthday

This isn't 3 days late.... I swear ...

Posted by: Kurt at August 28, 2007 7:23 PM

A long long time ago.........You were born.
Happy Big 30 old man..I thats right Old man!
Love ya!

Posted by: Kari at August 29, 2007 7:16 AM


August 18, 2007

We may have missed the Stampede this year, but the visit from Nana may have left a little residual effect. I went to put Joe in bed one night and this is what he went and did.

We ended up having a little fun before hitting the sack.

Yeee! Haw!

Owen got into into the game as well.

Posted by csb at 9:56 AM


Owen does not seem as convinced that this stampede thing is a good thing...
Has Owen ever grown!!!! Where is our baby?
And who is this big boy????
what fun -
xoxo Grandma

Posted by: beverly booth at August 20, 2007 10:44 PM

Repair bill

August 11, 2007

So, after spending this past week fixing another problem on our green baby it was time to go looking for a replacement (note to kids, late night troubles don't make for happy parents - there are options). We had specific requirements ... safety, fuel economy, and 4 doors for the kids ... oh, and please give me my standard 5-speed transmission back. We have liked what Toyota has offered over the last couple years - following the Hybrids and other fuel efficient models - so we hit them first ... and as it turns out last.

To be truthful, we have been watching the different models as we knew this was moment in time was coming. Now it was time to see if they deliver. Initially it did not look like the 5-speed was available ... but a 2007 model was still left and they were willing to make a deal.

Meet our new car, the Corolla CE 2007.

The biggest pull was the fuel economy: 32 city and 41 hwy. This item alone kept us with the Corolla (great addition for our S.O.S. pledge). The safety marks are also high and it seats our family even though it is compact sedan. Which it is ... noticeably smaller in the back seat, though the apparently reasonably comfortable for Melissa (without the car seats installed). The smaller engine keeps it from being a peppy car (guess it will be another few years before I get my mid-life crisis car), but it has a little get up and go ... better than the Grand am and about the same as my old Cavalier.

Overall, this was an smooth sale. While we have to rearrange our budget a little ... it won't break the bank. And for a family looking for a new-"er" car - the brand new car was a nice find.

With that ... anyone need a car? We have a lovely Pontiac Grand AM ... new Radiator, spark plugs and wires, suspension and alternator.

Posted by csb at 7:19 PM


Nice car... but where do I sit when I come for a visit.... or should I say, where do you sit.

Posted by: Grandpa at August 13, 2007 12:26 AM

Cam rides in the back with the (other :) kids.

Posted by: Melissa Bahan at August 13, 2007 9:34 AM

At least he's not being stuffed in the trunk. :-)

Posted by: John at August 15, 2007 10:57 AM

Grease Monkey

August 11, 2007

Joe fix it!

So, our coolant started disappearing last week/weekend and we finally got a chance to take a peak. A quick attempt to address the issue with "stop leak" radiator additive quickly showed what the problem was. A crack down the side tank ... oh boy.

The problem

So, we got into things on night #1 and got much of the car apart - however, could not find a couple tools to allow things to move quicker. Not starting until 10pm did not help either and by midnight we shutdown. Night #2 started a little faster as a clearer head found the missing tools. However, rusty bolts and cramped areas kept us in the fun zone til 3am (lost bolts plagued our last few hours ... oh, sleepy brain). By 4 we were in bed ... yes ... it took me an hour to get clean. Talk about dirty jobs! But the radiator was replaced, tubes reconnected and all components bolted back in. The next day we re-added the fluid, started 'er up and let it bleed. And she works ...

Took longer than taking to the shop, but I really enjoy breaking outside my regular mold every once in a while. Keeps my mind fresh and creative ... and heck, its cool to be able to say "I did that ... with Joe's help :)".

Posted by csb at 10:15 AM


Hey Cam:
Your pics bring back some good and not so good memories of Nate and Dee working with Dad in the garage trying to fix/repair/replace/install some "thing" that went wrong.As for the clean up, try a product called orange cleaner with pumice - so"ll take the hair off a cat! Or something like that...
great pictures - keep up the good work Joe!

Posted by: Brenda Hemphill at August 14, 2007 3:30 PM

You are truly amazing Cam!!! Good looks and talent galore!~
I am impressed....
xoxo mom (Bev)

Posted by: beverly booth at August 20, 2007 10:51 PM

No more Scooby treats for Owen

August 3, 2007

Watch the movie

A little treat for you ... Owen shows off some of his tricks as he hits seven weeks. He is just incredible to watch grow up ... and makes us ponder all those early days of Joe.

Posted by csb at 7:43 PM