Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pictures ... Really!

See that ... when I don't make promises to post pictures, I actually get around to posting pictures. But only because Mom and Dad (mostly Mom) took a bajillion photos on their visit and were kind enough to get those photos up onto Snapfish in a much more timely (timelier??) fashion than I ever could. So here's the link to photos of our house. I think Snapfish is accessible to anyone. Enjoy!

And Happy Halloween!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Riddle Me This, Batman!

So, today Mark is off to Amsterdam to help with an international raft race (involving 53 countries, by the way, which I believe is the biggest attendance at any IRF event to date ... but I could be wrong).

Ah, Amsterdam. The land of windmills, tulips, and Gouda (or perhaps those are not the stereotypes that first pop into your mind? But this is a child-friendly blog, so we'll just leave it at that). What Amsterdam is not known for is its raging whitewater. Hmm? My question is, how is it possible to put on a whitewater rafting event in a country that is called The Netherlands because much of its land is well below sea level? Curiouser and curiouser.

In addition to solving this riddle, Mark will be serving as a race judge, IRF representative, and media go-to guy. And people say men can't multitask! Go, Mark (and please bring home some yummy cheese)!! To find the answer to the riddle and to see Mark in action, check out, which he should be updating on a regular basis ... live from Amsterdam!