Bryan Ruby


Thoughts, Words, and Deeds

Family

Logan and Spaghetti

Here is a nice picture of our son while eating his spaghetti dinner.  It's hard to believe that this boy once won a "cutest baby" contest, isn't it?   In Logan's defense, this was taken on Friday evening just after our "movie night".  Obviously, he had his eyes more on the TV and less at his plate.  In fact he was so much into the movie (Monsters Inc) that he didn't realize he ate four dishes of spaghetti.

Fridays have become the one time we allow our family to eat dinner in front of the TV and not at the kitchen table.  The change from routine allows some funtime for the end of the work week.  Mom and Dad don't mind at all...

Thanksgiving 2005

I finally had a chance to pull Thanksgiving photographs from the digital camera. I'll eventually get the pictures online and sent in email when time allows. My family, my sister's family, and my Uncle Ron were in Kansas City for Thanksgiving dinner at my folks. You never know how small a house is until you put 9 people together to share three bedrooms and 1 shower. With Logan and Preston sharing the same room, I'm not sure how much sleep any of us got. However, Preston and Logan seemed to enjoy each other's company and we all enjoyed seeing them together. I have no doubt when the two cousins get together in the coming years that there will be more games and adventure for them to discover.

Family Vacation and more Web Development

Our family recently went on a mini-vacation a couple weeks ago.  We spent a few days at Niagara Falls (on the Canadian side).  The weather was initially warm so we were able to dine outside and walk the tourist areas.  This is my fourth time in Canada and I'm always amazed just how much more "relaxed" everyone seems.  On the third day it rained and we were pretty soaked during our visit to Marine land.  Karen likes to see the Dolphins and more importantly, Logan does too.  We had a blast despite being wet. 
 
The second leg of the trip was spent in upstate New York, around Seneca Falls in the Finger Lakes region.  We went there so Karen could visit with a Navy buddy from here Marine days and here family was gracious to let us stay at their house for a few days.  That area is wine country so we were able to sample some of the wineries finest.  I'll write more about our trip once I have the pictures posted.
 
For those who visit the site often, I'm still making a lot of changes to the Website.  I can't settle on the new look and finding that I'm having to learn a lot more about XHTML and CSS in order to modify the Drupal themes that are available.  I likely won't write my own theme until Drupal 4.7 is out.   I'm also trying a new photo album for my site.