Posts Tagged "bob"

Cabinet Work in Frankfort, Continued

Last Sunday, I went down to Frankfort to hang out with Bob and to do a little woodworking. Or, to be more specific… I helped out while Bob did a little woodworking. It’s always fun to tackle projects with Bob, and while I may still not know a lot… my hope is to glean as much as I can, watching him go through his process.

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Photo Shoot in Frankfort

Over the weekend, Liz and I headed down to Frankfort to participate in some family photos. A friend of Tricia’s is a photographer, and was going to do some group/family pictures for all of us. What normally is a 45 minute trip ended up taking a little over two hours. Moments after we got into the car, we realized that…

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Vacation in Kohler, Wisconsin: Day 3

On our last day at Kohler, we had plans for brunch. The place was incredibly packed when we first arrived, but had mostly cleared out when we sat down at our table. The spread was awesome. They had a lot of everything, and everything was pretty fancy. They had tiny smoothies served in mini shot glasses. Apple smoked bacon and…

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Vacation in Kohler, Wisconsin: Day 2

Waking up, this is what we saw outside our window. Nearby, there was a fairly large pond that had frozen over. There was a large section for skating (you could rent skates from the front desk), and a small little tractor that kept the ice clear. Nearby, some locals had cleared off a spot for some curling. I was sad…

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Vacation in Kohler, Wisconsin: Day 1

It was about a year ago that Liz’s folks mentioned us all heading up to Kohler, Wisconsin, for a mini-weekend vacation. The times that Bob’s spoken to me about this place, I would see his eyes glaze over. For someone like him who’s perpetually busy and working and making things, I suspect Kohler represents a more than just a vacation….

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Christmas Day in Frankfort

After departing from Indy around 3PM, we made our way to Frankfort to spend the rest of the weekend with Liz’s folks. It was a quiet evening, as it was just the four of us relaxing in the house. There were a lot of trees set up, the lights were down low, and the entire place was bathed in a…

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Thanksgiving in Merrillville

For Thanksgiving, Liz and I trekked to Merrillville to spend Thanksgiving at Tricia and Darryl’s house. Early in the morning, we woke up and began prepping some side dishes to take with us. We did veggies: green beans, carrots with an orange/ginger sauce, and some garlic mashed potatoes. While the potatoes used a rather remarkable amount of butter, I have…

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Paige and Audrey: Princess and Pony

A few weeks ago, Liz’s mom got a hold of a little play pony. It’s actually really sturdy, and designed for someone to sit upon. Liz gave it a test run. After the Halloween festivities were over, Audrey also decided it was her turn to take a ride. Throughout the evening, we had Disney’s The Sleeping Beauty playing in the…

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Cabinet Work in Frankfort

Liz and I spent the day in Frankfort today. She was heading down there to meet up with her mom (the two of them are working on a sew-along winter coat project). I tagged along to just hang out for the day. Bob started on a project restoring an old cabinet. The back of the thing was in several panels,…

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Woodworking with Bob: the Mortise and Tenon Joint

Early on Saturday morning I grabbed some coffee, hopped in the car, and headed for Frankfort. For a long time now I’ve talked with Bob about woodworking, and at several turns he extended an offer for me to help him do work on the house. I finally made it a point to set up a time, and decided to spend…

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Bowling with the Beesons: Annual Christmas Gathering at Frankfort Bowl

An annual tradition of the Beesons is for their family to get together during Christmas… and to bowl. I attended the 2007 gathering, and this year it was held at a place called Frankfort Bowl. Interestingly, the bowling alley was located up on the second floor of a building in downtown Frankfort. Cameron, surveying the five lanes. Everyone setting up…

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Thanksgiving in Frankfort, IL

The dinner table, early in the afternoon. The Thanksgiving meal – complete with turkey, gravy, dressing, green beans, potato pie, cranberry sauce, escarole salad and pumpkin soup. Delicious stuff, and a pumpkin pie with coffee followed later in the evening. After dinner, we spent most of our time in the living room, relaxing and… digesting our meal. Earlier in the…

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