Friday, April 11, 2008

More Fun Things from our Backyard: The Art of Camouflage

Here's an example of where camouflage didn't quite work (Orbit really just wanted to double check the batting average for Biggio in his 1989 rookie year):

This one, on the other hand, is a big tougher...Can you spot the camouflaged critter in this picture?

Did you see him/her??

I almost didn't...Ok, here's the back-story. We had a pretty severe thunderstorm Wednesday night and I was walking around the backyard during my lunch break on Thursday and heard a rustling right next to me. I looked at the tree beside me and saw this little critter. It was one of the larger lizards I have ever seen in my lifetime (and if you know my family, that's saying something), and I'm really tempted to think it might be my first real-live-in-the-"wild" horned frog sighting. I really love having a yard!!!!!

Here he/she is closer up:

UPDATE: I received a tip from a reliable familial source that this is the Texas Spiny Lizard, so not a horned frog, but still very cool. Have a great day!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Updating with photo albums

As promised, here is a link to the photo gallery from Poppa and Momma E's visit last week.

Also, here is a bonus photo album -- two for the price of one!! -- with some pics from our LifeGroup whiffleball game a couple of weeks ago. You know, the one that left me sore because I'm old and out of shape, according to Internet voting.

Happy picture viewing!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Fun Things From Our Backyard: Rare Species Edition

Last week, we had the opportunity to host Poppa and Momma E (Poppa E's first time to see our house in Waco!). We went to the zoo, toured Baylor's campus, took in a couple of ballgames, and visited the Mayborn Museum. It was fun times!

Towards the end of their stay, Momma E spotted a rare moth in our backyard. It is known as a "luna moth," because it flies at night. (If you've seen the Lunesta commercials, this is the moth they portray.) We were really excited to find it hanging out in our backyard!

Presenting, the ultra-rare luna moth, as found in our backyard!

More pics from their visit to come -- stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

What do you think?

Is it a problem that I feel sore two days after playing an hour of whiffleball?
Yes - it means you are old, old, old.
Yes - it means you are incredibly out of shape.
Yes - it means you are old AND out of shape.
No - how could a physical specimen like you be out of shape, much less old? You must have slept wrong or something.
Free polls from

At least I kept my ERA perfect. That's more than Roy Oswalt can say after his Opening Day outing.