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At 3:00 AM I heard a thump followed by shouting. Charlie had fallen out of bed and was crying. I went into his room, flipped on his light and untangled him from his comforter. “Owww, it really hurts!” he exclaimed as he touched his mouth and cried louder. His upper lip was bloody and had […]

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I haven’t seen it yet, but it from all the raving reviews, it looks like Pixar has extended their amazing streak of fantastic movies with WALL*E, opening today. Of course I really want to see it, and will as soon as possible. But I really want to bring Charlie (who turns 4 in September) and […]

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The one on the left says the one on the right did it. Our 32″ HDTV is dead. We put some new pictures on our Flickr site, check them out.

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Our little Sam took his first steps yesterday! I’ll post some video soon.

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Jodi and I are considering moving to another part of town. There are many branches on this decision tree, with when to sell our house and when to buy a significant limb. The many variables are enough to make your head spin, figuratively speaking. Well, this little gem induces a literal queasiness on the question […]

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We have had a few challenging weeks. Charlie came down with a fever a week ago Thursday, February 8th. On Thursday night his temp got up over 104 degrees. At the doctor on Friday he was tested for influenza but came up negative. Charlie was not feeling well. He had a temperature for six days. […]

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I have been interested in collecting information about my family history (genealogy) for some time. Every few years I’ll come across the family tree my sister put together for a school project many years ago and it always sparks my interest in my family tree. I came across a new web site Geni that helps […]

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2_Samuel 075 Originally uploaded by The DeToffols. Jodi was at 41 weeks when we went to see our midwife on 11/27. She said the baby had turned so that his face was towards Jodi’s stomach, not the ideal position, and that’s what had probably stopped labor the previous Saturday. We agreed that we’d get induced on Friday […]

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Anybody reading this most likely knows Jodi is pregnant with our second child. Her due date was November 21st, so as of this writing she is a week late. Technically, if you go by the standard measurements using a women’s menstrual cycle, her due date should have been November 14th. Her cycle is not typical, and […]

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Google has a cool and controversial new service called Google Print. They have indexed entire libraries of books and made them searchable. When a search gets a hit, Google will display an excerpt of the book showing the searched word(s). For fun I typed in “DeToffol” to see if anything showed up. Much to my […]

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