Saturday, May 26, 2007

Happy 29th Birthday Blog!!

Today my wife turns 29, and what a year it's been. This year has seen Abigail become a mom, an aunt, and an executive director, not to mention following that up with still being the best wife a guy could ever ask for. I think we all agree that Abigail is one of the most passionate, insightful, and Godly women that we know. She amazes me more and more with each passing day. To celebrate her today, take a moment to share three words you would use to describe this birthday girl, and any other funny Abigail moments or memories. Happy B-day mi amor!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Kitchen 90% Completed

If I might use the Blog to update everyone on our new kitchen. No pictures yet. However, I will say that your mother/mother-in-law/Lena batted 100% on all the new things in our kitchen. I may start calling her Maglio (for Ordonez) who is leading the Tigers in hitting and RBI's.

My one decision which came, because your mother was not available, was on the sink. They had to cut a space in the granite for the sink to fit in. For 24 hours I kept saying, "I am so stupid" for the decision I made. One tub versus a two tub sink. I went with one for various reasons. Well, after a night of sleeplessness because I was "so stupid", the sink came and it perfect. Vola. We'll get some pictures on the blog as soon as we figure out how to do it. I think all of our sons have shown us, but it just has not stuck into our computer minds.

Happy Memorial day to all,

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Dead Wings

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Read this interesting article in the LA Times this morning about the Dead Wings who got booted out of the playoffs last week, didn't even sell out a playoff game and may be in Jeopardy of losing the title, 'Hockeytown'.,1,7190539.column?coll=la-headlines-sports&ctrack=1&cset=true

I swear one of the angry letters sounds like it came from the Karabelski household.

What's your take on the Red Wings woes?
Ticket prices to high?
Bad management?
Too busy watching the Pistons and the Tigers to care?

You have to see this!

OK, so we got a new puppy- you have to see this because it is similar to our experience...

Petsmart commercial

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Monday, May 21, 2007

A day in the life of a GHS teacher

Check out this link to see what happened today outside the gates of Gladstone High School this morning. Literally sirens and helicopters were right above us!! My kind of day!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Roxy Comes Home


Gabcast! Roxanne #1

Today we welcomed our newest addition to the Gaines Family! Roxy arrived this morning at LAX from Marshfield Missouri, an hour south of Waynesville. She and Brenda have so far hit it off, Brenda enjoys having someone to play with, so far so good.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Bea y Andrew
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Check this out. I did this photo shoot with my friend Bea. Apparently they're going to use it in this chic new hotel down by the airport somewhere. Kinda stupid. But you all can see my new haircut.

Sunday, May 13, 2007



A VERY SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL OUR MOTHERS, ROOKIE and VETERAN! Abagail, Shea and Sarah Jane...what a very special day for the FIRST time! I have compiled a top 10 list of why MOMS kick BUTT ....and DADS don't have a CLUE...jk kind of

10. Organized.....enough said
9. Night Owls...what would our babies do without you?
8. Know what to say a right time (hmmm sensitivity)
7. Good Readers (not only literature but can READ child feelings (aka temperature, hunger etc)
6. Teacher (face it, C-unit didn't learn his ABCs or his mad bball skillz from yours truly)
5. Couch potato or nurtitional provider(and I think you know what I mean "attached".....)
4. Listener (almost scary your RADAR on your kids..."like the show MEdium???"
3. Rockstar looks! HOT MOMS holla!
2. Prayer Warrior (No one has this bond like you do)
1. Sacrifice. (no words necessary)

Happy Mother's Day!
Make your MAN turn off the playoff bball and SCRAPBOOK, Cook for you or take a nice SPRING stroll!!!

Jeffrey xo

Friday, May 11, 2007


  1. It was well worth staying up for the end of the game last night. What a comeback. I have a feeling Dad went to bed at half time (Be honest jet lagger). Pistons are looking great, Wings in the semi-finals, Tigers on a tear...It's great to be a Detroit sports fan, the city seems to need the good news!
  2. I love the spring! The Fort is in full bloom, you can smell it everywhere. Garden planting tomorrow. Anyone else growing anything this year?
  3. News stories I read this week:
Have a good weekend!! Be excellent to eachother.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


On Sunday I attended a community forum where they showed the documentary Darfur Diaries, and then had a discussion about the Darfur crisis lead by Suliman Giddo a Darfuri who lives in Fort Wayne. It can be overwhelming thinking about what is going on over there, and to consider how we in the U.S. can get involved. Suliman founded an organization called Darfur Peace and Development based in Fort Wayne. For those looking to get involved this is a great place to get started. The website is really informative and discusses various ways we can help. One project they talked about on Sunday was the Solar Cooker Project. This project provides women in refugee camps with a way to cook and purify water without having to leave the camp, which is when they are often attacked. Read more about it (scroll down the page). The solar cookers cost $7 and are produced in Sudan and distributed directly to the people who need them. This is a great project to raise money for in church, school etc. Anyways thought I'd share that with you.