Sunday, December 30, 2012


Today I learned that life is too short to let life get in the way.  From now on I will work less and play more. I will smile more and let by gones be by gones. I'll  keep in touch as often as I should and I won't MAKE time for friends I'll TAKE time for friends. When I was 20 I looked ahead of things to come- now at 40 I look behind at things that are gone. I don't like it- not one bit. I love life I wish I could hit the pause button but there isn't one. I have a top 10 most influential people in my life... sounds weird I know- I honestly hope there's been so much time between this post an the last no one even checks this page. But 2 of those 10 have passed away this year and I absolutely hate it. This talk of heaven and a better place with no pain, sickness or sadness I understand- in my head; my heart....maybe not so much.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Doesn't it make you want to go nail your own sign to it?  "DeLong's Cabin ===>"

Karla traveled to the Astoria Column to take photo's of the closest moon pass in over 20 years.
There are some pictures that shouldn't get lost in mega bites on a computer somewhere.  This may be the perfect picture of Gunner.  Big smile, hair blown in the wind, eyebrows high as as they can get and pure joy.  So awesome.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The will power of Gunner

Tonight Karla said Gunner was getting really strong and is hard to take down. I promply started to wrestle him to the ground and tickling him as hard and fast as I could. Tucker came to his rescue by jumping on my back and tried to pull my hands back. I was able to ignore the presents of this light weight on my back while I tried to break Gunner.

"Who's stronger"? I'd ask.
"I am I am",Gunner would say almost wetting his pants. He never broke.
I grabbed Tucker from my back and started tickling him at the same time and asked the same question. Before I could even get the question out Tucker was yelling, "You are YOU ARE"!!!! as fast and loudly as he could.

I find it so funny that those two boys are so predictably different.

A new year in Levensworth

When you frget the password to your blog I guess it's been a while. We soent the days between Christmas and New Years in Levensworth "The Chirstmas Town". If you google the town it's easy to see what all the hype is about. It's a planned community that is absolutley