Archive: Photo wrap-up of our 2019 summer week with Annalyn

…favorite, shark pajamas (photos below). We top the week off on the weekend when Katelyn, Drew, Megan and Taylor came over and made Brenda a birthday dinner. It was good….

Happy Birthday Brenda, with a couple photos from the archives

As hinted at last week, today is the day I want to wish my wonderful wife Brenda a Happy Birthday. We are looking forward to our slowly closing the chapter…

Where have the years gone? 11 years ago and now in 2019. #TBT

While digging through a few older photos in contemplation for Brenda’s upcoming August birthday post, I stumbled across a few of our “dating years” photos (saving those for later) and…

Catch up post after our 2019 Fourth of July Family weekend

The holiday weekend at our house in Cincinnati was fun for all as I enjoyed my kids stretching out my birthday celebration with a Saturday Indians – Reds baseball game…

A big thanks to Taylor for planning a Reds-Indians family day

Thanks Taylor for planning and my family for spending an extended birthday weekend over the 4th of July. We all enjoyed the great time together as a family at Great…

One week late, but finally archiving our Put In Bay family weekend

A week ago Brenda and I headed up to our “old stomping grounds” (idiom) to celebrate Taylor’s 30th and my 60th birthday at Put In Bay, Ohio. Katelyn planned a…

Finally joining the smartwatch and Fitbit wearer club

The plan was to post an update on the terrific 30th (Taylor) 60th (Rich) birthday weekend celebration with the whole family planned by Katelyn on Put-In-Bay last weekend … but…

Archiving Taylor’s 30th birthday party with photos and video

We had a great 30th birthday party for Taylor and his friends on Saturday in the backyard … just as we have many times before. As a parent it is…

Happy Birthday to our son Taylor. He is 30th this year.

…and grandparent has said that at one time or another? Birthday “year” celebrations, become “decade” celebrations, and we no long even contemplate the candles on a cake or even the…

Happy Birthday to my brother and remembering his trees

…me think of him. Today is his birthday and wanted to wish him a Happy Birthday. (photo from Raspberry Pi cam yesterday 5/20/2019 … reminds me that I have yardwork…

Happy Mother’s Day to a couple of “young” moms (2017 photo)

…busy one for us as we not only are trying to do our spring home and yard chores, but trying to celebrate a bunch of birthdays, Mother’s Day and Memorial…

A little leftover Annalyn “dance party” video to archive

With a short video clip of Annalyn dancing on Saturday, I’m going to tie Monday’s music “story” and the birthday party post together, if possible … although if this were…

Archive: A family birthday party for Annalyn. She is 2 years old.

We celebrated our granddaughter Annalyn’s second birthday with the family at Katelyn and Drew’s house in Perrysburg this past weekend. Like last year, her birthday made a great opportunity to…

Happy Birthday to our 2-year old Annalyn, the “Apple of MY eye”

…the family in a few days, but sang her Happy Birthday with Alexa’s help on their Amazon Echo Monday morning (March 4th). She is indeed the “Apple of MY eye.”…

When all is well, life is good, even if it is not always as planned

…but my thinking continues. Just as previous plans differed from my teenage dreams, we are influx again, but “life is good.” Next up is Annalyn’s 2-year old birthday, and it…

Where do you do your best thinking? In the shower? #humor

…days and the nastier weather of winter does give me free time to work on indoor projects (Annalyn’s birthday project) or to “waste” a little time watching NASCAR drivers in…

A light for my bandsaw and a discontinued Ridgid worklight

Today would have been my dad‘s 90th birthday. Here is something he would have enjoyed… With it being so cold this week, it was a good time to be working…

Sidetracked into playing with my Stirling Engine model

…school musical. It occurred to me that his birthday was this month and that I should post it to his Facebook page while sending him a “Happy Birthday” greeting. My…

We all surprised Brenda to celebrate her 60th birthday

Drew, Annalyn, Taylor and Megan surprised Brenda for her 60th birthday. We had a great time together. The four original Corbetts (plus Annalyn) and Annalyn helped Rich figure out the…

A great Father’s Day weekend at our house

…and a cake for Taylor’s 29th birthday a week late. The steak and shrimp on the grill were excellent and the “catching up on life” conversation enjoyable … at most…

Happy Birthday Taylor – What a difference 4 years can make

…closer to home … and have Megan to be with rather than the Ford pick-up truck. Happy 29th Birthday Taylor!  (For the archive, here’s a video memory from a few…

Wishing my brother Ron a Happy Birthday and great retirement

…and dad’s estate and now as grandfathers ourselves. It is good to feel close to him again ,.. and “want” to get together more often. Happy Birthday brother Ron –…

Archive: A few more photos from our days with KDA

…this on Sunday, a day BEFORE her May 14th birthday and am dating it to post a day later … so I really didn’t forget (wink, wink).  HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATELYN!…

Spoiling our granddaughter by taking her to The Cone!

…restaurant called Cozy’s Cottage (Katelyn and Drew took me for my birthday). I barely had the pool open but Brenda insisted we heat it and get Annalyn wet.   https://s3.amazonaws.com/mdbav/AnnalynPool180511.mp4…

New 12-inch Hitachi miter saw. An early birthday present to me.

New tools are my jewelry when it comes to presents … and Brenda agreed to buy me a new 12″ Hitachi sliding compound miter saw so I could…

Financial planning. We are all suppose to be doing it. Are you?

…divide your life into 4 “quarters” of about 25 years each. The first quarter’s milestones tend to be triggered by specific ages: your first birthday, starting school, getting a driver’s…

Katelyn, Drew and Annalyn are home, but I doubt rested?

…over to her birthday easel to play with her magnet animals as soon as they got home. I realized I didn’t post one of my favorite photos from her birthday….

Happy Birthday Annalyn – my granddaughter is ONE already!

…than I thought and now that it is shorter, it is much sturdier! (click for larger photos) EDIT 3/11/2018: Finally getting around to archiving at least the “birthday cake” video…

Tech Friday: A 2nd Amazon Echo – the Dot now streams music

…“Alexa, sing a barbershop quartet” By the way, guess who’s birthday it is this coming weekend? Yup, Annalyn will be 1 year old and is SOOOOOO BIG !!! (ani.gif below)…

Archiving a famous portrait (cough, cough) and #TBT photo

…from … or should I say, “having my brother pick from” since he has the photo albums!   Here’s the photo I’ll be sharing with Annalyn at her birthday party….

Archive: Corbetts and Oostras had a wonderful family Christmas

…white Christmas for a perfect setting to celebrate His birthday. “Glory to God in the highest heaven,   and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” –…

Wishing a very Happy Birthday to my son-in-law

I saved a cute birthday graphic just for my son-in-law Drew’s birthday wish and it is a good thing I remembered where I saved it or what I named it!…

Music Monday: An old favorite from Gordon Lightfoot

…few seconds of an old favorite, Gordon Lightfoot on his birthday last week; it is hard to believe this Canadian singer-songwriter turned 78 79. Here is  his 1974 #1 hit…

Happy Birthday to my wife Brenda (hard to resist this cute turtle)

Another year has passed and it is time to wish my wonderful wife Brenda a HAPPY BIRTHDAY… again. The year marked a few more changes in her life such as…

Happy Birthday to my son and memories from the past

Happy Birthday Taylor … I don’t think I could be prouder of the man you have become. Last year was a great one and the plans you have for this…

Happy Birthday Katelyn – Happy Mother’s Day to a new mom too

Today marks another year for my wonderful daughter Katelyn; Happy Birthday. This year will see a lot of change … she is now a mom, will be moving to a…

American Packard Museum visited by Mercedes Club of Cincinnati

…in all, a great day topped off by my son taking me out to dinner for my birthday. Thanks for coming along Taylor and thanks for my birthday dinner! https://s3.amazonaws.com/mdbav/AmericanPackardMuseum1958Hawk170506.mp4…

Thinking of my dad on his birthday and a pregnancy flashback

…been his 88th birthday if he were still alive … although I’m not so sure many of us want all that many more years as our bodies and minds start…

Glad to see them travel, but good to know they are home safe too

…enjoy their work and time away (now that “Baby Oostra” is coming, they will not have the luxury of jetting off on a moments notice! BTW … Happy Birthday Drew!)…

Pop up reminder on my calendar that today was a birthday

…sent a reminder that we normally celebrate our late dog Tootie’s birthday on October 5th. She is missed and I often catch what I thought was a glimpse of her…

Relaxing weekend with Mom Howard and music reminiscing

We enjoyed a relatively relaxing weekend marking Brenda’s birthday with her mom and ended up sifting through a few old photos while reminiscing. It was fun looking at cute pics…

Archive: Birthday wishes to my wife Brenda – a day late!

No I didn’t forget my wife’s birthday … I just didn’t post anything on the blog until my son Taylor requested a photo of “both of us when we were…

What was the best present you ever received as a child?

…except it was my birthday. My mother was worried I’d shoot my eye out, but my father overruled her. I’ve never felt so much excitement or anticipation as I did…

Never too old for a Birthday Bash

Taylor‘s Birthday party this weekend brought back memories of past pool parties when our kids were younger. Kids no more … these were all late 20s adults … but had…

A day early … but Happy Birthday to my son Taylor #TBT

Happy 27th birthday Taylor. Wow … are you getting old … but then again what does that say about me? It is fitting to post this a day early so…

A memorable Lakota East High School party 9 years ago #TBT

…and DRIVING became a way for invitees to broadcast what they were doing and where they were at. Although the end of school Memorial Day Taylor (and Katie) Birthday Bash…

Happy 30th Birthday to my wonderful daughter Katelyn

little immaturity worked on her! Anyway, today is Katelyn’s 30th birthday and I couldn’t be more proud of the woman she has become. Happy Birthday … “daughter” (affectionately stated in…

Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz diesels can last a long time

…300D Turbodiesel as it chugs along year after year after calling it a birthday gift to me in 2013. How many other cars built in the 1970s or early 1980s…

Leap Day! An explanation from across the pond

…years is too much of a correction. What if you’re born on February 29? The chances of having a leap birthday are one in 1,461. People who are born on…

What a view! Happy Birthday to my son-in-law Drew

…from our family trips and hiking we did when she was younger? I’m so glad they are enjoying themselves — Oh … and before I forget … Happy Birthday Drew!…

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  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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