2013 in Review

2013 has been quite a year… January After finishing up our first Christmas celebration with our son and daughter, we reached out to our adoption agency to discuss what we needed to do to sponsor their older sister (who was not available for adoption). We received a reply stating that she was now available for[Continue Reading…]

10 Ways to Enjoy Christmas… without Santa

In no particular order… Give gifts to people you care about Help those who are less fortunate Watch some Christmas classics Eat and drink fun Christmas foods Sing Christmas carols Play some games Snuggle with someone special Open gifts people gave to you Take a nap Read an interesting book

Review: Zeke the Zombie Lost His Arm … A Children’s Book

Dan Allen is from Maine, he’s a follower of Christ, a father of four, and a husband to a great gal. He’s also a pretty good artist and a huge fan of zombies. Combine all of those things and you get Zeke the Zombie, the world’s first zombie book for children! (I think) The first in[Continue Reading…]

What is up with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?

I’ve always had fond memories of the old claymation Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. I have let my kids watch it and they seem to really enjoy it too. It wasn’t until the second time they watched it this year that I realized something. This movie is seriously disturbing. We start out by discovering that Santa’s elves[Continue Reading…]

How My WordPress Career Started!

I use a chat program called Pidgin, which allows me to log all of my chats. This is very useful for times when I forget something that I know I talked about and then can look it up. Well, I was looking for something this weekend and happened upon this chat I had over 5[Continue Reading…]

A Few Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Lie to Your Kids about Santa

Here, in the Ayotte household, we have two kids. A soon-to-be four year old and a soon-to-be three year old. They do not really know anything about Santa, but then again, they barely know any English. However, it is Christmas time, we’ve put up our tree, hung Christmas lights on and around the house, listen[Continue Reading…]

How to fix the WordPress SEO sitemap bug caused by NextGEN Gallery

If you use WordPress SEO with NextGEN gallery and have submitted a WPSEO generated sitemap to Google Webmaster tools than you have most likely run into an error with your images not being indexed properly. After some debugging I discovered that this was related to how NextGEN gallery incorrectly adds images to the WPSEO generated[Continue Reading…]

50 Shades of Grey … for web designers

I was bored…

Biblical Principles of Modesty

This post comes inspired by a recent conversation I had with a friend on Facebook. My friend posted this status message, I repeat: Christian ladies should not wear bikinis in public. I asked him why he felt this way, and he told me that it was an issue of modesty. Of course, being the snarky[Continue Reading…]

ZAGG smartbuds vs. Skullcandy 50/50 Earbuds

I have gone through two sets of ZAGG smartbuds and am now trying out a pair of Skullcandy’s 50/50 earbuds. I’ve used them both enough to give a fair review of both. First let me say that I do not listen to music, but I am a hardcore users of these earbuds. I wear them[Continue Reading…]