Author Archives: J.D. H.

Summer Update

Just jotting down a few notes here: Our winter vacation to Hawaii is coming together, I’m slowly checking items off the list flights booked, at what appears to be a nice low price (the cheapest I’ve ever booked for Hawaii) accommodations for the first half of the trip Some things are still left to do: rent a car book accomodations for the 2nd half of the trip Ines and Greg may come to Hawaii too! That would be totally awesome…

Links found during/for our STL trip Gelateriata Volini –  a three minute walk from John’s, and I stopped in here about 6 times :-). They have a nice assortment of gelato and some good coffees/teas too. City Museum – much more exciting than it sounds! PS here is a cool link Jesse sent me: (it’s not STL related, but it fits with the “link” theme of this post :-))

Back home, hurrah!

Ohh, it is so nice to be back home :-). We were just gone for 4 days but it seems like a week and a half. The trip was a lot of fun, but I am just glad to be back home! Here is a photo from the hundreds we took for Kevin and Shannon’s engagement photoshoot: that particular photo is by Samantha, it was one of my absolute favorites from the day. More to be posted after Kevin and


This has been a good but crazy two weeks. Two weekends ago Samantha went to visit her awesome family in Kansas. Kevin and I had our “guys weekend“. That was followed by a few days recovery for me. Then it was time to go full bore on projects around the house, farm and for work. I also got to spend a lot of quality time with my awesome family (usually in the evenings) so I think everybody had a great

Professional Photo Printer: Epson R1900 vs. Canon 9000 Pro Mk II

2011.04.20 Update: We’re still loving the Canon Pixma 9000 Pro Mk II, you can find some photos of it here (just scroll down that page a bit). Updated: 2009.Sep.19 we bought the Canon 9000 Pro Mk II! It was a tough choice, but these were our primary reasons for choosing Canon: Our past good experiences with Canon large format printers The flat paper path – we’re excited to try some really thick papers and the the flat paper path will