Meli 4/17/2018 5:00:16 PM(Eastern) EWAS!!!!!   Ewas 3/18/2018 8:03:29 PM(Eastern) Hi. Im not a stalker...   Meli 3/18/2018 4:17:42 PM(Eastern) I know ewas.   Ewas 3/16/2018 9:44:48 PM(Eastern) Hi. Im not a stalker...   Troy 12/25/2017 1:23:13 PM(Eastern) Hi Kam! yep still going. mostly as a convenience for myself but yea. :o)   Kam 12/22/2017 3:37:09 AM(Eastern) Wow this site is still maintained? Nice. Troy/Brett, never lose those spoof song files, theyre gold. Absolute gold.   Troy 12/7/2017 8:46:16 AM(Eastern) Hola EWAS. had fun at dads bday last night :o)   EWAS 12/7/2017 7:59:32 AM(Eastern) HELLO PEOPLE OF DA LIFE!   meli 7/24/2017 10:30:43 AM(Eastern) they may or may not be coming to oregon with us   meli 7/24/2017 10:30:09 AM(Eastern) hi. ella and lucie are moving to a new house, but still in santa barabra   meli 7/15/2017 9:42:51 AM(Eastern) ella and lucie too most likely   meli 7/15/2017 9:41:54 AM(Eastern) we are coming to oregon on August 5 or 6   meli 5/23/2017 5:55:22 PM(Eastern) did you know that my new nickname the grandpa gave me is Melon Patch?   melon/meli 5/15/2017 6:00:17 PM(Eastern) melon!!!!!!!   meli 4/29/2017 8:35:12 AM(Eastern) bbq   meli 2/21/2017 5:39:28 PM(Eastern) bbq   meli 2/19/2017 3:52:29 PM(Eastern) hi!   meli 11/14/2016 5:26:28 PM(Eastern) Friday- BEST DAY EVER!   meli 9/30/2016 5:57:21 PM(Eastern) Grandpa is here in CA, and safely!   Meli 9/11/2016 3:06:58 PM(Eastern) Ella,I thought that this is going to be our...   jilli 8/18/2016 5:31:47 PM(Eastern) this is Jilli Hi Ella. Im excited to see you on Saturday!!   meli 8/17/2016 5:12:15 PM(Eastern) can you please look on here more often?   Ella 8/15/2016 2:18:19 PM(Eastern) You can stop overreacting now meli   meli 8/2/2016 6:46:50 PM(Eastern) Hiiiiii!   Meli 7/30/2016 9:20:22 AM(Eastern) They came out with the 6th season of my little pony!   Meli 7/26/2016 3:57:58 PM(Eastern) Hello!   Meli 7/26/2016 1:46:16 PM(Eastern) Hi anyone there? Ella?   Meli 7/26/2016 1:46:13 PM(Eastern) Hi anyone there? Ella?   Meli 7/25/2016 5:34:27 PM(Eastern) Ella!   Meli 7/25/2016 5:32:26 PM(Eastern) Hi anyone there? Ella?   ELLA THE WANTING TO GO TO OREGON NOW!!! 7/7/2016 9:28:21 AM(Eastern) As my name implies, I want to go to oregon, now, not tomorrow. :)   ELLA 7/7/2016 9:20:40 AM(Eastern) CANT WAIT TO GO TO OREGON WITH YOU PEEPS!!!!!   Troy 12/23/2015 5:26:56 AM(Eastern) Hi Ella. Do you keep hoping you will see someone else respond other than me? :o) Well if that is true, you may have to tell other people about this website!! See you tomorrow.   Ella 12/2/2015 8:43:52 PM(Eastern) HELLO OUT THERE!   Meli and Ella 11/22/2015 3:42:38 PM(Eastern) We exist!! People! Whats your problem? I mean Can you pay attention to this website. Please :)   Ella 11/22/2015 1:25:37 PM(Eastern) Can we use this website to communicate secret, piersma, kid friendly, messages?   Ella the Awesome 11/22/2015 10:36:02 AM(Eastern) My name is Ella the awesome and I have come to take over Earth! HAHAHAHA!   troy 11/1/2015 7:24:15 AM(Eastern) Hi Ella!!!!!!!!   Ella 10/2/2015 9:49:22 PM(Eastern) Hi! Anyone there?   Troy 9/22/2013 8:54:30 PM(Eastern) I posted a large zip file called OurFamily.zip to the Upload area. It has the shots from our Oregon trip over the summer. Click Upload, login, click Show Files, and then click the file to start the download. after it downloads you can open it and move the pictures where you want. Will take at least 1/2 hour to download. it is 500MB THANK YOU RACHELLE!!!!   Troy 9/22/2013 8:52:20 PM(Eastern) I posted a large zip file called OurFamily.zip to the Upload area. It has the shots from our Oregon trip over the summer. Click Upload, login, then click the file. after it downloads you can open it and move the pictures where you want. Will take at least 1/2 hour to download. it is 500MB THANK YOU RACHELLE!!!!   Troy 9/22/2013 8:50:54 PM(Eastern) I posted a large zip file called OurFamily.zip to the Upload area. It has the shots from our Oregon trip over the summer. Click Upload, login, then click the file. after it downloads you can open it and move th pictures where you want. Will take at least 1/2 to download. it is 500MB THANK YOU RACHELLE!!!!   Grammy Franck 7/1/2013 2:56:44 PM(Eastern) Delightful, beautiful pictures from the farm! Love the girls latest hairstyles!   t 2/18/2013 9:09:17 AM(Eastern) Gallery has new Jilli and Meli photos from january   Troy 11/1/2012 9:25:17 PM(Eastern) Fixed. Thanks Mom!   troy 11/1/2012 9:09:01 PM(Eastern) Fixing this   Troy 8/30/2012 11:38:44 AM(Eastern) Summertime in the Gallery. California Trip, etc. Thank you Uncle Doug for the great shots of the kids.. what a fantastic camera that is! uh, I mean what a great photographer you are!   Dawn 6/8/2012 11:16:21 PM(Eastern) New albums: condo, punits day, my grad   Dawn 5/3/2012 2:03:45 AM(Eastern) Posted a few pics of Kam before prom.   Troy 5/1/2012 11:58:10 AM(Eastern) Yep.. GRANDMAS room! Thanks Dawn, it was actually very easy to do.. just plywood, waynescoating and trim!   Dawn 4/29/2012 4:35:19 PM(Eastern) Great job Troy. Thats for the bedroom downstairs, right?   Troy 4/21/2012 12:03:07 PM(Eastern) Dawn: as you wish!   Dawn 4/6/2012 11:57:33 PM(Eastern) Troy, post a pic of the finished headboard, cant wait to see it.   Dawn 3/19/2012 12:57:55 PM(Eastern) Thanks for the pics Troy. I love the one of Jillian on the stairs with her hands in her mouth. Just something sweet about it.   Troy 3/17/2012 9:00:24 AM(Eastern) Thanks for posting the pics Dawners! I posted a new album today   Dawn 3/1/2012 8:39:45 PM(Eastern) Thanks for gettin us up and running Troy. New albums are posted of Britts play and the WA trip.   Troy 2/22/2012 6:50:15 PM(Eastern) Were back! Sorry for the extended downtime.   Dawn 1/17/2012 12:46:15 AM(Eastern) Loved the cd you sent mom. Keep em comin.   Dawn 1/10/2012 12:23:57 AM(Eastern) Any pics from cmas brothers?   troy 1/7/2012 12:25:31 PM(Eastern) just had the Francks visit, now its the Piersmas turn!   Dawn 12/24/2011 10:01:49 PM(Eastern) Merry Christmas to the clan!!   SadTroy 11/16/2011 5:42:15 PM(Eastern) They miss you too Dawners..   Dawn 11/15/2011 9:12:28 AM(Eastern) Missing the East Coast Girls :(   mom 11/9/2011 12:40:26 PM(Eastern) Check out the apples & pickers on Gallery from Dawns back yard!   Dawn 10/9/2011 5:57:52 PM(Eastern) Hahahaha. Give me sugar and give it to me NOW!!!!!   Troy 10/3/2011 8:20:27 AM(Eastern) What, too many carbs per gram of protein?   Dawn 9/25/2011 6:30:02 PM(Eastern) Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh   t. 9/25/2011 5:11:26 PM(Eastern) Yes, you may have 1 carb for every 10 grams of protein. thank you very much.   Dawn 9/24/2011 5:32:14 PM(Eastern) Can I have one too?   Meli 9/24/2011 6:57:01 AM(Eastern) Quote of the day: Mommy, may I please have a carb?   Troy 9/3/2011 4:11:32 AM(Eastern) Brett got pwr last night. almost 1 week later!   Troy 9/1/2011 3:23:35 AM(Eastern) Irene Update: Brett and Janel are still without power (yes this is thursday). Power expected by saturday, but life is tough right now and quite frusterating without hot water, a stove, microwave, lights, etc. Pray for their comfort, and heck, give a call to cheer them up! :o)   Troy 8/12/2011 12:04:59 PM(Eastern) Update: Were back up and running on the East Coast. Thanks for your help fam! We would still be packing if it werent for your pitching in.. THANK YOU!   Troy 7/21/2011 1:03:08 PM(Eastern) NOTE TO ALL WHO FREQUENT THIS CORNER OF THE INTERNET... THIS SITE WILL BE OFFLINE FROM JULY 26 THRU AT LEAST AUGUST4 WHILE WE ARE MOVING TO VIRGINIA. SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE!!!   Dawn 6/1/2011 5:57:03 AM(Eastern) OH MY Jilli is a cutiepie. Cant wait to see her and eat her up...   t 5/30/2011 2:06:22 PM(Eastern) Glad you liked them Dar! You can post pics too if you like. dawn can show you how.   dj 5/29/2011 8:19:26 AM(Eastern) Janel-I enjoyed catching up on the blogs/pics-so cute   dj 5/29/2011 7:09:04 AM(Eastern) thanks for posting those Troy-sooooo precious   Troy 5/28/2011 3:32:05 PM(Eastern) Yep, mom was asking for them too.. so we just posted a bunch. Jilli is now 20 lbs, crawling and growing teeth!   Dawn 5/25/2011 6:38:38 AM(Eastern) Any recent pics of Jillybean? Meli?   Troy 5/10/2011 9:25:56 PM(Eastern) This is a test on the new server. blah blah blah. Jack be nimble Jack be Quick Jack jump over the Good night Moon   Troy 2/6/2011 11:59:28 AM(Eastern) Janel: YES. :o)   Troy 1/28/2011 7:33:41 PM(Eastern) All: Please watch this sermon from my favorite pastor: John Piper on Raising Children to Love the Different people in the world: http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/sermons/help-the-children-love-the-different-people   Janel 1/18/2011 5:52:47 PM(Eastern) So is the Jillicam to be used to brag about our nice weather?   Dawn 1/9/2011 7:30:28 PM(Eastern) It all works & looks great. Thanks for all your hard work on this Troy.   Troy 1/9/2011 1:04:18 PM(Eastern) Thanks DAWN! Fixed registered users (you) ability to add pics, and also fixed the slideshow.. was VERY slow. Please let me know how you like it now, and if anything else needs fixing!   Dawn 1/6/2011 7:50:55 PM(Eastern) How the heck to ya add pics to the new gallery?   Troy 1/5/2011 3:51:49 PM(Eastern) BTW, Rachelle, you will be pleasantly surprised.. this new gallery is super easy to upload to. You dont need Java installed.. it uses flash instead   Troy 12/28/2010 9:22:51 AM(Eastern) A New Beautiful GALLERY is now ready for use. Check it out! (Well post our Christmas pics there later today) Also, note that this version can do comments on pics again due to some security enhancements.. FUN! t.   Troy 12/26/2010 10:24:53 AM(Eastern) Gallery down today for ugrades. Check back to see the new version!   Dawn 10/25/2010 1:49:41 PM(Eastern) Needs some updated pics of Jilli-Bean...   troy 10/3/2010 10:33:46 PM(Eastern) WAY TO GO KAM!!!!! Thanks for the pics Dawn.   mama 9/13/2010 5:46:07 PM(Eastern) I cant wait to see the progress on Wednesday or Thursday (and you ALL too of course)!   brett 9/13/2010 8:49:18 AM(Eastern) Thanks, Dawn. I put in three trees this weekend, too. Ill upload pictures as soon as I finish the sprinkler system.   Dawn 9/13/2010 7:17:02 AM(Eastern) Wow boys, the WALL looks great. Congrats once again on the success of your projects. :)   Troy 8/31/2010 3:03:32 PM(Eastern) I will have to leave that to Aimee. My vote would be Jilli   Dawn 8/28/2010 11:09:08 PM(Eastern) Love the nickname. Too cute.   Janel 8/24/2010 10:57:32 AM(Eastern) So, exactly how are we spelling the babys nickname? Jilli or Jillie?   Bonnie 8/15/2010 3:46:11 PM(Eastern) Thanks Troy for posting a few more pics of Jillie Bean! Such a pretty doll baby. How about some each day?   Janel 8/11/2010 9:21:02 AM(Eastern) Hey Troy, how about some new pics of Jillie?!   Uncle Peter 8/3/2010 8:13:06 PM(Eastern) She is berry boodiful indeed!!   Uncle Lowell 8/2/2010 9:12:06 PM(Eastern) cute kid there!! meli seems so grown up! happy for you and both aimee..........only a few more months till katelyn has her baby. enjoy them while they are young and precious........then they grow up!! LOL. take care!   Dawn Davenport 7/22/2010 9:51:19 PM(Eastern) Shes beautiful!! I cant wait to meet her. I hope mom and baby are doing well. Meli looks like she is a proud big sis. :)   Sarah Owens 7/22/2010 2:46:22 PM(Eastern) Shes beautiful! Cant wait to find out what her name is.....does Jillian fit? Her coloring couldnt be more perfect, and from what I can tell, she already looks a lot like Meli. Youre all so blessed. BIG HUGS to my BFF!   Rae Gardner 7/22/2010 11:31:52 AM(Eastern) so very happy for you guys! ahh me, she is so lovely! congrats dear friends!   Dawn 7/22/2010 6:49:34 AM(Eastern) Sooooo cute she is. Welcome sweets, cant wait to hold you and love you and get to know you. :)   Troy 7/21/2010 8:58:16 PM(Eastern) Welcome new baby Piersma.. 6lbs 15oz born at 3:47pm Wednesday afternoon. Pics in Gallery, sorry about the quality didnt have the right cable.. better shots to come in a few days.   brett 7/21/2010 5:04:52 PM(Eastern) Im beginning to think the end of this backyard project will be 2011   brett 7/13/2010 9:45:51 PM(Eastern) recent pictures of the backyard project posted july 13th...whew   Janel 7/8/2010 8:32:26 AM(Eastern) Happy Birthday to Meli Bird...and Happy Belated Birthday to Kameron!   Dawn 7/1/2010 3:31:27 PM(Eastern) Wow Brett, what a project. Cant wait to see the finished look.   Dawn 5/25/2010 8:45:05 PM(Eastern) Pics posted of the Five Guys pre opening   Britt 5/20/2010 2:57:40 PM(Eastern) Yard looks GREAT dawnie! I love it. Cant wait to see it in person this summer. :)   Troy 5/4/2010 8:44:27 PM(Eastern) Looks AWESOME Dawners! Very nice... thanks for the pics!   Dawn 5/1/2010 8:36:32 PM(Eastern) Did I do ok Mom? :)   Dawn 5/1/2010 8:36:06 PM(Eastern) Pics of landscape project now loaded.   Dawn 4/28/2010 8:59:07 PM(Eastern) Ella you are so cute with your missing teeth. What do you think you will buy with your coins? Or maybe you will save them? Auntie Dawnie   Janel 4/27/2010 1:02:56 PM(Eastern) BLOG UPDATE...two new pics are posted of Ellas missing teeth!   bonnie 4/17/2010 11:52:15 AM(Eastern) Yea...that would be our two crazy, fun lovin sons Troy and Brett! They have done a few others just like that with different family members.   Sharma 4/17/2010 12:38:25 AM(Eastern) who was singing the "on a hunt" ...that was funny!   Sharma 3/26/2010 11:45:52 AM(Eastern) It is so nice to see photos of you guys!!! i miss you all :-)   Troy 3/20/2010 6:18:48 AM(Eastern) Yes, Tim, that is permitted! Good to hear from you! Funny this technology thing... makes it so easy to reconnect with people. LOVE IT!!   Troy 3/19/2010 9:52:48 PM(Eastern) Yes, Tim, that is permitted! Good to hear from you! Funny this technology thing... makes it so easy to reconnect with people. LOVE IT!!   Bonnie 3/12/2010 10:33:44 AM(Eastern) How are you? Would love to hear more from you and your family. E-mail me at "email@example.com" ok?   Tim 3/9/2010 4:20:43 PM(Eastern) Can a Blount say hi to the Piersmas after a couple of decades? Good to see you all on here!   Britt 3/8/2010 4:27:12 PM(Eastern) ahhhh I see. thats cool though! Did I tell you that I took ancient history last semester? History up until the 1500s. And I friggin hated it. haha It was such a boring class. :/   Coach P 3/8/2010 3:06:28 PM(Eastern) Nah. Youll have to ask my AP Euro students why they started calling me Coach. I really have no idea except that they see me as a "life coach" or a "History Coach".   Britt 3/8/2010 2:17:38 PM(Eastern) coach P?! Im guessing Piersma. Brett? are you coaching now? haha   Coach P 3/5/2010 11:38:25 AM(Eastern) Hahaha, you crazy kids! Get back to studying your AP Euro!   Dawn 3/3/2010 12:13:47 PM(Eastern) Who are these strange people on our site. Last time I checked this was NOT FB!!!   Clint G 2/25/2010 9:40:55 PM(Eastern) Coach P your my hero   Kuskey 2/24/2010 8:57:39 PM(Eastern) Coach P, if i was fiftten years older and a girl i would date u   Brooks 2/24/2010 8:42:16 PM(Eastern) Coach P, I just have to tell you that I really dont feel like studying right now, so I have decided to write on your wall. I LOVE U COACH P   Riley 2/9/2010 11:38:37 AM(Eastern) I love u Coach P   Riley 2/9/2010 11:37:21 AM(Eastern) I LOVE u C   Britt 12/15/2009 1:26:19 PM(Eastern) Fix it!!! I wanna see pictures!!! haha   Dawn 12/14/2009 12:17:52 PM(Eastern) Nice album Ray...we all look so, well, transparent I guess.   ray 12/5/2009 4:13:55 PM(Eastern) Check out my new photo album-full of wonderful Thanksgiving photos......NOT!   Britt 11/27/2009 5:40:37 PM(Eastern) YAAAAAAYYYY! It worked. Thanks uncle Troy! And I miss you guys too. :)   Britt 11/24/2009 10:17:53 AM(Eastern) I have no clue what the login thing and password is, Im retarded...email it to me? haha   T 11/19/2009 2:32:41 PM(Eastern) You have to login to the gallery first Britt.   Britt 11/17/2009 4:56:26 PM(Eastern) Help! I dont know how to post pics on here...it changes so much! Can someone tell me what to do? :)   Dawn 10/26/2009 12:27:47 PM(Eastern) Thanks for all the pics Troy and Brett. :)   Peter 10/26/2009 8:18:10 AM(Eastern) Thanks for going to the show at the C gallery - Great Pics!!!!   Aimee 10/25/2009 4:11:09 PM(Eastern) I would love to see them too, Britt!   Britt 10/8/2009 2:13:27 PM(Eastern) okie dokie! Ill try to post them this weekend...when I have some spare time on my hands...its few and far between during the week. haha   G ma 10/7/2009 6:48:40 PM(Eastern) Yes, by all means post those pics and tell us about the ministry you had there too!   Britt 10/7/2009 3:48:09 PM(Eastern) I was wondering if you guys would want me to post pictures from Africa or do you just want to see them when I see you next? Just want to see how many pp would actually look at them. haha Let me know! :)   Brian D 9/21/2009 12:02:22 PM(Eastern) Hey this is a Davenport crashing the Piersma party. Its been great getting to know you Troy and Aimee and we look forward to hanging out more. Now its off to Italy! Brian & Dawn   Aimee 9/19/2009 12:04:17 PM(Eastern) Yikes. Did we take any pictures? Maybe just Melis birthday party? I still need to upload those...   Dawn 9/14/2009 12:25:53 PM(Eastern) Hey Piersma boys...how about some pics of your time with the Parental Units???   troy 8/16/2009 7:41:04 AM(Eastern) ...miss you too Mr and Mrs Gardner.   rachel and cos 8/13/2009 6:32:32 PM(Eastern) troy and aimee.... come baaaack to waxhaw. ha ha... j/k. miss you.   Janel 8/11/2009 9:01:10 PM(Eastern) Just made the Lemon Creamcheese Pie again. It was soooo much better than what I made at the 4th. Sorry Oregon Folks! Tips on this recipe: (1) Dont overbake the cheesecake. (2) Do make sure that you bring the filling back to a simmer after adding the lemon flavorings. AND (3) A homemade graham cracker crust really is the best!   Britt 6/25/2009 12:02:52 AM(Eastern) Dawn, I just watched the Dateline special online...I freakin loved it! It reminded me of her concert...I wanna go again!!!! It was so great.:)   Troy 6/24/2009 7:54:06 AM(Eastern) ..and might I say, it was IDENTICAL to the M Calendars Cream Cheese Lemon Pie. We will be having this one again SOON. thanks Janel!!   Janel 6/22/2009 2:45:18 PM(Eastern) Recipe Alert - I just posted a recipe to Piersmas.com for the Lemon Cream Cheese Pie that I made for Fathers Day.   Dawn 6/2/2009 3:18:26 PM(Eastern) Britt, Did you watch the Taylor Swift special on Sunday night?   Dawn 5/26/2009 3:36:02 PM(Eastern) she loves me THAT MUCH!!!!!   Britt 5/24/2009 12:28:35 AM(Eastern) she says "youre the reason for the teardrops on her guitar". weird...I didnt know she was lesbo!!!!! haha   Dawn 5/22/2009 3:14:09 PM(Eastern) Tell her hi for me. :)   Britt 5/21/2009 8:52:46 PM(Eastern) Uhhhhhhh duh. We pretty much hang out all the time...in fact, Im late for coffee with her now! haha :)   Dawn 5/19/2009 1:41:25 PM(Eastern) Hey Britt, how was Taylor Swift? You guys best friends now?   troy 5/15/2009 8:14:41 PM(Eastern) Ray: probably the valhalla one. its a better fit for making it work with mom and dad. did you get your new cable modem working??   Dawnie 5/13/2009 10:22:12 AM(Eastern) But in a good way right Britt? LOL   Brittney 5/10/2009 1:51:15 PM(Eastern) Happy Mothers Day Grandma, mom, Ray, Janel, Aimee and Dawnie (who is like another mother to me!) I love you all!!!! :)   ray 5/7/2009 12:45:19 AM(Eastern) So which house are you renting Troy?   Grammy D 4/30/2009 2:24:44 PM(Eastern) Troy, how about a few Easter pictures for the gallery?   Jenn (Drama Jenn) 4/27/2009 2:22:28 PM(Eastern) Your bathroom looks beautiful Dawners! Well done!!!   Dawn 4/27/2009 1:20:19 PM(Eastern) Thanks Brittness. :)   Britters 4/25/2009 9:07:59 PM(Eastern) love Love LOVE the bathroom dawnie. its so classy! Im impressed. :)   Troy 4/24/2009 8:16:33 AM(Eastern) Well, as everyone knows, there is alot of rich folk in that area. I did a google search and found nothing in the way of pet services, and it just seems like it could be a good business in that area.. just a thot..   Dawn 4/17/2009 3:59:35 PM(Eastern) Seriously? That was out of the blue. What are your thoughts???? Bring it on. :)   troy 4/16/2009 9:06:47 AM(Eastern) Dawn to Dusk. Hey Dawn, while Ive got your ear, would you be interested in starting D2D again, but this time in Solvang? We have some good ideas for it.....   troy 4/16/2009 9:06:01 AM(Eastern) LOVE the Tile. and the siding is great. Good job!!   Aimee 4/16/2009 9:05:00 AM(Eastern) Thats pretty, Dawn!   Dawn 4/11/2009 2:38:23 PM(Eastern) New pics of my bathroom remodel. Although I am happy with the final product, I hope to never remodel again. I guess I was not born with the Mom Remodel Gene.   Janel 3/28/2009 12:21:26 PM(Eastern) Alas, Albertsons is one of the stores that we DO have but ours does NOT have the packets. Maybe Ill check out Walmart when I am near one.   britt 3/23/2009 5:25:53 PM(Eastern) good to know! :)   Ray 3/20/2009 9:18:48 PM(Eastern) Ah, the infamous Chicken Chili! Yes, a magnificent recipe! The ever evasive Chicken Chili packets are only found at Albertsons and sometimes Walmart....we stock up when we go to those stores! :)   Janel 3/19/2009 11:23:33 PM(Eastern) Thanks Brit! You will notice that it was inspired by Rachelles chili. I just cant find chicken chili spice packets here so I had to improvise!   Britt 3/19/2009 9:39:12 PM(Eastern) Yall need to try Janels chicken chili recepie on her blog...its amazing! :)   Britt 2/23/2009 12:33:52 AM(Eastern) Dawn...i second that motion. lol   Troy 2/22/2009 4:12:42 PM(Eastern) LOL Dawn.   Dawn 2/22/2009 8:49:31 AM(Eastern) From a high school teacher...can you guys move all this chat to face book or something?   mr. mullin 2/20/2009 2:05:15 PM(Eastern) i   asl 2/20/2009 2:03:16 PM(Eastern) a.s.l? im 12 f vietnam   LaCalli 2/19/2009 2:20:12 AM(Eastern) Brett would be the coolest history teacher ever....yall are LUCKY to have him! No more complaining ya hear?!?!? ;)   Piersma 2/18/2009 7:12:59 PM(Eastern) Uh oh, they have found our sacred Piersmas website. Abort abort, go with operation shadow piersma site!   a student 2/18/2009 1:54:20 PM(Eastern) brett piersma yelled at me today. he made me cry like a baby, all because i missed 1 point on my sparkle quiz   a sophomore 2/18/2009 1:46:44 PM(Eastern) AP EURO SUCKS!!!!!! I HATE AP EURO!!!!! SO MUCH   AHFO 2/18/2009 1:46:28 PM(Eastern) PIERSMA AHFOOOOOOO!!! cool website dawg   a mexican 2/18/2009 1:45:25 PM(Eastern) donde estas mi pantelones   Britt...again 2/7/2009 9:47:08 PM(Eastern) I accidentaly posted before I was done. haha the snow is STILL comin down up here in Idaho...it just doesnt seem to want to go away. :/   Britt-ers 2/7/2009 9:45:53 PM(Eastern) I stinkin LOVE the pictures of Meli Aimee! She makes a very cute snow bunny. She is growin up way too fast.   Aimee 2/7/2009 7:46:58 PM(Eastern) How about snow day pictures for everyone? New album in the gallery!   Dawn 2/6/2009 12:48:17 PM(Eastern) Meli doesnt want to show Auntie Ray cuz she loves Auntie Dawnie so much more!!!   Ray 2/5/2009 10:47:56 PM(Eastern) Ok, Auntie Dawnie got to see Meli in her outfit, Auntie Ray wants to see Meli in her tent! :)   Meli 1/19/2009 5:06:24 PM(Eastern) Thank you, Auntie Dawnie! Cant wait to see you all too! Please brush up on the words to "pat-a-cake" and "do you know the muffin man" so we can play together. :)   Aimee 1/19/2009 5:05:19 PM(Eastern) Hey Peter...saw the Canada geese on your blog. Did you know we have so many of those here that they hang out at the mall? No exaggeration...   Dawn 1/19/2009 12:36:59 PM(Eastern) Meli, the little outift looks so cute on you and well, those shoes are a FANTASTIC addition. Wear it proudly little one. CANT WAIT to see you and hold you in one month. Auntie Dawnie.   Dawn 1/19/2009 12:32:36 PM(Eastern) I love you Troy. :)   Troy 1/13/2009 12:26:00 PM(Eastern) hack? ummm, I prefer to say: more efficiently transmit and receive stray and intrusive signals, from any source. :o)   Ray 1/12/2009 5:42:42 PM(Eastern) That cantenna is hilarious! Im assuming this little experiment is so that you can hack into the neighbors wireless at mom and dads in oregon?!!! You gonna be able to get that thing through airport security?   Troy 1/11/2009 10:59:45 PM(Eastern) WOW Dawners!! Looks VERY good.   Brett 1/10/2009 9:15:27 PM(Eastern) That is incredibly impressive, Dawn. You are inspiring.   Janel 1/10/2009 8:45:49 PM(Eastern) Hey Dawners - great job on the tile. It looks great!   TP 1/2/2009 6:20:02 PM(Eastern) Well, I think its pretty cool to have do it yourself junk around the house. Though it clearly is bigger and probably not any better than the Frys variety.   Brett 1/2/2009 3:02:56 AM(Eastern) I think I understand: can + antenna = cantenna. So, where do you need to extend your wifi access? And how exactly did you determine that a pork-and-beans can looks better than an extender you buy at Frys for, oh I dont know, $40?   Dawn 12/31/2008 1:01:05 PM(Eastern) And what, exactly is the cantenna used for nowadays?   Dawn 12/31/2008 1:00:17 PM(Eastern) The truck pics? Someone got a new truck?   Brett 12/28/2008 6:18:36 PM(Eastern) Check out the picture gallery. I posted pictures from Christmas (Getskows and Piersmas).   Ray 12/13/2008 2:28:21 AM(Eastern) Great pictures Dawn   Britt 11/21/2008 5:51:25 PM(Eastern) So im coming home next week! Monday is when my flight comes in and I just wanted to let you all know that I cant WAIT to see you all! :)   Ray 11/12/2008 8:46:03 PM(Eastern) Okay, I am resolved that I simply cannot login to the website. therefore, I suppose I will no longer be posting photos. Ill try sending photos using my picasa web albums.   Janel 9/18/2008 7:38:06 PM(Eastern) Ray, I will talk to Jess and email you back.   Ray 9/17/2008 9:37:08 PM(Eastern) Janel, I never got a copy of the recipe book from your sister. She was working on it but I dont know where to go now to get it. Do you know?   Ray 9/17/2008 9:36:08 PM(Eastern) Thanks, Janel and Aimee, for the pics of my nieces! Love em!   Dawn 9/16/2008 11:59:08 AM(Eastern) Thanks Britt. Yeah...and the hallway is next. HA. I have a GREAT idea for it. Cant wait to see you again.   Britt 9/14/2008 10:23:51 PM(Eastern) Love the door Dawn, so hot! Youre right, it should have been done a while ago. And I stinkin LOVE it! I swear you are just the little work horse! Things change around your house all the time! I dont think Ill recognize the place when I come home next! Ha ha   Dawn 9/2/2008 9:04:05 PM(Eastern) Brett, there were nails, nailed in sideways that I cut through with the little saw. Actually, I started the sawing and a guy friend did the hard work of getting through.   Brett 8/30/2008 5:16:09 PM(Eastern) Great looking door, Dawn! I love the little peep door. How did you get it to open since it was stuck?   Janel 8/15/2008 11:42:43 AM(Eastern) Shameless plug warning: My sister Jessica just released her first ebook "Cooking with Kids". Ray, I though you in particular might like it. It is on sale for only $2.97 this weekend only! (Thats cheaper than a latte!) The price goes up on Monday. Go to my blog "Life wih Ella & Lucie" for details and links to it.   Brett 8/6/2008 9:23:25 PM(Eastern) Yes, but it is still such a pipe dream...our condo has not sold and seems like it never will, and if it does, the sellers of that place would have to lower their price A LOT for us to afford it.   Ray 8/6/2008 5:10:41 PM(Eastern) Brett and Janel...that home is beautifrul! Money pit, yes! But with your prowess Brett, you could make it amazing! I love the colors in the laundry room! And all the dark wood work!   Ray 8/6/2008 4:50:47 PM(Eastern) Hi Kyle! Good to hear from you!   Ray 8/6/2008 4:50:30 PM(Eastern) Okay, brothers. Im pretty sure the next spoof is of me because Dawn sort of hinted as such. Be nice, be kind, be gentle...for I am a delicate flower.   Troy 8/3/2008 7:11:50 AM(Eastern) Hey Kyle!! So glad you found us (virtually). ugh, not virtually glad, authentically glad, but found virtually. osheesh.   Brett 8/2/2008 8:14:51 PM(Eastern) Kyle, everyone knew of your voyeurism, were just glad youve come to accept that about yourself.   Kirklestein 7/31/2008 4:30:57 PM(Eastern) While waiting for the 93 sail trip .wmv to buffer (11% woohoo!) I read through some of the family posts. My perusal has revealed two insights: I have a voyeuristic streak and the Piersma clan is both wry and witty. Hurrah Piersmas! I apologize for intruding in your family space, but couldnt resist. The memories, commentary, the adorable pictures: they all make me thankful that I have been a participant in your lives.   Dawn 7/9/2008 11:19:43 AM(Eastern) I think a song should be written about our patriarch. What, with his love of books, boats and all things coffee, surely one could find enough material.   Dawn 7/9/2008 11:13:29 AM(Eastern) I think it   Brett 7/7/2008 2:27:05 AM(Eastern) FYI...another may be in the pipeline. Be afraid, be very, very afraid. There is nowhere to hide.   Brett 7/3/2008 11:35:55 PM(Eastern) Ahh, raw, uncut, unedited. Pure magic.   Troy 7/3/2008 11:16:53 PM(Eastern) Yep.. "What Happened?" What happened is that I couldnt stop laughing at brett with his lightning left hand changing chords like hes on a speed trip. It got so bad that we had to just take our first take (of 4) and go to bed.   Peter 7/3/2008 7:08:23 PM(Eastern) I just heard it - Funny Stuff!!!   Brett 7/3/2008 2:47:41 PM(Eastern) Or maybe its Linda McCartney (God rest her soul), but I dont think she spent much time in the studio with the boys like Yoko. What did Peter think of the song?   Ray 7/3/2008 12:42:16 PM(Eastern) Is Yoko saying "What Happened?"...thats funny!   brett 7/3/2008 12:17:17 AM(Eastern) listen for yoko at the end   Ray 7/2/2008 12:18:04 PM(Eastern) Hooray! Hip, Hip Hooray! The new spoof weve all been waiting for! And it wasnt dogging me! Its a good day! Hooray! Good job you two! Funny, funny.   Troy 6/30/2008 5:32:59 PM(Eastern) Yes, Ray, you escaped.... FOR THE MOMENT!   Ray 6/30/2008 4:58:22 PM(Eastern) Hooray! Hip, Hip Hooray! The new spoof weve all been waiting for! And it wasnt dogging me! Its a good day! Hooray! Good job you two! Funny, funny.   Aimee 6/28/2008 8:55:32 AM(Eastern) Janel made that chili when she was here...yummy!!!   Dawn 6/25/2008 11:19:02 PM(Eastern) how about some recent pics of my nieces Piersma Brothers?   mama b 6/9/2008 3:55:04 PM(Eastern) opps.... and it tastes great too Ray! Couldnt resist the temptation.   Ray 6/5/2008 11:26:44 PM(Eastern) Brett, great job on the book-shelf!!   Ray 6/5/2008 11:23:05 PM(Eastern) I just read my post...oops! you can "throw" anything in and it "tastes" great! Thats what I get for being in a hurry   Ray 6/5/2008 11:21:28 PM(Eastern) Britt, you should try the chili recipe...super easy and fool-proof....not that Im saying youre a fool or anything! :)   Ray 6/5/2008 11:20:47 PM(Eastern) Janel, Im not sure if they are one and the same but it cant hurt to try...literally you can through anything in this chili and it takes great! We just finished eating it for dinner and its one of the few meals that my kids gobble up! (no onions!) I doubled the recipe and one of my white beans cans said "white beans" but the other one, a different brand, was called "Great Northwest Beans" and they look the same.   Janel 6/5/2008 8:10:40 PM(Eastern) Ray, when the recipe says "white beans" does that mean white kidney beans? Ive got a couple cans in the cabinet and was wondering how to use them. If it does, maybe Ill make some of that tasty chili!   Britt 6/5/2008 5:43:43 PM(Eastern) Brett I am WAY impressed with your bookshelf making abilities! Ellas a lucky girl to have the cutest bookshelf on the block!!!! :)   Ray 6/5/2008 5:33:23 PM(Eastern) Janel, I posted the chili recipe and, in fact, it inspired me to make it for dinner tonight! yum, yum!   Janel 5/19/2008 11:02:56 AM(Eastern) Hey Ray, can you post the chili recipe that you made at Suttle Lake last summer?   Aimee 5/17/2008 8:21:15 PM(Eastern) Just a little insight for yall into Troy...hes more likely to respond quickly to an email than to a post here...althought he does come here pretty often. :)   Ray 5/13/2008 2:01:16 AM(Eastern) I cant login to the website so I posted photos to my blog...   Ray 5/13/2008 12:43:00 AM(Eastern) Troy could you please email me my username and password so I can put some pictures up on the gallery?   mama B 5/12/2008 10:32:56 PM(Eastern) adorable pictures of Brittney/Meli on the "Gallery".....thank you all for your efforts!   Grammy D 5/8/2008 1:17:29 PM(Eastern) Ahhh...how sweet, Brittney!   Britt 5/7/2008 10:58:18 PM(Eastern) Like watch her precious face as she dozes off into a deep, peaceful sleep?!?!?! She pretty much rocks my "one day Ill be a mom just like Aimee" world!!! ;)   dawn 5/5/2008 12:59:10 PM(Eastern) Britt WARNING: watch what you do in Melis room....   Britt 5/3/2008 7:45:48 PM(Eastern) Ahhhhhhh!!! Only three days till I go North Carolina!!! Cant WAIT to see you Aimee, Troy and Amelia!!!   trp 4/22/2008 10:53:20 AM(Eastern) DANG. ...is all I can say. WAY TO GO DAWN AND RAY!!! as I was watching the gallery slideshow, I kept hearing the Rocky theme in my mind.. you know how it goes.. Im TRULY impressed by my sisters.   Brett 4/22/2008 1:37:33 AM(Eastern) Yes, it is Lucie. Hear ye, hear ye, be it known hence forward...   Ray 4/22/2008 1:27:15 AM(Eastern) janel, I just read you blog...its been a while, and I love the nieces and nephews post and the dolphin video! Its cute that you call her Lu...I call Olivia Lu also. Actually Dawn started it but it came from us calling her Livie, then Livie Lu and then Dawn decided she would shorten it and call her Lu. Now its stuck, but I think she and I are the only ones who call her that. I think its a really cute nickname for a girl!   ray 4/22/2008 1:11:43 AM(Eastern) Mom, I think youre spelling Lucy wrong...am I mistaken or is it not Lucie?   Ray 4/22/2008 1:08:26 AM(Eastern) Love the photos of France and Ella and Lucie...at first I thought it was a picture of Ella and Amelia! Wow they look alike! Aimee, thanks for the video of Amelia crawling...so sweet! And cute hairdo!   mama 4/17/2008 2:46:23 PM(Eastern) I enjoy seeing/hearing Lucy (nee dolphin) on the blog for my daily chuckle! Keep em coming Janel!   TRP 4/16/2008 6:55:30 AM(Eastern) Brett! Awesome shots of the Transmission Fluid / Filter replacement! I was trying to picture it the other night when you were describing it, but this really helps. Interesting how FLAT the filter is. Good work bro.   Dawn 4/15/2008 3:13:18 PM(Eastern) Brett, is there anything you CANT do? You and your big brother are amazing men. I am proud to call you family. :)   mama 4/15/2008 12:01:13 PM(Eastern) Everyone should check out this new vidio of Lucy on "life with ella" blog. It truly will make you smile BIG!   mama 4/15/2008 11:58:39 AM(Eastern) Thanks Janel...another little project to tackle. So much to learn about the computer and its capabilities. Its neverending, but Im really loving it now that I have the time to do so.   Janel 4/15/2008 3:03:41 AM(Eastern) Video Alert - brief video of Lucie posted on my blog.   Janel 4/15/2008 2:41:00 AM(Eastern) Mama, you can save those pics right from the blog if you want. Just right click and then save to your computer. You can take the digital file to a drug store to develop. OR if you want to pick several pics from what Ive posted or what are in the gallery, Id be happy to send you some copies. Just let me know.   mama 4/14/2008 3:45:36 PM(Eastern) I would love a picture of the newest "girls" picture. It is the cutest of them both so far I think. I call it the "sisters forever" picture.   Janel 4/13/2008 9:27:01 PM(Eastern) Mama, glad I could be of service. I tell you, it was no small feat finding pics of all those nieces and nephews when they were young. For most of them, that was BDC (before digital camera)! Also, you can all enter your vote on my blog as to what color Lucies eyes will end up being.   mama 4/13/2008 3:17:28 PM(Eastern) Thanks to Janel for the wonderful history with pictures of all her nieces & nephews (both here & some still on the way). Found on "life with ella" blog.   mama 4/13/2008 3:14:38 PM(Eastern) Hello Troy & everyone...were still here! Where are the newest Mellie pics?   troy 4/12/2008 7:43:44 PM(Eastern) Hello everyone!! I havent heard from you lately just wanted to check in!!   Dawn 3/10/2008 12:08:10 PM(Eastern) Great pics Aimee and once again, thanks to the gramies for releasing their rights. Now GRANDPAS are a WHOLE different story....   Aimee 3/10/2008 9:29:35 AM(Eastern) New album of Meli pics alert! Includes the Grandma pics.   Grampa D 3/8/2008 4:33:23 PM(Eastern) What happened to Grandpa rights?   grandma B 3/6/2008 6:14:35 PM(Eastern) I think lawyers will be need to bring about this action! Thanks Grandma Deb for your consent to spread Amelia joy to the world.   Grammy Deb 3/5/2008 9:27:11 PM(Eastern) Maybe Troy can access them as a job perk next week when hes out here!   grandma B 3/5/2008 7:25:39 PM(Eastern) I think lawyers will be need to bring about this action! Thanks Grandma Deb for your consent to spread Amelia joy to the world.   Grammy Deb 3/4/2008 9:07:16 PM(Eastern) Let the Amelia joy be spread!   Grandma B 3/4/2008 1:30:46 AM(Eastern) ok, ok, I hereby forfeit my exclusivity rights in section 34g of the non disclosure agreement!   Dawn 3/3/2008 11:09:28 AM(Eastern) Well Grandmas, whats your decision? Do we need lawyers involved or can we come to a peaceful decision? :)   Troy 3/1/2008 3:24:20 PM(Eastern) Would you be referring to the JUST FOR GRANDMA PICS? I suppose if both grammys will forfeit their exclusivity rights in section 34g of the non disclosure agreement, it wouldnt be hurting anybody   Dawn 2/29/2008 12:35:56 PM(Eastern) Troy, can you put those recent pics of Meli on here? Its easier to view.   mama B 2/18/2008 9:59:47 PM(Eastern) We need a Mellie fix too.....every day would be just fine!   mama B 2/18/2008 9:56:15 PM(Eastern) Im lovin those Ella & Lucie pics.....please keep em comin!   brett 2/17/2008 1:40:43 AM(Eastern) happy birthday darcee (if I forget to call tomorrow). indeed I am deathly ill... Troy and I must work on another spoof to keep our fans happy   mama 2/16/2008 11:36:12 PM(Eastern) Sorry you are sooooo sick this week-end Brett!   mama 2/16/2008 11:35:16 PM(Eastern) My first too DJ! Happy b-day on Sunday to YOU. I did it finally! (figured it out)   Ray 2/16/2008 4:21:12 PM(Eastern) Troy and Brett-me, Dawn and Darcee are in Idaho visiting Brittney and we just played all the Spoof songs! We all sang along and laughed so hard! We miss you boys so much! Thanks for your humor!   Darcee 2/16/2008 3:30:32 PM(Eastern) Hello I figured it out!   Brett 2/12/2008 2:18:09 AM(Eastern) Im sure its available in Oregon. How cool would that be...line up all our cars with Piersma Plates!   Dawn 2/11/2008 12:26:15 PM(Eastern) Way to go on the license plate Brett. Looks great. :)   Troy 1/31/2008 10:20:16 PM(Eastern) They were on some of the gallery photos.. really cheezy generic comments and then a link to some other site.   Dawn 1/31/2008 1:28:13 PM(Eastern) Are you saying the we have internet bots viewing our site. How dare them. What were there commments?   Troy & Aimee 1/29/2008 10:44:23 PM(Eastern) Due to some unwanted comments posted by internet bots, we had to delete some photos out of the gallery. They were mostly old and insignificant and no one will probably notice. But if you do notice a photo missing, thats why. And if you ever notice some inappropriate solicitations in a comment, please email one of us right away. Thanks.   Ray 1/24/2008 11:03:58 PM(Eastern) Troy, how do I login to post pictures to the website?   Ray 1/23/2008 1:13:14 AM(Eastern) Dawners, thanks so much for posting all those holiday photos! You did a great job documenting everything. I especially love the 3-part photo series of mom brainwashing the kids as to proper nutritional practices! :)   brett 1/12/2008 9:51:54 PM(Eastern) Ray, that is sooooo cute about Simon. Assure him for us that she is his cousin, too. Oh, and tell Peter that she is his niece as well.   troy 1/11/2008 8:32:37 AM(Eastern) Ray, some jpeg files have .jpeg and some have .jpg as the extension.. it needs to be .jpg   Ray 1/11/2008 2:32:14 AM(Eastern) Troy boy, I tried posting a picture with my most recent receipe but it tells me it only takes a jpeg...the picture is a jpeg....what am I missing?   Mathios Family 1/11/2008 2:08:38 AM(Eastern) Congratulations Brett and Janel! Lucie Claire is the cutest name...we LOVE it! Wish we could have met her when we were there...soon, very soon! Simon is sad though, He thinks that because shes a girl, shell only be Olivias cousin! :)   Jill 1/8/2008 7:25:12 PM(Eastern) Lucie is beautiful. Keep those pictures coming!   Brett 1/7/2008 2:24:27 AM(Eastern) I guess I should update you all on her name. Lux Clara. Er, um, Lucie Claire.   Brett 1/5/2008 9:54:14 PM(Eastern) Nother update: Baby still doesnt have a name. What is with these parents!?   Brett 1/5/2008 9:42:29 PM(Eastern) Your wish is my command. More pictures are being uploaded. Also, more information that you may not really care about: Janel did not have a C-section, nor did she have an epidural. All natural baby! (except for pitocin, which the nurses say dont really count.)   Auntie Jess 1/5/2008 7:56:04 PM(Eastern) We want more pictures! We want more pictures! (And a name, too, eh?)   Brett 1/5/2008 12:21:39 PM(Eastern) OK, now that we have recovered, 8lbs, 9oz, 21 inches. Dark hair, no name   Troy 1/4/2008 11:00:45 PM(Eastern) Detail man, Details! Ht, Wt, Len...?   Brett 1/4/2008 10:42:24 PM(Eastern) By the way, she came at exactly 6:50 pm tonight...about one hour ago.   Brett 1/4/2008 10:41:50 PM(Eastern) Baby Update!!! SHES Here! No name yet, nor do we know the exact size. She is breastfeeding right now. Check the picture gallery for images.   Brett 1/4/2008 6:50:22 PM(Eastern) BABY UPDATE #2! Still here, waiting for the Doc to show up to break the bag. Its 4pm now and contractions are stronger and more regular. Janel is up and around walking and talking through contractions. No screams of pain...yet. :-   Brett 1/4/2008 2:18:25 PM(Eastern) BABY UPDATE ALERT! We are at Goleta Valley Hospital and Janel is on Pitocin to induce the contractions. They are happening fairly regularly now and the Doc will be here sometime afternoon to "break your bag" as she puts it. Keep checking back as we have internet here.   Bonnie 12/31/2007 4:47:08 PM(Eastern) welcome, troy. im making the chili and chilis tonight. yay!   troy 12/29/2007 8:17:51 PM(Eastern) Hi Steph, you should be careful what strange websites you post on.. luckily, Mr Piersma has approved this one. :o)   steph 12/29/2007 7:40:16 PM(Eastern) hi im mr.piersmaz cool student   Troy 12/27/2007 9:10:13 PM(Eastern) Thanks for the recipe Bonnie!!! Those Anaheim Peppers were VERY good. Ill have to try microwaving em with cheese..   Dawn 12/10/2007 2:24:10 PM(Eastern) Bretters...uh...Happy LATE birthday little bro...sorry....I am lame   Troy 12/7/2007 4:44:12 PM(Eastern) Ugh, I like monkey wrenches as much as the next guy, but two days of it might drive me a little MAD! Hopefully your birthday was better..   Brett, the Plumber 12/5/2007 4:16:54 PM(Eastern) Unfortunately we did not take many pictures over Thanksgiving. Just imagine me under a sink at the Getskows house plumbing and installing new pipes and faucets for two days...   Aimee 11/28/2007 10:32:38 PM(Eastern) Hi Aunt Trish! Glad you could visit. Hey everyone, there are some new pictures of our little family on the gallery now. If the OR Piersmas or Brett & Janel have Thanksgiving pictures, put them up! We want to see you. Looking forward to December!   Trish 11/23/2007 8:11:33 PM(Eastern) Hi! Im Aimees Aunt Trish from Omaha, NE. Was married to her Uncle Lowell for 20 years. We have been divorced since July of 2003. We have two children who are young adults. Katelyn turned 22 on October 6th and Nathan turns 20 on the 28th of this month. I enjoy reading the posts on this site, seeing the many great pictures, and reading about Ellas adventures. She sounds like a delightful little girl. Is she about 2 1/2 years old? Just guessing. Congratulation Brett and Janel on your second baby due in late December. How exciting! Thanks for those who share recipes. Maybe Ill share some from time to time.   Janel 10/21/2007 12:20:52 PM(Eastern) I started a little "contest" on my blog -- "Guess Baby Piersmas Stats". You just need to go to the entry from October 11th and click on COMMENTS down at the bottom of the post. Enter your guess for sex, birthdate, weight & time of day. Its explained in the blog post.   Troy 10/2/2007 10:29:55 AM(Eastern) It went well.. actually the moving part was fast.. only about 4 hours since we had everything in boxes already and tons of help from people. Now getting unpacked is proving to be the most time consuming part because life goes on (work, baby, etc). We posted a few pics on the Gallery fya (for your amusement).   Janel 10/1/2007 12:09:00 PM(Eastern) So, how did the move go?   Troy 9/30/2007 10:09:01 PM(Eastern) Were BACK!!! That wasnt too painful was it?? :o)   Troy 9/26/2007 9:22:41 PM(Eastern) NOTE TO ALL: PIERSMAS.COM WILL BE UNAVAILABLE FROM 9-28 THRU 10-1 DURING THE MOVE   Troy 9/15/2007 1:18:33 PM(Eastern) Ray, our friend Rae Gardner here in NC, LOVES your Crannifetapesto salad, and has made it 3 times! Thanks for spreadin the luv!   Troy 9/15/2007 1:06:57 PM(Eastern) Thanks Ray, it was a GREAT trip. Peter, thanks for the glowing review of my fishing prowess. :o)   mama 9/12/2007 10:17:37 PM(Eastern) Awsome "blackberry" experience Ray...and congratulations to Janel on her soon to be published article!   Ray 9/11/2007 7:48:06 PM(Eastern) The sunset ones from the boating trip are stunning...really great photography!   Ray 9/11/2007 7:47:09 PM(Eastern) Great pictures everybody   Brett 9/4/2007 10:39:01 AM(Eastern) Hey all, check out the Camping photos. I added some more pictures from my old fashioned film camera. Some good ones of everyone.   Dawners 8/31/2007 3:24:02 PM(Eastern) can each of you send your email addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can put you in my address book? Thanks   Dawners 8/28/2007 11:50:50 PM(Eastern) Go for it girl....lets see if you can top my cookies   Britt 8/18/2007 10:29:06 PM(Eastern) So I definatly got VERY teary eyed when I saw the pictures from the camping trip. I miss you all very much! But life moves on and I have begun making my own memories here! Well im off to make chocolate chip cookies! (Dawn, youve got nothin on these babies...im totally kidding, your cookies are amazing!)   Aunt Trish 8/9/2007 9:23:37 PM(Eastern) Hi! Aimee and Troy. Your little baby girl is beautiful and its fun seeing the other pictures too. Congratulations and blessings to the two of you. I hope I can meet Troy and Amelia in person someday soon.   Ray 8/8/2007 2:56:17 PM(Eastern) Awesome pictures of Amelia! Thanks! I love the ones where youre making her laugh! She reminds me of my kids newborn pics! I see a lot of similarities. She has Simons nose. A good combo of Troy and Aimees eyes. Olivias hair, although it looks like it may have some blond in it whereas Olivias was BLACK!   Aimee 8/6/2007 4:34:37 PM(Eastern) Never mess with a pregnant womans food.   Brett 8/4/2007 3:25:21 AM(Eastern) No, seriously, she did. I went for a piece and got a bite mark on my thumb.   Janel 8/3/2007 1:40:22 PM(Eastern) New Recipe Alert --- I just posted an AMAZING pie that we just tried out to use up some homegrown nectarines from a friends tree. I got it off the internet somewhere. Seriously, I almost ate the entire pie on my own!   Janel 8/1/2007 11:08:51 PM(Eastern) Troy, yes that is our new countertop in the background of the soup photo! I am waiting until we get the new appliances in for the big "After" shots. I must say that your bro did a fantastic job on all the work.   Amy Yandell 8/1/2007 5:38:23 PM(Eastern) She is so precious! I wish you were here or us there so we could see the little angel in person! Im sure its a silly question, but any plans to come this direction anytime soon? We miss you tons!   Troy 7/30/2007 5:07:52 PM(Eastern) Janel.. is that your NEW countertop in the background photo of the soup?? Pray tell!   Janel 7/21/2007 11:46:41 PM(Eastern) Hey Troy - you need to to change the homepage and add a photo of the newest addition to the Piersma family!   Janel 7/21/2007 11:42:16 PM(Eastern) Hey guys -- I just posted a recipe for Tomato Soup in the Recipes section. Enjoy!   Moosk 7/18/2007 1:18:36 PM(Eastern) Oh, oh! I dont think Amelias face can get any closer to Troys jeans in those 2 pics. Someone is being onery and someone is in big trouble! Glad it isnt me! :)   Gerald and Linda Chester 7/14/2007 11:43:29 PM(Eastern) Congratulations on the new love of your life. She is beautiful!   Troy 7/14/2007 10:38:36 AM(Eastern) But...but...yes, mother. :)   Enid 7/11/2007 6:04:27 PM(Eastern) To Troy- dont you ever put that babys face near your dirty jeans without a clean blanky- Do I make myself clear?   Enid Osbourn 7/11/2007 6:03:16 PM(Eastern) Congratulations! Amelia is perfect!   Great Aunt Jen 7/11/2007 4:40:55 PM(Eastern) Congrats Troy and Aimee. Amelia is a little beauty! Thanks for all the pics!   Kate Stahlman 7/11/2007 8:49:34 AM(Eastern) Shes beautiful and I LOVE her name!!!!!! Blessings to you all!   Halle Whittington 7/10/2007 8:54:39 PM(Eastern) Congratulations!!! She is absolutely beautiful!   Deb Green 7/10/2007 8:39:30 AM(Eastern) Amelia Kate is just beautiful! Congratulations to both of you! Enjoy your precious little girl!   Jen Bowen 7/9/2007 8:55:24 PM(Eastern) Yeah! Congrats on the Baby   Aimee 7/9/2007 7:11:45 PM(Eastern) Check out the gallery for photos of Amelia Kate!   Janel 7/6/2007 2:28:49 AM(Eastern) The cranafetapesto salad IS very good! It sounds like a strange combo, but boy does it taste good! When I have a kitchen again, I hope to make it. It is a great summer salad.   Troy 7/5/2007 9:42:46 PM(Eastern) Were due YESTERDAY (7-4). And Aimees sister Bonnie is leaving tomorrow morning (flight back to CA) because she thought the baby would be here by now. Debby (Aimees mom) said that the cranafetapesto salad sounds very good and shes gonna make it for us this week. I will get a photo for ya all. :o)   Ray 7/5/2007 7:45:08 PM(Eastern) Troy, you can be my cheerleader any day!!!! :) It just goes to show what a woman can accomplish when her children go away! hahahahahahahahaha   Rachelle 7/5/2007 7:43:37 PM(Eastern) What day is your actual due date?   Troy 7/5/2007 12:06:29 PM(Eastern) Ray... you are so ambitious! Three recipies in one day.. Go Ray, Go Ray, Go Go!   Aimee 7/5/2007 11:26:02 AM(Eastern) No baby yet...in case anyone was wondering. :)   Janel 7/3/2007 8:31:48 PM(Eastern) Ooh, that sounds good with the cinnamon -- it would make it taste a little more like apple pie. Recently I learned NOT to leave forget the salt in that recipe. I made the mistake of doing that (distracted while baking with Ella), and they were NOT good!   Ray 7/3/2007 6:31:19 PM(Eastern) I just posted two of my favorite recipes...and I might even do a third recipe whilst the children are away! Ill try to get photos of them the next time I make them! Enjoy!   Aimee 7/2/2007 1:05:43 PM(Eastern) Janel, we also made the herb-marinated steak the other night and it, too, was YUMMY!   Troy 7/1/2007 11:48:53 PM(Eastern) Janel, I just wanted you to know that I made your scones (including the sour cream) and they are AWESOME! Thanks for the post. Now I have something else to add to my favorite baking adventures. BTW, I added cinnamon on top with the sugar sprinkle. YUM.   Troy 6/28/2007 11:00:41 PM(Eastern) BTW, is there a substitue for sour cream?   Troy 6/28/2007 10:59:22 PM(Eastern) Thanks Janel.. Im making the scones saturday morning.. YUM!   Janel 6/28/2007 12:21:55 PM(Eastern) I have posted a couple of recipes on the site -- Sticky Buns included. No jokes, please!   Janel 5/11/2007 7:27:27 PM(Eastern) Thanks everyone! Were very excited!   Britt 5/10/2007 5:43:10 PM(Eastern) Congradulations Brett and Janel!!!!! Ella will be a great big sis!   Debby 5/8/2007 12:07:16 AM(Eastern) How clever, and exciting news...Congratulations!   Janel 5/6/2007 4:07:51 PM(Eastern) Well, it may not sound nice, but she is a parasite. She will take whatever her little body needs -- even to the detriment of Aimees body. Thats why its important for Aimee to eat right and take vitamins.   dawn 5/3/2007 11:40:28 AM(Eastern) Oh, I get it now. I am going to tell her that you called her a parasite...poor niece of mine.   Troy 5/3/2007 7:52:07 AM(Eastern) Isnt she? :o)   Britt 5/3/2007 12:52:07 AM(Eastern) Are you calling your baby a parasite?! :>/   Dawn 5/2/2007 1:11:09 PM(Eastern) Huh???   troy 5/1/2007 11:31:27 PM(Eastern) Alright Dawners.. see the gallery for the 31week parasite and its future home...   Dawn 4/30/2007 8:35:17 AM(Eastern) Now how about some pics of that new room you put together...   t. 4/28/2007 9:38:11 AM(Eastern) Details Details!!   Dawn 4/27/2007 11:37:09 AM(Eastern) I think she means a RECENT pic of our new neice...   Troy 4/27/2007 10:55:22 AM(Eastern) In the Galery section, under "Its Not Bucky" (second page)   dj 4/24/2007 12:18:08 PM(Eastern) heelllpppp im trying to find aimees bumity bump where is sheeeee?   Britt 4/15/2007 6:43:11 PM(Eastern) I did it one by one, but Ray was telling about that program, how can I get it?   Troy 4/12/2007 9:56:07 AM(Eastern) Britt, Did you get the Gallery Remote program, or do you upload the pics one by one??   Dawn 4/9/2007 6:14:33 PM(Eastern) I am finally done. Enjoy.   Dawn 4/9/2007 4:49:16 PM(Eastern) I am not done yet...   Britt 4/9/2007 4:21:34 PM(Eastern) Thanks Troy! However, aunt Ray helped me...im really not that smart! I could take the credit though! lol Dawn, where are the rest of your pictures? Didnt you say there was 20?   Dawn 4/9/2007 2:43:16 PM(Eastern) Well by golly, its my first album on piersmas.com   Dawn 4/9/2007 2:14:47 PM(Eastern) Thats enough you two!!!!   Troy 4/9/2007 12:11:13 PM(Eastern) YOU DID IT BRITTNESS! I am soooo proud of you! maybe you can show your auntie Dawn how its done since she seems a little computer phobic.   Britt 3/23/2007 6:44:36 PM(Eastern) yea...about that...i have no idea, e-mail me and let me know at email@example.com   Troy 3/20/2007 11:34:53 PM(Eastern) Hola Brittney. You have to go the the gallery, then login, then create a new album, then upload pictures to it. You know your login name and password, right??   Britt 3/20/2007 1:28:40 AM(Eastern) I want to upload pictures from Coeur d Alene and need help...i tried...and failed. Plase help someone!   Brett 3/8/2007 5:47:56 PM(Eastern) Well I hope we cleared up the confusion. Brian--we hope to be able to join you next weekend when you guys are in town.   Janel 3/7/2007 6:34:15 PM(Eastern) Aimee, you look so cute! Thanks for posting the picture. Ill have to call you soon. I dont think weve spoken since you found out it was Guadalupe and not Bucky!   Brian D 3/6/2007 10:29:44 PM(Eastern) Hi A&T. Dawn says hi! And congratulations based on our evesdropping of your conversation with Janel about the baby bump. =)   Aimee 3/6/2007 10:34:02 AM(Eastern) Mystery solved! We actually were not sure who you were, Brian. But my guess was you and Dawn, talking to Brett and Janel. Say hi to Dawn for me and have fun on your trip. :)   Brian D 3/5/2007 12:51:30 PM(Eastern) Actually this is Brian D from Boston, formerly from Solvang...were hoping to see B&J when were visiting CA on 3/18. =)   Troy 3/4/2007 2:18:27 PM(Eastern) Janel, ok, so I posted one on the ultrasound site. Shes really proud of that pic, so you can tease her if you like. :o)   Troy 3/4/2007 2:00:04 PM(Eastern) Hey Brian... what a surprise! We are in NC, not CA, so it will be a while! Hope you are well! -t   Brian 3/2/2007 2:24:09 PM(Eastern) We miss you guys! Hope we can see you in a couple of weeks. B&D   Janel 3/1/2007 6:23:11 PM(Eastern) Hey Troy, when are you going to post photos of Aimee with her baby bump?   Troy 2/26/2007 3:02:47 PM(Eastern) Reminder... if youre scanning the old photos, use at least 300 dpi or 600 if your pc can handle it. Nice job Janel!! Several of those, Ive never seen before.   Janel 2/19/2007 3:06:36 PM(Eastern) I posted some "vintage" photos that we had already scanned.   Troy 2/9/2007 9:50:10 PM(Eastern) Ray, regarding your email... do you have some vintage photos to start with??   Britt 1/22/2007 6:18:34 PM(Eastern) thanks!   Troy 1/22/2007 6:11:15 PM(Eastern) Hey Britt! Thats GREAT news!!!!! The best way to upload is to get a program called Gallery Remote. You can get it from the UPLOAD link (Below) (you need the password, which Im sure you already know). Let it download and install. Then call me for your password. -T   Britt 1/22/2007 6:05:10 PM(Eastern) Guess what!!! we FINALLY have Comcast! so now i can upload photos to the site...problem is, i have no idea how to do it. could someone help?!   T 1/5/2007 2:02:45 AM(Eastern) Hey Ray, are you typing alot? Maybe theres a limit?   Rachelle 1/4/2007 9:54:18 PM(Eastern) Sorry, I keep having trouble posting. It only posts about 50% of what I submit.   Rachelle 1/4/2007 9:53:45 PM(Eastern) Test   Rachelle 1/4/2007 9:11:14 PM(Eastern) If anyone has photos from Thanksgiving could you post them so I can print them off for my book?   Troy 1/4/2007 7:08:10 PM(Eastern) You dont like Buck? :o)   Peter 12/28/2006 11:55:02 AM(Eastern) I think Simon and Olivia need a cousin Cletus...   Troy 12/27/2006 2:54:36 PM(Eastern) Hey everyone, I would like to officially request suggestions for names for our first born. No promises, of course, but we will take any suggestions in to consideration. Our favorites so far are guadalupe de santa rosa. or buck if its a boy. Any other ideas?   Troy 12/25/2006 12:32:09 PM(Eastern) Hey everyone, I would like to officially request suggestions for names for our first born. No promises, of course, but we will take any suggestions in to consideration. Our favorites so far are guadalupe de santa rosa. or buck if its a boy. Any other ideas?   Troy 12/16/2006 11:17:33 PM(Eastern) The presses shall remain stopped: Darcee talked to mom for 2HOURS on the phone saturday. NO press startupage here.   Brett 12/14/2006 7:08:32 PM(Eastern) I have officially stopped the presses and will wait for an update as to when they should be started again.   Troy 12/13/2006 4:39:31 PM(Eastern) Note to everyone. Darcee was using the internet recently. STOP the presses.   Brett 9/27/2006 1:12:43 AM(Eastern) my email is firstname.lastname@example.org   Troy 9/17/2006 8:41:37 PM(Eastern) Hi Brittney! we miss you!!   Troy 9/17/2006 1:07:13 PM(Eastern) Done!!   Britt 9/16/2006 4:34:21 PM(Eastern) I have pictures of Ella for Brett from when we visited you guys. what is your e-mail address Brett?   Brett 9/13/2006 1:55:19 AM(Eastern) Is there a way to set up this message window so that the most recent postings are on the top?   Paul 9/11/2006 12:22:08 PM(Eastern) I really like the Simon and Garfunkel diddies, they really bring the site together!!   Troy 9/10/2006 10:08:57 PM(Eastern) Brett wants everyone to know he is the king of yellowtail fishing. I submit to you, he may just be right.   Brett 9/10/2006 1:31:32 AM(Eastern) Everyone check out the new pictures of our sail trip   Aimee 8/22/2006 10:09:37 AM(Eastern) Hey Ray...we need some new photos of your kids in the gallery!   troy 8/21/2006 10:51:02 PM(Eastern) Your tests are SUCCESSFUL!   Ray 8/21/2006 6:51:10 PM(Eastern) Testing testing testing   Troy 8/16/2006 10:19:50 PM(Eastern) Its Eastern time....   Aimee 8/16/2006 4:05:05 PM(Eastern) Hey Troy - is the time on the blog Pacific or Eastern??   bonnie 8/16/2006 1:57:40 PM(Eastern) hello all   Troy 8/16/2006 8:45:04 AM(Eastern) Hey Ray, remember we were talking about creating some type of a pseudo-blog on this site, where we could post stuff without having to compose an email and figure out who to send it to, and then it will probably not even be preserved for the ages. I think this might be just what we were looking for. So its still in the developmental stage, but I think you might like it. Just post stuff here for the family, and anyone else to see. I wish I had your long email about Simon on here. That was hilarious. Make another one, k? :o)   anyone 8/15/2006 7:41:12 PM(Eastern) who will monitor for obscene content?
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