June 23, 2011


Anna is 3 weeks old! (and a Heerema family update)

Today marks three weeks since Anna’s birth.  She passed her birth weight (7 lbs., 15 oz.) at her 2 week appointment, weighing in at 8 lbs., 4 oz. which made her mama very, very happy since she had lost the full 10% of her birth weight in the hospital and we had some catching up […]

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June 6, 2011


The Bedtime Routine

Watched this video (below) about a man who read to his daughter every night until she went to college (doing their last reading session in the stairwell of her new Rutgers dorm).  Pretty inspiring.  He was trying to answer the question “how do I keep her heart?”  Worth a quick watch (~3 mins including commercial). […]

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June 3, 2011


Welcome to the World, Anna Elizabeth

We’d like to welcome Anna Elizabeth Heerema to the world. Born June 2nd, 2011, 7:56am in Ames Iowa at Mary Greeley Medical Center. Vital Stats Sex: Female Height: 20″ Weight: 7lbs. 15oz Head: 14.5″ Hair: lots Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Primates Family: Hominidae Genus: Homo Species: H. Sapiens Race: Human Alignment: Chaotic […]

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October 27, 2010


Dreamhost Destroyed My Sites

After seven, long, happy years as a Dreamhost customer, the last straw has been added to the pile.  A fileserver apparently crashed, losing all of my current data, along with my archived data.  Fortunately, this did not include my MySQL databases, so all of my text content is intact, but does include all other files: […]

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March 19, 2010


My personal sushi chef

About three years ago, Matt came home from some far-and-away business travels all excited about eating sushi. I was definitely, um, hesitant to say the least about trying it, but after a taste, I realized that it was something for which I could probably develop a taste. Eventually, spider rolls (fried soft-shell crab…no real spider […]

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