Polk Family Blog

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Dan's new job

I've changed jobs! As of tomorrow (Monday) I'll be working at Applied Engineering in Bismarck. They're a great company, very focused on outsourcing. They have a fantastic IT services staff who takes care of a number of computer-related things for their engineering customers and would like to market that service to a larger audience and have asked me to head up the effort.

Exciting stuff. Very challenging.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

New Baby Trevor

Trevor James Simmers was born to Dana and Jim yesterday in Bismarck!

From Jim/Dad:

"Trevor came to us March 24th at 3:42 am. He weighs 7lbs 9 oz and is 21 inches long. He has brown hair and is perfect. Looks just like his mommy."

(Jim earns 10 points)

Saturday, March 11, 2006


"Yes, haha, I'm a baseball player with a stupid hat. Stop pointing that at me you insensitive clod." Posted by Picasa

Game time!

This is DJ and Adam hanging out in the basement playing games. DJ's playing a Tonka game on the kid's PC and Adam's playing a preschool game called "Mario's Early Years" (or something like that) using a Super Nintendo emulator on our Gamebuddy Arcade system.

Nights like these are filled with yelling coming from the basement such as "DAAAAAAD!! I PUSHED ALL THE BUTTONS AT ONCE AND NOW THE SCREEN IS BLUE!" or "DAAAAAD! GRAMMA IS TRYING TO TALK TO ME ON GOOBLE TALK AND MY GAME SAYS SEND ERROR REPORT NOW!". It's fun. They love it! Me too.

That's my custom designed gameroom light filtering window dressing...that I had made. By a guy.

...it's a blanket. We're cheap! Posted by Picasa

This is MY toy. NOT your toy.

Just be glad you're not the toy. Posted by Picasa