Today marked a number of firsts for Christmas.  It was Owen’s first Christmas ever.  It was Gabe’s first Christmas where he understood what to do with presents.  His patent move was to unleash the fists of fury with wrapping paper being thrown over both shoulders. For Avery, it was the first Christmas where she understood who Santa Claus is and that she gets presents.  She had prepared the entire family for what she wanted – a robe and Baby Alive. It was a great time for us and our family.  Pictures are slowly being uploaded to the gallery.  Enjoy and Merry Christmas.

Those who read the obituary of my PowerBook know that I recently acquired a new MacBook Pro 15″ with Intel Core2 Duo chip. For the most part, I was extremely happy with this machine. That was until Thanksgiving weekend. On Thanksgiving evening, I was performing a little work and headed off to dinner. I closed the laptop lid as every Mac user does. Instead of seeing the pulsating light signalling that the laptop went to sleep, I heard the startup sound for the Mac. It had actually rebooted itself almost immediately after closing the lid. This was the first time it happened, and I figured it was just a fluke. Well, it continued for a few more days and seemed[…]