We’re back….Mostly

After a malware issue, and a database corruption, Hillreport is back online….well, mostly back on line, I still have about 10 thousand lines of code to edit to correct the pictures, and categories of posts, oh and if you where a registered member, you will need to resister again, and I’d do it soon.  To prevent this from happening again, I’m going to be a bit more Fort Knox and a little less Yellowstone on access to the site.

Keep checking back for more info…


Camping with my 11yr old

Last weekend, October 18th-19th, Senta took Zoey to Chicago…This is not about that trip. The same weekend Senta took Zoey, Nolan had an 11 yr old campout scheduled with the older boy scouts in our ward, and thanks to some helpful family members, who where willing to sleep over at our place, to watch the rest of the kids, I was able to take him.

The day started off with a huge work project, we moved 2 departments from our location in Dearborn, to a location in Southfield. The morning went ok, and I was looking good on meeting the scouts at 5:30. Our group went to the new location at 2:00 to meet with the moving company so we could unload and setup the computers…they where late…2 hours late. We started setting computers up at 4:00, and finished around 6:00. I made it home, packed the car, and was out the door with Nolan by 7:00. We arrived sometime around 7:45 to discover that the older boys bailed, and opted for a sleep over  instead, and one of the 11 yr old scout leaders had to work. So it was Nolan and another boy, his dad, the scout master and me. The older boys scout master also come to the campout and hung for a bit.

Dinner consisted of bacon wrapped hot dogs, and S’mores. Nolan, not a huge fan of hot dogs, discovered it was quite easy to cook bacon on a campfire with a stick. After dinner, we cleaned up, prepared for bed, and went to sleep. It got pretty cold that night, so rather than dealing with a freezing son, I brought our tent heater…yep they make them. I have a 2 man backpacking tent, that is designed to keep heat in, as well as providing a sheltered vestibule, its basically a modernized pup wp_ljhk_20131019_001tent. The heater gets that thing warm…it was around 40 degrees outside, but inside the tent, Nolan was sleeping on top of his sleeping bag. The only downside was when I turned the heater off, Nolan forgot it was there and accidently touched the grate, it gave him what he said, was a pretty cool looking burn mark.

Around 4:00am the rain started…and it didn’t stop…

We woke up the next morning, broke down camp, and made breakfast…all in the rain. Nolan made pancakes, and did a great job. after we where all cleaned up, we made our way to the Island Lake Shooting wp_ljhk_20131019_003Range. the older boys meet us up there, some of them where working on their rifle merit badge while others their shotgun merit badge. Nolan, was going to shoot rifles, but first he had to get his protection gear…he was supper excited he got “budder” glasses…(Minecraft thing)

As we walked down to the rifle range, Nolan got nervous. He said “I don’t really want to shoot”…I told him, just shoot one clip, and if it’s not your thing we can leave.  Nolan was shooting a Ruger Sr-22, which fires a .22 caliber round. Nolan though it was neat that it had a scope on it . The range only allows 6 rounds to be loaded at a time, but that’s all it took. Nolan loved it…He went through about 40 rounds, and then tried a few rounds on a lever action .22, then he was to cold and wet for it to be fun anymore so we made our way back to the car and headed home. It was a good day…It was the first time in a long time he said to me “Dad, thanks for bringing me, this was fun”

The Birth, part 1

I got a call from Senta on Monday, she was driving to her doctor appointment. This is pretty routine, her OB\GYN office is literally 5 minutes from the house. She arrived at the office and said she would call back, ths was at noon.  At One she called to say, my blood pressure is really high, so my doctor wants me to go and have an ultrasound done. At two, she called from her labor and delivery room… Apperently the ultrasound was fine, but she was given two options, one get admited and induce labor because her blood pressure kept rising, or two, go home and lay in bed for the next week… Hello easy answer. Since it would be impossible to lay in bed for a week with 5 kids, one of which was 13 months old, she choose to be admitted.  I got out of work by 4, due to the fact I was the only one in my deartment working Monday and tuesday, other than our intern, that is, so i had several things i had to juggle around. I went home, said hello to Senta’s parents, Hello to my kids, changed, gathered Senta’s needed items, and was out the door to the hospital.  I arrived about 5 after they had given Senta ? to help her contractions along.

It is now 12:35 am Tuesday morning, her contractions have slowed, and her doctor was kind enough to give her ambicore to sleep, but i didn’t get any, and it’s a good thing to. Senta got a little nausious about 45 minutes ago, not to mention the sleep aid has made her a little loopy.  She is getting a shot of fenerin, to help with the nausia.

Right now we are in a holding pattern until the morning, at that point i beleive they will be pushing potosin, and the real fun should begin.

That wasn’t so difficult….

All Sparkly....

As many of you know, our site has been down for a few weeks.

The problem was that somehow, a redirect script was planted on our site via a Trojan upload.

Don’t worry, there is no risk to anyone who has, or will visit.

The script basically replicated itself across all of the HTML pages within the site.

I was able to remove all the malicious code, re-build the site, and restore all the pictures.

I hope you all enjoy; I know Senta has been chomping on the bit to get back on her blog.

Dumbbell bench press lying

Dumbbell bench press lying

Dumbbell bench press lezhaDlya strengthen chest muscles and muscles of the upper body is no better exercise than the bench press lying – bar or dumbbells in a horizontal or inclined position. This wonderful exercise not only helps build muscle and strengthen muscle tissue, but also clearly draws the terrain separating the breastbone. Most clearly noticeable when the dumbbells touch at the highest point of the amplitude. Correctly perform bench dumbbell lying on a flat bench sport will teach you this video, posted on this page.

Dumbbell bench press lezhaEsli usual for this exercise, you use a traditional bar, then in the case with dumbbells situation is somewhat different – for the proper balancing symmetry of movement and respect for a given trajectory requires some extra effort, and are utilized adjacent muscle groups. Therefore, the total weight of the projectile is slightly reduced, in order to avoid over-voltage or premature muscle fatigue. As in the case of a dumbbell chest undergoes several other loads, including deformation necessarily require adherence to proper breathing during exercise. This will help stabilize the torso and create a rigid framework muscles. Inhale is necessary at a time when the “peak” of efforts performed as breath relaxes the intercostal muscles and deprives the rest of the housing base. The longest and heaviest portion of the exercise takes place on the exhale.

Do not “push” themselves with the dumbbells forward, bending the waist – the load abruptly moves to the lower part of the sternum and at times increase the possibility of injury. Greater weight lift not you, and your hands and bring relief to the alleged damage only.
This exercise is performed several have – a neutral (palms facing each other), inclined or vertical. Neutral grip – the most difficult, and the load vector is not redistributed upper portion of the pectoralis major, the front half of the deltoid muscles and partly on the triceps muscle (triceps). For many professional athletes, especially bodybuilders, this exercise is almost the most basic, the basic element of the general physical preparation. But its performance is not as difficult as, for example, “French press”, so the dumbbell bench press on a flat bench is recommended for beginners and athletes.
Technique exercises:

• The exercise is performed only with a straight back and straight body.
• Dumbbells rise vertically above the body.
• Hands are extended, but nor out at the elbows. Wrists straight.
• Dumbbells gently fall almost horizontally. Hands slightly bent. Experienced athletes can increase the angle of over 180 degrees.
• Take the starting position.

When performing this exercise uses the following muscle groups: major and minor pectoral, deltoid, triceps, forearm muscles.


Effective ways of learning English

Effective ways of learning English

Learning English today is relevant to the whole world – for both children and adults, for students of all universities, employees of any scope and structure. The reason is that modern life is becoming more rapid and cosmopolitan, lost the borders between countries, so foreign language is a prerequisite for building a business, finding partners, travel and normal communication with other countries.

In addition to learning English directly in schools, institutions of higher education courses, there are many ways to learn the language even if not perfectly, but at least contribute to a more efficient absorption of the material, vocabulary, learning grammatical rules at home.

One of the most effective ways to learn English is to view the TV series, films not with the usual translation (dubbing, usually), but with subtitles. Listening to and reading a foreign language translation, the viewer somehow produces simultaneous translation in consciousness and remembers some of the words. Particularly relevant this method for those who want to learn spoken language for travel and communication. After all those grammatical structures and words that is taught in schools and universities do not always use native speakers.

Any language is constantly changing system that transforms from day to day. There are some words and go to the periphery of the other, simplified grammar, etc. And it is in the movies all you can hear and remember. Learn the terms and English at a level sufficient to negotiate with partners and training in the country, of course, will not succeed. But remember the most commonly used phrases and words is quite real, so this method is suitable for travelers.

Well it affects the assimilation of vocabulary and spoken phrases, expressions, listening to music in a foreign language. But in this case it has a value that is listening to the pupil – it is desirable that it was known compositions with a simple vocabulary, as the complex at the hearing can not be perceived. Listening to songs and watching movies in the original, in addition, it makes it possible to learn the correct pronunciation, which is not able to give any one teacher (only if it is not a native speaker). This method is extremely effective, and allows the student to unconsciously adopt the manner of speaking, pronouncing certain sounds right.

Enough effective method of learning a foreign language is to read books with the translation, search works (for example, here: http://engmaster.ru/comp). First student reads the text in the original and is trying to understand what was going on, and then compare their guesses with the translation. Despite the seeming simplicity and primitive, this method makes it possible to connect an active memory, learn new words and remember the old, to learn to understand a foreign text to search for links between the proposals and to take a common sense, even if not understand certain words and phrases, whole sentences.


Drew’s first haircut

Drew get a haircut

We decided to cut Drew’s hair after his nap today.  It was getting long and he was always getting food in it. He would also pull on it around his ears all the time.  I think it turned out pretty good, considering he was all over the place.  I tried to hold his head while Daniel cut but it was pretty difficult.   He looks less like a baby and more like a toddler.  Kind of sad,  but I can’t keep him a baby forever..

Drew's haircut (2)

I am 26 weeks pregnant

26 weeks pregnant

I am 26 weeks pregnant. This time at the Dr, the highlight was getting my blood drawn for a glucose test. I took the nasty lemon-lime drink at 8:40am just before taking the kids to school. You have to have it in your system for 1hr before they draw the blood.  The entire walk to and from school a burp a zillion times- 🙂 Thank goodness, the test is over and done with. I hope I pass so I don’t have to take the 3 hour test, that would suck!

It was weird going to the “check out” after my appt. and setting up in 4 weeks.  I realized while I was looking at my calendar for the 3rd week of October, I will be 30 weeks pregnant. Boy this pregnancy going by fast! Too fast,  and I am so not ready. Believe it or not, I actually hope this little guy/girl stays in until after Christmas. The due date is Dec 27th, so coming anytime between 27th-31st would be great!

Catch the Sunshine

Bilbo invited my two oldest kids over for the afternoon to hang out at her house, plan a FHE, complete with a treat.  They ended up planning two weeks worth.  Zoey’s was in charge of the lesson this past Monday and Jack will be in charge of lesson tomorrow night. It was fun.  I love it that my kids are old enough to plan the lessons. Zoey and Jack have planned some pretty awesome FHE this past year.

Here’s the YUMMY treat Bilbo made with the kids!!