Sunday, January 04, 2009

Farewell 08, 2009 Bring It!

2008 was a tough year. I was hospitalized twice with some pretty nasty colon issues.P1040337.JPG My job has been kinda crazy with all the fun associated with a merger. I miss my friends, Ernie and Peter, who have went on to greener pastures

But on the bright side I had a great vacation with my wife,

and have been blessed with a great school for my children.

So I have decided that 2009 is going to be a year of the "re-". I am going to rebuild my body, re-tool my skills, and relax my soul.

Look out 2009, I am ready for you.

Christmas 08 recital

Up On The Housetop from Todd Gruben on Vimeo

Chipmonk Christmas from Todd Gruben on Vimeo.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Reality Diet

Well, the wife has stumbled upon a new diet plan for the family. It seems pretty healthy, primarily with a focus on fiber. Day 1 has completed and I fee pretty good, and I think the meals where very filling and tasty. We have committed to 8 weeks in hopes of simply changing our palette. One rule of thumb for this diet is 2 grams of fiber for every 90 calories. The general idea is that if the food item meets this simple fiber rule, then it will contain more goody nutrients.

whole wheat toast, caramelized banana with cinnamon and fresh ground nutmeg, and natural peanut butter
yogurt and a granola.

veggie patty, whole wheat bun, smoked mozzarella, tomato spout and avocado salad. 10 potato chips

pan fried sole seasoned with corn meal, hot paprika, and cumin. with tomato, green bean, and spinach salad

Dessert:mango lassie(wow i must say this was awesome. The highlight of the day)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Good Luck!

Originally uploaded by ToddGruben
Look out MIT, here comes Big ern. Study hard and learn a lot.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Spring Break 08

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Carpe Diem