Archive for October, 2008

Spoonfed Music 1 – “Winter White Hymnal”

Friday, October 31st, 2008

So I really get a kick out of listening to Cricket and Buster singing along to my music (or Marylynn’s music), and it often surprises me how much they soak in. I decided to start filming them singing along to our family favorites. So this would be the first of a series I would call “Spoonfed Music”.

Here they are singing our current favorite, Fleet Foxes “White Winter Hymnal”. It’s been #1 on our family charts for quite a while now and the kids absolutely beg for it every time we get in the car. I tried to get the one best take, but it was so funny watching Cricket get tired and cranky and Buster get totally lost at the end, I decided to keep them all in there.

Birthday Post supplement – Cards

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Last week I got three birthday cards in the mail, which was very nice and I’m grateful. That said, I’m a bit puzzled that I got TWO of the EXACT SAME CARD!! That’s right, Marylynn’s aunt Margaret and my dad both sent me the same card. Which is strange not only because of the coincidence factor, but also because two separate people in my family saw this Thomas Kinkade-inspired lighthouse painting card and thought “Yes, that has Tyler written all over it.”

Snowy October!

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

It snowed all morning. Crazy! This is the parking lot as seen from my window here at work. I can’t believe it’s snowing before Halloween! It just sprung up on us. I was wearing shorts yesterday. crazy times.

31 Years

Monday, October 27th, 2008

I just turned 31 a couple days ago. It’s strange, as Katie and Clayton pointed out to me, that I’m officially in my “THIRTIES”. I don’t know, I didn’t give this year’s birthday much thought at all. Marylynn had been in Pennsylvania all week watching John and Jaime‘s kids while they were in vacation in California. Friday was fun, because my little sister Emma came out to visit. Unfortunately it wasn’t for very long, just a few hours, but it was a blast.

Emma and Me
Emma and Me

We went out for burgers and shakes, played some Rock Band and crashed the ward Trunk or Treat and then I dropped her off at the train station before heading out to PA. It was a lot of fun though. Emma’s a cutie. Anyhow, I didn’t get to Elizabethtown until about 1:30 am and immediately started helping Marylynn with household duties and such.

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Jersey Leaves

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

It’s officially Autumn here in New Jersey, and the leaves are changing. It really looks pretty awesome. While i was walking back from lunch today, I pointed out how awesome this one tree looked to my buddy/co-worker Nick. He agreed and said he wanted to hug it. I told him “No! I’ll do it for you!” so I ran across the parking lot, threw my arms around the trunk and gave it a big squeeze. I whispered into its bark, “This one’s from Nick!”. So yes, I actually hugged a tree today. It feels weird saying that, but not because I’m a hippy or anything. I just think the leaves look pretty awesome.

Inside the office a couple hours later I was again admiring the tree (from the second floor this time) and decided to snap this picture with my camera phone. The leaves fade from green to yellow to orange to a fluorescent red. Totally neat. I love Fall.

In San Diego!

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

I’m in San Diego on a business trip. Last night we got to have dinner right across the freeway from the temple! Not to mention it was at Islands, which was totally delicious. It was pretty good time. Unfortunately I fly back this afternoon, so it doesn’t leave much time for visiting friends or anything. I feel like quite the jet-setter these days.

I just snapped this pic out the window of the lobby here in the Hilton Hotel I’m staying at. Gotta hand it to my boss, Marc D… he’s the man. :)

Hotel Pool

Paris Trip – Day Seven

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

The French Flag

Friday was the day we had to say goodbye to our beloved France. It was such an amazing trip in so many ways. It was great for me to share France with Marylynn so she could experience the places and culture that meant so much to me. And I’ll always be grateful to the Dobys who were so good to us. I can’t wait for them to come out our way!

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Paris Trip – Day Six

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

We woke up on Thursday knowing that it would be our last full day in France and although we hadn’t seen everything we wanted to (Musée D’Orsay, Marie Antoinette’s Estate, etc.), we didn’t feel high pressure to cram it all in. I think we were tired and ready to relax a bit. We absolutely LOVED being in France, and at the same time, we felt like it was time to start heading back.

We slept in rather late that day. It was amazing to sleep in a GOOD comfortable bed. Riaz and Bérengère had to go out to a doctor’s appointment, and they left us with an incredible breakfast!


Croissants, Pain au chocolat, toast, Banania, Nutella, fresh fruit, yogurt, pudding, milk, juice, marmalade and more! YEAH!!

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Paris Trip – Day Five

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Finn at Notre Dame Cathedral

Wednesday morning was our fifth day in Paris and it was time to check out of our hotel. We packed up our stuff and I tried to find Riaz’ number, so I asked the lobby and they pointed me to a little closet with a computer in it! Joy! First things first, I looked up his number. Then I checked my Facebook and mail (of course). I guess I lost track of time and Marylynn came down looking for me. Could you imagine that? She checked her sister Sarah’s blog only to find out that she had had her baby 5 days prior!! Aw man! Well, with this good news, the lady at the front desk didn’t charge us for the internet usage! Imagine that! And they say the French are rude…

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Fleet Foxes – Philly, 10.02.08

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Fleet Foxes – Philly,10.02.08, originally uploaded by Tyler Jacobs.

I’m going to take a little break from my Paris updates tonight, because thanks to my pal, Amy Spilker, I got to go see The Fleet Foxes down in Philly. It was quite possibly one of the most perfect performances I’ve ever seen. I’m sure I’m biased though, they are like my favorite band right now.

I took the picture above with my new Helio phone and I’m testing out the uploading capabilities. I got a couple video clips too!

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