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This is the 'archive' of my annual announcements and information for 2008.
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December 28, 2008: Madelyn's Album
I'm starting to add pictures to Madelyn's Album.  We spent many hours yesterday visiting with the baby and mom.
Check out the pictures by clicking on Madelyn's Photo Album over on the left or HERE.
I've also uploaded pictures of our visit with Eric and the first day at Mike's house, go to the Digital Photo Album on the left or click HERE.

December 27, 2008: Madelyn Rae Tinlin
Early this morning we welcomed the latest edition to the Tinlin Family, Madelyn.  She showed up just before 5AM and is a beautiful little girl!
She weighed in at about 7 lb. 11 oz. and 21 inches...she's a 'long' girl daddy says.  Both Jeanette and Mike are doing fine now that she's made it to this life.
I'll have more pictures soon, but at her Photo Album is a quick picture from the cell phone.

December 7, 2008: Another Fun Day
We picked Kaylyn up again this morning for our visit, she was in good spirits once we took off and we enjoyed a wonderful morning together.  She had a great time at our home, and enjoyed opening Christmas Presents (since we won't be able to see her for the holidays).
We stayed around the house and just 'played' all morning.  I put some pictures up on the web site HERE.  We Look forward to seeing her again next month, the weekend of January 10!

December 6, 2008: A Fun Day
We picked Kaylyn up this morning at 9AM and she started giggling just as soon as she got in the car, she seemed to be in a real happy mood by the time we headed off to our visit.  She was a darling all day long, had lots of fun with Grandma and Grandpa, and seemed to really be enjoying herself.
We went to Avila Beach to play on the swings, home to play on the swings, and Vets Hall in SLO to see Santa Claus.  I put some pictures up on the web site HERE.  We'll see her again tomorrow as well!

December 5, 2008: Gas Prices
Prices keep dropping on gas, will it eventually get to $1.00 a gallon???

November 28, 2008: Gas Prices
I didn't think we'd ever see this again, gas under $2.00 a gallon. At the Costco in San Luis Obispo.

November 27, 2008: Happy Thanksgiving!!!
We enjoyed a wonderful morning with Kaylyn today, we picked up right where we left off.  It's almost as if we were never apart, she recognized us right away and had a very fun and exciting visit with us.
This made a very nice Thanksgiving for the whole family, thank goodness we can all settle down to being a happy and healthy FAMILY.

November 26, 2008: Thanks!!!
We just returned home from the court hearing to decide if we get to see Kaylyn, and the best news possible was given to us by the court...WE GET VISITATION!!!
We thank all of those that supported us and even showed their support by being at the hearing for us, we couldn't have done it with all involved. It was nice to show the court that what we said was, in fact, the truth.
After all the time, effort, and help from so many people; the long journey is finally at an end.
Kaylyn will be so happy to see us!!!
And the best news is that we will get to see her TOMORROW, Thanksgiving DAY!!!
We couldn't be happier with the outcome!!!

November 26, 2008: How Timely...
I received this quote from a very close person, which was revealed on Reverend Run's Wisdom of the Day web site this morning ( It is so appropriate to the events of the day:
The best way to disconnect from wrong people is to become obsessed with doing the right thing! When your obsession is to do the right thing, wrong people will find you unbearable.

November 21, 2008: "Why can't we just be honest???"
As most of you know, Kaylyn's mother has done just about everything to make sure that Kaylyn doesn't get to see her grandparents, yep...those of us that were there at her birth and through her first 2 1/2 years of her life.
Granted we've got full legal rights, even a signed order from the court; but for some reason we are still being denied visitation...

November 15, 2008: Gas Prices
Still coming down, slowly...we finally see under $2.50 a gallon.

November 14, 2008: "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the moments that takes our breath away."
We have a little over a month before the birth of the newest member of our family, Madelyn.
It's so nice to know that she will be brought into this world with a great home, smart/loving parents to guide her, and too many friends and family to count that will help out at any moment.
It's funny that an owl has been seen at the front porch lately, an indian legend says that the owl is there to provide this case, maybe for the new arrival!  I wonder if great-great-grandma Sarah Silvers had anything to do with that :-)

November 12, 2008: Rizzio Family Photos
I scanned and cleaned up the photos I have of the Rizzio Family (Mary's Family).
See them from the TINLIN Family Page (click on the 'Old Photos...' link at this page) or at the Family Tree Page, where you can scroll down and click the 'Carlo and Jennie Rizzio' link to get to the page.
Also, there's some 'old' photos of me in the same places...

November 11, 2008: My Dad's Photos
I have some 'old' photos of my dad and his family that I finally found time to scan and clean up.
See them at the TINLIN Family Page (click on the 'Old Photos...' link at this page) or at the Family Tree Page, where you can scroll down and click his name to get to the page.

November 8, 2008: Rotator Cuff Surgery
I went in to get my left shoulder operated on yesterday, everything came out just fine.
The doctor said he didn't have to repair the rotator cuff, which is good, and cleaned up the bone.
I should be back in fighting shape in a week or so...

Support the Fight Against MS.
Jeanette is walking Saturday November 8 in support of finding a cure for MS and to help those less fortunate than us that wake up every day and are NOT able to walk.  If you are interested in helping this cause, click HERE, we did.

November 1, 2008: Madelyn's Baby Shower.
Mary and I flew to Arizona to visit Mike/Jeanette, where they had a baby shower.
Lots of friends showed up and we had a great time.
New photos in the Digital Photo Album

October 31, 2008: Catching up on pictures.
Eric visited the weekend of October 19 and I visited Mike/Jeanette the weekend of October 25, check out photos in the Digital Photo Album

October 31, 2008: Gas Prices
Gas prices keep dropping, now under $3.00 a gallon!!!

October 22, 2008: Trying to Get Back to Normal...
We're back from the Bay Area, my dad's arrangements are set.
I can only hope this weekend brings us more than last weekend did.

October 17, 2008: Sad News Today
I received a call at 3:00PM today that my father was found in his home, dead of natural causes. I last talked to him on Sunday and he passed sometime this week. He will be missed very much by his family.

With His Great Granddaughter (2 months old)

October 12, 2008: A Special Day...

Happy Birthday Mike!!!

Mary and I hope our #1 son has a great day; he has so much to look forward to: a great life, a new daughter on the way, a great partner, and people around him that truly care about HIM.

October 11, 2008: Mary's Back from Chicago
Mary flew to Chicago to visit with her family and to attend the wedding of her brother's daughter Amber.  I just put photos of the wedding HERE and a few other pictures she took on the way in the Digital Photo Album

Beautiful People

October 4, 2008: Dodgers Take Out the Cubs!!! Who's Next???


September 28, 2008: New Fence/Gates
I spent most of the day enclosing the side yard with a couple of new gates and fence.
Check out the final product in the Photo Album.

September 27, 2008: Los Alamos Old Days
We normally visit Los Alamos during our last Dodger trip but the 'Old Days' festival ended up being the weekend following. So I rode down with a few folks on the motorcycle and took some pictures.
Check them out in the Photo Album.

September 25, 2008: New NL West Champs Today!!!


September 23, 2008: Do something for someone else...
Jeanette is walking as a team (her and the yet to be born Madelyn) in the City of Hope, Walk for Hope.
If you are interested in helping this great cause, click HERE.

September 22, 2008: A little time off...
Just got back from a great weekend in LA, watching Dodger Baseball.
Nothing like enjoying time off and sitting in the nice warm sun with a baseball game in front of you.
Lots of pictures taken near/at the ballpark, check them out in the Photo Album

September 19, 2008: PERJURY...
Perjury is the "willful and corrupt taking of a false oath in regard to a material matter in a judicial proceeding". It is sometimes called "lying under oath"; that is, deliberately telling a lie in a courtroom proceeding after having taken an oath to tell the truth.
"Ignorance is excusable...but perjury is punishable by law!!!"

September 17, 2008: At Long Last We Have It!!!
The whole family knows the struggles we have been going through since March, now the court has given us what we rightfully (and legally) deserve!!!
We now have the authority to see our grand daughter Kaylyn.
What a pitiful statement of our society when you have to go to court to obtain what should rightfully occur in a persons life; rather than allowing a child to see her own family.
Yeah, we're happy...REAL happy

September 8, 2008: Good Things Come To Those Who Wait...
The wheels are turning, no more playing around, it's time to get real!

August 24, 2008: Big Praying Mantis
I was out in the front yard clipping the Jasmine bushes and came across this huge bug, check it out at the Photo Album (also use the menu on the left).

August 22, 2008: Back from our Anniversary Vacation
We took off on for a little over a week to celebrate our Anniversary, we spent a day in Visalia, 3 in Las Vegas and Laughlin each, then 3 days in Arizona. You can see pictures at the Photo Album (also use the menu on the left).

August 8, 2008: Gas Prices
Prices are finally starting to turn around, this is the first time I've seen under $4.00 in awhile (this is in Arizona)...

August 6, 2008: Happy Birthday Jeanette!!!
There is a NEW album for Madelyn's pictures, she's not here yet but will be soon! Check out Madelyn's Album (also use the menu on the left).

July 26, 2008: Flowers
I just added some pictures of flowers on the porch from this morning and the car show in Arroyo Grande, they can be found in the Digital Photo Album.

July 26, 2008: Mid-State Fair
Mary and I went to the Mid-State Fair and Steely Dan concert last night. It was GREAT!!! There are some pictures in the Digital Photo Album.

July 13, 2008: Trip to see Evan
Just got back spending the weekend with Eric, Christy, Mary, and Evan in Visalia.
There is now a NEW album for Evan's pictures, set up at Evan's Album (which you can access at the menu on the left) or go to the Digital Photo Album to see the pictures as well.

July 8, 2008: Welcome Evan
At 1:13PM today we welcomed the most recent member to our family, Evan Kyle Tinlin!!! He's a big one at 10 lb. 3 oz. at 21 inches long.


July 6, 2008: Drop off Mary
We visited Eric and dropped Mary off to help with the baby, there's some photos in the Digital Photo Album

July 5, 2008: San Diego and Cruise
I just posted pictures of our 2 weeks in San Diego and on the Cruise at the Digital Photo Album

July 4, 2008: Back from Vacation
We're back from our vacation and cruise, what a GREAT time we had!!!

June 20, 2008: Hot Days
Summer hit the Central Coast with a BANG, it was 102F yesterday and is forecasted to be hotter today. Sure is nice to have some heat!!!

June 15, 2008: Gas Prices
Holy Crap, $4.65/gallon, up another 7 cents in 4 days...

June 14, 2008: Just some pictures of the cats taking it easy in the Digital Photo Album.

June 11, 2008: $4.59/gallon, up 20 cents in a week!!!

June 6, 2008: Mary and I are so happy that Mediation went our way! Kaylyn is going to be able to see her grandparents again!!!

June 5, 2008: Now gas is $4.45/gallon up the street from our house, it was just $4.39 yesterday!!! And that is a 40 cent increase in just a month!

May 26, 2008: We attended the 25th Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival, pictures at the Digital Photo Album.
Also, I've updated the 'Email Graphix' with some neat pictures of trees HERE.

May 16, 2008: More pictures from the trip to Eric's house from my cell phone: Digital Photo Album.

May 2-4, 2008: May 2nd was Christy's birthday, so we drove over to Visalia and spent the weekend with Eric. We BBQ'ed on Saturday, there are some photos of that in the Digital Photo Album.

May 1, 2008: A week later, gas prices keep going up !!!

April 25, 2008: We had dinner to celebrate Becky's 51st Birthday on Friday, check out the pictures from afterwards in the Digital Photo Album.

April 18, 2008: A sign of the times, $3.99/gallon up the street from our house

Mar. 22-31, 2008: Mary/Jim at Spring Training, photos of the week continue at the Digital Photo Album.

Mar. 15, 2008: Kaylyn's Easter Present in Digital Photo Album.

Mar. 14, 2008: Daddy visits Kaylyn pictures in Digital Photo Album.

Mar. 8, 2008: Kaylyn at the Playground can be seen in Digital Photo Album.

Feb. 27, 2008: Pictures of Kaylyn at Grandma/Grandpas house at Digital Photo Album.

Feb. 14, 2008: Valentine's Day with Kaylyn in the Digital Photo Album.

Jan. 19, 2008: A couple of sets of pictures of Kaylyn in the Digital Photo Album.

Jan. 12, 2008: We had our annual Christmas Tree burn on the beach last night, photos in the Digital Photo Album.

Jan. 12, 2008: Both Cats Having Fun, in 'Our Pets' or Digital Photo Album.

Jan. 10, 2008: Photos of Kaylyn Visiting our house in the Digital Photo Album.

Jan. 3, 2008: Photos of New Year's Eve at Mike's House in the Digital Photo Album.

Jan. 2, 2008: I've made some changes to the web site.  Recent developments have changed our family, now that Kaylyn is no longer with her Daddy.  It's unfortunate that people think they are the victim when, in fact, they are the perpetrator.

New Year 2008: As adults, we are supposed to learn that we live in a world where 'cooperation' gets things done.  For those that choose not to sacrifice so our children can grow up to be strong, sharing, compromising, and responsible people; shame on you...the cycle continues.