Firearms Tulsa Weather
*KIDS* Site Map

Links Sounds
Pictures Videos
Interesting Private
Texts Contact

January 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      

Random Family Photo

This is a Flickr badge showing public photos from dondanz. Make your own badge here.

Random Photo of Chief Illiniwek (Read why this is here)

Most Recent Comments

David: My son was successful applying equal weight on each axle. ... [view]

Venky: Can I post any pictures here?... [view]

Christopher: Don, Wow!!! Now this is a step back in time.. THANK YOU! I stumbled upon your page as I bet many hav... [view]

Susan: I love these photos!... [view]

Kathy: Adorable. Thanks for showing us how you made him. ... [view]

Most Commented Posts

Modest Swimwear (403 Comments)
FedEx Sucks! (235 Comments)
Rick Monday Saves the American Flag (130 Comments)
Sgt. Rafael Peralta - New Photos (110 Comments)
BOAC Junior Jet Club (88 Comments)
Lands' End Polo - FREE GIVEAWAY (57 Comments)
Rosemary Kennedy Dies (48 Comments)
HERO: Sgt. Rafael Peralta (34 Comments)
Tulsa Zoo: Battle Over Religious Displays (32 Comments)
Lindsey Jacobellis - Style Over Substance (27 Comments)

By Category

Audio Blog
Live Blogging
Star Wars

By Month

April 2017
February 2017
March 2016
November 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
November 2014
October 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
(searches blog only)


(searches entire site)
• 1322 entries
• 72 trackbacks
• 01.03.18 09:30am last update

Latest Entry:
April 1, 2017 @ 11:28 PM
Latest Comment:
June 30, 2017 @ 12:40 AM

Blog Life:

Alexa Details

Blogger Profile

TTLB Ecosystem Details

TypePad Profile

Who Links To Me

eXTReMe Tracker
Original Design:
Julie Zidel

Upgrade and Improvement:
Dan Wolfgang, uiNNOVATIONS

Powered by Movable Type

Image from iStockPhoto:

Web Hosting with TotalChoice:
TotalChoice Hosting

Syndicate this site:
XML: RSS 1.0
XML: RSS 2.0
XML: Atom 0.3
XML: RSD 1.0
Add to Google More about Google Reader
Subscribe with FeedBurner More about FeedBurner
Subscribe with Bloglines More about Bloglines
Subscribe with myFeedster More about Feedster
Add Danz Family to your Kinja digest More about Kinja
Subscribe in Pluck RSS reader More about Pluck
Subscribe in NewsGator Online More about NewsGator
Add to My MSM More about MSN syndicated content
Alert me to update via MSN Messenger, Mobile or Hotmail More about MSN alerts
Add to My Yahoo! More about adding to myYahoo!
Subscribe in Rojo More about subscribing in Rojo
Add your feed to Newsburst More about Newsburst from CNET News.com



Our own little Baby New Year, Landon (8 months), on New Year's Eve 2009.


Landon looking toward the new year.


Will (3) and Drew (6) on New Year's Eve 2009.

Note: the photos are not photoshopped, rather they were taken with a star shaped filter I made. More information can be found here.

Posted by Don | Comments (2) | TrackBacks (0) |


A blue moon isn't really blue. Rather, it is the second full moon to occur in a single calendar month. Tonight, the last day of the year, there was a blue moon. A full moon occurs every 29.5 days. Blue moons occur on average about every 2.7 years which works out to about 3% of all full moons. The last time there was a blue moon on New Year's Eve was on December 31, 1990. The next blue moon will be on August 31, 2012, while the next New Year's Eve blue moon won't happen until December 31, 2028. Finally, the last time a decade ended on a full moon (if you believe the decade ended tonight) was on December 31, 1819.

Taken with Canon EOS Rebel T1i (500D), Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens, 1/400 sec, F5.0, ISO 100, exposure bias 0/1, 200.00mm, no flash, auto exposure, spot metering.

Previously, Half Moon.

Posted by Don | Comments (1) | TrackBacks (0) |


Tulsa was blessed with a white Christmas this year as a winter storm delivered about 6 inches of snow Christmas Eve with some parts of the state receiving as much as 14 inches. The roads were so bad we put off going to Ma and Pa's for Christmas until today. We got everyone dressed and all of our gifts packed up and we were all ready to go and I opened the garage door only to be greeted by this.


A half-hour of shoveling later, we were ready to go. Growing up in Chicago I learned to loathe shoveling snow. Today was a fun reminder that my feelings haven't changed.

Posted by Don | Comments (0) | TrackBacks (0) |
Dec 25 2009

Christmas 2009


From Landon, Drew and Will and the rest of the Danz family, have a very merry Christmas!


Will, Landon and Drew visiting Santa Claus.


Our Christmas tree this year is just a little bit bigger than "normal." It's a little wider and I had to trim quite a bit to get the star properly wedged against the 10 foot ceiling. After the jump, a bonus picture of the boys with Santa.


Landon checking out Kris Kringle.

Posted by Don | Comments (0) | TrackBacks (0) |
Dec 24 2009

Christmas Eve 2009


It is Christmas Eve and all through the house not a creature is stirring...except Landon who is so excited about Santa coming that he can't keep his tongue in his mouth!

Posted by Don | Comments (0) | TrackBacks (0) |

We all went to visit Santa Claus at Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa today along with Aunt Donelda. Will had made out a list asking Santa for a two-sided lightsaber like Darth Maul, Star Wars guys especially Cad Bane and a walkie-talkie. Drew told Santa that he wanted a Nerf Blaster, a two-sided lightsaber and a walkie-talkie.

This year the video is in HD format so be sure to check out the extra detail full-screen. The sound in the busy mall is disappointing, I think we'll have to put a mic on Santa next year. As always, the YouTube version is after the jump.

Posted by Don | Comments (0) | TrackBacks (0) |


We have the world's most awesome automatic tree waterer. Here it is checking the water level. Notice the hat, we learned the hard way that tree sap and little boy's hair do not go well together.

(LOL...I thought I had bragged about my automatic tree waterer before! In fact, if you do a Google search for automatic tree waterer, it comes up the number one image!)

Posted by Don | Comments (0) | TrackBacks (0) |


Will, Landon and Drew with Daddy (and Mama on camera) on our annual trip to pick out this year's Christmas tree.


Will, Drew and Mama at home with our Christmas tree. (Will is excited about his candy cane that the tree place handed out to each of the boys.) Last year I finally smarted-up and started taking the Christmas tree stand base with us when we looked for a tree so that it could be fitted on the tree by the guys with chainsaws in a few seconds rather than by me hacking away with a handsaw for the better part of an hour.


The boys, after enjoying the warm weather to play with chalk, next to our ceiling-scraping ten-footer.

Posted by Don | Comments (0) | TrackBacks (0) |


Drew helped me put up Christmas lights. I've got to say for a just-turned-six-year-old, he was an amazing helper! He was able to unwind and detangle lights, unscrew burned out bulbs, find and screw in replacement bulbs and manage cords while I hung the lights up high. Drew is all about safety, as shown in the photo, he is insistent on always holding the ladder for me (or the chair when I'm changing ceiling lights inside the house). Drew really made this holiday chore a whole lot easier and fun too. I look forward to the future, when my three helpers will take on the task with me.

Posted by Don | Comments (0) | TrackBacks (0) |