GIT TO DA CHOPPA!

The best advice you will ever receive: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs_OacEq2Sk[/youtube] Predator set a new standard for violence in movies involving a group of guys in a jungle with a chick and an alien. It was a movie that scared the bajesus outta me but then made me appreciate the importance of mud and sticks in a fight against a foe with lasers, bombs, and a cloaking device. Flash forward 23 years and you get a new standard in men in a jungle with a chick...and this time 4 aliens! (more…)
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He went to Jared. :)

I'm engaged!!! :)  Here's how it went down: A month or so ago Ben marked a weekend on our gmail calendar as "Do not plan a thing". Hhmm...my interest is peaked. We're big on planning surprise trips or dates for each other, so I had a few ideas in my head. A few days prior to the weekend, I was having a crappy day. We found out that canceling our lease would require selling a kidney so my heart was sunken with the thought of driving the same commute to work until at least March. SB lifted my spirits by telling me that the weekend would involve a cabin in…
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Road Trip – NC (Day 2)

Day 2 of NC was a perfect way to wrap up our family road trip!  The boys and I, along with the Bateman's, headed off to play in the Atlantic for a few hours! After a quick stop at the "Shark Store" for a boogie board, a kite, and sand toys, we arrived at the beautiful beach! As a child, my family typically went to the Gulf for our vacations and the beaches there are gawgeous! I have to admit I was surprised to see how nice the Atlantic was how big and beautiful the waves were. Perfect for boogie boarding and body surfing. :) Chase had the best time…
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Road Trip – NC (Day 1)

I am an avid list maker...which inspired to me to change it up a bit make a list of all the fabulous things we did on our first day in NC. Survived horrible traffic on 95South, but made it to the Camp Lejeune Inn. Nice and economical! Visited the "mall" on base for last minute must haves. Had a cookout at the Bateman's! Watched the kids play in the water all day! Listened to Marines talk about things and acronyms I pretended to understand. Watched Marines grill meat! Met new friends. :) Drank beer and ate delicious food! Fashioned a homemade fly trap! Ate MORE delicious food. (Hey..it's vacation!?) Played…
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Road Trip – Philly

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="263" caption="Pool time!"][/caption] Despite a bit of construction traffic we arrived in Philly a little after lunch time on Wednesday. Everyone was awaiting our arrival and it felt so good to be there! I love the constant flow of visitors and family through the house and MAN did we eat! The first night my Grandmom made us the most delicious meal: Ham, beans, potatoes, rolls. It was so nice to take a break from eating out or grabbing fast food on the road. We spent the rest of the evening relaxing and learning how to play pinochle. It's a family tradition and SniperBen fell into place so…
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GIT TO DA CHOPPA!

The best advice you will ever receive: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs_OacEq2Sk[/youtube] Predator set a new standard for violence in movies involving a group of guys in a jungle with a chick and an alien. It was a movie that scared the bajesus outta me but then made me appreciate the importance of mud and sticks in a fight against a foe with lasers, bombs, and a cloaking device. Flash forward 23 years and you get a new standard in men in a jungle with a chick...and this time 4 aliens! (more…)
Read More

He went to Jared. :)

I'm engaged!!! :)  Here's how it went down: A month or so ago Ben marked a weekend on our gmail calendar as "Do not plan a thing". Hhmm...my interest is peaked. We're big on planning surprise trips or dates for each other, so I had a few ideas in my head. A few days prior to the weekend, I was having a crappy day. We found out that canceling our lease would require selling a kidney so my heart was sunken with the thought of driving the same commute to work until at least March. SB lifted my spirits by telling me that the weekend would involve a cabin in…
Read More

Road Trip – NC (Day 2)

Day 2 of NC was a perfect way to wrap up our family road trip!  The boys and I, along with the Bateman's, headed off to play in the Atlantic for a few hours! After a quick stop at the "Shark Store" for a boogie board, a kite, and sand toys, we arrived at the beautiful beach! As a child, my family typically went to the Gulf for our vacations and the beaches there are gawgeous! I have to admit I was surprised to see how nice the Atlantic was how big and beautiful the waves were. Perfect for boogie boarding and body surfing. :) Chase had the best time…
Read More

Road Trip – NC (Day 1)

I am an avid list maker...which inspired to me to change it up a bit make a list of all the fabulous things we did on our first day in NC. Survived horrible traffic on 95South, but made it to the Camp Lejeune Inn. Nice and economical! Visited the "mall" on base for last minute must haves. Had a cookout at the Bateman's! Watched the kids play in the water all day! Listened to Marines talk about things and acronyms I pretended to understand. Watched Marines grill meat! Met new friends. :) Drank beer and ate delicious food! Fashioned a homemade fly trap! Ate MORE delicious food. (Hey..it's vacation!?) Played…
Read More

Road Trip – Philly

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="263" caption="Pool time!"][/caption] Despite a bit of construction traffic we arrived in Philly a little after lunch time on Wednesday. Everyone was awaiting our arrival and it felt so good to be there! I love the constant flow of visitors and family through the house and MAN did we eat! The first night my Grandmom made us the most delicious meal: Ham, beans, potatoes, rolls. It was so nice to take a break from eating out or grabbing fast food on the road. We spent the rest of the evening relaxing and learning how to play pinochle. It's a family tradition and SniperBen fell into place so…
Read More

GIT TO DA CHOPPA!

The best advice you will ever receive: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs_OacEq2Sk[/youtube] Predator set a new standard for violence in movies involving a group of guys in a jungle with a chick and an alien. It was a movie that scared the bajesus outta me but then made me appreciate the importance of mud and sticks in a fight against a foe with lasers, bombs, and a cloaking device. Flash forward 23 years and you get a new standard in men in a jungle with a chick...and this time 4 aliens! (more…)
Read More

He went to Jared. :)

I'm engaged!!! :)  Here's how it went down: A month or so ago Ben marked a weekend on our gmail calendar as "Do not plan a thing". Hhmm...my interest is peaked. We're big on planning surprise trips or dates for each other, so I had a few ideas in my head. A few days prior to the weekend, I was having a crappy day. We found out that canceling our lease would require selling a kidney so my heart was sunken with the thought of driving the same commute to work until at least March. SB lifted my spirits by telling me that the weekend would involve a cabin in…
Read More

Road Trip – NC (Day 2)

Day 2 of NC was a perfect way to wrap up our family road trip!  The boys and I, along with the Bateman's, headed off to play in the Atlantic for a few hours! After a quick stop at the "Shark Store" for a boogie board, a kite, and sand toys, we arrived at the beautiful beach! As a child, my family typically went to the Gulf for our vacations and the beaches there are gawgeous! I have to admit I was surprised to see how nice the Atlantic was how big and beautiful the waves were. Perfect for boogie boarding and body surfing. :) Chase had the best time…
Read More

Road Trip – NC (Day 1)

I am an avid list maker...which inspired to me to change it up a bit make a list of all the fabulous things we did on our first day in NC. Survived horrible traffic on 95South, but made it to the Camp Lejeune Inn. Nice and economical! Visited the "mall" on base for last minute must haves. Had a cookout at the Bateman's! Watched the kids play in the water all day! Listened to Marines talk about things and acronyms I pretended to understand. Watched Marines grill meat! Met new friends. :) Drank beer and ate delicious food! Fashioned a homemade fly trap! Ate MORE delicious food. (Hey..it's vacation!?) Played…
Read More

Road Trip – Philly

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="263" caption="Pool time!"][/caption] Despite a bit of construction traffic we arrived in Philly a little after lunch time on Wednesday. Everyone was awaiting our arrival and it felt so good to be there! I love the constant flow of visitors and family through the house and MAN did we eat! The first night my Grandmom made us the most delicious meal: Ham, beans, potatoes, rolls. It was so nice to take a break from eating out or grabbing fast food on the road. We spent the rest of the evening relaxing and learning how to play pinochle. It's a family tradition and SniperBen fell into place so…
Read More

GIT TO DA CHOPPA!

The best advice you will ever receive: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs_OacEq2Sk[/youtube] Predator set a new standard for violence in movies involving a group of guys in a jungle with a chick and an alien. It was a movie that scared the bajesus outta me but then made me appreciate the importance of mud and sticks in a fight against a foe with lasers, bombs, and a cloaking device. Flash forward 23 years and you get a new standard in men in a jungle with a chick...and this time 4 aliens! (more…)
Read More

He went to Jared. :)

I'm engaged!!! :)  Here's how it went down: A month or so ago Ben marked a weekend on our gmail calendar as "Do not plan a thing". Hhmm...my interest is peaked. We're big on planning surprise trips or dates for each other, so I had a few ideas in my head. A few days prior to the weekend, I was having a crappy day. We found out that canceling our lease would require selling a kidney so my heart was sunken with the thought of driving the same commute to work until at least March. SB lifted my spirits by telling me that the weekend would involve a cabin in…
Read More

Road Trip – NC (Day 2)

Day 2 of NC was a perfect way to wrap up our family road trip!  The boys and I, along with the Bateman's, headed off to play in the Atlantic for a few hours! After a quick stop at the "Shark Store" for a boogie board, a kite, and sand toys, we arrived at the beautiful beach! As a child, my family typically went to the Gulf for our vacations and the beaches there are gawgeous! I have to admit I was surprised to see how nice the Atlantic was how big and beautiful the waves were. Perfect for boogie boarding and body surfing. :) Chase had the best time…
Read More

Road Trip – NC (Day 1)

I am an avid list maker...which inspired to me to change it up a bit make a list of all the fabulous things we did on our first day in NC. Survived horrible traffic on 95South, but made it to the Camp Lejeune Inn. Nice and economical! Visited the "mall" on base for last minute must haves. Had a cookout at the Bateman's! Watched the kids play in the water all day! Listened to Marines talk about things and acronyms I pretended to understand. Watched Marines grill meat! Met new friends. :) Drank beer and ate delicious food! Fashioned a homemade fly trap! Ate MORE delicious food. (Hey..it's vacation!?) Played…
Read More

Road Trip – Philly

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="263" caption="Pool time!"][/caption] Despite a bit of construction traffic we arrived in Philly a little after lunch time on Wednesday. Everyone was awaiting our arrival and it felt so good to be there! I love the constant flow of visitors and family through the house and MAN did we eat! The first night my Grandmom made us the most delicious meal: Ham, beans, potatoes, rolls. It was so nice to take a break from eating out or grabbing fast food on the road. We spent the rest of the evening relaxing and learning how to play pinochle. It's a family tradition and SniperBen fell into place so…
Read More

GIT TO DA CHOPPA!

The best advice you will ever receive: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs_OacEq2Sk[/youtube] Predator set a new standard for violence in movies involving a group of guys in a jungle with a chick and an alien. It was a movie that scared the bajesus outta me but then made me appreciate the importance of mud and sticks in a fight against a foe with lasers, bombs, and a cloaking device. Flash forward 23 years and you get a new standard in men in a jungle with a chick...and this time 4 aliens! (more…)
Read More

He went to Jared. :)

I'm engaged!!! :)  Here's how it went down: A month or so ago Ben marked a weekend on our gmail calendar as "Do not plan a thing". Hhmm...my interest is peaked. We're big on planning surprise trips or dates for each other, so I had a few ideas in my head. A few days prior to the weekend, I was having a crappy day. We found out that canceling our lease would require selling a kidney so my heart was sunken with the thought of driving the same commute to work until at least March. SB lifted my spirits by telling me that the weekend would involve a cabin in…
Read More

Road Trip – NC (Day 2)

Day 2 of NC was a perfect way to wrap up our family road trip!  The boys and I, along with the Bateman's, headed off to play in the Atlantic for a few hours! After a quick stop at the "Shark Store" for a boogie board, a kite, and sand toys, we arrived at the beautiful beach! As a child, my family typically went to the Gulf for our vacations and the beaches there are gawgeous! I have to admit I was surprised to see how nice the Atlantic was how big and beautiful the waves were. Perfect for boogie boarding and body surfing. :) Chase had the best time…
Read More

Road Trip – NC (Day 1)

I am an avid list maker...which inspired to me to change it up a bit make a list of all the fabulous things we did on our first day in NC. Survived horrible traffic on 95South, but made it to the Camp Lejeune Inn. Nice and economical! Visited the "mall" on base for last minute must haves. Had a cookout at the Bateman's! Watched the kids play in the water all day! Listened to Marines talk about things and acronyms I pretended to understand. Watched Marines grill meat! Met new friends. :) Drank beer and ate delicious food! Fashioned a homemade fly trap! Ate MORE delicious food. (Hey..it's vacation!?) Played…
Read More

Road Trip – Philly

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="263" caption="Pool time!"][/caption] Despite a bit of construction traffic we arrived in Philly a little after lunch time on Wednesday. Everyone was awaiting our arrival and it felt so good to be there! I love the constant flow of visitors and family through the house and MAN did we eat! The first night my Grandmom made us the most delicious meal: Ham, beans, potatoes, rolls. It was so nice to take a break from eating out or grabbing fast food on the road. We spent the rest of the evening relaxing and learning how to play pinochle. It's a family tradition and SniperBen fell into place so…
Read More