Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

You don’t know Jack!

[caption id="attachment_1804" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Jack Edward Turner[/caption] Jack Edward Turner was born at 5:32 PM, on October 27th 2014. He was a few weeks early, but came out screaming at nearly 21 inches long and weighing 7lbs on the dot! Had he gone to full term, he would have been right up there with his brother in birth size. But never fear, what Jack initially lacked in weight or overall stature, has been eclipsed by so much more. Here's the thing. Jack was born SEVEN weeks ago. Over a month has gone by with out even a mention on this blog. Nothing has been written or posted or anything in regards…
Read More

Seven days to Jack!

Where to begin... What a whirlwind of an adventure these past few months have been. I can honestly only speak for myself, as I know Jess has had her fair share of ups and downs with this pregnancy. In 7 days, yes SEVEN days Jack will be here. I can't believe how quickly that crept up on us. Some how it's flown by and crept along all the same. There were weeks and months that just wouldn't end, but in hindsight they were gone in the blink of an eye. Jess has had a heck of a time with this one. A week ago we were in the hospital dealing…
Read More

Day two, not so good.

 Jess and I have very high expectations of those that watch over our children. Whether its a baby sitter or a school, we want the best for them. Seeing as Lane is our youngest, we were extra cautious when sending him off to school. We didn't want it to be just a daycare, where he's watched over by people who are just kinda going through the motions. We needed him to be in an enriched environment where he could learn and grow and be cared for as if it were us there. Well, at the end of day one, Jess went to get Lane and on the way out his…
Read More

Lane’s first day of school! EEK!

[caption id="attachment_1348" align="alignleft" width="528"] Our little boy's all grown up![/caption] It seems like only yesterday we were teaching this little guy to roll over. Then we blinked and he was walking. Now he's climbing on top of the tables, saying words, swimming (sort of), and in school! Wait... what? He's in school?! Yep, we dropped off our little baby for his first day of "big boy school" today! Whoa! Its so very hard to believe that its been 18 months already. He seems so little, yet so very big! Time has flown by and our wings have ever expanded to support Jr. BLT, but its time for him to branch…
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

The week that never ended

Well, I mean eventually it ended, but damn this week was a pain in the ass. When I say "pain in the ass" I literally mean it when it comes to what we've had to deal with this past week. Lane, Chase, Jess, and I all have had the doom stomach sickness. It started with BLT puking in his bed last Thursday night and rolling around in it all night. He proceeded to throw up again all over himself and highchair Friday morning. Then Saturday, it hit me like a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers, either way, I was down for the count. JT was a trooper…
Read More

11 months and counting

Eleven moths ago Jess was 20 months pregnant and most likely nauseous and miserable. Today, and this past weekend we were nearly in the same... except for the being pregnant part. Instead we were doing all we could to take care of our 11 month old. How in the world did we end up with baby nearly ONE YEAR OLD?! Didn't Jess just have him like 2 weeks ago? Nope, she had him WAY back in January. So much has happened since then. Trips to the beach, new cars due to car wrecks, Josh's Speed Boats, new house, and on and on. We may not have done a great job…
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

You don’t know Jack!

[caption id="attachment_1804" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Jack Edward Turner[/caption] Jack Edward Turner was born at 5:32 PM, on October 27th 2014. He was a few weeks early, but came out screaming at nearly 21 inches long and weighing 7lbs on the dot! Had he gone to full term, he would have been right up there with his brother in birth size. But never fear, what Jack initially lacked in weight or overall stature, has been eclipsed by so much more. Here's the thing. Jack was born SEVEN weeks ago. Over a month has gone by with out even a mention on this blog. Nothing has been written or posted or anything in regards…
Read More

Seven days to Jack!

Where to begin... What a whirlwind of an adventure these past few months have been. I can honestly only speak for myself, as I know Jess has had her fair share of ups and downs with this pregnancy. In 7 days, yes SEVEN days Jack will be here. I can't believe how quickly that crept up on us. Some how it's flown by and crept along all the same. There were weeks and months that just wouldn't end, but in hindsight they were gone in the blink of an eye. Jess has had a heck of a time with this one. A week ago we were in the hospital dealing…
Read More

Day two, not so good.

 Jess and I have very high expectations of those that watch over our children. Whether its a baby sitter or a school, we want the best for them. Seeing as Lane is our youngest, we were extra cautious when sending him off to school. We didn't want it to be just a daycare, where he's watched over by people who are just kinda going through the motions. We needed him to be in an enriched environment where he could learn and grow and be cared for as if it were us there. Well, at the end of day one, Jess went to get Lane and on the way out his…
Read More

Lane’s first day of school! EEK!

[caption id="attachment_1348" align="alignleft" width="528"] Our little boy's all grown up![/caption] It seems like only yesterday we were teaching this little guy to roll over. Then we blinked and he was walking. Now he's climbing on top of the tables, saying words, swimming (sort of), and in school! Wait... what? He's in school?! Yep, we dropped off our little baby for his first day of "big boy school" today! Whoa! Its so very hard to believe that its been 18 months already. He seems so little, yet so very big! Time has flown by and our wings have ever expanded to support Jr. BLT, but its time for him to branch…
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

The week that never ended

Well, I mean eventually it ended, but damn this week was a pain in the ass. When I say "pain in the ass" I literally mean it when it comes to what we've had to deal with this past week. Lane, Chase, Jess, and I all have had the doom stomach sickness. It started with BLT puking in his bed last Thursday night and rolling around in it all night. He proceeded to throw up again all over himself and highchair Friday morning. Then Saturday, it hit me like a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers, either way, I was down for the count. JT was a trooper…
Read More

11 months and counting

Eleven moths ago Jess was 20 months pregnant and most likely nauseous and miserable. Today, and this past weekend we were nearly in the same... except for the being pregnant part. Instead we were doing all we could to take care of our 11 month old. How in the world did we end up with baby nearly ONE YEAR OLD?! Didn't Jess just have him like 2 weeks ago? Nope, she had him WAY back in January. So much has happened since then. Trips to the beach, new cars due to car wrecks, Josh's Speed Boats, new house, and on and on. We may not have done a great job…
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

You don’t know Jack!

[caption id="attachment_1804" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Jack Edward Turner[/caption] Jack Edward Turner was born at 5:32 PM, on October 27th 2014. He was a few weeks early, but came out screaming at nearly 21 inches long and weighing 7lbs on the dot! Had he gone to full term, he would have been right up there with his brother in birth size. But never fear, what Jack initially lacked in weight or overall stature, has been eclipsed by so much more. Here's the thing. Jack was born SEVEN weeks ago. Over a month has gone by with out even a mention on this blog. Nothing has been written or posted or anything in regards…
Read More

Seven days to Jack!

Where to begin... What a whirlwind of an adventure these past few months have been. I can honestly only speak for myself, as I know Jess has had her fair share of ups and downs with this pregnancy. In 7 days, yes SEVEN days Jack will be here. I can't believe how quickly that crept up on us. Some how it's flown by and crept along all the same. There were weeks and months that just wouldn't end, but in hindsight they were gone in the blink of an eye. Jess has had a heck of a time with this one. A week ago we were in the hospital dealing…
Read More

Day two, not so good.

 Jess and I have very high expectations of those that watch over our children. Whether its a baby sitter or a school, we want the best for them. Seeing as Lane is our youngest, we were extra cautious when sending him off to school. We didn't want it to be just a daycare, where he's watched over by people who are just kinda going through the motions. We needed him to be in an enriched environment where he could learn and grow and be cared for as if it were us there. Well, at the end of day one, Jess went to get Lane and on the way out his…
Read More

Lane’s first day of school! EEK!

[caption id="attachment_1348" align="alignleft" width="528"] Our little boy's all grown up![/caption] It seems like only yesterday we were teaching this little guy to roll over. Then we blinked and he was walking. Now he's climbing on top of the tables, saying words, swimming (sort of), and in school! Wait... what? He's in school?! Yep, we dropped off our little baby for his first day of "big boy school" today! Whoa! Its so very hard to believe that its been 18 months already. He seems so little, yet so very big! Time has flown by and our wings have ever expanded to support Jr. BLT, but its time for him to branch…
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

The week that never ended

Well, I mean eventually it ended, but damn this week was a pain in the ass. When I say "pain in the ass" I literally mean it when it comes to what we've had to deal with this past week. Lane, Chase, Jess, and I all have had the doom stomach sickness. It started with BLT puking in his bed last Thursday night and rolling around in it all night. He proceeded to throw up again all over himself and highchair Friday morning. Then Saturday, it hit me like a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers, either way, I was down for the count. JT was a trooper…
Read More

11 months and counting

Eleven moths ago Jess was 20 months pregnant and most likely nauseous and miserable. Today, and this past weekend we were nearly in the same... except for the being pregnant part. Instead we were doing all we could to take care of our 11 month old. How in the world did we end up with baby nearly ONE YEAR OLD?! Didn't Jess just have him like 2 weeks ago? Nope, she had him WAY back in January. So much has happened since then. Trips to the beach, new cars due to car wrecks, Josh's Speed Boats, new house, and on and on. We may not have done a great job…
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

You don’t know Jack!

[caption id="attachment_1804" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Jack Edward Turner[/caption] Jack Edward Turner was born at 5:32 PM, on October 27th 2014. He was a few weeks early, but came out screaming at nearly 21 inches long and weighing 7lbs on the dot! Had he gone to full term, he would have been right up there with his brother in birth size. But never fear, what Jack initially lacked in weight or overall stature, has been eclipsed by so much more. Here's the thing. Jack was born SEVEN weeks ago. Over a month has gone by with out even a mention on this blog. Nothing has been written or posted or anything in regards…
Read More

Seven days to Jack!

Where to begin... What a whirlwind of an adventure these past few months have been. I can honestly only speak for myself, as I know Jess has had her fair share of ups and downs with this pregnancy. In 7 days, yes SEVEN days Jack will be here. I can't believe how quickly that crept up on us. Some how it's flown by and crept along all the same. There were weeks and months that just wouldn't end, but in hindsight they were gone in the blink of an eye. Jess has had a heck of a time with this one. A week ago we were in the hospital dealing…
Read More

Day two, not so good.

 Jess and I have very high expectations of those that watch over our children. Whether its a baby sitter or a school, we want the best for them. Seeing as Lane is our youngest, we were extra cautious when sending him off to school. We didn't want it to be just a daycare, where he's watched over by people who are just kinda going through the motions. We needed him to be in an enriched environment where he could learn and grow and be cared for as if it were us there. Well, at the end of day one, Jess went to get Lane and on the way out his…
Read More

Lane’s first day of school! EEK!

[caption id="attachment_1348" align="alignleft" width="528"] Our little boy's all grown up![/caption] It seems like only yesterday we were teaching this little guy to roll over. Then we blinked and he was walking. Now he's climbing on top of the tables, saying words, swimming (sort of), and in school! Wait... what? He's in school?! Yep, we dropped off our little baby for his first day of "big boy school" today! Whoa! Its so very hard to believe that its been 18 months already. He seems so little, yet so very big! Time has flown by and our wings have ever expanded to support Jr. BLT, but its time for him to branch…
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

The week that never ended

Well, I mean eventually it ended, but damn this week was a pain in the ass. When I say "pain in the ass" I literally mean it when it comes to what we've had to deal with this past week. Lane, Chase, Jess, and I all have had the doom stomach sickness. It started with BLT puking in his bed last Thursday night and rolling around in it all night. He proceeded to throw up again all over himself and highchair Friday morning. Then Saturday, it hit me like a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers, either way, I was down for the count. JT was a trooper…
Read More

11 months and counting

Eleven moths ago Jess was 20 months pregnant and most likely nauseous and miserable. Today, and this past weekend we were nearly in the same... except for the being pregnant part. Instead we were doing all we could to take care of our 11 month old. How in the world did we end up with baby nearly ONE YEAR OLD?! Didn't Jess just have him like 2 weeks ago? Nope, she had him WAY back in January. So much has happened since then. Trips to the beach, new cars due to car wrecks, Josh's Speed Boats, new house, and on and on. We may not have done a great job…
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

You don’t know Jack!

[caption id="attachment_1804" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Jack Edward Turner[/caption] Jack Edward Turner was born at 5:32 PM, on October 27th 2014. He was a few weeks early, but came out screaming at nearly 21 inches long and weighing 7lbs on the dot! Had he gone to full term, he would have been right up there with his brother in birth size. But never fear, what Jack initially lacked in weight or overall stature, has been eclipsed by so much more. Here's the thing. Jack was born SEVEN weeks ago. Over a month has gone by with out even a mention on this blog. Nothing has been written or posted or anything in regards…
Read More

Seven days to Jack!

Where to begin... What a whirlwind of an adventure these past few months have been. I can honestly only speak for myself, as I know Jess has had her fair share of ups and downs with this pregnancy. In 7 days, yes SEVEN days Jack will be here. I can't believe how quickly that crept up on us. Some how it's flown by and crept along all the same. There were weeks and months that just wouldn't end, but in hindsight they were gone in the blink of an eye. Jess has had a heck of a time with this one. A week ago we were in the hospital dealing…
Read More

Day two, not so good.

 Jess and I have very high expectations of those that watch over our children. Whether its a baby sitter or a school, we want the best for them. Seeing as Lane is our youngest, we were extra cautious when sending him off to school. We didn't want it to be just a daycare, where he's watched over by people who are just kinda going through the motions. We needed him to be in an enriched environment where he could learn and grow and be cared for as if it were us there. Well, at the end of day one, Jess went to get Lane and on the way out his…
Read More

Lane’s first day of school! EEK!

[caption id="attachment_1348" align="alignleft" width="528"] Our little boy's all grown up![/caption] It seems like only yesterday we were teaching this little guy to roll over. Then we blinked and he was walking. Now he's climbing on top of the tables, saying words, swimming (sort of), and in school! Wait... what? He's in school?! Yep, we dropped off our little baby for his first day of "big boy school" today! Whoa! Its so very hard to believe that its been 18 months already. He seems so little, yet so very big! Time has flown by and our wings have ever expanded to support Jr. BLT, but its time for him to branch…
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

The week that never ended

Well, I mean eventually it ended, but damn this week was a pain in the ass. When I say "pain in the ass" I literally mean it when it comes to what we've had to deal with this past week. Lane, Chase, Jess, and I all have had the doom stomach sickness. It started with BLT puking in his bed last Thursday night and rolling around in it all night. He proceeded to throw up again all over himself and highchair Friday morning. Then Saturday, it hit me like a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers, either way, I was down for the count. JT was a trooper…
Read More

11 months and counting

Eleven moths ago Jess was 20 months pregnant and most likely nauseous and miserable. Today, and this past weekend we were nearly in the same... except for the being pregnant part. Instead we were doing all we could to take care of our 11 month old. How in the world did we end up with baby nearly ONE YEAR OLD?! Didn't Jess just have him like 2 weeks ago? Nope, she had him WAY back in January. So much has happened since then. Trips to the beach, new cars due to car wrecks, Josh's Speed Boats, new house, and on and on. We may not have done a great job…
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

You don’t know Jack!

[caption id="attachment_1804" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Jack Edward Turner[/caption] Jack Edward Turner was born at 5:32 PM, on October 27th 2014. He was a few weeks early, but came out screaming at nearly 21 inches long and weighing 7lbs on the dot! Had he gone to full term, he would have been right up there with his brother in birth size. But never fear, what Jack initially lacked in weight or overall stature, has been eclipsed by so much more. Here's the thing. Jack was born SEVEN weeks ago. Over a month has gone by with out even a mention on this blog. Nothing has been written or posted or anything in regards…
Read More

Seven days to Jack!

Where to begin... What a whirlwind of an adventure these past few months have been. I can honestly only speak for myself, as I know Jess has had her fair share of ups and downs with this pregnancy. In 7 days, yes SEVEN days Jack will be here. I can't believe how quickly that crept up on us. Some how it's flown by and crept along all the same. There were weeks and months that just wouldn't end, but in hindsight they were gone in the blink of an eye. Jess has had a heck of a time with this one. A week ago we were in the hospital dealing…
Read More

Day two, not so good.

 Jess and I have very high expectations of those that watch over our children. Whether its a baby sitter or a school, we want the best for them. Seeing as Lane is our youngest, we were extra cautious when sending him off to school. We didn't want it to be just a daycare, where he's watched over by people who are just kinda going through the motions. We needed him to be in an enriched environment where he could learn and grow and be cared for as if it were us there. Well, at the end of day one, Jess went to get Lane and on the way out his…
Read More

Lane’s first day of school! EEK!

[caption id="attachment_1348" align="alignleft" width="528"] Our little boy's all grown up![/caption] It seems like only yesterday we were teaching this little guy to roll over. Then we blinked and he was walking. Now he's climbing on top of the tables, saying words, swimming (sort of), and in school! Wait... what? He's in school?! Yep, we dropped off our little baby for his first day of "big boy school" today! Whoa! Its so very hard to believe that its been 18 months already. He seems so little, yet so very big! Time has flown by and our wings have ever expanded to support Jr. BLT, but its time for him to branch…
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

The week that never ended

Well, I mean eventually it ended, but damn this week was a pain in the ass. When I say "pain in the ass" I literally mean it when it comes to what we've had to deal with this past week. Lane, Chase, Jess, and I all have had the doom stomach sickness. It started with BLT puking in his bed last Thursday night and rolling around in it all night. He proceeded to throw up again all over himself and highchair Friday morning. Then Saturday, it hit me like a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers, either way, I was down for the count. JT was a trooper…
Read More

11 months and counting

Eleven moths ago Jess was 20 months pregnant and most likely nauseous and miserable. Today, and this past weekend we were nearly in the same... except for the being pregnant part. Instead we were doing all we could to take care of our 11 month old. How in the world did we end up with baby nearly ONE YEAR OLD?! Didn't Jess just have him like 2 weeks ago? Nope, she had him WAY back in January. So much has happened since then. Trips to the beach, new cars due to car wrecks, Josh's Speed Boats, new house, and on and on. We may not have done a great job…
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

You don’t know Jack!

[caption id="attachment_1804" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Jack Edward Turner[/caption] Jack Edward Turner was born at 5:32 PM, on October 27th 2014. He was a few weeks early, but came out screaming at nearly 21 inches long and weighing 7lbs on the dot! Had he gone to full term, he would have been right up there with his brother in birth size. But never fear, what Jack initially lacked in weight or overall stature, has been eclipsed by so much more. Here's the thing. Jack was born SEVEN weeks ago. Over a month has gone by with out even a mention on this blog. Nothing has been written or posted or anything in regards…
Read More

Seven days to Jack!

Where to begin... What a whirlwind of an adventure these past few months have been. I can honestly only speak for myself, as I know Jess has had her fair share of ups and downs with this pregnancy. In 7 days, yes SEVEN days Jack will be here. I can't believe how quickly that crept up on us. Some how it's flown by and crept along all the same. There were weeks and months that just wouldn't end, but in hindsight they were gone in the blink of an eye. Jess has had a heck of a time with this one. A week ago we were in the hospital dealing…
Read More

Day two, not so good.

 Jess and I have very high expectations of those that watch over our children. Whether its a baby sitter or a school, we want the best for them. Seeing as Lane is our youngest, we were extra cautious when sending him off to school. We didn't want it to be just a daycare, where he's watched over by people who are just kinda going through the motions. We needed him to be in an enriched environment where he could learn and grow and be cared for as if it were us there. Well, at the end of day one, Jess went to get Lane and on the way out his…
Read More

Lane’s first day of school! EEK!

[caption id="attachment_1348" align="alignleft" width="528"] Our little boy's all grown up![/caption] It seems like only yesterday we were teaching this little guy to roll over. Then we blinked and he was walking. Now he's climbing on top of the tables, saying words, swimming (sort of), and in school! Wait... what? He's in school?! Yep, we dropped off our little baby for his first day of "big boy school" today! Whoa! Its so very hard to believe that its been 18 months already. He seems so little, yet so very big! Time has flown by and our wings have ever expanded to support Jr. BLT, but its time for him to branch…
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

The week that never ended

Well, I mean eventually it ended, but damn this week was a pain in the ass. When I say "pain in the ass" I literally mean it when it comes to what we've had to deal with this past week. Lane, Chase, Jess, and I all have had the doom stomach sickness. It started with BLT puking in his bed last Thursday night and rolling around in it all night. He proceeded to throw up again all over himself and highchair Friday morning. Then Saturday, it hit me like a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers, either way, I was down for the count. JT was a trooper…
Read More

11 months and counting

Eleven moths ago Jess was 20 months pregnant and most likely nauseous and miserable. Today, and this past weekend we were nearly in the same... except for the being pregnant part. Instead we were doing all we could to take care of our 11 month old. How in the world did we end up with baby nearly ONE YEAR OLD?! Didn't Jess just have him like 2 weeks ago? Nope, she had him WAY back in January. So much has happened since then. Trips to the beach, new cars due to car wrecks, Josh's Speed Boats, new house, and on and on. We may not have done a great job…
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Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
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You don’t know Jack!

[caption id="attachment_1804" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Jack Edward Turner[/caption] Jack Edward Turner was born at 5:32 PM, on October 27th 2014. He was a few weeks early, but came out screaming at nearly 21 inches long and weighing 7lbs on the dot! Had he gone to full term, he would have been right up there with his brother in birth size. But never fear, what Jack initially lacked in weight or overall stature, has been eclipsed by so much more. Here's the thing. Jack was born SEVEN weeks ago. Over a month has gone by with out even a mention on this blog. Nothing has been written or posted or anything in regards…
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Seven days to Jack!

Where to begin... What a whirlwind of an adventure these past few months have been. I can honestly only speak for myself, as I know Jess has had her fair share of ups and downs with this pregnancy. In 7 days, yes SEVEN days Jack will be here. I can't believe how quickly that crept up on us. Some how it's flown by and crept along all the same. There were weeks and months that just wouldn't end, but in hindsight they were gone in the blink of an eye. Jess has had a heck of a time with this one. A week ago we were in the hospital dealing…
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Day two, not so good.

 Jess and I have very high expectations of those that watch over our children. Whether its a baby sitter or a school, we want the best for them. Seeing as Lane is our youngest, we were extra cautious when sending him off to school. We didn't want it to be just a daycare, where he's watched over by people who are just kinda going through the motions. We needed him to be in an enriched environment where he could learn and grow and be cared for as if it were us there. Well, at the end of day one, Jess went to get Lane and on the way out his…
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Lane’s first day of school! EEK!

[caption id="attachment_1348" align="alignleft" width="528"] Our little boy's all grown up![/caption] It seems like only yesterday we were teaching this little guy to roll over. Then we blinked and he was walking. Now he's climbing on top of the tables, saying words, swimming (sort of), and in school! Wait... what? He's in school?! Yep, we dropped off our little baby for his first day of "big boy school" today! Whoa! Its so very hard to believe that its been 18 months already. He seems so little, yet so very big! Time has flown by and our wings have ever expanded to support Jr. BLT, but its time for him to branch…
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Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
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The week that never ended

Well, I mean eventually it ended, but damn this week was a pain in the ass. When I say "pain in the ass" I literally mean it when it comes to what we've had to deal with this past week. Lane, Chase, Jess, and I all have had the doom stomach sickness. It started with BLT puking in his bed last Thursday night and rolling around in it all night. He proceeded to throw up again all over himself and highchair Friday morning. Then Saturday, it hit me like a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers, either way, I was down for the count. JT was a trooper…
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11 months and counting

Eleven moths ago Jess was 20 months pregnant and most likely nauseous and miserable. Today, and this past weekend we were nearly in the same... except for the being pregnant part. Instead we were doing all we could to take care of our 11 month old. How in the world did we end up with baby nearly ONE YEAR OLD?! Didn't Jess just have him like 2 weeks ago? Nope, she had him WAY back in January. So much has happened since then. Trips to the beach, new cars due to car wrecks, Josh's Speed Boats, new house, and on and on. We may not have done a great job…
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Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

You don’t know Jack!

[caption id="attachment_1804" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Jack Edward Turner[/caption] Jack Edward Turner was born at 5:32 PM, on October 27th 2014. He was a few weeks early, but came out screaming at nearly 21 inches long and weighing 7lbs on the dot! Had he gone to full term, he would have been right up there with his brother in birth size. But never fear, what Jack initially lacked in weight or overall stature, has been eclipsed by so much more. Here's the thing. Jack was born SEVEN weeks ago. Over a month has gone by with out even a mention on this blog. Nothing has been written or posted or anything in regards…
Read More

Seven days to Jack!

Where to begin... What a whirlwind of an adventure these past few months have been. I can honestly only speak for myself, as I know Jess has had her fair share of ups and downs with this pregnancy. In 7 days, yes SEVEN days Jack will be here. I can't believe how quickly that crept up on us. Some how it's flown by and crept along all the same. There were weeks and months that just wouldn't end, but in hindsight they were gone in the blink of an eye. Jess has had a heck of a time with this one. A week ago we were in the hospital dealing…
Read More

Day two, not so good.

 Jess and I have very high expectations of those that watch over our children. Whether its a baby sitter or a school, we want the best for them. Seeing as Lane is our youngest, we were extra cautious when sending him off to school. We didn't want it to be just a daycare, where he's watched over by people who are just kinda going through the motions. We needed him to be in an enriched environment where he could learn and grow and be cared for as if it were us there. Well, at the end of day one, Jess went to get Lane and on the way out his…
Read More

Lane’s first day of school! EEK!

[caption id="attachment_1348" align="alignleft" width="528"] Our little boy's all grown up![/caption] It seems like only yesterday we were teaching this little guy to roll over. Then we blinked and he was walking. Now he's climbing on top of the tables, saying words, swimming (sort of), and in school! Wait... what? He's in school?! Yep, we dropped off our little baby for his first day of "big boy school" today! Whoa! Its so very hard to believe that its been 18 months already. He seems so little, yet so very big! Time has flown by and our wings have ever expanded to support Jr. BLT, but its time for him to branch…
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

The week that never ended

Well, I mean eventually it ended, but damn this week was a pain in the ass. When I say "pain in the ass" I literally mean it when it comes to what we've had to deal with this past week. Lane, Chase, Jess, and I all have had the doom stomach sickness. It started with BLT puking in his bed last Thursday night and rolling around in it all night. He proceeded to throw up again all over himself and highchair Friday morning. Then Saturday, it hit me like a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers, either way, I was down for the count. JT was a trooper…
Read More

11 months and counting

Eleven moths ago Jess was 20 months pregnant and most likely nauseous and miserable. Today, and this past weekend we were nearly in the same... except for the being pregnant part. Instead we were doing all we could to take care of our 11 month old. How in the world did we end up with baby nearly ONE YEAR OLD?! Didn't Jess just have him like 2 weeks ago? Nope, she had him WAY back in January. So much has happened since then. Trips to the beach, new cars due to car wrecks, Josh's Speed Boats, new house, and on and on. We may not have done a great job…
Read More

Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
Read More

You don’t know Jack!

[caption id="attachment_1804" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Jack Edward Turner[/caption] Jack Edward Turner was born at 5:32 PM, on October 27th 2014. He was a few weeks early, but came out screaming at nearly 21 inches long and weighing 7lbs on the dot! Had he gone to full term, he would have been right up there with his brother in birth size. But never fear, what Jack initially lacked in weight or overall stature, has been eclipsed by so much more. Here's the thing. Jack was born SEVEN weeks ago. Over a month has gone by with out even a mention on this blog. Nothing has been written or posted or anything in regards…
Read More

Seven days to Jack!

Where to begin... What a whirlwind of an adventure these past few months have been. I can honestly only speak for myself, as I know Jess has had her fair share of ups and downs with this pregnancy. In 7 days, yes SEVEN days Jack will be here. I can't believe how quickly that crept up on us. Some how it's flown by and crept along all the same. There were weeks and months that just wouldn't end, but in hindsight they were gone in the blink of an eye. Jess has had a heck of a time with this one. A week ago we were in the hospital dealing…
Read More

Day two, not so good.

 Jess and I have very high expectations of those that watch over our children. Whether its a baby sitter or a school, we want the best for them. Seeing as Lane is our youngest, we were extra cautious when sending him off to school. We didn't want it to be just a daycare, where he's watched over by people who are just kinda going through the motions. We needed him to be in an enriched environment where he could learn and grow and be cared for as if it were us there. Well, at the end of day one, Jess went to get Lane and on the way out his…
Read More

Lane’s first day of school! EEK!

[caption id="attachment_1348" align="alignleft" width="528"] Our little boy's all grown up![/caption] It seems like only yesterday we were teaching this little guy to roll over. Then we blinked and he was walking. Now he's climbing on top of the tables, saying words, swimming (sort of), and in school! Wait... what? He's in school?! Yep, we dropped off our little baby for his first day of "big boy school" today! Whoa! Its so very hard to believe that its been 18 months already. He seems so little, yet so very big! Time has flown by and our wings have ever expanded to support Jr. BLT, but its time for him to branch…
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

The week that never ended

Well, I mean eventually it ended, but damn this week was a pain in the ass. When I say "pain in the ass" I literally mean it when it comes to what we've had to deal with this past week. Lane, Chase, Jess, and I all have had the doom stomach sickness. It started with BLT puking in his bed last Thursday night and rolling around in it all night. He proceeded to throw up again all over himself and highchair Friday morning. Then Saturday, it hit me like a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers, either way, I was down for the count. JT was a trooper…
Read More

11 months and counting

Eleven moths ago Jess was 20 months pregnant and most likely nauseous and miserable. Today, and this past weekend we were nearly in the same... except for the being pregnant part. Instead we were doing all we could to take care of our 11 month old. How in the world did we end up with baby nearly ONE YEAR OLD?! Didn't Jess just have him like 2 weeks ago? Nope, she had him WAY back in January. So much has happened since then. Trips to the beach, new cars due to car wrecks, Josh's Speed Boats, new house, and on and on. We may not have done a great job…
Read More