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

Time’s a changing!

And so is the bloggins. For the past several years, SniperBear.net has been dedicated to the life and times of Jess and I, and our growing family. Posts would range from new additions to the family to vacations to struggles with putting together furniture and even CrossFit. However, now that our family is complete it's time to move things over to a new blog. So with that, I will now be posting over at Turner5.us. I feel the new blog, at least in name, represents the family as a whole now. Where as before, with SniperBear it was more of the beginning and middle of Jess' and I's journey as we…
Read More

“Labor” day 2K14

This weekend was one for the books. Well, around these parts, virtually every weekend is for the books. But still, it really was a great weekend around the Turner household. While our friends were off galavanting around town for Dragon*Con Jess and I were busy getting things ready for the baby shower. We really just kinda tackled some long over due projects and got stuff done. In fact, I was able to unload my gym equipment and further get the basement ready for finishing. It still has light years to go, but it certainly is well on its way. We did manage to get some book cases and shelves painted…
Read More

This kid…

Some kids go to sleep with a blankie or a stuffed animal. And though Lane has both of those, tonight he chose to go to bed with a book in his arms. Why? Cause on the cover is a silver sticker of a guy with glasses and a beard. Lane thinks it's "daddy" so he wanted to sleep with the book tonight. My heart grew tenfold. This kid never ceases to amaze me. That's just a small indicator of how today has gone. And we needed a day like today. This past weekend was hellacious. For what ever reason, Jess and I's patience had just run out. Lane wouldn't listen,…
Read More

The new routine

Over the past week Jess and I have been consistent with our routine, discipline, encouragement, and interactions with Lane. It took some getting use to on all of our parts, but things are finally starting to click. No longer is there kicking and screaming when going to bed. He doesn't fight the sheer mention of going in bed. It's still not perfect, and he still comes and gets in our bed at random hours of the night, but it's light years ahead of what it was a week ago. In addition to the nights getting easier, Lane's mood in general this weekend has improved. Certainly he still has outbursts of…
Read More

The night time struggles continue

Last week I posted about the new night terrors. Well, things haven't gotten much better. At first we tried forcing him to stay in the bed and we just dealt with the tantrums and crying. Now, we've resorted to sitting in the room with him again. Initially we didn't want to do this as we figured it would lead to a dependency on us always being in there when he went to bed. On top of that, when we did stay in there it felt like an eternity. Of course this was back when he first transitioned into the toddler bed. Now that he's gotten in his twin bed, the…
Read More

The new night terrors

When Lane was younger, from about 6 months to around 2, he would have night terrors. I remember them vividly as they were to Jess and I about as terrifying as what ever dream or terror Lane had going on in his mind. They sucked. Real bad. Eventually he grew out of them and he hadn't had one in about 6-8 months! That's fantastic! However, we now have a new nighttime demon to battle. Sleep itself. Ever since we got back from PCB we have not allowed Lane to have his pacifier. That thing was nasty and old and was hindering his breathing at night. It was just all around…
Read More

Patio furniture can kiss my ass

Ok, so let me start off with a few words of advice. Um... First off don't try to put together patio furniture and finish a bottle of tequila. It will never end well. Secondly don't try to make a post on your phone ith not 2% battery. That is unless you have your a charger and some autocorrect. So here's wheat happened. Basically, we got home from work toda y and Iade some nachos. Thera weren't your standard nachos, but paleo nachos. By that I mean, no cheese, no beans and some sweet potato chips for the chips. I used butternut squadron as the refrained beans and it has chicken…
Read More

Landscapestravaganza part 1!

This weekend I kicked off the whirlwind of landscaping thats about to take place in our back yard, by clearing some of the trees and such. I figured I might as well make a video out of it. This is the first of several more to come! We have big plans that include grass, an area for a fire pit, a retaining wall, some stone steps, and potentially a treehouse for the boys. Well, that last one might be a bit further down the road, but you never know. [youtube width="853" height="480"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHenSf1lEJk[/youtube] I wouldn't consider it a "lot" work, but then again I tend to over exert myself when doing…
Read More

Laundry room remodel

Jess and I finally got around to re-doing the laundry room. I say that like we've been in this house for ages and the room has been the bane of our existence. Well, the truth is, we've only been there for a few months and though the wallpaper was hideous, it really wasn't like walking into Disaster DIY with Bryan Baeumler. The project took us a week or so longer than it probably should have, but we eventually got it done. I mean, it's not like you can just start something like this and finish in a single day, or even a weekend when you have a 1yr old. The end…
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

Time’s a changing!

And so is the bloggins. For the past several years, SniperBear.net has been dedicated to the life and times of Jess and I, and our growing family. Posts would range from new additions to the family to vacations to struggles with putting together furniture and even CrossFit. However, now that our family is complete it's time to move things over to a new blog. So with that, I will now be posting over at Turner5.us. I feel the new blog, at least in name, represents the family as a whole now. Where as before, with SniperBear it was more of the beginning and middle of Jess' and I's journey as we…
Read More

“Labor” day 2K14

This weekend was one for the books. Well, around these parts, virtually every weekend is for the books. But still, it really was a great weekend around the Turner household. While our friends were off galavanting around town for Dragon*Con Jess and I were busy getting things ready for the baby shower. We really just kinda tackled some long over due projects and got stuff done. In fact, I was able to unload my gym equipment and further get the basement ready for finishing. It still has light years to go, but it certainly is well on its way. We did manage to get some book cases and shelves painted…
Read More

This kid…

Some kids go to sleep with a blankie or a stuffed animal. And though Lane has both of those, tonight he chose to go to bed with a book in his arms. Why? Cause on the cover is a silver sticker of a guy with glasses and a beard. Lane thinks it's "daddy" so he wanted to sleep with the book tonight. My heart grew tenfold. This kid never ceases to amaze me. That's just a small indicator of how today has gone. And we needed a day like today. This past weekend was hellacious. For what ever reason, Jess and I's patience had just run out. Lane wouldn't listen,…
Read More

The new routine

Over the past week Jess and I have been consistent with our routine, discipline, encouragement, and interactions with Lane. It took some getting use to on all of our parts, but things are finally starting to click. No longer is there kicking and screaming when going to bed. He doesn't fight the sheer mention of going in bed. It's still not perfect, and he still comes and gets in our bed at random hours of the night, but it's light years ahead of what it was a week ago. In addition to the nights getting easier, Lane's mood in general this weekend has improved. Certainly he still has outbursts of…
Read More

The night time struggles continue

Last week I posted about the new night terrors. Well, things haven't gotten much better. At first we tried forcing him to stay in the bed and we just dealt with the tantrums and crying. Now, we've resorted to sitting in the room with him again. Initially we didn't want to do this as we figured it would lead to a dependency on us always being in there when he went to bed. On top of that, when we did stay in there it felt like an eternity. Of course this was back when he first transitioned into the toddler bed. Now that he's gotten in his twin bed, the…
Read More

The new night terrors

When Lane was younger, from about 6 months to around 2, he would have night terrors. I remember them vividly as they were to Jess and I about as terrifying as what ever dream or terror Lane had going on in his mind. They sucked. Real bad. Eventually he grew out of them and he hadn't had one in about 6-8 months! That's fantastic! However, we now have a new nighttime demon to battle. Sleep itself. Ever since we got back from PCB we have not allowed Lane to have his pacifier. That thing was nasty and old and was hindering his breathing at night. It was just all around…
Read More

Patio furniture can kiss my ass

Ok, so let me start off with a few words of advice. Um... First off don't try to put together patio furniture and finish a bottle of tequila. It will never end well. Secondly don't try to make a post on your phone ith not 2% battery. That is unless you have your a charger and some autocorrect. So here's wheat happened. Basically, we got home from work toda y and Iade some nachos. Thera weren't your standard nachos, but paleo nachos. By that I mean, no cheese, no beans and some sweet potato chips for the chips. I used butternut squadron as the refrained beans and it has chicken…
Read More

Landscapestravaganza part 1!

This weekend I kicked off the whirlwind of landscaping thats about to take place in our back yard, by clearing some of the trees and such. I figured I might as well make a video out of it. This is the first of several more to come! We have big plans that include grass, an area for a fire pit, a retaining wall, some stone steps, and potentially a treehouse for the boys. Well, that last one might be a bit further down the road, but you never know. [youtube width="853" height="480"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHenSf1lEJk[/youtube] I wouldn't consider it a "lot" work, but then again I tend to over exert myself when doing…
Read More

Laundry room remodel

Jess and I finally got around to re-doing the laundry room. I say that like we've been in this house for ages and the room has been the bane of our existence. Well, the truth is, we've only been there for a few months and though the wallpaper was hideous, it really wasn't like walking into Disaster DIY with Bryan Baeumler. The project took us a week or so longer than it probably should have, but we eventually got it done. I mean, it's not like you can just start something like this and finish in a single day, or even a weekend when you have a 1yr old. The end…
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

Time’s a changing!

And so is the bloggins. For the past several years, SniperBear.net has been dedicated to the life and times of Jess and I, and our growing family. Posts would range from new additions to the family to vacations to struggles with putting together furniture and even CrossFit. However, now that our family is complete it's time to move things over to a new blog. So with that, I will now be posting over at Turner5.us. I feel the new blog, at least in name, represents the family as a whole now. Where as before, with SniperBear it was more of the beginning and middle of Jess' and I's journey as we…
Read More

“Labor” day 2K14

This weekend was one for the books. Well, around these parts, virtually every weekend is for the books. But still, it really was a great weekend around the Turner household. While our friends were off galavanting around town for Dragon*Con Jess and I were busy getting things ready for the baby shower. We really just kinda tackled some long over due projects and got stuff done. In fact, I was able to unload my gym equipment and further get the basement ready for finishing. It still has light years to go, but it certainly is well on its way. We did manage to get some book cases and shelves painted…
Read More

This kid…

Some kids go to sleep with a blankie or a stuffed animal. And though Lane has both of those, tonight he chose to go to bed with a book in his arms. Why? Cause on the cover is a silver sticker of a guy with glasses and a beard. Lane thinks it's "daddy" so he wanted to sleep with the book tonight. My heart grew tenfold. This kid never ceases to amaze me. That's just a small indicator of how today has gone. And we needed a day like today. This past weekend was hellacious. For what ever reason, Jess and I's patience had just run out. Lane wouldn't listen,…
Read More

The new routine

Over the past week Jess and I have been consistent with our routine, discipline, encouragement, and interactions with Lane. It took some getting use to on all of our parts, but things are finally starting to click. No longer is there kicking and screaming when going to bed. He doesn't fight the sheer mention of going in bed. It's still not perfect, and he still comes and gets in our bed at random hours of the night, but it's light years ahead of what it was a week ago. In addition to the nights getting easier, Lane's mood in general this weekend has improved. Certainly he still has outbursts of…
Read More

The night time struggles continue

Last week I posted about the new night terrors. Well, things haven't gotten much better. At first we tried forcing him to stay in the bed and we just dealt with the tantrums and crying. Now, we've resorted to sitting in the room with him again. Initially we didn't want to do this as we figured it would lead to a dependency on us always being in there when he went to bed. On top of that, when we did stay in there it felt like an eternity. Of course this was back when he first transitioned into the toddler bed. Now that he's gotten in his twin bed, the…
Read More

The new night terrors

When Lane was younger, from about 6 months to around 2, he would have night terrors. I remember them vividly as they were to Jess and I about as terrifying as what ever dream or terror Lane had going on in his mind. They sucked. Real bad. Eventually he grew out of them and he hadn't had one in about 6-8 months! That's fantastic! However, we now have a new nighttime demon to battle. Sleep itself. Ever since we got back from PCB we have not allowed Lane to have his pacifier. That thing was nasty and old and was hindering his breathing at night. It was just all around…
Read More

Patio furniture can kiss my ass

Ok, so let me start off with a few words of advice. Um... First off don't try to put together patio furniture and finish a bottle of tequila. It will never end well. Secondly don't try to make a post on your phone ith not 2% battery. That is unless you have your a charger and some autocorrect. So here's wheat happened. Basically, we got home from work toda y and Iade some nachos. Thera weren't your standard nachos, but paleo nachos. By that I mean, no cheese, no beans and some sweet potato chips for the chips. I used butternut squadron as the refrained beans and it has chicken…
Read More

Landscapestravaganza part 1!

This weekend I kicked off the whirlwind of landscaping thats about to take place in our back yard, by clearing some of the trees and such. I figured I might as well make a video out of it. This is the first of several more to come! We have big plans that include grass, an area for a fire pit, a retaining wall, some stone steps, and potentially a treehouse for the boys. Well, that last one might be a bit further down the road, but you never know. [youtube width="853" height="480"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHenSf1lEJk[/youtube] I wouldn't consider it a "lot" work, but then again I tend to over exert myself when doing…
Read More

Laundry room remodel

Jess and I finally got around to re-doing the laundry room. I say that like we've been in this house for ages and the room has been the bane of our existence. Well, the truth is, we've only been there for a few months and though the wallpaper was hideous, it really wasn't like walking into Disaster DIY with Bryan Baeumler. The project took us a week or so longer than it probably should have, but we eventually got it done. I mean, it's not like you can just start something like this and finish in a single day, or even a weekend when you have a 1yr old. The end…
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

Time’s a changing!

And so is the bloggins. For the past several years, SniperBear.net has been dedicated to the life and times of Jess and I, and our growing family. Posts would range from new additions to the family to vacations to struggles with putting together furniture and even CrossFit. However, now that our family is complete it's time to move things over to a new blog. So with that, I will now be posting over at Turner5.us. I feel the new blog, at least in name, represents the family as a whole now. Where as before, with SniperBear it was more of the beginning and middle of Jess' and I's journey as we…
Read More

“Labor” day 2K14

This weekend was one for the books. Well, around these parts, virtually every weekend is for the books. But still, it really was a great weekend around the Turner household. While our friends were off galavanting around town for Dragon*Con Jess and I were busy getting things ready for the baby shower. We really just kinda tackled some long over due projects and got stuff done. In fact, I was able to unload my gym equipment and further get the basement ready for finishing. It still has light years to go, but it certainly is well on its way. We did manage to get some book cases and shelves painted…
Read More

This kid…

Some kids go to sleep with a blankie or a stuffed animal. And though Lane has both of those, tonight he chose to go to bed with a book in his arms. Why? Cause on the cover is a silver sticker of a guy with glasses and a beard. Lane thinks it's "daddy" so he wanted to sleep with the book tonight. My heart grew tenfold. This kid never ceases to amaze me. That's just a small indicator of how today has gone. And we needed a day like today. This past weekend was hellacious. For what ever reason, Jess and I's patience had just run out. Lane wouldn't listen,…
Read More

The new routine

Over the past week Jess and I have been consistent with our routine, discipline, encouragement, and interactions with Lane. It took some getting use to on all of our parts, but things are finally starting to click. No longer is there kicking and screaming when going to bed. He doesn't fight the sheer mention of going in bed. It's still not perfect, and he still comes and gets in our bed at random hours of the night, but it's light years ahead of what it was a week ago. In addition to the nights getting easier, Lane's mood in general this weekend has improved. Certainly he still has outbursts of…
Read More

The night time struggles continue

Last week I posted about the new night terrors. Well, things haven't gotten much better. At first we tried forcing him to stay in the bed and we just dealt with the tantrums and crying. Now, we've resorted to sitting in the room with him again. Initially we didn't want to do this as we figured it would lead to a dependency on us always being in there when he went to bed. On top of that, when we did stay in there it felt like an eternity. Of course this was back when he first transitioned into the toddler bed. Now that he's gotten in his twin bed, the…
Read More

The new night terrors

When Lane was younger, from about 6 months to around 2, he would have night terrors. I remember them vividly as they were to Jess and I about as terrifying as what ever dream or terror Lane had going on in his mind. They sucked. Real bad. Eventually he grew out of them and he hadn't had one in about 6-8 months! That's fantastic! However, we now have a new nighttime demon to battle. Sleep itself. Ever since we got back from PCB we have not allowed Lane to have his pacifier. That thing was nasty and old and was hindering his breathing at night. It was just all around…
Read More

Patio furniture can kiss my ass

Ok, so let me start off with a few words of advice. Um... First off don't try to put together patio furniture and finish a bottle of tequila. It will never end well. Secondly don't try to make a post on your phone ith not 2% battery. That is unless you have your a charger and some autocorrect. So here's wheat happened. Basically, we got home from work toda y and Iade some nachos. Thera weren't your standard nachos, but paleo nachos. By that I mean, no cheese, no beans and some sweet potato chips for the chips. I used butternut squadron as the refrained beans and it has chicken…
Read More

Landscapestravaganza part 1!

This weekend I kicked off the whirlwind of landscaping thats about to take place in our back yard, by clearing some of the trees and such. I figured I might as well make a video out of it. This is the first of several more to come! We have big plans that include grass, an area for a fire pit, a retaining wall, some stone steps, and potentially a treehouse for the boys. Well, that last one might be a bit further down the road, but you never know. [youtube width="853" height="480"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHenSf1lEJk[/youtube] I wouldn't consider it a "lot" work, but then again I tend to over exert myself when doing…
Read More

Laundry room remodel

Jess and I finally got around to re-doing the laundry room. I say that like we've been in this house for ages and the room has been the bane of our existence. Well, the truth is, we've only been there for a few months and though the wallpaper was hideous, it really wasn't like walking into Disaster DIY with Bryan Baeumler. The project took us a week or so longer than it probably should have, but we eventually got it done. I mean, it's not like you can just start something like this and finish in a single day, or even a weekend when you have a 1yr old. The end…
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

Time’s a changing!

And so is the bloggins. For the past several years, SniperBear.net has been dedicated to the life and times of Jess and I, and our growing family. Posts would range from new additions to the family to vacations to struggles with putting together furniture and even CrossFit. However, now that our family is complete it's time to move things over to a new blog. So with that, I will now be posting over at Turner5.us. I feel the new blog, at least in name, represents the family as a whole now. Where as before, with SniperBear it was more of the beginning and middle of Jess' and I's journey as we…
Read More

“Labor” day 2K14

This weekend was one for the books. Well, around these parts, virtually every weekend is for the books. But still, it really was a great weekend around the Turner household. While our friends were off galavanting around town for Dragon*Con Jess and I were busy getting things ready for the baby shower. We really just kinda tackled some long over due projects and got stuff done. In fact, I was able to unload my gym equipment and further get the basement ready for finishing. It still has light years to go, but it certainly is well on its way. We did manage to get some book cases and shelves painted…
Read More

This kid…

Some kids go to sleep with a blankie or a stuffed animal. And though Lane has both of those, tonight he chose to go to bed with a book in his arms. Why? Cause on the cover is a silver sticker of a guy with glasses and a beard. Lane thinks it's "daddy" so he wanted to sleep with the book tonight. My heart grew tenfold. This kid never ceases to amaze me. That's just a small indicator of how today has gone. And we needed a day like today. This past weekend was hellacious. For what ever reason, Jess and I's patience had just run out. Lane wouldn't listen,…
Read More

The new routine

Over the past week Jess and I have been consistent with our routine, discipline, encouragement, and interactions with Lane. It took some getting use to on all of our parts, but things are finally starting to click. No longer is there kicking and screaming when going to bed. He doesn't fight the sheer mention of going in bed. It's still not perfect, and he still comes and gets in our bed at random hours of the night, but it's light years ahead of what it was a week ago. In addition to the nights getting easier, Lane's mood in general this weekend has improved. Certainly he still has outbursts of…
Read More

The night time struggles continue

Last week I posted about the new night terrors. Well, things haven't gotten much better. At first we tried forcing him to stay in the bed and we just dealt with the tantrums and crying. Now, we've resorted to sitting in the room with him again. Initially we didn't want to do this as we figured it would lead to a dependency on us always being in there when he went to bed. On top of that, when we did stay in there it felt like an eternity. Of course this was back when he first transitioned into the toddler bed. Now that he's gotten in his twin bed, the…
Read More

The new night terrors

When Lane was younger, from about 6 months to around 2, he would have night terrors. I remember them vividly as they were to Jess and I about as terrifying as what ever dream or terror Lane had going on in his mind. They sucked. Real bad. Eventually he grew out of them and he hadn't had one in about 6-8 months! That's fantastic! However, we now have a new nighttime demon to battle. Sleep itself. Ever since we got back from PCB we have not allowed Lane to have his pacifier. That thing was nasty and old and was hindering his breathing at night. It was just all around…
Read More

Patio furniture can kiss my ass

Ok, so let me start off with a few words of advice. Um... First off don't try to put together patio furniture and finish a bottle of tequila. It will never end well. Secondly don't try to make a post on your phone ith not 2% battery. That is unless you have your a charger and some autocorrect. So here's wheat happened. Basically, we got home from work toda y and Iade some nachos. Thera weren't your standard nachos, but paleo nachos. By that I mean, no cheese, no beans and some sweet potato chips for the chips. I used butternut squadron as the refrained beans and it has chicken…
Read More

Landscapestravaganza part 1!

This weekend I kicked off the whirlwind of landscaping thats about to take place in our back yard, by clearing some of the trees and such. I figured I might as well make a video out of it. This is the first of several more to come! We have big plans that include grass, an area for a fire pit, a retaining wall, some stone steps, and potentially a treehouse for the boys. Well, that last one might be a bit further down the road, but you never know. [youtube width="853" height="480"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHenSf1lEJk[/youtube] I wouldn't consider it a "lot" work, but then again I tend to over exert myself when doing…
Read More

Laundry room remodel

Jess and I finally got around to re-doing the laundry room. I say that like we've been in this house for ages and the room has been the bane of our existence. Well, the truth is, we've only been there for a few months and though the wallpaper was hideous, it really wasn't like walking into Disaster DIY with Bryan Baeumler. The project took us a week or so longer than it probably should have, but we eventually got it done. I mean, it's not like you can just start something like this and finish in a single day, or even a weekend when you have a 1yr old. The end…
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

Time’s a changing!

And so is the bloggins. For the past several years, SniperBear.net has been dedicated to the life and times of Jess and I, and our growing family. Posts would range from new additions to the family to vacations to struggles with putting together furniture and even CrossFit. However, now that our family is complete it's time to move things over to a new blog. So with that, I will now be posting over at Turner5.us. I feel the new blog, at least in name, represents the family as a whole now. Where as before, with SniperBear it was more of the beginning and middle of Jess' and I's journey as we…
Read More

“Labor” day 2K14

This weekend was one for the books. Well, around these parts, virtually every weekend is for the books. But still, it really was a great weekend around the Turner household. While our friends were off galavanting around town for Dragon*Con Jess and I were busy getting things ready for the baby shower. We really just kinda tackled some long over due projects and got stuff done. In fact, I was able to unload my gym equipment and further get the basement ready for finishing. It still has light years to go, but it certainly is well on its way. We did manage to get some book cases and shelves painted…
Read More

This kid…

Some kids go to sleep with a blankie or a stuffed animal. And though Lane has both of those, tonight he chose to go to bed with a book in his arms. Why? Cause on the cover is a silver sticker of a guy with glasses and a beard. Lane thinks it's "daddy" so he wanted to sleep with the book tonight. My heart grew tenfold. This kid never ceases to amaze me. That's just a small indicator of how today has gone. And we needed a day like today. This past weekend was hellacious. For what ever reason, Jess and I's patience had just run out. Lane wouldn't listen,…
Read More

The new routine

Over the past week Jess and I have been consistent with our routine, discipline, encouragement, and interactions with Lane. It took some getting use to on all of our parts, but things are finally starting to click. No longer is there kicking and screaming when going to bed. He doesn't fight the sheer mention of going in bed. It's still not perfect, and he still comes and gets in our bed at random hours of the night, but it's light years ahead of what it was a week ago. In addition to the nights getting easier, Lane's mood in general this weekend has improved. Certainly he still has outbursts of…
Read More

The night time struggles continue

Last week I posted about the new night terrors. Well, things haven't gotten much better. At first we tried forcing him to stay in the bed and we just dealt with the tantrums and crying. Now, we've resorted to sitting in the room with him again. Initially we didn't want to do this as we figured it would lead to a dependency on us always being in there when he went to bed. On top of that, when we did stay in there it felt like an eternity. Of course this was back when he first transitioned into the toddler bed. Now that he's gotten in his twin bed, the…
Read More

The new night terrors

When Lane was younger, from about 6 months to around 2, he would have night terrors. I remember them vividly as they were to Jess and I about as terrifying as what ever dream or terror Lane had going on in his mind. They sucked. Real bad. Eventually he grew out of them and he hadn't had one in about 6-8 months! That's fantastic! However, we now have a new nighttime demon to battle. Sleep itself. Ever since we got back from PCB we have not allowed Lane to have his pacifier. That thing was nasty and old and was hindering his breathing at night. It was just all around…
Read More

Patio furniture can kiss my ass

Ok, so let me start off with a few words of advice. Um... First off don't try to put together patio furniture and finish a bottle of tequila. It will never end well. Secondly don't try to make a post on your phone ith not 2% battery. That is unless you have your a charger and some autocorrect. So here's wheat happened. Basically, we got home from work toda y and Iade some nachos. Thera weren't your standard nachos, but paleo nachos. By that I mean, no cheese, no beans and some sweet potato chips for the chips. I used butternut squadron as the refrained beans and it has chicken…
Read More

Landscapestravaganza part 1!

This weekend I kicked off the whirlwind of landscaping thats about to take place in our back yard, by clearing some of the trees and such. I figured I might as well make a video out of it. This is the first of several more to come! We have big plans that include grass, an area for a fire pit, a retaining wall, some stone steps, and potentially a treehouse for the boys. Well, that last one might be a bit further down the road, but you never know. [youtube width="853" height="480"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHenSf1lEJk[/youtube] I wouldn't consider it a "lot" work, but then again I tend to over exert myself when doing…
Read More

Laundry room remodel

Jess and I finally got around to re-doing the laundry room. I say that like we've been in this house for ages and the room has been the bane of our existence. Well, the truth is, we've only been there for a few months and though the wallpaper was hideous, it really wasn't like walking into Disaster DIY with Bryan Baeumler. The project took us a week or so longer than it probably should have, but we eventually got it done. I mean, it's not like you can just start something like this and finish in a single day, or even a weekend when you have a 1yr old. The end…
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

Time’s a changing!

And so is the bloggins. For the past several years, SniperBear.net has been dedicated to the life and times of Jess and I, and our growing family. Posts would range from new additions to the family to vacations to struggles with putting together furniture and even CrossFit. However, now that our family is complete it's time to move things over to a new blog. So with that, I will now be posting over at Turner5.us. I feel the new blog, at least in name, represents the family as a whole now. Where as before, with SniperBear it was more of the beginning and middle of Jess' and I's journey as we…
Read More

“Labor” day 2K14

This weekend was one for the books. Well, around these parts, virtually every weekend is for the books. But still, it really was a great weekend around the Turner household. While our friends were off galavanting around town for Dragon*Con Jess and I were busy getting things ready for the baby shower. We really just kinda tackled some long over due projects and got stuff done. In fact, I was able to unload my gym equipment and further get the basement ready for finishing. It still has light years to go, but it certainly is well on its way. We did manage to get some book cases and shelves painted…
Read More

This kid…

Some kids go to sleep with a blankie or a stuffed animal. And though Lane has both of those, tonight he chose to go to bed with a book in his arms. Why? Cause on the cover is a silver sticker of a guy with glasses and a beard. Lane thinks it's "daddy" so he wanted to sleep with the book tonight. My heart grew tenfold. This kid never ceases to amaze me. That's just a small indicator of how today has gone. And we needed a day like today. This past weekend was hellacious. For what ever reason, Jess and I's patience had just run out. Lane wouldn't listen,…
Read More

The new routine

Over the past week Jess and I have been consistent with our routine, discipline, encouragement, and interactions with Lane. It took some getting use to on all of our parts, but things are finally starting to click. No longer is there kicking and screaming when going to bed. He doesn't fight the sheer mention of going in bed. It's still not perfect, and he still comes and gets in our bed at random hours of the night, but it's light years ahead of what it was a week ago. In addition to the nights getting easier, Lane's mood in general this weekend has improved. Certainly he still has outbursts of…
Read More

The night time struggles continue

Last week I posted about the new night terrors. Well, things haven't gotten much better. At first we tried forcing him to stay in the bed and we just dealt with the tantrums and crying. Now, we've resorted to sitting in the room with him again. Initially we didn't want to do this as we figured it would lead to a dependency on us always being in there when he went to bed. On top of that, when we did stay in there it felt like an eternity. Of course this was back when he first transitioned into the toddler bed. Now that he's gotten in his twin bed, the…
Read More

The new night terrors

When Lane was younger, from about 6 months to around 2, he would have night terrors. I remember them vividly as they were to Jess and I about as terrifying as what ever dream or terror Lane had going on in his mind. They sucked. Real bad. Eventually he grew out of them and he hadn't had one in about 6-8 months! That's fantastic! However, we now have a new nighttime demon to battle. Sleep itself. Ever since we got back from PCB we have not allowed Lane to have his pacifier. That thing was nasty and old and was hindering his breathing at night. It was just all around…
Read More

Patio furniture can kiss my ass

Ok, so let me start off with a few words of advice. Um... First off don't try to put together patio furniture and finish a bottle of tequila. It will never end well. Secondly don't try to make a post on your phone ith not 2% battery. That is unless you have your a charger and some autocorrect. So here's wheat happened. Basically, we got home from work toda y and Iade some nachos. Thera weren't your standard nachos, but paleo nachos. By that I mean, no cheese, no beans and some sweet potato chips for the chips. I used butternut squadron as the refrained beans and it has chicken…
Read More

Landscapestravaganza part 1!

This weekend I kicked off the whirlwind of landscaping thats about to take place in our back yard, by clearing some of the trees and such. I figured I might as well make a video out of it. This is the first of several more to come! We have big plans that include grass, an area for a fire pit, a retaining wall, some stone steps, and potentially a treehouse for the boys. Well, that last one might be a bit further down the road, but you never know. [youtube width="853" height="480"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHenSf1lEJk[/youtube] I wouldn't consider it a "lot" work, but then again I tend to over exert myself when doing…
Read More

Laundry room remodel

Jess and I finally got around to re-doing the laundry room. I say that like we've been in this house for ages and the room has been the bane of our existence. Well, the truth is, we've only been there for a few months and though the wallpaper was hideous, it really wasn't like walking into Disaster DIY with Bryan Baeumler. The project took us a week or so longer than it probably should have, but we eventually got it done. I mean, it's not like you can just start something like this and finish in a single day, or even a weekend when you have a 1yr old. The end…
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

Time’s a changing!

And so is the bloggins. For the past several years, SniperBear.net has been dedicated to the life and times of Jess and I, and our growing family. Posts would range from new additions to the family to vacations to struggles with putting together furniture and even CrossFit. However, now that our family is complete it's time to move things over to a new blog. So with that, I will now be posting over at Turner5.us. I feel the new blog, at least in name, represents the family as a whole now. Where as before, with SniperBear it was more of the beginning and middle of Jess' and I's journey as we…
Read More

“Labor” day 2K14

This weekend was one for the books. Well, around these parts, virtually every weekend is for the books. But still, it really was a great weekend around the Turner household. While our friends were off galavanting around town for Dragon*Con Jess and I were busy getting things ready for the baby shower. We really just kinda tackled some long over due projects and got stuff done. In fact, I was able to unload my gym equipment and further get the basement ready for finishing. It still has light years to go, but it certainly is well on its way. We did manage to get some book cases and shelves painted…
Read More

This kid…

Some kids go to sleep with a blankie or a stuffed animal. And though Lane has both of those, tonight he chose to go to bed with a book in his arms. Why? Cause on the cover is a silver sticker of a guy with glasses and a beard. Lane thinks it's "daddy" so he wanted to sleep with the book tonight. My heart grew tenfold. This kid never ceases to amaze me. That's just a small indicator of how today has gone. And we needed a day like today. This past weekend was hellacious. For what ever reason, Jess and I's patience had just run out. Lane wouldn't listen,…
Read More

The new routine

Over the past week Jess and I have been consistent with our routine, discipline, encouragement, and interactions with Lane. It took some getting use to on all of our parts, but things are finally starting to click. No longer is there kicking and screaming when going to bed. He doesn't fight the sheer mention of going in bed. It's still not perfect, and he still comes and gets in our bed at random hours of the night, but it's light years ahead of what it was a week ago. In addition to the nights getting easier, Lane's mood in general this weekend has improved. Certainly he still has outbursts of…
Read More

The night time struggles continue

Last week I posted about the new night terrors. Well, things haven't gotten much better. At first we tried forcing him to stay in the bed and we just dealt with the tantrums and crying. Now, we've resorted to sitting in the room with him again. Initially we didn't want to do this as we figured it would lead to a dependency on us always being in there when he went to bed. On top of that, when we did stay in there it felt like an eternity. Of course this was back when he first transitioned into the toddler bed. Now that he's gotten in his twin bed, the…
Read More

The new night terrors

When Lane was younger, from about 6 months to around 2, he would have night terrors. I remember them vividly as they were to Jess and I about as terrifying as what ever dream or terror Lane had going on in his mind. They sucked. Real bad. Eventually he grew out of them and he hadn't had one in about 6-8 months! That's fantastic! However, we now have a new nighttime demon to battle. Sleep itself. Ever since we got back from PCB we have not allowed Lane to have his pacifier. That thing was nasty and old and was hindering his breathing at night. It was just all around…
Read More

Patio furniture can kiss my ass

Ok, so let me start off with a few words of advice. Um... First off don't try to put together patio furniture and finish a bottle of tequila. It will never end well. Secondly don't try to make a post on your phone ith not 2% battery. That is unless you have your a charger and some autocorrect. So here's wheat happened. Basically, we got home from work toda y and Iade some nachos. Thera weren't your standard nachos, but paleo nachos. By that I mean, no cheese, no beans and some sweet potato chips for the chips. I used butternut squadron as the refrained beans and it has chicken…
Read More

Landscapestravaganza part 1!

This weekend I kicked off the whirlwind of landscaping thats about to take place in our back yard, by clearing some of the trees and such. I figured I might as well make a video out of it. This is the first of several more to come! We have big plans that include grass, an area for a fire pit, a retaining wall, some stone steps, and potentially a treehouse for the boys. Well, that last one might be a bit further down the road, but you never know. [youtube width="853" height="480"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHenSf1lEJk[/youtube] I wouldn't consider it a "lot" work, but then again I tend to over exert myself when doing…
Read More

Laundry room remodel

Jess and I finally got around to re-doing the laundry room. I say that like we've been in this house for ages and the room has been the bane of our existence. Well, the truth is, we've only been there for a few months and though the wallpaper was hideous, it really wasn't like walking into Disaster DIY with Bryan Baeumler. The project took us a week or so longer than it probably should have, but we eventually got it done. I mean, it's not like you can just start something like this and finish in a single day, or even a weekend when you have a 1yr old. The end…
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

Time’s a changing!

And so is the bloggins. For the past several years, SniperBear.net has been dedicated to the life and times of Jess and I, and our growing family. Posts would range from new additions to the family to vacations to struggles with putting together furniture and even CrossFit. However, now that our family is complete it's time to move things over to a new blog. So with that, I will now be posting over at Turner5.us. I feel the new blog, at least in name, represents the family as a whole now. Where as before, with SniperBear it was more of the beginning and middle of Jess' and I's journey as we…
Read More

“Labor” day 2K14

This weekend was one for the books. Well, around these parts, virtually every weekend is for the books. But still, it really was a great weekend around the Turner household. While our friends were off galavanting around town for Dragon*Con Jess and I were busy getting things ready for the baby shower. We really just kinda tackled some long over due projects and got stuff done. In fact, I was able to unload my gym equipment and further get the basement ready for finishing. It still has light years to go, but it certainly is well on its way. We did manage to get some book cases and shelves painted…
Read More

This kid…

Some kids go to sleep with a blankie or a stuffed animal. And though Lane has both of those, tonight he chose to go to bed with a book in his arms. Why? Cause on the cover is a silver sticker of a guy with glasses and a beard. Lane thinks it's "daddy" so he wanted to sleep with the book tonight. My heart grew tenfold. This kid never ceases to amaze me. That's just a small indicator of how today has gone. And we needed a day like today. This past weekend was hellacious. For what ever reason, Jess and I's patience had just run out. Lane wouldn't listen,…
Read More

The new routine

Over the past week Jess and I have been consistent with our routine, discipline, encouragement, and interactions with Lane. It took some getting use to on all of our parts, but things are finally starting to click. No longer is there kicking and screaming when going to bed. He doesn't fight the sheer mention of going in bed. It's still not perfect, and he still comes and gets in our bed at random hours of the night, but it's light years ahead of what it was a week ago. In addition to the nights getting easier, Lane's mood in general this weekend has improved. Certainly he still has outbursts of…
Read More

The night time struggles continue

Last week I posted about the new night terrors. Well, things haven't gotten much better. At first we tried forcing him to stay in the bed and we just dealt with the tantrums and crying. Now, we've resorted to sitting in the room with him again. Initially we didn't want to do this as we figured it would lead to a dependency on us always being in there when he went to bed. On top of that, when we did stay in there it felt like an eternity. Of course this was back when he first transitioned into the toddler bed. Now that he's gotten in his twin bed, the…
Read More

The new night terrors

When Lane was younger, from about 6 months to around 2, he would have night terrors. I remember them vividly as they were to Jess and I about as terrifying as what ever dream or terror Lane had going on in his mind. They sucked. Real bad. Eventually he grew out of them and he hadn't had one in about 6-8 months! That's fantastic! However, we now have a new nighttime demon to battle. Sleep itself. Ever since we got back from PCB we have not allowed Lane to have his pacifier. That thing was nasty and old and was hindering his breathing at night. It was just all around…
Read More

Patio furniture can kiss my ass

Ok, so let me start off with a few words of advice. Um... First off don't try to put together patio furniture and finish a bottle of tequila. It will never end well. Secondly don't try to make a post on your phone ith not 2% battery. That is unless you have your a charger and some autocorrect. So here's wheat happened. Basically, we got home from work toda y and Iade some nachos. Thera weren't your standard nachos, but paleo nachos. By that I mean, no cheese, no beans and some sweet potato chips for the chips. I used butternut squadron as the refrained beans and it has chicken…
Read More

Landscapestravaganza part 1!

This weekend I kicked off the whirlwind of landscaping thats about to take place in our back yard, by clearing some of the trees and such. I figured I might as well make a video out of it. This is the first of several more to come! We have big plans that include grass, an area for a fire pit, a retaining wall, some stone steps, and potentially a treehouse for the boys. Well, that last one might be a bit further down the road, but you never know. [youtube width="853" height="480"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHenSf1lEJk[/youtube] I wouldn't consider it a "lot" work, but then again I tend to over exert myself when doing…
Read More

Laundry room remodel

Jess and I finally got around to re-doing the laundry room. I say that like we've been in this house for ages and the room has been the bane of our existence. Well, the truth is, we've only been there for a few months and though the wallpaper was hideous, it really wasn't like walking into Disaster DIY with Bryan Baeumler. The project took us a week or so longer than it probably should have, but we eventually got it done. I mean, it's not like you can just start something like this and finish in a single day, or even a weekend when you have a 1yr old. The end…
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

Time’s a changing!

And so is the bloggins. For the past several years, SniperBear.net has been dedicated to the life and times of Jess and I, and our growing family. Posts would range from new additions to the family to vacations to struggles with putting together furniture and even CrossFit. However, now that our family is complete it's time to move things over to a new blog. So with that, I will now be posting over at Turner5.us. I feel the new blog, at least in name, represents the family as a whole now. Where as before, with SniperBear it was more of the beginning and middle of Jess' and I's journey as we…
Read More

“Labor” day 2K14

This weekend was one for the books. Well, around these parts, virtually every weekend is for the books. But still, it really was a great weekend around the Turner household. While our friends were off galavanting around town for Dragon*Con Jess and I were busy getting things ready for the baby shower. We really just kinda tackled some long over due projects and got stuff done. In fact, I was able to unload my gym equipment and further get the basement ready for finishing. It still has light years to go, but it certainly is well on its way. We did manage to get some book cases and shelves painted…
Read More

This kid…

Some kids go to sleep with a blankie or a stuffed animal. And though Lane has both of those, tonight he chose to go to bed with a book in his arms. Why? Cause on the cover is a silver sticker of a guy with glasses and a beard. Lane thinks it's "daddy" so he wanted to sleep with the book tonight. My heart grew tenfold. This kid never ceases to amaze me. That's just a small indicator of how today has gone. And we needed a day like today. This past weekend was hellacious. For what ever reason, Jess and I's patience had just run out. Lane wouldn't listen,…
Read More

The new routine

Over the past week Jess and I have been consistent with our routine, discipline, encouragement, and interactions with Lane. It took some getting use to on all of our parts, but things are finally starting to click. No longer is there kicking and screaming when going to bed. He doesn't fight the sheer mention of going in bed. It's still not perfect, and he still comes and gets in our bed at random hours of the night, but it's light years ahead of what it was a week ago. In addition to the nights getting easier, Lane's mood in general this weekend has improved. Certainly he still has outbursts of…
Read More

The night time struggles continue

Last week I posted about the new night terrors. Well, things haven't gotten much better. At first we tried forcing him to stay in the bed and we just dealt with the tantrums and crying. Now, we've resorted to sitting in the room with him again. Initially we didn't want to do this as we figured it would lead to a dependency on us always being in there when he went to bed. On top of that, when we did stay in there it felt like an eternity. Of course this was back when he first transitioned into the toddler bed. Now that he's gotten in his twin bed, the…
Read More

The new night terrors

When Lane was younger, from about 6 months to around 2, he would have night terrors. I remember them vividly as they were to Jess and I about as terrifying as what ever dream or terror Lane had going on in his mind. They sucked. Real bad. Eventually he grew out of them and he hadn't had one in about 6-8 months! That's fantastic! However, we now have a new nighttime demon to battle. Sleep itself. Ever since we got back from PCB we have not allowed Lane to have his pacifier. That thing was nasty and old and was hindering his breathing at night. It was just all around…
Read More

Patio furniture can kiss my ass

Ok, so let me start off with a few words of advice. Um... First off don't try to put together patio furniture and finish a bottle of tequila. It will never end well. Secondly don't try to make a post on your phone ith not 2% battery. That is unless you have your a charger and some autocorrect. So here's wheat happened. Basically, we got home from work toda y and Iade some nachos. Thera weren't your standard nachos, but paleo nachos. By that I mean, no cheese, no beans and some sweet potato chips for the chips. I used butternut squadron as the refrained beans and it has chicken…
Read More

Landscapestravaganza part 1!

This weekend I kicked off the whirlwind of landscaping thats about to take place in our back yard, by clearing some of the trees and such. I figured I might as well make a video out of it. This is the first of several more to come! We have big plans that include grass, an area for a fire pit, a retaining wall, some stone steps, and potentially a treehouse for the boys. Well, that last one might be a bit further down the road, but you never know. [youtube width="853" height="480"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHenSf1lEJk[/youtube] I wouldn't consider it a "lot" work, but then again I tend to over exert myself when doing…
Read More

Laundry room remodel

Jess and I finally got around to re-doing the laundry room. I say that like we've been in this house for ages and the room has been the bane of our existence. Well, the truth is, we've only been there for a few months and though the wallpaper was hideous, it really wasn't like walking into Disaster DIY with Bryan Baeumler. The project took us a week or so longer than it probably should have, but we eventually got it done. I mean, it's not like you can just start something like this and finish in a single day, or even a weekend when you have a 1yr old. The end…
Read More