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

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

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

And another thing

Lane has decided that anytime between midnight and 4:30am, it's a good idea to come and get in bed with Jess and I. This has been going on for at least a week now. It was kinda cute at first, and it still is very endearing, but the nut check kicks are starting to lose their appeal. I have no qualms about Lane sleeping in bed with us, especially since it's a large bed. However when Jack gets here in November we will be nursing a baby and Lane will need to hang in his big boy bed. This may mean that one of resume our position bedside for a…
Read More

Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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

Moving on up!

[caption id="attachment_1120" align="aligncenter" width="512"] The Château de Turner[/caption] In lieu fo going back several months and doing all sorts of updates, I'll simply use this day as an opportunity to move forward, or in our case... north! Let's go back a few months. This summer was a hot one. The heat was unbearable, there was nothing really awesome to do around the house, and the Turner's had a few misfortunes that set things back. All this coupled with yet another year in the ever shrinking house that we were occupying and we started to feel a little out of place. We always knew that we would be moving at some…
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

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

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

And another thing

Lane has decided that anytime between midnight and 4:30am, it's a good idea to come and get in bed with Jess and I. This has been going on for at least a week now. It was kinda cute at first, and it still is very endearing, but the nut check kicks are starting to lose their appeal. I have no qualms about Lane sleeping in bed with us, especially since it's a large bed. However when Jack gets here in November we will be nursing a baby and Lane will need to hang in his big boy bed. This may mean that one of resume our position bedside for a…
Read More

Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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

Moving on up!

[caption id="attachment_1120" align="aligncenter" width="512"] The Château de Turner[/caption] In lieu fo going back several months and doing all sorts of updates, I'll simply use this day as an opportunity to move forward, or in our case... north! Let's go back a few months. This summer was a hot one. The heat was unbearable, there was nothing really awesome to do around the house, and the Turner's had a few misfortunes that set things back. All this coupled with yet another year in the ever shrinking house that we were occupying and we started to feel a little out of place. We always knew that we would be moving at some…
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

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

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

And another thing

Lane has decided that anytime between midnight and 4:30am, it's a good idea to come and get in bed with Jess and I. This has been going on for at least a week now. It was kinda cute at first, and it still is very endearing, but the nut check kicks are starting to lose their appeal. I have no qualms about Lane sleeping in bed with us, especially since it's a large bed. However when Jack gets here in November we will be nursing a baby and Lane will need to hang in his big boy bed. This may mean that one of resume our position bedside for a…
Read More

Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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

Moving on up!

[caption id="attachment_1120" align="aligncenter" width="512"] The Château de Turner[/caption] In lieu fo going back several months and doing all sorts of updates, I'll simply use this day as an opportunity to move forward, or in our case... north! Let's go back a few months. This summer was a hot one. The heat was unbearable, there was nothing really awesome to do around the house, and the Turner's had a few misfortunes that set things back. All this coupled with yet another year in the ever shrinking house that we were occupying and we started to feel a little out of place. We always knew that we would be moving at some…
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

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

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

And another thing

Lane has decided that anytime between midnight and 4:30am, it's a good idea to come and get in bed with Jess and I. This has been going on for at least a week now. It was kinda cute at first, and it still is very endearing, but the nut check kicks are starting to lose their appeal. I have no qualms about Lane sleeping in bed with us, especially since it's a large bed. However when Jack gets here in November we will be nursing a baby and Lane will need to hang in his big boy bed. This may mean that one of resume our position bedside for a…
Read More

Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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

Moving on up!

[caption id="attachment_1120" align="aligncenter" width="512"] The Château de Turner[/caption] In lieu fo going back several months and doing all sorts of updates, I'll simply use this day as an opportunity to move forward, or in our case... north! Let's go back a few months. This summer was a hot one. The heat was unbearable, there was nothing really awesome to do around the house, and the Turner's had a few misfortunes that set things back. All this coupled with yet another year in the ever shrinking house that we were occupying and we started to feel a little out of place. We always knew that we would be moving at some…
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

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

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

And another thing

Lane has decided that anytime between midnight and 4:30am, it's a good idea to come and get in bed with Jess and I. This has been going on for at least a week now. It was kinda cute at first, and it still is very endearing, but the nut check kicks are starting to lose their appeal. I have no qualms about Lane sleeping in bed with us, especially since it's a large bed. However when Jack gets here in November we will be nursing a baby and Lane will need to hang in his big boy bed. This may mean that one of resume our position bedside for a…
Read More

Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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

Moving on up!

[caption id="attachment_1120" align="aligncenter" width="512"] The Château de Turner[/caption] In lieu fo going back several months and doing all sorts of updates, I'll simply use this day as an opportunity to move forward, or in our case... north! Let's go back a few months. This summer was a hot one. The heat was unbearable, there was nothing really awesome to do around the house, and the Turner's had a few misfortunes that set things back. All this coupled with yet another year in the ever shrinking house that we were occupying and we started to feel a little out of place. We always knew that we would be moving at some…
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

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

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

And another thing

Lane has decided that anytime between midnight and 4:30am, it's a good idea to come and get in bed with Jess and I. This has been going on for at least a week now. It was kinda cute at first, and it still is very endearing, but the nut check kicks are starting to lose their appeal. I have no qualms about Lane sleeping in bed with us, especially since it's a large bed. However when Jack gets here in November we will be nursing a baby and Lane will need to hang in his big boy bed. This may mean that one of resume our position bedside for a…
Read More

Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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

Moving on up!

[caption id="attachment_1120" align="aligncenter" width="512"] The Château de Turner[/caption] In lieu fo going back several months and doing all sorts of updates, I'll simply use this day as an opportunity to move forward, or in our case... north! Let's go back a few months. This summer was a hot one. The heat was unbearable, there was nothing really awesome to do around the house, and the Turner's had a few misfortunes that set things back. All this coupled with yet another year in the ever shrinking house that we were occupying and we started to feel a little out of place. We always knew that we would be moving at some…
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…
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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…
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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…
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

And another thing

Lane has decided that anytime between midnight and 4:30am, it's a good idea to come and get in bed with Jess and I. This has been going on for at least a week now. It was kinda cute at first, and it still is very endearing, but the nut check kicks are starting to lose their appeal. I have no qualms about Lane sleeping in bed with us, especially since it's a large bed. However when Jack gets here in November we will be nursing a baby and Lane will need to hang in his big boy bed. This may mean that one of resume our position bedside for a…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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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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Moving on up!

[caption id="attachment_1120" align="aligncenter" width="512"] The Château de Turner[/caption] In lieu fo going back several months and doing all sorts of updates, I'll simply use this day as an opportunity to move forward, or in our case... north! Let's go back a few months. This summer was a hot one. The heat was unbearable, there was nothing really awesome to do around the house, and the Turner's had a few misfortunes that set things back. All this coupled with yet another year in the ever shrinking house that we were occupying and we started to feel a little out of place. We always knew that we would be moving at some…
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

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

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

And another thing

Lane has decided that anytime between midnight and 4:30am, it's a good idea to come and get in bed with Jess and I. This has been going on for at least a week now. It was kinda cute at first, and it still is very endearing, but the nut check kicks are starting to lose their appeal. I have no qualms about Lane sleeping in bed with us, especially since it's a large bed. However when Jack gets here in November we will be nursing a baby and Lane will need to hang in his big boy bed. This may mean that one of resume our position bedside for a…
Read More

Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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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!
Read More

Moving on up!

[caption id="attachment_1120" align="aligncenter" width="512"] The Château de Turner[/caption] In lieu fo going back several months and doing all sorts of updates, I'll simply use this day as an opportunity to move forward, or in our case... north! Let's go back a few months. This summer was a hot one. The heat was unbearable, there was nothing really awesome to do around the house, and the Turner's had a few misfortunes that set things back. All this coupled with yet another year in the ever shrinking house that we were occupying and we started to feel a little out of place. We always knew that we would be moving at some…
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

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

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

And another thing

Lane has decided that anytime between midnight and 4:30am, it's a good idea to come and get in bed with Jess and I. This has been going on for at least a week now. It was kinda cute at first, and it still is very endearing, but the nut check kicks are starting to lose their appeal. I have no qualms about Lane sleeping in bed with us, especially since it's a large bed. However when Jack gets here in November we will be nursing a baby and Lane will need to hang in his big boy bed. This may mean that one of resume our position bedside for a…
Read More

Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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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!
Read More

Moving on up!

[caption id="attachment_1120" align="aligncenter" width="512"] The Château de Turner[/caption] In lieu fo going back several months and doing all sorts of updates, I'll simply use this day as an opportunity to move forward, or in our case... north! Let's go back a few months. This summer was a hot one. The heat was unbearable, there was nothing really awesome to do around the house, and the Turner's had a few misfortunes that set things back. All this coupled with yet another year in the ever shrinking house that we were occupying and we started to feel a little out of place. We always knew that we would be moving at some…
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

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

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

And another thing

Lane has decided that anytime between midnight and 4:30am, it's a good idea to come and get in bed with Jess and I. This has been going on for at least a week now. It was kinda cute at first, and it still is very endearing, but the nut check kicks are starting to lose their appeal. I have no qualms about Lane sleeping in bed with us, especially since it's a large bed. However when Jack gets here in November we will be nursing a baby and Lane will need to hang in his big boy bed. This may mean that one of resume our position bedside for a…
Read More

Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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

Moving on up!

[caption id="attachment_1120" align="aligncenter" width="512"] The Château de Turner[/caption] In lieu fo going back several months and doing all sorts of updates, I'll simply use this day as an opportunity to move forward, or in our case... north! Let's go back a few months. This summer was a hot one. The heat was unbearable, there was nothing really awesome to do around the house, and the Turner's had a few misfortunes that set things back. All this coupled with yet another year in the ever shrinking house that we were occupying and we started to feel a little out of place. We always knew that we would be moving at some…
Read More