Birthday boat day!

Every year someone in this house gets a little older. This year it happened to be Jess, and what better way to celebrate getting older than to spend the day on the lake with some great friends and perfect weather! For the past few years we've wound up on the lake near the end of the summer. Every time we go out we have a blast and make a point to do it more often. Of course the more often part never happens, but we still have a great time. In years past we've had a bigger boat, more people, and MUCH MORE DRINKING! However, with every passing year our…
Read More

Great expectations

But not the Charles Dickens kind. Well, actually I've never read the book, or even seen the 1998 movie starting Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow. So perhaps it's exactly like that. However, for the sake of this post, let's just say it's not. During that small window each day when it's possible, Jess and I had a great conversation. We talked about how we have a bad habit of planning big for pretty much anything. No matter what it is, we always set the bar high, but inevitably our reality is far from the expectations. I'll use last night as an example. For the past few weeks we've been planning…
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

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
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

Settling in nicely

So a few weeks ago, or what seems like a week ago I posted about a shittaculer week that we had. I mean literally it was an assplosion of epic proportions. Since then we've rebounded quite nicely and have managed to get everyone else around us sick! Well, maybe they got themselves sick, but either way it seems that everyone is now falling victim to the dreaded mud butt. Enough about that... This December has FLOWN by. But I reckon that's the way time usually goes. When your in the weeds things may seem to drag on and weeks never end and you have "the longest day ever" syndrome, but…
Read More

What a weekend

This really has been a great weekend. My amazing wife ran in The Color Run - Atlanta (I'll let her talk more about that), the weather was wonderful, I got to help Chase with a school project that turned out tenfold better than expected and it was Wrestlemania! [caption id="attachment_947" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Solar System"][/caption] First up, the school project. Ever since I can remember I've always excelled in any sort of project that was due at school. Whether it was a diagram, a science fair presentation, sculpture, plant rubbings, you name it. The main reason was my mom and dad. At the time I loved it! We would spend hours…
Read More

“Best friend”

Can someone define that for me? Is it even possible to really put a definition on the term best friend? We've all had them. From early childhood we've had people or friend that have been our "best" friends. A person we can go to with our deepest thoughts, someone who will be there for us no matter what. We've all had that go-to person that no matter what, will tell us what we don't want to hear, in a way that we need to hear it. (more…)
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

I now pronounce you…

The Turners! It's been three weeks and we are still going strong! Good sign, right?? What an amazing few weeks it's been. We have an awesome concert and unforgettable honeymoon to blog about soon, but nothing can overshadow the big day. I knew just as much as I was forcing time to fly by, the wedding day and events would go by just as fast. I remember heading to the ceremony wishing I could press a pause button for a day or so. Everything was so perfectly beautiful. Thunderstorms moved the ceremony inside, but considering our number of guests I think it turned out more intimate and special anyway. All…
Read More

Birthday boat day!

Every year someone in this house gets a little older. This year it happened to be Jess, and what better way to celebrate getting older than to spend the day on the lake with some great friends and perfect weather! For the past few years we've wound up on the lake near the end of the summer. Every time we go out we have a blast and make a point to do it more often. Of course the more often part never happens, but we still have a great time. In years past we've had a bigger boat, more people, and MUCH MORE DRINKING! However, with every passing year our…
Read More

Great expectations

But not the Charles Dickens kind. Well, actually I've never read the book, or even seen the 1998 movie starting Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow. So perhaps it's exactly like that. However, for the sake of this post, let's just say it's not. During that small window each day when it's possible, Jess and I had a great conversation. We talked about how we have a bad habit of planning big for pretty much anything. No matter what it is, we always set the bar high, but inevitably our reality is far from the expectations. I'll use last night as an example. For the past few weeks we've been planning…
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

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
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

Settling in nicely

So a few weeks ago, or what seems like a week ago I posted about a shittaculer week that we had. I mean literally it was an assplosion of epic proportions. Since then we've rebounded quite nicely and have managed to get everyone else around us sick! Well, maybe they got themselves sick, but either way it seems that everyone is now falling victim to the dreaded mud butt. Enough about that... This December has FLOWN by. But I reckon that's the way time usually goes. When your in the weeds things may seem to drag on and weeks never end and you have "the longest day ever" syndrome, but…
Read More

What a weekend

This really has been a great weekend. My amazing wife ran in The Color Run - Atlanta (I'll let her talk more about that), the weather was wonderful, I got to help Chase with a school project that turned out tenfold better than expected and it was Wrestlemania! [caption id="attachment_947" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Solar System"][/caption] First up, the school project. Ever since I can remember I've always excelled in any sort of project that was due at school. Whether it was a diagram, a science fair presentation, sculpture, plant rubbings, you name it. The main reason was my mom and dad. At the time I loved it! We would spend hours…
Read More

“Best friend”

Can someone define that for me? Is it even possible to really put a definition on the term best friend? We've all had them. From early childhood we've had people or friend that have been our "best" friends. A person we can go to with our deepest thoughts, someone who will be there for us no matter what. We've all had that go-to person that no matter what, will tell us what we don't want to hear, in a way that we need to hear it. (more…)
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

I now pronounce you…

The Turners! It's been three weeks and we are still going strong! Good sign, right?? What an amazing few weeks it's been. We have an awesome concert and unforgettable honeymoon to blog about soon, but nothing can overshadow the big day. I knew just as much as I was forcing time to fly by, the wedding day and events would go by just as fast. I remember heading to the ceremony wishing I could press a pause button for a day or so. Everything was so perfectly beautiful. Thunderstorms moved the ceremony inside, but considering our number of guests I think it turned out more intimate and special anyway. All…
Read More

Birthday boat day!

Every year someone in this house gets a little older. This year it happened to be Jess, and what better way to celebrate getting older than to spend the day on the lake with some great friends and perfect weather! For the past few years we've wound up on the lake near the end of the summer. Every time we go out we have a blast and make a point to do it more often. Of course the more often part never happens, but we still have a great time. In years past we've had a bigger boat, more people, and MUCH MORE DRINKING! However, with every passing year our…
Read More

Great expectations

But not the Charles Dickens kind. Well, actually I've never read the book, or even seen the 1998 movie starting Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow. So perhaps it's exactly like that. However, for the sake of this post, let's just say it's not. During that small window each day when it's possible, Jess and I had a great conversation. We talked about how we have a bad habit of planning big for pretty much anything. No matter what it is, we always set the bar high, but inevitably our reality is far from the expectations. I'll use last night as an example. For the past few weeks we've been planning…
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

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
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

Settling in nicely

So a few weeks ago, or what seems like a week ago I posted about a shittaculer week that we had. I mean literally it was an assplosion of epic proportions. Since then we've rebounded quite nicely and have managed to get everyone else around us sick! Well, maybe they got themselves sick, but either way it seems that everyone is now falling victim to the dreaded mud butt. Enough about that... This December has FLOWN by. But I reckon that's the way time usually goes. When your in the weeds things may seem to drag on and weeks never end and you have "the longest day ever" syndrome, but…
Read More

What a weekend

This really has been a great weekend. My amazing wife ran in The Color Run - Atlanta (I'll let her talk more about that), the weather was wonderful, I got to help Chase with a school project that turned out tenfold better than expected and it was Wrestlemania! [caption id="attachment_947" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Solar System"][/caption] First up, the school project. Ever since I can remember I've always excelled in any sort of project that was due at school. Whether it was a diagram, a science fair presentation, sculpture, plant rubbings, you name it. The main reason was my mom and dad. At the time I loved it! We would spend hours…
Read More

“Best friend”

Can someone define that for me? Is it even possible to really put a definition on the term best friend? We've all had them. From early childhood we've had people or friend that have been our "best" friends. A person we can go to with our deepest thoughts, someone who will be there for us no matter what. We've all had that go-to person that no matter what, will tell us what we don't want to hear, in a way that we need to hear it. (more…)
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

I now pronounce you…

The Turners! It's been three weeks and we are still going strong! Good sign, right?? What an amazing few weeks it's been. We have an awesome concert and unforgettable honeymoon to blog about soon, but nothing can overshadow the big day. I knew just as much as I was forcing time to fly by, the wedding day and events would go by just as fast. I remember heading to the ceremony wishing I could press a pause button for a day or so. Everything was so perfectly beautiful. Thunderstorms moved the ceremony inside, but considering our number of guests I think it turned out more intimate and special anyway. All…
Read More

Birthday boat day!

Every year someone in this house gets a little older. This year it happened to be Jess, and what better way to celebrate getting older than to spend the day on the lake with some great friends and perfect weather! For the past few years we've wound up on the lake near the end of the summer. Every time we go out we have a blast and make a point to do it more often. Of course the more often part never happens, but we still have a great time. In years past we've had a bigger boat, more people, and MUCH MORE DRINKING! However, with every passing year our…
Read More

Great expectations

But not the Charles Dickens kind. Well, actually I've never read the book, or even seen the 1998 movie starting Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow. So perhaps it's exactly like that. However, for the sake of this post, let's just say it's not. During that small window each day when it's possible, Jess and I had a great conversation. We talked about how we have a bad habit of planning big for pretty much anything. No matter what it is, we always set the bar high, but inevitably our reality is far from the expectations. I'll use last night as an example. For the past few weeks we've been planning…
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

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
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

Settling in nicely

So a few weeks ago, or what seems like a week ago I posted about a shittaculer week that we had. I mean literally it was an assplosion of epic proportions. Since then we've rebounded quite nicely and have managed to get everyone else around us sick! Well, maybe they got themselves sick, but either way it seems that everyone is now falling victim to the dreaded mud butt. Enough about that... This December has FLOWN by. But I reckon that's the way time usually goes. When your in the weeds things may seem to drag on and weeks never end and you have "the longest day ever" syndrome, but…
Read More

What a weekend

This really has been a great weekend. My amazing wife ran in The Color Run - Atlanta (I'll let her talk more about that), the weather was wonderful, I got to help Chase with a school project that turned out tenfold better than expected and it was Wrestlemania! [caption id="attachment_947" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Solar System"][/caption] First up, the school project. Ever since I can remember I've always excelled in any sort of project that was due at school. Whether it was a diagram, a science fair presentation, sculpture, plant rubbings, you name it. The main reason was my mom and dad. At the time I loved it! We would spend hours…
Read More

“Best friend”

Can someone define that for me? Is it even possible to really put a definition on the term best friend? We've all had them. From early childhood we've had people or friend that have been our "best" friends. A person we can go to with our deepest thoughts, someone who will be there for us no matter what. We've all had that go-to person that no matter what, will tell us what we don't want to hear, in a way that we need to hear it. (more…)
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

I now pronounce you…

The Turners! It's been three weeks and we are still going strong! Good sign, right?? What an amazing few weeks it's been. We have an awesome concert and unforgettable honeymoon to blog about soon, but nothing can overshadow the big day. I knew just as much as I was forcing time to fly by, the wedding day and events would go by just as fast. I remember heading to the ceremony wishing I could press a pause button for a day or so. Everything was so perfectly beautiful. Thunderstorms moved the ceremony inside, but considering our number of guests I think it turned out more intimate and special anyway. All…
Read More

Birthday boat day!

Every year someone in this house gets a little older. This year it happened to be Jess, and what better way to celebrate getting older than to spend the day on the lake with some great friends and perfect weather! For the past few years we've wound up on the lake near the end of the summer. Every time we go out we have a blast and make a point to do it more often. Of course the more often part never happens, but we still have a great time. In years past we've had a bigger boat, more people, and MUCH MORE DRINKING! However, with every passing year our…
Read More

Great expectations

But not the Charles Dickens kind. Well, actually I've never read the book, or even seen the 1998 movie starting Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow. So perhaps it's exactly like that. However, for the sake of this post, let's just say it's not. During that small window each day when it's possible, Jess and I had a great conversation. We talked about how we have a bad habit of planning big for pretty much anything. No matter what it is, we always set the bar high, but inevitably our reality is far from the expectations. I'll use last night as an example. For the past few weeks we've been planning…
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

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
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

Settling in nicely

So a few weeks ago, or what seems like a week ago I posted about a shittaculer week that we had. I mean literally it was an assplosion of epic proportions. Since then we've rebounded quite nicely and have managed to get everyone else around us sick! Well, maybe they got themselves sick, but either way it seems that everyone is now falling victim to the dreaded mud butt. Enough about that... This December has FLOWN by. But I reckon that's the way time usually goes. When your in the weeds things may seem to drag on and weeks never end and you have "the longest day ever" syndrome, but…
Read More

What a weekend

This really has been a great weekend. My amazing wife ran in The Color Run - Atlanta (I'll let her talk more about that), the weather was wonderful, I got to help Chase with a school project that turned out tenfold better than expected and it was Wrestlemania! [caption id="attachment_947" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Solar System"][/caption] First up, the school project. Ever since I can remember I've always excelled in any sort of project that was due at school. Whether it was a diagram, a science fair presentation, sculpture, plant rubbings, you name it. The main reason was my mom and dad. At the time I loved it! We would spend hours…
Read More

“Best friend”

Can someone define that for me? Is it even possible to really put a definition on the term best friend? We've all had them. From early childhood we've had people or friend that have been our "best" friends. A person we can go to with our deepest thoughts, someone who will be there for us no matter what. We've all had that go-to person that no matter what, will tell us what we don't want to hear, in a way that we need to hear it. (more…)
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

I now pronounce you…

The Turners! It's been three weeks and we are still going strong! Good sign, right?? What an amazing few weeks it's been. We have an awesome concert and unforgettable honeymoon to blog about soon, but nothing can overshadow the big day. I knew just as much as I was forcing time to fly by, the wedding day and events would go by just as fast. I remember heading to the ceremony wishing I could press a pause button for a day or so. Everything was so perfectly beautiful. Thunderstorms moved the ceremony inside, but considering our number of guests I think it turned out more intimate and special anyway. All…
Read More

Birthday boat day!

Every year someone in this house gets a little older. This year it happened to be Jess, and what better way to celebrate getting older than to spend the day on the lake with some great friends and perfect weather! For the past few years we've wound up on the lake near the end of the summer. Every time we go out we have a blast and make a point to do it more often. Of course the more often part never happens, but we still have a great time. In years past we've had a bigger boat, more people, and MUCH MORE DRINKING! However, with every passing year our…
Read More

Great expectations

But not the Charles Dickens kind. Well, actually I've never read the book, or even seen the 1998 movie starting Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow. So perhaps it's exactly like that. However, for the sake of this post, let's just say it's not. During that small window each day when it's possible, Jess and I had a great conversation. We talked about how we have a bad habit of planning big for pretty much anything. No matter what it is, we always set the bar high, but inevitably our reality is far from the expectations. I'll use last night as an example. For the past few weeks we've been planning…
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

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
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

Settling in nicely

So a few weeks ago, or what seems like a week ago I posted about a shittaculer week that we had. I mean literally it was an assplosion of epic proportions. Since then we've rebounded quite nicely and have managed to get everyone else around us sick! Well, maybe they got themselves sick, but either way it seems that everyone is now falling victim to the dreaded mud butt. Enough about that... This December has FLOWN by. But I reckon that's the way time usually goes. When your in the weeds things may seem to drag on and weeks never end and you have "the longest day ever" syndrome, but…
Read More

What a weekend

This really has been a great weekend. My amazing wife ran in The Color Run - Atlanta (I'll let her talk more about that), the weather was wonderful, I got to help Chase with a school project that turned out tenfold better than expected and it was Wrestlemania! [caption id="attachment_947" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Solar System"][/caption] First up, the school project. Ever since I can remember I've always excelled in any sort of project that was due at school. Whether it was a diagram, a science fair presentation, sculpture, plant rubbings, you name it. The main reason was my mom and dad. At the time I loved it! We would spend hours…
Read More

“Best friend”

Can someone define that for me? Is it even possible to really put a definition on the term best friend? We've all had them. From early childhood we've had people or friend that have been our "best" friends. A person we can go to with our deepest thoughts, someone who will be there for us no matter what. We've all had that go-to person that no matter what, will tell us what we don't want to hear, in a way that we need to hear it. (more…)
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

I now pronounce you…

The Turners! It's been three weeks and we are still going strong! Good sign, right?? What an amazing few weeks it's been. We have an awesome concert and unforgettable honeymoon to blog about soon, but nothing can overshadow the big day. I knew just as much as I was forcing time to fly by, the wedding day and events would go by just as fast. I remember heading to the ceremony wishing I could press a pause button for a day or so. Everything was so perfectly beautiful. Thunderstorms moved the ceremony inside, but considering our number of guests I think it turned out more intimate and special anyway. All…
Read More

Birthday boat day!

Every year someone in this house gets a little older. This year it happened to be Jess, and what better way to celebrate getting older than to spend the day on the lake with some great friends and perfect weather! For the past few years we've wound up on the lake near the end of the summer. Every time we go out we have a blast and make a point to do it more often. Of course the more often part never happens, but we still have a great time. In years past we've had a bigger boat, more people, and MUCH MORE DRINKING! However, with every passing year our…
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Great expectations

But not the Charles Dickens kind. Well, actually I've never read the book, or even seen the 1998 movie starting Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow. So perhaps it's exactly like that. However, for the sake of this post, let's just say it's not. During that small window each day when it's possible, Jess and I had a great conversation. We talked about how we have a bad habit of planning big for pretty much anything. No matter what it is, we always set the bar high, but inevitably our reality is far from the expectations. I'll use last night as an example. For the past few weeks we've been planning…
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Half a year later

I honestly don't even know where to begin. My last post was in December of 2014, and it's now July 2015. That's WAY to long to go without posting. So today, I start again. But where to start? Do I make a post about Jack, Lane, Tough Mudder, my new tattoo, the basement, work, beer, the gym, or somewhere else? Too much has happened over the past 7 months to capture it all. There's just no way to get it all into a post, and I'm sure I've forgotten more things than I'd ever be able to share here. So now that I've wasted the first two paragraphs talking about…
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5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
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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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Settling in nicely

So a few weeks ago, or what seems like a week ago I posted about a shittaculer week that we had. I mean literally it was an assplosion of epic proportions. Since then we've rebounded quite nicely and have managed to get everyone else around us sick! Well, maybe they got themselves sick, but either way it seems that everyone is now falling victim to the dreaded mud butt. Enough about that... This December has FLOWN by. But I reckon that's the way time usually goes. When your in the weeds things may seem to drag on and weeks never end and you have "the longest day ever" syndrome, but…
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What a weekend

This really has been a great weekend. My amazing wife ran in The Color Run - Atlanta (I'll let her talk more about that), the weather was wonderful, I got to help Chase with a school project that turned out tenfold better than expected and it was Wrestlemania! [caption id="attachment_947" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Solar System"][/caption] First up, the school project. Ever since I can remember I've always excelled in any sort of project that was due at school. Whether it was a diagram, a science fair presentation, sculpture, plant rubbings, you name it. The main reason was my mom and dad. At the time I loved it! We would spend hours…
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“Best friend”

Can someone define that for me? Is it even possible to really put a definition on the term best friend? We've all had them. From early childhood we've had people or friend that have been our "best" friends. A person we can go to with our deepest thoughts, someone who will be there for us no matter what. We've all had that go-to person that no matter what, will tell us what we don't want to hear, in a way that we need to hear it. (more…)
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2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
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I now pronounce you…

The Turners! It's been three weeks and we are still going strong! Good sign, right?? What an amazing few weeks it's been. We have an awesome concert and unforgettable honeymoon to blog about soon, but nothing can overshadow the big day. I knew just as much as I was forcing time to fly by, the wedding day and events would go by just as fast. I remember heading to the ceremony wishing I could press a pause button for a day or so. Everything was so perfectly beautiful. Thunderstorms moved the ceremony inside, but considering our number of guests I think it turned out more intimate and special anyway. All…
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Birthday boat day!

Every year someone in this house gets a little older. This year it happened to be Jess, and what better way to celebrate getting older than to spend the day on the lake with some great friends and perfect weather! For the past few years we've wound up on the lake near the end of the summer. Every time we go out we have a blast and make a point to do it more often. Of course the more often part never happens, but we still have a great time. In years past we've had a bigger boat, more people, and MUCH MORE DRINKING! However, with every passing year our…
Read More

Great expectations

But not the Charles Dickens kind. Well, actually I've never read the book, or even seen the 1998 movie starting Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow. So perhaps it's exactly like that. However, for the sake of this post, let's just say it's not. During that small window each day when it's possible, Jess and I had a great conversation. We talked about how we have a bad habit of planning big for pretty much anything. No matter what it is, we always set the bar high, but inevitably our reality is far from the expectations. I'll use last night as an example. For the past few weeks we've been planning…
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

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
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

Settling in nicely

So a few weeks ago, or what seems like a week ago I posted about a shittaculer week that we had. I mean literally it was an assplosion of epic proportions. Since then we've rebounded quite nicely and have managed to get everyone else around us sick! Well, maybe they got themselves sick, but either way it seems that everyone is now falling victim to the dreaded mud butt. Enough about that... This December has FLOWN by. But I reckon that's the way time usually goes. When your in the weeds things may seem to drag on and weeks never end and you have "the longest day ever" syndrome, but…
Read More

What a weekend

This really has been a great weekend. My amazing wife ran in The Color Run - Atlanta (I'll let her talk more about that), the weather was wonderful, I got to help Chase with a school project that turned out tenfold better than expected and it was Wrestlemania! [caption id="attachment_947" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Solar System"][/caption] First up, the school project. Ever since I can remember I've always excelled in any sort of project that was due at school. Whether it was a diagram, a science fair presentation, sculpture, plant rubbings, you name it. The main reason was my mom and dad. At the time I loved it! We would spend hours…
Read More

“Best friend”

Can someone define that for me? Is it even possible to really put a definition on the term best friend? We've all had them. From early childhood we've had people or friend that have been our "best" friends. A person we can go to with our deepest thoughts, someone who will be there for us no matter what. We've all had that go-to person that no matter what, will tell us what we don't want to hear, in a way that we need to hear it. (more…)
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2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

I now pronounce you…

The Turners! It's been three weeks and we are still going strong! Good sign, right?? What an amazing few weeks it's been. We have an awesome concert and unforgettable honeymoon to blog about soon, but nothing can overshadow the big day. I knew just as much as I was forcing time to fly by, the wedding day and events would go by just as fast. I remember heading to the ceremony wishing I could press a pause button for a day or so. Everything was so perfectly beautiful. Thunderstorms moved the ceremony inside, but considering our number of guests I think it turned out more intimate and special anyway. All…
Read More

Birthday boat day!

Every year someone in this house gets a little older. This year it happened to be Jess, and what better way to celebrate getting older than to spend the day on the lake with some great friends and perfect weather! For the past few years we've wound up on the lake near the end of the summer. Every time we go out we have a blast and make a point to do it more often. Of course the more often part never happens, but we still have a great time. In years past we've had a bigger boat, more people, and MUCH MORE DRINKING! However, with every passing year our…
Read More

Great expectations

But not the Charles Dickens kind. Well, actually I've never read the book, or even seen the 1998 movie starting Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow. So perhaps it's exactly like that. However, for the sake of this post, let's just say it's not. During that small window each day when it's possible, Jess and I had a great conversation. We talked about how we have a bad habit of planning big for pretty much anything. No matter what it is, we always set the bar high, but inevitably our reality is far from the expectations. I'll use last night as an example. For the past few weeks we've been planning…
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

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
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

Settling in nicely

So a few weeks ago, or what seems like a week ago I posted about a shittaculer week that we had. I mean literally it was an assplosion of epic proportions. Since then we've rebounded quite nicely and have managed to get everyone else around us sick! Well, maybe they got themselves sick, but either way it seems that everyone is now falling victim to the dreaded mud butt. Enough about that... This December has FLOWN by. But I reckon that's the way time usually goes. When your in the weeds things may seem to drag on and weeks never end and you have "the longest day ever" syndrome, but…
Read More

What a weekend

This really has been a great weekend. My amazing wife ran in The Color Run - Atlanta (I'll let her talk more about that), the weather was wonderful, I got to help Chase with a school project that turned out tenfold better than expected and it was Wrestlemania! [caption id="attachment_947" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Solar System"][/caption] First up, the school project. Ever since I can remember I've always excelled in any sort of project that was due at school. Whether it was a diagram, a science fair presentation, sculpture, plant rubbings, you name it. The main reason was my mom and dad. At the time I loved it! We would spend hours…
Read More

“Best friend”

Can someone define that for me? Is it even possible to really put a definition on the term best friend? We've all had them. From early childhood we've had people or friend that have been our "best" friends. A person we can go to with our deepest thoughts, someone who will be there for us no matter what. We've all had that go-to person that no matter what, will tell us what we don't want to hear, in a way that we need to hear it. (more…)
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

I now pronounce you…

The Turners! It's been three weeks and we are still going strong! Good sign, right?? What an amazing few weeks it's been. We have an awesome concert and unforgettable honeymoon to blog about soon, but nothing can overshadow the big day. I knew just as much as I was forcing time to fly by, the wedding day and events would go by just as fast. I remember heading to the ceremony wishing I could press a pause button for a day or so. Everything was so perfectly beautiful. Thunderstorms moved the ceremony inside, but considering our number of guests I think it turned out more intimate and special anyway. All…
Read More

Birthday boat day!

Every year someone in this house gets a little older. This year it happened to be Jess, and what better way to celebrate getting older than to spend the day on the lake with some great friends and perfect weather! For the past few years we've wound up on the lake near the end of the summer. Every time we go out we have a blast and make a point to do it more often. Of course the more often part never happens, but we still have a great time. In years past we've had a bigger boat, more people, and MUCH MORE DRINKING! However, with every passing year our…
Read More

Great expectations

But not the Charles Dickens kind. Well, actually I've never read the book, or even seen the 1998 movie starting Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow. So perhaps it's exactly like that. However, for the sake of this post, let's just say it's not. During that small window each day when it's possible, Jess and I had a great conversation. We talked about how we have a bad habit of planning big for pretty much anything. No matter what it is, we always set the bar high, but inevitably our reality is far from the expectations. I'll use last night as an example. For the past few weeks we've been planning…
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

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
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

Settling in nicely

So a few weeks ago, or what seems like a week ago I posted about a shittaculer week that we had. I mean literally it was an assplosion of epic proportions. Since then we've rebounded quite nicely and have managed to get everyone else around us sick! Well, maybe they got themselves sick, but either way it seems that everyone is now falling victim to the dreaded mud butt. Enough about that... This December has FLOWN by. But I reckon that's the way time usually goes. When your in the weeds things may seem to drag on and weeks never end and you have "the longest day ever" syndrome, but…
Read More

What a weekend

This really has been a great weekend. My amazing wife ran in The Color Run - Atlanta (I'll let her talk more about that), the weather was wonderful, I got to help Chase with a school project that turned out tenfold better than expected and it was Wrestlemania! [caption id="attachment_947" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Solar System"][/caption] First up, the school project. Ever since I can remember I've always excelled in any sort of project that was due at school. Whether it was a diagram, a science fair presentation, sculpture, plant rubbings, you name it. The main reason was my mom and dad. At the time I loved it! We would spend hours…
Read More

“Best friend”

Can someone define that for me? Is it even possible to really put a definition on the term best friend? We've all had them. From early childhood we've had people or friend that have been our "best" friends. A person we can go to with our deepest thoughts, someone who will be there for us no matter what. We've all had that go-to person that no matter what, will tell us what we don't want to hear, in a way that we need to hear it. (more…)
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

I now pronounce you…

The Turners! It's been three weeks and we are still going strong! Good sign, right?? What an amazing few weeks it's been. We have an awesome concert and unforgettable honeymoon to blog about soon, but nothing can overshadow the big day. I knew just as much as I was forcing time to fly by, the wedding day and events would go by just as fast. I remember heading to the ceremony wishing I could press a pause button for a day or so. Everything was so perfectly beautiful. Thunderstorms moved the ceremony inside, but considering our number of guests I think it turned out more intimate and special anyway. All…
Read More