“Best Of”

2012 was one for the record books. So. Much. Happened. Last year. It's been one hell of a week getting back into the swing of work, new arrangements and diets for Lane, and new journeys being started for me, but I've been saying I'm going to write this blog so dammit...here it is. I'll be glad down the road that I did. So 2012 brought us so many things that should be documented....and so many things that changed the direction of our lives.....in no particular order..... 1. I had a BABY! 8 days early and in a crazy, emergency fashion I had little Benjamin Lane on January 3rd. That's a…
Read More

Sniper Slow Down!

As you can tell, it's been a while since the Snipers have had a post! Life is happy, and busy, and lovely. Here's what we've missed....and I'll try to fill in pics from any of these events if I can soon! -Jess turned 30 in style! A weekend at the lake with awesome friends and so much fun. -A week long beach trip with the family. Chase grew fins and Lane fell in love with the water...especially the pool. -School started! How do we already have a 5th grader? Yikes. -A little baby who is suddenly a BIG eight month old. -A car accident with SB that lead to a…
Read More

Babys at the Beach!

We have amazing friends. Honestly. The Friday before Memorial Day weekend SB gets a call asking to go to the beach for the weekend. Um. YES! The last few weeks of school are brutal for a teacher so I was in desperate need of a getaway. We packed, bought sunscreen, and hoped in the car by 8pm that night. 6 sleepy hours and one speeding ticket later we arrived in the middle of the night to the beach house. I could hear the waves in the distance. I swear I could live at the beach. I'm sure having sand in every place possible would eventually get old, but.....nah, it wouldn't.…
Read More

Big Boy….

I just rocked my sweet, almost four month old baby to sleep in his room, and put him in his crib for what will hopefully be his first full night of sleep in his own room. It's beyond time, but it doesn't make it any easier. I'm praying for a peaceful night of sleep for all of us tonight.... I have much to catch up on here, and plan to do so this week while I'm off for Spring Break. The snipers are still alive and kicking!
Read More

Lane’s Shower!

Somehow I am already 31 weeks! Where has the time gone?? The holidays will be here soon and I am so ready to enjoy some great food, family, and finish getting ready for little Lane's arrival. Of course I'm already prepared....just need a few last minute things. We are already pretty stocked, thanks to an awesome baby shower thrown by my bff Heather this weekend. It was co-ed and ended with chili and football. I need to get some final shots of the nursery posted. I went with an owl theme and it's turning out SO cute. I've been feeling really, really great lately and I can't wait to meet…
Read More

It’s the little things

Like little tiny toes and fingers and a yawn, that make it all worth it. Last Friday we went for our first official sonogram. It was the first time we got to see Jr. BLT really moving around. We got to see all his little baby parts and they were all perfect. For me, all I could do was sit there in awe. Here was this little baby, growing inside of my wife. He was so wonderful. He seemed in bliss and just happy to be right where he was. I wanted to hold him, but was ok with him being tucked away safely for the next few months. Below…
Read More

It’s a Boy!!!

We had our 3D ultrasound Saturday and I could tell as soon as the picture showed up on the screen that we had ourselves a little boy! The pictures are adorable and he's just a tiny, bashful little thing. He hid his face from us a lot but also did a LOT of dancing. He gets that honest from a family of people who love dancing and music. Still no names picked out yet, but I'm starting to daydream of his nursery and mostly just our life together with a house full of boys! I feel like I am able to picture him here and create a bond now that…
Read More

“Best Of”

2012 was one for the record books. So. Much. Happened. Last year. It's been one hell of a week getting back into the swing of work, new arrangements and diets for Lane, and new journeys being started for me, but I've been saying I'm going to write this blog so dammit...here it is. I'll be glad down the road that I did. So 2012 brought us so many things that should be documented....and so many things that changed the direction of our lives.....in no particular order..... 1. I had a BABY! 8 days early and in a crazy, emergency fashion I had little Benjamin Lane on January 3rd. That's a…
Read More

Sniper Slow Down!

As you can tell, it's been a while since the Snipers have had a post! Life is happy, and busy, and lovely. Here's what we've missed....and I'll try to fill in pics from any of these events if I can soon! -Jess turned 30 in style! A weekend at the lake with awesome friends and so much fun. -A week long beach trip with the family. Chase grew fins and Lane fell in love with the water...especially the pool. -School started! How do we already have a 5th grader? Yikes. -A little baby who is suddenly a BIG eight month old. -A car accident with SB that lead to a…
Read More

Babys at the Beach!

We have amazing friends. Honestly. The Friday before Memorial Day weekend SB gets a call asking to go to the beach for the weekend. Um. YES! The last few weeks of school are brutal for a teacher so I was in desperate need of a getaway. We packed, bought sunscreen, and hoped in the car by 8pm that night. 6 sleepy hours and one speeding ticket later we arrived in the middle of the night to the beach house. I could hear the waves in the distance. I swear I could live at the beach. I'm sure having sand in every place possible would eventually get old, but.....nah, it wouldn't.…
Read More

Big Boy….

I just rocked my sweet, almost four month old baby to sleep in his room, and put him in his crib for what will hopefully be his first full night of sleep in his own room. It's beyond time, but it doesn't make it any easier. I'm praying for a peaceful night of sleep for all of us tonight.... I have much to catch up on here, and plan to do so this week while I'm off for Spring Break. The snipers are still alive and kicking!
Read More

Lane’s Shower!

Somehow I am already 31 weeks! Where has the time gone?? The holidays will be here soon and I am so ready to enjoy some great food, family, and finish getting ready for little Lane's arrival. Of course I'm already prepared....just need a few last minute things. We are already pretty stocked, thanks to an awesome baby shower thrown by my bff Heather this weekend. It was co-ed and ended with chili and football. I need to get some final shots of the nursery posted. I went with an owl theme and it's turning out SO cute. I've been feeling really, really great lately and I can't wait to meet…
Read More

It’s the little things

Like little tiny toes and fingers and a yawn, that make it all worth it. Last Friday we went for our first official sonogram. It was the first time we got to see Jr. BLT really moving around. We got to see all his little baby parts and they were all perfect. For me, all I could do was sit there in awe. Here was this little baby, growing inside of my wife. He was so wonderful. He seemed in bliss and just happy to be right where he was. I wanted to hold him, but was ok with him being tucked away safely for the next few months. Below…
Read More

It’s a Boy!!!

We had our 3D ultrasound Saturday and I could tell as soon as the picture showed up on the screen that we had ourselves a little boy! The pictures are adorable and he's just a tiny, bashful little thing. He hid his face from us a lot but also did a LOT of dancing. He gets that honest from a family of people who love dancing and music. Still no names picked out yet, but I'm starting to daydream of his nursery and mostly just our life together with a house full of boys! I feel like I am able to picture him here and create a bond now that…
Read More

“Best Of”

2012 was one for the record books. So. Much. Happened. Last year. It's been one hell of a week getting back into the swing of work, new arrangements and diets for Lane, and new journeys being started for me, but I've been saying I'm going to write this blog so dammit...here it is. I'll be glad down the road that I did. So 2012 brought us so many things that should be documented....and so many things that changed the direction of our lives.....in no particular order..... 1. I had a BABY! 8 days early and in a crazy, emergency fashion I had little Benjamin Lane on January 3rd. That's a…
Read More

Sniper Slow Down!

As you can tell, it's been a while since the Snipers have had a post! Life is happy, and busy, and lovely. Here's what we've missed....and I'll try to fill in pics from any of these events if I can soon! -Jess turned 30 in style! A weekend at the lake with awesome friends and so much fun. -A week long beach trip with the family. Chase grew fins and Lane fell in love with the water...especially the pool. -School started! How do we already have a 5th grader? Yikes. -A little baby who is suddenly a BIG eight month old. -A car accident with SB that lead to a…
Read More

Babys at the Beach!

We have amazing friends. Honestly. The Friday before Memorial Day weekend SB gets a call asking to go to the beach for the weekend. Um. YES! The last few weeks of school are brutal for a teacher so I was in desperate need of a getaway. We packed, bought sunscreen, and hoped in the car by 8pm that night. 6 sleepy hours and one speeding ticket later we arrived in the middle of the night to the beach house. I could hear the waves in the distance. I swear I could live at the beach. I'm sure having sand in every place possible would eventually get old, but.....nah, it wouldn't.…
Read More

Big Boy….

I just rocked my sweet, almost four month old baby to sleep in his room, and put him in his crib for what will hopefully be his first full night of sleep in his own room. It's beyond time, but it doesn't make it any easier. I'm praying for a peaceful night of sleep for all of us tonight.... I have much to catch up on here, and plan to do so this week while I'm off for Spring Break. The snipers are still alive and kicking!
Read More

Lane’s Shower!

Somehow I am already 31 weeks! Where has the time gone?? The holidays will be here soon and I am so ready to enjoy some great food, family, and finish getting ready for little Lane's arrival. Of course I'm already prepared....just need a few last minute things. We are already pretty stocked, thanks to an awesome baby shower thrown by my bff Heather this weekend. It was co-ed and ended with chili and football. I need to get some final shots of the nursery posted. I went with an owl theme and it's turning out SO cute. I've been feeling really, really great lately and I can't wait to meet…
Read More

It’s the little things

Like little tiny toes and fingers and a yawn, that make it all worth it. Last Friday we went for our first official sonogram. It was the first time we got to see Jr. BLT really moving around. We got to see all his little baby parts and they were all perfect. For me, all I could do was sit there in awe. Here was this little baby, growing inside of my wife. He was so wonderful. He seemed in bliss and just happy to be right where he was. I wanted to hold him, but was ok with him being tucked away safely for the next few months. Below…
Read More

It’s a Boy!!!

We had our 3D ultrasound Saturday and I could tell as soon as the picture showed up on the screen that we had ourselves a little boy! The pictures are adorable and he's just a tiny, bashful little thing. He hid his face from us a lot but also did a LOT of dancing. He gets that honest from a family of people who love dancing and music. Still no names picked out yet, but I'm starting to daydream of his nursery and mostly just our life together with a house full of boys! I feel like I am able to picture him here and create a bond now that…
Read More

“Best Of”

2012 was one for the record books. So. Much. Happened. Last year. It's been one hell of a week getting back into the swing of work, new arrangements and diets for Lane, and new journeys being started for me, but I've been saying I'm going to write this blog so dammit...here it is. I'll be glad down the road that I did. So 2012 brought us so many things that should be documented....and so many things that changed the direction of our lives.....in no particular order..... 1. I had a BABY! 8 days early and in a crazy, emergency fashion I had little Benjamin Lane on January 3rd. That's a…
Read More

Sniper Slow Down!

As you can tell, it's been a while since the Snipers have had a post! Life is happy, and busy, and lovely. Here's what we've missed....and I'll try to fill in pics from any of these events if I can soon! -Jess turned 30 in style! A weekend at the lake with awesome friends and so much fun. -A week long beach trip with the family. Chase grew fins and Lane fell in love with the water...especially the pool. -School started! How do we already have a 5th grader? Yikes. -A little baby who is suddenly a BIG eight month old. -A car accident with SB that lead to a…
Read More

Babys at the Beach!

We have amazing friends. Honestly. The Friday before Memorial Day weekend SB gets a call asking to go to the beach for the weekend. Um. YES! The last few weeks of school are brutal for a teacher so I was in desperate need of a getaway. We packed, bought sunscreen, and hoped in the car by 8pm that night. 6 sleepy hours and one speeding ticket later we arrived in the middle of the night to the beach house. I could hear the waves in the distance. I swear I could live at the beach. I'm sure having sand in every place possible would eventually get old, but.....nah, it wouldn't.…
Read More

Big Boy….

I just rocked my sweet, almost four month old baby to sleep in his room, and put him in his crib for what will hopefully be his first full night of sleep in his own room. It's beyond time, but it doesn't make it any easier. I'm praying for a peaceful night of sleep for all of us tonight.... I have much to catch up on here, and plan to do so this week while I'm off for Spring Break. The snipers are still alive and kicking!
Read More

Lane’s Shower!

Somehow I am already 31 weeks! Where has the time gone?? The holidays will be here soon and I am so ready to enjoy some great food, family, and finish getting ready for little Lane's arrival. Of course I'm already prepared....just need a few last minute things. We are already pretty stocked, thanks to an awesome baby shower thrown by my bff Heather this weekend. It was co-ed and ended with chili and football. I need to get some final shots of the nursery posted. I went with an owl theme and it's turning out SO cute. I've been feeling really, really great lately and I can't wait to meet…
Read More

It’s the little things

Like little tiny toes and fingers and a yawn, that make it all worth it. Last Friday we went for our first official sonogram. It was the first time we got to see Jr. BLT really moving around. We got to see all his little baby parts and they were all perfect. For me, all I could do was sit there in awe. Here was this little baby, growing inside of my wife. He was so wonderful. He seemed in bliss and just happy to be right where he was. I wanted to hold him, but was ok with him being tucked away safely for the next few months. Below…
Read More

It’s a Boy!!!

We had our 3D ultrasound Saturday and I could tell as soon as the picture showed up on the screen that we had ourselves a little boy! The pictures are adorable and he's just a tiny, bashful little thing. He hid his face from us a lot but also did a LOT of dancing. He gets that honest from a family of people who love dancing and music. Still no names picked out yet, but I'm starting to daydream of his nursery and mostly just our life together with a house full of boys! I feel like I am able to picture him here and create a bond now that…
Read More

“Best Of”

2012 was one for the record books. So. Much. Happened. Last year. It's been one hell of a week getting back into the swing of work, new arrangements and diets for Lane, and new journeys being started for me, but I've been saying I'm going to write this blog so dammit...here it is. I'll be glad down the road that I did. So 2012 brought us so many things that should be documented....and so many things that changed the direction of our lives.....in no particular order..... 1. I had a BABY! 8 days early and in a crazy, emergency fashion I had little Benjamin Lane on January 3rd. That's a…
Read More

Sniper Slow Down!

As you can tell, it's been a while since the Snipers have had a post! Life is happy, and busy, and lovely. Here's what we've missed....and I'll try to fill in pics from any of these events if I can soon! -Jess turned 30 in style! A weekend at the lake with awesome friends and so much fun. -A week long beach trip with the family. Chase grew fins and Lane fell in love with the water...especially the pool. -School started! How do we already have a 5th grader? Yikes. -A little baby who is suddenly a BIG eight month old. -A car accident with SB that lead to a…
Read More

Babys at the Beach!

We have amazing friends. Honestly. The Friday before Memorial Day weekend SB gets a call asking to go to the beach for the weekend. Um. YES! The last few weeks of school are brutal for a teacher so I was in desperate need of a getaway. We packed, bought sunscreen, and hoped in the car by 8pm that night. 6 sleepy hours and one speeding ticket later we arrived in the middle of the night to the beach house. I could hear the waves in the distance. I swear I could live at the beach. I'm sure having sand in every place possible would eventually get old, but.....nah, it wouldn't.…
Read More

Big Boy….

I just rocked my sweet, almost four month old baby to sleep in his room, and put him in his crib for what will hopefully be his first full night of sleep in his own room. It's beyond time, but it doesn't make it any easier. I'm praying for a peaceful night of sleep for all of us tonight.... I have much to catch up on here, and plan to do so this week while I'm off for Spring Break. The snipers are still alive and kicking!
Read More

Lane’s Shower!

Somehow I am already 31 weeks! Where has the time gone?? The holidays will be here soon and I am so ready to enjoy some great food, family, and finish getting ready for little Lane's arrival. Of course I'm already prepared....just need a few last minute things. We are already pretty stocked, thanks to an awesome baby shower thrown by my bff Heather this weekend. It was co-ed and ended with chili and football. I need to get some final shots of the nursery posted. I went with an owl theme and it's turning out SO cute. I've been feeling really, really great lately and I can't wait to meet…
Read More

It’s the little things

Like little tiny toes and fingers and a yawn, that make it all worth it. Last Friday we went for our first official sonogram. It was the first time we got to see Jr. BLT really moving around. We got to see all his little baby parts and they were all perfect. For me, all I could do was sit there in awe. Here was this little baby, growing inside of my wife. He was so wonderful. He seemed in bliss and just happy to be right where he was. I wanted to hold him, but was ok with him being tucked away safely for the next few months. Below…
Read More

It’s a Boy!!!

We had our 3D ultrasound Saturday and I could tell as soon as the picture showed up on the screen that we had ourselves a little boy! The pictures are adorable and he's just a tiny, bashful little thing. He hid his face from us a lot but also did a LOT of dancing. He gets that honest from a family of people who love dancing and music. Still no names picked out yet, but I'm starting to daydream of his nursery and mostly just our life together with a house full of boys! I feel like I am able to picture him here and create a bond now that…
Read More

“Best Of”

2012 was one for the record books. So. Much. Happened. Last year. It's been one hell of a week getting back into the swing of work, new arrangements and diets for Lane, and new journeys being started for me, but I've been saying I'm going to write this blog so dammit...here it is. I'll be glad down the road that I did. So 2012 brought us so many things that should be documented....and so many things that changed the direction of our lives.....in no particular order..... 1. I had a BABY! 8 days early and in a crazy, emergency fashion I had little Benjamin Lane on January 3rd. That's a…
Read More

Sniper Slow Down!

As you can tell, it's been a while since the Snipers have had a post! Life is happy, and busy, and lovely. Here's what we've missed....and I'll try to fill in pics from any of these events if I can soon! -Jess turned 30 in style! A weekend at the lake with awesome friends and so much fun. -A week long beach trip with the family. Chase grew fins and Lane fell in love with the water...especially the pool. -School started! How do we already have a 5th grader? Yikes. -A little baby who is suddenly a BIG eight month old. -A car accident with SB that lead to a…
Read More

Babys at the Beach!

We have amazing friends. Honestly. The Friday before Memorial Day weekend SB gets a call asking to go to the beach for the weekend. Um. YES! The last few weeks of school are brutal for a teacher so I was in desperate need of a getaway. We packed, bought sunscreen, and hoped in the car by 8pm that night. 6 sleepy hours and one speeding ticket later we arrived in the middle of the night to the beach house. I could hear the waves in the distance. I swear I could live at the beach. I'm sure having sand in every place possible would eventually get old, but.....nah, it wouldn't.…
Read More

Big Boy….

I just rocked my sweet, almost four month old baby to sleep in his room, and put him in his crib for what will hopefully be his first full night of sleep in his own room. It's beyond time, but it doesn't make it any easier. I'm praying for a peaceful night of sleep for all of us tonight.... I have much to catch up on here, and plan to do so this week while I'm off for Spring Break. The snipers are still alive and kicking!
Read More

Lane’s Shower!

Somehow I am already 31 weeks! Where has the time gone?? The holidays will be here soon and I am so ready to enjoy some great food, family, and finish getting ready for little Lane's arrival. Of course I'm already prepared....just need a few last minute things. We are already pretty stocked, thanks to an awesome baby shower thrown by my bff Heather this weekend. It was co-ed and ended with chili and football. I need to get some final shots of the nursery posted. I went with an owl theme and it's turning out SO cute. I've been feeling really, really great lately and I can't wait to meet…
Read More

It’s the little things

Like little tiny toes and fingers and a yawn, that make it all worth it. Last Friday we went for our first official sonogram. It was the first time we got to see Jr. BLT really moving around. We got to see all his little baby parts and they were all perfect. For me, all I could do was sit there in awe. Here was this little baby, growing inside of my wife. He was so wonderful. He seemed in bliss and just happy to be right where he was. I wanted to hold him, but was ok with him being tucked away safely for the next few months. Below…
Read More

It’s a Boy!!!

We had our 3D ultrasound Saturday and I could tell as soon as the picture showed up on the screen that we had ourselves a little boy! The pictures are adorable and he's just a tiny, bashful little thing. He hid his face from us a lot but also did a LOT of dancing. He gets that honest from a family of people who love dancing and music. Still no names picked out yet, but I'm starting to daydream of his nursery and mostly just our life together with a house full of boys! I feel like I am able to picture him here and create a bond now that…
Read More

“Best Of”

2012 was one for the record books. So. Much. Happened. Last year. It's been one hell of a week getting back into the swing of work, new arrangements and diets for Lane, and new journeys being started for me, but I've been saying I'm going to write this blog so dammit...here it is. I'll be glad down the road that I did. So 2012 brought us so many things that should be documented....and so many things that changed the direction of our lives.....in no particular order..... 1. I had a BABY! 8 days early and in a crazy, emergency fashion I had little Benjamin Lane on January 3rd. That's a…
Read More

Sniper Slow Down!

As you can tell, it's been a while since the Snipers have had a post! Life is happy, and busy, and lovely. Here's what we've missed....and I'll try to fill in pics from any of these events if I can soon! -Jess turned 30 in style! A weekend at the lake with awesome friends and so much fun. -A week long beach trip with the family. Chase grew fins and Lane fell in love with the water...especially the pool. -School started! How do we already have a 5th grader? Yikes. -A little baby who is suddenly a BIG eight month old. -A car accident with SB that lead to a…
Read More

Babys at the Beach!

We have amazing friends. Honestly. The Friday before Memorial Day weekend SB gets a call asking to go to the beach for the weekend. Um. YES! The last few weeks of school are brutal for a teacher so I was in desperate need of a getaway. We packed, bought sunscreen, and hoped in the car by 8pm that night. 6 sleepy hours and one speeding ticket later we arrived in the middle of the night to the beach house. I could hear the waves in the distance. I swear I could live at the beach. I'm sure having sand in every place possible would eventually get old, but.....nah, it wouldn't.…
Read More

Big Boy….

I just rocked my sweet, almost four month old baby to sleep in his room, and put him in his crib for what will hopefully be his first full night of sleep in his own room. It's beyond time, but it doesn't make it any easier. I'm praying for a peaceful night of sleep for all of us tonight.... I have much to catch up on here, and plan to do so this week while I'm off for Spring Break. The snipers are still alive and kicking!
Read More

Lane’s Shower!

Somehow I am already 31 weeks! Where has the time gone?? The holidays will be here soon and I am so ready to enjoy some great food, family, and finish getting ready for little Lane's arrival. Of course I'm already prepared....just need a few last minute things. We are already pretty stocked, thanks to an awesome baby shower thrown by my bff Heather this weekend. It was co-ed and ended with chili and football. I need to get some final shots of the nursery posted. I went with an owl theme and it's turning out SO cute. I've been feeling really, really great lately and I can't wait to meet…
Read More

It’s the little things

Like little tiny toes and fingers and a yawn, that make it all worth it. Last Friday we went for our first official sonogram. It was the first time we got to see Jr. BLT really moving around. We got to see all his little baby parts and they were all perfect. For me, all I could do was sit there in awe. Here was this little baby, growing inside of my wife. He was so wonderful. He seemed in bliss and just happy to be right where he was. I wanted to hold him, but was ok with him being tucked away safely for the next few months. Below…
Read More

It’s a Boy!!!

We had our 3D ultrasound Saturday and I could tell as soon as the picture showed up on the screen that we had ourselves a little boy! The pictures are adorable and he's just a tiny, bashful little thing. He hid his face from us a lot but also did a LOT of dancing. He gets that honest from a family of people who love dancing and music. Still no names picked out yet, but I'm starting to daydream of his nursery and mostly just our life together with a house full of boys! I feel like I am able to picture him here and create a bond now that…
Read More