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

“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

Happy One Month, Benjamin Lane!

[caption id="attachment_914" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Benjamin Lane - 1 month"][/caption] Over the past month I have learned a lot of interesting and fascinating things. Babies can go from zero to 90 in a matter of seconds. One moment Lane will be laying peacefully asleep and the next he'll be crying his head off... only to be cooing and giggling a few seconds later. Poops come in all colors, smells, and can sneak up on you at any time of the day. It really doesn't matter when Lane had eaten, when he's ready to poop he will. The sneaky thing is, some times it's just a fart that sounds and smells like…
Read More

It’s a boy!

It was quite an adventure yesterday and it all started with a text. [caption id="attachment_869" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Jess get's to touch Lane for the first time"][/caption] Around 2:45 Jess texted me saying that she was having contractions. This was nothing new since she had been having them off and on for the past week or so. This time however they didn't go away. She had a bath and tried a few different techniques, but the contractions persisted and eventually got worse. We chatted back and forth and she kept me in the loop since I was roughly an hour away at work. When 4:00 rolled around and they were getting…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

A break from Summer?

Here's the rundown: 1 - sick boyfriend. Tired, achy, pissed off stomach, sunburned, yuck. 1- sick boy. Warm, tired, achy, sore throat, sunburned, yuck. 1 - empty refrigerator + 1 messy apartment = 4 to 5 hours of 'chores' to do 1 - amazing weekend that makes it all worth it It started off with a night of bowling with the boys at 300 here in Dunwoody. We wanted to get warmed up before HBK's birthday party at the bowling alley next weekend. Saturday morning we got an early start. Chase went golfing with his uncle then had plans to spend the rest of the day at the pool with…
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

“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

Happy One Month, Benjamin Lane!

[caption id="attachment_914" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Benjamin Lane - 1 month"][/caption] Over the past month I have learned a lot of interesting and fascinating things. Babies can go from zero to 90 in a matter of seconds. One moment Lane will be laying peacefully asleep and the next he'll be crying his head off... only to be cooing and giggling a few seconds later. Poops come in all colors, smells, and can sneak up on you at any time of the day. It really doesn't matter when Lane had eaten, when he's ready to poop he will. The sneaky thing is, some times it's just a fart that sounds and smells like…
Read More

It’s a boy!

It was quite an adventure yesterday and it all started with a text. [caption id="attachment_869" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Jess get's to touch Lane for the first time"][/caption] Around 2:45 Jess texted me saying that she was having contractions. This was nothing new since she had been having them off and on for the past week or so. This time however they didn't go away. She had a bath and tried a few different techniques, but the contractions persisted and eventually got worse. We chatted back and forth and she kept me in the loop since I was roughly an hour away at work. When 4:00 rolled around and they were getting…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

A break from Summer?

Here's the rundown: 1 - sick boyfriend. Tired, achy, pissed off stomach, sunburned, yuck. 1- sick boy. Warm, tired, achy, sore throat, sunburned, yuck. 1 - empty refrigerator + 1 messy apartment = 4 to 5 hours of 'chores' to do 1 - amazing weekend that makes it all worth it It started off with a night of bowling with the boys at 300 here in Dunwoody. We wanted to get warmed up before HBK's birthday party at the bowling alley next weekend. Saturday morning we got an early start. Chase went golfing with his uncle then had plans to spend the rest of the day at the pool with…
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

“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

Happy One Month, Benjamin Lane!

[caption id="attachment_914" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Benjamin Lane - 1 month"][/caption] Over the past month I have learned a lot of interesting and fascinating things. Babies can go from zero to 90 in a matter of seconds. One moment Lane will be laying peacefully asleep and the next he'll be crying his head off... only to be cooing and giggling a few seconds later. Poops come in all colors, smells, and can sneak up on you at any time of the day. It really doesn't matter when Lane had eaten, when he's ready to poop he will. The sneaky thing is, some times it's just a fart that sounds and smells like…
Read More

It’s a boy!

It was quite an adventure yesterday and it all started with a text. [caption id="attachment_869" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Jess get's to touch Lane for the first time"][/caption] Around 2:45 Jess texted me saying that she was having contractions. This was nothing new since she had been having them off and on for the past week or so. This time however they didn't go away. She had a bath and tried a few different techniques, but the contractions persisted and eventually got worse. We chatted back and forth and she kept me in the loop since I was roughly an hour away at work. When 4:00 rolled around and they were getting…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

A break from Summer?

Here's the rundown: 1 - sick boyfriend. Tired, achy, pissed off stomach, sunburned, yuck. 1- sick boy. Warm, tired, achy, sore throat, sunburned, yuck. 1 - empty refrigerator + 1 messy apartment = 4 to 5 hours of 'chores' to do 1 - amazing weekend that makes it all worth it It started off with a night of bowling with the boys at 300 here in Dunwoody. We wanted to get warmed up before HBK's birthday party at the bowling alley next weekend. Saturday morning we got an early start. Chase went golfing with his uncle then had plans to spend the rest of the day at the pool with…
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

“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

Happy One Month, Benjamin Lane!

[caption id="attachment_914" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Benjamin Lane - 1 month"][/caption] Over the past month I have learned a lot of interesting and fascinating things. Babies can go from zero to 90 in a matter of seconds. One moment Lane will be laying peacefully asleep and the next he'll be crying his head off... only to be cooing and giggling a few seconds later. Poops come in all colors, smells, and can sneak up on you at any time of the day. It really doesn't matter when Lane had eaten, when he's ready to poop he will. The sneaky thing is, some times it's just a fart that sounds and smells like…
Read More

It’s a boy!

It was quite an adventure yesterday and it all started with a text. [caption id="attachment_869" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Jess get's to touch Lane for the first time"][/caption] Around 2:45 Jess texted me saying that she was having contractions. This was nothing new since she had been having them off and on for the past week or so. This time however they didn't go away. She had a bath and tried a few different techniques, but the contractions persisted and eventually got worse. We chatted back and forth and she kept me in the loop since I was roughly an hour away at work. When 4:00 rolled around and they were getting…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

A break from Summer?

Here's the rundown: 1 - sick boyfriend. Tired, achy, pissed off stomach, sunburned, yuck. 1- sick boy. Warm, tired, achy, sore throat, sunburned, yuck. 1 - empty refrigerator + 1 messy apartment = 4 to 5 hours of 'chores' to do 1 - amazing weekend that makes it all worth it It started off with a night of bowling with the boys at 300 here in Dunwoody. We wanted to get warmed up before HBK's birthday party at the bowling alley next weekend. Saturday morning we got an early start. Chase went golfing with his uncle then had plans to spend the rest of the day at the pool with…
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

“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

Happy One Month, Benjamin Lane!

[caption id="attachment_914" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Benjamin Lane - 1 month"][/caption] Over the past month I have learned a lot of interesting and fascinating things. Babies can go from zero to 90 in a matter of seconds. One moment Lane will be laying peacefully asleep and the next he'll be crying his head off... only to be cooing and giggling a few seconds later. Poops come in all colors, smells, and can sneak up on you at any time of the day. It really doesn't matter when Lane had eaten, when he's ready to poop he will. The sneaky thing is, some times it's just a fart that sounds and smells like…
Read More

It’s a boy!

It was quite an adventure yesterday and it all started with a text. [caption id="attachment_869" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Jess get's to touch Lane for the first time"][/caption] Around 2:45 Jess texted me saying that she was having contractions. This was nothing new since she had been having them off and on for the past week or so. This time however they didn't go away. She had a bath and tried a few different techniques, but the contractions persisted and eventually got worse. We chatted back and forth and she kept me in the loop since I was roughly an hour away at work. When 4:00 rolled around and they were getting…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

A break from Summer?

Here's the rundown: 1 - sick boyfriend. Tired, achy, pissed off stomach, sunburned, yuck. 1- sick boy. Warm, tired, achy, sore throat, sunburned, yuck. 1 - empty refrigerator + 1 messy apartment = 4 to 5 hours of 'chores' to do 1 - amazing weekend that makes it all worth it It started off with a night of bowling with the boys at 300 here in Dunwoody. We wanted to get warmed up before HBK's birthday party at the bowling alley next weekend. Saturday morning we got an early start. Chase went golfing with his uncle then had plans to spend the rest of the day at the pool with…
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

“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

Happy One Month, Benjamin Lane!

[caption id="attachment_914" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Benjamin Lane - 1 month"][/caption] Over the past month I have learned a lot of interesting and fascinating things. Babies can go from zero to 90 in a matter of seconds. One moment Lane will be laying peacefully asleep and the next he'll be crying his head off... only to be cooing and giggling a few seconds later. Poops come in all colors, smells, and can sneak up on you at any time of the day. It really doesn't matter when Lane had eaten, when he's ready to poop he will. The sneaky thing is, some times it's just a fart that sounds and smells like…
Read More

It’s a boy!

It was quite an adventure yesterday and it all started with a text. [caption id="attachment_869" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Jess get's to touch Lane for the first time"][/caption] Around 2:45 Jess texted me saying that she was having contractions. This was nothing new since she had been having them off and on for the past week or so. This time however they didn't go away. She had a bath and tried a few different techniques, but the contractions persisted and eventually got worse. We chatted back and forth and she kept me in the loop since I was roughly an hour away at work. When 4:00 rolled around and they were getting…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

A break from Summer?

Here's the rundown: 1 - sick boyfriend. Tired, achy, pissed off stomach, sunburned, yuck. 1- sick boy. Warm, tired, achy, sore throat, sunburned, yuck. 1 - empty refrigerator + 1 messy apartment = 4 to 5 hours of 'chores' to do 1 - amazing weekend that makes it all worth it It started off with a night of bowling with the boys at 300 here in Dunwoody. We wanted to get warmed up before HBK's birthday party at the bowling alley next weekend. Saturday morning we got an early start. Chase went golfing with his uncle then had plans to spend the rest of the day at the pool with…
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

“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

Happy One Month, Benjamin Lane!

[caption id="attachment_914" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Benjamin Lane - 1 month"][/caption] Over the past month I have learned a lot of interesting and fascinating things. Babies can go from zero to 90 in a matter of seconds. One moment Lane will be laying peacefully asleep and the next he'll be crying his head off... only to be cooing and giggling a few seconds later. Poops come in all colors, smells, and can sneak up on you at any time of the day. It really doesn't matter when Lane had eaten, when he's ready to poop he will. The sneaky thing is, some times it's just a fart that sounds and smells like…
Read More

It’s a boy!

It was quite an adventure yesterday and it all started with a text. [caption id="attachment_869" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Jess get's to touch Lane for the first time"][/caption] Around 2:45 Jess texted me saying that she was having contractions. This was nothing new since she had been having them off and on for the past week or so. This time however they didn't go away. She had a bath and tried a few different techniques, but the contractions persisted and eventually got worse. We chatted back and forth and she kept me in the loop since I was roughly an hour away at work. When 4:00 rolled around and they were getting…
Read More

Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
Read More

A break from Summer?

Here's the rundown: 1 - sick boyfriend. Tired, achy, pissed off stomach, sunburned, yuck. 1- sick boy. Warm, tired, achy, sore throat, sunburned, yuck. 1 - empty refrigerator + 1 messy apartment = 4 to 5 hours of 'chores' to do 1 - amazing weekend that makes it all worth it It started off with a night of bowling with the boys at 300 here in Dunwoody. We wanted to get warmed up before HBK's birthday party at the bowling alley next weekend. Saturday morning we got an early start. Chase went golfing with his uncle then had plans to spend the rest of the day at the pool with…
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

“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…
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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…
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Happy One Month, Benjamin Lane!

[caption id="attachment_914" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Benjamin Lane - 1 month"][/caption] Over the past month I have learned a lot of interesting and fascinating things. Babies can go from zero to 90 in a matter of seconds. One moment Lane will be laying peacefully asleep and the next he'll be crying his head off... only to be cooing and giggling a few seconds later. Poops come in all colors, smells, and can sneak up on you at any time of the day. It really doesn't matter when Lane had eaten, when he's ready to poop he will. The sneaky thing is, some times it's just a fart that sounds and smells like…
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It’s a boy!

It was quite an adventure yesterday and it all started with a text. [caption id="attachment_869" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Jess get's to touch Lane for the first time"][/caption] Around 2:45 Jess texted me saying that she was having contractions. This was nothing new since she had been having them off and on for the past week or so. This time however they didn't go away. She had a bath and tried a few different techniques, but the contractions persisted and eventually got worse. We chatted back and forth and she kept me in the loop since I was roughly an hour away at work. When 4:00 rolled around and they were getting…
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Wrestle Bowl Fest 2010 (Chase turns 8)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Wrestle Cake!"][/caption] For Chase's 8th birthday we decided to make him a Rasslin' Cake. He's pretty much the biggest wrestling fan on the planet right now and Jess and I are bound and determined to elevate or cooking/baking arsenal. So, after several failed attempts, scouring of the interwebs for the perfect recipe, several trips to hardware stores and/or cooking supply stores, and countless hours standing in front of the oven, we made the best cake we could. It may not have been the perfect cake, but to our 8 year old, it was magical. The party itself was a ton of fun. We had it at the…
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A break from Summer?

Here's the rundown: 1 - sick boyfriend. Tired, achy, pissed off stomach, sunburned, yuck. 1- sick boy. Warm, tired, achy, sore throat, sunburned, yuck. 1 - empty refrigerator + 1 messy apartment = 4 to 5 hours of 'chores' to do 1 - amazing weekend that makes it all worth it It started off with a night of bowling with the boys at 300 here in Dunwoody. We wanted to get warmed up before HBK's birthday party at the bowling alley next weekend. Saturday morning we got an early start. Chase went golfing with his uncle then had plans to spend the rest of the day at the pool with…
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