Its that time of year again!

Well, another December has rolled up on us. We're now 4 days until Christmas and though the house is a glow with lights and decorations, it really doesn't FEEL like Christmas. I blame it primarily on the weather. Current forecast for Friday is 73°/62° with a 40% chance of rain. What's up with that?! Its supposed to be cold on Christmas. But then again we live in Georgia and I've somewhat come to expect that. You really never know what its going to be from one week to the next. Weather aside, things are still just not quite Christmasy. Its somewhat hard to get into the holiday spirit when you…
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

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

The week that never ended

Well, I mean eventually it ended, but damn this week was a pain in the ass. When I say "pain in the ass" I literally mean it when it comes to what we've had to deal with this past week. Lane, Chase, Jess, and I all have had the doom stomach sickness. It started with BLT puking in his bed last Thursday night and rolling around in it all night. He proceeded to throw up again all over himself and highchair Friday morning. Then Saturday, it hit me like a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers, either way, I was down for the count. JT was a trooper…
Read More

Welcome to WRESTLEMANIA…art

Chase is probably one of the biggest wresting fans on the planet right now. He watches it every week, has a million "wrestle guys", knows all the names, has shirts, and hats, and posters, and is pretty much all about some WWE. For Christmas he was fortunate enough to get some Wrestlemania tickets. This was the first time in the 27 years of the PPV that it has ever been to Atlanta. I wanted to go super bad, but the joy it would bring him was well worth it for me to not. (more…)
Read More

‘Mudcat’ Malley

[caption id="attachment_650" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Locust Grove Mudcats"][/caption] Yesterday was opening day for the Locust Grove Little League. For weeks Chase has been going to practice, out in the yard throwing the ball or catching the ball or hitting or swinging, or running or anything he could do to prep for "the big game". He didn't get his uniform until the morning of so he was a bit concerned about that in addition to all the butterflies about being on the field with all the people watching. As it got closer and closer to the actual game you could tell that it was all he could think about. He was ready!…
Read More

J-Dog in the house!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="277" caption="Jan Turner - Day 1"][/caption] This post has been a long time in the making. Well, more like a month in the making. The story goes a little something like this. Jess and Chase had been wanting a puppy for ages, however we were extremely reluctant due to the fact that we live in an apartment. There are extra fees, the clean up, the 2 flights of steps, the noise, etc. All that adds to to a very problematic situation. Couple that with the fact that our schedules didn't really give us a lot of time at home and we just were destined to not get…
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

Muthaz Day!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="184" caption="Sniper Chef"][/caption] Today was Mother's Day, and I have to admit, it was the best one in recent memory. I got to spend it with my two favorite mothers, my own mom and Jess. What made it so great was that it was low-key, stress-free, and full of love. This morning, Chase and I got up and made Jess a fantabulous breakfast (biscuits and sausage gravy). Then we sat around and just chilled before heading over to my parents. Usually an afternoon at my folks is filled with stress and hustling and moving food from here to there and dozens of family (which I love the…
Read More

Take me (us) out to the ball game!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Game ball!"][/caption] Being from Philly, SJ's mom gets tickets to the Braves vs. Philly's game every year they are playing in Atlanta. It just so happened that this was one of those years. Also, with Jess' spring break coming up she decided to take a look at the Braves schedule to see if there were any games that week we could take Chase too, it just so happened that the Braves were playing the Philly's that week. Jess gave her mom and ring and come to find out, she had 4 tickets. We totally jumped on board with that and were all set for some good…
Read More

Its that time of year again!

Well, another December has rolled up on us. We're now 4 days until Christmas and though the house is a glow with lights and decorations, it really doesn't FEEL like Christmas. I blame it primarily on the weather. Current forecast for Friday is 73°/62° with a 40% chance of rain. What's up with that?! Its supposed to be cold on Christmas. But then again we live in Georgia and I've somewhat come to expect that. You really never know what its going to be from one week to the next. Weather aside, things are still just not quite Christmasy. Its somewhat hard to get into the holiday spirit when you…
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

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

The week that never ended

Well, I mean eventually it ended, but damn this week was a pain in the ass. When I say "pain in the ass" I literally mean it when it comes to what we've had to deal with this past week. Lane, Chase, Jess, and I all have had the doom stomach sickness. It started with BLT puking in his bed last Thursday night and rolling around in it all night. He proceeded to throw up again all over himself and highchair Friday morning. Then Saturday, it hit me like a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers, either way, I was down for the count. JT was a trooper…
Read More

Welcome to WRESTLEMANIA…art

Chase is probably one of the biggest wresting fans on the planet right now. He watches it every week, has a million "wrestle guys", knows all the names, has shirts, and hats, and posters, and is pretty much all about some WWE. For Christmas he was fortunate enough to get some Wrestlemania tickets. This was the first time in the 27 years of the PPV that it has ever been to Atlanta. I wanted to go super bad, but the joy it would bring him was well worth it for me to not. (more…)
Read More

‘Mudcat’ Malley

[caption id="attachment_650" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Locust Grove Mudcats"][/caption] Yesterday was opening day for the Locust Grove Little League. For weeks Chase has been going to practice, out in the yard throwing the ball or catching the ball or hitting or swinging, or running or anything he could do to prep for "the big game". He didn't get his uniform until the morning of so he was a bit concerned about that in addition to all the butterflies about being on the field with all the people watching. As it got closer and closer to the actual game you could tell that it was all he could think about. He was ready!…
Read More

J-Dog in the house!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="277" caption="Jan Turner - Day 1"][/caption] This post has been a long time in the making. Well, more like a month in the making. The story goes a little something like this. Jess and Chase had been wanting a puppy for ages, however we were extremely reluctant due to the fact that we live in an apartment. There are extra fees, the clean up, the 2 flights of steps, the noise, etc. All that adds to to a very problematic situation. Couple that with the fact that our schedules didn't really give us a lot of time at home and we just were destined to not get…
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

Muthaz Day!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="184" caption="Sniper Chef"][/caption] Today was Mother's Day, and I have to admit, it was the best one in recent memory. I got to spend it with my two favorite mothers, my own mom and Jess. What made it so great was that it was low-key, stress-free, and full of love. This morning, Chase and I got up and made Jess a fantabulous breakfast (biscuits and sausage gravy). Then we sat around and just chilled before heading over to my parents. Usually an afternoon at my folks is filled with stress and hustling and moving food from here to there and dozens of family (which I love the…
Read More

Take me (us) out to the ball game!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Game ball!"][/caption] Being from Philly, SJ's mom gets tickets to the Braves vs. Philly's game every year they are playing in Atlanta. It just so happened that this was one of those years. Also, with Jess' spring break coming up she decided to take a look at the Braves schedule to see if there were any games that week we could take Chase too, it just so happened that the Braves were playing the Philly's that week. Jess gave her mom and ring and come to find out, she had 4 tickets. We totally jumped on board with that and were all set for some good…
Read More

Its that time of year again!

Well, another December has rolled up on us. We're now 4 days until Christmas and though the house is a glow with lights and decorations, it really doesn't FEEL like Christmas. I blame it primarily on the weather. Current forecast for Friday is 73°/62° with a 40% chance of rain. What's up with that?! Its supposed to be cold on Christmas. But then again we live in Georgia and I've somewhat come to expect that. You really never know what its going to be from one week to the next. Weather aside, things are still just not quite Christmasy. Its somewhat hard to get into the holiday spirit when you…
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

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

The week that never ended

Well, I mean eventually it ended, but damn this week was a pain in the ass. When I say "pain in the ass" I literally mean it when it comes to what we've had to deal with this past week. Lane, Chase, Jess, and I all have had the doom stomach sickness. It started with BLT puking in his bed last Thursday night and rolling around in it all night. He proceeded to throw up again all over himself and highchair Friday morning. Then Saturday, it hit me like a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers, either way, I was down for the count. JT was a trooper…
Read More

Welcome to WRESTLEMANIA…art

Chase is probably one of the biggest wresting fans on the planet right now. He watches it every week, has a million "wrestle guys", knows all the names, has shirts, and hats, and posters, and is pretty much all about some WWE. For Christmas he was fortunate enough to get some Wrestlemania tickets. This was the first time in the 27 years of the PPV that it has ever been to Atlanta. I wanted to go super bad, but the joy it would bring him was well worth it for me to not. (more…)
Read More

‘Mudcat’ Malley

[caption id="attachment_650" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Locust Grove Mudcats"][/caption] Yesterday was opening day for the Locust Grove Little League. For weeks Chase has been going to practice, out in the yard throwing the ball or catching the ball or hitting or swinging, or running or anything he could do to prep for "the big game". He didn't get his uniform until the morning of so he was a bit concerned about that in addition to all the butterflies about being on the field with all the people watching. As it got closer and closer to the actual game you could tell that it was all he could think about. He was ready!…
Read More

J-Dog in the house!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="277" caption="Jan Turner - Day 1"][/caption] This post has been a long time in the making. Well, more like a month in the making. The story goes a little something like this. Jess and Chase had been wanting a puppy for ages, however we were extremely reluctant due to the fact that we live in an apartment. There are extra fees, the clean up, the 2 flights of steps, the noise, etc. All that adds to to a very problematic situation. Couple that with the fact that our schedules didn't really give us a lot of time at home and we just were destined to not get…
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

Muthaz Day!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="184" caption="Sniper Chef"][/caption] Today was Mother's Day, and I have to admit, it was the best one in recent memory. I got to spend it with my two favorite mothers, my own mom and Jess. What made it so great was that it was low-key, stress-free, and full of love. This morning, Chase and I got up and made Jess a fantabulous breakfast (biscuits and sausage gravy). Then we sat around and just chilled before heading over to my parents. Usually an afternoon at my folks is filled with stress and hustling and moving food from here to there and dozens of family (which I love the…
Read More

Take me (us) out to the ball game!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Game ball!"][/caption] Being from Philly, SJ's mom gets tickets to the Braves vs. Philly's game every year they are playing in Atlanta. It just so happened that this was one of those years. Also, with Jess' spring break coming up she decided to take a look at the Braves schedule to see if there were any games that week we could take Chase too, it just so happened that the Braves were playing the Philly's that week. Jess gave her mom and ring and come to find out, she had 4 tickets. We totally jumped on board with that and were all set for some good…
Read More

Its that time of year again!

Well, another December has rolled up on us. We're now 4 days until Christmas and though the house is a glow with lights and decorations, it really doesn't FEEL like Christmas. I blame it primarily on the weather. Current forecast for Friday is 73°/62° with a 40% chance of rain. What's up with that?! Its supposed to be cold on Christmas. But then again we live in Georgia and I've somewhat come to expect that. You really never know what its going to be from one week to the next. Weather aside, things are still just not quite Christmasy. Its somewhat hard to get into the holiday spirit when you…
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

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

The week that never ended

Well, I mean eventually it ended, but damn this week was a pain in the ass. When I say "pain in the ass" I literally mean it when it comes to what we've had to deal with this past week. Lane, Chase, Jess, and I all have had the doom stomach sickness. It started with BLT puking in his bed last Thursday night and rolling around in it all night. He proceeded to throw up again all over himself and highchair Friday morning. Then Saturday, it hit me like a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers, either way, I was down for the count. JT was a trooper…
Read More

Welcome to WRESTLEMANIA…art

Chase is probably one of the biggest wresting fans on the planet right now. He watches it every week, has a million "wrestle guys", knows all the names, has shirts, and hats, and posters, and is pretty much all about some WWE. For Christmas he was fortunate enough to get some Wrestlemania tickets. This was the first time in the 27 years of the PPV that it has ever been to Atlanta. I wanted to go super bad, but the joy it would bring him was well worth it for me to not. (more…)
Read More

‘Mudcat’ Malley

[caption id="attachment_650" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Locust Grove Mudcats"][/caption] Yesterday was opening day for the Locust Grove Little League. For weeks Chase has been going to practice, out in the yard throwing the ball or catching the ball or hitting or swinging, or running or anything he could do to prep for "the big game". He didn't get his uniform until the morning of so he was a bit concerned about that in addition to all the butterflies about being on the field with all the people watching. As it got closer and closer to the actual game you could tell that it was all he could think about. He was ready!…
Read More

J-Dog in the house!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="277" caption="Jan Turner - Day 1"][/caption] This post has been a long time in the making. Well, more like a month in the making. The story goes a little something like this. Jess and Chase had been wanting a puppy for ages, however we were extremely reluctant due to the fact that we live in an apartment. There are extra fees, the clean up, the 2 flights of steps, the noise, etc. All that adds to to a very problematic situation. Couple that with the fact that our schedules didn't really give us a lot of time at home and we just were destined to not get…
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

Muthaz Day!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="184" caption="Sniper Chef"][/caption] Today was Mother's Day, and I have to admit, it was the best one in recent memory. I got to spend it with my two favorite mothers, my own mom and Jess. What made it so great was that it was low-key, stress-free, and full of love. This morning, Chase and I got up and made Jess a fantabulous breakfast (biscuits and sausage gravy). Then we sat around and just chilled before heading over to my parents. Usually an afternoon at my folks is filled with stress and hustling and moving food from here to there and dozens of family (which I love the…
Read More

Take me (us) out to the ball game!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Game ball!"][/caption] Being from Philly, SJ's mom gets tickets to the Braves vs. Philly's game every year they are playing in Atlanta. It just so happened that this was one of those years. Also, with Jess' spring break coming up she decided to take a look at the Braves schedule to see if there were any games that week we could take Chase too, it just so happened that the Braves were playing the Philly's that week. Jess gave her mom and ring and come to find out, she had 4 tickets. We totally jumped on board with that and were all set for some good…
Read More

Its that time of year again!

Well, another December has rolled up on us. We're now 4 days until Christmas and though the house is a glow with lights and decorations, it really doesn't FEEL like Christmas. I blame it primarily on the weather. Current forecast for Friday is 73°/62° with a 40% chance of rain. What's up with that?! Its supposed to be cold on Christmas. But then again we live in Georgia and I've somewhat come to expect that. You really never know what its going to be from one week to the next. Weather aside, things are still just not quite Christmasy. Its somewhat hard to get into the holiday spirit when you…
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

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

The week that never ended

Well, I mean eventually it ended, but damn this week was a pain in the ass. When I say "pain in the ass" I literally mean it when it comes to what we've had to deal with this past week. Lane, Chase, Jess, and I all have had the doom stomach sickness. It started with BLT puking in his bed last Thursday night and rolling around in it all night. He proceeded to throw up again all over himself and highchair Friday morning. Then Saturday, it hit me like a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers, either way, I was down for the count. JT was a trooper…
Read More

Welcome to WRESTLEMANIA…art

Chase is probably one of the biggest wresting fans on the planet right now. He watches it every week, has a million "wrestle guys", knows all the names, has shirts, and hats, and posters, and is pretty much all about some WWE. For Christmas he was fortunate enough to get some Wrestlemania tickets. This was the first time in the 27 years of the PPV that it has ever been to Atlanta. I wanted to go super bad, but the joy it would bring him was well worth it for me to not. (more…)
Read More

‘Mudcat’ Malley

[caption id="attachment_650" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Locust Grove Mudcats"][/caption] Yesterday was opening day for the Locust Grove Little League. For weeks Chase has been going to practice, out in the yard throwing the ball or catching the ball or hitting or swinging, or running or anything he could do to prep for "the big game". He didn't get his uniform until the morning of so he was a bit concerned about that in addition to all the butterflies about being on the field with all the people watching. As it got closer and closer to the actual game you could tell that it was all he could think about. He was ready!…
Read More

J-Dog in the house!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="277" caption="Jan Turner - Day 1"][/caption] This post has been a long time in the making. Well, more like a month in the making. The story goes a little something like this. Jess and Chase had been wanting a puppy for ages, however we were extremely reluctant due to the fact that we live in an apartment. There are extra fees, the clean up, the 2 flights of steps, the noise, etc. All that adds to to a very problematic situation. Couple that with the fact that our schedules didn't really give us a lot of time at home and we just were destined to not get…
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

Muthaz Day!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="184" caption="Sniper Chef"][/caption] Today was Mother's Day, and I have to admit, it was the best one in recent memory. I got to spend it with my two favorite mothers, my own mom and Jess. What made it so great was that it was low-key, stress-free, and full of love. This morning, Chase and I got up and made Jess a fantabulous breakfast (biscuits and sausage gravy). Then we sat around and just chilled before heading over to my parents. Usually an afternoon at my folks is filled with stress and hustling and moving food from here to there and dozens of family (which I love the…
Read More

Take me (us) out to the ball game!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Game ball!"][/caption] Being from Philly, SJ's mom gets tickets to the Braves vs. Philly's game every year they are playing in Atlanta. It just so happened that this was one of those years. Also, with Jess' spring break coming up she decided to take a look at the Braves schedule to see if there were any games that week we could take Chase too, it just so happened that the Braves were playing the Philly's that week. Jess gave her mom and ring and come to find out, she had 4 tickets. We totally jumped on board with that and were all set for some good…
Read More

Its that time of year again!

Well, another December has rolled up on us. We're now 4 days until Christmas and though the house is a glow with lights and decorations, it really doesn't FEEL like Christmas. I blame it primarily on the weather. Current forecast for Friday is 73°/62° with a 40% chance of rain. What's up with that?! Its supposed to be cold on Christmas. But then again we live in Georgia and I've somewhat come to expect that. You really never know what its going to be from one week to the next. Weather aside, things are still just not quite Christmasy. Its somewhat hard to get into the holiday spirit when you…
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

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

The week that never ended

Well, I mean eventually it ended, but damn this week was a pain in the ass. When I say "pain in the ass" I literally mean it when it comes to what we've had to deal with this past week. Lane, Chase, Jess, and I all have had the doom stomach sickness. It started with BLT puking in his bed last Thursday night and rolling around in it all night. He proceeded to throw up again all over himself and highchair Friday morning. Then Saturday, it hit me like a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers, either way, I was down for the count. JT was a trooper…
Read More

Welcome to WRESTLEMANIA…art

Chase is probably one of the biggest wresting fans on the planet right now. He watches it every week, has a million "wrestle guys", knows all the names, has shirts, and hats, and posters, and is pretty much all about some WWE. For Christmas he was fortunate enough to get some Wrestlemania tickets. This was the first time in the 27 years of the PPV that it has ever been to Atlanta. I wanted to go super bad, but the joy it would bring him was well worth it for me to not. (more…)
Read More

‘Mudcat’ Malley

[caption id="attachment_650" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Locust Grove Mudcats"][/caption] Yesterday was opening day for the Locust Grove Little League. For weeks Chase has been going to practice, out in the yard throwing the ball or catching the ball or hitting or swinging, or running or anything he could do to prep for "the big game". He didn't get his uniform until the morning of so he was a bit concerned about that in addition to all the butterflies about being on the field with all the people watching. As it got closer and closer to the actual game you could tell that it was all he could think about. He was ready!…
Read More

J-Dog in the house!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="277" caption="Jan Turner - Day 1"][/caption] This post has been a long time in the making. Well, more like a month in the making. The story goes a little something like this. Jess and Chase had been wanting a puppy for ages, however we were extremely reluctant due to the fact that we live in an apartment. There are extra fees, the clean up, the 2 flights of steps, the noise, etc. All that adds to to a very problematic situation. Couple that with the fact that our schedules didn't really give us a lot of time at home and we just were destined to not get…
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

Muthaz Day!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="184" caption="Sniper Chef"][/caption] Today was Mother's Day, and I have to admit, it was the best one in recent memory. I got to spend it with my two favorite mothers, my own mom and Jess. What made it so great was that it was low-key, stress-free, and full of love. This morning, Chase and I got up and made Jess a fantabulous breakfast (biscuits and sausage gravy). Then we sat around and just chilled before heading over to my parents. Usually an afternoon at my folks is filled with stress and hustling and moving food from here to there and dozens of family (which I love the…
Read More

Take me (us) out to the ball game!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Game ball!"][/caption] Being from Philly, SJ's mom gets tickets to the Braves vs. Philly's game every year they are playing in Atlanta. It just so happened that this was one of those years. Also, with Jess' spring break coming up she decided to take a look at the Braves schedule to see if there were any games that week we could take Chase too, it just so happened that the Braves were playing the Philly's that week. Jess gave her mom and ring and come to find out, she had 4 tickets. We totally jumped on board with that and were all set for some good…
Read More

Its that time of year again!

Well, another December has rolled up on us. We're now 4 days until Christmas and though the house is a glow with lights and decorations, it really doesn't FEEL like Christmas. I blame it primarily on the weather. Current forecast for Friday is 73°/62° with a 40% chance of rain. What's up with that?! Its supposed to be cold on Christmas. But then again we live in Georgia and I've somewhat come to expect that. You really never know what its going to be from one week to the next. Weather aside, things are still just not quite Christmasy. Its somewhat hard to get into the holiday spirit when you…
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

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

The week that never ended

Well, I mean eventually it ended, but damn this week was a pain in the ass. When I say "pain in the ass" I literally mean it when it comes to what we've had to deal with this past week. Lane, Chase, Jess, and I all have had the doom stomach sickness. It started with BLT puking in his bed last Thursday night and rolling around in it all night. He proceeded to throw up again all over himself and highchair Friday morning. Then Saturday, it hit me like a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers, either way, I was down for the count. JT was a trooper…
Read More

Welcome to WRESTLEMANIA…art

Chase is probably one of the biggest wresting fans on the planet right now. He watches it every week, has a million "wrestle guys", knows all the names, has shirts, and hats, and posters, and is pretty much all about some WWE. For Christmas he was fortunate enough to get some Wrestlemania tickets. This was the first time in the 27 years of the PPV that it has ever been to Atlanta. I wanted to go super bad, but the joy it would bring him was well worth it for me to not. (more…)
Read More

‘Mudcat’ Malley

[caption id="attachment_650" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Locust Grove Mudcats"][/caption] Yesterday was opening day for the Locust Grove Little League. For weeks Chase has been going to practice, out in the yard throwing the ball or catching the ball or hitting or swinging, or running or anything he could do to prep for "the big game". He didn't get his uniform until the morning of so he was a bit concerned about that in addition to all the butterflies about being on the field with all the people watching. As it got closer and closer to the actual game you could tell that it was all he could think about. He was ready!…
Read More

J-Dog in the house!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="277" caption="Jan Turner - Day 1"][/caption] This post has been a long time in the making. Well, more like a month in the making. The story goes a little something like this. Jess and Chase had been wanting a puppy for ages, however we were extremely reluctant due to the fact that we live in an apartment. There are extra fees, the clean up, the 2 flights of steps, the noise, etc. All that adds to to a very problematic situation. Couple that with the fact that our schedules didn't really give us a lot of time at home and we just were destined to not get…
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

Muthaz Day!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="184" caption="Sniper Chef"][/caption] Today was Mother's Day, and I have to admit, it was the best one in recent memory. I got to spend it with my two favorite mothers, my own mom and Jess. What made it so great was that it was low-key, stress-free, and full of love. This morning, Chase and I got up and made Jess a fantabulous breakfast (biscuits and sausage gravy). Then we sat around and just chilled before heading over to my parents. Usually an afternoon at my folks is filled with stress and hustling and moving food from here to there and dozens of family (which I love the…
Read More

Take me (us) out to the ball game!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Game ball!"][/caption] Being from Philly, SJ's mom gets tickets to the Braves vs. Philly's game every year they are playing in Atlanta. It just so happened that this was one of those years. Also, with Jess' spring break coming up she decided to take a look at the Braves schedule to see if there were any games that week we could take Chase too, it just so happened that the Braves were playing the Philly's that week. Jess gave her mom and ring and come to find out, she had 4 tickets. We totally jumped on board with that and were all set for some good…
Read More

Its that time of year again!

Well, another December has rolled up on us. We're now 4 days until Christmas and though the house is a glow with lights and decorations, it really doesn't FEEL like Christmas. I blame it primarily on the weather. Current forecast for Friday is 73°/62° with a 40% chance of rain. What's up with that?! Its supposed to be cold on Christmas. But then again we live in Georgia and I've somewhat come to expect that. You really never know what its going to be from one week to the next. Weather aside, things are still just not quite Christmasy. Its somewhat hard to get into the holiday spirit when you…
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

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

The week that never ended

Well, I mean eventually it ended, but damn this week was a pain in the ass. When I say "pain in the ass" I literally mean it when it comes to what we've had to deal with this past week. Lane, Chase, Jess, and I all have had the doom stomach sickness. It started with BLT puking in his bed last Thursday night and rolling around in it all night. He proceeded to throw up again all over himself and highchair Friday morning. Then Saturday, it hit me like a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers, either way, I was down for the count. JT was a trooper…
Read More

Welcome to WRESTLEMANIA…art

Chase is probably one of the biggest wresting fans on the planet right now. He watches it every week, has a million "wrestle guys", knows all the names, has shirts, and hats, and posters, and is pretty much all about some WWE. For Christmas he was fortunate enough to get some Wrestlemania tickets. This was the first time in the 27 years of the PPV that it has ever been to Atlanta. I wanted to go super bad, but the joy it would bring him was well worth it for me to not. (more…)
Read More

‘Mudcat’ Malley

[caption id="attachment_650" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Locust Grove Mudcats"][/caption] Yesterday was opening day for the Locust Grove Little League. For weeks Chase has been going to practice, out in the yard throwing the ball or catching the ball or hitting or swinging, or running or anything he could do to prep for "the big game". He didn't get his uniform until the morning of so he was a bit concerned about that in addition to all the butterflies about being on the field with all the people watching. As it got closer and closer to the actual game you could tell that it was all he could think about. He was ready!…
Read More

J-Dog in the house!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="277" caption="Jan Turner - Day 1"][/caption] This post has been a long time in the making. Well, more like a month in the making. The story goes a little something like this. Jess and Chase had been wanting a puppy for ages, however we were extremely reluctant due to the fact that we live in an apartment. There are extra fees, the clean up, the 2 flights of steps, the noise, etc. All that adds to to a very problematic situation. Couple that with the fact that our schedules didn't really give us a lot of time at home and we just were destined to not get…
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

Muthaz Day!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="184" caption="Sniper Chef"][/caption] Today was Mother's Day, and I have to admit, it was the best one in recent memory. I got to spend it with my two favorite mothers, my own mom and Jess. What made it so great was that it was low-key, stress-free, and full of love. This morning, Chase and I got up and made Jess a fantabulous breakfast (biscuits and sausage gravy). Then we sat around and just chilled before heading over to my parents. Usually an afternoon at my folks is filled with stress and hustling and moving food from here to there and dozens of family (which I love the…
Read More

Take me (us) out to the ball game!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Game ball!"][/caption] Being from Philly, SJ's mom gets tickets to the Braves vs. Philly's game every year they are playing in Atlanta. It just so happened that this was one of those years. Also, with Jess' spring break coming up she decided to take a look at the Braves schedule to see if there were any games that week we could take Chase too, it just so happened that the Braves were playing the Philly's that week. Jess gave her mom and ring and come to find out, she had 4 tickets. We totally jumped on board with that and were all set for some good…
Read More

Its that time of year again!

Well, another December has rolled up on us. We're now 4 days until Christmas and though the house is a glow with lights and decorations, it really doesn't FEEL like Christmas. I blame it primarily on the weather. Current forecast for Friday is 73°/62° with a 40% chance of rain. What's up with that?! Its supposed to be cold on Christmas. But then again we live in Georgia and I've somewhat come to expect that. You really never know what its going to be from one week to the next. Weather aside, things are still just not quite Christmasy. Its somewhat hard to get into the holiday spirit when you…
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

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

The week that never ended

Well, I mean eventually it ended, but damn this week was a pain in the ass. When I say "pain in the ass" I literally mean it when it comes to what we've had to deal with this past week. Lane, Chase, Jess, and I all have had the doom stomach sickness. It started with BLT puking in his bed last Thursday night and rolling around in it all night. He proceeded to throw up again all over himself and highchair Friday morning. Then Saturday, it hit me like a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers, either way, I was down for the count. JT was a trooper…
Read More

Welcome to WRESTLEMANIA…art

Chase is probably one of the biggest wresting fans on the planet right now. He watches it every week, has a million "wrestle guys", knows all the names, has shirts, and hats, and posters, and is pretty much all about some WWE. For Christmas he was fortunate enough to get some Wrestlemania tickets. This was the first time in the 27 years of the PPV that it has ever been to Atlanta. I wanted to go super bad, but the joy it would bring him was well worth it for me to not. (more…)
Read More

‘Mudcat’ Malley

[caption id="attachment_650" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Locust Grove Mudcats"][/caption] Yesterday was opening day for the Locust Grove Little League. For weeks Chase has been going to practice, out in the yard throwing the ball or catching the ball or hitting or swinging, or running or anything he could do to prep for "the big game". He didn't get his uniform until the morning of so he was a bit concerned about that in addition to all the butterflies about being on the field with all the people watching. As it got closer and closer to the actual game you could tell that it was all he could think about. He was ready!…
Read More

J-Dog in the house!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="277" caption="Jan Turner - Day 1"][/caption] This post has been a long time in the making. Well, more like a month in the making. The story goes a little something like this. Jess and Chase had been wanting a puppy for ages, however we were extremely reluctant due to the fact that we live in an apartment. There are extra fees, the clean up, the 2 flights of steps, the noise, etc. All that adds to to a very problematic situation. Couple that with the fact that our schedules didn't really give us a lot of time at home and we just were destined to not get…
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

Muthaz Day!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="184" caption="Sniper Chef"][/caption] Today was Mother's Day, and I have to admit, it was the best one in recent memory. I got to spend it with my two favorite mothers, my own mom and Jess. What made it so great was that it was low-key, stress-free, and full of love. This morning, Chase and I got up and made Jess a fantabulous breakfast (biscuits and sausage gravy). Then we sat around and just chilled before heading over to my parents. Usually an afternoon at my folks is filled with stress and hustling and moving food from here to there and dozens of family (which I love the…
Read More

Take me (us) out to the ball game!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Game ball!"][/caption] Being from Philly, SJ's mom gets tickets to the Braves vs. Philly's game every year they are playing in Atlanta. It just so happened that this was one of those years. Also, with Jess' spring break coming up she decided to take a look at the Braves schedule to see if there were any games that week we could take Chase too, it just so happened that the Braves were playing the Philly's that week. Jess gave her mom and ring and come to find out, she had 4 tickets. We totally jumped on board with that and were all set for some good…
Read More

Its that time of year again!

Well, another December has rolled up on us. We're now 4 days until Christmas and though the house is a glow with lights and decorations, it really doesn't FEEL like Christmas. I blame it primarily on the weather. Current forecast for Friday is 73°/62° with a 40% chance of rain. What's up with that?! Its supposed to be cold on Christmas. But then again we live in Georgia and I've somewhat come to expect that. You really never know what its going to be from one week to the next. Weather aside, things are still just not quite Christmasy. Its somewhat hard to get into the holiday spirit when you…
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

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

The week that never ended

Well, I mean eventually it ended, but damn this week was a pain in the ass. When I say "pain in the ass" I literally mean it when it comes to what we've had to deal with this past week. Lane, Chase, Jess, and I all have had the doom stomach sickness. It started with BLT puking in his bed last Thursday night and rolling around in it all night. He proceeded to throw up again all over himself and highchair Friday morning. Then Saturday, it hit me like a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers, either way, I was down for the count. JT was a trooper…
Read More

Welcome to WRESTLEMANIA…art

Chase is probably one of the biggest wresting fans on the planet right now. He watches it every week, has a million "wrestle guys", knows all the names, has shirts, and hats, and posters, and is pretty much all about some WWE. For Christmas he was fortunate enough to get some Wrestlemania tickets. This was the first time in the 27 years of the PPV that it has ever been to Atlanta. I wanted to go super bad, but the joy it would bring him was well worth it for me to not. (more…)
Read More

‘Mudcat’ Malley

[caption id="attachment_650" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Locust Grove Mudcats"][/caption] Yesterday was opening day for the Locust Grove Little League. For weeks Chase has been going to practice, out in the yard throwing the ball or catching the ball or hitting or swinging, or running or anything he could do to prep for "the big game". He didn't get his uniform until the morning of so he was a bit concerned about that in addition to all the butterflies about being on the field with all the people watching. As it got closer and closer to the actual game you could tell that it was all he could think about. He was ready!…
Read More

J-Dog in the house!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="277" caption="Jan Turner - Day 1"][/caption] This post has been a long time in the making. Well, more like a month in the making. The story goes a little something like this. Jess and Chase had been wanting a puppy for ages, however we were extremely reluctant due to the fact that we live in an apartment. There are extra fees, the clean up, the 2 flights of steps, the noise, etc. All that adds to to a very problematic situation. Couple that with the fact that our schedules didn't really give us a lot of time at home and we just were destined to not get…
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

Muthaz Day!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="184" caption="Sniper Chef"][/caption] Today was Mother's Day, and I have to admit, it was the best one in recent memory. I got to spend it with my two favorite mothers, my own mom and Jess. What made it so great was that it was low-key, stress-free, and full of love. This morning, Chase and I got up and made Jess a fantabulous breakfast (biscuits and sausage gravy). Then we sat around and just chilled before heading over to my parents. Usually an afternoon at my folks is filled with stress and hustling and moving food from here to there and dozens of family (which I love the…
Read More

Take me (us) out to the ball game!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Game ball!"][/caption] Being from Philly, SJ's mom gets tickets to the Braves vs. Philly's game every year they are playing in Atlanta. It just so happened that this was one of those years. Also, with Jess' spring break coming up she decided to take a look at the Braves schedule to see if there were any games that week we could take Chase too, it just so happened that the Braves were playing the Philly's that week. Jess gave her mom and ring and come to find out, she had 4 tickets. We totally jumped on board with that and were all set for some good…
Read More