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

Next level productivity

Whether it was the fact that we hadn't done shit all week or it was some sort of voodoo magic in the air, but man we knocked it out today! This morning BLT was all trying to kick things off as if it were any other day by waking up at 5am. No one wants to be up at that hour on a Saturday. We quickly squashed that by taking him over to my mom's house. She agreed to watch him for the morning so we could get some stuff done around the house for a change. The goal was lofty, but we were up for a challenge. Ever since moving…
Read More

A Very Sniper Christmas

[caption id="attachment_829" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Look what Santa left for Christmas!"][/caption] Christmas has come and gone, though not by much. The tree is still up, there's still remnants of wrapping paper, bows, and tape lying around. The 'new car' smell on all the toys is still there, but the actual day has passed. That by no means, indicates that all the joy and happiness of the season has moved on as well. Chase is off at his dad's, playing with his toys there while his other pile awaits him here. Jess and I both are enjoying each other's company and all the wonderful things 'Santa' has brought us. We had a very modest…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

It’s begining to look a lot like Christmas

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="269" caption="Sniper Christmas Tree 2010"][/caption] Well, Thanksgiving has already come and past. We loaded our bewldys with all manner of foodstuffs. SJ rocked our faces off with a stellar turkey and we had a great time with family and friends. With turkey day, comes black Friday. Knowing we had to get a few things for lil' Snipes, we headed out for some midnight sales. To our surprise the stores weren't all that bad when we got there. There were some lines here and there, but for the most part it wasn't as cray cray as we thought it would be. However, as the night went on and…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

Christmas…and craziness!

I never uploaded Christmas pics! whassupwidat? Well...it's been a crazy few weeks. We made it through Christmas with flying colors and everyone was spoiled with lots and lots of goodies. New Year's was lots of fun and we are slammin' through January. We've moved SO much, and we're finally feeling settled in the new place. We have a few more things to hang, and a 'to buy' list...but it feels like home already. :) Regretfully...we didn't snap many pics during the movapaloosa, and additionally, I had the WORST virus for the better part of it. What I do hope to do is get a few pics of the place once…
Read More

On top of Stone Mountain

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Our family adventure begins"][/caption] A few weeks ago Jess and I decided it would be nice to take Chase to Stone Mountain to see all the Christmas decorations, the laser show, the Atlanta skyline at sunset, and the building of the Snow Mountain area. Despite living in Georgia my entire life, I have never been on top of Stone Mountain. I know...it is a shock to me too! We packed up the camera, got bundled up, made a quick stop to get a snack, and we were on our way. (more…)
Read More

Thanksgiving break-2009: Sniper Style Part 3 (The next day…)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Not just 1 or 2, but 3 dancing machines!"][/caption] Our week of thanksgiving bliss was trucking right along. I had good food and traditions with the Turner's and lots of rest and cooking in Dwood with the boys, so the only thing left was turkey time with the Birney's (Sniperjess' family). For those of you that know us...the Birney house is always an interesting experience. It's untraditional, and slightly unorthodox...but it's always a good time with genuine intentions from all. My growing time in Dwood lately lead to what I would call a "catch up" session when we got there. The adult beverages were poured and…
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

Next level productivity

Whether it was the fact that we hadn't done shit all week or it was some sort of voodoo magic in the air, but man we knocked it out today! This morning BLT was all trying to kick things off as if it were any other day by waking up at 5am. No one wants to be up at that hour on a Saturday. We quickly squashed that by taking him over to my mom's house. She agreed to watch him for the morning so we could get some stuff done around the house for a change. The goal was lofty, but we were up for a challenge. Ever since moving…
Read More

A Very Sniper Christmas

[caption id="attachment_829" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Look what Santa left for Christmas!"][/caption] Christmas has come and gone, though not by much. The tree is still up, there's still remnants of wrapping paper, bows, and tape lying around. The 'new car' smell on all the toys is still there, but the actual day has passed. That by no means, indicates that all the joy and happiness of the season has moved on as well. Chase is off at his dad's, playing with his toys there while his other pile awaits him here. Jess and I both are enjoying each other's company and all the wonderful things 'Santa' has brought us. We had a very modest…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

It’s begining to look a lot like Christmas

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="269" caption="Sniper Christmas Tree 2010"][/caption] Well, Thanksgiving has already come and past. We loaded our bewldys with all manner of foodstuffs. SJ rocked our faces off with a stellar turkey and we had a great time with family and friends. With turkey day, comes black Friday. Knowing we had to get a few things for lil' Snipes, we headed out for some midnight sales. To our surprise the stores weren't all that bad when we got there. There were some lines here and there, but for the most part it wasn't as cray cray as we thought it would be. However, as the night went on and…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

Christmas…and craziness!

I never uploaded Christmas pics! whassupwidat? Well...it's been a crazy few weeks. We made it through Christmas with flying colors and everyone was spoiled with lots and lots of goodies. New Year's was lots of fun and we are slammin' through January. We've moved SO much, and we're finally feeling settled in the new place. We have a few more things to hang, and a 'to buy' list...but it feels like home already. :) Regretfully...we didn't snap many pics during the movapaloosa, and additionally, I had the WORST virus for the better part of it. What I do hope to do is get a few pics of the place once…
Read More

On top of Stone Mountain

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Our family adventure begins"][/caption] A few weeks ago Jess and I decided it would be nice to take Chase to Stone Mountain to see all the Christmas decorations, the laser show, the Atlanta skyline at sunset, and the building of the Snow Mountain area. Despite living in Georgia my entire life, I have never been on top of Stone Mountain. I know...it is a shock to me too! We packed up the camera, got bundled up, made a quick stop to get a snack, and we were on our way. (more…)
Read More

Thanksgiving break-2009: Sniper Style Part 3 (The next day…)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Not just 1 or 2, but 3 dancing machines!"][/caption] Our week of thanksgiving bliss was trucking right along. I had good food and traditions with the Turner's and lots of rest and cooking in Dwood with the boys, so the only thing left was turkey time with the Birney's (Sniperjess' family). For those of you that know us...the Birney house is always an interesting experience. It's untraditional, and slightly unorthodox...but it's always a good time with genuine intentions from all. My growing time in Dwood lately lead to what I would call a "catch up" session when we got there. The adult beverages were poured and…
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

Next level productivity

Whether it was the fact that we hadn't done shit all week or it was some sort of voodoo magic in the air, but man we knocked it out today! This morning BLT was all trying to kick things off as if it were any other day by waking up at 5am. No one wants to be up at that hour on a Saturday. We quickly squashed that by taking him over to my mom's house. She agreed to watch him for the morning so we could get some stuff done around the house for a change. The goal was lofty, but we were up for a challenge. Ever since moving…
Read More

A Very Sniper Christmas

[caption id="attachment_829" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Look what Santa left for Christmas!"][/caption] Christmas has come and gone, though not by much. The tree is still up, there's still remnants of wrapping paper, bows, and tape lying around. The 'new car' smell on all the toys is still there, but the actual day has passed. That by no means, indicates that all the joy and happiness of the season has moved on as well. Chase is off at his dad's, playing with his toys there while his other pile awaits him here. Jess and I both are enjoying each other's company and all the wonderful things 'Santa' has brought us. We had a very modest…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

It’s begining to look a lot like Christmas

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="269" caption="Sniper Christmas Tree 2010"][/caption] Well, Thanksgiving has already come and past. We loaded our bewldys with all manner of foodstuffs. SJ rocked our faces off with a stellar turkey and we had a great time with family and friends. With turkey day, comes black Friday. Knowing we had to get a few things for lil' Snipes, we headed out for some midnight sales. To our surprise the stores weren't all that bad when we got there. There were some lines here and there, but for the most part it wasn't as cray cray as we thought it would be. However, as the night went on and…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

Christmas…and craziness!

I never uploaded Christmas pics! whassupwidat? Well...it's been a crazy few weeks. We made it through Christmas with flying colors and everyone was spoiled with lots and lots of goodies. New Year's was lots of fun and we are slammin' through January. We've moved SO much, and we're finally feeling settled in the new place. We have a few more things to hang, and a 'to buy' list...but it feels like home already. :) Regretfully...we didn't snap many pics during the movapaloosa, and additionally, I had the WORST virus for the better part of it. What I do hope to do is get a few pics of the place once…
Read More

On top of Stone Mountain

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Our family adventure begins"][/caption] A few weeks ago Jess and I decided it would be nice to take Chase to Stone Mountain to see all the Christmas decorations, the laser show, the Atlanta skyline at sunset, and the building of the Snow Mountain area. Despite living in Georgia my entire life, I have never been on top of Stone Mountain. I know...it is a shock to me too! We packed up the camera, got bundled up, made a quick stop to get a snack, and we were on our way. (more…)
Read More

Thanksgiving break-2009: Sniper Style Part 3 (The next day…)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Not just 1 or 2, but 3 dancing machines!"][/caption] Our week of thanksgiving bliss was trucking right along. I had good food and traditions with the Turner's and lots of rest and cooking in Dwood with the boys, so the only thing left was turkey time with the Birney's (Sniperjess' family). For those of you that know us...the Birney house is always an interesting experience. It's untraditional, and slightly unorthodox...but it's always a good time with genuine intentions from all. My growing time in Dwood lately lead to what I would call a "catch up" session when we got there. The adult beverages were poured and…
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

Next level productivity

Whether it was the fact that we hadn't done shit all week or it was some sort of voodoo magic in the air, but man we knocked it out today! This morning BLT was all trying to kick things off as if it were any other day by waking up at 5am. No one wants to be up at that hour on a Saturday. We quickly squashed that by taking him over to my mom's house. She agreed to watch him for the morning so we could get some stuff done around the house for a change. The goal was lofty, but we were up for a challenge. Ever since moving…
Read More

A Very Sniper Christmas

[caption id="attachment_829" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Look what Santa left for Christmas!"][/caption] Christmas has come and gone, though not by much. The tree is still up, there's still remnants of wrapping paper, bows, and tape lying around. The 'new car' smell on all the toys is still there, but the actual day has passed. That by no means, indicates that all the joy and happiness of the season has moved on as well. Chase is off at his dad's, playing with his toys there while his other pile awaits him here. Jess and I both are enjoying each other's company and all the wonderful things 'Santa' has brought us. We had a very modest…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

It’s begining to look a lot like Christmas

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="269" caption="Sniper Christmas Tree 2010"][/caption] Well, Thanksgiving has already come and past. We loaded our bewldys with all manner of foodstuffs. SJ rocked our faces off with a stellar turkey and we had a great time with family and friends. With turkey day, comes black Friday. Knowing we had to get a few things for lil' Snipes, we headed out for some midnight sales. To our surprise the stores weren't all that bad when we got there. There were some lines here and there, but for the most part it wasn't as cray cray as we thought it would be. However, as the night went on and…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

Christmas…and craziness!

I never uploaded Christmas pics! whassupwidat? Well...it's been a crazy few weeks. We made it through Christmas with flying colors and everyone was spoiled with lots and lots of goodies. New Year's was lots of fun and we are slammin' through January. We've moved SO much, and we're finally feeling settled in the new place. We have a few more things to hang, and a 'to buy' list...but it feels like home already. :) Regretfully...we didn't snap many pics during the movapaloosa, and additionally, I had the WORST virus for the better part of it. What I do hope to do is get a few pics of the place once…
Read More

On top of Stone Mountain

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Our family adventure begins"][/caption] A few weeks ago Jess and I decided it would be nice to take Chase to Stone Mountain to see all the Christmas decorations, the laser show, the Atlanta skyline at sunset, and the building of the Snow Mountain area. Despite living in Georgia my entire life, I have never been on top of Stone Mountain. I know...it is a shock to me too! We packed up the camera, got bundled up, made a quick stop to get a snack, and we were on our way. (more…)
Read More

Thanksgiving break-2009: Sniper Style Part 3 (The next day…)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Not just 1 or 2, but 3 dancing machines!"][/caption] Our week of thanksgiving bliss was trucking right along. I had good food and traditions with the Turner's and lots of rest and cooking in Dwood with the boys, so the only thing left was turkey time with the Birney's (Sniperjess' family). For those of you that know us...the Birney house is always an interesting experience. It's untraditional, and slightly unorthodox...but it's always a good time with genuine intentions from all. My growing time in Dwood lately lead to what I would call a "catch up" session when we got there. The adult beverages were poured and…
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

Next level productivity

Whether it was the fact that we hadn't done shit all week or it was some sort of voodoo magic in the air, but man we knocked it out today! This morning BLT was all trying to kick things off as if it were any other day by waking up at 5am. No one wants to be up at that hour on a Saturday. We quickly squashed that by taking him over to my mom's house. She agreed to watch him for the morning so we could get some stuff done around the house for a change. The goal was lofty, but we were up for a challenge. Ever since moving…
Read More

A Very Sniper Christmas

[caption id="attachment_829" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Look what Santa left for Christmas!"][/caption] Christmas has come and gone, though not by much. The tree is still up, there's still remnants of wrapping paper, bows, and tape lying around. The 'new car' smell on all the toys is still there, but the actual day has passed. That by no means, indicates that all the joy and happiness of the season has moved on as well. Chase is off at his dad's, playing with his toys there while his other pile awaits him here. Jess and I both are enjoying each other's company and all the wonderful things 'Santa' has brought us. We had a very modest…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

It’s begining to look a lot like Christmas

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="269" caption="Sniper Christmas Tree 2010"][/caption] Well, Thanksgiving has already come and past. We loaded our bewldys with all manner of foodstuffs. SJ rocked our faces off with a stellar turkey and we had a great time with family and friends. With turkey day, comes black Friday. Knowing we had to get a few things for lil' Snipes, we headed out for some midnight sales. To our surprise the stores weren't all that bad when we got there. There were some lines here and there, but for the most part it wasn't as cray cray as we thought it would be. However, as the night went on and…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

Christmas…and craziness!

I never uploaded Christmas pics! whassupwidat? Well...it's been a crazy few weeks. We made it through Christmas with flying colors and everyone was spoiled with lots and lots of goodies. New Year's was lots of fun and we are slammin' through January. We've moved SO much, and we're finally feeling settled in the new place. We have a few more things to hang, and a 'to buy' list...but it feels like home already. :) Regretfully...we didn't snap many pics during the movapaloosa, and additionally, I had the WORST virus for the better part of it. What I do hope to do is get a few pics of the place once…
Read More

On top of Stone Mountain

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Our family adventure begins"][/caption] A few weeks ago Jess and I decided it would be nice to take Chase to Stone Mountain to see all the Christmas decorations, the laser show, the Atlanta skyline at sunset, and the building of the Snow Mountain area. Despite living in Georgia my entire life, I have never been on top of Stone Mountain. I know...it is a shock to me too! We packed up the camera, got bundled up, made a quick stop to get a snack, and we were on our way. (more…)
Read More

Thanksgiving break-2009: Sniper Style Part 3 (The next day…)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Not just 1 or 2, but 3 dancing machines!"][/caption] Our week of thanksgiving bliss was trucking right along. I had good food and traditions with the Turner's and lots of rest and cooking in Dwood with the boys, so the only thing left was turkey time with the Birney's (Sniperjess' family). For those of you that know us...the Birney house is always an interesting experience. It's untraditional, and slightly unorthodox...but it's always a good time with genuine intentions from all. My growing time in Dwood lately lead to what I would call a "catch up" session when we got there. The adult beverages were poured and…
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

Next level productivity

Whether it was the fact that we hadn't done shit all week or it was some sort of voodoo magic in the air, but man we knocked it out today! This morning BLT was all trying to kick things off as if it were any other day by waking up at 5am. No one wants to be up at that hour on a Saturday. We quickly squashed that by taking him over to my mom's house. She agreed to watch him for the morning so we could get some stuff done around the house for a change. The goal was lofty, but we were up for a challenge. Ever since moving…
Read More

A Very Sniper Christmas

[caption id="attachment_829" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Look what Santa left for Christmas!"][/caption] Christmas has come and gone, though not by much. The tree is still up, there's still remnants of wrapping paper, bows, and tape lying around. The 'new car' smell on all the toys is still there, but the actual day has passed. That by no means, indicates that all the joy and happiness of the season has moved on as well. Chase is off at his dad's, playing with his toys there while his other pile awaits him here. Jess and I both are enjoying each other's company and all the wonderful things 'Santa' has brought us. We had a very modest…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

It’s begining to look a lot like Christmas

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="269" caption="Sniper Christmas Tree 2010"][/caption] Well, Thanksgiving has already come and past. We loaded our bewldys with all manner of foodstuffs. SJ rocked our faces off with a stellar turkey and we had a great time with family and friends. With turkey day, comes black Friday. Knowing we had to get a few things for lil' Snipes, we headed out for some midnight sales. To our surprise the stores weren't all that bad when we got there. There were some lines here and there, but for the most part it wasn't as cray cray as we thought it would be. However, as the night went on and…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

Christmas…and craziness!

I never uploaded Christmas pics! whassupwidat? Well...it's been a crazy few weeks. We made it through Christmas with flying colors and everyone was spoiled with lots and lots of goodies. New Year's was lots of fun and we are slammin' through January. We've moved SO much, and we're finally feeling settled in the new place. We have a few more things to hang, and a 'to buy' list...but it feels like home already. :) Regretfully...we didn't snap many pics during the movapaloosa, and additionally, I had the WORST virus for the better part of it. What I do hope to do is get a few pics of the place once…
Read More

On top of Stone Mountain

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Our family adventure begins"][/caption] A few weeks ago Jess and I decided it would be nice to take Chase to Stone Mountain to see all the Christmas decorations, the laser show, the Atlanta skyline at sunset, and the building of the Snow Mountain area. Despite living in Georgia my entire life, I have never been on top of Stone Mountain. I know...it is a shock to me too! We packed up the camera, got bundled up, made a quick stop to get a snack, and we were on our way. (more…)
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Thanksgiving break-2009: Sniper Style Part 3 (The next day…)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Not just 1 or 2, but 3 dancing machines!"][/caption] Our week of thanksgiving bliss was trucking right along. I had good food and traditions with the Turner's and lots of rest and cooking in Dwood with the boys, so the only thing left was turkey time with the Birney's (Sniperjess' family). For those of you that know us...the Birney house is always an interesting experience. It's untraditional, and slightly unorthodox...but it's always a good time with genuine intentions from all. My growing time in Dwood lately lead to what I would call a "catch up" session when we got there. The adult beverages were poured and…
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

Next level productivity

Whether it was the fact that we hadn't done shit all week or it was some sort of voodoo magic in the air, but man we knocked it out today! This morning BLT was all trying to kick things off as if it were any other day by waking up at 5am. No one wants to be up at that hour on a Saturday. We quickly squashed that by taking him over to my mom's house. She agreed to watch him for the morning so we could get some stuff done around the house for a change. The goal was lofty, but we were up for a challenge. Ever since moving…
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A Very Sniper Christmas

[caption id="attachment_829" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Look what Santa left for Christmas!"][/caption] Christmas has come and gone, though not by much. The tree is still up, there's still remnants of wrapping paper, bows, and tape lying around. The 'new car' smell on all the toys is still there, but the actual day has passed. That by no means, indicates that all the joy and happiness of the season has moved on as well. Chase is off at his dad's, playing with his toys there while his other pile awaits him here. Jess and I both are enjoying each other's company and all the wonderful things 'Santa' has brought us. We had a very modest…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

It’s begining to look a lot like Christmas

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="269" caption="Sniper Christmas Tree 2010"][/caption] Well, Thanksgiving has already come and past. We loaded our bewldys with all manner of foodstuffs. SJ rocked our faces off with a stellar turkey and we had a great time with family and friends. With turkey day, comes black Friday. Knowing we had to get a few things for lil' Snipes, we headed out for some midnight sales. To our surprise the stores weren't all that bad when we got there. There were some lines here and there, but for the most part it wasn't as cray cray as we thought it would be. However, as the night went on and…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

Christmas…and craziness!

I never uploaded Christmas pics! whassupwidat? Well...it's been a crazy few weeks. We made it through Christmas with flying colors and everyone was spoiled with lots and lots of goodies. New Year's was lots of fun and we are slammin' through January. We've moved SO much, and we're finally feeling settled in the new place. We have a few more things to hang, and a 'to buy' list...but it feels like home already. :) Regretfully...we didn't snap many pics during the movapaloosa, and additionally, I had the WORST virus for the better part of it. What I do hope to do is get a few pics of the place once…
Read More

On top of Stone Mountain

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Our family adventure begins"][/caption] A few weeks ago Jess and I decided it would be nice to take Chase to Stone Mountain to see all the Christmas decorations, the laser show, the Atlanta skyline at sunset, and the building of the Snow Mountain area. Despite living in Georgia my entire life, I have never been on top of Stone Mountain. I know...it is a shock to me too! We packed up the camera, got bundled up, made a quick stop to get a snack, and we were on our way. (more…)
Read More

Thanksgiving break-2009: Sniper Style Part 3 (The next day…)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Not just 1 or 2, but 3 dancing machines!"][/caption] Our week of thanksgiving bliss was trucking right along. I had good food and traditions with the Turner's and lots of rest and cooking in Dwood with the boys, so the only thing left was turkey time with the Birney's (Sniperjess' family). For those of you that know us...the Birney house is always an interesting experience. It's untraditional, and slightly unorthodox...but it's always a good time with genuine intentions from all. My growing time in Dwood lately lead to what I would call a "catch up" session when we got there. The adult beverages were poured and…
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

Next level productivity

Whether it was the fact that we hadn't done shit all week or it was some sort of voodoo magic in the air, but man we knocked it out today! This morning BLT was all trying to kick things off as if it were any other day by waking up at 5am. No one wants to be up at that hour on a Saturday. We quickly squashed that by taking him over to my mom's house. She agreed to watch him for the morning so we could get some stuff done around the house for a change. The goal was lofty, but we were up for a challenge. Ever since moving…
Read More

A Very Sniper Christmas

[caption id="attachment_829" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Look what Santa left for Christmas!"][/caption] Christmas has come and gone, though not by much. The tree is still up, there's still remnants of wrapping paper, bows, and tape lying around. The 'new car' smell on all the toys is still there, but the actual day has passed. That by no means, indicates that all the joy and happiness of the season has moved on as well. Chase is off at his dad's, playing with his toys there while his other pile awaits him here. Jess and I both are enjoying each other's company and all the wonderful things 'Santa' has brought us. We had a very modest…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

It’s begining to look a lot like Christmas

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="269" caption="Sniper Christmas Tree 2010"][/caption] Well, Thanksgiving has already come and past. We loaded our bewldys with all manner of foodstuffs. SJ rocked our faces off with a stellar turkey and we had a great time with family and friends. With turkey day, comes black Friday. Knowing we had to get a few things for lil' Snipes, we headed out for some midnight sales. To our surprise the stores weren't all that bad when we got there. There were some lines here and there, but for the most part it wasn't as cray cray as we thought it would be. However, as the night went on and…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

Christmas…and craziness!

I never uploaded Christmas pics! whassupwidat? Well...it's been a crazy few weeks. We made it through Christmas with flying colors and everyone was spoiled with lots and lots of goodies. New Year's was lots of fun and we are slammin' through January. We've moved SO much, and we're finally feeling settled in the new place. We have a few more things to hang, and a 'to buy' list...but it feels like home already. :) Regretfully...we didn't snap many pics during the movapaloosa, and additionally, I had the WORST virus for the better part of it. What I do hope to do is get a few pics of the place once…
Read More

On top of Stone Mountain

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Our family adventure begins"][/caption] A few weeks ago Jess and I decided it would be nice to take Chase to Stone Mountain to see all the Christmas decorations, the laser show, the Atlanta skyline at sunset, and the building of the Snow Mountain area. Despite living in Georgia my entire life, I have never been on top of Stone Mountain. I know...it is a shock to me too! We packed up the camera, got bundled up, made a quick stop to get a snack, and we were on our way. (more…)
Read More

Thanksgiving break-2009: Sniper Style Part 3 (The next day…)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Not just 1 or 2, but 3 dancing machines!"][/caption] Our week of thanksgiving bliss was trucking right along. I had good food and traditions with the Turner's and lots of rest and cooking in Dwood with the boys, so the only thing left was turkey time with the Birney's (Sniperjess' family). For those of you that know us...the Birney house is always an interesting experience. It's untraditional, and slightly unorthodox...but it's always a good time with genuine intentions from all. My growing time in Dwood lately lead to what I would call a "catch up" session when we got there. The adult beverages were poured and…
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

Next level productivity

Whether it was the fact that we hadn't done shit all week or it was some sort of voodoo magic in the air, but man we knocked it out today! This morning BLT was all trying to kick things off as if it were any other day by waking up at 5am. No one wants to be up at that hour on a Saturday. We quickly squashed that by taking him over to my mom's house. She agreed to watch him for the morning so we could get some stuff done around the house for a change. The goal was lofty, but we were up for a challenge. Ever since moving…
Read More

A Very Sniper Christmas

[caption id="attachment_829" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Look what Santa left for Christmas!"][/caption] Christmas has come and gone, though not by much. The tree is still up, there's still remnants of wrapping paper, bows, and tape lying around. The 'new car' smell on all the toys is still there, but the actual day has passed. That by no means, indicates that all the joy and happiness of the season has moved on as well. Chase is off at his dad's, playing with his toys there while his other pile awaits him here. Jess and I both are enjoying each other's company and all the wonderful things 'Santa' has brought us. We had a very modest…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

It’s begining to look a lot like Christmas

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="269" caption="Sniper Christmas Tree 2010"][/caption] Well, Thanksgiving has already come and past. We loaded our bewldys with all manner of foodstuffs. SJ rocked our faces off with a stellar turkey and we had a great time with family and friends. With turkey day, comes black Friday. Knowing we had to get a few things for lil' Snipes, we headed out for some midnight sales. To our surprise the stores weren't all that bad when we got there. There were some lines here and there, but for the most part it wasn't as cray cray as we thought it would be. However, as the night went on and…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

Christmas…and craziness!

I never uploaded Christmas pics! whassupwidat? Well...it's been a crazy few weeks. We made it through Christmas with flying colors and everyone was spoiled with lots and lots of goodies. New Year's was lots of fun and we are slammin' through January. We've moved SO much, and we're finally feeling settled in the new place. We have a few more things to hang, and a 'to buy' list...but it feels like home already. :) Regretfully...we didn't snap many pics during the movapaloosa, and additionally, I had the WORST virus for the better part of it. What I do hope to do is get a few pics of the place once…
Read More

On top of Stone Mountain

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Our family adventure begins"][/caption] A few weeks ago Jess and I decided it would be nice to take Chase to Stone Mountain to see all the Christmas decorations, the laser show, the Atlanta skyline at sunset, and the building of the Snow Mountain area. Despite living in Georgia my entire life, I have never been on top of Stone Mountain. I know...it is a shock to me too! We packed up the camera, got bundled up, made a quick stop to get a snack, and we were on our way. (more…)
Read More

Thanksgiving break-2009: Sniper Style Part 3 (The next day…)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Not just 1 or 2, but 3 dancing machines!"][/caption] Our week of thanksgiving bliss was trucking right along. I had good food and traditions with the Turner's and lots of rest and cooking in Dwood with the boys, so the only thing left was turkey time with the Birney's (Sniperjess' family). For those of you that know us...the Birney house is always an interesting experience. It's untraditional, and slightly unorthodox...but it's always a good time with genuine intentions from all. My growing time in Dwood lately lead to what I would call a "catch up" session when we got there. The adult beverages were poured and…
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

Next level productivity

Whether it was the fact that we hadn't done shit all week or it was some sort of voodoo magic in the air, but man we knocked it out today! This morning BLT was all trying to kick things off as if it were any other day by waking up at 5am. No one wants to be up at that hour on a Saturday. We quickly squashed that by taking him over to my mom's house. She agreed to watch him for the morning so we could get some stuff done around the house for a change. The goal was lofty, but we were up for a challenge. Ever since moving…
Read More

A Very Sniper Christmas

[caption id="attachment_829" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Look what Santa left for Christmas!"][/caption] Christmas has come and gone, though not by much. The tree is still up, there's still remnants of wrapping paper, bows, and tape lying around. The 'new car' smell on all the toys is still there, but the actual day has passed. That by no means, indicates that all the joy and happiness of the season has moved on as well. Chase is off at his dad's, playing with his toys there while his other pile awaits him here. Jess and I both are enjoying each other's company and all the wonderful things 'Santa' has brought us. We had a very modest…
Read More

And just like that…

Christmas is over! This time of year always seems to fly by so quickly. This has been the best holiday I've had in a few years...I had genuine holiday spirit! The house was crazy decorated, I shopped early, I listened to Christmas songs, and drove around looking for lights. Everyone was spoiled with presents and we got to spend some great time with family. Speaking of family...I am SO proud of my side this year! I have silently proclaimed myself as the new matriarch of this family and hosted dinner/presents at our house this year. We had a delicious meal, talked nicely, opened gifts, and ate brownies. ALL without the…
Read More

It’s begining to look a lot like Christmas

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="269" caption="Sniper Christmas Tree 2010"][/caption] Well, Thanksgiving has already come and past. We loaded our bewldys with all manner of foodstuffs. SJ rocked our faces off with a stellar turkey and we had a great time with family and friends. With turkey day, comes black Friday. Knowing we had to get a few things for lil' Snipes, we headed out for some midnight sales. To our surprise the stores weren't all that bad when we got there. There were some lines here and there, but for the most part it wasn't as cray cray as we thought it would be. However, as the night went on and…
Read More

What a Winter Break!

I have had the last week off of work and it's been B.L.I.S.S. With a sick day AND a snow day prefacing it...it feels like Christmas Break all over again. There is SO much to blog about! SB took care of our Vday weekend with his previous post. It really was a magical weekend for us. It was our first Vday that counts, but I truly hope we continue to have weekends like that for a long, long time. :) (more…)
Read More

Christmas…and craziness!

I never uploaded Christmas pics! whassupwidat? Well...it's been a crazy few weeks. We made it through Christmas with flying colors and everyone was spoiled with lots and lots of goodies. New Year's was lots of fun and we are slammin' through January. We've moved SO much, and we're finally feeling settled in the new place. We have a few more things to hang, and a 'to buy' list...but it feels like home already. :) Regretfully...we didn't snap many pics during the movapaloosa, and additionally, I had the WORST virus for the better part of it. What I do hope to do is get a few pics of the place once…
Read More

On top of Stone Mountain

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Our family adventure begins"][/caption] A few weeks ago Jess and I decided it would be nice to take Chase to Stone Mountain to see all the Christmas decorations, the laser show, the Atlanta skyline at sunset, and the building of the Snow Mountain area. Despite living in Georgia my entire life, I have never been on top of Stone Mountain. I know...it is a shock to me too! We packed up the camera, got bundled up, made a quick stop to get a snack, and we were on our way. (more…)
Read More

Thanksgiving break-2009: Sniper Style Part 3 (The next day…)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Not just 1 or 2, but 3 dancing machines!"][/caption] Our week of thanksgiving bliss was trucking right along. I had good food and traditions with the Turner's and lots of rest and cooking in Dwood with the boys, so the only thing left was turkey time with the Birney's (Sniperjess' family). For those of you that know us...the Birney house is always an interesting experience. It's untraditional, and slightly unorthodox...but it's always a good time with genuine intentions from all. My growing time in Dwood lately lead to what I would call a "catch up" session when we got there. The adult beverages were poured and…
Read More