Stone Mountain Date Night

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Perfect Sunset"][/caption] It all started with an email I received on Tuesday Apr 6th. Jess: while I was walking around monitoring my kids...i came up with the BEST idea. :) I know it’s going to be a long week for both of us, so I want us to have something to look forward to....so do me a favor? keep your plans for Friday night free. the whole night. I got a lil something up my sleeve. :) We both knew that Friday didn't really have any thing going on, and Jess could sense that I was feeling a bit of the gloom monster. So she cooked…
Read More

I’m on a pursuit of happiness

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xzU9Qqdqww[/youtube] Truth. It would appear that I've found it. My Jess is by my side. The Viper has been taking down. It took quite a lot of doing, but it happened. I know we still need to make a New Years AND Christmas post, and we will, but for now, this is my random Saturday night post. Everything is pretty much exactly as it should be. I didn't really have a whole lot else to add. I just wanted to throw a quick post out there to say that I am on the pursuit of happiness, and I do believe I've found it. :)
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

I mean… for sersiiusnly?

Yeah. for. seriously! That's how serious it is. So what is on my mind? Well for starters a lot of things. But I'll get started with this. I noticed the other day that I was on the elevatore and there was a gaggle of ladies all bundles up. They were all in there dark grey or black over coats shivering or what ever t is that people do and I was mearly standing there in my short sleve or long sleve t-shirt. what caught my eye was the fact that here were several people acting as if it were the plague of God and some sort of absence of heat…
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

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 2 (Thanksgiving Day)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Roosevelt, meet Turner"][/caption] In true Turner style the morning got started with a big plate of food and a lot of scrambling around. After breakfast Jess and I started in on the turkey, gravy base, and more chopping of vegetables. You'd think that after like three days of preparing food, we'd have all this mess done. That wasn't really the case. There always seemed to be more carrots, onions, celery, taters... oh wait. No potatoes to cut up those had already been taken care of and were in the fridge setting up. Oh, the taters! Let me describe the ways I love thee. Ok, I'm done.…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 1

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="159" caption="Maybe YOU should relax"][/caption] It all started with a trip to Burger King for some New Moon paraphernalia. I got Jess' place and we got ready and headed off for some sushi, time with friends, and a gaggle of tweens and/or begrudgingly happy boyfriends and husbands. The movie was ish at best. It was better than Twilight, but then again, Twilight was a pretty terrible movie. There were some decent fight scenes, a fast car or two, some sparkly "vampires", enough emo looks to make a rainbow cry, and and then some credits. That pretty much sums up the movie, or at least what I recall…
Read More

Le Spooky de la Towne

So Halloween has come and gone and oh what a great one it was. It's always been my favorite "holiday" and this year was no exception. For the past few years I've been collecting pieces from Spooky Town. With the sale of the house I couldn't really put them out for display, but now that I'm in an apartment, I can put anything out I want. So when Oct rolled around it was time to load up the car with all my stuff from my parents house and decorate my house to the gills...Halloween style! [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157622640067003"] It certainly was nice to finally be able to decorate and put…
Read More

Stone Mountain Date Night

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Perfect Sunset"][/caption] It all started with an email I received on Tuesday Apr 6th. Jess: while I was walking around monitoring my kids...i came up with the BEST idea. :) I know it’s going to be a long week for both of us, so I want us to have something to look forward to....so do me a favor? keep your plans for Friday night free. the whole night. I got a lil something up my sleeve. :) We both knew that Friday didn't really have any thing going on, and Jess could sense that I was feeling a bit of the gloom monster. So she cooked…
Read More

I’m on a pursuit of happiness

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xzU9Qqdqww[/youtube] Truth. It would appear that I've found it. My Jess is by my side. The Viper has been taking down. It took quite a lot of doing, but it happened. I know we still need to make a New Years AND Christmas post, and we will, but for now, this is my random Saturday night post. Everything is pretty much exactly as it should be. I didn't really have a whole lot else to add. I just wanted to throw a quick post out there to say that I am on the pursuit of happiness, and I do believe I've found it. :)
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

I mean… for sersiiusnly?

Yeah. for. seriously! That's how serious it is. So what is on my mind? Well for starters a lot of things. But I'll get started with this. I noticed the other day that I was on the elevatore and there was a gaggle of ladies all bundles up. They were all in there dark grey or black over coats shivering or what ever t is that people do and I was mearly standing there in my short sleve or long sleve t-shirt. what caught my eye was the fact that here were several people acting as if it were the plague of God and some sort of absence of heat…
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

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 2 (Thanksgiving Day)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Roosevelt, meet Turner"][/caption] In true Turner style the morning got started with a big plate of food and a lot of scrambling around. After breakfast Jess and I started in on the turkey, gravy base, and more chopping of vegetables. You'd think that after like three days of preparing food, we'd have all this mess done. That wasn't really the case. There always seemed to be more carrots, onions, celery, taters... oh wait. No potatoes to cut up those had already been taken care of and were in the fridge setting up. Oh, the taters! Let me describe the ways I love thee. Ok, I'm done.…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 1

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="159" caption="Maybe YOU should relax"][/caption] It all started with a trip to Burger King for some New Moon paraphernalia. I got Jess' place and we got ready and headed off for some sushi, time with friends, and a gaggle of tweens and/or begrudgingly happy boyfriends and husbands. The movie was ish at best. It was better than Twilight, but then again, Twilight was a pretty terrible movie. There were some decent fight scenes, a fast car or two, some sparkly "vampires", enough emo looks to make a rainbow cry, and and then some credits. That pretty much sums up the movie, or at least what I recall…
Read More

Le Spooky de la Towne

So Halloween has come and gone and oh what a great one it was. It's always been my favorite "holiday" and this year was no exception. For the past few years I've been collecting pieces from Spooky Town. With the sale of the house I couldn't really put them out for display, but now that I'm in an apartment, I can put anything out I want. So when Oct rolled around it was time to load up the car with all my stuff from my parents house and decorate my house to the gills...Halloween style! [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157622640067003"] It certainly was nice to finally be able to decorate and put…
Read More

Stone Mountain Date Night

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Perfect Sunset"][/caption] It all started with an email I received on Tuesday Apr 6th. Jess: while I was walking around monitoring my kids...i came up with the BEST idea. :) I know it’s going to be a long week for both of us, so I want us to have something to look forward to....so do me a favor? keep your plans for Friday night free. the whole night. I got a lil something up my sleeve. :) We both knew that Friday didn't really have any thing going on, and Jess could sense that I was feeling a bit of the gloom monster. So she cooked…
Read More

I’m on a pursuit of happiness

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xzU9Qqdqww[/youtube] Truth. It would appear that I've found it. My Jess is by my side. The Viper has been taking down. It took quite a lot of doing, but it happened. I know we still need to make a New Years AND Christmas post, and we will, but for now, this is my random Saturday night post. Everything is pretty much exactly as it should be. I didn't really have a whole lot else to add. I just wanted to throw a quick post out there to say that I am on the pursuit of happiness, and I do believe I've found it. :)
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

I mean… for sersiiusnly?

Yeah. for. seriously! That's how serious it is. So what is on my mind? Well for starters a lot of things. But I'll get started with this. I noticed the other day that I was on the elevatore and there was a gaggle of ladies all bundles up. They were all in there dark grey or black over coats shivering or what ever t is that people do and I was mearly standing there in my short sleve or long sleve t-shirt. what caught my eye was the fact that here were several people acting as if it were the plague of God and some sort of absence of heat…
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

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 2 (Thanksgiving Day)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Roosevelt, meet Turner"][/caption] In true Turner style the morning got started with a big plate of food and a lot of scrambling around. After breakfast Jess and I started in on the turkey, gravy base, and more chopping of vegetables. You'd think that after like three days of preparing food, we'd have all this mess done. That wasn't really the case. There always seemed to be more carrots, onions, celery, taters... oh wait. No potatoes to cut up those had already been taken care of and were in the fridge setting up. Oh, the taters! Let me describe the ways I love thee. Ok, I'm done.…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 1

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="159" caption="Maybe YOU should relax"][/caption] It all started with a trip to Burger King for some New Moon paraphernalia. I got Jess' place and we got ready and headed off for some sushi, time with friends, and a gaggle of tweens and/or begrudgingly happy boyfriends and husbands. The movie was ish at best. It was better than Twilight, but then again, Twilight was a pretty terrible movie. There were some decent fight scenes, a fast car or two, some sparkly "vampires", enough emo looks to make a rainbow cry, and and then some credits. That pretty much sums up the movie, or at least what I recall…
Read More

Le Spooky de la Towne

So Halloween has come and gone and oh what a great one it was. It's always been my favorite "holiday" and this year was no exception. For the past few years I've been collecting pieces from Spooky Town. With the sale of the house I couldn't really put them out for display, but now that I'm in an apartment, I can put anything out I want. So when Oct rolled around it was time to load up the car with all my stuff from my parents house and decorate my house to the gills...Halloween style! [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157622640067003"] It certainly was nice to finally be able to decorate and put…
Read More

Stone Mountain Date Night

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Perfect Sunset"][/caption] It all started with an email I received on Tuesday Apr 6th. Jess: while I was walking around monitoring my kids...i came up with the BEST idea. :) I know it’s going to be a long week for both of us, so I want us to have something to look forward to....so do me a favor? keep your plans for Friday night free. the whole night. I got a lil something up my sleeve. :) We both knew that Friday didn't really have any thing going on, and Jess could sense that I was feeling a bit of the gloom monster. So she cooked…
Read More

I’m on a pursuit of happiness

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xzU9Qqdqww[/youtube] Truth. It would appear that I've found it. My Jess is by my side. The Viper has been taking down. It took quite a lot of doing, but it happened. I know we still need to make a New Years AND Christmas post, and we will, but for now, this is my random Saturday night post. Everything is pretty much exactly as it should be. I didn't really have a whole lot else to add. I just wanted to throw a quick post out there to say that I am on the pursuit of happiness, and I do believe I've found it. :)
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

I mean… for sersiiusnly?

Yeah. for. seriously! That's how serious it is. So what is on my mind? Well for starters a lot of things. But I'll get started with this. I noticed the other day that I was on the elevatore and there was a gaggle of ladies all bundles up. They were all in there dark grey or black over coats shivering or what ever t is that people do and I was mearly standing there in my short sleve or long sleve t-shirt. what caught my eye was the fact that here were several people acting as if it were the plague of God and some sort of absence of heat…
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

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 2 (Thanksgiving Day)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Roosevelt, meet Turner"][/caption] In true Turner style the morning got started with a big plate of food and a lot of scrambling around. After breakfast Jess and I started in on the turkey, gravy base, and more chopping of vegetables. You'd think that after like three days of preparing food, we'd have all this mess done. That wasn't really the case. There always seemed to be more carrots, onions, celery, taters... oh wait. No potatoes to cut up those had already been taken care of and were in the fridge setting up. Oh, the taters! Let me describe the ways I love thee. Ok, I'm done.…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 1

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="159" caption="Maybe YOU should relax"][/caption] It all started with a trip to Burger King for some New Moon paraphernalia. I got Jess' place and we got ready and headed off for some sushi, time with friends, and a gaggle of tweens and/or begrudgingly happy boyfriends and husbands. The movie was ish at best. It was better than Twilight, but then again, Twilight was a pretty terrible movie. There were some decent fight scenes, a fast car or two, some sparkly "vampires", enough emo looks to make a rainbow cry, and and then some credits. That pretty much sums up the movie, or at least what I recall…
Read More

Le Spooky de la Towne

So Halloween has come and gone and oh what a great one it was. It's always been my favorite "holiday" and this year was no exception. For the past few years I've been collecting pieces from Spooky Town. With the sale of the house I couldn't really put them out for display, but now that I'm in an apartment, I can put anything out I want. So when Oct rolled around it was time to load up the car with all my stuff from my parents house and decorate my house to the gills...Halloween style! [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157622640067003"] It certainly was nice to finally be able to decorate and put…
Read More

Stone Mountain Date Night

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Perfect Sunset"][/caption] It all started with an email I received on Tuesday Apr 6th. Jess: while I was walking around monitoring my kids...i came up with the BEST idea. :) I know it’s going to be a long week for both of us, so I want us to have something to look forward to....so do me a favor? keep your plans for Friday night free. the whole night. I got a lil something up my sleeve. :) We both knew that Friday didn't really have any thing going on, and Jess could sense that I was feeling a bit of the gloom monster. So she cooked…
Read More

I’m on a pursuit of happiness

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xzU9Qqdqww[/youtube] Truth. It would appear that I've found it. My Jess is by my side. The Viper has been taking down. It took quite a lot of doing, but it happened. I know we still need to make a New Years AND Christmas post, and we will, but for now, this is my random Saturday night post. Everything is pretty much exactly as it should be. I didn't really have a whole lot else to add. I just wanted to throw a quick post out there to say that I am on the pursuit of happiness, and I do believe I've found it. :)
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

I mean… for sersiiusnly?

Yeah. for. seriously! That's how serious it is. So what is on my mind? Well for starters a lot of things. But I'll get started with this. I noticed the other day that I was on the elevatore and there was a gaggle of ladies all bundles up. They were all in there dark grey or black over coats shivering or what ever t is that people do and I was mearly standing there in my short sleve or long sleve t-shirt. what caught my eye was the fact that here were several people acting as if it were the plague of God and some sort of absence of heat…
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

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 2 (Thanksgiving Day)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Roosevelt, meet Turner"][/caption] In true Turner style the morning got started with a big plate of food and a lot of scrambling around. After breakfast Jess and I started in on the turkey, gravy base, and more chopping of vegetables. You'd think that after like three days of preparing food, we'd have all this mess done. That wasn't really the case. There always seemed to be more carrots, onions, celery, taters... oh wait. No potatoes to cut up those had already been taken care of and were in the fridge setting up. Oh, the taters! Let me describe the ways I love thee. Ok, I'm done.…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 1

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="159" caption="Maybe YOU should relax"][/caption] It all started with a trip to Burger King for some New Moon paraphernalia. I got Jess' place and we got ready and headed off for some sushi, time with friends, and a gaggle of tweens and/or begrudgingly happy boyfriends and husbands. The movie was ish at best. It was better than Twilight, but then again, Twilight was a pretty terrible movie. There were some decent fight scenes, a fast car or two, some sparkly "vampires", enough emo looks to make a rainbow cry, and and then some credits. That pretty much sums up the movie, or at least what I recall…
Read More

Le Spooky de la Towne

So Halloween has come and gone and oh what a great one it was. It's always been my favorite "holiday" and this year was no exception. For the past few years I've been collecting pieces from Spooky Town. With the sale of the house I couldn't really put them out for display, but now that I'm in an apartment, I can put anything out I want. So when Oct rolled around it was time to load up the car with all my stuff from my parents house and decorate my house to the gills...Halloween style! [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157622640067003"] It certainly was nice to finally be able to decorate and put…
Read More

Stone Mountain Date Night

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Perfect Sunset"][/caption] It all started with an email I received on Tuesday Apr 6th. Jess: while I was walking around monitoring my kids...i came up with the BEST idea. :) I know it’s going to be a long week for both of us, so I want us to have something to look forward to....so do me a favor? keep your plans for Friday night free. the whole night. I got a lil something up my sleeve. :) We both knew that Friday didn't really have any thing going on, and Jess could sense that I was feeling a bit of the gloom monster. So she cooked…
Read More

I’m on a pursuit of happiness

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xzU9Qqdqww[/youtube] Truth. It would appear that I've found it. My Jess is by my side. The Viper has been taking down. It took quite a lot of doing, but it happened. I know we still need to make a New Years AND Christmas post, and we will, but for now, this is my random Saturday night post. Everything is pretty much exactly as it should be. I didn't really have a whole lot else to add. I just wanted to throw a quick post out there to say that I am on the pursuit of happiness, and I do believe I've found it. :)
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

I mean… for sersiiusnly?

Yeah. for. seriously! That's how serious it is. So what is on my mind? Well for starters a lot of things. But I'll get started with this. I noticed the other day that I was on the elevatore and there was a gaggle of ladies all bundles up. They were all in there dark grey or black over coats shivering or what ever t is that people do and I was mearly standing there in my short sleve or long sleve t-shirt. what caught my eye was the fact that here were several people acting as if it were the plague of God and some sort of absence of heat…
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

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 2 (Thanksgiving Day)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Roosevelt, meet Turner"][/caption] In true Turner style the morning got started with a big plate of food and a lot of scrambling around. After breakfast Jess and I started in on the turkey, gravy base, and more chopping of vegetables. You'd think that after like three days of preparing food, we'd have all this mess done. That wasn't really the case. There always seemed to be more carrots, onions, celery, taters... oh wait. No potatoes to cut up those had already been taken care of and were in the fridge setting up. Oh, the taters! Let me describe the ways I love thee. Ok, I'm done.…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 1

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="159" caption="Maybe YOU should relax"][/caption] It all started with a trip to Burger King for some New Moon paraphernalia. I got Jess' place and we got ready and headed off for some sushi, time with friends, and a gaggle of tweens and/or begrudgingly happy boyfriends and husbands. The movie was ish at best. It was better than Twilight, but then again, Twilight was a pretty terrible movie. There were some decent fight scenes, a fast car or two, some sparkly "vampires", enough emo looks to make a rainbow cry, and and then some credits. That pretty much sums up the movie, or at least what I recall…
Read More

Le Spooky de la Towne

So Halloween has come and gone and oh what a great one it was. It's always been my favorite "holiday" and this year was no exception. For the past few years I've been collecting pieces from Spooky Town. With the sale of the house I couldn't really put them out for display, but now that I'm in an apartment, I can put anything out I want. So when Oct rolled around it was time to load up the car with all my stuff from my parents house and decorate my house to the gills...Halloween style! [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157622640067003"] It certainly was nice to finally be able to decorate and put…
Read More

Stone Mountain Date Night

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Perfect Sunset"][/caption] It all started with an email I received on Tuesday Apr 6th. Jess: while I was walking around monitoring my kids...i came up with the BEST idea. :) I know it’s going to be a long week for both of us, so I want us to have something to look forward to....so do me a favor? keep your plans for Friday night free. the whole night. I got a lil something up my sleeve. :) We both knew that Friday didn't really have any thing going on, and Jess could sense that I was feeling a bit of the gloom monster. So she cooked…
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I’m on a pursuit of happiness

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xzU9Qqdqww[/youtube] Truth. It would appear that I've found it. My Jess is by my side. The Viper has been taking down. It took quite a lot of doing, but it happened. I know we still need to make a New Years AND Christmas post, and we will, but for now, this is my random Saturday night post. Everything is pretty much exactly as it should be. I didn't really have a whole lot else to add. I just wanted to throw a quick post out there to say that I am on the pursuit of happiness, and I do believe I've found it. :)
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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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I mean… for sersiiusnly?

Yeah. for. seriously! That's how serious it is. So what is on my mind? Well for starters a lot of things. But I'll get started with this. I noticed the other day that I was on the elevatore and there was a gaggle of ladies all bundles up. They were all in there dark grey or black over coats shivering or what ever t is that people do and I was mearly standing there in my short sleve or long sleve t-shirt. what caught my eye was the fact that here were several people acting as if it were the plague of God and some sort of absence of heat…
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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…
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Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 2 (Thanksgiving Day)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Roosevelt, meet Turner"][/caption] In true Turner style the morning got started with a big plate of food and a lot of scrambling around. After breakfast Jess and I started in on the turkey, gravy base, and more chopping of vegetables. You'd think that after like three days of preparing food, we'd have all this mess done. That wasn't really the case. There always seemed to be more carrots, onions, celery, taters... oh wait. No potatoes to cut up those had already been taken care of and were in the fridge setting up. Oh, the taters! Let me describe the ways I love thee. Ok, I'm done.…
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Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 1

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="159" caption="Maybe YOU should relax"][/caption] It all started with a trip to Burger King for some New Moon paraphernalia. I got Jess' place and we got ready and headed off for some sushi, time with friends, and a gaggle of tweens and/or begrudgingly happy boyfriends and husbands. The movie was ish at best. It was better than Twilight, but then again, Twilight was a pretty terrible movie. There were some decent fight scenes, a fast car or two, some sparkly "vampires", enough emo looks to make a rainbow cry, and and then some credits. That pretty much sums up the movie, or at least what I recall…
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Le Spooky de la Towne

So Halloween has come and gone and oh what a great one it was. It's always been my favorite "holiday" and this year was no exception. For the past few years I've been collecting pieces from Spooky Town. With the sale of the house I couldn't really put them out for display, but now that I'm in an apartment, I can put anything out I want. So when Oct rolled around it was time to load up the car with all my stuff from my parents house and decorate my house to the gills...Halloween style! [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157622640067003"] It certainly was nice to finally be able to decorate and put…
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Stone Mountain Date Night

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Perfect Sunset"][/caption] It all started with an email I received on Tuesday Apr 6th. Jess: while I was walking around monitoring my kids...i came up with the BEST idea. :) I know it’s going to be a long week for both of us, so I want us to have something to look forward to....so do me a favor? keep your plans for Friday night free. the whole night. I got a lil something up my sleeve. :) We both knew that Friday didn't really have any thing going on, and Jess could sense that I was feeling a bit of the gloom monster. So she cooked…
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I’m on a pursuit of happiness

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xzU9Qqdqww[/youtube] Truth. It would appear that I've found it. My Jess is by my side. The Viper has been taking down. It took quite a lot of doing, but it happened. I know we still need to make a New Years AND Christmas post, and we will, but for now, this is my random Saturday night post. Everything is pretty much exactly as it should be. I didn't really have a whole lot else to add. I just wanted to throw a quick post out there to say that I am on the pursuit of happiness, and I do believe I've found it. :)
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

I mean… for sersiiusnly?

Yeah. for. seriously! That's how serious it is. So what is on my mind? Well for starters a lot of things. But I'll get started with this. I noticed the other day that I was on the elevatore and there was a gaggle of ladies all bundles up. They were all in there dark grey or black over coats shivering or what ever t is that people do and I was mearly standing there in my short sleve or long sleve t-shirt. what caught my eye was the fact that here were several people acting as if it were the plague of God and some sort of absence of heat…
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

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 2 (Thanksgiving Day)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Roosevelt, meet Turner"][/caption] In true Turner style the morning got started with a big plate of food and a lot of scrambling around. After breakfast Jess and I started in on the turkey, gravy base, and more chopping of vegetables. You'd think that after like three days of preparing food, we'd have all this mess done. That wasn't really the case. There always seemed to be more carrots, onions, celery, taters... oh wait. No potatoes to cut up those had already been taken care of and were in the fridge setting up. Oh, the taters! Let me describe the ways I love thee. Ok, I'm done.…
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Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 1

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="159" caption="Maybe YOU should relax"][/caption] It all started with a trip to Burger King for some New Moon paraphernalia. I got Jess' place and we got ready and headed off for some sushi, time with friends, and a gaggle of tweens and/or begrudgingly happy boyfriends and husbands. The movie was ish at best. It was better than Twilight, but then again, Twilight was a pretty terrible movie. There were some decent fight scenes, a fast car or two, some sparkly "vampires", enough emo looks to make a rainbow cry, and and then some credits. That pretty much sums up the movie, or at least what I recall…
Read More

Le Spooky de la Towne

So Halloween has come and gone and oh what a great one it was. It's always been my favorite "holiday" and this year was no exception. For the past few years I've been collecting pieces from Spooky Town. With the sale of the house I couldn't really put them out for display, but now that I'm in an apartment, I can put anything out I want. So when Oct rolled around it was time to load up the car with all my stuff from my parents house and decorate my house to the gills...Halloween style! [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157622640067003"] It certainly was nice to finally be able to decorate and put…
Read More

Stone Mountain Date Night

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Perfect Sunset"][/caption] It all started with an email I received on Tuesday Apr 6th. Jess: while I was walking around monitoring my kids...i came up with the BEST idea. :) I know it’s going to be a long week for both of us, so I want us to have something to look forward to....so do me a favor? keep your plans for Friday night free. the whole night. I got a lil something up my sleeve. :) We both knew that Friday didn't really have any thing going on, and Jess could sense that I was feeling a bit of the gloom monster. So she cooked…
Read More

I’m on a pursuit of happiness

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xzU9Qqdqww[/youtube] Truth. It would appear that I've found it. My Jess is by my side. The Viper has been taking down. It took quite a lot of doing, but it happened. I know we still need to make a New Years AND Christmas post, and we will, but for now, this is my random Saturday night post. Everything is pretty much exactly as it should be. I didn't really have a whole lot else to add. I just wanted to throw a quick post out there to say that I am on the pursuit of happiness, and I do believe I've found it. :)
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

I mean… for sersiiusnly?

Yeah. for. seriously! That's how serious it is. So what is on my mind? Well for starters a lot of things. But I'll get started with this. I noticed the other day that I was on the elevatore and there was a gaggle of ladies all bundles up. They were all in there dark grey or black over coats shivering or what ever t is that people do and I was mearly standing there in my short sleve or long sleve t-shirt. what caught my eye was the fact that here were several people acting as if it were the plague of God and some sort of absence of heat…
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

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 2 (Thanksgiving Day)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Roosevelt, meet Turner"][/caption] In true Turner style the morning got started with a big plate of food and a lot of scrambling around. After breakfast Jess and I started in on the turkey, gravy base, and more chopping of vegetables. You'd think that after like three days of preparing food, we'd have all this mess done. That wasn't really the case. There always seemed to be more carrots, onions, celery, taters... oh wait. No potatoes to cut up those had already been taken care of and were in the fridge setting up. Oh, the taters! Let me describe the ways I love thee. Ok, I'm done.…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 1

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="159" caption="Maybe YOU should relax"][/caption] It all started with a trip to Burger King for some New Moon paraphernalia. I got Jess' place and we got ready and headed off for some sushi, time with friends, and a gaggle of tweens and/or begrudgingly happy boyfriends and husbands. The movie was ish at best. It was better than Twilight, but then again, Twilight was a pretty terrible movie. There were some decent fight scenes, a fast car or two, some sparkly "vampires", enough emo looks to make a rainbow cry, and and then some credits. That pretty much sums up the movie, or at least what I recall…
Read More

Le Spooky de la Towne

So Halloween has come and gone and oh what a great one it was. It's always been my favorite "holiday" and this year was no exception. For the past few years I've been collecting pieces from Spooky Town. With the sale of the house I couldn't really put them out for display, but now that I'm in an apartment, I can put anything out I want. So when Oct rolled around it was time to load up the car with all my stuff from my parents house and decorate my house to the gills...Halloween style! [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157622640067003"] It certainly was nice to finally be able to decorate and put…
Read More

Stone Mountain Date Night

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Perfect Sunset"][/caption] It all started with an email I received on Tuesday Apr 6th. Jess: while I was walking around monitoring my kids...i came up with the BEST idea. :) I know it’s going to be a long week for both of us, so I want us to have something to look forward to....so do me a favor? keep your plans for Friday night free. the whole night. I got a lil something up my sleeve. :) We both knew that Friday didn't really have any thing going on, and Jess could sense that I was feeling a bit of the gloom monster. So she cooked…
Read More

I’m on a pursuit of happiness

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xzU9Qqdqww[/youtube] Truth. It would appear that I've found it. My Jess is by my side. The Viper has been taking down. It took quite a lot of doing, but it happened. I know we still need to make a New Years AND Christmas post, and we will, but for now, this is my random Saturday night post. Everything is pretty much exactly as it should be. I didn't really have a whole lot else to add. I just wanted to throw a quick post out there to say that I am on the pursuit of happiness, and I do believe I've found it. :)
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

I mean… for sersiiusnly?

Yeah. for. seriously! That's how serious it is. So what is on my mind? Well for starters a lot of things. But I'll get started with this. I noticed the other day that I was on the elevatore and there was a gaggle of ladies all bundles up. They were all in there dark grey or black over coats shivering or what ever t is that people do and I was mearly standing there in my short sleve or long sleve t-shirt. what caught my eye was the fact that here were several people acting as if it were the plague of God and some sort of absence of heat…
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

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 2 (Thanksgiving Day)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="Roosevelt, meet Turner"][/caption] In true Turner style the morning got started with a big plate of food and a lot of scrambling around. After breakfast Jess and I started in on the turkey, gravy base, and more chopping of vegetables. You'd think that after like three days of preparing food, we'd have all this mess done. That wasn't really the case. There always seemed to be more carrots, onions, celery, taters... oh wait. No potatoes to cut up those had already been taken care of and were in the fridge setting up. Oh, the taters! Let me describe the ways I love thee. Ok, I'm done.…
Read More

Thanksgiving break – 2009: Sniper Style pt. 1

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="159" caption="Maybe YOU should relax"][/caption] It all started with a trip to Burger King for some New Moon paraphernalia. I got Jess' place and we got ready and headed off for some sushi, time with friends, and a gaggle of tweens and/or begrudgingly happy boyfriends and husbands. The movie was ish at best. It was better than Twilight, but then again, Twilight was a pretty terrible movie. There were some decent fight scenes, a fast car or two, some sparkly "vampires", enough emo looks to make a rainbow cry, and and then some credits. That pretty much sums up the movie, or at least what I recall…
Read More

Le Spooky de la Towne

So Halloween has come and gone and oh what a great one it was. It's always been my favorite "holiday" and this year was no exception. For the past few years I've been collecting pieces from Spooky Town. With the sale of the house I couldn't really put them out for display, but now that I'm in an apartment, I can put anything out I want. So when Oct rolled around it was time to load up the car with all my stuff from my parents house and decorate my house to the gills...Halloween style! [flickr-gallery mode="photoset" photoset="72157622640067003"] It certainly was nice to finally be able to decorate and put…
Read More