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January 25, 2011

We had our 18 week ultrasound appointment yesterday (4-weeks ago due to late post) and it appears that everything is moving along swimmingly! We had the grandparents in for the appointment and they seemed ecstatic about being there.
How crazy is it to know that your wife is carrying a child, well more like an alien at present, in her belly. I can’t believe that in 5 months we are going to be parents. I may be 30, but I still feel like I kid myself.
Do I maintain my childlike mindset or do I automatically become a responsible adult and a father figure? Am I going to be my father? Am I going to be the disciplinarian or am I going to be the “Go ask your mother” type? Is it a girl or a boy (we didn’t find out)? Will the name we choose be the right name, or will our child be ridiculed because we name him/her Radish, Apple or Shithead (pronounced Shith-eed)? Do we cease from maintaining our lifestyle of going out to eat, hiking/camping, and mini vacations? So many questions and so few answers, but I guess that is all part of the excitement.
I am looking forward to the next 5 months, but even more than that I am looking forward to the excitement, stress and joy of being responsible for a human baby.

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July 31, 2010

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30

July 29, 2010

It’s been awhile since I last posted, but I am back – a little wiser too, I might add.

My 30th birthday was yesterday and like any other milestone birthday (13, 16, 18, 21, 25, 30, etc) I was awaiting a drastic overnight change.  But alas, there was none.  I thought I would wake up with a profound new outlook on life, or with an achy back, or with a fourth cat (yes we adopted a third cat).

For the past few weeks my friends have been telling me that 30 is the new 20 and I am beginning to believe it.  It has only been 36 hours since my birthday, but I have been preparing for a few weeks.  I have been spending more time with my wife, working out more, reading more, drinking more, doing more yard work, getting to work earlier, and simply enjoying life more.

I am excited at what the next decade has to in store for me!

Good night.

4-day

June 1, 2010

So for those of you who work a 7-6, M-F work schedule, I know how you feel.  It sucks.  Today was the exception…Tuesday.

It feels so good to start your work week on a Tuesday.  One of my previous posts made mention of the fact that that Mondays occur more than any other day.  Well not this week.  On holiday weeks, such as Memorial Day, Mondays are simply second Sundays.  To start off my work week on a Tuesday is great! 

I am in the business of sales and I was cold calling today (which I absolutely despise) only to find myself leaving messages stating the day as Monday.  I would much prefer to have Monday as a holiday.  Fridays already have a positive conotation, but Mondays need to be skipped every now and again to prove the existence of a higher being, and also to prove that said higher being has a soul.

Well, it’s been a long Tuesday, so I am going to get some rest.  But, remember that tomorrow is hump day, which makes this week damn near over already.

Good night.

Memorial Day

May 29, 2010

Unfortunately, we live in a world where we need a day/weekend to celebrate those who have fought and lost their lives in wars, in order to protect their fellow brothers and sisters.  I give thanks to all those across the world who have stood up and fought for their right to live.

Memorial Day

Thank you!

Good night.

Bunnies

May 28, 2010

I’m not sure why I took these pictures.  It was definitely a challenge.  I don’t remember bunnies being so damn elusive.

These little guys are quick, but I caught this one resting for a minute.

And...they're gone!

They were so freaking fast!  I am an animal and plant lover, so it was nice to get a few shots in Knoxville of plants and bunnies.  If there wasn’t so much rain this weekend, I would love to get out and snap some more shots.

Good night.

Sunday Morning

May 23, 2010

I woke up this morning to a kitty tail batting me in the face.  Apparently Gus, decided to sleep on GR’s pillow and hit me repeatedly in the face with his tail.  This morning is the first time I have ever been okay with him waking me up.

I’m not sure what it is about morning fog that I like, but I got a few pictures in the back yard that I like.  It’s supposed to be 90 and sunny today so I am sure this fog will burn off in a bit, but for now my morning looks like this…

Back yard with a bit of fog.

Very peaceful out this morning.

That’s all for now.  Just a couple shots of my first viewings of mother earth today.

Good morning.