Gender Reveal & Playground! (Pics & Vids)

Hey Everyone!

We had a pretty exciting weekend, with a lot going on. I’m proud to say that I took pictures and videos of all of it. Go me! Saturday morning my wife’s went out of town with friends and I took Everett to my brother and sister in-law’s gender reveal. They were announcing the gender of their second child, they already have one girl. It was out at a hunting camp in the woods. Here is Everett holding a pink balloon, I guess we know what his guess was! 😀 (Sorry it is a little blury but he was on the move)


Everett and his cousin Rory played on the floor while we waited for everyone else to arrive and eat.


Here is my brother holding Everett.


This one is a funny comparison. Everett, Rory and Pepper the 2 year old Great Dane haha 😀 😀 (Both of their Great Danes were there but I only caught the one)


On to the more exciting stuff! Here is the box my brother made to reveal the gender. Inside of this box was Tannerite, and on top of the Tannerite was a bag of colored powder. My brother’s goal was to shoot the Tannerite through the box and have it explode the color all over the place. (For those of you unaware of what Tannerite is you will soon find out.)


Here is the video I took. ( I set my phone on a chair and backed up haha, I wasn’t that close) (SOUND ON)

By now you know they are having another girl haha. Here are a few pictures I took after the reveal.




We set Rory up on the stump, she’s a cutie!


We finished the afternoon up there and had a relaxing evening at home, once my wife was back.

Sunday started like any other, lazy and sleepy. I was trying to get a few games in, before Everett woke from his nap but that didn’t last too long.


My wife had him downstairs after that and she sent me this picture haha, that hairdo! 😀



It was nearing 3:30pm and we were experiencing some cabin fever, so we decided to take a walk. It was about 43 degrees F, but the sun was shining.


We were going to walk our normal distance, but liked being out in the fresh air after being cooped up all winter. We took Everett, and our dog, about a mile down the road to the local playground. This was his first time at a play ground. He was able to enjoy his first time on a swing. 😀


This, of course, followed by his first time on a slide! 😀


He did enjoy both, but wasn’t sure what was going on at first. We had successfully had a play date at the playground!


About half way home again the poor little guy was all tuckerd out!


We stopped and saw my parents on the way home, since they live a city block away from us, and headed home. We had some home made burgers and beans for dinner and watched a little March Madness before going to bed. Overall it was a very pleasant weekend. We can’t wait to get outside with him more now that he is a little bigger.

That is all for me, I’ll see you all again tomorrow! 😀 😀



Basketball & SBSK!

Hey Everyone!

I hope you are all having a nice Wednesday! My work day is half over, in turn my week is half over as well. We are now on the downhill slide to the weekend.

I don’t really have much going on today, and I’ll take it after the day I had yesterday haha. Things have been much better. I didn’t fall all over the place and my heel is feeling better. I’m much more adjusted to the time change, coffee helps! 😀

I was just informed that we were invited to my dad’s friend’s house to watch some March Madness games on Friday. He has a home theater that he made in his basement. It is really cool. He has a spot for concessions just outside the main room. There are about 6 really comfortable recliners and a big ol’ screen. We get invited over there for some big games in most any sport. We went and watched a few movies there when he just finished it.  I’m not even sure who is playing, but it’ll just be fun to be there.

Since I really don’t have much more to talk about today I’ll share a YouTube channel with you. I found this channel the other day and have watched most of the videos. I’m still a little torn with the guy in charge of it, I don’t know why, but the messages are nice. It is called “Special Books by Special Kids”, you can click the name for a link to the channel.

Here is the about section of his channel.

My name is Chris. I used to be a teacher but now travel the world to interview humans with a diagnosis with the hope of spreading kindness and empathy. This vlog started as a Facebook page in a special education classroom with interviews of my students. It soon evolved into interviews with people of all conditions and ages from around the 🌎. I soon realized that the individuals I feature deserve longer more in-depth content. So here we are on YouTube. SBSK is now officially a 501c3 nonprofit. 100% of the ad revenue generated from this channel goes to the nonprofit so we can continue to make these videos. We also use these funds to provide grants for neurodiverse families in need. Thanks for your support.

They are short videos shedding some, much needed, light on mental and physical disabilities. It is a nice platform for these children and adults to get their voices heard. If you have a few minutes stop over and check it out. Some are sad and others are inspirational.

That is all for me today. I hope you have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow! 😀 😀

Weekend Hustle

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I’m glad to see you all made it back. My weekend didn’t all go to plan but it was still a great time. Friday was gong to be a lazy evening which turned out to be quite eventful. My brother text me and asked if I’d like to come over and watch a movie with him and two of his friends. I agreed since my wife had some work to catch up on. We ended up watching ’13 Hours’ it was all about Benghazi. It is a really well made movie, and the fact that it is a true story is equally disturbing and interesting. His baby was a little cranky so it was a bit stressful, but we all mode it out in one piece lol.

Saturday my brother and I went out to my camp. We had full intentions to tear it all down to put up a small cabin. I got there and started having second thoughts. I had already had a ton of man hours into this camp and it really wasn’t in bad shape. We decided against tearing it down and worked on adding to it and fixing it up. We brought the chainsaw for extra support. I said I wouldn’t but thinking about how many times I’ve been able to get out there it was a must. We cut down 4 small trees and cut them to length for the one wall. My brother took my hatchet and put a point on all of the ends to later be hammered into the ground. We are going to stagger them in a row and then fill them with horizontal logs and debris. I cleared out the floor and fire place to make it look nicer. We also cut down a larger tree in the front. This will be where my fire pit will be. I need to go back and establish that and burn out the roots of that tree. Here are a few pictures for ya.


You can see that I will be stacking fire wood between those two trees, and that stump you see is where the outdoor fire pit will be. We are thinking that we will need about 12 more little trees to get the wall posts done. Then a handful more to finish the walls.

Later on Saturday we all went out to dinner with my dad for his 58th birthday. His birthday wasn’t until the next day, but it was the only time he could get all three of his kids together. We went to a Chinese buffet in the area. Afterwards we went back home and had some ice cream cake.

Sunday I got a lot done around the house. My wife wasn’t feeling well so I made breakfast and lunch, did the dishes, and kept all the animals fed. We were planning to go out and see our new baby nephew but his parents were stressed and super tired so we didn’t. The baby also was low weight and ended up back in the hospital that day anyway. He should be ok with some help. Since we didn’t go out and do anything I got some game time in before heading to our company league basket ball game. We played from 6pm until 8pm. I am absolutely terrible at basket ball, and it really shows. The good news is that it is all in fun and it is a great way to get in some exercise.

Our new work hours are 8-4:30pm now that we turned the clocks back. I would have thought that today would drag on and on but it hasn’t. It is gone by really fast and I’m not sure why, but I like it haha. I have been working on a use for a company tablet, as well as helping a few employees with minor issues. The rest of the day will be smooth and I’ll be out of here in no time.

That is about it for today. Thank you for stopping by. Feel free to leave a comment and drop a like if you have enjoyed my post. I’ll see you all back here again tomorrow! 😀 😀

Weekend Activities

It’s Monday Again!

This seems to happen every week.

Over the weekend my family celebrated Christmas with my grandfather. He leaves for Florida soon and likes to meet with his family for Christmas, so we have been doing it early. This was the last year that we are doing presents since it is a bit out of control being the first of October. We will continue the tradition of meeting up and having a good lunch/dinner, and catching up with each other. My cousin Zach has two kids now and one was born a day before my brothers. So we had three babies to keep us all company. It is nice to see our family getting bigger and carrying through generations.

Yesterday my wife and I stayed out in that area because we had a baby show for her brother and his wife. Their baby is due later in November. It was a dreary day but we all made the best of it. It was in her father’s barn. There was plenty of room, food, and good company. We watched her open her presents and had to leave soon after to get home.

Later that evening I played basketball with some co-workers. We play every winter to keep us somewhat active through the cold months. This was the first meet up this year. We play for two hours with a small break right in the middle. The teams and games depend heavily on who shows up. Last night we had 9 people, so we played 4v4 and let one person have a breather after each game. After that I got home, showered, and got ready for the Steelers game. Most of my family are Steelers fans so I end up watching them quite a bit. Even though I’m a huge Cowboys fan! My brother came over with his new daughter and we watched the Steelers demolish the Chiefs.

This morning I was feeling pretty sore form the basketball games, but I felt good at the same time. This work day has been moving by pretty quickly as well. That is something I will never complain about.

My wife and I are still on the hunt for the perfect house for us. We are now thinking about finding a plot of land and putting down a modular home. If we can find the right spot for the right price we might be good to go. I know it is a lengthy process but we have to start moving soon, or we will start to go crazy.

That is all for today, I hope you all had a great weekend. See you tomorrow! 😀 😀