Thursday Goings On!

Hey Everyone!

We are certainly making our way through the week.

I have been busy today helping set up multiple stand up desks for the people at work. I am also starting back up running the daily routine on the database side of things here as well. It is a big change from what I normally do, and it is very tedious. I would like to help minimize it and automating it as best I can.

The rain here has finally let up, and the sun is back out! 😀 I’ll be able to mow my grass tonight as long as it stays nice. I haven’t been able to mow for a little bit due to weather and the ball tournament.

My golf outing is this Saturday. I’m pretty excited to golf again. I haven’t been since my brother’s bachelor party, which was a while ago. We are in teams of four and doing a scramble. We will be doing a full 18 holes and having dinner after. The company is paying for most of it. The cost for each individual is only $22.50 for 18 holes, a cart, and dinner. That is a damn good price! I hope I do well. I have been thinking about getting into golf, but only if I have a way of doing it often enough. Either way this Saturday will be a fun one! 😀

I’ll have to get back to work, we are still short staffed this week. I’ll be back again tomorrow! I hope to see you then. 😀 😀

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Family Weekend!

Hey Everyone!

We took most of the weekend for ourselves and did what we wanted to do. We started it off Saturday morning by going out to the dam.

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That picture is from an overlook way above looking at the back side of the dam.We later went on some trails with Everett.

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We let him get out and stumble around a bit while I climbed up some of the bigger rocks in the area.

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After the hiking part, we stopped at the beach part of the dam where a Tango race was going on. I didn’t get any pictures there unfortunately. It is a time trial race involving teams competing in swimming, running, biking, kayaking, and orienteering. Our company always has a team in and I really didn’t know it was going on this weekend. It was fun to sit by the beach and watch people getting in and out of the water.

Later that day I needed to scrub out the inflatable pool we bought and move it to a better location. In do so I had the hose on and guess who wanted to play with it? You guessed it Everett.

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Sunday we started slow and picked it up a bit. We stayed home most of the day. Everett finally reached the top of the couch in his climbing adventures.

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Once we did get up and moving, I shoveled out all of the lava rocks, that were there for landscaping out grill area. I took two truck loads of rocks, weeds , boxes, and junk over to my parents house. They can use the pavers and things that I brought over. The lava rocks can be used around their fire pit and the weeds I dumped over the bank.

I was antsy to do more but didn’t have the right stuff to do anything, so we went to visit my parents when they returned home from a reunion they went to. It was nice to sit with them and let them see Everett.

We came home for the final time, and watched a movie before heading to bed. it turned out o be a busy weekend, but busy the way we wanted, so that’s ok with us.

That is all from me today. I hope you all had a great weekend, and I’ll see you back again tomorrow! 😀 😀

Tuesday, More Like Friday #1

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Today is July 3rd, and that means tomorrow is the 4th! It is America’s Independence Day. This is one of my favorite holidays. It may not seem like a lot, but when you do everything we do it really is a nice time in nice weather and what better can you ask for?

This time tomorrow we will have just finished watching the parade that spans over 2 miles through my town. We will be headed over to my parent’s house along with about 20 others, for a nice cookout, some Frisbee, and Cornhole! Later that evening we will be heading over to my brother’s house to watch some fireworks on the pond. It is the best way to watch. When you are floating on the water you get to see the fireworks and their reflection, it really is awesome!

Last night we were determined to catch Everett walking on video and we, kinda did haha. Check it out!

It is quick but it counts! 😀 😀 We wanted to catch it early so that we can look back on it and see where he started. He clearly isn’t the best haha, but he is getting better everyday! He will be running around in no time, then we are really in trouble.

I won’t have a post out tomorrow, but I will be back again Thursday! I hope to see you then. Have a happy and safe 4th! 😀 😀

Productive Weekend!

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This weekend, in my opinion was great! I had a real blast. Saturday I waited until about 11am, when the weather was starting to get nice and decided to tackle the garage project. I desperately wanted to get this looking better. As you may recall I bought 8 sheets of plywood from Lowes and was just waiting for a decent day. Here are two before pictures from the left and right sides respectively.

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I was able to use all 8 sheets with some leftovers that just didn’t fit anywhere, so I was right on when guessing how much I would need. It took me about 7 solid hours to get it all done by myself. Let me tell you, it isn’t fun lifting an 8 foot long sheet of plywood 4 feet alone, while climbing a step ladder. It was rewarding to see it all up though. (and organized)

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There were a few hard spots when I had quite a few cutouts and some difficulty trying not to pinch the wires for the garage door, but over all I’m very satisfied.

Everett and my wife came out to see me a couple times and see the progress, but he was trying to eat rocks, sooooo he went back inside haha.

Sunday I was going to keep the ball rolling. I wanted to go get paint for the fence and start it. That was quickly changed as I got word that we were going to have some hitting practice for softball this summer. I still wanted to get paint so I headed back to Lowes and got 5 gallons of close matching paint. I brought a piece that was the color I wanted and they tried a color match. It turned out a little more brown than red, but it is pretty close.

I got home just in time to turn around and go hit some balls. For the next two hours I got in some much needed practice, and got all the kinks out. Hopefully I’ll be ready for the opening season tourny on the 5th and 6th.

Since I had been doing a bunch of stuff on my own, we decided to go take some pictures of Everett with mommy, to get some much needed quality time with my family. We headed to a  local park and I took some pictures of the two of them. They aren’t edited so I don’t have any to show you, but I do have a couple cell phone pictures behind the scenes haha.

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On the way home I was driving behind this guy and this really neat car. I have seen it around town quite a bit and made my wife get a picture. If you look in the top left of this picture you can see it was a nice day.

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If you weren’t aware my little boy hit the 11 month old mark Sunday as well. He is a growing boy now. We also saw the first sign of a real tooth on Sunday too!! It looked like a piece of food on his gum and upon further inspection it was a real tooth! I’m not sure we are ready for our boy to have a toothy smile haha.

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That is all from me today. I hope you all had a fantastic weekend, I know I did! 😀 😀

Gender Reveal & Playground! (Pics & Vids)

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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)

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

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Here is my brother holding Everett.

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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)

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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.)

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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. 😀

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

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

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

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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! 😀 😀

 

Homecoming Weekend!

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This weekend we traveled back to our Alma mater, for their homecoming celebration. We both met and attended the same university so we like to go back when we can. This weekend was homecoming. We left in the afternoon Friday, and checked in to our hotel, soon after. It was getting close to dinner time so we set out to find a place that wasn’t packed to eat. We didn’t want to go anywhere that there was a wait, since we had Everett with us. We ate at the local Quaker State. I had a decent steak sandwich and loaded fries, and a 22oz. Yuengling.  We couldn’t really go out to the bars, which is traditional on those kind of weekends, so we hung out and did a few things in the city before heading home. My wife and I are taking pictures for a wedding this weekend, and she normally rents a better camera. This time she is biting the bullet and buying the one she wants. It is expensive but worth it, since she is just trowing that money away renting it a few times. The local Best Buy ordered it for us and it should be here before this weekend. Just in time for the wedding. Our last stop was the book store and then back to the hotel.

The next morning was foggy as you can tell from the view of my breakfast table…

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It would soon go away and be a beautiful day. We were in contact with one of Jordyn’s friends and met up with her at the parade.

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The parade was super hero themed and kind of fun. It isn’t like it used to be but it was still fun.

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This next one is a pumpkin catapult. Later that day they go launch a bunch of them in a field.

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Like any function from our university it is accompanied by the sounds of bagpipes!

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We took time for our friends that stopped by as well. We also needed a family picture, of course!

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This is my old roommate Zoser and his little baby Emma. We came to school the same year and I had been friends with him for a few before we lived together. I don’t see him as often as I would like.We both had kids, I think less than a month apart. It was a surprise to see him and awesome to catch back up with him.

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I met up with another roommate and fraternity brother too. We lived together for a couple years before I moved in with my now wife. He now lives in Maryland so I don’t see him much either, He has invited us to come down and someday, sooner than later, that would be cool.

After the parade we left to come home. There really isn’t much more we could do there with a baby. We grabbed lunch at Perkins when we got back home because neither of us wanted to cook haha. I was able to cut the grass and we cleaned the house up a bit and caught up on laundry.

Speaking of laundry we had a guy come “repair” our washer and get parts for our dryer. Everything was great until we tried the washer again. It still isn’t spinning all of the water out of our clothes. I have yet to call the guy, because he is going to get a hold of me later for the dryer anyway. That will just be more time off from work that I am quickly running out of for the year. None of this is the guy’s fault of course it just sucks that it didn’t work. It’ll pan out in the end.

Sunday we stayed lazy at home. I was able to finish my Warcross book. It had some nice twists and turns toward the end. It does leave you wanting more. I was able to predict a bit more than I would have liked to, and I did find two instances of things not lining up. That can be overlooked since it doesn’t really change the story line in any way. I hope she comes out with her 8th book as a sequel!

That is all for me today. I am here bored at wok for another four hours haha. I’ll see you all tomorrow! 😀 😀

Time For The Weekend!

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We are in the home stretch here! Labor day weekend is upon us.

Tonight is the clam before the storm. I was able to get the yard mowed yesterday. I’ve got it looking good. I ran through and grabbed a ton of weeds out of the garden and dropped them over the hill at my parent’s house. That leave tonight free, for anything. My wife and baby aren’t feeling the greatest so I doubt we will have much going on.

Saturday my dad is getting his old referee crew back together for a BBQ rib and college football party. There will be 10-14 people there having a good time. He is going to bring the TV outside so we can watch in style haha. I think it is all kicking off at noon, that should be enough time to sleep in, HA lies!, get the baby ready and have breakfast before heading over.

Sunday we are off yet again, to my wife’s dad’s house. He is having a pig roast. We haven’t seen much of that side of the family since the baby was born. Most of the people that will be there haven’t even met him yet. The food will be great, and so will the company. Hopefully the weather cooperates. Her dad and his girlfriend are getting married later this month.

Monday I have off and will be with the baby all day. My wife has to go to work sadly. It should be a nice relaxing day. I hope to get a few things done around the house.

If you are doing anything this weekend, let me know! I know some people go camping, some go boating.

I’ll be back Tuesday with an update on how it all went down. With any luck I’ll have a few good pictures to go along with it.:D 😀