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! 😀 😀



What A Weekend!

Hey Everyone!

I hope you all have enjoyed your weekend, I know I did.

Friday after work the family and I went back to our college town for the night. Before we checked into our hotel we had to stop at the Sunset Grill for some great food, by the lake.


I got a dish called “Nick’s Pick”. It is Angus beef with sauteed mushrooms, onions, Swiss cheese, and a special sauce.  As you can tell it came on a marble rye toast. It was perfect, just what my stomach wanted!


From there we checked into our hotel and headed back into town. We parked the car by the small pond on campus and took a stroll around our old campus. Here we are at the main sign enjoying the day.


The rest of the night was filled relaxing in the hotel room. We had to be up early the next morning. My wife had to drive about a half hour and be on location for a photo shoot with my aunt’s family by 9am. I on the other hand had a meeting to prepare for at 10am.

I was just about to take my time and hang out in the room for a bit before my meeting, when my wife called me. She was out there taking pictures and she left her fully charged battery on the charger in the hotel room! This was probably because I was helping her get ready and what not and didn’t know what I was to be looking for. I had to run that battery out to her, quickly, and then get back to town for my meeting.

I made it back in time and got there as the campus police were opening the doors to the Alumni House, where our meeting was being held. Once inside we gathered as alumni and started the meeting. I did have to step down as Secretary this year, which is bitter sweet, but it had to be done. With the President ad Vice President absent I was in charge of running the meeting. That was new! As you can see we had a small turn out, partly because our active chapter is no more. We had brothers there as far back as the 70’s which is always nice to see.


Here are just a few shots of the cool things on display at our meeting location.


After the meeting was adjourned I snapped a picture of some of the guys looking through the old college yearbooks. They always have great stories about there time in school.


After the meeting the guys and I got lunch at a local bar, with the best burgers in town! the Empty Keg. Soon after I met up with my wife and we headed home. We quickly realized that our busy day had kept us from noticing that our baby boy was 2 months old Saturday!


That was him being drained from getting carted around all weekend haha.

Sunday morning was relaxing as well, since softball has come to a close. I missed the tournament, and I’m kind of glad I did. There is a family on our team, who had a falling out, to put it nicely. They had to quit the second game, while winning, to end our season. Embarrassing really. We did some house work and watched Netflix all day. Everett was all smiles!


Just a quick update, we finally got an AC unit in the attic and my wife sent me this picture as I was writing this, so why not share it out!


I have been swamped again at work, with my co-worker out for the week, but I’m hanging in there! He will be back I think Friday. That’s all I have, and again I hope you all had a great weekend! I’ll see you back here again tomorrow! 😀 ;D