Yesterday evening was the first time in my life that I've bought a tree. I actually began the process of buying several trees, 3 mulberry, 1 cypress, 5 pin oaks, 1 turkey pine, 6 sweet gums, 3 pecans, and 1 red oak. I also bought the bricks, mortar, and acre of land they reside on...… Continue reading Yesterday… Buying a Tree…
In our little town we have several local patrons and business owners that sponsor youth sports. One of these sports just happens to be soccer; a game which I know nothing about(other than you don't touch it with your hands unless you are the goal keeper).
Benelli, aka B-Dog, B-Nell, and sometimes just "B", is my sweet GSD. He is almost 10 months old and is an absolute blast to be around. He is clever and plays good with the kids and my daughter. He also has a serious intimidation factor with his size and the size of his bark. When… Continue reading Just a puppy.. 🙂
The day was March 9, 2013; the location was the Columbia Country Club, and the occasion was the Cleland wedding.... On my wedding day my wife was wanting some last minute pictures, and I was not bringing my C5 up there to have it rolled and wrapped in who knows what. I grabbed a few… Continue reading A true shotgun wedding…..
Lizzy and her closest cousin Baylenn.
Date: August 22, 2014 Location: L&D Operating Room This day marks a proud moment in my life, I became a father. There we were, Kelsey was lying supine on the O.R. stretcher, draped with sterile dressings in a room full of delivery staff, and I was standing by her head keeping her calm. We had scheduled… Continue reading The moment everything changed…
When I met my wife, I knew the from the first moment that she was special. After a year of marriage, she showed me just how special she was. Kelsey gave me Lizzy, my awesome little daughter that I strive to do better for. In Lizzy's eyes her mommy and daddy hang the moon, and I am working hard to do just that. This series 'As you grow up' will be composed of many short things that I have been able to see as you grow and learn.
While I don't believe in allowing children to have constant interaction with phones/smart devices, I certainly don't believe in leaving my child in the dark ages. Lizzy can operate her restricted tablet to play learning games and some of her favorite music, but at the same time, by focusing her attention to other things( drawing,… Continue reading Toddlers and Technology
It's now April 2017, Lizzy is growing like a weed. Her vocabulary is phenomenal. When I finally make it home after a long day at work she meets me at the door, hugs my neck and yells HEY DADDY TOOTIE BOOGIE. When Lizzy was still a fresh baby I gave her the nickname of Tooter… Continue reading Tootie Boogie
Turning thirty wasn't to bad, except for loosing half of my vision to some health reasons. Money being tight as always, and with our anniversary coming only three days after my birthday, my wife and I decided to go eat crab legs at Boom Town Casino in Biloxi, MS. Naturally Lizzy was the 'belle of… Continue reading Turning 30 😦