Personal Ramblings – Week 3

It’s already a distant memory but this past weekend was the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The kids had a doctors appointment the Friday before that so I decided to take that day off and make it a four day weekend.

That whole weekend was a ton of fun. The doctors appointment went great and everyone is growing like they should be. Afterwards we went to the in-laws to hang out and they bought some pizza’s. Saturday was easy going. Sunday we had church and then lunch with my parents.

Lunch with my parents typically ends up at Cracker Barrel which is sometimes good and other times not so good. Luckily this time was good however, our server came out with coffee mugs and no coffee to which I replied, “Something is missing here.” With a big smile of course. She smiles back and says, “We’re serving pretend coffee and pretend food today.” I just chuckled and told her that was ok because I’d be “paying with pretend money and leaving a pretend tip.” Things weren’t so funny after that.

Monday was MLK day and we took it pretty easy. I think Angi went out for a hair cut leaving me with the kids and everything went well. That day was my brother-in-laws birthday and we went out to the Cheesecake Factory despite the cries from my wallet. Luckily, like my dad did for us at Cracker Barrel, Angi’s dad picked up the check. Which I’m sure was huge considering me and Angi both ordered deserts there 🙂

The rest of the week went by in a blur. Angi heads back to work this week so there was quite a bit of sadness that we’ll have to send our precious children off to day care but I’m sure they’ll be in very capable hands.

In parting I leave you with a picture of the kids from their doctors appointment. The second one is James kissing his little sister. They looked so cute together I couldn’t resist snapping a pic!

Dear Diary 2011 – Week 2

Another fun week here. When I started this week out last Wednesday I posted this to my diary:

Seems like I’m tired everyday I wake up. Got more Access work dumped on me today. Came home and we watched Wizard of Oz. James seemed to love it. I think Lucie smiled and laughed at me today. Although she could have just been cooing.

Last Friday we went out to dinner with some of my family I never get to see. My Uncle Tom who owns Archers Spot in Bloomfield Indiana ordered a steak that came out gray. He told them, “If this is medium well, then bring it to me medium.” Of course what do they do? They bring out a bloody steak. It was seriously raw. It was all down hill from here. I understand Tom’s stance but it was uncomfortable. Threats of throwing things on the floor and, I’m pretty sure, throat punches were flying everywhere. Luckily there were no actual throat punches. We ate, it was fun seeing my family, and we left. And as I wrote in my diary…

I guess that will be the last time we go to ocharleys with him 🙂

The weekend was pretty good. The Colts lost in the playoffs but I had an awesome time with some of the best people in my life watching the game. Then the next day I was able to play guitar in church which hasn’t happened since before James was born two years ago. We went to Jonathon Byrds for lunch after that and since the kids got to take a nap so late and it was so difficult to get James down I decided that I deserved a nap of my own. Unfortunately that meant I had to take two Tylenol PM that night to get to sleep. Monday morning came and I was hating myself.

Tuesday brought us a big snow. I came home and had to shovel the driveway. I remember when snow used to be fun. Now it’s just tiring. Fear not though, tomorrow is a day off and so is Monday. Big four day weekend and I look forward to taking James out in the snow and loving on Angi and Lucie. Come back next week for the exciting details…

New Years Resolution

I wouldn’t be a very good absentee blogger unless I made a New Years resolution to blog more. And confirm it by blogging that I’m going to blog more. So here is that post. You know, the one you generally see dated right after new years and then it’s August and the guy hasn’t posted anything else. Yeah, that can be me! But I have a plan.

To begin with I started using posterous, a website that makes it super simple to blog anything with through various methods such as email. I’ve also been writing daily (mostly) on a website called OhLife. It’s an online diary, or journal if you prefer. Every night it emails me and simply asks how my day went. I email it back a few sentences or paragraphs and it records it for me. It’s the only thing I’ve ever used that’s kept me writing frequently.

My goal is to create short posts with posterous every now and again with pictures. And about once a week roll up what’s been happening using OhLife. It will look a little something like this:

Leading up to New Years it seems the whole family got sick. I had to take a day off work to take care of everyone which of course meant I eventually got sick. I walked into work this past Monday coughing and generally looking of death and now regret not taking the day off. I switched James to the big boy Tylenol which means he has to take more of it but the dosage contains the same amount of medicine. It hasn’t been easy.

There was New Years of course which was a blast. Had a few friends over and watched the ball drop and rocked out to some rock band. I’m super excited about my baby girl growing up at the same time as my friends’ baby girl!

I saw the Social Network last Thursday. To begin with I thought the score of it was awesome. I think it was nominated for a Grammy and it deserves to be. Second, it kind of made me sad knowing I’ll never be as smart as I want to be. Some of the tings people can do is just amazing.

New Years day brought a surprise birthday party for Angi’s grandma. she turned 90 and the church by her house let us all come in and have a little party. James had a blast running around with the other kids and everyone complimented Lucie on how cute she is.

It was truly a good week with fun times with our family and friends. Praying for many more of those weeks this year. I’d be happy with 52 of them 🙂

P.S. Colts are in the playoffs. Go Colts!!!