Happy Birthday Son

Wyatt,

You’re two today!  Exactly 1 year, 6 months, 12 weeks, 50 days, 672 hours, and 29,520 seconds ago, you entered this world and took your first breath.  Me and your mommy’s eyes were teary, the rush of adrenaline from the anticipation of your arrival was pure, and my dreams of us playing football in the backyard when you got older were vivid.  Our one and only son, you, had finally arrived. Continue reading

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Life is Simple…Keep it Simple!

“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.” –Leonardo da Vinci

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I do not have the answer to the question “what is life?”. To be honest, I never tried to find the answer to this question; maybe I know I am not that intelligent to find the answer. But my approach towards life is very simple. I believe life is very simple; we humans make it complicated by our desires. So, why make life a complex one, by knowing that we can keep it simple? I am not sure this attitude will make you successful in life or not; but I can guarantee you this attitude will help you to be happy. Continue reading

I Won!

We all dream of it.  Financial freedom, the ability to travel at will, the cars, the mansion, vacation houses, butlers, jewelry, the ultimate man (or woman) cave, your own posse, and a laundry list of other haphazard ideas that are associated with the life alternating experience that is the lottery.  And after months and months of pressing my luck and wasting my money, it has finally paid off.  I finally won! Continue reading

Enough Is Enough

Becoming a parent means much more than walking your child to the bus stop on their first day of school, watching their first organized sport, taking them to their first social event, chaperoning their first date, or watching them graduate from high school.  Becoming a parent means you get to be a kid again!  You get a chance to relive your childhood through them by watching cartoon movies you liked as a child yourself, playing with action figures, and playing tag on the playground at the local park.  But I’ve recently learned being the father of a two-year old boy who has an unbreakable obsession is starting to take its toll of the rest of the family. Continue reading

I Have Writers Block So I’m Just Going To Say It

We all face it as bloggers and/or writers.  A blank page, staring back at you, mocking you.  “Haha, you can’t think of anything to write on me.”, I can hear the page saying.  “Bastard piece of paper!  Why won’t you let my thoughts stain your emptiness!?“, I ponder.

The oddity of this phenomenon is that each and every time we prepare a post, article, or whatever you want to call it, we start with a blank page.  So why can’t we transfer our thoughts through the tips of our fingers onto the keyboard every time? Continue reading

Beef…It’s What’s for Dinner…For At Least the Next Couple Years

Perhaps one of the greatest advantages of country livin’ is the opportunity to be as self-sufficient as possible.  A garden, wood-burning stove, and now, raising beef cattle, are just a few ways my family has taken advantage of our country plot.  With prices raising everywhere you turn, one heat bill and a trip to the grocery can easily exhaust a pay check nowadays, especially when you have five mouths to fed (6 including the dog). Continue reading

Halloween 2011 – Part III

To finish off Halloween 2011, I’ve put together this collage.

Next up…Thanksgiving!

Halloween 2011 – Part II

As promised, “Halloween 2011 – Part II” is here; highlighting my family’s night of Trick or Treat.

First, we had a pirate, Aerial, and a cop. Continue reading

Halloween 2011 – Part I

One of my children’s favorite times of the year, Halloween is amongst us and Trick or Treat is tonight!  The sugar induced frenzy that is Trick or Treat is a special one for my family this year.  You see, our youngest child Wyatt, was too young to partake in the festivities last year.  At only 8 months old last year at this time, he had to sit in his stroller and could only watch while his sisters raked in all the goodies.  I couldn’t imagine the envy he must have been feeling.  But this year is going to be different for our son, as he’ll be trudging up to each and every door flanked by his sisters while they ALL cash in on the candy. Continue reading