Friday, December 31, 2004

New Year's Resolutions

Okay here are my lofty and most likely unreachable goals. But I am setting them all the same.
They say "Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will land among the stars." unfortunately the truth is that you will most likely get caught in the atmosphere and be pulled back to Earth and crash in a huge fireball. But fortunalty in the New Year I am going to start being more optimistic. :-)

1. Read the Bible everyday.
2. Workout 3 x a week.
3. Go on more dates with my wife.
4. Be more patient with my daughter.
5. Read more.
6. Watch less TV.
7. Buy less junk.
8. Eat healthier
9. Listen to my wife better.
10. Sleep more. ( I had to have one I thought I could actually do)

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Gender unknown?

Well we had our first sonogram yesterday. We were scheduled for a 12:45 appointment and didn't get into the room until after 2:00!! Amber had a big bottle of OJ to get the baby moving and unfortunatley it moved the baby too much. It moved so much we could not a get a clear shot of the sex of the baby. But the lady said if she had to guess she would have to guess that it is another girl. It's not what we were hoping for, but we will love her just the same. But to be honest it was really just a guess and will not know for sure until either the 32 week sonogram or until around May 18th.

Hope all had a great holiday. Anyone making New Year's Resolutions? Post them for us to see. I will post mine tommorrow once I have figured out what they are going to be.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004


Well I turn 31 today. I am not sure my brother who is 11 years older than me claims to be older than 29 yet? I think he needs to move up to at least 35. Heading home to Delaware tonight. Sleet and snow are expected tomorrow so we are hoping to get out tonight while Anna sleeps. Most likely will not blog again until after Christmas. My sister just moved and not sure if she has her phone line up yet. So if not Merry Christmas Everybody!!

Friday, December 17, 2004

The 21st and the 25th

Well my birthday and Christmas are just around the corner. Only 6 days till Christmas and still too much shopping to do. Will I get any done this weekend? Probably not. The Steelers are on tomorrow and I have a lot of house cleaning and packing to do before we leave for a week back to Delaware next week.

Well for the last week of being 30 it was not too bad. I'll need to pull out my list of all I wanted to do before turning 30 and see if I have anything left I need to do in the next 4 days. :-)

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Snow! and Kicks

Well we have had our first real snow of the year. It snowed on Thanksgiving day, but nothing stuck. The last two days we have had enough to cover the ground pretty good. And man is it cold! I think I really need to do a better job of sealing my house up. It gets pretty cold downstairs. Upstairs where all the heat goes is not too bad.

But more important than the snow, I felt the baby kick for the first time last night. It was pretty cool. Starting to become more real that a second one is on the way. 2. Not just 1 but 2! Wow, hope I am ready for this. If not, I have 5 months to get that way. That should be plenty of time. I could do 10 page papers in a couple of days, I can get ready for a second child in 5 months.


Monday, December 06, 2004


Ok not to get stuck on a game show theme but this was pretty cool. Friday while I was home for lunch I caught the end of The Price is Right. The first guy's showcase was a trip and a brand new type of sports car. He bid 34,000 something. I was like "Are you crazy? More like 42,000!!" So the girl's showcase was a living room suite, carpet, a vacuum system and a plasma TV. (The plasma TV was the only decent part of that prize, anyway..) So she bids 16, 3?? something. Well they come back and they give the guys amount first....42,000 and 88 DOLLARS !! I would have missed by $88. Oh well. So they give the girls amount 16, 5?? she misses by on $180 and wins both showcases.

I have watched T.P.I.R. for as long as I can remember and that is the first time I can recall seeing that happen. It was pretty cool. Truly for her the price was right.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Ken loses!!!

I couldn't let my blog go by without mentioning the once "unstoppable" Ken Jennings. He had a great run and I believe is still the best contestant even on the day he lost. He had two daily doubles in which he bid a total of 10,000 and missed both. Had he not been the one to land on either one of those he would have easily doubled up the lady who finally beat him. I think he may just have got too big for his britches and thought it didn't matter what he bid he could over come any amount. But my hats off to Ken and looking forward to the tournament of champions.

Busy week

Wow, it has been over a week since I have blogged. It was quite a busy week with the holiday and all. We didn't get to go home for Thanksgiving, but Kevin and Mandy were nice enough to invite us to Mandy's sister's house for dinner. It was a good time. Work has begun to pick up so sorry I have not blogged as much lately. Will try to get back on a more regular basis.