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I am a Dad to two beautiful girls and a husband to a very gorgeous wife. I am very proud of my family and the way they give me so much support. I guess I do not need to win the lottery, I have already won.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

HANGING WITH MY GIRLS


Well today was one of those days, you know it is Saturday and you still get up early to go to the gym. I did and ran my 3 miles on the treadmill this morning. I then went to the dreaded wal-mart to get my tires spin balanced and rotated. It is a free service but you get there and they tell you it will be about an hour, 3 hours later you are leaving. I think I know every square inch of wal-mart now. That was more than I wanted, I will not need to see inside wal-mart for a while. As I said it is Saturday and after all that I already did I got home and was checking my e-mail and it hit me, let's go swimming. I told the girls let's go swimming and they looked at me like I was silly or something. Then they said where and I said the YMCA. It took them by surprise that I even mentioned it or even suggested it. I like to keep my girls on there toes and every once in a while just go and do something off the cuff. Now swimming in the middle of winter, that is off the cuff if you ask me. I had a great time hanging with my girls, they are 12 and 14. I better take advantage of it now before I am gone for a year and missing them tremendously. When I told my wife she laughed and said have fun and the girls will love it. We did and had a great time too. Now is the time to spend a lot of quality time with family before you are gone. Well that is all for now we are going to sit back and watch a movie or something. Have a good night and will write again soon.

Friday, January 30, 2009

JUST FOR LAUGHS.

You know you're getting older if:

1. You and your teeth don't sleep together.

2. You try to straighten out the wrinkles in your socks and discover you aren't wearing any.

3. At the breakfast table you hear snap, crackle, pop and you're not eating cereal.

4. Your back goes out but you stay home.

5. When you wake up looking like your driver's license picture.

6. It takes two tries to get up from the couch.

7. When your idea of a night out is sitting on the patio.

8. When happy hour is a nap.

9. When you're on vacation and your energy runs out before your money does.

10. When you say something to your kids that your mother said to you and you always hated it.

I hope you got a good laugh out of these.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

MESSY AGAIN TODAY.

Today they cancelled schools again because of bad weather. I guess the weather is bad in some places around our county. Where I live the weather was cold and wet, that is all. The kids are loving it because they do not have any school. Did you ever notice work never gets cancelled because of bad weather and either does day cares. I always wondered why they cancel schools but the day cares stay open and they could make it.Kind of makes you wonder. Well my day is going good anyways and I will survive this little bit of cold weather we just got. I guess I have to it is winter after all. Well you all stay safe and have a great day.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

ANOTHER MESSY DAY.

I was born and raised in Scranton PA. and I remember we would need a lot of snow before they would cancel schools. I know live in Middle TN. and we got rain and lots of it, but the temp dropped and it got cold. The cars had ice on them and so did the grass but the roads were fine. They closed the schools, and around here if there is a chance of snow it seems everything shuts down. I can't imagine what it would be like if it really hit, I think people would be in a panic. The main problem we have here are drivers, they do not know how to slow down and we end up with a lot of accidents. I woke up this morning and looked outside and seen the deck had ice on it, but I still heard cars going down the road. I still went to the gym this morning and so did everyone else, it was crowded as usual. That shows you how dedicated we are or how stupid we are. Well we home school are girls so guess what, they will still have school today. The funny thing is they do not want to miss any school. Well I hope everyone elses day goes well for them. Mine is messy but good.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

MOUNTAINS

You know the world is full of all kinds of music country, rap, soul,rock,etc,etc,etc and music always finds a way to reach you. There is one song that I really like and it is by Lonestar and it is called Mountains(lyrics on the bottom of page). It kind of spoke to me that in life we are going to get knocked down but when we get knocked down we can not stay down. We need to get back up, wipe ourselves off and continue going on. I taught about New Years resolutions to my Sunday School class and one thing I said was, just because you broke the resolution does not mean it is over. You can always start again. That is the way this song spoke to me, it told me life is easy when the road is flat, but the good Lord gave us mountains so we can learn how to climb. That is what it takes sometimes, we need to learn to climb and not give up just because we fall down. I have fallen down a lot and I have gotten back up and learned from why I fell. You need to learn from it because you might have a friend someday who falls down from the same thing you did and you can be there to give a helping hand. You also become the person who can teach this friend how you got back up. Life is to short to stay down when we fall, so let's get up and grab some friends as we get up and keep going on. You can find the song on youtube too and watch the video. Thanks for letting me write my thoughts and I hope you enjoy it. Please read the lyrics.





MOUNTAINS, (Lonestar)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEQYN1DC220

Lucinda Jones working at the IHOP
Ten years worth of bacon, eggs, and tears.
She's waited on every creed and color
While waiting on this day to get here.
Graveyard shifts, two bit tips,
Making every quarter count.
It's worth it all to see her son in that cap and gown.


There are times in life when you gotta crawl,
Lose your grip, trip and fall
When you can't lean on no one else,That's when you find yourself
I've been around and I've noticed that Walk-in's easy when the road is flat
Them danged 'ole hills will get you every time.
Yeah, the good Lord gave us mountains so we could learn how to climb


Private Bobby Dunn came back from the war,
Lost his leg but they couldn't take his will.
Hell bent to run in that local marathon.
He trained through the endless pain and pills
It hurt so bad that sometimes he just had to cry.
He didn't stop until he crossed that finish line.


There are times in life when you gotta crawl,
Lose your grip, trip and fall
When you can't lean on no one else,That's when you find yourself
I've been around and I've noticed that Walk-in's easy when the road is flat
Them danged 'ole hills will get you every time.
Yeah, the good Lord gave us mountains so we could learn how to climb

This world ain't fair It can knock you on your butt
You can just lie there or you can get back up
You gotta get back up

There are times in life when you gotta crawl,
Lose your grip, trip and fall
When you can't lean on no one else,That's when you find yourself
I've been around and I've noticed that Walk-in's easy when the road is flat
Them danged 'ole hills will get you every time.
Yeah, the good Lord gave us mountains so we could learn how to climb.

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