Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

To my wife, who I love without bounds,

Happy Anniversary! These past 4 years have been the best years of my life. We have had some ups and downs, but we have been able to rebound consistently with great results! You have sacrificed for me to go back to school and I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate you for that! Watching you grow as a mother has been one of the coolest things to watch! I can only hope that our relationship continues to grow at the same rate as it has until now! You are my life and I love you immensely!

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I'm not a good friend

I'm not a good friend. I know this about myself, yet I can't seem to do anything about it.

I have very few real friends. I have plenty of acquaintances, but not people I'm really close to. My best friend only lives a little over an hour away, yet I rarely talk to her on the phone or see her in person.

I try to make friends. I try to talk to other moms at the mall, or the playground, online, or wherever, but nothing really ever comes of it. And my friends that I do have, well, I have trouble maintaining those relationships. I don't call them on the phone because I feel like it would seem weird to call just to talk. I feel like I'd need something to say and I can never really think of any GOOD reason to interrupt their time spent with their family. I have two sisters-in-law that I really, really like. Yet I don't put forth the effort it takes to be close with them. I don't know why, really. They're both approachable and both go out of their way for me, yet for some reason I don't reciprocate. I'm lazy, or self-centered, or something, I suppose.

I made a New Years Resolution this year to be a better friend. Yet, I've done nothing so far to obtain that goal. I went to North Carolina for a weekend to see my friend Marty and I feel like that was a step in the right direction. Yet, that was weeks ago and I haven't called her since then. Haven't made a single effort to maintain that relationship. Why do I do that??? What is wrong with me? I've lost several friendships over the years because I felt that I was putting forth more effort than they were. Yet, there seems to be a recurring theme and just maybe I needed to take a step back and think that perhaps it was ME that was the problem.

And now that I realize that I have this problem, I have no excuse to not work on it.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


So after a few days of steady work and a lot of help from the family (wife, son, and my mom) we are finally finished with the AWESOMEST 20'x 20' Garden plot ever. Well we are done building it. I suppose now comes the hard stuff. It was great having everyone out there helping with the AWESOMEST 20'x20' Garden plot ever, and I want to thank everyone who chipped in.

Carter was HILARIOUS out there. When he was into it, he was really into it. My mom bought him some little fingerless gloves so he didn't get blisters while he was digging for worms.

Yesterday was the group cleanup day, so we all helped each other for about an hour or so, until the major things were cleaned up. Then we all broke off and worked on our own plots.

And we picked up a little home project for Carter too! This is his little 2 inch pot that we are trying to grow Chives in.

And thnaks again to my wife who went back out there to take the pictures of the AWESOMEST 20'x20' Garden Plot ever.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Potty Power!

Okay, it's not huge, but it's still exciting nonetheless. Carter peed in his potty for the first time tonight. It was about 6 drops. We're very proud.
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