Haven't posted on my Blogger in awhile. With all the social media I do you pretty much know what I am up to. I still wanted to post something about our dog, Jupiter. She was a great bulldog and we loved her very much and was part of the family and was really sad to hear that she passed at my parents house while Kristen and I were on a vacation.
Even though she could be annoying and high maintenance. She was still our dog and we very much miss her. Being home just a day I can tell you I miss not hearing her snoring, panting and her nails clacking away on the tile and the laminate floor.
You will be missed Jupi!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Sunday, August 08, 2010
This is the behind the scenes of the photo shoot.
Sunday, August 01, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Not sure if you are keeping score but Pittsburgh is also the same city that was giving discounts on Monday to people with Mullets.
Monday, July 05, 2010
Have a mullet get a free haircut at the zoo..
Sunday, June 27, 2010
My favorite breakfast treat is the Chicken Biscuit. I've tried many of the ones out there and my 2 favorites are Bojangles and Chick Fil A. You only have 2 ingredients so it has to be right.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Clipper Darrell is a bit obsessed even for me as a UCF fan.
Speaking of a college fans: Prayers and well wishes go out to Wild Bill Utah St super fan! He is in the hospital suffering from heart ailments.
As much as I think I am a big UCF fans- there are people who take it to the next level. Thanks to them it makes me look normal.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
They were thrilled. Their first.
They told everyone. Debated names. Enrolled in Lamaze classes.
Kristen kept doctor appointments. Marveled at her budding baby bump. Wondered why she never felt a kick. Endured headaches. Spiking blood pressure. Nerves?
Too soon?! No choice.
Doctors performed a C-Section. Hooked the tiny thing to a ventilator. More tubes and wires than baby.
After a dozen whirlwind days in the Florida Hospital neonatal intensive-care unit, life finally slowed to a pause.....
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Friday, June 04, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
2010 will mark the 4th birthday and anniversary for the loss of Gabi. I have wanted a tattoo in her name since she passed. After much research and thought. I decided on a tattoo that had meaning behind it and something I would want to have forever.
12:07pm was the time that Gabi was born and it was also the time I looked forward to. Every time the clock read 12:07pm it meant I had another day with Gabi. We had 12 awesome days with her. Hence the clock on the tattoo reads 12:07.
The numbers on the watch:
I looked and looked for the font of the numbers and it hit me that my dad had given me a pocketwatch that had been passed down to me on my wedding day. His pocket watch has numbers 1-12 but for the tattoo I could only do 12, 3, 6, and 9.
The G is Gabi's 1st initial.
The Wings, Halo and Pocket watch:
In my initial thoughts I had it being just a G with wings or something and I also did not want a tattoo that was just her name. So I went with the wings and halo and the watch since it has a few meanings- an angel in heaven and also that time flew bye and it wasn't enough time to be with Gabi.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Today is Gabriella's 4th birthday. Amazing how time goes by. Usually time fly’s when you are having fun. In this case, Fun is not the operative word. In the past 4 years I have learned to live with the loss. It is true what they say that you forever grieve the loss of a child or loved one. I’ve also heard that time heals all wounds, however I think it’s more like time masks most wounds. Either way I am happy that I got to meet my little angel (even if it was for not long enough) and now that I get to experience firsts with Bella. All I can do is wonder how it would be to have both of my girls running around the house. It would be crazy and it would be AWESOME! I miss her and even though we “celebrate” on her birthday and do whatever we want on June 6th. It still doesn’t help that the pain I deal with opens up again during this time of the year.
I have a great wife and wonderful baby girl at home. I have some special family and friends, most who have no idea how to approach or deal with this after 4 years ( Don’t worry it’s tough for us too.)
Ok I’m done being emotional or deeper than most of you are use to. Hard to believe but I do have other sides you know and I am allow to be quiet and reserved.
Hope everyone has a good day today and do me a favor take a second to do something nice for someone today or take a moment for yourself and take a few deep breathes and appreciate the wonderful things you have. For no matter what we are all blessed.
Happy Birthday Gabi. She would be 4 today. I miss her and she is always in my thoughts. Happy Birthday!
Figured what better person to sing her Happy Birthday then Bella, her little sister.
I will be getting a tattoo to remember Gabi this Friday! Been thinking about it and finally came up with something I want to have forever. Pics and possible video will be posted.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Went to SeaWorld with Bella and Kristen yesterday. SeaWorld is great. Its usually laid back and who doesn't love Penguins and dolphins. Bella had a blast and thats a good thing since we get to go the rest of year with her. It was a great weekend. We decided to go to SeaWorld this weekend since it would also be Gabi's 4th birthday and we always do something fun on that weekend. Since we would if she were alive.
Was a great day.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Been playing a lot in the kitchen. This is my newest obsession. I love sandwiches and also love desserts so why not make dessert sandwiches! More to come with my ideas and creations. If you can come up with a name for these tasty treats (Dessert Sandwiches don't count). Let me know. My creative juices are going and I can't come up with a name...
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
So as you know I like JohnnyCupcakes and watching his SuitCase tour videos I was introduced to this unsigned band called Bad Rabbits. If you like 90's music I think you will like these guys. If you do like them you can actually download there album for free. Click HERE to check out their site and download their album
Saturday, May 15, 2010
So Kristen and I like to have date nights as often as possible. It is nice to have some alone time. We decided to try out a Taco Truck we had heard about on the radio (104.1- Jim Phillips and Angel for SBK both rant and rave about it). Well it is awesome and authentic. It is near Magic Suds Car Wash on Aloma Ave. The owners are very nice and the food was excellent.
After our Mexican truck feast we decided to go watch Iron Man 2. We saw the first one the week before to get Kristen motivated to see the 2nd one and it worked. We both liked it. Good times. Look forward to our next one!
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Watch CBS News Videos Online
2KSports had this contest where if you play their MLB 2K10 and pitched the perfect game you could win a Million bucks! This guy from AL won it. Good thing his wife gave him permission he could play it.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
So I know most of you who have no idea who Johnny Cupcakes is think I was nuts to be standing in line for so many hours for the chance to buy a limited shirts and get the chance to meet Johnny Earl aka Johnny Cupcakes.
Glad I got there when I did. Johnny only had 1 shirt per design in my size. Ironically the guy in front of me, Gabe, was the same size as me. It worked out in the end. We got some of the main shirts we wanted. I got to meet some cool people and all of us had one thing in common- Johnny Cupcakes.
Here is the video. The funny part is that all the people you see in the beginning of the video I have become friends with them one way or another and I almost made the video....