Valentine’s Day Is Exhausting!

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Since that crazy snow storm came through, I quickly ran out of time to go shopping for Valentine’s Day. I have never been one of those guys that wait til the last-minute but this year was not my fault. I was snowed in against my will and could not get to the store. What was a guy to do?

I did make plans for Valentine’s Day by arranging a hotel room for BrittWhitFun and I. This was a big deal for my wife cause it was going to be the first time she was going to leave the baby overnight. I jut needed to get other stuff like a nice card and maybe some of her favorite candies.

I went to the local Wal-Mart and managed to get in. I say that cause you would not believe all the males that were in there. Every guy had a teddy bear, a rose, a card, and a heart shaped box of chocolate in their hand as they fought their way to the front of the store. I quickly grabbed some candy and a card and threw a few elbows to get what I wanted and headed to the front. I even managed to grab a bottle of wine and some decorative rose petals. If you are going to do Valentine’s Day then you have to do it right. I waited in line for about twenty minutes at the “speedy” checkout and left unharmed.

Once I arrived at the hotel after being stuck in some leftover snow for 30 minutes, I checked in and decorated the room and gotta shower and a quick workout at the downstairs hotel gym and rush off to pick up my Valentine. Once I got her we went and had a not so quite dinner at the Stone Mountain Grill where we fed our faces like it was going out style. After we went back to the hotel  and that is all there is left to say about that.

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Every year on Valentine’s Day I have a tradition where I get K-Dub a book and a card. The book usually has a Valentine’s Day theme and I put the year in the corner along with a special message from Daddy. I went to Target and found a book that was so cute called I Love You So… She loved it and I love giving it to her. It’s just a special thing from her Daddy to her. 

So that was Valentine’s Day and I have to say that after doing all that, I was so tired but I would not trade those smiles on my wife and daughter’s face to save my life. Worth every elbow thrown.

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Waking Up To The Time Change

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I have to say that I am loving this new time change. Every year I forget about how much I love this time of year. It’s so nice to leave the house and it be daylight. You also get to see amazing sunrises like the one above.  The only bad thing about this time change is that I am ready for bed by 7:00 and K-Dub is ready for bed around 5:00. This makes bed time for her easier and staying up for me hard.

This week has been a very trying one. I have been spending most of my time recovering from my recent trip to the emergency room. I am telling you that having a strained lumbar muscle in your back is no fun. I hate taking pills and my first experience taking a muscle relaxer was not a pleasant one. My wife will tell you it was a hilarious one. 

BritWhitFun’s birthday was Sunday and we went out to dinner with her mom. It was a good time and I ate way too much. I feel bad that those meds made me feel so loopy that I was not much fun. I promised my wife I would make it up to her. I did however get some good sleep.

We are quickly trying to get rid of our Halloween candy. I been sending some home with every visitor. I have also been eating a piece here and there. That last sentence was a lie. I have been the main one who has been dipping in the candy bowl. Dont’ judge me.  I have also started to get my menu together for Thanksgiving and plan on calling in BritWhitFun to help me with some coupons. I am trying to have a great Thanksgiving feast without declaring bankruptcy. Its been hard cause I have a feeling that this is going to be stressful.

As you can see that the blog has a new look. What do you think?

Our Yabba Dabba Doo Halloween!

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Well Halloween has come and passed but it sure was fun. As you can see we were The Flintstones for Halloween. I have to say my little Pebbles looked really cute. After we got dress we went to Trunk-or-Treat at the local church and had a great time showing off our costumes to the community. People gave us lots of compliments and said that we were really cute. I think the real stars of the night were of course the babies. K-Dub and HJ who really looked cute with their Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm costumes on. We of course had to stop by Aunt E to see her Christmas decorated trunk.

After we left the church we stop by my mom’s house so she could see us. She was sitting outside in the driveway handing out candy to the local kids. She got her picture made with Pebbles and just said that she was too cute.

Oh, and when I was at work we had a pumpkin carving contest and one team made this really cute pumpkin in the shape of a Big Mac. It was the most original pumpkin I have seen in a long time. They won a free pizza lunch and they deserve it!

How was your Halloween? What did you dress up as? Ours was fun and it will always be one that K-Dub will remember for the rest of her life. If not, I could always just show her this blog entry. As for now I will be taking down the Halloween stuff this weekend to make room for my favorite holiday which is Thanksgiving. This year it is going to be hosted at my house so I have a feeling its going to be very stressful. In the meantime don’t get full on candy!

The Reese’s Easter Egg Hunt From Hell!

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I love Easter and everything that comes with it. Going to church, getting dressed up, coloring eggs, making a basket for my daughter, and chocolate bunnies are just a few of the things that I look forward to during this season. When Easter comes you know that it is officially Spring Time, which is one of my favorite times of the year. The only think that sucks about Spring is the all that stupid pollen getting on your car. I hate that stuff. My car always looks like I Big Bird came all over it. Stupid Big Bird!

The best thing about Easter is what happens the day after Easter. Thats right my other fat friends! It’s the day where all the stores slap a 50% off sticker on all the Easter merchandise. Its a big deal cause there is one thing that I will beat an old lady down for. This wonderful confection is known as the Reese’s Easter Egg! These things are so good. They are not like regular Reese’s peanut butter cups, but better! They have so much more peanut butter and chocolate goodness in them. I consider them my reward for my Easter festivities that I went through, however, obtaining these sweet candies from heaven is nothing to take lightly.

Monday morning I got up and got my daughter ready for our outing which was really hard cause she hates her car seat. I had to explain to her that Daddy had some important errands to run and she had to come along. She of course did not understand me and continued to scream at the top of her lungs until I just put her in the car and started playing Justin Timberlake and she passed out. Please remember that Justin Timberlake’s sexy man voice makes panties fall and kids go to sleep. True story. Finally we were on our way.

I pulled into my local Target store and got the rugrat out and headed inside. It never ceases to amaze me how many women look at a man with baby and a diaper bag. I mean some of those women could have turned me to stone they were staring so hard. Now I have to confess that they were actually staring at the handbags behind me that were on sale, but a man can dream can’t he? Karsyn was still asleep so I put her in the buggie and headed down to the Easter aisle.

When I arrived there was not that many people there so I thought this was going to be an easy task. I walk the aisles and could not find the Reese’s Easter Eggs. Was I too late? Did people already come and get them? How many people are as addicted to these things as me? Does this post make me sound like a fatty? Please don’t answer that last one. I looked at the front of the aisle in awe as I saw the holy grail of Easter candy. There was only one problem….. there was only three one pound bags left and 2 trays of 6 of the larger eggs left. I raced to the display and then to my shock an old lady cut me off. Now I am generally a nice guy but this lady was a devil in a huge floral dress. She smiled at me as she cut me off. I looked at her and thought “you bitch!!” I was not about to let this old lady come between me and my beloved clearance Easter treats. Game on old lady, game on!

What happened next was not one of my most proud moment. Please don’t judge me and/or call the police on me for what I did. I am still having trouble sleeping at night. I griped my shopping cart tightly and rammed it in to the side of the old lady’s cart, causing it to swing into the center aisle. I looked at the old lady, who looked like I had just ran over her dog, and said “I am so sorry Mam, I did not see you there” with the biggest smile I could manage to give. I turned and grabbed the last packages of Reese Easter Eggs and started on my way but not before helping the old lady retrieve her shopping cart. I of course did it with a huge “don’t fuck with me” look along with a little swag in my step.

Then the old lady looked at me defeated, and like The Grinch, my heart grew two sizes that day. I reached in my cart and grabbed two bags of candy and gave them to her and said “I think this is what you came for”. I am not going to lie it was beginning to look like a 90’s sitcom with the sad music that starts playing when the conflict is resolved at the end of the episode. Yes, I have seen way too many episodes of Full House. The old lady looked at me and said thanks and went about her shopping trip like she had just won the Olympics.

I picked up a few more items I came for and headed to the front to pay. I felt like I won the lottery! I know that these little yellow packages of pure peanut butter awesomeness won’t last forever but that is what makes them so special. They only come around once a year and when you get them you have to cherish them. Just like those moments in life. I learned a lot that day but one thing sticks out more than others. It wasn’t not to hit old women’s shopping carts, or Justin Timberlake can make you kid go to sleep, or that I look good carrying a diaper bag. It was that when it comes to the day after Easter, I need to get up a hell of a lot earlier if I want more of those sweet treats. See you next year Reese’s Easter Eggs!

She Has No Idea What Easter Is But Look At All The Cool Stuff!

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Karsyn had her first Easter on Sunday and this girl got so much stuff. I think the Easter Bunny may have went a little overboard but it’s this kids first Easter. She did not even know what was going on. I am not going to lie that I was pretty jealous the Easter Bunny did not bring anything for me. I had to get up Monday morning a race to Target and get 50% off Reese’s Easter Eggs. Was it worth the trip? Hell yes!!!