Monday, August 25, 2008

Big News!!!

You might want to head over to Dawn's Blog for an important announcement :)

Dawn's Latest Post

Having a Great Time in Florida!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Disney Excitement!!!

Well, I am up earlier than I need to be. *sigh* I couldn't fall asleep and the last I looked at the clock it was 10 PM, and then I was awake 2 AM. Well, I guess that is what happens when you are a Disney freak like me :) They boys were pretty pumped up last night, and Austin was really smiling from ear to ear, and super excited about going today when we tucked him in. It was cool to see him all "geeked up" for going.

I tried to check-in online with AirTran yesterday, but I couldn't so I called them to make sure our seats were assigned together. I think we have everything covered, and as long as we get some rain-free days we should be all set! Although, a friend at work made a good point that a wet day at Disney is always better than any day at work. I guess I agree with him :)

If you want to follow along I am going to try at Twitter as much as possible, or you can click this link to see a map or list of what we are doing... I have filtered it so it will only show updates from me.

Twisney for NetPappy

In other news the boys and I did a bunch of running around yesterday and we ended up getting Crocs. I couldn't believe how comfortable they were, and they should be nice for wet days at the parks. However, I don't like taking a new pair of shoes to WDW, because of the chance for blisters, so hopefully that won't happen.

Also, at church last night I spoke to Stan, and he is still interested in becoming Catholic. We had discussed it over a beer or two at a baseball tournament and I was shocked to learn that he wasn't Catholic. His two boys go to school with Tommy and Austin, and I know his wife is, so I guess I just assumed he was. Well, I guess we are good to go for RCIA classes, and I am looking forward to it, because it has been several years since I went through it, and I was a lot younger then. I was raised general Protestant, and at first Catholicism was weird, and I had heard so many "attitudes" towards it when I was young. I must say that I am really glad I converted, and that we have made church an important part of our family life. I also am really glad I joined the Knights of Columbus *shameless plug* because I enjoy hanging out with the guys, and doing the work we do for charity.

Well, I guess I should get going... Have a Great Week, and stay tuned to our blogs for continuing updates :)

Friday, August 22, 2008

WHOO WHOO Vacation!!!

Today is my last day of work, and then it is Disney World Vacation for me :) We will be at the airport 48 hours from now, and we can't wait!!! Of course we have some running around, and all the packing to do yet, but the team is ready to roll, and it looks like Tropical Storm Fay is finally moving out.

Stay tuned for more details :)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Our Precious Angel...

So, here is my second post for today, but this one is much more important...

We found out today that the marker was placed for our daughter Autumn Rose. Dawn was busy tonight, and had stopped by earlier today, so I decided to stop by with the boys this evening. I had stopped by last week, and saw that they had set the foundation, so I figured it would be soon, but I wasn't sure if I was ready to see it. There have been some flowers on her grave most of the year since December (thanks to our parents, and my brother), but it was primarily the rectangular cut-out of sod that brought back the memories and pain of that cold day in December for me.

Dawn and I had selected the marker, so I knew what to expect, but I also knew that staring back at me was going to be her name. This was the name we had spoken about for years if we ever had a girl, and in my own mind I probably had walked her down the aisle a dozen times, taken her to breakfast at Cinderella's Castle, watched her play sports, and been to a dance recital or two. We never found out what we were having for either of the boys, and these are the thoughts that you have when you are excited about being a dad.

So, I headed out there... The marker turned out really nice, and I am so happy that we decided to get it. It was hard to stand there and read her name, but it was easier than I thought it would be. (I just spent a few minutes reading my old posts from December... Whew, that was a hard ordeal...) So, now the world will know that in that little piece of ground is buried Our Precious Angel that in just several weeks touched our lives forever...

My blog & twitter timeline...

I know I have been slacking on posting, but here you go... Hopefully not too techy...

Anyway, I received a link from my buddy Jason, but I have confidence that he won't blog about it, and I wanted to share it with everyone. The URL is and what it does is allow you to create a time line and flip book that can include multiple feeds easily, so I added my blog, and my twitter RSS, and voila... You could also add your photos via their RSS feeds (photobucket, picasa, youtube, etc), and with all that stuff being date stamped you have an easy way to produce a chronological display of all those different sources. I can't help but think this would be awesome for a "baby-book" type application. Here is my timeline...

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Poor Bird... A picture for Jill M...

Jason, and I were walking out to lunch on Friday heading to A&W for some draft root beer, and some world class coney dogs... We walked past this vehicle in the parking lot at work, and I had to take a picture for Jill M, because she is the only person I know that takes pictures of puke and dead rabbits...