Saturday, February 27, 2010

She Did Not Run Away!!

Happy Anniversary Love...

One year ago today we said "I Do".

I am a blessed man.

Is there anything else to say?

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Sure, I could talk about how amazing you are.

How you are a great baker...yes, that is the first thing I mention, because it is unlikely to go away and I love me some cookies.

How you have great taste in men...what, you like self-confidence.

How you...I better stop there. Most of the rest is self serving or, well, frankly not suitable for families or you mom to read about. (Love to J in L-Towne)

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Thank you for a wonderful year. I look forward to a bunch more...no, I am not going to put a number on it, but let's just say a lot!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Cigs and Donuts

Sometimes I am baffled by the people I see...

Yesterday I saw a very elderly lady wearing Addidas and walking around with an iPhone...it was pretty slick.

Last week, I met a guy at work that wears a fantastic mullet and eats 4 doughnuts for breakfast every day.

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Had a great time this weekend with Claire this weekend. We ate good meals, laughed together, made other people smile and generally were wonderfully happy.

Sorta like every other weekend.

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I kinda make myself sick sometimes.

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Did you see that Curling match this weekend?

"Which one?" you ask.

You know, that really super, exciting one. The one that had us all on the edge of our seat, jumping up and down at the end!

Yeah, me either.

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But I do love Curling...I really think it is my last hope for actually making the Olympics.

I think I will start my training today...Belushi is my trainer.

Friday, February 19, 2010

High Class Hotel Liv'n

In KC this week...again. Spending most of my time here.

It is nice. I like it here. The food has been good. The company...well, nonexistent.

Until this weekend.

My beautiful wife joined me for the weekend and it has made it oh so much better.

We had a great meal at Jack Stack...fantastic.

We had a good time walking around the Plaza...beautiful.

It makes such a difference to have her here beside me.

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Living in the Marriott, which is essentially what I am doing, is a unique experience. I need to be careful because I am really getting used to clean sheets most days, my trash emptied for me and whenever I want a new towel I just throw the old one on the floor.

I don't think Claire is liking that last one very much. I might be trying it at home without the same results.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Because I Love...

I love to write...but I am not a writer.

I love to cook...but I am not a chef.

I love to drive...but I am not a racer.

I love to tell stories...but I am not an orator.

I love to love...but I am not a poet.

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There are so many things that I love. There are so many more things that I am not.

But one thing is for sure...I love my wife very much...and I AM a better person because she loves me!

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What do you love?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

C'mon Man...

In Vegas this week for a work conference...pretty much running ragged from our first meetings in the morning (8am) to the last schmoozing opportunity at night (1 or 2 am)...

Luckily, this year Claire and I get to share a room. It certainly helps to be able to sleep next to my wife each night!

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There are few things I hate more than selfishness...yes, we all are selfish at one point or another, but then there are the chronic selfish people...People like this:
I really hate when people park like that, especially in a packed parking lot. I know you have a nice car and all, but c'mon man, think of other people and how your actions effect them.

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Looks like I might be heading to Lisbon, Portugal with Claire in April/May...her two week commitment for the Navy this year is sending her there. The last two years she went to Norway (I even got to join her last year), but this year was a new place...and I even get to join her!
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Claire and I have some friends that have asked me to perform their wedding ceremony. It has been a couple of years since I have performed one and, while a little nervous thinking about it, I am so very honored! Especially because it is so obvious how amazing they are together...sorta like this other pretty cool couple I know!

Monday, February 8, 2010

DAT Who!!!

For the family in NO...

Hell...check
Highwater...check
Superbowl...check

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Are you kidding me? New Orleans wins the SuperBowl!!!!

Everyone has been asking, WHO DAT?!

I think they answered...DAT WHO!!! Geaux Saints!!!

THAT WAS FRIGG'N AMAZING!!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

GEAUX SAINTS!!!

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Front Runner? Me? Nah...

Drew Brees was drafted, developed and led the San Diego Chargers for most of the Aughts...
Reggie Bush is a San Diego boy...Helix High

And my wife is from New Orleans...I got put on the bus the day I said I Do!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Snow Play and Comic Book Guy

This week, Claire experimented with making Coconut Bread...I don't remember what she called it, but it was clear that she made it with Awesome Sauce mixed in...unfortunately, unless I want to start looking like this, I need to get out and start running again. Coconut Bread is not the best thing on the waistline.

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As mentioned earlier this week, we got 10-12 inches of snow this weekend. It was the most snow in this area over the past 20 years.

The best part of the snow was getting to experience it with my wonderful wife. She had never been in falling snow before and the joy she was experiencing was so great! It is truly one of my favorite moments I have ever had with her!

We went out on Saturday night (despite warnings on the news to cancel all driving) with our good friends John and Lisa...We had such a blast. We went out for sushi and then back to their house for Chocolate cake iced with Chocolate Fudge and Peanut Butter.

Yes, more running is needed.

With the weather so bad and it being very late, we ended up crashing at their place that night. We woke up to a few more inches of fresh snow, so it was time for some Snow Play!



The snow time was pretty incredible, including a swing-set at the playground that, well, got put to good use!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Snowmobile 2010

Two weeks ago, Claire and I met up in Detroit to go snowmobiling with some good friends of ours. We went two years ago with them and were anxious to renew the tradition.

We flew up Friday night, drove 3 hours north and stayed in a 3 bedroom condo. We spent most of Saturday out in the woods, zipping around.
On Sunday, the girls decided to take a break and hit the spa for massages and Mani/Pedi...the guys went out and jumped the snowmobiles. It is amazing to be going 75mph on the snow and then hitting a bump.


Such a great trip. We are so thankful for Robert and Jeff setting it up. Claire and I are so blessed.
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We got a foot of snow in Norfolk this past weekend. It made for a great couple of days of snow play...pics up later this week.
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I know Y'all are rooting for the Saints this weekend, right? I love Peyton as much as anyone, but it is the Saints! Drew Breeeezzzzzzz....