Monday, June 30, 2008

This weekend...

Christa finally got away with her bud, Nina for a girls weekend out. I hung out the boys all weekend. So, no cycling, but that was alright. Friday night, we went to black light mini golf as I stated before. 

On Saturday, my Grandpa and Grandma Jan came over with Pappa's BBQ for lunch. We all hung out. Chandler and Jan looked at cars in some mags and pics online. They discussed how fast cars go and of course their dream cars. It was great to listen to. We all laughed at Spencer of course doing his...well...Spencer things. 

That night, it was off to church to meet the new possible youth pastor at our church. Seems like a good guy. Played some dodge ball, etc. 

We went to church yesterday and Chandler had a friend come over for the day and spend the night last night. Christa got home around 5...just in time for Spencer to be excited and then throw a 2 year old fit b/c he wanted to play with the hot wheels track the boys weren't finished building yet! Welcome home, honey!!

We are staying in Kingwood for the 4th for the first time since I can remember. It will be a busy week at work though. Shooting a video...more software training, shooting a video for the website and attempting to get in a lot of cold calls before the holiday hits. 

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Chandler doing his thang!

Back in February, Chandler tested for his 2nd Degree Black Belt in the AMAI (American Martial Arts Institute). He performed his 2nd degree form, broke two boards (one with a hand movement and one with a foot movement), sparred, and last but not least performed his 2nd degree double chuck weapon form. He only had a couple of months to learn and execute this baby, so I think he did rather awesome. After the testing, I shot this video a few days later after class one night for his Aunt Vickie. I promised her that I would post it eventually for here it is!! 

Friday, June 27, 2008

Daddy duty weekend has officially kicked off. Christa headed out with Nina for a weekend of girly girl stuff, so Chandler, Spencer and I went to the local Black Light Mini-Golf and had a ball. Spencer was a little tentative at first, but he eventually found that it was pretty cool that his socks were now a bright purplish color under all of the blacklights...woobie glowed as well being that he is a dalmation (that is his blanky).

On the border was next...I cheated and ate some fish tacos (they were fried - yep...I will have to pedal that off later this weekend somehow!). Chandler had the beef quesadillas and Spencer had some grilled chicken (he ate the healthiest of all three of us!).

Off to Family Christian Bookstore after that in order to get the new Kutlass CD for Chandler and a devotional for him as well. Spencer brought home Dave and the Giant Pickle on DVD.

Off to bed when we hit the door was the two year old after two or three readings of a few board books.

The only bummer to the day is my tailor! Yep...I bought a nice new suit for a video that I am shooting for my company website and my tailor has lost the pants!!! I know these things happend and she is a wonderful lady, but the timing couldn't be worse. She said that she would pay for another pair, but I don't think Joseph A. Banc sells them individually, so this could get really interesting before it is all over.

Time to go hang with the older sibling for a while and then off to the workout room for some saddle time!

The pic is of Chandler dreaming by 'Bumble Bee'...the new Camaro from the Transformers movie at the Houston Auto Show back in February.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

These Are The Days of Love - Justin Cofield Band

I had a little fun with our mac mini today...

The song is from the Justin Cofield Band. You need to check them out...they are quite awesome!

Today will be major catch up day as yesterday's 2 hour training turned into more like 3 1/2 hours after having an email snafu. Now that the email situation is under control, it is back to the phones.

Last night was a flashback moment for me as Chandler had a friend spend the night and they built a massive hot wheels track all night long. I went to bed around 1 a.m. and they were still actively engineering that puppy. I woke up this morning and it entails two rooms of track, 6 chairs, three colors of track and three hot wheels boosters. This is quite the work of art. 

I am way behind on my workouts this week on the bike. With the new software at the office, I have been transferring resumes into the system during all of my downtime...which of course when I would normally be training on the bike in the workout room. 

On a different note, for July 4th, we will be home for the first time since I can remember instead of going to Covington. Looooong story, but with Spencer going through his terrible 2's, the last thing Mimi and Papa need right now at the B&B is a screaming two year old when he doesn't get his way or just can't figure out how to communicate what he wants to.

The picture above is one of my favorites. We went to Disney World in 2005 when Christa was pregnant with Spencer. It is a classic of Chandler with his new 'buddy' Stitch. Geeeee...wonder where he gets it?!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


I am listening in on a large mass call for training for some new software for my company. It amazes how you can get 10 people on a call, but we get nowhere. Listening such an acquired skill!

Father/Son Retreat at Frontier Camp Feb 2008

Slideshow Below...

The slideshow below is from our Cruise last year. We celebrated our 15th Anniversary and went on Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas. Our friends, Rick and Nina, went with us and we had a blast!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Havin' fun at Mimi and Papa's

15th Anniversary Cruise on RC Mariner of the Seas. Here we are in St. Thomas on a little Sunset Cruise. This was September of '07
The video below was from last summer. Chandler and I went to Six Flags up in Arlington. I brought the camcorder and taped our roller coaster rides! This was one of them in the front car. Quite cool...I sound like a dork, but hey...all in good fun.