Sunday, February 19, 2012

You Called Your Wife What?

I would venture to say that my wife and I have one of the best relationships in the world.  We haven't always been as strong as we are today, but who can really say that.  Our relationship has grown leaps and bounds over the last  8 years and a lot of it has to do with our trust and comfort level with each other.  It's really funny how comfortable we have become, especially now that we are on our fourth child together.  The next part is going to show you how comfortable we are together and how much fun too.

A few months ago, my wife and I went and visited the in-laws.  Now, most of the time, the full size bed is more then enough for us, but with her being pregnant with #4, it was a little tight.  Not too mention very uncomfortable.  We barely slept any of the nights we were there.  The first night, she had lots of trouble rolling over and she would make funny grunting noises.  The next day I told her she sounded like a hippopotamus rolling over.  Now most of you are probably wondering how in the world I survived that one.  Well, that speaks to the relationship my wife and I have.  Now it's a joke and I call her pregopotamus because of her BIG pregnant belly.  I mean seriously, it's #4 and she's HUGE!  What husband in his right mind calls his wife pregopotamus and actually gets away with it?  This guy!  Because my wife and I just have a relationship that is that good.  I think she is beautiful, pregnant belly and all and she knows it.  I love her dearly and hope she enjoys being called pregopotamus for the next 3 months because then, she'll never have to hear it again.  I know that I am the luckiest guy in the world not only to have survived her new nickname, but to have her in my life at all.

I love you babe! 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Um, Tagged?

Ok, so I have been Tagged!  Thanks to @DiaperDads.  Being new to the blogging world, I am not sure how this works, but it seems pretty simple.  So, here we go.

1. What is your favorite movie of ALL TIME?
That has got to be one of the hardest questions in the entire world.  Never mind.  Shrek, the first one because "I'm an Ogre"  and "Ogres are like onions"

2. If you could party with one historical figure for one night, who would it be, and why?
Yeah, not a big history buff here.  Thomas Edison because he was a pretty smart guy and I would like to see how he throws down I think he invented the light bulb or something like that.

3. Your car breaks down on a dark and foggy road. There’s no cellphone reception. Do you leave your significant other in the car while you go for help? Or do you take them with you? Or do you both stay in the vehicle?
Well, first question is, are the kids with us?  If so, they stay and I walk because any person that valued their life would not approach a stuck car with my pregnant wife and three kids in it.  If not, we stay and enjoy some alone time.

4. How hot do you like your salsa? Mild with big chunks

5. Favorite video game character? Why?  Um, Super Mario, because he's the only one I can remember and he wasn't the miniature one.  Oh yeah and he had that awesome mustache.

6. If you could have ONE super power what would it be? 
Seriously, I can only have one?  How hard is that?  I think it would have to be like Super Smart because with a super brain you can do anything. 

7. What is the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?

8. Name one thing that makes your skin crawl.
Dentists, although that answer may be skewed since I have my first root canal scheduled next week.

9. What was your first official place of employment?
What exactly do you mean by official?  I was officially employed with regards to the IRS when I began working as an Electrician's Helper for my Dad.  Next "Official" job was Walmart. 

10. What do you want to do with your life?
Be a great Dad to my kids - That's the greatest accomplishment I could ever strive for

11. What’s holding you back?
Me - The fact I have NO patients and work 50+ hours a week on a crazy retail shift schedule.

Didn't know how this works, so here's my 11 questions...

1.  What's your most memorable meal and why?
2.  If you could go back in time, what is the ONE thing you would tell yourself?
3.  Who's the most inspirational person in your life?
4.  What do you want to be when you grow up?
5.  Who's your favorite music group and why?
6.  If you were on the Walking Dead, which character would you be?
7.  What's your favorite vacation memory?
8.   If you were stuck on an island with no hope of ever getting off, what's one thing you would  want with you?
9.   Is your cup half full or half empty and what's in it?
10. Which grade in school was your favorite and what subject?
11. Leader, follower, or loner, who are you?

and now to tag 11 bloggers.  That's the hard part.  I barely know 11 bloggers if I do at all.  Yeah, without retagging a whole bunch of randomness, I fail at this part.  So if you read and want to answer, go right ahead. Let me know and I'll link you in afterwards.  Thanks,

Sunday, February 5, 2012

My Daughter Turns 7

Today my oldest daughter turns 7 and I turn 50.  Not really, but it sure does feel that way.  It's amazing how your children's birthday make you feel so much older.  One thing I have learned during my short time as a parent is that children make your days fly by.  One of my favorite quotes is "Children make your days long, but your years short."  I don't remember who said it or where I heard it, but it has always stuck with me.  So, today on my daughters 7th birthday, I realize I am another decade older.  

So, enough self pity.  I think it is awesome to see how my daughter has grown up.  I can remember her first words, her first steps, and all the little things that she has done leading up to today.  I am so proud of the young woman she has become.  She is so smart and caring.  She has a little attitude, but a wonderful conscious.  She is awesome.  So, 7 years ago, God graced us with this wonderful child and today we celebrate her 7th birthday.  Happy Birthday Random Girl!