Love Love Love

I love my wife, my kiddo, our dog, and most of all...MY LIFE! I couldn't ask for anything more than what I already have. I get to spend time with those that love me, while doing the things that I love!!!



I absolutely adore this picture. It was a wonderful day. I can feel the emotion from the day, the trip, the experience when I see this picture. I remember every moment. I felt completely comfortable closing my eyes. Outside. In the snow. Do you know why? Because she was holding me. She was holding me up. I see this picture everywhere. I have it on my Facebook. I have it on my phone screensaver. I have it on framed on the table next to my computer. I absolutely love this picture.

The hate part? The 939 miles between Ithaca and Atlanta. And also, the time in between our visits. BLECH! "I bite my thumb at you."



{Not So} Wordless Wednesday - Lorelli Edition

Welcome to this week's {NOT SO} Wordless Wednesday. It is Wednesday, right? I don't even know. It has to be Wednesday. I had loooooong class last night. Ok. Here we go. :-)

A very sleepy faced Lorelli in her shirt from Jennifer.
Sleepy baby laid out in Mommy's bed. As she has been every night for the last 9 days.

I love you so much, Mommy. Thanks for letting me wear your brand new hat with my brand new coat.
Poor thing. Taking her nap under my desk at work during the week she came with me.

Just reading a book. You know. Like you DO!



Sun And Snow

SO, over at Crazy Hip Bloggers they are hosting a Take It Tuesday. Basically, a themed photo day. :-) You knooooooow I love photos, right? Today's topic is Sun And Snow. Head over there to see who else is posting cool pictures.

One of my favorite park pictures of my baybay - Sun - no Snow

SnowMan Jack - Snow and Sun

Me and Jennifer - Sun AND Snow

Written in one of the first snows of the year -- Snow - no sun



A bit overwhelmed

I have just been soooo busy. I hope you don't feel like I have abandoned all of you. I have not. I am reading you as often as possible. I am trying to leave sporadic comments. I am keeping up with you all on Twitter. And Facebook. Its just that...I am online all day at work. And then I am online all evening at home for school. Or I am in school. UGH!!! It is all just almost too much for me to deal with.

School has consumed waaaaay more time than I was expecting it to. My online classes are requiring more work than my A&P class is. Its like because they don't see me twice a week that they need to pile that much more work on top of me. I even missed a deadline on an english paper. I turned it in within 24 hours, but still...I missed a deadline. Also...I made a D on my A&P test. I made a D?!?!?!?!? How does that even happen? It was a hard day that day but ohmygoodness....I was good at A&P in high school. I don't make Ds on exams. But...I am trying not to freak out about it. I did spend a good portion of Thursday freaked out... I know, I just need to find a good routine. Unfortunately, it almost seems like that routine is going to be studying every every single night for hours on end, which will mean that there is no time for my child.

I already feel like a giant MOMFAIL lately for having her daddy take care of her over the weekend last weekend when I was inundated with assignments. I hate that he gets to pick her up on Tuesdays because I don't get home until eleven o'clock. I miss hanging out with my kiddo in the evenings. I miss snuggle time at night. I hate having to hear her get distraught at bedtime, as she tends to do, when daddy puts her to bed. But I can not just step in and step on his toes. This is probably why I have not shooed her back in to her own bed when she comes crawling into mine in the middle of the night. I loooove cuddly time. I love waking up to her little hand on my face and her breath in my ear. It makes it difficult to roll over, but its totally worth it.

On top of that...I am just BORED at my job. I hate being bored. I like variety. We are busy. But its the same thing day in and day out. BLAH BLAH BLAH!!! Even when I am really busy - it is the same thing - its invoicing - and new hires - and commissions. Its not anything different - ever.



{Not So} Wordless Wednesday - Ithaca version

Welcome to this week's edition of {not so} Wordless Wednesday. I will regale you with more photos. :-) I haven't written my vacation blog because I still miss her too much to make it all the way through without crying. Will get there. I promise.

This is us on Monday, my supposedly last full day in Ithaca. Just casual. We went and saw Sherlock Holmes. Went and got some pictures developed. Just spent the day kinda hanging out together.

This was New Year's Day at her mother's house. We had yummy food. It was a beautiful, albeit chilly, day. We went and walked around the little Commons area after this. Went to Taughannock Falls. Took pictures. Had a wonderful start to the new year.

This is for Sara. If you have to be surrounded by John might as well be pink!!!

Before seeing Sherlock Holmes we did some clothes browsing. I think she looks so cute in argyle. :-)

Despite popular belief, this is not a chocolate cake piled high with yummy is however a shrub piled high with beautiful, glittery, powdery snow.

Also New Year's Day - in her momma's house.

The drinks that didn't fit in the fridge, just cooling their behinds in the snow.




I know I promised stories and pictures and thoughts and everything. I just have not had the time. I have been running around all crazy. Taking care of my car. Straightening out my license. Starting classes at Gwinnett Tech. Missing my girlfriend. Playing and reconnecting with my kiddo. Doing laundry. Getting back to work. Studying. And on and on and on....

But, I did have an amazing time. I was so nervous getting there. What if Virginia was a fluke? What if we didn't have an amazing time? What if her friends didn't like me? What if...EGADS...her mother didn't like me? I was a wreck. The moment we landed in Ithaca, I texted some of my close friends and told them I was so nervous. They all told me to calm down (thanks, guys) and just go be with the woman of my dreams. So...I did. I tried to, at least. I took a deep breath. Went down the steps of the airpane (yes DOWN. THE. STEPS.). Walked into the airport...and started scanning the "crowd" for my new love. AND THEN....

THERE SHE WAS!!! Waiting for me. Looking for me. Smiling directly at me. Holding a cute little pink NY ball cap. Waiting for me to see her. I got a big lump in my throat. I got big tears in my eyes. And all my nervousness dissipated. I knew I was where I was supposed to be. And I knew that my week was going to be amazing and unforgettable.

I finally made the 500 ft to Jennifer. She grabbed me and hugged me and squeezed me. I did everything I could to just breather her in and not cry. I succeeded for the most part. I didn't cry. I got teary. And I did manage to breathe. :-)

That one moment set up the entire week. It was incredible and amazing. I can not wait to go back. I eagerly anticipate being back by her side...

But for now, I gotta get back to work. I just wanted to let you know how it started.



What did I do?

So, before I tell you all about my vacation - let me tell you why I am glad 2009 is over. I am going to take this as a sign that 2010 is going to be waaaaayyy better than 2009 ever was.

So, you guys all read my blog. I don't have to rehash what a tumultuous year the last one was. If you don't read me - then GO read me. I am interesting, I promise. I will make you laugh. You might cry. You will be overwhelmed. You might think I complain too much. Whatever. I am interesting.

Let me just tell you about New Year's Eve/Old Year's End!!!

You should probably sit down.

No, really...SIT!!!!


MY MOTHER EFFING CAR WAS STOLEN FROM MY APARTMENT PARKING LOT!!!!! The same car that has been sitting there since at least Christmas Day. Can you believe it???

And, of course, since I am 900+ miles away, I can not file a police report because I am not there for them to speak to. I am more than welcome to grant Lorelli's father power of attorney so that HE can file a police report for me. thank you.

I DID call the insurance company and report my car stolen that evening, though. To at least get it on record and get the process started. Thank goodness.

On Monday, I got a call from a Detective Johnson, who wished to speak with me in regards to a vehicle that I may or may not own. Apparently, they found my car. Abandoned. It was involved in a hit and run. WHAT?!?!?! But, I do not have any details other than that because he can not discuss it with me except in person because there is no way to guarantee that I am who I really say I am. So, I have to call him and make an appointment to go down to the police station and talk to him and I guess file a police report and all the fun stuff that goes along with that. I just hope no one was hurt. And that my insurance will cover everything. UGH!! Such a pain in the booty. I is to hoping that that particular event is signifying the END of a bad year!!!

I am sooo looking forward to the beginning of this year.

I will blog later about my awesome Ithaca vacation. I got to stay one extra day because my flight yesterday was cancelled. Have spent the day just kind of hanging out in the apaprtment and catching up on all of you guys' blogs. Or trying to. :-)