Thursday, January 31, 2008


So monday of this week, I woke up in extreme pain in my back. I knew right away what it was, my 6mm kidney stone acting up again. I have been carrying around this thing for a year now, and its aggrivating when it hurts off and on. Well, monday was the worst pain I think I have ever been in, in my life. Felt like literally being stabbed, I could not lay down, sit down, walk, nothing. Not to mention throwing up 15 times in the course of 3 hours was a real blast! Thank God I have an awesome wife to the rescue. The doctor she works for heard the commotion on the phone, and prescribed a pain medication to me, as well as an anti nausea medication. On her lunch, she spent her last 30 bucks on me, rushed home, gave me the medication, and told me to sit still. I did. This was 11AM. I didnt wake up or move until 6PM. So the drugs knocked me out.

Tuesday the pain was still there, but not as bad. I thought I passed it, but I was wrong. I took a few pain pills, and went on with my day.

Wednesday night, on the advice of my wife and her nursing knowledge, I took a pain pill, and drank two 16oz beers, provided generously by my father in law. Thanks, they were great! I watched some old Led Zeppelin, Def Leppard, and Rush concerts on DVD, and kinda enjoyed the moments of no pain. I got tired, and went to sleep.

Now that I am sober, I am wondering why two beers of that size, didnt send me to the bathroom, like they should have, to help pass this damn thing. I didnt even visit the 'room once. So I cant help but hope there is not a blockage. Interesting.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Snow In Georgia

As everyone across the country knows by now, we got a whole inch the other day. It was beautiful to me, since I have not seen the white stuff since I left Colorado back in February 2004 (it snowed two feet that night, and it was hell leaving the next day). No, this was not two feet, but it was just as pretty, and just as thrilling. Living in Georgia, we don't see it that much, so when it does come around, people walk outside in amazement, the news runs emergency storm coverage all night complete with a radar loop at the bottom right of your television screen. But in the few hours it snowed here, I was a kid again (image at left was taken during the height of the snow, the blizzard moment, lol)! Its amazing what one little inch can do to someone who loves snow as much as I do. I don't know why I love it, I just do. Growing up in it, it always reminded me of the changing seasons, the holidays, and the new year. Its a comfort thing I guess. As I sit here, and watch the weather yet again, they are predicting 1-3 inches tonight and tomorrow. That will be wonderful. I am surprised the convenience stores still have food on the shelves. I think it is great how people down here are in awe at the snow. Where I grew up, it was often heard "awwww man, we are gonna get another foot tonight? Geeeez." I love my home state, especially when the ground turns white if only for a few hours with the lumpy rain.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Birthday Party

Birthday party number one was a wonderful time for me personally, and for my wife and child. Olivia had a blast, and it was so fun to watch her open her gifts and kiss most every one of them! She also had fun eating (and wearing) her first birthday cake, complete with pink icing! Kelly made a caterpillar, similar to the one found on the Baby Einstein stuff. It was a good time had by all who came out. I saw some people I never thought would be there (due to distance), and wishing some would have been. I didn't get to take any photographs, but I did get some awesome video! Thanks to everyone for the presents, and coming out to this once in a lifetime event, all for miss Olivia. You are all loved!

On a side note, but important note, Olivia is just about over her illness (RSV)! She is a strong little girl. Its kinda weird, she came into the world with breathing issues, and celebrated her first birthday with breathing issues. I am thrilled to say that she is worlds better! Woo hoo! You go girl!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Happy Birthday Baby

Well, we made it! Olivia is one year old today!! My little princess! If you would like to wish her a happy birthday you can do so by adding a comment!

Happy birthday sweetheart,


Thursday, January 03, 2008

Olivia & RSV

Well we all knew it would eventually happen, my daughter's first sickness, its a virus called RSV. She is getting better by the day, and is doing well, but we still ask for your prayers and support to get her better. I hope this is over soon, its already been a week and her birthday is tomorrow! Anyway, keep her in your thoughts please. Thanks!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy Freakin New Year

Finally! A new year! Hopefully a new us for Kelly and I. We have been through hell this past few months with my job situation, money, and general tenseness between us about everything. Marriage is funny sometimes. Here is to a new beginning, and a new start with life, and raising our child to be a wonderful member of society. I am still in shock that I actually have a daughter, and a wife. I never thought I would.