Archive for the ‘Diet and Food’ Category

The Coleman Hill Slide

Saturday, May 9th, 2020

When I asked Kimberlie what she wanted for mother’s day, she requested a good hamburger. The best burger in central Georgia is at Ocmulgee Brewpub in Macon. Unfortunately they are closed on Sunday and they aren’t offering dine in right now. So today, I called in an order and we took it up to Coleman Hill and had a picnic in front of Mercer Law – my old stomping grounds.

A few years ago, some local group added a concrete slide on the hill. Rilianne and Mackenzie loved it and Kimberlie and I gave it a try as well.

Quarantine Food Trucks

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Since we are supposedly quarantined, we are having various food trucks come into the neighborhood.  Two weeks ago, someone grabbed the ice cream man and suggested he come through.  The ice cream was great!

Last weekend, we had Kona ice come through. Another great choice.

Tonight, I scheduled a local Mexican restaurant to park their food trailer in the neighborhood.  It was only the restaurants 4th event but they made a ton of money and it was great to grab a plate without going far!

And on evenings when there are no food trucks, there is always the fire pit!

Happy 5th Birthday Rilianne

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Today is Rilianne’s 5th birthday. Things didn’t exactly go as planned.

All year long, she has asked for us to bring cupcakes to her class. That couldn’t happen. I thought about having a drive by birthday, but the storms eliminated that option. But Rilianne enjoys everything she does so her day was still special.  Her class even sang to her on zoom!

Some of her gifts include a dollhouse, which she calls her “Barbie Dreamhouse”, and a bicycle. We also got her some seeds to plant because she loves helping outside.

Strawberry Picking 2020

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Even though we are under a “Shelter-in Place” Order due to COVID-19, we are allowed to get groceries. So we made the trek out to Elliot Farms to get some fresh strawberries. This has become an annual spring tradition for us.

Quarantine Firepit

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

Our life has really slowed down due to COVID-19. Since we don’t have anything to do or anywhere to be, we had scores in the driveway this evening!

Snow Mountain Birthday

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

I celebrated my 41st birthday today with a trip to Stone Mountain — called “Snow Mountain” in the winter. We spent a while playing in the snow. Unfortunately when it was time for tubing, all of the slides that Rilianne could ride were closed. So, I demanded a refund for me and her and we wondered around while Kimberlie and the big kids enjoyed the tubing slides. On the way home, we enjoyed a meal at Buckners!

Valentine’s PAC Time

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Kimberlie and I left work early today to join Rilianne in PAC time. PAC means “Parent and Child” and is a pre-K requirement.  Rilianne iced valentine cookies and we were basically there to clean up the mess!

2020 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

We just got home from another Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.  As usual, I drove down Wednesday and the family joined late Thursday evening.

Thursday morning, was the 5K.

Friday morning, I ran the 10K with Mackenzie. She got second place in her age group!

Saturday, I ran the half marathon with Kimberlie and Tristan.

On Saturday, Rilianne ran 100m kids race.

And this morning, I ran the marathon — completing the Dopey Challenge.

The weather was brutally hot this year. They actually cut a mile off of the course, but after I already passed that point. So I did complete the entire distance.

On the way home, I had a good meal at my favorite steakhouse – Saltgrass!

Christmas 2019

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019

Merry Christmas!

Kimberlie and the kids were happy to get new phones and Rilianne was happy to finally have her own suitcase.  We also continued our traditional Waffle House Christmas brunch.

Chick-Fil-A Santa

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

We still have more than a week to go until Christmas and we sure have seen a lot of Santas this year!  Tonight we went to our local Chick-fil-A, where Rilianne saw Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Santa Cow. She also made a craft.  Meanwhile, Tristan was having his own Chick-fil-A experience — orientation.  More on that later.