Archive for the ‘Family’ 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 Easter 2020

Sunday, April 12th, 2020

Due to the quarantine, we weren’t able to go anywhere for Easter.  But I still made the kids get dressed for our annual picture!

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!

Social Distancing

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Our lives have certainly slowed down due to COVID-19 closures. There are no soccer games, no refereeing, no swimming, no school, no travel, no anything.  Tristan is still working at Chick-Fil-A and Kimberlie and I still work (although about half of mine is telework).  Mackenzie and Rilianne are bored out of their minds. Fortunately, the weather has been beautiful!

Farewell, Maggie

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Today we lost a member of our family: Maggie.

Maggie was originally called “Sylvia” at her previous owner’s house.  Her previous owners moved away and left her in a pile of trash. That’s where we found her in 2005 and made her part of our family. Shortly after we took her, she had a litter of kittens.

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!

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!

The Big Kahuna at Typhoon Lagoon

Friday, January 10th, 2020

During the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend this year, the temperatures are much warmer than usual. Because of that, Disney offered runners 50% off of waterpark tickets.  We decided to check out Typhoon Lagoon.

We arrived early and Rilianne was selected to be the “Big Kahuna”. They taught her a special wave, gave us a private tour, and let Rilianne open the park.  We even got our own private cabana with lockers for the day!  It was an amazing day and a great way to cool off!

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.