#8

So it has been some time since I wrote anything on here. I am horrible about keeping things like this updated. It’s been a fairly uneventful week. My wife is overdue with her pregnancy so we are kinda just sitting tight mostly waiting for him to come.

I’ve been watching a bunch of college football lately. Man, its good to have football back. I’ve also been trying to ride my skateboard more. It really helps me to relax to just get on it and go. The wife and I went to a local store today called  Spice after church. They have a lot of stairs to climb to get into the store and we thought it might help get the kid moving around a little bit. We both ended up getting Waco shirts while we were there. I got blue and she got green. I love their shirts, they are so soft and comfortable. There’s just something about a really comfy t-shirt ya’ know? Makes you feel safe or something.

Anyway, that’s about it for now. I’m planning on watching my favorite college football team, the Texas Longhorns, play their first game of the season tonight after church. That is, unless the kid decides to come.

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#7

Some days it is nice to just enjoy the simple things in life. I got home from work and was greeted with some really good smells coming from the kitchen. My sweet, nine months pregnant wife was just cooking away in there. She was cooking freezer meals for after she has the baby and despite having been cooking for a couple hours already, she offered to make me my favorite biscuits for supper. She is truly a Wonder Woman. Supper’s ready and we watch some YouTube together, the biscuits are incredible by the way! I’m sitting on the couch and she is just bouncing on her little exercise ball, she is so cute.

Man, I’ll miss our relaxing nights together, just the two of us, but I’m sure they will be replaced by some fun late nights with our little boy though. We’ll make new traditions and they will be awesome as well. And every now and then, on anniversaries and birthdays maybe, we’ll have someone watch the kid for us and we’ll watch some YouTube all over again, just the two of us, for old times sake. It will be epic.

If you are as lucky as I am and are spending the rest of your life with your best friend, cherish every moment you have with them. Sure all of the trips and dates and crazy experiences are all awesome, but so is the mundane if you are doing it with somebody you love.

Tomorrow should be good as well, I have some leftover biscuits for breakfast 👍🏻

P.S. As I’m sure you noticed if you have been following me on this little writing journey, I have not been able to stick with the daily posts. Sometimes I just don’t have the time or I do have the time but I can’t think of anything worthwhile to post. So I propose a new schedule: anytime I have the time and something to write about, I will, and if I don’t, I won’t. Thanks for reading.

#6

Today was a good day. I felt sick yesterday and came home early from work. I had a very sore throat and just felt exhausted. This morning I slept in til 10:00, which I know is insane, but it felt so good. I felt much better than yesterday so me and the wife went to an outlet mall where we did a little shopping. I love doing things with just the two of us, we always have a lot of fun. I got our future son some Air Jordan 14s, which look super dope. Afterwards, we got some ice cream cones (double scoops!) and headed back home.

My wife had this very cheesy road trip bingo game with her and we made it our mission to find every single item on the card before we made it home. Let me tell you, it is extremely hard to find a pay phone anymore! We may have had to take a couple of extra turns on the way home, but I am proud to announce that we found every item on the card. Now that’s what I call a success!

Tonight we had dinner with some family at Fuddruckers (that is a really weird name for a restaraunt when you stop and think about it). It was a great time and our burgers were delicious. It’s hard to beat a good burger ya know?

All in all today was much improved compared to yesterday, it wasn’t even close. I hope you had an awesome Saturday as well.

#5

You know how when you’re a kid and you will try about any rideable you can get your hands on? Whether it be a tricycle, big wheel, scooter, or rollerblades, you just go for it. Then as you get older, you travel mostly by vehicle or by foot. Why is that? What happens to our sense of adventure with transportation as we get older?

These are the questions I asked myself the other day as I was shopping with my wife over the Fourth of July weekend. We were in this store when something caught my eye, a beautiful blacked out skateboard, a Penny Nickel board to be exact. I just knew I had to have it. Sure I hadn’t ridden a skateboard in 15 plus years but who cares? Think of the fun I could have on this thing! I also thought of the injuries I could have and my awesome wife bought me a helmet.

And you know what, it is super fun! I was absolutely terrible at it at first, I mean horrible, but I am getting better slowly but surely. You can’t help but smile when you find some nice smooth concrete and you just zip around without a care in the world. I still have a long ways to go before I will be super comfortable riding my board but it is one of the best things I have bought in recent memory. So thanks, random store in Austin, for giving me that sense of wonder again as you’re about to try something new, you’re pumped and nervous at the same time, not sure if you’re going to be a natural or a failure. What a feeling!

And hey, it beats walking that’s for sure.

#4

I forgot to post yesterday, this is still new to me so you get two posts today. I have been thinking a lot here lately about being a father. My wife and I’s first kid will be here anyday now and it’s kind of intimidating. Am I fit to be a father? I still feel like a kid myself sometimes. I’m sure this stuff goes through every first time father’s mind.

When I was little, I thought my dad knew everything and had all of the answers. He was and still is an amazing dad but him and mom didn’t have all the answers and make every right decision. They were just making it up as they went along, doing the absolute best that they knew how. That’s what my wife and I have to do. Follow the example of our parents where they excelled, try to be better where they struggled, work together as a team, and be willing to admit it when we make a mistake.
To sum it up, yeah I’m scared about being a parent. How could I not be? At the same time I’m looking forward to it. My life will probably never be the same but I think it will be for the better in almost every way.

I’ll miss the sleep though.

#3

I’m looking forward to tonight. I’m meeting my cousins at my parents house tonight to play some Nintendo games & eat pizza. My parents recently moved and their new house has this legit home theater room. I was fortunate to be allowed to put everything together up there, hooking up the 7.1 surround, hooking up the consoles, running the Internet, etc. It’s an awesome room, complete with comfy couch, mini fridge, & a microwave for popcorn. I’m so glad my nieces and nephews have an awesome room to play in but let’s be honest, I also love being up there myself as well! We usually end up playing Smash Bros, 3 stock no items because we are professionals haha. My absolute favorite character in the game is the Animal Crossing Villager. Videogames look incredible on the giant screen up there. So yeah, I’m super looking forward to that. Hanging out with cousins & playing Nintendo is something I enjoyed as a kid, still enjoy today, and hopefully will enjoy even as I get older.

#2

Had a great day today. Monday’s usually suck because after all, they’re Mondays, but today’s Monday just so happened to be pretty dope. Here are the top 5 reasons why today was great.

  • We got a lot of rain which really helped cool down this Texas heat.
  • I had a great day at work today. The rain slows things down in the field so I was able to have some relatively distraction free work today. I love it when that happens!
  •  I was able to secure 2 preorders for the NES Classic from Target.com today (Score!) This item was just made for me and now I know I will for sure get a couple when Nintendo inevitably doesn’t make enough of these for everybody who wants one for Christmas.
  • The boss bought lunch today and that is always awesome.
  • I am just about to go out on a date with my beautiful wife.

Not bad Monday, not bad at all.