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SWM, age 2 1/2

i am a husband in training. i enjoy doing the regular guy things like playing golf, baseball, basketball, football, etc. but i also really enjoy doing things like sweeping the floors, vacuuming, mowing the grass, etc. i also like to help cook. i am good with kids (i have a 7 mth old brother) and my mom thinks i am pretty cute.

get your daugthers ready, ’cause in 20-25 years, i might be looking for a wife… and i’ll have many years of training under my belt by then!

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when we were in georgia for rachel’s wedding, we took all 3 boys (the cousins) to target to get their pics made together… they don’t get to see each other much, but they’ll have so many pictures together that by the time they are grown, you’ll think they spent a lot of time together. i thought they turned out pretty good. eli, trip, & quinn all were perfect.

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my friend karen sent me this on email a while back & i had to share it.

this will boggle your mind… it cracks me up that i keep trying it expecting the outcome to change.

* While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles with it. Now, while doing this, draw the number “6” in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction every time *

i tried with my left foot & it didn’t change… until i switched hands drawing the number 6. i guess our brains don’t allow for the foot & hand on the same side to work in opposite directions. wierd!!

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my maid of honor, Rachel Rollins, got married this weekend in Atlanta. i flew down with both of the boys (by myself… i do not recommend this) & chuck drove down the next day. i enjoyed spending time with rach (we talk on the phone from time to time, but i have missed being around her) & enjoyed hanging out with the other bridesmaids, but there were many parts of the long weekend that we could have done without. #1– the driving. we stayed with josh & nikki in buford (allowing me to see my adorable nephew, though i wasn’t there as much as i would have liked) , but all of the wedding activities were in the downtown area. i drove about 7 1/2 hours back & forth to atlanta over a 3 day period (photo above is of the traffic i encountered on every drive into town). #2– poor nikki was in a bad way as she had just had surgery to blast & remove a huge kidney stone just 2 days before we arrived (i felt bad that me, chuck, the boys, & my in-laws squashed any chance she had to get the rest she needed to recover). #3– trip got a stomach virus or something while at chuck’s parents house (we had a family reunion/80th b’day party for chuck’s grandmother in rome) & puked 6 times sunday night. since he didn’t get any sleep (nor did anyone else in the house), he is still recovering.he woke up with a fever today & has been either whining/crying or sleeping all day. we flew back home this afternoon and the traveling wore him completely out. it breaks my heart to see him so sick. i woke him up to eat dinner & he just cried the entire time refusing to eat. i asked him if he wanted to play or go back to sleep & he chose sleep. i don’t expect to see him until the morning…

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since summer is fast approaching & we have to literally drag Trip inside kicking & screaming, i decided it was time to get all of his hair cut off so he doesn’t have a heat stroke. chuck & i talked about it 2 weeks ago, but it took me until today to get the nerve to do it. i can’t stop looking at him… he looks like such a different kid. somehow, as the mounds of hair piled up all around him, he aged 4 or 5 years in a matter of minutes. everyone told me he will look so much older when i finally cut it off…. (he may also seem so much older b/c the other day, he stopped calling me “mommy” & now calls me “mom”. i thought only kids 10+ called their matriarch “mom”). i don’t know if this will be just a summer cut or his permanent new ‘do (i might like the 20 minutes i’ll save in shampooing, rinsing, & blow drying). anyway… here are a couple pics.