Potty Training, A One-Eyed Dog and Garth Brooks

It has been quite a week. My wife and I have been (impatiently) waiting on Ian to become interested in potty training. All of our friends have warned us about boys being difficult, and they have said it would just all of a sudden take hold. Well they were right…sort of. Potty training is at…

Wing It

One of the most useful traits or skills that was ever passed down or taught to me has got to be the ability to “Wing It”.  I really didn’t see this as that big of a deal until I began paying more attention at how unskilled some others in this world are not able to…

I miss you baby boy

One year ago today…at about 2am my son was born still. Just a short time prior this his birth my wife and I heard the worst words anyone can hear…”there’s no heartbeat.”  I can still hear the doctors words in my mind.  They, along with the ultrasound image of my son lying still are forever…

well this got interesting

So yesterday was a very interesting day for Kami and me.  We had known for a week or so that Kami was pregnant and were both excited and nervous about our appointment for an ultrasound yesterday.  This was to be the first ultrasound we had experienced since we lost Lukas and we were both prepared…

Anniversary

It is the season for anniversaries!  Yes, I missed my own parents 40th anniversary by a day because for some strange reason I ALWAYS enter it wrong on my calendars! (Sorry Mom & Dad!) Yesterday was my brother and his wife’s anniversary and mine and my wife’s 10th anniversary is coming up toward the end…

Anniversary of a Loss

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of a great loss in my life and also a great loss to Chandler, Oklahoma.  I grew up in Chandler and have fond memories.  One of the greatest influences on my life outside of my family was my baseball coach, Mark Howard.  He passed away from complications associated with…