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Happy Third Anniversary to Us!

by on Mar.03, 2010, under IRL

Three years ago today we officially tied the knot and I became the luckiest man alive. I married the sweetest, most caring, and absolutely the most beautiful woman I've ever met. Three years later and our relationship has only grown stronger. We've been through so much together and I've loved every minute. Here's to many, many more years of happiness together. I love you Erika aka FoxxyLadie!

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Happy 1st Birthday, Emma!

by on Mar.01, 2010, under IRL

Today is Emma's first birthday. One year ago today, we stayed up all night after some Gears of War 2 Horde rounds to welcome the youngest of our daughters into the world. Emma wasn't as early as Payton, but she was about a month early so, once again, it was a little scary. This past year seems like it has gone by so fast. I can't believe she's one year old already.

Emma is a such a bundle of joy. She always smiles, loves cuddling, and giggles a lot. She's quite a bit different than her big sister so it's exciting to watch them grow up. Her birthday will always be special since it marks the day our family became whole (no more babies for us).

Happy Birthday Emma!

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We got a Wii!

by on Feb.27, 2010, under gaming, IRL

My wife surprised me yesterday with a Wii for our anniversary! We only have Super Mario Party 8 and Wii Sports but we'll be adding more to our collection soon. We also had a GameCube way back when we started dating so we'll dig those games out too.

So far the Wii is exactly what I've expected. Lots of fun, simple games that get you off of your chair/couch which is a nice change. I'm impressed with all the channels available but the community features are lacking. What the hell is with the Wii ID code thing? That's just ridiculous.

Graphics, of course, could be better. Its hard to go from Xbox 360 to Wii but at least the graphics are very clean and pleasant to look at. I like the integrated WiFi (connection was a breeze) but I would have opted for an ethernet port since I already have a switch in my cabinet.

Overall, I'm really excited about having a Wii finally. I'm excited that Payton should be able to start playing some of these games. Of course, its every gamer dad's dream of having kids that will game with them. My wife rocks!

If you have a Wii, feel free to add me. My code is: 4351-0219-0087-7428

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Payton Turns 3!

by on Jul.02, 2009, under IRL

Three years ago today, something amazing happened that I don't think I'll ever fully understand. Our oldest daughter, Payton, was born at 24 weeks. That's 3 1/2 months early! She was 1lb 12oz and fit in my hand. She was the tiniest baby I'd ever seen. I didn't think it was possible for a baby to be born that early and little, and fight for her life the way Payton did. She's an amazing little girl and has been an inspiration to Erika and I.

She had such a little personality early on and that personality has grown quite a bit in three years. Like any toddler, she can be a handful at times, but overall she's such a happy and sweet little girl. I'm looking forward to watching her grow up.

Today also marks the day we became a family instead of just a couple. It was an intense and scary day but it was a special day I'll never forget.

Happy Birthday Payton!

We're starting her earlyReady to play!Payton at almost 3

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