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How Michael Buble and Nick Jonas sum up my feelings about Baby O

My wife and I really enjoy the TV series “Smash” on NBC. It is basically about the Broadway theater and how musicals get into production. During one episode Nick Jonas guest stars and sings Michael Buble’s song “Haven’t met you yet”. I recently purchased it on iTunes and as I was listening I realized some of the lyrics really resonated with me and kind of explained how I feel about our daughter.

This part kind of reminds me of when Roo and I were trying to decide if now was the right time to start a family. And then also of the process of trying to get pregnant.

“I might have to wait, I’ll never give up
I guess it’s half timing and the other half’s luck
Wherever you are, whenever it’s right
You’ll come outta nowhere and into my life”

These two snippets definitely speak to the impact I feel like she will have on my life. Both her love and the simple yet huge fact of becoming a father to her will change me for the better.

“And I know that we can be so amazing
And baby your love is gonna change me/

And I know that we can be so amazing
And being in your life is gonna change me”

Finally, this last section of the song always makes me smile. Because no matter what happens and how much work you have to put in everything will always work out. And of course the “I just haven’t met you yet” part is so true. I can’t wait to meet you and sing this song to you little girl.

“Oh you know it’ll all turn out
And you’ll make me work so we can work to work it out
And promise you kid to give so much more than I get yeah
I just haven’t met you yet”

Here’s a video clip of Nick Jonas singing “Haven’t met you yet” by Michael Buble for your listening pleasure. 🙂

Hell must be when the Devil makes you paint Heaven

That’s what my wife said after about 7 hours of painting our bedroom yesterday. I quipped back, “Yeah, he probably makes you paint the pearly gates!”

After waking up early we somehow managed to not get painting until around noon. We did stop at our favorite local diner for breakfast. It’s one of those places where the waitress knows your name and order. Well, she knows my wife’s name. For some reason I am just “hun”. Anywayyy after stocking up on delicious home fries, pancakes, and coffee (decaf for Roo!) we got home and started getting ready to paint. This was pretty much the first room we have ever painted and lets just say that there is a definite learning curve. Eventually we got the hang of it and/or lowered our standard of perfection down a few (okay a lot) of notches. Once the first coat was on the wall we reveled in our awesomeness before collapsing on the floor. Notice I said..first….coat. Le sigh. Coat number two starts today and I am definitely less than thrilled. Hopefully it will go quicker than yesterday and we can get wrapped up by the middle of the afternoon.

Here’s a pic of the completed first coat:

And Boo hated being shut out of the room all day. She showed her displeasure by whining incessantly at the door and then apparently sneaking off to do this:

Okay, enough procrastinating. Time to begin round 2 of the master bedroom paint-a-thon! Wish us luck!

Me: On waiting to be a dad

When I was around 9 or 10 I remember laying in bed at night unable to sleep and praying for a family of my own. I was very specific too. I prayed for a wife that would love and support me. She would also have to love animals, especially cats and dogs! I asked for kids that I could hold and protect and would look to me for guidance. And as always when I would fervently wish this with every fiber of my being I could almost feel the love that would surround this home and it was so warm and powerful that even in my imagination I hardly believed that it could be real. That was 15 long (and short) years ago. At some point I stopped praying for that life and I don’t remember why. A lot of good and bad has happened in the intervening years, but God never forgot the prayers of one small lonely boy… He was just waiting for the right time to answer them. Continue reading

Itsa…..

Girl!!

See ultrasound pics and some wordage by clicking ‘continue’ below…

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Let’s time travel….

This was written back in October 2011! I figured I would post it now to get everyone up to speed. I plan on getting more posts up. It’s not for lack of thoughts popping into my brain, just having the time and motivation to sit down and type them out!

I think of how I have been neglecting this blog and its many (harhar) loyal subscribers and it makes me mom-sad. Well, technically not “mom-sad” since I’m a dude, but I just read that on a different blog for the first time yesterday and I thought it was super witty. I’m sorry for the prolonged absence but we’ve *ahem* been a little busy.

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A clean home is a happy home…

Ooo shiny!

I need to come clean here. I’m a sucker for gadgets and that includes home appliances. 🙂 We were heading to bed last night when I got an email alert on my phone. I said out loud, “It’s probably just Woot.com alerting me to the deal of the day…” I sighed as I got up to go check, I’m a slave to my email account fyi. Low and behold a very cool looking refurbished Dyson DC14 All Floors vacuum! I animatedly told my wife about the great deal and showed her the very cool Cyan color. We researched pricing and found that it was about $50 to $80 less than Overstock and Dyson’s website. It carries a 6mo warranty from Dyson which was also a plus. The reviews on various sites were overall positive. Our old Hoover has served us well for a number of years now, but with a baby on the way soon we have realized its cleaning power is less than adequate. So….we bought one!! Hopefully it works out. I’ll be sure to update y’all once we receive it and put it to use.

Here’s a link to the deal: Woot.com

If you’ve never been to Woot before they have great daily deals. The item will be up for 24hrs of until it sells out. They also have shirt.woot, kids.woot, wine.woot, and sellout.woot. I’ve bought a number of items from them over the years and have been very satisfied with their service.