Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day Carolyn!!


Happy Valentine's Day to my wife Carolyn!!

The only person on the planet who can put up with me... :)

Friday, February 07, 2014

Downtown Jacksonville...


Taylor and I hanging out in downtown Jacksonville last night...


Carolyn, Chance and Christian went to the Opera, Taylor and I decided, nah... Tanner could not even be bothered, and just stayed home... So a good night was had by all... :)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

JYSO Christmas Concert...

So we headed downtown to the Times-Union Performing Arts Center to watch Chance and the Jacksonville Youth Symphony Orchestra perform their Christmas Concert...


Once we dropped Chance off to get ready, we had an hour to kill, so went down to The Jacksonville Landing next door and walked around for a bit, it's pretty down there overlooking the St. Johns River...


The Jacoby Hall, filing in for the concert...


Chance, right after the performance, yeah, I did not get any pics of him actually playing as I took video instead... :)

So a good time was had by all, Chance did great and the Christmas Concert was fantastic. Next Saturday, they will be performing at the Jacksonville International Airport, so that should also be exciting...

Monday, December 02, 2013

Let the Christmas holidays begin...


I really do love this time of year, other than the fact that it starts getting unbearably cold...

Monday, November 18, 2013

Music School Fall Recital...

The Jacksonville School of Music where the kids take music lessons had their Fall Recital on Saturday at the University of North Florida, the kids did spectacular of course. I love to watch them perform...


Chance playing his cello...


Tanner playing the piano, this was Tanner's first recital...


Me and my boys...


The kiddos...


Carolyn and I...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra...

Yikes, yeah, I guess it has been that long, oh well, the vast majority of people who even read my blog follow me on FB, so yeah, I've not been absent, just using the media everyone else is using... ;)

On that note, perhaps I will continue on with blogging, we shall see...

Sunday, November 10th was the JYSO Fall Concert, Chance did very well and we all enjoyed the evening downtown at Jacoby Symphony Hall


Chance before the concert started


Performing...


Enjoying food from the reception following the concert...


My wonderful family...

So a very nice evening was had by all. Stay tuned for future posts, I'll try not to wait 17 months before posting it... ;)

Friday, June 08, 2012

Taylor Graduates From Elementary...

Where does the time go?? My baby will be in Middle School next year, sigh... Seems like just yesterday we were bringing her home from the hospital... Time flies. Well, actually time is a constant, but yeah...

 Getting ready to head to the school...
 My soon to be middle school-er...
 Taylor and her friend Quinlan...
Taylor and Sarah, Sarah has been up staying with us for the past two weeks...

Saturday, May 05, 2012

That's About Right...

An update about once a month that is... sigh. I'd say I've been busy, but yeah, I rarely am these days, just the normal, work and life in general... Who knows, perhaps I won't wait a month until the next one! :)

Chance has been wanting to get a violin, so we finally got him one, so he starts lessons next week, he is super excited about it. Taylor is going to take lessons too, she cannot decide if she wants to take guitar or piano though, but since she has a guitar, and we do not yet have a piano, she might start with guitar... :)

Cory and Jessica came down for a few days, we had a good time while they were here, we basically just hung out, went to the beach, etc... They are getting married Oct 27th for those who did not know, which is likely no one who reads this... Congrats to them!!

Carolyn at Mickler's Landing Beach, yeah, the one that is about 2 and a half minutes from our house... 

Taylor had Carolyn take some pictures the other day, she is my princess and is beautiful! She is growing up though, they all are, yikes!!

Sunrise at Ponte Vedra Beach this AM, the sunrises are quite stunning, and of course my camera does not do them justice... Perhaps someday I will get a better camera...

And there you have it, a new post... On another note, we all started P90X on Monday, so we are on day six. We also started eating healthy, we basically threw everything in the fridge and pantry in the trash and started over, now when we go get groceries, if there are more than a few ingredients or if I don't know what an ingredient is, we don't get it. According to Tanner though, "This eating healthy stuff is quite a change." :) They are all getting used to it though, and for the most part are on board, it is a bit of a change though when a snack that used to consist of Doritos, a soda and a candy bar now consists of a granola bar, fruit and water... :)

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter!!

We were going to go to the sunrise service on the beach, but did not get up in time to make it by 6:30AM... So, we decided to color eggs instead, well, Taylor, Carolyn and I did, the boys were not interested in getting up to do it... :)

The eggs we decorated, first time we have ever done that with real eggs I think...

About to start the egg hunt, and yeah, this is probably our last one... :( The boys are not really all that interested anymore... Oh well, time for new traditions I guess, like off to the beach with a book, beer and a towel for the afternoon... :)


bunny ears... :)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Yikes!

Has it been that long?? I suppose it has... Lots going on... I met up with some of my old friends from the Marine Corps and they decided that we should meet up, so we did...

While Carolyn and I were in Las Vegas, Marci spoiled the kids rotten of course... :)

Some of my friends in Las Vegas, and yeah, we left our camera at home, sigh... We had a great time though...

After we got back, we went to the Great Atlantic Seafood and Music Festival, had a good time, but it wasn't all that... :)

This is why I moved down here! We moved down in November, so we are just now getting to enjoy it!! I will be the best beach bum ever!!!! :)

Sunday, March 04, 2012

45... :)

These people make me happy!

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

January...

I'll take it...

Taylor loves it too... :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Genealogy...

Anyone else research their family tree? I find it so fascinating... Thus far though, I have only been able to go back to about the early 1600's... I don't spend a lot of time on it though, but would like to... This is as far back as I have been able to go thus far...



Friday, January 13, 2012

Willie Nelson...

Taylor and I headed downtown today to get our tickets for the Willie Nelson concert, it is a beautiful little theatre, kind of reminds me of the Fox in Atlanta... We were hoping to go in and look around, but everyone was too busy setting up for a concert they were having this evening, but oh well, we got our Willie Nelson tickets, and I cannot wait until February 8th!

Taylor in front of the theatre...

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Jacksonville Beach...

Have I mentioned how glad I am we moved down here?? Yeah, January 8th, shorts and flip-flops, it was warm enough to not even wear a shirt!! Of course I do realize that it is unseasonably warm in a lot of places, but hey, I'll take it!! :)

Carolyn, Taylor and I decided to head down to the Jacksonville Beach Pier, it was a gorgeous day out too!

Big bird of some sort we happened across... Yeah, that was about as close as I would get to it...

Bird or fowl of some sort again...

Taylor making the sea gulls fly...

Taylor and Carolyn with the bird...

So yeah, a nice lazy day of sorts, went and strolled down the Jacksonville Beach, went to the pier and checked out a few shops along the shore... Nice Day!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Downtown Jacksonville...

Andrew Jackson statue...

The Jacksonville Landing...

Downtown Jacksonville...

Monday, January 02, 2012

Winter?

I'll take it... :)

My camera doesn't really do any of these shots justice, but whatever, it's beautiful... :)