Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Some of my favorite photos from this summer

Tidal pool on Folly Field beach

Driving a boat on Hampton Lake

Lazy river at Hampton Lake

Mall jumpoline thing in Charlotte

Two newest members of the GotG

Panthers FanFest at BoA Stadium

The best seats we'll ever be able to afford (since they were free)

He picked a terrible time to get shy...

Feeding a bird at the Columbia Zoo

Oh hello there!


Sanitizer was quickly applied

Pony ride

Climbing on rolls of paper 
Earning his yellow stripe belt at Taekwondo

First day of Kindergarden

Playing with Daddy's phone while waiting for our Sonic slushes

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

R2 D2 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette Ice Bucket Challenge ... Accepted

Now, I got a lot of crap about this because of the size of my bucket. A) it was a standard-issue Packet bucket and b) it's not about the size of the bucket but how cold the water is....

Back in business

I stopped posting to this blog over two years ago as we were about to go through a legal proceeding involving the short-sale of our house and were advised by our Lawyer to stay off social media as it could be monitored. After that process was completed, I did finally (after much protesting) find myself on Facebook although I never really posted much because it's just so awful. What little free time I had was taken up with trying to shoe-horn in activities that I used to enjoy pre-children, so the thought of sitting down and writing something wasn't high on my list.

These days however, I notice more and more that I'm gaining back some of that time (albeit slowly). With Anara now 2 1/2 years old she's able to play with Macias more and more, which while often leading to shoving matches and screaming fits (It's so hard not to laugh when she smacks him) that I need to intervene in, leaves me with a few more moments to myself to gather my thoughts. I've even started playing tennis again every weekend!

In the end I had always intended this blog to be for them, something they could look back on and see who their Father was during this time in his life so I feel it's important to get back to it - or at least make the attempt. I should also take this opportunity to thank my lovely wife Allison Bonner (who probably won't be leaving Facebook because for some absurd reason she finds value in it) as she continues to be the most wonderful, loving, strong, kind and overall amazing Mother in the whole world. Macias and Anara are so lucky to have her in their lives, and we're so lucky to have them in ours.

And so with that we go....again!