Five Years Ago Today…

Julie and I were getting ready for our night wedding. It was a Saturday much like today. Everyone was in town, the fellas were staying tuned to the NFL draft updates, and Julie and I were ready to tie the knott and head to Disney World for our Honeymoon!

Here is a photo we took at Epcot during our trip as we meet another “newlywed couple”. I still remember them too. They were long time highschool sweethearts who were reunited after both of their current spouses had passed away. I wonder how they are today?

Julie and I have had a great marriage! What an amazing 5 years. The trick?

Keep the Lord first in all of life
Choose your battles. Most things are not worth it.
Stay busy and enjoy life.
Have lots of dogs and lots of kids!
Be a Cowboys fan!

Love is blind if you simply follow the rules.

Here’s wishing for many more!


Baseball Season is Already Done

Once again, the baseball season is over for me and it just started 21 days ago, making my long football off-season even longer this summer.

As usual, the Rangers are out of it in April with a record of 7-13. The Astros are not much better this year either.

At least my Astros have been a consistent playoff team and a World Series team in the past.

The Rangers? Can a team be worse?

Oh, So Funny

One of the funniest things about having twins is what I call the “copycat syndrome”. This is the process by which they literally do and say everything that Julie and I do. From saying “Oh My Gosh!” and other accidental things like when Chloe repeated me saying “Crap” one day in the car.

Let me give an even better example of how this works with multiples, unlike those of you with singletons:

When our girls are in their full-fledge “terrible two” mode (which is nearly all day these days) they spend much of their time awake either in time-out, being told to stop doing something, or crying because of one reason or another.

So, the other day, I hear the girls playing and notice they are acting like one is either me or Julie and the other is still the toddler. It went something like this:

“Chloe! Go time out right now!” Sidney said to Chloe while pointing and looking very stern and serious.

Chloe sits down by the front door with a sad look on her face. Sidney kneels down and grabs Chloe’s cheeks with both hands, “You hear me?” she demands. “No!” Chloe revolts and turns away. Sidney walks away with that “ok, we will wait until she just decides to chill” look.

Finally, things calm down and Chloe looks at her a few minutes later with those sad puppy eyes.

Then Sidney asks, “You done?”

Chloe gets up laughing and then Sidney says, “Sidney turn” and they reverse roles and do it all over again.

This can go on for hours! A “night-night” routine is also acted out throughout the day these days in which one will tell the other to “Lay down right now!” and the other will lay down and then start acting up (just like they do in real life). The scene cycles over and over with one acting up and the other saying “lay down right now!”.

Just know this, whatever you say and do, will be repeated between them!

Last Family-of-4 Outing?

We took off for GlenRose today in what was more than likely our last major family outing with just us and the girls. (It appears next week we will get our call to go to Korea for our son!). Originally we had hoped to make it to Sea World with the girls, but it does not open until May.

But I am glad we did what we did. If you have not been to Fossil Rim then you have missed out. What a fun thing! We got to feed Zebras, Ostrich, all kinds of other animals, and Giraffes stuck their heads in our van to be fed which was hilarious. The girls loved it, but Julie and I were cracking up. At one point we were surrounded by animals, most of which were trying to find a way into the van! This is a neat conversvation that helps save animals, does research and more. The Cheetah exhibit was neat too.