27 July 2014

Cousins Hanging Out

Me and My Bud Ron Francis Chilling

Aunt Jenny and Cole Come to Visit

Don't Mind if I Do...

Slide N Slide Action

The Point

Loved hanging out at the Point.  It had been a very long time.  Lots of good pics, then we actually met Aunt Cheryl down there too!

Myra Playing

On this trip to PA, we spent some time Downtown.  Fun to walk among the skyscrapers.  Myra liked checking out the fountains in PPG Plaza.

Trip to PA

Another family selfie--this time with Buttermilk Falls in the background near my folks!

Pit Stop at Kings Dominion

The proverbial family shot!
Finally got to stop at Kings Dominion again.  This time on the way to PA.  Lots of good coaster rides, and plenty with the girls!  Lucy and Myra rode a ton, and I did the fast pass to get on some of the big ones fast.
Girls and I on the Scrambler

The Intimidator

Quick Beach Trip

We met up with Mark, Shannon, and the in-laws at the beach this month too.  Very quick trip, especially for me, but had some fun times!!

My Conference

I always wanted to hold an internal PD conference in my district.  This year, we finally went through with it.  What a great success!

US Open

Kerry's Dad got us tickets to the Mens' US Open in Pinehurst last month.  Pretty neat to go and walk through the course.  I was surprised at how close we could get to the golfers at times, like Garcia, Els, and Mickelson.  Hot day, but pretty fun.  Sad that you could not take your phones though, so this is as close as I could get.

New Tires and Wheels

Now I'm driving!

Why We Love Our Neighborhood

This summer instead of block parties, they decided to hold ice cream socials.  They hire an ice cream truck, and everyone can go and get their own ice cream.  Very cool!

Durham Bulls

Got to go to a Bulls game recently with Kerry's team from school.  Fun evening, although definitely not as enjoyable as a Mudcats game.  Girls liked meeting Wool-E-Bull though!

Greenway Almost Connected

I did some reconnaissance recently on the still-under-construction final portion of the Neuse River Trail between the WRAL Soccer Fields and Louisburg Road.  The trail is ready to be paved, and they need to put in a bridge, but they are close.  Then a nonstop path from the Dam to Clayton.  So excited!!!

Swimming With the Tribe

Don't even remember which tribe, but we met at Falls River Pool recently for some tribe swimming.  Myra definitely enjoyed!

05 July 2014

Me and My Little Bug at End of Third Grade

Lucy had her end of year picnic recently.  Pretty hot, but had a good time with my girl!!!

More Pickin'

Different field, same result--lots of berries!

Brier Creek Carnival

Myra, enjoying the carnival.  Yes, her face is painted like a cat.  And Lucy was off with her friend.  They're getting old!

My Wife's Favorite Time of Year

I think she's a little upset that Myra is taking time away from picking to sample her work.

Cleaning Up With Y Guides

Lucy Says 'Enough, Clean Up After Yourselves, People!'
Park clean up day in April with the y Guides was quite productive.  Bags and bags and bags full of trash.  Ew.

It's Been Awhile...

Wow...two months since any posts.  Been very busy, but we will try to get back to it now!

20 April 2014


Ready to Dye Eggs

BurgerFi Selfie!

Me and my girl!

Guess Who Came for Easter?

Yup, Nana and PapPap.  Having a great visit!

More Soccer with Coach Daddy

Myra, getting ready for a scrimmage.  Soccer is getting ready to wind down, but a few more games left.  Myra has decided to try fall soccer.  She may even have an awesome coach, Coach Daddy.

18 April 2014

Fun Out on the River

We took a ride on the JoyBoy on the Neuse River.  Very fun!

Myra and I

Wild west weekend...gotta love it!

Camp Seafarer with The Diamonds in the Sky

Myra and I made it to camp.

The Flares

Ready for a game!


Falls Lake Red Foxes

How How!  Ice cream social with the Red Foxes!

We Made it To Seafarer!

Lucy and I made it.  Beautiful day, although a little windy, as you can tell!  Excited for a fun weekend with my Little Bug!

Field Day With Myra

Got to go out and volunteer for Myra's field day.  Did not get to for Lucy, as I picked her up to head to Camp Seafarer.  Had a fun time.  You can see my little bear getting into the action!

Mmmmm...>They're baaaaaackkkk...

My favorite pastry, back again!

More Hockey Fun

More hockey fun with Myra's tribe this time.  We sat down in the lower bowl.  Girls definitely had an awesome time.  No tailgating with the heavy rain this time though.

24 March 2014

Our Getaway

Wife kidnapped me and took me up to the Mountains for an anniversary vacation.  GREAT TIME with my wife.  So glad to spend some quality time with her.  Had a GREAT dinner at the Olde Hickory Tap Room, some good beers, some good art appreciation, and lots of laughs.

NC Aboreteum

Went to another Y Princess event with Lucy's tribe at the NC Aboretum.  They had a bunch of events and stations for the girls.  If you read this years later, and we have a nice Japanese Maple, it started here!

Water, Water, Get Your Water...

This year for the Y Princess Spring Outing Chief Challenge patch, we have to do 5 random acts of kindness.  One of the possible choices is to pass out water on a Greenway.  Lucy, Myra, and I joined Myra's tribe on the Neuse River Greenway.  Great time, and so many riders/runners were so appreciative!

Biking Through the River

Since I am not running much these days, I've been doing a lot of biking.  Long rides of 13+ miles.  Mostly on the Greenway.  Went a couple weekends ago and found lots of flooded Greenways.  With all the rain and snow in the mountains, they were letting more water out of the Dam.  So the Neuse flooded the Greenway in a lot of places.  I rode through at first, just a little, then found this long, about 1/4 mile part flooded.  Water up to the top of my tire.  Talk about your good workouts.  I kept peddling so I wouldn't get too wet.  Phew!

Soccer for Myra

Myra started soccer at Y.  She is actually pretty good, probably the 2nd best on the team.  In her game last weekend SHE GOT A GOALLLLL!  So fun to watch.

Here We Go A Munzee-ing

Spent a fun afternoon with girls, deploying and finding some Munzees.  Mommy got a nice rest and we found some great Munzees.

Look What I Got!

Yup, finally got my Nest.  We had our upstairs heat/ac replaced and I got a Nest thermostat.  Cool.  I can control from anywhere.

14 March 2014

New Greenway Addition!

Went to Honeycutt Park yesterday to see how the new Greenway connection was progressing.  By the looks of these pictures, pretty good.  It is going to be a great Greenway when they finish it.  Right now, lots of unpaved trail, and unfinished bridges, but pretty cool.  The tunnel goes under 540, so pretty awesome there.  We did some urban adventuring!