Sunday, April 10, 2011


This weekend was busy and hectic.

Friday started with family getting here to start the weekend for Masons birthday. Both of the families got into town around the same time, just in time for Megan's Soccer game.

I tell you, Megan was a show off for the game. I think she scored 5 or so goals, it was the best that she has ever done. Tiffany was a little frazzled though out the weekend, but she got though it with no problems, and now onto the work week.

Masons birthday bash went well, we had a lot of his friends come, a few from his school and lots of siblings. Both sets of grand parents got back home OK, and I am ready to get back to normal life. Below are a few of the pics from the weekend.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Well, I have been working in my yard lately trying to get my lawn to green up. I have Bermuda grass and have found out that it is a summer loving grass but has the drawback of turning dormant during the colder months. This is not a bad thing because everybody has this type of grass and everybody's grass turns.

So I found the following link to the Bermuda Bible:
For the most part I have been doing the right thing. My first mow of the season has been a short cut to get up all of the dormant clippings. I have been doing things wrong also. You only need one application of a 3-1-2 or 4-1-2 fertilizer to start the season off, then when it gets hotter you use a high nitrogen fertilizer to keep it green.

You cut the grass often and short usually 1-1 1/4 inch. They recommend cutting every 3-5 days but you just mulch the grass and never bag it. I think this doable, just have to stay committed and I believe that I can keep it cut this low and Tiffany can cut it too when it is this low.

My front yard is in need of the most help, I cut it short at the end of the season, and I really should have cut it short now. Also last summer I did not water the lawn and I think I damaged it. Now that I know what to do, I think that I can get my lawn looking better than the ones that pay for theirs. :-)

Back Yard

Front Yard

I got out yesterday and pulled weeds out of the front yard. One thing that I also read was to spot kill weeds. I got some weed killer for Bermuda grass that works very well. I will probably get out over the next day or so and get out and kill some weeds.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

My life is always moving and ever evolving. Today was busy and hectic but I got though it and now starting to wind down. My front lawn is not growing like I would like it to be, so I went to the store and got some fertilizer and lime hoping that it will be much more vibrant soon. I will mark this day as the day that I applied it, so I will know not to do it again too soon.

Small group was good, and as one person stated it they never thought that they would ever hear the words "Booty Call" or "Noon-er" at a small group. ;-)

The kids are getting ready for bed and soon shall I. Have a good night, and sleep well.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sat ur day

What a day today was. Man it was a pretty good day IMO. Started off with a garage sale and ended up eating a pretty good meal at On The Boarder. Tiffany did not think the garage sale went well, but I thought it was decent.

We sold some stuff but it really was not as good as we were expecting. Don't get me wrong, we made some money, but given how nice the day was we were expecting more traffic.

Once the garage sale was over, I did a little power washing around the house. I cleaned off the deck, cleaned the outdoor furniture, and cleaned some green stuff off the siding. I say it looks pretty good.

Mason found out how to use the power washer. Next time I am going to let him clean the house and deck.

Tiffany and Mason decided to go for a bike ride that ended them up at the park. I was unable to go because Megan wanted to stay home and play with our neighbor. Tiffany texted me about an hour later to meet up at Dreamy Spoon, they were having a grand opening.

We meet up at Dreamy Spoon and the kids had some frozen yogurt and got to meet one of the local DJs, Pool Boy. He is a DJ on 107.7 FM, a local pop radio station. Below is a pic that Tiffany took of him with the kids. It was pretty funny, his car died and I offered to jump his car off, and in return Megan got a free music download and Tiffany got free car washes.

They had a rock climbing wall at the Dreamy Spoon. Megan did not make it up far.

Mason, Megan and Pool Boy after helping him get his car started.

We ended the night at On The Boarder after church. Knowing that it would be busy on a Saturday night I called ahead to get our name on the list early. The lady on the phone said that it would take 25-30 minutes. Well, it only took about 5 and in that time Megan got a free drink out of it.

Megan and her pink outfit and drink.

She decided to wear a pretty pink dress for church, so when we got there we strolled on up to the bar area to hang out and what looked like the bar manager asked her if she wanted a pretty drink to match her pretty dress, and as you can see from the pictures below, it looks pretty good.

I have to say, today was not a bad day. It was busy, but we got some things done, we had fun, and we did it all as a family. These are the days that I enjoy. They are stressful at times, and Tiffany does get riled up, but at the end of the day the kids are happy, Tiffany is happy and I am glad to be a father.

Friday, April 1, 2011

I have not been feeling good lately, so if there are little post on here, it is because I have been under the weather trying to get better. Tomorrow is the big garage sale, I will have some pics for all to see.