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Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
First things first - Reagan and Julie are doing great!
Reagan has been such a blessing and Julie and I are beyond thrilled to have her in our life.
People that have kids say it often and it's so true - I don't know what I would do without her in my life.
I'll take you back to the day Reagan was born. I was nervous and Julie was calm (shocker.)
When we went back to the operating room my stomach was in my throat. I was so excited, nervous, ect and honestly thought I was going to pass out. You see, they put a hood curtain thing up in front of Julie so she couldn't see what was going on but Jason was in plain sight of what was going on down there....I don't do blood or guts.....I was breathing heavy and apparently turned white (according to Julie.) The nurses kept asking if I was ok and I'd respond with a nod (that's all I could do.)
Then I heard the most amazing sound - Reagan cry for the very first time. At that moment my stomach eased and I could breath normally again. That's all it took and everything else just faded away. When they put her in my arms it was a moment that I'll never forget.
Julie handled the operation great - a little more bleeding than normal but that runs in her family - and away Reagan and I went to the nursery.
When we got to the nursery everyone got to huddle around the window - took about 3 gagillion pictures and it was back to recovery we went so Julie could hold her for the first time.
We are proud parents and I know that both sets of grand parents are beyond thrilled!!!!
The hospital stay was good and everything went smooth for the most part. Reagan had a slight case of Jaundice which apparently is normal for newborns but other than that she's been healthy and happy.
She's finally gaining weight and is up to 8 lbs 9 ounces (she's got a belly - it's cute)
I know there is so much more going on and that has happened so here's a run down:
1) I was off for a week and a half to spend time with Julie and Reagan - it was hard to go back to work
2) I decided to build a fence on the back side of the house - that was a stupid Idea - totalled about 12 feet wide and it only took me 3 weekends and about 20 hours - I'm no handy man
3) I also decided getting a sinus infection a few days ago was a good idea - once again that was stupid
4) Now have a house keeper to help clean for 3 hours every other week - it's awesome
5) I have an amazing wife
6) Drs were worried about Reagan's weight since she hadn't gained any since being born - but she put on 5 ounces in 2 days to they're happy
7) Reagan had to have an ultra sound on her hips since she was breech and everything turned out fine (poor girl has been in the doctors office more than she's been home almost)
8) I work WAY too much - last week was a 60+ hour week
9) Reagan's umbilical cord fell off this morning - woohoo - no more screaming sponge baths:)
10) Reagan gets cuter and cuter every day
11) Reagan's announcement pictures will melt your heart
12) She can have whatever she wants:) ahah
I hope everyone is doing well and thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. We're truly blessed. My next post will be some pictures of how Reagan has changed - hard to believe that she'll be a month old on Tuesday - pretty sure she's almost driving by now!!!!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Julie had a drs appointment today (yes we were in the waiting room for an hour before we got to go back) and had an interesting visit. The Dr. did a scan on Reagan and found out that she's breech. They guesstimate she weighs about 8.4 lbs.
She gave us 2 options - 1) try to turn the baby and then induce or 2) a C-Section.
We decided to get the C-Section and it has been scheduled for tomorrow at noon....yes - August 11th at 12:00 pm.
Julie and I are beyond excited and cannot wait to meet our daughter for the first time.
I've made up my mind that a) i will be standing as close to Julie's head as possible for fear of passing out or throwing up and b) I will probably cry (don't judge me)
So, it's about 11:45 pm and I cannot sleep (Julie is asleep of course). It's amazing to know that we've been waiting for this moment for the last 9 months and it's still so surreal. All I know is I'm extremely excited and cannot wait to hold my daughter for the first time - I cannot wait to know what that feels like.
We'll update everyone as soon as we can and will post pics as well.
Thank you to everyone that has been praying for our family in this exciting time. Reagan is truly blessed with loving family and friends and I cannot wait to introduce her to everyone!!
Until then, good night and God bless.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
We haven't traveled since the baby shower in Arlington which was the last weekend in June......Julie's getting bored and I'm getting bored just hanging out at the house.
But, it has been nice and relaxing to say the least. With as much as I travel for work it is nice to just sit and do nothing.
We're knocking down the days - 8 days from Thursday (8/6) until the due date which is crazy.
There has been a lot of talk about the baby being born tonight or tomorrow due to the full moon.
Apparently there are a lot of babies born on full moon's - since Reagain has been "mooning" us for the last few weeks (her butt straight up) it'd be fitting for "madam moons a lot" to be born on a full moon.
I'm ready.....Everyone who knows Julie knows she way past ready....the grandparents are ready.......but she'll get here when it's time.
Julie had a good dr appointment Monday and the doctor was very pleased with the progression of the pregnancy so that's good. She said a lot of words that I didn't understand but Julie told me while walking out that it was a great check up - wooohoooo.
Julie took the dogs today to get groomed (champ had a fro) to get ready for the big day...unfortunately Champ's haircut didn't turn out so hot.....he went from fro to 80s still flat top.......with poofy ears.....^___^ - that's what it looks like......it's pretty funny....but ugly....but still funny - he's our special boy!!!
I'll keep everyone posted on the baby and hopefully if we have some time to kill once in the hospital I'll update the blog on how everything went.
Thanks to everyone for all the thoughts and prayers. We truly do appreciate them.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
1) Life has been stressful but I'm loving every minute of it
2) Work is slow but picking up
3) Julie is extremely uncomfortable (16 days to go from Wednesday)
4) I'm exhausted - she's exhausted
5) Got IPhones and they are the greatest thing ever
6) My parents came in town for my brothers bday - had a good time but didn't get to see them much because I had a stomach bug
7) Found out that our good friends, Robert and Samantha are moving to Abilene (we're excited)
8) Got a Jon boat that is still sitting in the garage - it floats but that's all I've had time to deal with it (trying to stay within cell phone range in case I get the "baby's coming" call
That's our life in a nutshell - stay tuned and maybe I'll update some time in the next 18 years.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Monday i was home most of the day - it was another unpaid day off (man, I don't like not getting paid, but I can honestly say that these days are awesome...It forces me to take time off)
Tuesday: I was in Merkel, Nolan, Sweetwater, Roscoe, and Snyder - got home at 7:15
Wednesday: I was back in Merkel, Nolan, Sweetwater, Roscoe and Snyder - got home at 7:15
Thursday: San Angelo - got home at 6:15
Friday: I'll be back in Merkel, Nolan, sweetwater, Roscoe, and Snyder - hopefully be home by 5:00 (key word...hopefully)
It has been a long...long week. But, luckily it's Friday and I have 2 days off to relax.
Julie is now 36 weeks pregnant with 28 days until the due date. I cannot believe that. In fact, next Friday (the 24th) Reagan will be considered full term. How unbelievable is that? Time has gone by so fast. It fun to sit on the couch and watch Julie's stomach turn into a wave pool when you touch her stomach. Reagan doesn't really like being poked or touched. She starts kicking (I think we're going to have our hands full) Julie did find out from her Dr's appt that the babies head is down which is great. We also found out what body part was causing the lump by Julie's belly button...it's been there for weeks and it was driving us crazy not knowing.......can you guess what it is? Yup - it's her butt! Baby's not even born yet and she's already perfecting the art of "mooning." She must get that from the Walker side:) haha....I would never!! ha
I wanted to give a shout out to my wife. She's been a rock through out the pregnancy and I truly am amazed by her. I know she's miserable. I know she's uncomfortable. i know she's hot (it's been ridiculously hot here) I know she's exhausted (getting up every 2 hours to go to the bathroom is just awful) Her feet are swollen and her back is aching but, she is hanging in there with little complaints. So, thank you Julie. You are an unbelievable woman. I love you and I cannot wait to start this amazing journey with you.
The crape myrtles are looking good....i think they're going to make it....knock on wood.....as for the flowers in the front yard....not so much.....they look awful but oh well.
What else? What else? That's pretty much it.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Dad's Against Daughters Dating.
Come to find out they actually have a website...with members and stuff. that's awesome.....i should be the president!!
My daughter isn't born yet and I already want that shirt. Of course, it will be hard for her to find someone to date since she will not be leaving the house! Oh yeah - I said it.
Other than finding this awesome things have been pretty good around the webb house hold. Minus the fact that Julie is 8 months prego and it's been roughly 100+ degrees every day for the last week or so. I truly do feel bad for her.
This weekend was busy - I decided to plant 2 flower beds in the back yard Saturday. So, I was in the sun from 9:30 until about 4 (mowing, planting, raking, watering, sweating) Then I decided to go fishing with my buddy....with no shade....until about 8 pm. I had enough, i was so exhausted and started feeling crazy bad - I called Julie to come pick me up - that's how bad i felt.
Sunday was more of the same - back in the yard planting again and finishing everything up. They flower beds look good and as soon as I can confirm the crape myrtles will survive I will post some pictures.
Today was my 4th of 5 unpaid days off and it....was...awesome....I left the house twice today. Once for 30 minutes to get some paperwork for work filled out. and the second time to with Julie to the hospital to get her pre-registration forms filled out (so we can go straight to L&D when Reagan's ready to say Hi.
That was it...it was awesome...
Now I have to join reality and go to work tomorrow. So, I must get some sleep.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
It's time for Jason to be a sap. Tonight is the first night in a long time that I just haven't been able to sleep (those that know me.....know I love my sleep and I rarely have problems going to sleep)
I've been walking around the house aimlessly just pacing pretty much. I find myself going into Reagan's room more and more. I laid down in her room....lit up mr. turtle (blue lighting of course), and played some of the lulabys on Julie's Ipod and just stared at the ceiling.
I'm amazed....excited....anxious....stressed....excited...scared....and exhausted all at the same time.
I cannot wait to meet my precious daughter. It's amazing how much I already love her. She's not even here yet and she's always on my mind.
Work right now is so stressful. I'm on the road all day every day with the same results. But, I know as soon as I get in my truck and head home I get to see my beautiful wife and precious baby girl. That wipes away every ounce of stress pretty much in an instance. It really helps to put things in perspective. Work is work and will always be work but home is my constant. It's my way to check back into reality and realize what's really important in life. That's my wife and my baby.
So, thank you God for blessing me with a wonderful wife and growing family.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
We had a great time and really are truly blessed with amazing friends and family.
The gifts were amazing and we thank each and every one of you from the bottom of our hearts.
So much time and effort went into putting this shower together and it was great.
One thing is for sure, Baby Reagan will truly be loved.
Other happenings this weekend.
1) I got to hang out with Jeff Francis - a long time friend. We went to Cabela's and had a great time. Neither of us bought anything but it was awesome looking at the fun stuff they have. They had several 100K+ dollar boats that you literally could live in......bottom "floor" was a cabin with bed, couch, full kitchen, etc - it was so cool.
2) Went to Dave and Busters with my brother in law Jon and his buddy Austin. I love that place. We played some of the fun shooting games early - then found ourselves fascinated with Colorama - pick a color that you think the ball will land on - if it does you get so many tickets. Well - after about an hour we racked up 4889 tickets and were king of D&B - so we hiked over to the toy store and went crazy. They got some ipod speakers (set of basketballand set of football) and I....being the amazing dad I am.....bought Reagan a big stuffed hippo - it was cute. Barbara dressed it up with a boa (spelling? it's pink and fluffy) and a tiara.
3) TEXAS DE BRAZIL - loosen your pants and get comfortable because this is a place you'll be for a while. Once again I ate WAY too much and loved every minute of it. They walk around with steaks, chickens, ribs, lamb, etc and ask if you want any - if you say yes they cut you a piece......it's like the ultimate buffet....a) you don't have to get up b) it has anything and everything you would want to choose from. Dessert was awesome too....in fact I had most of my turtle cheesecake and most of Julie's Key Lime Pie (I'm a fatty)
4) Academy and Babies R Us rounded out the weekend. Gots some stuff at both and decided it was time to head home
This weekend went by way too fast but truly was one to remember. Thanks again for everything. We truly are a blessed growing family.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Julie left Saturday morning for her week in Arlington with her family. I was looking forward to a little time to myself to unwind and get ready for Reagan's arrival.....needless to say I missed her and the dogs a lot....Last week was week 4 so I worked a lot of hours so I really wasn't at the house a lot.
When I was home I did was working on my honey do list which seemed like a mile long. I cleaned the entire house.....yes I....Jason Webb....cleaned the entire house. I scrubbed floors, mopped floors, did like 11 loads of laundry (no joke), vacuumed, dusted, vacuumed some more, and started working on getting our baseboards back in order.
It was almost more enjoyable working than cleaning - I hate cleaning - I've come to realize that we need a maid....not because I'm lazy (only partially) but because I really dislike cleaning. There are so many other things I would rather do...like 1) eat 2) sleep 3) Watch tv 4) go fishing...ok so maybe I am lazy but this week I worked my rear off.
Wednesday was a fun day - The stroller my parents ordered from Kid's Village came in so we were excited. I went to pick it up and as soon as I got in my truck to drive away from the office the bottom fell out of the sky.......it flooded the streets in Abilene (not hard to do) in about 15 minutes....I loaded it up and head back to the office....I had to pull onto the sidewalk of Kids Village to escape the rain and to get the stroller loaded without getting soaked....it was unbelievable.
Thursday night was the only night I didn't do anything. I got home from work at 7:30, cooked me a nice meal and decided I would watch 1 tv show before I started cleaning again....well that one show turned into 2, and about half way through the second show I was asleep on the couch.......didn't move all night and woke up at 6:00 Friday morning....I guess I wore myself out.
Friday my parents were in town and I got to meet up with them and Jeff and Hayley at Fazoli's for lunch. Went back to work and finally ended the period (another rough period but it's getting better) around 6:00pm Friday night. I met up with them again at Roadhouse for some good dinner and headed home to get my parents in their room and to show them Reagan's room.
About 12 we hit the sack to prepare for a busy....busy day. we got up around 9:00 am and I had to do the other thing I hate....mow the lawn (we got some dang good rain last week and my grass grew a lot). So, I mowed and my dad weed eated and we knocked it out pretty quick......met Jeff and Hayley at Cracker Barrel (that place is good) then headed to lowes to pick up a few items to get the baseboards done. I feel bad but my dad worked his rear off this weekend. We got the boards nailed back down and caulked em up - they look better....now just need a fresh coat of paint and they'll be new......not bad considering April of 08 is when we originally took them off for the first go round of laminant flooring.....we're on top of things here!! haha
Julie and the dogs made it home around 5:30 and man....was I glad to see them. A week is way too long. We all went to Los Arcos for dinner and crashed pretty early that night.
Sunday was our first Baby Shower.....yes....time has gone by so fast and I cannot believe Julie is already 31 weeks pregnant. There was a great turn out and we got a lot of great stuff....I love toys......I dislike putting baby toys together though.....they're difficult and tons of small pieces.
After the shower my parents and Julie's mom headed back to their cities and the house was quiet again.
We have amazing family and friends. Thanks to everyone for taking time out of their schedules to make it to this shower. We have one more in Arlington on the 27th of June. It's crazy but that will probably be the last time Julie is allowed to travel since she'll be 33+ weeks pregnant!!!!
Tomorrow I'm off for my 3rd of 5 unpaid days off which I'm looking forward too. I have a lot on my to do list and I'm sure my phone will be ringing off the wall. Hopefully this unpaid day off will not be accompanied with a trip to the ER for Julie....she feels great so I'm optimistic if something does happen she can hold off until Tuesday - hahah, just kidding.
I hope everyone has a great week.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
We had a good weekend minus the fact that I fell asleep on the love seat both nights.
We're finally getting close to getting the nursery complete and patiently awaiting the arrival of baby Reagan.
Saturday I had to do the hated task of mowing - there are 2 things in life that I want.....one a maid (I dislike cleaning...A LOT) and 2 someone to mow my lawn.....Come to think of it, that just makes me lazy...but, It is what it is!!
With the little rain we had last week our weeds are looking fantastic....Seems like every time I pick a weed or spray to kill them, they multiply in number and in color - we now have butter cups and sunflowers growing in th back yard!!! Pretty much everthing is growing but the turfalo we planted 2 years ago. But, at least it's green.
After mowing we headed out to do some shopping. After the last stay at the hospital we decided we needed to be more prepared in case it happens again - here's a list of what we need
1) Laptop with movies (tv is not very entertaining at 3:00 am when you can't sleep because you have frost bite
2) comfortable pants/sweats
3) comfortable long sleeve shirt
4) jacket (seriously - I was freezing)
5) blanket/pillow - my mother in law embroidered a fleee blanket with me - it says...Julie's Baby's Daddy - how awesome is that!
6) COMFORTABLE SHOES!!!! boots will not work, sketchers will not work
7) Play Station 3 - that'd be sweet if my wife would let me:)
We went to Target, Academy, Kohls, Kid's Village, and to some antique store that smelled lovely (that's a joke)
Sunday we went to class and church, Taco Bell, and to Sam's - came home, took naps, and went to Walmart for 3 years it seemed like!! We always spend so much time in walmart and it takes about an hour to walk from one side of the store to the other. Especially when you have a prego woman slowing you down:) haha - actually she now walks as slow as I do - so it's nice!!!
This weekend I actually had 2 ideas that Julie liked....It was HUGE....most of the time in life as a man there are things we just need to accept....things that we never really have a say in and it's just apart of life. Here are some things that we have no say in as men.
1) wedding stuff - all you need to know is when and where to stand - and pick out your cake (if you're lucky)
2) decorating the house after you get married.....I don't know what's wrong with deer heads, turkey feathers, a few couches you bought at good will, and a few random pictures - but for some reason it just doesn't fly
There are more I know and now to the point......Point number 2 is where I come in.....We're finishing up the nursery as stated above and I really have just been the one that:
1) puts the furniture together
2) takes the furniture a part to move it to the other room and puts it back together
3) hang the curtain tie back thingy
4) hands over his life savings to purchase everything in the room
Those have been my dealings with decorating this room - not much until this weekend.
I love the scripture Jeremiah 29:11 - it's my favorite scripture and I really wanted it to be in the baby room. It says: "For I know the plans I have for you," Declares the Lord,"Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
So I told Julie I wanted this and she started looking around at frames and what not, so I was thinking it'd be this little picture frame that she'd buy just to make me happy.....then would throw it in the closet are in some drawer. But, much to my surprise she found the vinly word decal with this scripture.....that's actually going on the wall (I think) and it's big....like 25" x 25".
And that was my idea......straight from the mind of Jason Webb....and she liked it and is using it.....That has to be a first not only from me but from many other men......I should be an interior decorator - haha......just kidding....or am i?
That's it - that's all I have.....75 days left until our bundle of joy gets here....with as much as she's moving around.....looks like she's already enrolled in gymnastics or karate.....she's bound to sleep for at least 3 weeks after she's born - she's making me tired just watching Julie's stomach bounce around.
God Bless each of you this week.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Monday was my unpaid day off....the one I last wrote about as being excited to take a break and unwind. I woke up at 9:30, started getting ready to go fishing. That's all I've wanted to do for a while and I actually had time to go.....or so I thought.
I just got done brushing my teeth when my phone rings.....it's Julie.....telling me her OB said we needed to go to the ER due to her heart beat.....crap - so I hauled rear to pick her up headed up to the hospital.
It didn't take long for the ER to get us a room (actually, when she was checking in the nurse told someone on the phone she really needed a room - she said I know that lady passed away...can you clean that room so we can have it?) So, we might have gotten the room they just hauled a dead person out of.
They ran an EKG on her heart as well as a sonogram on Reagan to which both came back fine. Her heart was still beating pretty fast but had calmed down some so we were thinking we'd be leaving any time now.....not so much, the ER doctor said our OB wanted Julie to stay overnight so they can observe her and the baby so we headed up stairs (6 hours after we got to the hospital)
Here's the simple version of what happened next:
1) Jason went home to let dogs out and get stuff for Julie (finally got to eat since I hadn't eaten all day)
2) back at the hospital - watched a bunch of gay reality shows julie likes
3) tried to go to bed - slept for a few hours until 3:00 am when Julie turned on the TV....I was FREEZING (it was like 30 degrees in our room no joke) and hungry......headed to whataburger for some some early breakfast
4) back at the room, julie still awake and nurse came to hookher up to the baby monitor
5) 5 am i was tired and went back to sleep until 7;30
6) got some coffee and was hopeful we'd be leaving soon
7) nurse said OB wanted to do a sonogram of Julie's legs to make sure there was no clotting....awesome.....doubtful we'd be leaving soon
8) went home to let the dogs out since they had been in their kennel for dang near 12 hours
9) crazy nurse dude took us down to get sonogram
10) sonogram was cool looking and everything came back fine
11) finally released from the hospital with no clue what was wrong with Julie
Luckily Baby Reagan wasn't bothered by any of this - she was still moving around and had a stable, strong heart beat...she didn't like the baby monitor though - every 30 seconds it seemed like she'd kick it and you'd hear this whomp sound.
Thankfully Jon, Julie's brother, came up to help out since I had to get back to work.
The rest of the week was hectic as usual - getting caught up and trying to get this period started off on the right foot. Thanks Jon - we really appreciate you helping us out!!
So, my fun day of fishing turned into a long, boring day at the hospital....I'm too ADD to be sitting in one place for long periods of time.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Most of you know I'm in sales - I have been for the last 5 years.
Well, due to the economy and the fact that everyone is watching what they spend - sales is a challenging job to have.
You anticipate being in sales that some months will be better than others and we have found that out to be true. What once was so easy has become increasingly difficult - you work more hours to produce less results. Here's an example - for the first 10 months of working with Safety-Kleen i averaged roughly 135% of quota each month....Things were rocking and rollin' along and life was good. The last 2 periods have been a much different story however - last period I ended at 70% of quota - yikes......I was hacked off and thought it couldn't get any worse....until this period....i was a whoppin 42% of quota.....ouch - that hurts the ego/pay check/confidence.
It was one of those periods where if it was going to go wrong - this is the period it would go wrong in. Everyone at work was frustrated.
Oh well, tomorrow is a new day and a new period....a fresh new start.
Our company, like all others, is finding ways to cut expenses - so everyone got a 5% pay decrease and 5 mandatory unpaid days off. This is all temporary (hopefully), until the economy turns back around.
Well, tomorrow is my 2nd of 5 days off and I couldn't be more excited. I was originally hacked off but now see that it's good for me. I work WAY too many hours and never take time off.
So this is a way for me to force myself to take time off, to recharge my battery so I don't get any more burned out.
Here's the plan tomorrow........Absolutely nothing.....watch some tv, take a nap, maybe play some PS3 but that's about it. AWESOMENESS!!!!
Enough of work.
Last weekend we went to Fredericksburg with my mother, father, brother, grandma, and grandpa in law. We had a blast. We shopped a little bit, ate a lot (shocker), and really just enjoyed being away and hanging out with family. Jon and I decided we had enough of the shopping so we headed to Luckenbach for a little bit to see what was going on. they had a bday party for Tony - who knows who Tony is but we were there to celebrate with him......Man - there are some interesting people in that town......we enjoyed hanging out and making fun of people.
(Julie has Fredericksburg pics on her blog)
We had our 3d/4d sonogram yesterday. That was such a neat experience. It's amazing to be able to see your baby inside the womb. I was in awe and it really put life into perspective. Everything that happened last period is now over. All of life's frustrations come and go. There are so many more important things in life. I was in awe, speechless while watching our baby move around. It was an unbelievable exerience. She wasn't cooperating very well though - I think she gets that from Julie - haha. She had her hands by her face most of the time and her foot joined the party as well. There was one picture we did get of her and she was beautiful.
She sucked on her thumb a lot and aparently chewed on her hand a lot - she might not have hands by the time she gets here - haha.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I actually woke up early because i went to bed early....which is not like me. Work was hectic last week and for the first time since I've been with Safety-Kleen my numbers were awful - actually they were worse than awful. So, Friday I fell asleep around 7:30pm - that's right! I feel like an old man. So, I woke up around 6:30 and started cleaning some stuff around the house. Once Julie woke up and got ready we hit the road....We went to.....
1) Mall (JC Penny, Dillards, Maternity store, Rick's Sporting Goods) - every time I walk into a mall I immediately get tired - I don't know why - it's weird
2) Target - returned a few things but didn't even shop at all - now that's a great day at Target for me
3) Kid's Village - one of the coolest kids stores - they have everything. We registered for a lot of cool stuff....here's my list of what impressed me
a) Turtle Star light thingy - You turn this sucker on and it lights up the walls with stars - 3 different colors - it's cool, I wanted one for my room
b) Shaggy rug - that thing was soft, I wanted it - We want a light tan
c) Amazing glider - fluffy and soft and just the right size for Julie and enough room for Jason. I could have taken a nap - this will be chocolate brown
d) Play yard - this thing had it all.....little light to make sure baby is alive, vibrations and music to calm baby down and....the best part......a remote control to control all these features from the distance.......man - thats high tech
It doesn't take a lot to impress me i know, but these things were cool. I have a feeling little baby Reagan will be a bit on the spoiled side!!
The rest of the day was prett relaxed. We came home, took a nap, went to Lowes and Rosa's and were in for the night. Spurs sucked it up last night which is not good when they're playing the mavs.....As most know I'm a HUGE Spurs fan and my In-laws and wife are HUGE Mavs fans. So, this time of year, when they're playing each other in the playoffs it's a little bit more stressful.....Julie watches....kinda....and cheers like she knows what's going on......and I just huff and puff and yell at the TV - hearing in the background - Jason....Calm down, coming from my Wife. Loads of fun!!
Here are some pics from last week as well as a some of the items I want......not for baby Reagan, more for myself:)
Monday, April 13, 2009
Let me start the weekend off like this, Boomer was sick. He ate a chicken bone Wednesday night and just wasn't right. So Julie took him to the vet Thursday after she got off work around noon and then high tailed it to the ranch for Easter weekend.
Boomer had some stomach virus (luckily it had nothing to do with the chicken bone) that had been going around. he probably got it when he was at the vet the previous weekend being boarded - if something's going around - Boomer will get it.
So, that's how the long weekend started. I picked him up from the vet, carted him home, and went back to work.....worked for a while.....came home....had dinner with some co-workers....came home to a sick puppy. Boomer has this thing with closets - and after getting ready for bed I found him in mine - just sleeping....So what do I do? What any other good dog parent would do.....lay on the floor.....half of my body on tile the other half on carpet......I pet him until he went back to sleep.....well I think....actually I pet him until I went to sleep.....on the floor....in the bathroom/closet - comfortable? not so much!! but, i've come to grips with the fact that if I'm horizontal there's a good chance I'm falling asleep. I slept there for 4 hours before waking up freezing cold - went to bed to find Boomer warming up my spot - yeah, he was in bed and I was on floor - good times had by all.
I was off Friday which was a welcome vacation day! My parents came up Thursday night and I got to eat Breakfast Friday with them and my brother and Hayley (Julie was already at the ranch.) I love Cracker Barrel - we had fun as usual...ate too much as usual and then they came over to see Reagan's room......which is cute.
Once they left I did a few things around the house, worked for a few minutes and loaded up sick Boomer and headed to the Ranch for Easter. The title of this blog says it all.
Here's how the ranch weekend looked:
- Snacked around and hung out
- Went turkey hunting with Jon.....heard nothing....saw nothing except 2 raccoons
- Ate dinner
- watched a movie (Eagle Eye - interesting movie)
- Went to bed
- woke up at 6:30 to go turkey hunting.....heard a few gobbles....saw nothing
- ate breakfast
- fell asleep on the couch
- ate lunch
- shot guns (referenced lower)
- went back out turkey hunting.....saw nothing....heard nothing.....and it rained on me
- ate dinner and watched a movie
- shot tracer rounds out of the 223 (which are totally awesome)
- with the help of Mike put together my lower receiver - I can't wait to get my ar-15 finished
- Went to church (no turkey hunting today - too tired and it was nasty out)
- Ate lunch
- Packed and headed home
We shot over 400 rounds (between my father-in-law Mike and Jon) of 223, probably 120 rounds of 22, a few boxes of 12 gauge rounds, and some hand gun rounds (my 9mm and 40 cal)
What a great time!!!!!
Now we're back to the house - we had a great weekend and I really enjoyed seeing my families!!!
We added an addition to the Webb decor this weekend as well.......Here he is in all his glory.......
This is the dude I shot in December of 07 and he was finally ready! I was going to put him in Reagan's room to go with the safari theme we have in there but Julie said no.......whoda thunk:)
I hope everyone had a blessed and safe Easter weekend. It's this time of year we remember Christ's victory over Death. I hope and pray that I remember this each and every day and not just one day a year! We serve and awesome God.
PS - Mags - I know there a just a few knotches in this blog....2 words - I rock:)
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
So here are some random thoughts:
1) I can't wait until Friday (it's supposed to be a day off but we'll see if that works out)
2) I get to shoot guns this weekend at the ranch - awesome!! It's been a long time
3) My Concealed Handgun License still hasn't come in yet which is hacking me off - it's been almost 3 months!!! people that work for the state are not pleasant - shocker
4) Work is stressful and I might not hit my quota for the first time in a long....long time
5) Did you know Julie's pregnant with a girl - that rocks!
6) The book "So You're going to be a dad" by Peter Downey is hilarious - I recommend. He has the same sense of humor as me - sarcastic - wait me?!? Never
7) What's with our government? Are they purposely trying to make things worse or is it natural?
8) The crickets in Abilene are ridiculously loud and annoying
9) I got my lower receiver in today for the gun I'm building - just a few more pieces and bunches of dollars and it'll actually fire - yippee:)
10) I have a camo diaper bag for when I'm in charge of Reagan - yeah - that's right - we're having a girl and I'm hauling her stuff in a camo bag
11) I rode in my bosses truck today (he has a 4 yr old and a 2 year old) and it looked like a cereal factory blew up in there - that'll be Julie's MINIVAN in a few years - haha!!
12) I want a lake house really....really.....really...really bad. I remember growing up going to our lake house pretty much every weekend in the summer. It was an awesome time and I'd love to be able to do that with my family.
13) Seriously - what's up with these crickets - it sounds like their in my ear drum
14) I thought roosters were supposed to crow when the sun came up......why is there one blabbing now at midnight? Must be a blind rooster
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Friday night we went to Spanos with Jeff, Hayley, Donny, Katie, and Coleman - had a blast. That place is really cool - quiet, calm, low key etc. They have the lights dimmed so much you could easily fall asleep! but, it's great food!
Saturday we woke up, packed up, loaded the dogs and headed to the boarder. Champ and Boomer were boarded around 9:15 am, went to AM donuts to get some grub, then it was time to hit the road to Fort Worth. We made it around noon and started the fun day of shopping. I dropped Julie off at Pickles and Ice Cream to shop for some maternity stuff and went to the gas station for some much needed caffeine, Yes, i was already tired! From there we went to Pier 1 - bought a pillow for the baby room and then headed to South Lake to the outdoor shopping center place thingy. Can I just say wowza?!?! I've been there once before but didn't really remember what it all entailed! Lots and lots of shops and lots and lots of walking. Seriously think we walked 500 miles - give or take
We hit up all the baby stores - to which I can't remember the names, bought some baby books at Barnes and Noble, ate at Cheesecake Factory for lunch (full - yes i think so), and went back to shopping. I think we hit up about 14 stores at this place - and I'm lazy - my feet hurt so I went back to the car to change into tennis shoes instead of my awesome but not comfortable boots.
Once we were done there we decided to head to Super Target to start registering for more baby stuff. That's always fun especially since I get the scanner gun thing. I love that - it's cool.
Saturday night was really low-key. We walked around downtown Fort Worth for a while, went to Barnes and Noble to buy some books (Mark Levin Liberty in Tyranny - yes they actually had it), went to a few more shops and headed back to the hotel for the night. Julie's favorite thing to do is order room-service and watch pay-per-view - which we did....both of them. We had a great meal (Chicken Fried Steak for me, fries, chicken strips, mac and cheese, and fruit for Julie and Reagan) and watched Marley and Me.....if you want to see that movie prepare yourself - Julie bawled like a baby.
Sunday we went to her parents house to pick up the baby bedding they got for us (it's cute) and then went to babies-r-us to register there.
Now we're home...picked up the dogs - they smelled awful so they got a bath - which they love (not really) and we're super tired. Julie was taking a nap and I was laying on the couch when we got the call the dogs were ready to be picked up - and now it's 5:25 pm - too late to lay back down and get some shut eye!! I think bed time tonight for us will be 6:00pm - for Boomer it was 5:15 - after his bath he jumped up on the couch and hasn't moved since - he'll be out for the next 2 days.....old fart!!!
We did have fun this weekend....bought lots of stuff for Baby Reagan which was cool (1 bib that says tax deduction on it and a t-shirt that says Daddy's Little Cowgirl.....she's going to be spoiled:)
I hope everyone has a great week!! Happy Easter!! More to come on Julie's blog (pics, etc.)
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I am unbelievably grateful to God for blessing us with a baby girl. He, no doubt, continues to watch over Julie and I and continues to bless our growing family.
I'm so proud. I'm so excited. I'm so anxious. I'm so humbled. I feel like doing cartwheels, hand standds, and high-fiving everyone I see. Every time I think of that sweet little baby Reagan Elizabeth, my face lights up and I can't help but smile.
Thank you all so much for the thoughts, prayers, and comments. We truly are blessed with amazing family and friends and have no doubt, Reagan will be loved tremendously.
Both, Julie (my baby's mama) and baby are doing great. The doctor said she looked healthy and happy and was right on track for an August 14th delivery. Awesome.
We did have a little scare regarding whether or not it was a he or she......As soon as the doctor started the ultra sound he said.....come on, work with us......I think it's a girl.....
I saw Julie's jaw drop and I was dumbfounded - YOU THINK?!?!?! I don't do I think when it comes to this....we've waited a long time to find this out (sometimes patiently sometimes not so much) You're going to have to do better than I think. Luckily he did confirm, once Reagan was in a better position that it was in fact a she.
Saturday we had a garage sale......where the heck did the frappin cold weather come from? It was 84 on Thursday then 46 on Friday....We woke up at 6:00 am Saturday to put out signs and move stuff out of the garage to a whoppin' 31 degree temp with the wind blowing 30 mph......I thought it was spring....come on!!! We picked a great day for a garage sale. Luckily it went really well....really really well. We sold practically everything except 2 tupperware's full of clothing/misc items and the air hockey table (I was surprised this didn't sale). but, overall we were pleased with the outcome....made some money and had a great time....well not a great time but a good time....well, ya know - it's a garage sale - it's not fun.
In fact, every time Julie would walk inside, someone would come by and I'd sell em a big item or lots of small items....then she'd come back outside and it'd be silent.....went away.....people came.....back out.....adios amigos....it was really weird how that worked out!! I guess I'm that amazing of a sales rep:) haha I actually wasn't saturday - someone would say will you take this amount for this piece of crap - i said sure.....whatever just take it away....I guess since I'm so used to negotiating pricing throughout the week, that's the last thing I want to do on the weekend....I was a push over - but oh well - it rocks that it's over
2 Year Anniversary - holy crap has it been that long already? If someone told me 2 years ago that I'd be living in Abilene and Julie would be pregnant - i'd say you're on crack.....but here we are. It's amazing to think of the road traveled since Julie and I first started dating.
-8 job changes (college jobs included)
-2 graduations (of course)
-10 different apartments/houses
-4 different cars
-2 cities (abilene, san antonio, and back to abilene)
-baby on the way
Wow, have things changed in the last almost 7 years. But, it has been a blast (for the most part) and I truly love being married to my best friend. 2 years down and many....many more to come.
To celebrate our anniversary we are heading to Fort Worth Saturday and staying at the Omni Hotel downtown. We both are looking forward to getting away for the weekend and just spending time with one another - who knows, it might be the last chance we have to get away by ourselves for a long...long time. We don't have a lot planned so I know there will be some baby shopping....more shopping....room service......and probably a movie or 2.....just the way Julie likes it - shopping and room service are 2 of her favorite things!!
That's all I have for now - Thanks again for your thoughts and prayers during this exciting time.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
So, I decided it was time to get some food........At least being in Midland/Odessa area I got to eat at one of my favorite fast food joints:
Ohhhhh yeah, the ever so amazing Taco Villa - it's probably been about 7 years since I've had the opportunity to eat at one of these bad boys! So, that mad my trip a little better.
Back on the road I went, full stomach, full dr pepper, and I was rollin - crusin' in the Prius. I tried sitting every which way I could think of to get comfortable.......it was impossible.....My head was dang near to the roof, the seat all the way back, leanin' back (cause I'm ghetto like that - not really, but that's the only way I could fit) but nothing was comfortable.
By this time it was already 12:30 pm - I figured I'd get to El Paso around 4:30 - no big deal, get back to Midland around 8:30 and be ready for bed......needless to say that didn't happen. The speed limit once you get about 20 miles west of odessa is 80 - which was awesome - made the trip go by faster.....all there is out that way is a bunch of nothing and some 3 foot tall trees until you get to Van Horn (big city of 2300 or so) then you start to see some "mountains" which gives you something to look at.
So there I am - crusing about 82, getting closer to El Paso.....about 17 miles out to be exact when I see what everyone hates to see - a DPS officer going the opposite way hit their brakes and buts a u turn in the median....crap is kinda what i was thinking......yeah, I got pulled over....in the Prius....for speeding......isn't that just fantastic. Apparently I didn't see the sign 12 miles back that the speed limit changed from 80 back to 70 - my bad, my entire body was numb and I was just hoping and praying to make it to El Crappo.
So, he asked for my insurance and license - here ya ga.....Turn off the vehicle sir, I'm trying mr. officer, but this car is wack and it took me a few minutes to remember how to turn it off. Step out of the car sir, okie dokie
You in a hurry? No Sir, how fast was i driving. 82 mph - ok, what's the speed limit....70 - ahhh....crap.....when did it change....12 miles back.....yeah that's my fault.....Guess I completely missed it.
Here is a list of questions this polite copper asked me:
You ever been in trouble with the law.....No
You have any illegal drugs?.....No
You have any illegal weapons.....No
You have large sums of money......No (I wanted to say I wish - but figured that'd be bad)
You ever been arrested.....DIDN"T YOU ALREADY ASK ME THIS?!?!?! No
Would you mind if i looked in your car?......it's a prius - that won't take long.....No
What are you doing in El Paso.......Picking up a van to drive back to Abilene (which.....might have been the wrong thing to say given the fact that El Paso has a high crime rate and lots of vans used for certain illegal activities)
Why are you picking up a van.....Mine broke and this is the closest extra they had....
Sir, take off your sunglasses.....oh yeah, that's why it was so dark
Who do you work for....Safety-Kleen
What do you do....>Sales
What does your company do......dispose of illegal narcotics (that'd been funny)
I'm only going to give you a warning - HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!
So, I got back in the prius - thankful to be getting a warning and laughing my rear off for getting pulled over while in a prius - awesome.
I finally made it to El Paso, picked up the new to me short bus (which is HUGE so now it's deemed either the Long Bus or the Safety-Kleen limo: Picture:
That's one HUGE dent - we kicked it out a little though - looks brand new:)
So, finally around 6:15 pm I was back on the road.....after dropping off the Prius....thankfully.....driving back to Midland (about 375 miles) in my pimped out van with no cruise control. About 9 pm I was starving and hadn't gone to the bathroom since I left El Paso (210 miles) - so I arrive in Pecos - man it's a crazy little ghetto town. Found a sonic and a Flyin' J's Truck stop - gave me a nice little break.....only 150 miles left to the hotel.
Finally around 11:30 pm I pulled up at the hotel....only 16 1/2 hours after I started this little road trip. I was so excited - my eyes were friendand my legs/back/body were tired.
The next morning I got up around 8:30 to head back to Abilene - man, I have never been so excited to see Abilene - no driving for me for a while (well, until next week)
Side note: leaving your ipod in your truck when you're traveling 450 plus miles is a bad idea......there's not a lot to listen too when you get past odessa......some talk radio which you can hear every other word, or spanish on one other station.......i was bored out of my mind.
So, if you ever decide you want to drive to el paso.......here's my advice....fly there or pick some where else to go.....it's way the crap out there.
I hope everyone has had a blessed week.....mine has been long but luckily God blessed me with safe travels.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Julie called Friday afternoon and said our baby furniture was in.....right then and there I knew what my weekend was going to look like.....Jason on the floor, furniture pieces, tools, parts, etc. all over the place - putting together the furniture..........I was right - and then some.
I went and picked up the furniture - yeah it's heavy - and headed back to work to wrap up week 4 (our rush week to get all the revenue we can entered). About 6:15 we finally finished and I was headed home. My co-worker, Brent, came by the house to help me unload what was my task for the weekend.
After dinner I decided it was time to get started......We moved everything from the baby room into the front bed room to give me enough room to work (keep that in mind as you read later in the blog)
So there I was.....sprawled out......reading directions (which.....is like a foreign language)
I started rocking and rolling........piecing it together, taking a break to allow my hand to stop cramping from the allen wrench, started going again......Finally, around 11:30 I was done with the hutch and the crib......Man, it looked beautiful (an it was standing which I was impressed with).....no duct tape, strings or anything.
So, I decided it was time for me to crash out....only problem was I didn't make it to the bed - so I was on the couch again. Woke up the next morning, made some coffee, started cleaning.
Julie was in the baby room talking to her mom......didn't let me hear the conversation which I thoguht was weird. Then she came out and delivered the blow.......The furniture doesn't look good in the baby room.....It's too big and makes it look like we just crammed stuff in there.....we're going to have to move it to the front room....>AWESOME!!!!!!
You see, the furniture doesn't fit through the door - it's too wide - so you have to take it apart and put it back together......again.....AWESOME.
Remember when I said we moved everything from the baby room to the front room???? AWESOME.....We had to move everything back out of that room and into the living room, take down the bed in the front room, clean out the closets, etc.
So again....I'm sprawled out, taking out screws, and pulling the crib apart - piece by piece.
We finally got everything done and it looks awesome in the front room. It's going to give us a lot more space and even let us get a bigger glider which I'm stoked about.
Needless to say I was/am exhausted....my body hurts because I'm too old for that crap!! haha
But, it will be worth it when we bring our baby home and it has a nice room.
Saturday Julie and I had a date......at Perini Ranch....The place is awesome! As soon as you get out of your car you breath in a little bit of heaven. As usual I ate way too much (bread, catfish, jalapeno bites, hush puppies, zuccini, and bread pudding. It was amazing! There were kids running around crazy and one particular kid that brought a smile to my face....he was laughing uncontrolably....it was hilarious!!
Now, I'm still awake and Julie has long gone to bed. I ventured into the new baby room just to look. I'm sure a lot of expecting parents did/do the same thing. Just to see the room come together and know that life is about to drastically change. Go in there to say a prayer for the babies health and happiness and pray for strength/patience for yourself and your spouse. I truly was humbled at the site of the crib. For some reason it's real now.
I'm still amazed at how God works in our life. It's hard to believe that in less than 5 months we will be parents. We will have a little one to take care of. I'm still a little shocked but extremely excited. You see, my parents were great. They raised Jeff and I right from the moment we were born. Teaching us right from wrong, how to treat others with respect, saying yes maam, no maam, yes sir, no sir. But, most importantly they raised us to love God by their actions. My parents often say if they could go back they would do things differently. Looking back on it, I wouldn't change a thing. They truly are amazing people, amazing parents, and undoubtably amazing children of God. I hope and pray that I too can be like them, and instill in my children the principles and values they taught me. I am excited about becoming a dad.....no doubt about that. I'm excited about the challenges that are ahead as we get ready to embark on this amazing journey! I'm so fortunate to have great parents. I'm so fortunate to have great in laws. I'm so fortunate to have great friends. And I'm definitely fortunate that Julie is my wife and best friend.
Short Bus numero dos didn't work out. too much work to be done on it for SK to justify fixing it. So, this week I'm heading to El Paso to pick up a new short bus......That's right...Short Bus numero tres....in EL PASO!!! It's only 7 hours from here. So, I'll leave around 5:00 am one day next week....head to Midland to give short bus numero dos back to them, pick up the rent car and head to El Crappo.....Get SB numero tres and drive back to Abilene.......wowza - that's a lot of driving for one day. I can't decide whether or not I'm going to spend the night in Midland or if i'll just drive straight back. But, at least I'm getting another van.....I've put roughly 4000 miles on my truck just in the last 2 months of driving it - way more mileage than it's driven the previous 10 months combined...it needs a rest:)
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and a great week coming up........8 more days until we fin out what peanut is - I can't wait!!!!
Monday, March 16, 2009
I have such a great life and am truly blessed.
This past weekend we were in Boerne hanging out with my folks......we didn't get there until saturday because we decided that accidently leaving the dogs kennel at home was a great idea.....until we got about 30 minutes out and said - crap - we forgot the kennel! So we drove home and had to start our adventure Saturday (my work computer is about to crash so I was on the phone with our help desk until 7:00pm Friday night - my life rocks:)
So Saturday about 6:30 we headed to Boerne again. We had fun with my rents! We got in town about 10:30 and loaded up the car to head to San Antonio.
When you live in po dunk - you gotta hit the big cool stores when you go. We went to Pea in the pod (Which Julie led me to believe was a baby store....it's not.....it's a maternity clothing store!! So much fun)
But, then my parents treated us to Pappacitos for my bday lunch......man.....I love that place.....2 beef enchiladas, 1 beef taco, 4 stuffed shrimp, 1/2 a dozen torillas, and a basket of chips later - I was ready for a nap......but, it was back to shopping.
We hit up babies r us to see what the deal was - it pretty much went like this.......wow - this baby is going to cost a lot so I'm going to Bass Pro Shop with my dad to shop there (because BPS is so much cheaper)
After we picked Julie and my mom up from Target we headed back to my parents house....where a nap was a must!
Later on that afternoon we really didn't do much of anything. There were 6 axis deer at the feeder which were calling my name......but I didn't have my rifle and I really was not in the mood for guttin' a deer (I'm not good at that - the smell, etc - I have a long way to go before I will be able to change a poopy diaper).
That night my mom made my favorite pancakes - Aunt Martha's pancakes.......with fruit syrup - awesomeness....that's all you can say about that! They have to be the most unhealthy pancake ever but they're totally worth it.
Then it was back to bed.
We got up Sunday morning for chuch, stayed through communion and headed back to load my truck down with crap we're selling in a garage sale in 2 weeks....we looked like the beverly hillbillies - all we needed was a crazy granny with a gun and it'd been picture perfect!
That was our weekend - we had a great time but were worn out (as were the dogs).
Please keep me in your prayers as tomorrow I'm quitting smoking. The time has arrived for me to put the pack down and start focusing on my health as well as my future with my growing family. I know it will be difficult. I know there will be temptation. I know I might be moody/grumpy but with the prayers and support of my family and friends as well as God walking beside me, I can overcome this unpleasant challenge.
I still cannot believe I let it get to the point to where it consumes my life...But it is what it is and I'm here now paying the consequences.
I hope everyone has a blessed week and a Happy St Patrick's day.....remember - it's all about Jason day tomorrow so buy me something.....just kidding....but really:)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I can't complain because we definitely needed the rain (of course I washed my truck on Saturday - the first time in prolly 5 months - so you know it's going to rain)
But the cold? And the wind? What the heck!!
I'm ready for Spring to get here!
Let me just say.......Spring Forward time change is still kicking my rear.
2) Julie's pregnant - that's awesome - it's still hard to believe in 5 months from Saturday (give or take) I'll be a dad! I'm extremely excited, nervous, blessed, grateful, humble, nervous all at the same time - what a feeling! Only 2 1/2 weeks until we find out what the little baby is going to be.......added estrogen or a camo wearing, gun shooting, basketball/football playing cool guy:)
Most of you know that our house is divided - Julie wants a girl and I want a boy. Obviously we will be excited with either but it just adds some fun conversations to our household (We don't agree on much - she wants a girl, I a boy - she likes the mavs, I like the spurs, we're competitive like that) Julie's getting a little bit bigger - she doesn't eat a lot of Ben n Jerry's anymore so I can't blame her belly on that - bummer!!
3) Work has been busy and slow all at the same time. The economy, no doubt, is causing everyone to watch what the spend and to hold on to what they have. My phone hasn't rang much, my email is pretty dead, and yet I'm still on the road closing deals every day. so, life is good.
4) Short bus numero dos is already dead. We got it last week, took it to the shop.....and it too has about 2300 dollars needed to get it up and running......back driving the truck.......waiting to hear if short bus numero tres is on it's way:)
5) If you go to Jayton, TX - don't. There are NO gas stations and 1 restaurant to eat at....which is cash/check only.....i don't carry either. So we had to travel to Aspermont (24 miles away) to eat at DQ - that's what I like about Texas.
6) It's a small world - they guy I met today in Jayton actually grew up in Abilene and went to ACU...come to find out him and his wife actually went to Westgate C of C (where Julie and I go) before they moved to Lubbock. They too are expecting a baby (number 2 for them) and they literally just found out.....they had a very similar conversation on our way back to Jayton - All I heard was him say to her "If you want to tell people that's fine - I don't care"
Julie and I had this conversation numerous times except it was me begging her to start telling people
7) Tomorrow I'll actually be in Abilene if it rains - that's exciting news
8) Baby furniture is expensive........I might be making a crib with duct tape/plywood/toothpicks/and Popsicle sticks - it'll be redneck fabulous. It's so much fun shopping for baby stuff though - I really enjoy it - and I hate shopping (unless it's for guns or hunting stuff)
9) Boomer sheds......a lot.....Champ is sweet but needs a helmet (he tried to jump on the bed tonight and missed - hit the nightstand.......and he failed to stop on the laminate floors and ran into the couch) - It......was.....awesome!!
That's all i've got.....i'm bored and can't sleep so you get to read about nothing at all......
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Maybe I should be like one of the many leaders of this great administration and not pay my taxes.....oh wait......since I'm actually held accountable for my actions and the laws actually apply to me I'd go to jail!!
This administration makes me nervous to say the least! The out of control spending, the big government ideology, the redistribution of wealth, nationalizing anything and everything, to the toll the tax hikes are going to have on small businesses (which my dad and brother are both small business owners)
How in the world did we get here? Some in our great nation have become so lazy and just expect things to be handed to them. I, for one, am a true believer in hard work pays off. I don't work 60 plus hours because I enjoy it. I do it because I want a better life for my wife and family.
I don't work 60 plus hours a week just to see the hard work I put in and the successes I encounter be taken away from me and given to someone who is too lazy to put in the hours, that basically just wants a hand out.
But, I have hope. I have hope in the American people that one day they will have had enough and will stand up for what they believe in. That one day we, as Americans, will finally come to our senses and realize this is not the "change" Obama won his election on and this is definitely not the "change" our country needs in time of crisis. That day is coming sooner rather than later....I have hope in that.
I wish Obama success in his presidency as that is for the good of the American people and Julie and I. But, this is not a good start.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Only difference...........3 cracks in the windshield, smell like Midland (stanky), and it has 500 less miles than short bus numero uno.
it's nice being back in a van again - for some strange reason it's my comfort!
I'm blogged out for a while............................peace out yo!!
Monday, March 2, 2009
Re-read everything i just wrote because it's exactly the same!!
Irregardless, it will be nice to be back in a company vehicle with my trucked parked at the office again:) All I can say is what a great way to advertise - you can't miss the short bus rockin' and rollin' down the street (sometimes putt putting, bouncing, smoking, etc - haha)
Don't get me wrong.....I'm grateful for the short bus as well as my company. They both have provided a great life for Julie and I. But, it's also fun to pick on the short bus just because - it's the short bus.....A 96 GMC Astro with 168,000 + miles on it!! I love that thing!!!
New t-shirt idea: (BTW -I'm not very good with paint)
Just in case you're wondering what color of yellow that is.......don't bother - it's hard to explain.....and you can't look directly at it without sun glasses - yeah - it's awesome.
RIP Short bus numero uno......RIP
More pics of the new van to follow!!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
I drove over 850 miles - in my truck - which is more miles than I've driven it in the last 6 months combined! They're still working on getting me a new short bus but it looks like for now I get to drive the piece of junk from Midland. Which, that's fine because I don't like driving my truck when we're talking about taking oil samples, being out at the wind farms, and just getting it all nastified!
Here's what my week looked like last week:
Tuesday: San Angelo
Thursday: Snyder (more to come on the ever so eventful day)
Friday: Back in San Angelo on the truck helping out our service rep
Needless to say - by the time Friday rolled around, I was extremely thankful and exhausted.
Thursday was a crazy/stressful day. I had a few great appointments lined up, got those done and over with and headed to Sweetwater for my last appointment of the day. As I was leaving I got a call from an old buddy that I worked with from Cintas, Billy, asking me if I had talked ot Kevin (he's my branch General Manager). I said no and asked what was up - he told me there was a bad fire out close to their house - thought it was only 3-4 miles away. So I hung up and called Kevin and sure enough - he knew about it and was a bit worried. He was driving home from Midland when his wife told him and he was still about an hour and half out. I was pretty close - about 30 minutes away and told him I'd head out there to help his wife get stuff ready in case they had to evacuate. It was nuts!! I was talking with Nicole in the garage and you could look out and actually see flames (they live on 33 acres) with the winds blowing in their direction.
We came to the conclusion that it was time to load stuff up and get the heck out of there. So, we got the important stuff, jewelry, guns, pics, computers, motorcycles, dogs, kids, boat, etc. About the time we were going to head out - Kevin showed up to help load the last motorcycle in and hook the boat up to my truck. We got out right before they shut the roads down.
Thankfully, the fire department/forest service were able to get the fire under control with no damage done to their house!
Praise the Lord for that. I cannot even imagine what they must have been going through - the fire ended up being about a mile away from their house!!!
So, I went back to the office, unloaded what we could there and had to get some work done. Around 8:00pm I finally wrapped up and headed home.
Julie's mom came in town Wednesday and stayed through Friday - she's awesome and helped us out huge!!! Thursday Barbara and Julie worked on the baseboards (yes, it's been 4 months since they've been put down and we still did not have baseboards on - we've been too busy and honestly - i've been too lazy)
That was awesome and helped out huge. Now, back to Thursday night - you might think most people would go home, eat dinner, and go to bed - but not me.....and not Barbara!
They were at Dittos for Kiddos (Apparently like a huge garage sale for baby/maternity stuff) The lines were long and my stomach was eating itself....Around 8:30 we finally made it to chilis for dinner.
Julie informed me that Barbara was going to help me lay plywood in the back part of the attic (our attic is jacked up) to give us more space to store all the crap we don't need.
So, we got started....and worked.....and worked......and worked......probably hacked off the neighbors with the saw and air compressor but oh well. We finally finished around 1:00am - that's right.....1 in the morning - after I worked 13 hours. But, it looks great and It's going to be nice to have that extra space (especially once we start cleaning out the baby room)
I cannot think Barbara enough for all her help this past week! We had a great time and I'm sure she was ready to leave so she could relax!! Julie always has a full schedule for the 2 of them every time she comes in town or we head to Arlington!!!
Now it's Sunday night......Tomorrow starts a new day and a new week!! Awesome!!!!!!
This weekend was pretty relaxing. Friday after work we headed over to Katie and Donny's house for burgers and to catch up. We really haven't seen them much since Coleman was born (he's too cute.) It was fun, getting to play with a 2 month old!! He started crying when I was holding him and instead of handing him off like I normally would, I tried to calm him down - which actually worked!!! I picked him up and said "Put that pucker face away" - yeah, i'm weird - but it was awesome.
Saturday we didn't do much all day. We didn't even leave the house until we went to dinner with my co worker - Brent and his wife tiffany (she's expecting too - Due date May 17th)
We went to Julie's favorite restaurant - Outback so she could get salad and cheese fries.
Sunday, we went to church and to my deli for lunch (Jason's Deli) with Katie, Coleman, Jeff, and Hayley - then came back home for a nap, dinner, and sleep.
That's it.....the life we lead is amazing! Full of good times had by all!!!
I wish everyone a blessed week this week!!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday we got up and headed to Walmart - my least favorite place in the world. Bought groceries, diapers (I have more to say on this in a second), and some organizational items for the baby room. Diapers are ridiculously expensive - 11 bucks for a 30 pack - which Julie informed me would last about 3 days - wowza!!! I'm in the wrong business!!!!
We came home and decided to start going through the "baby" room and cleaning it up. We also went through the boxes in the attic to see what we needed and what could be garage saled!!
That got boring pretty quick so we decided it was time to go to run more errands.
1st stop - Kids Village - that is the coolest store (if you're expecting) - i wanted everything - especially this glider chair - it was huge and comfortable.........except I wanted it for the living room and not the baby room......I'd never get up.
After that we made our way to target - my 2nd least favorite places. I can't even remember what we bought - oh yeah, more clothes for Julie since non of the stuff she has fits!! Lovely
Then it was off to Circuit City - which is going out of business and everything is marked 50% off - they had nothing left.....except....Season 1 of Gossip Girl......enter reason gay shows is part of the title of this blog.......FYI - if you're a guy and like to watch gay shows with your significant other to show you support them and are interested in what they watch....DO NOT WATCH THIS SHOW!!! Here's how the rest of the weekend played out......5 hours of Gossip girl on Saturday and another 4 on Sunday.....I'll be danged if that is not one of the most addicting shows I've ever seen.....You want to peel yourself away and do push ups or chop down a tree to show the world you're still manly....but you just sit there.....and watch episode after episode after episode.....I hate it when that happens!! They need a label on the box saying it may cause an addiction.....but there's no warning - I had no clue what I got myself into!!
All in all it was a fantastic weekend......I truly enjoyed just spending time with Julie, preparing for the arrival of "Peanut" and just relaxing. Once the baby comes.....who knows how much relaxing will be going at the Webb House.
I hope everyone has a blessed week this week.....We truly are blessed.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Most days I worked 11-13 hours, just trying to get stuff pulled in before the end of our "period."
Each period is 4 weeks long, and at the end of it, the revenue I've generated determines my commission check!!!
This period started out very....very slow and as of Friday last week I pretty much wrote it off as a bad period.....But, this week things finally came together. We pulled enough in this week for me to be 94% of quota (which hacks me off - it's only the 2nd time in 9 months I've been under my quota) which means I'll get a coms check - awesome.
but, needless to say I'm worn out!!!! Too many late nights at the office!!!
Yesterday we were doing a job in Winters (the HUGE city), and man was it killer. A lot of drums to be handled, paperwork to be filled out, etc. and I jacked my back up on a 500 lb drum.
My back has always been questionable but as of late, it's been hurting pretty bad.
Hurting bad enough that I'm even trying to get a dr appointment for next week.
Just what I need right now!!!!
This week has also been a sad week at work......my van.....aka "Short Bus" (it's ugly awesome - bright neon yellow 96 GMC Astro with 175000+ miles on it) pretty much bit the dust. It was in the shop Tuesday all day - I was on my way to Sweetwater and it started acting up......bouncing, no power, etc. Well they kinda fixed it at the shop but with being that old and that many miles it's pretty much a temporary fix. And, today it started doing the same thing again, but worse. My General manager and I were heading back from an appointment - and it started bouncing again......I lost most of my power.....which is bad becasue we were coming up to the only hill in Abilene - dang near though we were going to start going backwards. So, we drove 30 all the way back to the branch.....parked it and made the phone call - how much will it cost to overhaul you ask? Oh, about 3500 bucks - that dang van isn't worth more than a grand!!!!
So, my short bus is going to be retired - next step is borrowing another short bus from the Midland branch that has more miles than the original short bus but it at least (for the time being) runs.
Hopefully.....hopefully - I'll be getting a 15 passenger - brand new - short bus soon! I'll update with the original short bus pictures and the new to me short bus pictures pretty soon.
On a more fun note - we have 175 days left until the baby is due - that's awesome news. Julie and I are getting more and more excited each day and cannot wait to find out what we're (she's) having. She updated her blog with a pic of what she looks like at 15 weeks - she's got a belly!!! She's so cute pregnant though!!!
I hope everyone has a blessed and restful weekend!!!!!!!!
Monday, February 16, 2009
She went with her mom shopping and I went with Mike and his brother Ken shopping......they were shopping for maternity clothes and baby stuff, and I was shopping for fun stuff - guns....at the gun show.
Let me just say that I love gun shows. They're awesome....but, some of the people walking around...looking at buying guns makes you think......hmmmm......I'm not really sure they should own a gun......but that's neither here nor there.
The gun show started at 9:00am - we drove up at 9:30 with a MASS amount of people. There was a line out the door and all along the front side of the building (literally about 200 yards of people) It was insane. So we finally get inside (it was frappin cold and windy) and you have to go down an escalator or stairs.....we mistakenly hopped on the escalator.....by the time we got to the bottom a crowd formed and there was no where to go.....either take out a line of people or start walking/marching/hopping/ or as we did walking in place back up the escalator.....yeah....we did....we were those people.....it was awesome. So after the 2 minute work out of walking up an escalator while it's going down, we finally got into the gun show.
It was awesome.....my new list of guns in no particular order are as follows:
1) Kahr CW 45 (great carry gun that's compact and light for a 45cal)
2) AR 15 (awesome gun that has so many capabilities and gadgets)
3) Tactical shotgun (just to own one)
After the gun show Mike and I went to eat and headed home to play with the gadgets he bought for his AR 15 (once again.....I want one:)
Now comes the more serious side of Jason. For the last 7 years I've battled an addiction. I never told or discussed it with Mike or Barbara but due to the fact that Julie's pregnant, and I'm trying to better myself for her, the baby, and for my overall health I decided it was time to be a man, swallow my pride, and ask for help.
For the last 7 years I've been a smoker. I started back in college and always said I could quit at any time. Never.....ever....did I realize not only how hard it would be to quit but also how addicted I've become. It's a disgusting, life altering, expensive habit that I wish I never would have started. But, here we are.....7 years have come and gone....my grandpa died of lung cancer from smoking....my grandma is dying of emphysema...and I'm still lighting them up. Why? Because I'm addicted and I'm afraid to quit. I've tried everything from Chantix (smoking cessation drug), nicorette, cold turkey, cutting back, etc. Nothing has worked. But, the reason nothing worked is because a) I wasn't ready to quit personally b) I kept making excuses for myself (ie - work is so crazy, etc.) c) I would try to quit, do pretty well for a while, get overly confident and think to myself - i can have one and be fine......that being said - now it's my time. Now I have the support and prayers of my entire family. Now I'm working on my preparations for the quit day (which is March 17th - my birthday.) Now I'm taking the measures, once again swallowing my pride, to get rid of this habit once and for all. Will it be hard? Abso-freaking-lutely. But, I know that I need to do it for my health, my babies health, my wife's health.
So.....there it is......my confession of being addicted to nicotine.
Please pray for me as I get prepared - pray for comfort, peace, patience.
Be blessed this day and this week.