Decided to do something other than snowboarding today.
The kid and I played Battle of the Music tonight. His pick: Twenty One Pilots. My pick: Godzilla. The winner: Meatwad’s Frosty the Red-Nosed Snowman.
We moved to Stowe two years ago today. It seems like we’ve been here a lot longer, but in a good way.
I played hooky from work afternoon. I should feel guilty but I don’t.
Our local hill received a surprised 6-7 inches of new snow overnight. I feel a little guilty for not letting Rowan skip the first half of school this morning so he could ride the fresh powder, but at the time, he didn’t ask to skip school so he’s loss.
As we flew home from Vancouver I asked Rowan if he thought it was neat that we were flying from a snowboarding vacation to home where we will go snowboarding again. He said he thought it was neat, but I don’t know if he really gets it. I know it blows my mind to think that we live in a place where people come for a vacation to do exactly what we did on our vacation. The difference though is that we get to continue doing what we did on vacation once we return home.
Years ago I, with help from a couple of friends, organized an annual snowboarding trip to Whistler Blackcomb. Even after the annual trips were no more, Melanie and I continued visiting Whistler once every year or two. Our last Whistler trip was in 2007, and we’ve been wanting to return for many years. But it just hasn’t worked out for us. That is until this year when we finally made our return to Whistler, and we brought Rowan with us.
I pierced my ear when I was 16 or 17 years old. I did it myself on the way to school. I stopped by my mom’s place to pick up my little sister. While my mom was busy getting my sister ready, I grabbed two ice cubes from the frig, and I used them to numb my ear lobe. Then I took a piercing ear ring, the kind with a pointy end, and shoved it through my ear lobe. It made a pop sound as it pushed through the backside of my ear lobe. I felt nothing. It was easy peasy.
Here are some pictures from our recent whale watching tour out of Gloucester, MA.
Here are pictures from our visit to Pawleys Island. The whole Davis Clan was there for this trip.
It’s official. It’s really going to happen. We’re moving to a ski town! We’re moving to Stowe, Vermont, in August.
Melanie was working a flight to Paris this week, and as luck would have it there were seats available on the flight. So Rowan and I decided to join her. Rowan has wanted to visit the Eiffel Tower for as long as I can remember, so that’s what we did on this trip. We flew to Paris, went to the Eiffel Tower, then flew back home. Pictures from our short trip are available here.
Melanie’s out of town enjoying some quality vacation time with one of her girlfriends leaving Rowan and me in Salem to enjoy some quality father son time. We made the most of it today, which has turned into a super long day.
We spent Christmas in Salem this year. Mother Nature was kind and gave us a little snow this morning, but it melted by mid-afternoon. I repeated the tradition I started a few years back by smoking a turkey for dinner. It’s was delicious, but not has favor packed as it was 2 years ago. I blame it on the lack of thyme. The grocery store was all out when I went shopping.
We took a 3-night/4-day camping trip to Silver Lake in Vermont. We had a great time. Our camp site was on top of a hill surrounded by trees, and the lake was just a short walk down the hill. Pictures from our trip are available here.
I’m in the final stagings of writing my book, and to help out, the wife gave me the okay to spend a few days in Vermont along. No wife. No kid. Just me and my laptop.
Today it occurred to me that I never mentioned the arrival of my new son, Rowan Andrew Turner. It slipped my mind because I have been blogging over at the Rowan T site. But that’s no reason not to mention his arrive here. So Rowan, aka Baby T, is here! And he is a bundle of joy. You can read more about Rowan, see pictures, etc, at his blog site http://RowanTurner.net.
I can honestly say I have bitten off more than I can chew when it comes to prepping the new house for our move in. I have developed a new hatred for wallpaper. Pulling down wallpaper and prepping the walls for priming is a very time consuming process. But with luck I should be ready to start priming walls by Thursday.
Some might be wondering why I didn’t post a blog entry announcement that I’m a father-to-be. After all such big news rightfully deserves a posting. Truth be told, I didn’t want to share the news publicly until after the closing on the new house for fear that the mortgage company might find out and decide not to provide us the loan for the house. I’m sure I was being a bit paranoid but given the current state of the leading market I did not want to chance it.
I did, however, post a slight hint on July 23. The posting title is “Excited About Expected New Arrive” and while the posting talks about arrival of my new MacBook Pro, I was actually more excited about finding out I’m going to be a dad. July 23 is the day I found out.
Brenna Davis, my sister-in-law, isn’t joining my wife’s family this week for the Davis clan’s annual family vacation. Instead Brenna is representing the USOC at a sport festival in Turkey. What an awesome opportunity for Brenna.
Things are really busy for me right now. I’ve just started two separate customer projects, sales of Killink CSV and SMTP Diagnostics are climbing, and I’ve been doing a lot of travel. But one thing has me really excited. I ordered a MacBook Pro and it’s expected to arrive in a couple of days.
Here is an interesting read about my Dad and step-mother and their passion for motorcycles. Scroll down to the section titled “BMW MOTORCYCLE RIDER SPOTLIGHT: Two Beemer Riders Overcome Adversity For the Love of the Ride”.
Wow, a write up about a family member in a Memphis paper that doesn’t involve guns or the police. Nice work, Jay.