Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Birthday to Her

She never wants to be in the spotlight.

She never wants it to be about her.


My beautiful wife has a birthday on Sunday.

I will give her exactly what she wants for her birthday...

A normal day where I do everything she

Happy Birthday T.

Love Me

Kiss The Baby



Thursday, March 28, 2013

Guess Who Is Turning 8 on Saturday

This boy is turning 8 in two days.

8 going on 15 it seems sometimes.  C2.  Anyone that knows him, knows that he is one of the most strong willed, determined, never say never boys you will meet.

Tell him No he cant do something, he takes that NO and shoves it in your face.

He has his mothers tan skin, his mothers good looks, the smile of a Prince, the attitude of a King.

LOL. The temper of his daddy..

He has been counting down the day till he turns 8.

Kiss The Baby



Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Before and After.....A short story of the boy and his braces

So as C1 got older his two front teeth became somewhat of a issue.  For obvious reasons we needed to have something done about them.  The way they looked was an issue but more than that they way they stuck out was a bigger issue.  We wanted to be safe.  If something happened and he took a face shot to the ground, more than likely he would stand a chance of his two front teeth being busted and that would not have been good.

Here he is younger and you can see his teeth pretty good here.

Even getting older he still had the same spacing problem with the two front teeth.

After getting the braces on its was so crazy how fast his 
teeth started coming together and pulling back. I mean it
was like days before the teeth were in line with the others and 
the two front teeth were pulled together.

Then after just about a year and a half, after choosing the color of
his bands, after visits and getting them tightened, after having them on
daily and NEVER fussing about them...

I mean, most kids fuss about a lot of things.  I know me as an adult I would have
fussed and cried about having braces on.  C1, he never did this at all. He was awesome.

The braces that he had worn and gotten used to.

The braces that had made him miss out on his favorite snack.

Those braces were now coming off.

He was so excited about having them removed.  He was counting down the days, hours and 
minutes until he could go back to the Orthodontics office and have them taken off.

What was he most excited about?

His favorite snack POPCORN could be back on his snack list.

Now. Look at those beautiful teeth.

He was so happy. He was all smiles that day. 

He had popcorn.  He is back to eating apples which he loves.

Now he just wears his retainer and he is all good with that. 

I think my only issue is that now my 9 year old, looks older.


I am so proud of you and the way you handled yourself during the time you had to have your braces on.  You acted like such an older boy and accepted the responsibility of taking care of them. 

Love Daddy

Kiss The Baby



Thursday, March 14, 2013

Prelude to Growing Up a Bit More



9 year old

grows up

a little more.

Coming tomorrow Friday the 15th

A Special Look at




And After Braces.

Kiss The Baby



Monday, March 11, 2013

Proof Of A 13.1 - Video and Pictures

Look.  I will always repeat myself when it comes to this.

I love CrossFit.  I am not that great at CrossFit.  I don't care.  I still love it.  I want to be better.  I will be better.

Sunday I did 13.1 and it was brutal.  I mean it beat me up.  T was ever so kind enough to come out and video it and take some pic's of the mess that was MY 13.1

Out in the side yard.  Dirt, pine straw, a nice breeze blowing in the mid 60's...That was my BOX.  This was where I would go all out for 17 minutes.

My 13.1

Bad form and all.

40 Burpees
30 Snatches at 75 lbs
30 Burpees

100 Total Rep's - Time left 2:50 - I can not Snatch the next weight

I was tired.  I loved it though. The burpees got me, my Snatch form sucked balls but I went all out and did what I could do.  If I could have Snatched the next weight requirement I would have tried that too.  I cant even get the next weight above my shoulders.

13.1 in the books.

I can take the critique's and the laughter at the video.  Hope you laugh with me.  I wasn't laughing during the 13.1 but I was laughing at myself when watching the video.

Here are some photos to enjoy as well.


Oh shit, I'm really doing this

A mat is softer than this

6 inches is no joke after 40 of these


Oh boy. Snatches

Little more

Lock it out

I know if I stare at this long enough it will get up over my head

See. All I needed was an ugly face

Scene of the Crime.
Crime was an Ugly 13.1

Damn Right.


CrossFit !

So here it is. Proof of the 13.1

It was UGLY. 

But so was Julia Roberts until she met Richard Gere in Pretty Woman.
(Yes I just compared myself to a Hooker)

Kiss The Baby



Friday, March 8, 2013

THIS is the 13.1 CrossFit Games Open 2013

Over 100, 000 people signed up for THIS!

Way more than anyone can count know what THIS is!

Being that I am a CrossFit nerd, I feel I need to inform some of you that don't know what THIS is?

THIS  is the


is the


is the

For those of you that have no clue...CrossFit is Forging Elite Fitness. CrossFit is THE BEST way to get a mental, physical workout. Called a WOD. (WorkOut of the Day)  No other form of fitness stands up to CrossFit. Taking Weightlifting, Gymnastics, Monostructure (cardio) and bringing them all together.

The 2013 CrossFit Games bring the best out of you. Anyone that signs up for the Games knows that after they are finished with a WOD, they would have left it all out on that mat.

The Open is where the Games begin, but not where the Games start.  The Games for some begin as soon as they finish a knockout Round.  For some athletes as soon as they find out they are not advancing they are back in the box (CrossFit Gym) training.

I have been asked "What is 13.1?"  Well the 13 is for 2013 and the .1 is for the first WOD.  The next will be 13.2 and so on until 13.5, then its time for some to move on and time for others to stay focused on what they want to accomplish.

So lets not waste anymore time.

Here are two videos about the 13.1 from one bad ass woman

Julie Foucher

The first is the Movements Standards. Breaking down the 13.1 and explaining to you exactly what will and will not work.

 ( I have watched this thing countless times and I still cant get my damn Snatch right)

The next is the actual 13.1 WOD
Julie is knocking this thing out!

All I could say after watching her do the 13.1


I hope this explains it all for you.

Kiss The Baby



Thursday, March 7, 2013


I'm trying to stay positive.

I really am.

Its harder than expected.

I want to quit and walk out.

I want to say F -You to the ones that Screwed Me in the First Place.

I'm not asking for a pity party.  This is a honest case of getting screwed over by the people you have given time and sweat to.  The people who I have put above so many family functions, so many kids events, so many late nights, early mornings, long hours.

After so many years of being a team player to get shafted.

I'm pissed.  I'm angry.

I'm not even hurt.  F being hurt.

I try to stay positive so T doesn't get pissed at me.  I try to stay upbeat so the kids don't notice how stressed I am.

I have looked.  I have been looking.

Resume was done.

Resume was done again.

Then a friend hooked me up and a Resume was done again.

I'm ready to bolt.  I'm ready to get out of here.  I wish I could just up and leave and move my family and start over again.  Running away. Sure whatever you want to call it.  I hate it here.  I hate myself when I'm here.  I hate everything when I'm here.

Luck.  I could use some.  A break, I will take it.

I'm not trying to be selfish and better my life just for me.  I'm really the last person I'm thinking of in all of this.  I want to be in a better place for T and for the kids.  I know that if I am in a better place, I wont have to worry about the negative feelings.  In my life the only problems, stress, worries I have is from here.  T and the kids deserve better.  They are the ones that deal with me.

How can I have the ability to motivate people on a daily basis but yet I cant pump myself up?  Why can I tell people how awesome they are, yet I cant even believe that about myself?

I'm sick.  I'm so sick about this shit that it really angers me.

I'm tired of stressing.


Kiss The Baby




Monday, March 4, 2013

Garage Box and Homemade CrossFit Equipment

So I got the 10 foot posts into the ground 2 feet and then poured the cement.  I now have a pull up bar outside and supported by some heavy duty bolts.  Now I can get my ass outside and work on some of the things that I need to work on. 

I quickly figured out that if I wanted to get more PR's I was going to have to find a way to get some squats going and since my cleaning the bar technique isn't that great I needed to find a way to get that bar on the post.

Added extra long and thick hex bolts at an angle and deep enough to hold the bar.  Now I'm not up to the super heavy weights yet so the two bolts are holding the bar fine.....FOR NOW..

Homemade pull up bar with squats rack pins

My dumbass even made sure they were level.

Gas Pipe used for a Pull up bar

Custom Nano's along with pasty white hairy legs.

Bumper Plates

Kettleball and Homemade Box
Along with notebook

I dont care what the neighbors think.

Maybe they need to get out here and WOD with me instead of just staring at me.

Sleet, Flurries, Rain or Shine...

My ass is Wod'ing at anytime.

Anyone can CrossFit!

Kiss The Baby



Behind The Mask...The Man In Black

I'm sure T isn't the only woman who loves her some Channing Tatum.

I bet T isn't the only woman that had no desire to watch the movie GI Joe - The Rise Of Cobra.

But, I did some searching Friday night and found out that this movie was going to be on Saturday night.  Perfect timing for us to sit and watch it.  I love GI Joe.  Always have. I told T this so I talked her into watching the movie with me. How I did this?  Told her it had Channing Tatum in it.


During the movie, I explain to her how Snake Eyes is my favorite character.  The silent Ninja dressed in black.

Snake Eyes is a bad ass.

Well in the movie they go back in time and give the history of how he came to be who he is.  They showed this little boy 

The young boy who grew up to be the Ninja dressed in black....Snake Eyes.

Well, it wasn't really T's kind of movie.  Her favorite character OF COURSE was DUKE played by Channing Tatum.  Surprise.

But as the movie ended, she did have a question.  Her only question. 

"What does Snake Eyes look like?"

That is all she wanted to know.  "He was a cute little boy, I want to know what he looks like"

Yeah!  After a kick ass action movie she doesn't want to know about the new GI Joe movie, she doesn't want to know about any of the other characters.....

Just "What does Snake Eyes look like?"

Kiss The Baby


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