Baseball season has arrived!!!

This is me trying to contain my happiness. This is also me trying not to push this great game on my seven year old. Most days of my life I talk about, watch or play baseball with Cooper. So far he seems excited about it. Do I wish we played more? Sure but I will take a few hours a weeks.

We had to make the annual trip to Dicks Sporting good for a few supplies. Our needs were a helmet, cleats and pants. Of course being a kindergartner he wanted Under Armour gear, since he’s cool and all. What ever gets him excited to play ball I suppose.

This year we are moving up to the big leauge. The pitching machine leauge. He’s ready to mash baseballs. However I’m not sure he’s ready to catch them. Our first team practice will be tomorrow. It will be held at an indoor facility since Indiana weather in March typically sucks.

I hope he gets the fact that he will have to step his game up this year. I hope baseball teaches him that if you want to be good at anything in life you need to practice. I hope baseball teaches him how to be ready and how to be patient. More then anything I hope he loves baseball with me and not because of me. Happy baseball season everyone!

7th Birthday Party…

First off I take ZERO CREDIT. My more than amazing Wife did a phenomenal job on this. Really all I did was shoot kids with nerf guns, but hey that’s something!

Here’s the rundown. We took Coop and 4 buddies to Combat Ops Arena in Fort Wayne. They have a nerf gun arena set up and it’s seriously amazing. My Wife took take of the eats. Chick-fil-A for lunch with some Crimson House cake pops. Yep it was a perfect set up.

There was some smack talk between the Boys and Dads before the battle broke out. Needless to say chaos happened. Luckily I came prepared, I had my GoPro strapped to my head.

You will get to see the battle from my point of view. That includes but not limited to myself nearly taking out a wall and ripping the inseam completely out of my pants.

I know for a fact that everyone had a phenomenal time…because they told me several times! Anyway, I’m sure all you can do it think about the GoPro footage. So here ya go, enjoy!

7 years old, just like that.

Just like that we have a 7 year old. It’s insane. He seems so grown up. He has his own group of friends. He reads. He enjoys numbers. He’s a little man. It’s absolutely wild.

My favorite thing in the world is to watch him interact with friends. He seems to be one of the popular kids. I wasn’t that’s why I have this failing blog. When I go to school to eat lunch with him kids are always trying to get his attention. They want to hang out with him…it’s cool to see.

They say your kids teaches you more then you teach them. It’s true, and if you don’t think it is you need to wake up because your asleep at the wheel.

This weekend is his actual party. If your interested in pure fun you should check back next week. If all goes well there will be a pretty epic YouTube video. Enjoy your weekend!

It’s always baseball season

Cooper had his first ever Baseball camp. If you know me, you know baseball is a big deal to me. So I was super pumped, Coop was very meh about it. The camp was in Fort Wayne and was basically a camp attended by kids who play at least 9 months a year. Coop happens to not be one of those kids.

We noticed really quickly that this was a serious camp. These kids are the kids that choose baseball over all those summer activities. Coop, well he enjoys being a kid. He enjoys swimming, nerf gun wars and any basic shenanigans. As much as I wish he was the kid that just wants to play ball 24 hours a day I am not going to be the Dad that takes his childhood away.

Weekends going to AAU tournaments aren’t for us. Water parks, zoo’s and LEGO cities are more our style. Now that’s not to say that I won’t trick him into playing ball with me daily. He will still play in the front yard with the neighborhood kids and we as a family will still take in several yearly ball games. I’m fairly certain that he loves these baseball activities.

I hope he grows up loving the game. I can tell you one thing tho, if he ever chooses not to play I may walk around the corner and cry. But as long as when I’m an old crippled up Great Grandpa he still takes me to games I’ll consider that a win. Until then pitching wiffle balls and engaging in nerf gun wars will have to get me through.

Social 6 year old

My baby boy is six years old. He has his own friends and his own way of thinking. He has his own personality and he knows exactly what and how he wants to express the words that come out of his mouth.

Cooper’s pal from school had a birthday party today. It was just Cooper and I who attended. I had the privilege of sitting back and watching him interact with no distractions. Incase your wondering I had no cell reception while in the building, so I truly had no distractions.

Here is what I saw. Cooper is beyond helpful, this we knew. He helped another kid get pizza and drinks. He helped a smaller child up on a bigger ride. He’s social, he made a point to talk with every kid, even the kid that was sitting by himself. He’s funny, he made every kid laugh. I could see it on his face he was trying to make kids giggle. He’s polite he cleaned up some of the table by where he was sitting without being asked to. He’s fun, every kid seemed to want to play with him. He’s respectful, he said thank you every single time he needed to.

Seeing all of this made me proud. Not that I wasn’t proud of him already. I just never really sit back and appreciate how good of a kid he really is. I bet if you really sit back and watch your kids you will think the exact same thing! All of that being said he is still the goofiest dude I know!

GoPro 365 day photo challenge

Greetings and salutations…

So January 1st 2018 I decided to start a journey. A journey like no other. That’s a lie since I have completed a 365 journey before. That’s not really the point tho. The point is I want to take a photo everyday for a year with my GoPro Hero 6, with hopes that GoPro would sponsor me or at least give me a free shirt. Ehh that’s also kind of a fib. I just want to recapture my love of photography. Since I’m super goal orientated I thought this is a sure way to fall in love again, with photography.

So right now your thinking, how and where can I see these images?? Well if you have Instagram your in luck! You could follow me at


Or search the hashtag


Either way it’s gonna be fun, sometimes. Also if you know how to get ahold of GoPro go ahead and tell them to send me a free shirt….

Bitcoin for Future use?

Bitcoin, you have heard of it. You think “Should I get in? Should I stay away? Should I try to make a quick buck? Should I save for retirement?” These are all questions I have. I have no answers but I have some opinions.

Maybe you should just take a bit of time to read into it. Throw a amount of money that you can afford to lose at whatever “coin” you want and hope. Hope that your $100 gamble will be enough to send your kids to college. Maybe buy a home, or maybe your just throwing it out the window. What ever you do don’t let it consume you. The time you spend checking on your investment would be better spent playing Legos, watching the Sandlot or getting shot in the head with your Sons Nerf gun. Just don’t get greedy and lose track of whats important.

Its a crazy ride, but maybe you could get lucky and hit it big! If you do happen to get rich because you read this tiny boring blog please feel free to send me a few bitcoin, or I will still probably accept the U.S. dollar.

Dog Love

You get them when they are a cute little puppy. You raise them until they are huge, hyper pooping machine. They become your children’s first best friend. They remain your most loyal pal, even tho sometimes you walk by them without petting them. Sometimes you get annoyed when all they want to do is go in and out of the house and all you want to do is catch the game one tv.

Then it happens. You come home from work and they are sick. They have a super high fever. They stoped eating. They had accidents all over the house. They seem lethargic. Then you freak out. 11 years of memories and this is how it ends? NO! Not today! You scramble, call the vet. Then you call the animal emergency room that’s 45 minutes away. As day turns to night you rush him to the emergency room with hopes of him feeling better. You get him checked in and watch the vet panic as she is told he has a 105 temp. Surely this is it right? No, they give him injections, they shave and clean his wounds. You pray. Finally you can take him home.

That night you barley sleep. You tear up when Co workers ask you “how’s it going”. You get home. He’s still alive, he’s stronger. You have hope. He’s gets meds and sleeps and you lay in a bed next to him. Why? Because he has laid next to you every time you have been sick for the last 11 years and because you love him. If you are a dog person then you may be crying. If your not a dog person then your more than likely rolling your eyes. Either way I love my dog, and if you have a four legged friend I bet you love them as well.

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