Archive for ‘Heather’

December 2, 2013

30/40 Birthday


Heather and I recently celebrated our 30/40 Birthday’s with family and friends and had a great time.  We celebrated it at our new home, had Fajita’s spread along with all the fixings and plenty to be thankful for.


July 23, 2013


I have feelings.

All kinds of different feelings that go through my mind and heart everyday, just like you. My feelings for today have been how much I wish I could spend more time with my wife and daughter. Wishing that I could call in a sick day and spend it with them-all day long! Not that I wanted to go anywhere special or do much of anything except just BE there and listen and smile and laugh and enjoy moments. I feel like life is going too fast at times. I feel like my daughter’s 1 year birthday last weekend came so fast in this past year.

I feel like time is going fast and slow at times. I don’t feel like I’m not spending the time with my family of doing what I love to do, just that irregardless I feel like time is slipping away. I know time is one of the most precious gifts we get daily and don’t take advantage of. My motto: Carpe Diem holds true this day. Seize the day. What would I do? Where would I go? My only thought that lingers is being with my family. Seeing their pretty happy faces. My girls. I love them so.

What do you feel?

September 11, 2012

1 Year Anniversary

No words can explain how fulfilled and happy I am in my life right now.  It’s taken quite a few years for me to get here, but I have finally made it.  This is the high point of my life in the classic adage of ‘Peaks and Valleys’ as they say.

My Wife Heather and I celebrated 1 year yesterday and I can’t help but think how fortunate I am to have found her in a time of my life that I was really in a not so good place.  She has been the best woman ever and in so many ways. I can’t help but continue to sing her praises day after day.  My heart is overjoyed!!

She has now given me a beautiful daughter Sophie, that has made me a home body and I love every minute of it. That time I spend with this beautiful child of God and her has completed me truly.  No where else on God’s green earth except with them is where I want to be.

When scripture says a Godly woman, he was definitely talking about Heather in the annals of time. 

When you think on life and how many years you have lived, know that for me and in my experience, it keeps getting better and I look forward to the future with MUCH HOPE!

So thanks be to God for this wonderful life that I am enjoying with my lovely wife Heather that makes my heart smile and overflow with joy!

November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Heather and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my in-laws and Heather Hinzie.  We enjoyed a full day of Turkey and Football.  Heather and her mom cooked a fabulous meal including mashed potatoes, stuffing(Karen’s recipe that was delish!!) and the family recipe of green bean casserole.  There were some great appetizers to start as well as a new pumpkin pie recipe and chocolate pie to boot!

Her parents stayed until sunday and we enjoyed the entire time they spent with us.  We went to the Renaissance Festival on Sunday and got to see the funniness that it is. It was their first time to one, heather and I went last year and enjoyed it again.  This was the last weekend for the Ren Fest as they call it until next year. The weather was cold and windy and it’s welcomed as we have enjoyed a looong summer of heat.

Unfortunately I’m back at work writing this and it’s all another wonderful memory of good times with family.  This was Heather and mine first Thanksgiving married and it was wonderful.  Looking forward to many more wonderful memories together!!

I pray your holiday was special and blessed with family and love.

September 23, 2011

My Wedding 9-10-11

So my brother Barek, my almost brother-in-law Grant, and myself stayed at my great friend Tony’s house on Friday night and woke up Saturday September 10th, the day of my wedding there.  We ate a hearty breakfast that was prepared by Tony himself.  Then I worked out a bit at Tony’s house to be freshly prepared for the days festivities.  We then went to Niko Niko’s for lunch(in case you have never eaten there, it’s a delicious Greek cuisine restaurant) and we all ate the Gyro plate–YUM!!  My dad and Kevin(Karen’s husband) met us there, along with all my groomsmen.  We had a great time eating and chatting about life and the wedding that was impending.

We then went back to Tony’s house and I took a little nap whilst watching the college football game.  Very relaxing.  We then got up and got ready and put our Tuxedo’s on and drove off to the Church to be there at 4:30pm.

Once we got there, we went to the Bell Choir room and set up in there.  Low-carb monster drinks were there along with fig newtons to snack on.  Kevin, my brother arrived along with cute little Jacob(my nephew-who was also the ring bearer) and then we went to take pictures outside where it was a paltry 95 degrees!!

Heather and I exchanged gifts outside her dressing room without looking at each other. It was real neat.  I got her a beautiful necklace and earrings from Swarovski that we had picked out months before and she got me a steel necklace that is real cool!

I walked in at the appropriate time after both our mothers lit the unity candles and waited for my bride to come down the aisle.  When she did, my heart fluttered and my eyes began to well up with tears of joy and happiness.  I was so excited that this day had finally come and that I am able to marry the TRUE love of my life, Heather Allison!

We exchanged personal vows with each other, that no one really heard, because we didn’t want to mic up and they were very special and we both went back and forth tearing up, it was joyous.

We said our ‘I Wills’ and kissed and walked down the glorious aisle of marriage where 9 months previous I had proposed to her.  We took pictures with family afterwards and then headed to the country club to join in the celebration of our marriage.

Chicken dinner was fabulous and the drinks were flowing.  We had everyone there that we wanted to be there, aunts, uncles, parents, siblings and wonderful friends–exactly how we wanted it.  No drama happened that whole night, just a lot of dancing and more tears of joy and smiles everywhere.

We left late that night to an air of sparklers that lit the walkway to our limousine ride that sent us off to our hotel for the night.

Love is grand and so is my new, beautiful wife.  The Real love of my life.

Thank you Lord for giving me someone so special that is a gift of your grace to me.

August 31, 2011

Our Honeymoon

So we were going to Turks&Caicos island in the Caribbean for our honeymoon, but nooo, a little Hurricane named Irene flew over the poor island and rocked it out along with half of the Caribbean and the Eastern Seaboard of the USA.

Fortunately, we had insurance for the all-inclusive vacay and have rebooked our trip for Jamaica now. Praying that no more lovely Hurricanes come into the gulf the rest of this season Lord willing.

July 11, 2011

Less than 2 months and counting

Until my wedding day. I’m so very excited!!  For too many reasons I am excited. For too many reasons I should be excited.

God has given me a wonderful woman who is more than I deserve I think.  To have a second chance at love, doesn’t happen too often I think also.  As for me it has and I’m grateful.

I am very happy that I have someone who has continuously exceeded my expectations is joyous to say the least!

O God how you have blessed me. Thank you!

April 4, 2011

people change & life goes on

Funny how people change, including yourself. I had dinner with some folks that I used to hang out with awhile ago, while I was single. Now that I’m engaged and have moved on from my ‘single life’, there is a difference in where I am and where they are. I think it’s funny that how I have moved on, they seem to be in the same place.

I’m thankful that I’m in the place I am spiritually and mentally. I’m glad my ‘single’ days are over and I’m so ready to get my ‘married life’ into full swing.

Thank God for His help in getting me where I am today!

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December 27, 2010

My Engagement to Heather

I finally asked the question “Will you marry me Heather?” and then there was a long pause with lots of crying, whilst I was on my knees I asked her “Your supposed to say YES…” and she said “OH Yeah, of course YES, YES!”  I then stood up after all that and we hugged for a long time as we both shed tears of joy.

The date came on Christmas Eve 2010 following the 5:30 service.  Godfrey, our Pastor, had said “Let your light shine in the darkness and I felt like that was my affirmation from God saying to me – do it and I did.  As many times as I have heard that statement at Church before, this time it hit me as if God was saying “make this formal and propose now”  It was definitely a God moment for me too.

I am very happy that my life is going forward and that I have been blessed with love again.  This time I hope, pray & believe that this beautiful individual in the form of Heather Allison, is my true love and wife to be.

As much as I have learned from my first marriage and don’t regret the experience from it, I am pleased to know that she wasn’t my true love and that Heather really is!  I’m so happy about that!!

God makes all things work out for the good, for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose – Hebrews 8:28 (Sam paraphrasing)

August 9, 2010


I have been dating this wonderful woman for a little while now.  Her name is Heather.

She has been a real blessing to me and I am grateful that we have found each other.  She’s a great friend and companion.  A real great person to chat and hang out with.  Her inner beauty radiates when you speak with her and she can brighten up any room when she smiles.  Her inner beauty makes her external beauty that much more!  To add to all of this already, she is very intelligent.  She has an old soul and is wise way beyond her years.  We can talk about anything under the sun and most importantly is that she is a Christian and has the same beliefs that I do, which is a must!   She also likes to work out and go to the movies, which of course I just love too! 🙂

I am very thankful to have found this young lady and believe and hope that God has given me a second chance at love…