Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Anniversary, My Dear

Hey there. Today marks our 6th year anniversary! Not to be confused with our marriage anniversary. That's coming in July. lol 6 years ago, I asked the woman of my dreams to be mine. She is my angel. She not only took me in as her significant other, but took on 2 little ones as well. In an instant, my 19 year old girlfriend had a family of 4. That's a lot to handle for any young woman, yet, there she stood, by my side, ready to take on the challenges of motherhood and family life. It hasn't always been easy, we've had our rough patches like anyone else would, but we got through them and it's made our relationship just that much more stronger. So here's to you, my better half, the love of my life, and my best friend. I love you.

A Path of Love

Through thick and thin
We've walked a path
That together we have blazed

Though fire and ice
Have littered our way
We continued, hand on hand

With love and passion
We carried on
Through our trials and tribulations

As demons come
we've marched on
And slain them with conviction

As angles fly
We've been blessed
With our own kin to carry on

The unknown path
We'll follow thruogh
Together side by side

What crosses our way
We'll not yet know
But together we stand strong

Our path is young
We have yet to see
What the future has in store for us

Let's walk together
My love, my life
And continue our walk to bliss.

Let the Spirit of Christmas Ring with 60 Christmas Carols For Kids

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Madacy Entertainment. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hey there friends. You guys want to know a secret? I love Christmas carols! As I'm walking down the isles of a store or walking through the mall, it's not uncommon to have music resonating. Now that Christmas is near, that music is more often than not Christmas music. I'll sing quietly to myself, or sing loudly to make the kids smile. They only know a few of the songs so when I'm singing a song they are not familiar with, they give me this look that says, "Dad, you're crazy." lol Well, I'm looking to get the kids familiarized with the Christmas carols and what better way to get that done than with the album, "60 Christmas Carols For Kids" by Countdown Kids.

Spanning across 3 discs, you'll get Christmas favorites like Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells, and Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer as well as old time favorites like O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Angels From The Realms Of Glory, I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In. It's a great collection to introduce the young and old to great Christmas carols and considering that retailers are offering "Black Friday" sales, you can pick up your digital download of this album for a mere $3.69 as opposed to $9.49. That's approx. $.06 a song!

Act today and score your copy of 60 Christmas Carols For Kids for less than $4. Later!

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Motivational Sunday - Priorities

Hey there.  Once upon a time, I was a hard core gamer.  I'd skip school (middle school and high school) to stay home and play games all day long.  I remember this one particular time when Megaman X first came out for the SNES.  I bought it, stayed home from school that day, and passed the game...  All in one sitting.  lol  It's pretty obvious that I didn't have my priorities straight then.  That's why I decided to use the below poster for "priorities", complete with a SNES!  lol  Later!  

Friday, November 27, 2009

An IZEA and Jones Soda Thanksgiving

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Jones Soda. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hey there friends. A week or so ago, I was privileged enough to receive a little green box with a IZEA written all over it. I was excited. It is my first,of what I hope is many, freebie gift packs from SocialSpark and IZEA. I open the contents and am glad to see that I have been a cool turkey hat and a bottle of Tofurky and Gravy Jones Soda . The soda intrigued me so. I've never heard of Tofurky and gravy flavored soda and I was even more impressed to read the label and find out that the whole bottle of soda contained 0 calories. That's pretty healthy for a soda. I cracked it open and gave it a sip.

I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised.  There have been some great flavor combination in the history of mankind.  Peatnut butter and Jelly, mashed potatoes and gravy, and turkey and gravy to name a few great ones, but not many people like gravy all over their turkey, I do, so I was pretty stoked to taste the flavoring in soda form.  Too bad that some of my vegetarian friends have not experienced such a flavorful combo.  This is another reason why Jones Soda is so great.  It is 100% vegan! 

I have a friend that is vegan and has yet to experience the gravy and turkey experience.  I plan on sending him the extra IZEA package that I received.  Did I not mention it?  I RECEIVED A SECOND BOX!!!  I'm not exactly sure how that happened but the very next day, after I received my IZEA package, I received a second one with the same contents.  I plan on sending him that second box so that he can taste for himself the Jones Soda experience and have a nice keepsake from IZEA, the people that made it all happen.

Check out all of the flavors and deals besides the Tofurky and Gravy Jones Soda that Jones Soda Company has to offer. If you act quickly, you may still have a chance to purchase Tofurky and Gravy Jones Soda gift pack which will include an original and collectible tin lunch box.  Check it out, my vegan friends.  Later!

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Hey there. Happy thanksgiving, friends! I wish you guys nothing but the best and I hope you all have a great time tonight. Nothing beats a good time with friends and family. Especially on a day where we give thanks for all that we have. Later!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My Wife's Mission and a Pair of Easy Tone Shoes

Hey there.  As many of you know, we've recently welcomed a little one to our family.  We're thrilled and happy that he's blessed our lives.  Now, my wife is dealing with the aftermath of pregnancy.  My wife gained approx. 50 lbs during her pregnancy.  She takes good care of herself and she watches what she eats, but I strongly believe that during pregnancy, her body holds on to extra weight despite her efforts to keep it minimal.  Last week, we went to visit Dr. Bohn and she finally gave my wife the thumbs up to exercise.  My wife wasted no time and she's been walking/running close to 5 miles every other day.  Last night, I bought her a pair of the new Reebok Easy Tone shoes.  She's mentioned them to me before and considering that she's a semi health nut, she would love a pair.  I was planning on getting them for our anniversary (Nov. 30th for those of you who forgot!) but I gave them to her early so that she can use them during her workouts.

Now, these shoes are little odd to me, since they claim to work our your buns, thighs, and calves simply by walking in them.  Make no mistake about it, you need balance to walk in these shoes.  I tried them on, for the sake of curiosity, and I felt as if I was tilting to one side while walking.  My wife has had them on all day and she feels that it is definitely doing something to her lower half of her body.  She's hoping that they'll help to reshape her body to what it was before we had our little one in the oven. 

I need to start getting in shape too.  I've put on a few pounds with our pregnancy and I think I'm getting a little flabby around the waist.  The best way to support my wife would be to join her in her activities.  Well, at least I'd like to think so.  If any of you guys have heard or have any experiences with these shoes, let me know what you think.  It's still our first day using them and my wife feels something but you know how things are...  is it because she wants to feel something or is she feeling something because they're actually working.  I'd like to think that they're working.  When we met up for lunch, she said that her butt hurt like hell.  lol  Let me know friends.  Later!