It’s a Girl!

It's a Girl!

So excited to announce that my wife and I are expecting a baby girl! We had a great time with our reveal party. Everyone took a bite into pink filled cupcakes all at once. Was a lot of fun.

I See You!

What a great day it was to get to watch my baby move around. Technology is great. The fact that I can see my little one moving its arms, yawning, even watching as it hiccups and its only 13 weeks old. At just 5.8cm it’s still too small to tell the sex. We are anxious to find out so we can do some better planning. We have the full 25 mins of our first sono on DVD. A keepsake for sure. Above is a pic of baby kicked back with feet propped up, just chillin.

Exciting news!!


My family is growing by one more!!! I’m excited beyond belief. Estimated due date of January 7th. Putting us at 7 weeks right now. Stay tuned for more updates as we can share!

Someone asked me yesterday, why do you do Relay For Life? Why do you need an event? Why can’t people just donate more of the money, not spend money for the event. Well, Relay For Life is a way to celebrate. A way for those that have lost a loved one to honor, remember, and have a sense of closure. Relay for Life is a way for a cancer survivor to celebrate their victory, to show those that are just beginning their journey that they can overcome, that cancer does not have to be a death sentence. Some of you may be tired of my post, You may be excited that the event is coming up and that I will stop talking about it. But cancer doesn’t take a break. A cancer patient can’t take a day off from cancer. So, I won’t apologize for the frequency of my relay post. My desire to do more, to provide people with a way Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.

No Shave November…

Well, I did it. I managed to go the entire month without shaving. Not even trimming or manscaping. This is the first that I can remember letting it go this far. It wasn’t fun thats for sure. I did learn some things along the way. A lot of people would tell me things like “If you don’t like it, just shave” or “No one would care if you quit”. But the thing was, I had made a commitment. I made a promise on November 1st that I was going to do this. That I would stick it out regardless of how much it itched, or looked shaggy. This promise wasn’t to anyone in particular. No one was going to be mad at me if I shaved. No one except for me that is. If I couldn’t hold a promise to myself how could I make one to anyone else. I really really don’t like facial hair. I in no way enjoyed the month. There were times I wanted to run up stairs and give in to the razor. Going to work and talking to strangers with this unkempt appearance, Going to church every week looking like I slept under a bridge, Sitting at the Thanksgiving dinner table feeling like a pilgrim, it all sucked. But today, Dec. 1st, I sit here smooth faced and proud. I know its not that big of a deal, “all you did was not shave for a month”, but I did it for myself. The way my life has been going the last several years, unpredictable and out of my control. It was nice to be able to set a goal, be in control of that goal, and see it through to completion. Will I do it again next year.. Probably not. :O) I will finish this post with a top ten…

The top ten things I’ve learned from No Shave November…

10. Beards… Their gross

9. Beards… They itch

8. Beards… People say they like “yours”, which is a little creepy

7. Beards… They don’t actually keep your face any warmer

6. Beards… They make it difficult to lay your face on a pillow

5. Beards… They don’t make you feel more “manly”

4. Beards… They take commitment and determination to grow

3. Beards… No two are the same

2.Beards… I can grow one

And the number one thing I learned,

1. Beards… I don’t like ’em.

Ho Hum

You ever have those days where you just want to exist. Not feel the need to talk to anyone. Just show up, do what your suppose to do, and be left alone?

I need to get back to blogging. I would like to keep a running log of whats going on in my life.

The biggest thing I really having going on right now is getting geared up for another Relay For Life. I am on the committee this year. Managing the website and sending emails to hundreds of people. I’m excited to be so involved this year. I hope to contribute to a great Relay.

If you would like to donate to my fundraising efforts, you can visit my page at http://tinyurl.com/Tims2012Relay