Sunday, June 19, 2011

Spoiled on Father's Day

My wife is very good to me. I found this used gun (Kahr P9, 9mm) at Cabela's at a great price. Made a phone call and asked if I could put it on lay-away and, of course, Brooke said it would be OK. I saved money from my computer work to pay it off and asked if I could pay off the last little bit as my Father's Day present. Again, Brooke said "yes", so I got my Father's Day present about two weeks early this year.

I am very thankful for a wife that loves me and let's me have my "toys". I was expecting nothing else for Father's Day, so I didn't quite know what to do when Brooke came home this week, got three pieces of paper from my office and said, "I'm going into Amanda's room, so don't bother us for a little bit." I kinda figured it must be a Father's Day thing since that is not a normal conversation for us, so I thought maybe Amanda was making a card or something.

A little while later, Brooke and Amanda came out and told me meet them in the living room. Well, I right, they had made a card. With great ceremony, I was given this first card (picture of front and inside of card below):

Having lost weight recently, I could use some new clothes. "Very nice" I thought.

And then I was handed a second card:

Again, very nice. Date night with Brooke at a concert (probably wearing my new clothes!)

But they were not finished. I got yet another card.

No way!!! Are you kidding?!?! A month ago Amanda and I were at a gun show and met Daryl Parker from Top Shot, Season 2 (see Amanda's picture below) and I registered to win a 2-hour free shooting lesson. I did not win, but I did get signed up for his email list. I forwarded one of his emails to Brooke to show her info about the range Daryl will soon be opening. Well, she did more than check it out...she bought me a gift certificate for a 2-hour private shooting lesson. I got my gift certificate in the mail this week and now just have to call to schedule my lesson. How awesome is that...not only a two hour shooting lesson, but from a competitor on Top Shot. I am totally spoiled and LOVED by my family.

Amanda with Daryl Parker from Top Shot, Season 2, at the Frisco Gun Show in May of this year

12 of 12 June 2011

12 of 12 Basic Idea - 12 pictures from your life on the 12th of every month. This month, the 12th was on a Sunday.

#1 - 6:32am - Up before the rest of my family, updating my Facebook page for the special occasion - our 18th wedding anniversary.

#2 - 6:35am - Starting my day off in the Word. I call Sully "Bible Dog" because he always sits in my lap while I read my Bible.

#3 - 7:34am - 30 Day Shred, Level 2.

#4 - 11:53am - We wanted a picture with the pastor who married us to celebrate our anniversary.

#5 - 11:55am - The rice boy for our wedding...all grown up! (Jason handed out the rice bags for our wedding)

#6 - 12:02pm - It was a day for taking pictures with those who were with us when we got married 18 years ago.

#7 - 12:34pm - Amanda Kay took our picture at Chili's after church.

#8 - 1:18pm - So Amanda says, Let me see the pictures you have so far for today, which really means, Let me have the camera so I can take a picture of myself! We love our Amanda Kay.

#9 - 3:59pm - At Stephanie's graduation party. Pastor Matt smoked some good BBQ!

#10 - 4:21pm - Hanging out with friends at Stephanie's graduation party.

#11 - 7:27pm - Pastor David leading his part at Arlington's gathering for the National Day of Prayer.

#12 - 10:23pm - Me and my love. End of the day celebrating 18 years of marriage.

12 of 12 May 2011

12 of 12 Basic Idea - 12 pictures from your life on the 12th of every month. This month, the 12th was on a Thursday.

#1 - 07:23am - Amanda just loves to rise early in the morning for school...NOT!

#2 - 07:24am - Enjoyed listening to each morning while it was on the air.

#3 - 7:27am - Mail from the day before. My nephew, David, graduated this year.

#4 - 7:33am - Apples, bananas and strawberries (looks like we were out of grapes)

#5 - 9:24am - Met with my friend Ryan. I'm not sure which one of looks like a bigger dork!

#6 - 9:26am - Brooke stopped by the office this morning and joined in the meeting around the staff coffee pot.

#7 - 10:38am - BOO! A/C compressor AND fan motor went out. But don't boo Joe, the A/C guy. We like him.

#8 - 2:17pm - Helping P. Phil take some stuff up to the attic.

#9 - 6:15pm - Friends and family celebrated Meagan's birthday before the Hennings headed back to Nicaragua.

#10 - 8:30pm - Quick run to Quick Trip for a quick Diet Coke for the night.

#11 - 8:32pm - And OF COURSE I take the puppies with me for a QT run. They love to ride in the car. They are such adventure dogs.

#12 - 9:11pm - Doing a little studying.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

12 of 12 April 2011

12 of 12 Basic Idea - 12 pictures from your life on the 12th of every month. This month, the 12th was on a Tuesday.

#1 - 6:31am - Doing Level 1 of the 30 Day Shred.

#2 - 06:33am - Still more 30 Day Shred

#3 - 7:33am - My new breakfast menu...FRUIT!

#4 - 1:31pm - Got to have lunch with my friend Steve and then check out his new church building.

#5 - 2:00pm - Marinell dropping off groceries for the food pantry. She is proudly showing off her car keys...which she thought she had locked in the car!

#6 - 4:34pm - We have staff prayer each Tuesday afternoon. I told the guys we needed a picture for my 12 of 12. This is them staging prayer. Yes, Pastor Matt is crossing himself!

#7 - 6:12pm - Tuesday night is $1 kid menu and Amanda loves Red Robin spaghetti.

#8 - 6:22pm - Can't remember why, but obviously we went to Academy that night.

#9 - 8:57pm - We fold up this blanket and lay it in the corner of the fireplace. Sully now thinks he has a new place to sleep.

#10 - 8:59pm - More Tech Savvy hard at work

#11 - 10:18pm - Tracking my Weight Watcher points for the day.

#12 - 11:21pm - A little quality Daddy/Sully time.

12 of 12 March 2011

12 of 12 Basic Idea - 12 pictures from your life on the 12th of every month. This month, the 12th was on a Saturday.

#1 - 12:11pm - Men's breakfast this morning...paid via PayPal!

#2 - 1:14pm - Amanda Kay laying out in the back yard with the puppies keeping her company.

#3 - 2:30pm - Nice weather to sit out on the back porch, drink a Diet Coke and read the Word.

#4 - 3:00pm - Brooke enjoying the beautiful weather while keeping up with the Facebook world.

#5 - 5:25pm - I had been craving this powder Ranch Dressing oyster crackers we used to fix when I was at home in high school. Just like I remembered...they give you some NASTY breath (but they sure taste good)!

#6 - 5:41pm - It's Saturday. What else is one supposed to besides grill for dinner?

#7 - 5:49pm - Saturday night at the Hurt household means hamburgers!

#8 - 7:41pm - Boo just chillin' with me.

#9 - 7:59pm - Amanda Kay learning how to sew on a button.

#10 - 7:59pm - I don't know what happened, but all of the sudden my dumb eyes got old. I had to put on these silly glasses to thread the needle.

#11 - 8:00pm - Teaching Amanda how to sew on a button.

#12 - 6:40pm - More Tech Savvy hard at work.