2014 Football Season

2014 Football Season

The 2014 football season has already came to a close and I cannot believe how fast the season went by. Cameron had a great year and absolutely loves football. Read about our past football seasons here. He enjoys every aspect of the game but tackling is his favorite....
Learning to Ride!

Learning to Ride!

This past summer Carter conquered another milestone in every child’s life. He learned to ride his bicycle without training wheels! The impressive part about this story is that he was only 3 years old at the time. I thought Cameron was an early rider at 4…...
Building Our Home – Complete

Building Our Home – Complete

First, let me say that the last 7 months or so have been so busy. With the construction on our house, work, sports, and family I have not had time to post. I am excited to say that our house is 100% complete. It took nearly 7 months but the results are well worth it....
Going 3 for 3

Going 3 for 3

The 2014 Baseball season has gotten off to a great start for Cameron and his New Hope 7u teammates. We played our first game earlier this week and won by a landslide. I like to get Cameron outside and practice with him a lot. Unfortunately, with the construction of...
Building Our Home – Part 2

Building Our Home – Part 2

Wow is all I can say about how far we have come since I last posted Building Our Home – Part 1. What looked like 2×4’s and concrete now looks like a home. We still have a lot of work to do but so far this is what we have completed since the last post:...
Playing in the Snow

Playing in the Snow

The snow hit North Georgia today around 10:30 so Whitfield County Schools dismissed early and I left work early due to bad road conditions. The small back roads that we travel to school were pretty bad so it took longer than expected to pick Cameron up from school and...
2013 Football Season Part 2

2013 Football Season Part 2

UNDEFEATED! Cameron and his teammates on the New Hope 5 & 6 White Grizzlies had a perfect season. They played 8 official games and a few of scrimmage games. These boys refused to loose! I know I am little late in posting how our season ended but it is better late...
Building Our Home – Part 1

Building Our Home – Part 1

Recently, we sold the house that we have called home for the last 9 years. Our house was a beautiful home that sat on a hill in the woods. When my wife and I bought this house in June 2004 we knew it wasn’t our “forever house”, but it was a great...
Deer Hunting With My Boys

Deer Hunting With My Boys

Deer hunting has changed drastically for me over the last few years. For the better part of 20 years of hunting, I have hunted alone. Sure, I hunted with my Dad and Grandfather a lot when I was younger and when I got older I hunted with some buddies, but the majority...
2013 Football Season

2013 Football Season

I have always loved Football. I loved to play Football as a kid, I love to watch Football on TV, and I love coaching Cameron and his teammates! In my opinion, Football is the perfect team sport. In order to be successful, all players have to work together. We will...
Taking The Boys Dove Hunting

Taking The Boys Dove Hunting

This past weekend was the opening of Georgia’s Dove season. A Dove field is a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends which provides us with lifelong memories. I can remember as a child hunting freshly cut cornfields with my Dad and later on in...
Power Wheels Fun

Power Wheels Fun

I can remember my first Power Wheels toy! It was a Blue Ford Big Foot monster truck and I loved it. I think I finally killed the toy when I attempted to wash it. For those of you who know me it probably doesn’t surprise you that I wanted a clean truck to cruise...
4th of July

4th of July

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – Thomas Jefferson. The 4th of July is one of my...
Summer Vacation

Summer Vacation

A week at the beach means a week of being outdoors with kids! We loaded up the SUV and headed down to the Splash Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida. This is our 3rd or 4th year visiting this same location because the boys really enjoy the water park theme at this...
Fathers Day 2013

Fathers Day 2013

I had a wonderful Father’s Day this year and I am blessed to have two precious boys call me Daddy! Being a Daddy is a true blessing and I am so thankful for my boys! We had a busy day planned and the first order of business was getting out of bed at 5:45 am to...
Another Baseball Season In The Books

Another Baseball Season In The Books

As a parent and a coach I hate to see a season come to a close. It never fails that each year the players really start to hit their stride when the last game is in sight. This year was no different. Cameron and several of his teammates have been playing great ball and...
Playing Ball Just Like Brother

Playing Ball Just Like Brother

Carter loves to play ball just like his big brother… Carter has the benefit of having an older brother that is active in sports. This allows him to learn about sports at an earlier age just by watching. When Cameron was his age he played with baseballs,...
Easter 2013

Easter 2013

A wet Easter Sunday did not dampen our fun! 1 Peter 1:3 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” We woke up Sunday...
Turkey Hunting with Kids

Turkey Hunting with Kids

Cameron’s First Turkey Hunting Adventure! I have made a lot of great memories turkey hunting with my buddies but the memories I made with Cameron will be hard to beat. Turkey hunting with kids was a new experience for me. Before Cameron and I left the house...
Let’s Play Ball

Let’s Play Ball

It’s Time For America’s Favorite Pastime! With Spring right around the corner it is time to start playing Baseball! This will be a very exciting season for us. For the first time ever Cameron will be one of the older kids on a team. Being one of the older...
Disney World Vacation

Disney World Vacation

Disney World is a magical place and a great vacation destination for an active family. Since my wife is an elementary school teacher and Cameron is in Kindergarten we took advantage of their winter break and took a vacation to Disney World! We left our home in North...
God Made A Farmer

God Made A Farmer

Dodge Ram Superbowl commercial “Farmer” The Ram commercial begins “And on the 8th day… God looked down on his planned paradise and said I need a care taker… So God made a Farmer“. This immediately caught my attention. I was hooked...
The Touchdown Run

The Touchdown Run

Cameron’s first touchdown run was one to remember! With Super Bowl XLVII just a few days away I couldn’t help but think about Cameron’s first touchdown in tackle football. To start this Outdoors With Kids blog post here’s a little background on...
My Definition of Gun Control

My Definition of Gun Control

To me the term “Gun Control” is the safe handling and usage of a firearm. Here are the “Gun Control” lessons that I will teach my kids: Treat every gun like it is loaded Never climb a tree stand with a loaded weapon Unload your gun before...
Hay Feeding Time

Hay Feeding Time

It’s winter time which means it is time to feed a lot of hay to our cows. The boys love going to feed hay with me. It reminds me of when I was little and riding on the tractor with my Dad. I remember the cold days of sitting on his lap and making trips from the...
The Nature Of A Farm

The Nature Of A Farm

Nature will take it’s course no matter what… Back in late summer one of the boys goats, Ellie May, gave birth to twins. Ellie May is a very friendly goat and her babies were beautiful. One was Gray and had a black mask around his eyes and the other was...
When Dad is on Baby Sitting Duty

When Dad is on Baby Sitting Duty

I have a hair appointment… You are in charge of the boys! The statement above is typically not a problem. In fact, I never complain when my wife goes to have her hair cut, nails painted, or on shopping trips. But to be honest I did complain some when she made a...
Ready to Ride

Ready to Ride


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