I know I should be ashamed of myself for not updating our blog for the past 2 months, but alot has happened since we last spoke! I guess I will start from the beginning and work my way to the present and if I forget anything I am sure I will be reminded of it later.
We have a new addition to our family, my new niece Delaney, there is a beautiful picture of her with my sister Kim on the Blog, we were in Dallas recently for her Baptism and got to see all the kids, as well as Carey, Liz, and Brian and an added bonus Uncle Mike was there to Baptize Delaney! It was a great trip, it was topped off by an exciting 1000 mile road trip in a 26 ft Penske w/ a 10ft trailer back to SC with some of Ivy's lovely furniture in it. Mike Mcasland was the hero of the day and helped me load the truck, drive the truck, and unload the truck therefore my first born will be named Mike.
Not to long after the road trip came the day I turned the big THREE-O , although I wanted to keep this as low key as possible my wonderful and thoughtful wife surprised me at work with cake for myself and everyone I work with, I was a little embarrassed, (one of the cakes had a big elmo on it) but it was fun and I love her for it! The rest of August consisted of getting the house in order for the arrival of my parents until we had the unexpected arrival of our little friend "Earl the Squirrel" after being only a day or two old he had fallen from his nest high in one of our pine trees in our yard, Wendy, being the kind nurturer that she is took in earl and did the best she knew how to nurse him back to health, unfortunately after about 2 1/2 weeks earl tragically went to squirrel heaven. I believe he could not recover from his injuries sustained from the fall. All of this may have been a blessing in disguise, because my Mother would have probably killed him upon her arrival a few days later given her fear of furry little woodland creatures.
This brings me to The awesome visit with my folks. They arrived on Friday before Labor day and we showed them the new house we went to dinner and we showed them around town, we even went to a neat little living history museum in our town that we knew nothing about!, than on Sunday we drove down to Charleston, but for some reason dad was convinced that we were going to Charlotte even when we got to Charleston. But if you ever have a chance to go to Charleston I highly recommend going Wendy and I are going back as soon as we can it was awesome!
Than the most recent event was yesterday.. I was promoted!!! Wendy got to pin on my new rank, although she was a little nervous and pinned it on upside down but it was cute! Wendy is posting the pics from that so they should be on here shortly. I hope this post finds everyone doing well and I look forward to hearing from everyone soon!!!