Wednesday, December 31, 2008
January: I made my first trip to South Korea; spending a week or so with some coworkers and hobnobbing with some green-suiters. This was just a tast of what was to come.
February: Pretty normal February celebrating a 4 yr-wedding anniversary and a 29th birthday (yikes, 45 days until I'm 30!).
March/April/May: Made my second 14 hour flight to South Korea in 3 months. I was in-country for 30 days before I was able to come home. Needless to say, this was a stressful time being away from Ashleigh for so long.
June-September: Pretty laid back Summer, with two trips to Destin and some much desevered R&R.
October-December: Much of this time was spent naseous from all the political ads and vomitous from the resulting election. On top of that, Auburn was horrible this year which put me over the edge. A remarkably busy Christmas time has been tempered with a lot of time off from work. The Walker family Christmas tree of 2008 has set a new standard for the perfect Christmas tree.
1) Found an amazing small group who have been so loving and supportive. Ashleigh and I are blessed to be a part of our Lifegroup. The friends we have made at Mayfair are truly special to us and we love you all dearly.
2) The conversion from Myspace to Facebook: I used to update myspace with great regularity, now it's facebook 5 times a day.
3) New blog: Taking my geekdom to a new level with this little blog you're reading.
Thank you to all my friends and family who have made this past year great. I love you all!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
First of all, I'd like to thank the commissioner of the Fantasy Football League, Mark Bell, for his leadership over this season. Secondly, I'd like to thank my fellow competitors for a great season and the sportsmanship that was shown out there on the field. Lastly, I just have to take a minute and talk about my team. The season started off pretty shaky. At the lottery, my ball was drawn last. At the draft, I was the target of several laughs for picking Jay Cutler, Ronnie Brown and others (who's laughing now?). On several occasions, I had to call on back-ups to pick up the slack and I'm happy to say they did. You know, after that first loss to Bell's Ballers, Tony Romo called a team meeting and told the team to get on his back. Unfortunately, the next week, he went down with a broken pinkie. Chad Pennington took Romo's spot and played beautifully. And when Roy Williams went to the Cowboys, never to start again, Larry Fitzgerald and Steve Smith called a "Offensive Player Only" meeting. Every day, they were in the weight room; the running backs performing agility drills and the receivers and tight ends ran more routes than I can count.
I'm saddened that this season had to come to an end, but I will never forget this team or this championship.
Thank you all.
2008 Fantasy Football Champion (Winner of the Regular Season, Point Total, and Playoff)
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Last year we waited until around the 16th before we picked out our tree. Not this year, we ventured out in the old front-wheel drive wagon and picked out the perfect Grizwald family tree. Ok, so we don't have a wagon, but we did get one dandy of a tree. As soon as we get it decorated, I'll post pics. Good night!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
I spent the next 2 hours trying to get comfortable and absolutely could not do it. Even after a hot shower and a muscle relaxer, nothing helped. Finally, I broke down and allowed Ashleigh to call a friend who is a "carpracter". He was nice enough to see me at his earliest time. After some Xrays and treatment, it turns out my C2-5 vertabrae are curved enough to callapse the nerves in one area. That caused a massive spasm in my neck, to which I can still feel the pain. Apparently, the angle I was standing and pouring the coffee was just right for a spasm. He assured me that with a few visits, we could fix the curve, but the pain will be here for another 2 weeks. Yay, I guess I don't really have to worry about what I'll do for the next 10 days!
Anyway, today is day 3, and I am much better, but still dealing with moderate soreness/stiffness. And I couldn't stay mad at Coffee, so I'm back off the wagon (or on it, I don't know which is right).
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
So I was playing with the dogs in the back yard this afternoon when I thought, hmm, I think I'll post a video. While this doesn't show just how fast Troup is, it does kind of show you how fetch goes. I throw something, Troup runs after it, and Brinkley waits. It hasn't always been this way. When Troup was younger, Brinkley was faster and would get to the ball first. Now, he doesn't even bother. He just sits at my feet and lets me rub him while Troup does all the hard work. Who says dogs aren't smart?
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Last night started out great. We had a great LifeGroup discussion and good fellowship afterwards. It all started around 11:30... Our two dogs, Brinkley and Troup are beloved by many people. Excluded from that list are our neighbors, at least they are now. Last night, Ashleigh and I got up no less than 7 times total to shut the dogs up. We can't actually confirm the number as I had to move to a different bed, but that's for another blog at another time. Anyway, if you're our neighbor, I am sorry, and it's not my fault...I am a cat person.