Thursday, August 31, 2017

Vet Anatomy Course

So, um, dad... I'm gonna hold it together right now, because that's what I do... but you can go ahead and scratch veterinarian off the occupation list. Thanks.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017


Suzanna. Lab mix. 46 pounds. About a year old. Scared of her own shadow. Spends most of her day hiding under bushes. Rolls over and pees on herself when you take two steps towards her. Yep. Never knew that was a thing. Poor dog. Kids loved on her the best they could. But that whole pee thing. SMH. Showstopper.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Oakdale Academy

Welcome our newest 1st, 3rd, and 5th graders.

Six Years

Happy Birthday, Naomi!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017


It's official. Million dollar smile in the making. We held out for as long as we could, especially since I wasn't willing to accept that 2-phase braces is really a thing. But once we realized that his underbite was causing irreparable damage to his bottom teeth, it was time to bite the bullet. We traveled around the world (at least it seemed like it... Hartsville, Florence and Columbia) to meet with three different orthodontists to hear their treatment plan and pricing. In the end, we ended up right here in town, but at least we can rest assured that the decision wasn't just based on proximity.

Check back in about 8 months. I'll let you know how it goes.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Date Night

So, we're all in the van, driving in town from point A to B, and out of the blue Naomi declares, "I'm going on a date with daddy tonight."

Mommy: You are?
Naomi: Yep.
Mommy:  (to daddy) Is that right?

Trying not to look too bewildered, because this is the absolute first I've heard of this, I replied... "Yep."

Naomi grinned from ear to ear, satisfied that I had played along with her impromptu declaration. Even still, I don't think she had an expectation of the joke going beyond that, until later on that evening when I showed up downstairs in a shirt and tie. "Girl, you better get ready... we've got a date tonight!" And so became our first daddy daughter date. She's a bossy little lady, I tell you. Fun date, though.