Candid Opinions & Frank Observations: Possible Birthday Cake



  • 1 pkg. German chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 jar caramel, butterscotch or fudge ice cream topping
  • 1 (8 oz.) Cool Whip
  • 1 Heath candy bar, grated

Bake cake as directed on package (9 x 13 inch pan) and let cool. With a wooden spoon handle,…




Candid Opinions & Frank Observations: Possible Birthday Cake

Waiting for Rufus: Nursery

Ladies and gentlemen… my wife…… Gosh she is awesome.


The painting party has begun! Well…my portion is already finished. My brother-in-law has agreed to airbrush a mural for us on his next visit, so Michael and I finished our slightly more simple portions in preparation yesterday. We did the girly pink and purple stripes with a brown accent wall, and…

Waiting for Rufus: Nursery


I am rewriting this post because apparently my copy and past turned it to where the MS word HTML encoding was there as well…lol. That being said… here we go!

I could be working on the (never ending) lengthy blog that is sitting in the wings, true. I could be tackling some of the homework that is mounting, little behind but not drowning. I could be snuggled up in bed, slowing drifting off to neverland in preparation to be at work as 5 something for a long, long day, also true. Am I doing ANY of these things… no. Instead, I am quickly kicking out a few lines about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness… oh… and my pending fatherhood.

But, as the night is drawing to a close for me… and I so need to make my way to neverland I wanted to state simply that I am not turning into a serial re-blogger. I do prefer the substance that actually writing tends to bring to tumblr. But, and I think that we ALL can admit this… sometimes others say EXACTLY what we are thinking… and soooo much better… hence the re-blogs. By the way, what is it about this awesome thing called tumblr that just tends to draw out all the fears, worries, excitement, joy and the while host of the other emotions that I work so hard to moderately show? Perhaps it is the thought that there may be some day that there is another dad-to-be, staring at his computer late at night, terrified about the little one that is about to join his life, that may find some solace in my ranting. Who knows.

I AM GOING TO BE A DAD, I am scared out of my mind, and I hope that this helps others… as it IS helping me.

ryan mead: Absent No More

Ah, and here we have part of the crux of the purpose of my blog!  Awesome read!


Let’s be honest…any guy with a high sperm count can be a father. It’s really not that difficult. The hard part is being a dad and actually being involved and active in the lives of our kids. We hear stories every day of kids who grow up fatherless and their chance for success is drastically…

ryan mead: Absent No More