Friday, October 29, 2010

More of Syndrie

Our new angel.

This one I did a little photoshop to. I really like it though.

Linnea had a cool little fact to this one...It's Mama and Dad's 10th Grandchild in the 10th month of 2010. :)

Sobe was VERY protective of Kyland and apparently it hasn't stopped.
As soon as Syndrie was home Sobe was giving kisses and "keeping watch" over her. If she hears ANY noise from her she goes running to check on her. We love Sobe and how good she is with the kids! We love Zozo too but we all know little dogs can be...different. ;)

The mama was trying her hand at photoshop as well. :)

Here's the rest of them...

As I's the rest of them.

The photographer tried to pose him and he laid down quick to this pose and started laughing at her....little punk huh? haha

Kyland's photo shoot

A couple of weeks ago we had some pictures of Kyland done at JCPenny. There's a military coupon online that took off more than 50% off. So here's a couple of the pics that I scanned to send to Dad. More to come later.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Please welcome....

Syndrie Rose Risser!

She was born 25OCT10, at 2:49 weighing 6 lbs 9 oz and 19 1/2 inches long! :)

More to come....

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Couple of projects for the kids rooms...

So this pregnancy we decided that rather than going out and buying all the expensive crap we'd save money by buying things and refurbishing them. And let me tell you...this girl has more stuff than her brother for almost half the price!! Supplies included!!

So here's some pictures of Syndrie's room thus far and a project I did for my little man Ky...

These first couple pictures are of a shelf unit that Sarah's mom Kim bought for Ky. I took apart all the pieces sanded it down and refinished it giving half the pieces one color stain and the rest a different color to bring out the different parts of the plane.

And now we bring you to Syndrie's room. We wanna thank Mama for the wall decals. I found myself staring at the room and thinking something about it just wasn't finished. Mama sent these and they did it for me. I think the room is finally done! Well...except for the glider seat cover that's being refinished. Then DONE!

Ky is waiting for the seat cover as well!

I REALLY liked this decal most of all but let me tell you...the tree was a PAIN! haha Sarah's sister bought the basket along with lots of other goodies. The nightstand used to be a dark brown color and I refinished it along with reattaching the marble top.

Here's the little lady's crib. This and the glider used to be a faded yellow color. My friend John hooked us up BIG TIME by getting us the crib, glider, and a car seat with two bases for different cars, all for $100!!

This is the other decal that mama bought and I had to put it above the crib. :)

Like I said on Facebook...I'm new to the girly stuff but I REALLY like the bedding set that Sarah picked out for Syndrie.

And this dresser used to be a light tan color. I need to fix that top right drawer.......I know it really doesn't matter but I'm becoming a perfectionist with my projects. haha
Sarah also picked out all the accessories and did great pulling the room together.

It's been a long time, I shouldn't a left (left you) without a dope blog to step too.

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaa it's Jason writing this. hahaha

So it's been almost a year since we've posted! I made the mistake of introducing my lovely wife to Facebook and ever since then....wooooooooooo...haha

So I've been reading everyone's blogs and getting updated and decided that, with our growing man and our soon to be here girl, it's time again. Good to be back!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Farewell Aviation...

Hello to Maritime Enforcement Specialist!!
Now don't get me wrong, I love aviation but this is not only what I originally wanted to do when joining but it will also be a great opprotunity for advancment. Great news for myself and our family! I'll be staying here in this billet for the next two years or so and then be moving to an ME billet. But I'll still be considered an ME3 starting 01JAN2010!
This also means that even though I take migraine medication I WILL be able to stay in the Guard! I think that is the biggest blessing for our little family.
Just wanted to share the news with you all.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

MOVEMBER is coming!!

That's right I said MOvember. What is movember? Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health. I came across this organization about 8 months ago and decided "This was it!". I've been wanting to help with a charity for several years now but didn't know what to do or where to begin. I came across and realized quickly that this was the one. I even have the perfect wife for the fund raiser...she LOVES when I have a moustache! haha

I've joined a team to help raise awairness and funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. All proceeds will go to the PSF and to the Lance Armstrong foundation, LIVEStrong.

Some facts I think you should know about prostate cancer:

1 in 6 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

Every 2.7 minutes a man is diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

Every 19 minutes a man dies from Prostate Cancer

And one of the hardest for me to believe but was on is:

A man is 35% more likely to be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer than a woman is to be diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

The fact that really hit home with me is the first one I stated. Now I know that stats are just that and they don't mean that every 6th man you come across will have PC but it said to me that the odds may be against us.

There are six boys (men) in this great family of ours. As I said, stats are stats, but I want to do everything I can to prevent one of us from becoming a stat.

That first step is simple! We need to follow our sisters examples and simply get checked! The amount of deaths frrom Breast Cancer has gone down IMMENSLY since 1990 because women have taken that first step of getting checked so serious. Although only 1 in 10,000 under age 40 will be diagnosed, the rate shoots up to 1 in 38 for ages 40 to 59, and 1 in 15 for ages 60 to 69. In fact, more than 65% of all prostate cancers are diagnosed in men over the age of 65. If prostate cancer is caught in the first 5 years the chances of being cured are huge compared to several years further down the road. So please, if you know somone that hasn't had their exam and has any signs of PC or is within the more "dangerous" age groups, push them to get that exam.

The next step is what I am doing now. We need money to continue research and look for the cure! If all you can afford to donate is a dollar that's a dollar more than what they had before.

I'll be starting my "MO" (that what a moustache is called in Austrailia where the fundraiser began) on November 1st and growing it through the month. I'll be sure to post updates of how it's looking and if things are coming along with the fundraiser.

Finally, there are mutiple ways to donate but i think that the two most convienent are as follows:

My donation page:

Check: Make payable to - MOVEMBER FOUNDATION and be sure to write my account number in the "memo" space. #102977

Send check to:

If you have any other questions please ask me or click the link to my donation page. Thank you all for any help you may give.

Love you all!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Proud daddy moment...

So i don't mean to brag but....ya actually i do. ;)
I have to say that Kyland is the biggest blessing to Sarah and I and we find out more and more everyday how lucky we are for such a great little man.
As Sarah said, we went on a little cruise and left him with Mama and Dad. We felt bad because we had been telling everyone how quiet he was and then on the trip, he wasn't really loud, but he was kind of fussy. Ends up little man was teething after all and mom let us know the first day of the cruise while we still had reception.(by the way, his two bottom teeth have come through already.) When we finally got back into reception my phone blew up with texts from dad about how easy this little man is to handle. haha Mama telling us how he loves taking a bath and that he sleeps through the night so well. She even took him swimming for the first time and said he loved it. And then he was able to hang out with his Uncle Bubba for the time and Kyle came to me laughing about how much Kyland loves watching SOCCER! :) (I told everyone but they didn't believe me) Kyle even said that he was completely silent while watching the soccer game but as soon as he turned to football Kyland started screaming/crying. lol That's my boy!
I think one of the best things that happened on this trip though, was the comments we received, from complete strangers, while flying with him. We heard from the people that sat next to us on every flight, and even the stewardesses, that they couldn't believe how well behaved our little man was. We can't explain how proud and blessed we are to have Kyland in our lives.
I'm especially thankful that he was able to spend the week with my mother and father. You've both been such examples and blessings in my life and i can't wait to be closer to share my new blessings of Sarah and Kyland with you more often. Thank you both for taking the time to watch him and connect with him.
I would also like to let my brothers and sisters know how happy we were to be able to spend so much time with you. It's been quite a while since I've seen some of you. Thank you for bringing Sarah into the family and showing her the love you've always shown me. We both look forward to seeing everyone again.
Love you all!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I've totally been behind in what's new and hip lately. The newest of new, well to me...Has been the blogger. The only site I have online about me, is myspace. Not exactly the best of them all. haha! But, it's all I've had. At least until now. Today I opened an account with facebook. I was sitting around the house in between Kyland's napping. I'm not quite finished, lots more to add. Check it out, and add me please. Would love to keep in touch with the fam. ;-)