New Adventures

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Spartan Sprint Charlotte NC is finished and it was a blast. My youngest daughter and I ran it together at the end of the day on March 22, 2014. It was a very exhilarating, 4.8 miles of mud & 18 obstacles and more mud!!! It was a life changing experience that both of us wish to continue to do. My oldest also ran the same race with your friends from school and they all also finished it as well. I can add this to my bucket list as well as with all future mud runs, Race WOD’s, Tough Mudders, Warrior Dash and more.

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Went to Wilmington last weekend. Had a blast with some friends and made some new ones as well. I got sucked into instagram and now I am addicted to it, go figure. Anything that has to do with photography I’m all for it.


My crossfit is going well, getting stronger everyday. Increasing reps and weight every month, and loving it. The job is still crazy as ever and hours are fixing to change once again. I will have to adjust my crossfit schedule accordingly to accommodate my work schedule.

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Life is what we make of it I guess, I still have a few obstacles that are rearing their heads, but all I can do is laugh out loud and climb the hell over!!! Here is to another day and another challenge.

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Another Week Down!

Another week down and it’s finally the weekend. It’s been a crazy week and I’m so glad that it I have few days to relax before starting it all over again. Last weekend was Easter weekend and I spent Thursday night with my brother and his family. I cooked dinner and we had a great time. On Friday, I relaxed and went out with a good friend and enjoyed some of our old stomping grounds. Saturday, I went to Wilmington and walked around and visited the Cameron Art Museum. On Sunday, I went to Easter services and then picked up the kids for some Easter fun at a friend’s house. It was a great weekend and I hope that I can relax this weekend as well. Going to a soccer game in the PM in Morehead City, but no big plans as of yet, just relaxing and enjoying the time that I have been given.

I went to spin class this morning to start off my weekend and I think I left my legs there. Whewww.. That stuff is no joke!!

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I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and I hope I can walk later!.. 🙂 Here are a few pics from my last weekend excursion. Enjoy..















A Step in the Right Direction.

So I have made a dramatic step in the right direction. I have been promoted to SGT and now have  more responsibilites and duties to say the least. I’m so thankful for the direction that my life is heading. All I hope is that everyone around me will see me for me and not for my rank. We are all a team and that is how it works in this line of business. With that being said, my hours are changing which is good. I can now spend more time with my kids and hopefully not miss out on all the school activites and soccer games that I missed out of last year.

I was able to spend the 4th of July in Wilmington this past Wednesday, which was crazy. Drove down and got situated in a hotel about 2 1/2 miles out of downtown. I decided on not too drive so walked to downtown and it took me longer than expected, being that it was over 100 degrees out. But I did manage to take some photos along the way which is always fun. It wasn’t too bad when I made it into town, but later it was so hectic I couldn’t even find a place to stand much less a place to sit. All in all it was a nice night, I strolled around and went to a few of my favorite places. After the fireworks were finished I made my way back to the hotel for the rest of the evening. The next day I decided to take a drive to Carolina beach and finish the day off at Wrightsville Beach. It was a great two days which I will not see again only if I take vacation.  So here are some photos of my Fourth of July excursion, enjoy.








Four More Days Till Graduation!!!!!!

I have exactly four more days until my state exam and graduation on Thursday. I am ready to get this over with but, I have been spoiled with having weekends off. I graduate Thursday then back to reality and work on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I’m trying to get Friday off but not sure how that is going to work. I have been thinking quite a bit about my future lately. I have exactly six years before both of my kids are out of school and hopefully in college and on their own. So now I am wondering do I stay here, or do I move on. Six years is not a long time if you really think about it. I’m keeping my options open, and taking each day as it comes. I am now 34 years old, have two awesome young ladies, and a great job. My life is going in the right direction and I hope it gets better from here. Of course my personal life isn’t that exciting but oh well, when it happens, it happens I guess. I think I might hit the beach later and then start packing and settling in for the nigh. So here are some more photos of my DOCC nightly excursions in Wilmington NC.

One Tree Hill Filming in Town

Two more weeks!!

Well another weekend has gone by. I’m down to two weeks then it’s back to the daily grind. I graduate on August 4th then turn around and work that whole weekend. The more time I spend in Wilimington the more I wish I could stay, but my kids are here and I have other priorities to attend too. Who knows what will happen in the future though, I’m keeping my prospects open. I’m packing up and getting ready to head back out tomorrow morning. I’m going to make an attempt to stay out and photograph the night life if I have any energy left after class. It’s been a very hectic few weeks and I know that it’s not about to slow down. My birthday is this weekend, wow can’t believe anohter year has flown by. I’m planning on coming back Friday night and spending it with some good friends, stay Saturday and pack up and head back into Wilimington for the last week. I’m going to get a hotel Sunday night and hang out on my own and head into class Monday morning. Well that is the plan anyway. I think I might take a quick nap than finish packing, so here are a few shots from my past week.

Mugsy’s Pub

Fat Tony’s

Front Street Veiw


A Quick Weekend Fly By!!!!

Well I came home Friday night and it is now Sunday morning. The weekend has flown by and I’m packing and getting ready to leave for New Hanover again tomorrow morning. Scearce & Ketner will be playing tonight in downtown Swansboro so I will definitely be there for that one. I will be back into Wilmington by 8am and ready for class then some great dinner out on the town Monday night. . DOCC School isn’t so bad, I feel like I’m back in boot camp in a way. The accommodations are just like open squad bays with lockers and bunks.

Lights stay on all night and drive me insane but I have a remedy for that one this week. There is a lot of testing and PT throughout the week and it’s nice to be 8 miles from downtown Wilmington. Their facility is amazing, and how it is ran is beyond compare.  I can’t wait to get into our new facility and be able to run things as smoothly as possible.

Well I’m off to pack and get some running around done before tomorrow. So here are some pics of last weeks adventures..












Off to DOC School!!!!

Well I’m off to Detention Officer Certification Course  in Wilmington for 3 1/2 weeks. We will be leaving tomorrow morning and driving down to New Hanover Detention Center. I’m sure we will have a full day of class through Friday then I’m back home to sleep in my own bed for the weekend. We do it again for 3 1/2 weeks. Apparently we are staying in the weekends barracks, which are from what I was told like open squad bays. That is definitely going to take back to my Marine Corps days. Classes will be all day but we get the nights and weekends off. So looking forward to that. I know there will be a lot of studying but it shouldn’t be that bad. I just finished up a semester of Criminal Justice work so it should all come back to me, (I would hope).

Since I’m going to be in Wilmington for a while, I’m going to try to grab some free time here and there and take some pics around town, especially at night. Who knows, might be so hectic that we are confined with our head in the books all week. Always something different to look forward too. My life is challenging at the moment but I’m on the right path, now all I need is someone to share it with. 🙂