Tonight Janie told me that when she put Tuck to bed he told her that he was going to dream about me; that’s about the sweetest thing I have ever heard. It’s amazing how God can use your children to touch your heart. Since I don’t have that special gift of controlling what I dream; I am going to say a prayer instead…for my little man Tuck. I’m going to pray for the Lord to look over him.
Tonight we celebrated St. Patty’s Day at John and Jennifer’s house. Janie cooked some of her world famous corn beef in the crock pot and Jennifer stirred up some delicious cabbage. Throw a little cornbread in the mix and you have one awesome Scot-Irish Southern meal. This Irishman’s belly is stuffed!
Last night Jordan played in the Pep Band at the LMES Teachers vs. Teachers Cure for Cancer basketball game. It’s hard to believe that less than 60 days ago Jordan had never picked up a clarinet. Now she’s playing first chair in the school Pep Band. Jordan, we are so proud of you!
Today was a pleasant 80 degree day with lots of sunshine and South Carolina blue skies. There was no way we were going to miss out on this day of sun. So after Church we rushed home for some of Janie’s good home cookin’; then rushed back out the door for the new Carolina Stadium on the Congaree. Parking was easy…we found a $5 spot on Huger and Blossom. We bought 4 tickets for $20…what a deal; then headed up to our seats in the outfield bleachers. After about 3 innings of play the kids were ready for some ballpark grub. So we headed down to the concessions to fill their little stomachs and quench their thirst…it was hot in the outfield! Tuck got a snow cone and hotdog; Jordan got a snow cone and french fries. BTW, this was Tuck’s first Carolina baseball game (he dressed in his baseball uniform). Although the Cocks lost their first game of the season, we had a great day of family fun down at the ballpark.
Today was a great day. Janie and I took the kids antique shopping around the Midlands. We went to all our favorite stores in search of a buffet for the dining room. During one of our stops we came across this wonderful picture of a Soldier and his Bride in Church. You can see Jesus praying in the backgroud. This picture represents the three pillars of my life: God, Country and Family.
Only in Columbia, SC can you go from 22 degrees to 75 degrees in 4 days. We started the week with a snow day (the snow never showed up) and ended the week with spring like 75 degree sunny skies. What a great way to start the weekend. Oops, gotta go, Tuck is yelling my name; it’s time for a family bike ride to kick off the weekend.