Fun Reads


The new versions of the Harry Potter series has me really excited. My child is still a little too young to watch any of the movies and definitely too young to read the books, but these new, more illustrated books are wonderful. She can look at the pictures while I read it to her. She has a knowledge of who Harry Potter is, but that’s it.

As a teacher, this is such a great tool to for my students to be able to see what the author was talking about visually while still being able to read the story. I bought the first two immediately. I highly recommend these books, especially for your children who are visual.

Back to the grind

Having a week off from “work” was quite refreshing. I really enjoyed spending some quality time at home with my family. I had some rough moments, with this being the first holiday season without my grandmother and the tension her passing has brought to the family. But enjoying the time with family and being able to enjoy the time we have right now is so precious. The one thing I like to remind people, is to enjoy what you have and don’t let this crazy world and all of its negativity bring you down.

A few things I plan on adding is either a daily or weekly bible verse to discuss. And the other is some helpful tips for all my teachers out there, both new and old.

The First Post

I have made a few attempts at blogging before, but never truly made any effort. I have taught about making all sorts of blogs, teaching, bible studies, stuff for busy dads, weight loss. But all those failed because I forgot to make another entry, didn’t do anything to make an entry, you name it. However, I was watching a video on Facebook from DDP (Diamond Dallas Paige). If you don’t know him, he is a former wrestler turned yoga trainer. He has done amazing things for all sorts of people. I am truly inspired by what he does.  But the video I saw was of a guy who read his first blog from when he started his transformation. I, like him, have always been the fat kid growing up. While I played sports and have tried to keep myself from getting too big, I am not doing anything about. Now, I barely have any energy to play with my very active 3 year old. All I want to do is sit around, play video games, watch TV. or sleep. I am not very funny, but I do  try best to be like Chris Farley because of my size. But this has t change. I am tired of always feeling like there is heart attack right around the corner, constantly being too tired to do anything, and just plain lazy. I know this has to be a mind change and attitude change. It starts now. It starts today. This will be the happy change that will change my life, and hopefully inspire you to make the change.

Just a kick run down. I am not going to hide what I do. Some sites and blogs express all that they do to lose weight, but forget to tell you that they also do these other things. I am just an average 37 year old making a life style change, that will take time. I hope you stay along for the journey and we can do this together.