Monday, January 30, 2006

Happy Birthday Mom !

I just wanted to tell Mom Happy Birthday again even though it was Saturday. I love you!

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Coo Coo for Coco Crisp

I'm not really that excited about him, its just a cool title. If you haven't heard yet, the Sox picked up Coco Crisp from the Indians. He will replace outfielder Johnny Damon in Centerfield and will probably be hitting leadoff. He hit 300 last year with 16 home runs. He's fast, young, and he has improved as a player every year since entering the big leagues.
The more I think about it, the more excited I get about the 2006 team. I think Theo and Co. are heading in the right direction. We've got good starting pitching: Arroyo, Wakefield, Schilling, Beckett, Clement, and possibly Wells. We've got an excellent bullpen: Timlin, Tavarez, Papelbon, Riske, and a hopefully healthy Foulke. We still have Tek behind the plate, Nixon in right, Manny in left, and Papi hitting DH. I'm also excited about Loretta, Grafanino, Lowell, Youk, and JT Snow. Defense and pitching wins championships. With a few aces, a great pen, and a good defense, I think we got a good shot. This could be the year. At least I hope so.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Arroyo made my day

Meet Bronson Arroyo, the anti-Damon. The new king of cool in Bean Town. I was surprised to read about him accepting a new deal to play for my beloved Red Sox. He actually took a big cut from what the league thought he was worth. And why did he do that? I'll let him tell you: ''simply for the reason I want to play in this town. I love being a Red Sox. I wouldn't have signed this deal in any other [city]." I love it.
Now, to Damon's credit, if I get a 25% raise to play for another team, I'm probably taking it. But loyalty still counts for something. It definitely counts for cool points in my book.
I work for the U.S. Government. If I got an offer from a private industry for a big raise, I'd definitely consider it. If however, I got an offer to work for Cuba, or North Korea, I don't care what the raise is. I'm not taking it.
Obviously Johnny Appleseed doesn't think of the rival team as an enemy. But at the same time, you see his loyalty lies in his wallet. Bronson shows that he cares about his city. He cares about his teammates. Anyways. Here are a few reasons you should be pulling for this guy:
1. He was named after Charles Bronson
2. He wore corn rows. And he's white.
3. He has his own band. They kind of sound like Creed, except they're cool.
4.. The loyalty.
5. He wore corn rows. And he's white.
6. He has a cool windup.
7. He was involved with the girly slap incident with Arod, CLASSIC.
8. He is annually at the top of the list in hit batsmen.
9. He also beaned Arod starting the fight between Rodriguez and Varitek.
I understand its possible that he'll now be traded or get hurt in spring training since I'm writing so many nice things about him. I just hope he has a long, successful career in the city he loves;' on the team he loves.


Thursday, January 19, 2006

The New House!

We finally decided to get a house. It will be finished at the end of February. Until then, its the Residence Inn for us. We still haven't sold the old house, but we're hoping to do that soon; God willing. Anyways, on with the pictures:

The living room

The kitchen

The back yard

Monday, January 09, 2006

Christmas with the Totherows

This weekend we went to Anniston for Christmas, I know it's a little late but it was the best time for everyone to get together. Mom made spaghetti and my grandparents come over to eat and open presents. It was so much fun to see everyone. In the picture Maggie is wearing one of Chad's favorite presents. Aren't they cute? Posted by Picasa

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Christmas Pictures

We spent Christmas in Jacksonville visiting my family (Chad). One of Chrissy's presents was a new digital camera. Here are a few pictures we've taken so far. Here are the newleyweds and nearlyweds. Eric and Nanette's wedding is set for June 10th. Can't wait!!!!
Here are the four knuckleheads. From left to right, Caroline, Owen, Olivia, and Noah. We are blessed with a great family, especially our nieces and nephews.
If you're wondering why I've got that confused look on my face, it is because I'm trying to decide who the most stubborn of these three are. (Owen, Olivia, JD, and Chad).
I figured I'd include this picture of my Dad because I like taking pictures of him when he's in mid-sentence.
Here are four beautiful girls (Olivia, Chrissy, Caroline, and Maggie)
Here is Maggie's buddy Packer. Isn't he cute?