Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Locked and Loaded

A month or so before Christmas Rich bought himself a Smith and Wesson 9 mm pistol. It's something that he's been wanting for a while and when a couple guys he works with bought one, he figured it was his turn.

On a side note: He works in Detroit in a not so nice area. I always worry about him at work and it's nice to know that he has a way to protect himself if he needs to.  Plus pretty much everyone working there is packing heat now!

Anyway, a few weeks ago he decided to buy another pistol, a smaller one this time that would fit in my hand easier. This is a Smith and Wesson M&P 380 Bodyguard. He says he bought it for me but he's not fooling me...he likes it more than I do!

This weekend we finally went to the firing range and for the first time in my life I shot a pistol; both of them in fact!

Here's my observation:

They are very loud!

They are very powerful!

They scare the bejeebers out of me!

 I can't hit the broad side of a barn!

But when we were done we both left there with smiles on our faces! We loved it and can't wait to go again!

There is an outdoor shooting range at Island Lake State Park and I think we will try that next time now that the weather is getting warmer.

And we are also planning on taking the class to get a concealed pistol license.

Yep, we're going to be locked and loaded!!!!

Until the next time....

Sunday, March 8, 2015


Wow! It's been almost two months since I put a post on here. I guess I need to do some catching up!

It's been a long and very cold winter but now the temps are finally warming up, the snow is starting to melt, the sun is out more and more and the wedding is less than 3 months away!

 Here's some random things that have been going on.

My great nephew Gabriel turned 1 year old. His mom doesn't give him a lot of sweets so when he got a taste of his birthday cake he pretty much just planted his face into it!

My niece had to keep wiping cake out of his nose so he could breath! Guess he liked it!

I have a stand-up monitor stand at work now. The whole thing goes up and down and now I can either work standing up or sitting down. It's been great and I wish I would have had it years ago!

Another great nephew, Francis was baptized. Here is a picture of my dad and all his great grandsons!

Dominic holding Gabriel, Dante next to my dad holding Francis and Anthony on the other end!

It's hard to take a picture with crying , wiggling kids!

I stressed a lot about Shauna's bridal shower, which is April 12th.  It's being hosted by my daughter-in-law Marissa, who is the matron of honor, and Shauna's friends Sandy and Abby who are bridesmaids. I got everyone together including Shauna and Sandy, Brad's mom. and we had a planning session. Everyone has a particular job and it should all come together pretty good! 

The wedding planning is also coming along good. Brad and Shauna are taking care of most of the details, I'm just giving advice and helping when I can! It's going to be very nice!

Until the next time.....