Mr. Andi

GUEST POST by Mr. Andi: On Marriage and Garbage Disposals

January 7, 2014

My peeps, I gotta tell you: that game last night nearly killed me. Fortunately for the blog posting schedule, I knew ahead of time it would be that way, so here’s a little guest post from Mr. Andi. War Eagle, anyway! The transition from single guy to married guy with a house and step-pets brought […]

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GUEST POST: Like Sister, Like Brother (Seven Years Later) by Mr. Andi

October 1, 2013

I have been trying to steer Sarah Kate toward fishing, rather than hunting. We don’t belong to a hunting club, so we don’t have a lot of opportunities to go, and deer hunting isn’t catch and release like fishing is. If we don’t want to eat fish, we don’t keep them. Easy. Hunting isn’t like […]

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GUEST POST: The Duck Dynasty/Special Needs Life by Mr. Andi

April 16, 2013

He’s back! Mr. Andi has returned for another post – this time it’s about how his life is like that of the stars of A&E’s hit series, Duck Dynasty. And no, this picture doesn’t have much at all to do with the subject matter, but it’s a photo of Mr. Andi (with his two yard […]

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When Mom’s Away: Part 2

January 30, 2013

If you missed Part 1 of Mr. Andi’s guest post yesterday, be sure to check it out before you read any further! I reached into my bag and got Nathan’s ear muffs out and put them on him. My rifle and I are old friends. I know it and it knows me. I have never […]

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When Mom’s Away: Part 1

January 29, 2013

Mr. Andi jumped in and guest posted for me last week – only the second time in all of my time blogging – so I was hesitant to bring him back right away. However, this blog is about our ordinary extraordinary life, so I can’t pass on the opportunity to let him share the following […]

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GUEST POST: A Fishing Trip Goes Awry by Mr. Andi

January 23, 2013

Kids are work. But as I’m fond of saying, if you’re a dad and want to get a “hall pass” from mom, take them with you. Andi lets me go and do all the time, especially if I volunteer to take a kid with me (that usually means Nathan). On Monday, I was off work […]

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Two for Tuesday

March 13, 2012

Happy Birthday, Nathan! …and Happy Birthday to Mr. Andi, as well. —— Today I’m guest blogging over at JenniferLuitwieler.com on the topic of “Why I Run.” Be sure to head over and check it out – there’s a little something in it for anyone who’s ever run, had a child with special needs, or just […]

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The Faithful Departed: Remembering Deacon Hank

November 2, 2011

Over the past nineteen months since Nathan’s birth, I’ve read many stories of moms who were devastated when they found out their children were (or would be) born with Down syndrome. My story is a little different. Someday I plan to tell it all, but for now I’ll summarize it in this way: before Nathan […]

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Tri, Tri Again (The Triathlon, Part 2)

September 20, 2011

For Part 1, check out last Thursday’s “Might As Well Tri” I woke before the alarm went off at 4am and headed into the bathroom to get dressed. Mr. Andi emerged shortly thereafter and assured me that he was better and we would be doing the triathlon. I applied my tri-tats and headed to the […]

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Sorta Crunchy

August 4, 2011

Earlier this week, I dropped a bomb on Mr. Andi. I decided to talk to him about the possibility of trying out a Diva Cup, and wanted his opinion. He stared at me blankly, then burst out laughing, “That’s like me saying, ‘Hey, I’ve decided that we should start eating armadillo for dinner, and since […]

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