Life Updates

Another Goodbye

On Feb. 2 our family was dealt more bad news as Amy’s grandmother, Sallye Anderson passed away at age 88. It wasn’t totally unexpected, but it was certainly tough. For many years our family has spent Sundays by going to church, and then going out to lunch with the entire family. After lunch we would […]



Twenty Years

On Jan 21st Amy and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary! It seems incredible to me that we have been married that long already. When I look back, they’re all there but it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. But it’s true, we have spent half of our lives married to each other. That’s […]



Crossing Over

I just noticed this post I wrote back in April but never published! So here it is… better late than never? ==== Last weekend, 4/4 – 4/6 was Jamie’s last camping trip as a Cub Scout, and the last one with the 452/785 units. Jamie’s been a Cub Scout for 5 years now. He’s been […]



Sad News

It is with great sadness that I write this. After a short but difficult struggle with lung cancer, Amy’s dad Rene passed away on Dec. 19th. When I say short, it was really short. We were just camping with him in August! He had a backache at the time (and had back problems since early […]



Week in Review 2014-10-26

The last week… or 10 days actually have been insanely busy. Where to start? Well, first, some GREAT news. Our son Jamie has accepted Christ and has been baptized! Amy and I knew this has been coming for some time, but not wanting to push Jamie at all, we let it come from him in […]



End of Summer Blues

Summertime 2014 has officially ended, and it’s a little sad around the Swafford house right now. We had a really awesome summer. Here are some highlights. We went to NYC! … and then upstate NY for a family reunion. (You can read more about that trip here..) We did a mini Vacation Bible School at […]



Lawty lawty!

Amy’s 40th birthday was on Friday Mar. 28th. It was a busy birthday weekend! On Friday, her actual birthday, I took most of the day off. I did log a couple of hours but for the most part I just bummed around the house and we hung out together. It wasn’t anything fancy, but the […]



Escape from the Salt Mine!

Yep. My consulting career has been taken off hold. As of Jan. 1st I am officially (and once again) NOT an employee of A Wireless. First, let me say that everything I wrote in this blog post still holds true. I went back to A Wireless because, well, they needed an IT Director, and I […]



Mele Kalikimaka!

Ok, I totally stole that post title from Amy’s Facebook page. She’ll figure it out one of these days. I stole the picture below too. Jamie, Ailsa, and their cousin Kayla were all in the Farmville Arts Council’s production of “White Christmas”. The play runs from Thursday Nov. 21st – Sunday Nov. 24th. Amy and […]



But Not Tonight

September 10, 2013 was one of the best nights of my life. Amy has been a big Depeche Mode fan for years. She introduced me to Depeche Mode in high school, when Violator was still popular and everyone knew Enjoy the Silence. Synthpop, or Electronica, or however you classify it wasn’t really my style, but […]