Sunday, October 11, 2009

Saving With Amy

Amy's coupon blog has really taken off and she now has her own website, You can check it out here:

Saving With Amy

I would recommend checking out here Coupon 101, Publix, Walmart and Target sections to learn about couponing and great grocery deals in your area. Also watch out for upcoming Coupon Workshops!! The last two were in September 2009.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Middle Tennessee Couponers

Amy started an awesome Coupon Site for the Middle Tennessee area. You can check it out here:

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Faith and Deeds

James 2:14-17 (New International Version)

14 What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? 15 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

We rang in the New Year with friends at IHOP...a long standing sorta-tradition. It doesn't happen every year, but more years than not.

Be safe! Talk to ya next year! :-P

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I thought about writing an article this morning...

I thought about writing an article this morning, and it touched my heart just as I thought about it. So I knew it had to be done. This article is a praise of all the people that God has introduced into my life that have made a profound impact on my life.

The three greatest influences in my life:
My Parents
My dad taught me everything I know; from right to wrong, to the love of computers. My mom taught me tenacity and that life isn’t always fair. She taught me the value of a good education and that family always comes first.

Only with Amy and Addie have I experienced unconditional love. Amy is my guidance, my comfort, my rock, and my soulmate. She is God's greatest gift in my life. She is my hero.

Kent Lott
Kent demonstrated passion for God and an unleashed passion for Excellence in everything he did or touched.

The three greatest influences in my career:
Greg Baldwin
Senior Software Developer, EFC Systems

Greg taught me precision, even in the most minutia details, is crucial to a quality product and a quality customer experience. He taught me the ability to make a plan and execute the plan directly and precisely.

Michael Bobbitt
Level 3 Developer, Acxiom Corporation

Michael taught me to apply “Think Smarter, Not Harder”. It’s engrained in everything I do. Ex: Before I go down this path, is there an easier way? What tools are sitting beside me that can help?

Matt Hays
Level 5 Developer, Acxiom Corporation

Matt is a well regarded expert in the IT field and has worked at Acxiom for over 15 years. He is the prime example of what I want to be when I grow up. This is based on his knowledge and expertise, his hard work ethic, his upbeat attitude, and how he can take the time out of his multiple high priority projects to explain a concept or thing to someone (technical or non-technical) in such a way that it makes sense.

I thank God for all of these great people God has introduced along my path. Each of them has helped lead me to where I am today. I feel blessed to be in the company of such awesome people.

I’d also like to take this time to reiterate a prayer request from our friends Jason and Amanda Bell. As you are traveling during the holidays ahead, take the time out to relax and enjoy your family.
Say Hey! to someone new. Do a random act of kindness. Give a little. Give a lot. And be safe.

Saturday, August 4, 2007


Amy, Candi, Chris and I went to the Chris Daughtry concert held in Jackson, TN at the Carl Perkins Civic Center on Thursday, August 2nd.

Chris Daughtry

The concert sold out drawing a crowd of 3,200 excited fans. As expected, Daughtry rocked it out. We had a blast!

Click Daughtry on our photo album to see more cool pictures of the concert.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

PHP Calendar

I recently decided to update the Important events section of my website. I knew I wanted a full 12-month calendar view for the current year and I also didn't want to spend much time working on this project. So I chose the path of least resistance and found a great open source freeware calendar called PHP Calendar. PHP Calendar Class Version 1.4 was written by David Wilkinson in 2001. It is very lightweight (one PHP file) and flexible. This made it a breeze to integrate into my website;

Here is an image of the Important events layout before any changes were made:

Here is PHP code (this example is also on the PHP Calendar website) to generate a month view for the current month (May 2007 at the time of this post):


      // Get current month calendar view
      $c = new Calendar;
      echo $c->getCurrentMonthView();


This code produces the resulting HTML:

One nice feature of this calendar is the ability to set a link for a given day in the month. I used this feature to connect my personal events to the calendar. Here is an example of setting a link on the full year calendar for January 1, 2007:


      class MyCalendar extends Calendar
        function getDateLink($day, $month, $year)
          // link January 1 of the current year
          $link = "";
          if ($day == 1 && $month == 1)
            $link = "myLink.php";
          return $link;


      $c = new MyCalendar;
      echo $c->getCurrentYearView();


Here is the HTML output of the above code:

This is the final version of my Important events website section:

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