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Strange Incident....

I walked into the studio this morning... and came upon this very strange situation between Fitz & Randy the Biscuit. What is going on here??

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Ice Bucket Challenge!!

Well.... after being challenged by about 74 different people... it was finally time for me to accept my mission. The Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS!! My wife and I decided to have a little fun and film it in super epic SLO-MO!



Right after we took the challenge, and we were drenched with water, one of our neighbors came over and told us tearfully that she had lost a couple family members to ALS. She thanked us for helping to spread awareness for this terrible disease. That was one of the most amazing things I've ever had happen to me. Here were are being goofballs dumping ice water on ourselves, and this woman comes up and thanks us. This viral trend is truly amazing. So much money has been raised for ALS this year.

And yes... we are also donating some money.

I decided I really needed to do this after watching Pete Frates' story. As a lifelong baseball nut, this story really breaks my heart. Pete is a true hero.



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Andy Phelps


Years ago, Andy Phelps was in a terrible car accident that killed two of his friends and left him a quadriplegic.  I had the opportunity to chat with Andy about his life, the accident, and his new book, "It Never Ends".

This dude is awesome!!  Click HERE to listen to my chat with him!



Buy his book HERE for only $0.99 cents.
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22 Weeks!


Our little creature has been in the oven for 22 weeks!!  We took this on Thursday... so that's why it says happy turkey day :)

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Jennifer Lawrence


I can't find anyone on the planet who doesn't like Jennifer Lawrence.  She's adorable!!

Words to live by here: "You can only s*** your pants so many times in a day before you have to go to the doctor."

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Baby Scare...


Let me start by saying ALL babies are gifts.  Especially those born with disabilities and such.  But all parents can relate to what I'm about to say.  I just want our little girl to pop out HEALTHY!  It's my number one fear.

So this story goes back to when Kristen (my wife) and I went back to visit my family back in Michigan a couple weeks ago.  Our doctors appoinment with the gender reveal of our baby wasn't going to be for a couple more weeks, so we decided to pay $40 and go to this private place in Chicago that performs ultrasounds.  I had no idea I would walk out of there completey scared and heartbroken.

I wasn't aware of this walking in, but since these little private ultrasound places don't have doctors on staff, they can't comment about anything medical.  They basically just find the gender for you and give you some pictures to take home.

So everything seemed to be going well.  She kept commenting on how beautiful the little baby looked in Kristen's tummy.  Then I said something I never should have said.  I blurted out, "and she looks healthy, right?"  The ultrasound tech kind of paused and said.... "well... I can't comment on anything medical.  If I find any problems I have to place a private call to your doctor."

The tone she was using didn't comfort this worried dad-to-be's heart at all!!  So I doubled down.  I said, "but you won't have to call the doc, right?  Because she looks healthy, right...?"  Now keep in mind I had NO idea that she wasn't allowed to comment on anything medical.  I was just wanting to hear that phrase, "everything looks good to me!"

So the tech paused again... as if she was searching for the right words... "Like I said... um... if I were to see anything bad... I would have to call your doctor privately after you leave."  Well that's all it took.  I could barely pay attention to anything after that.  I'd like to think I'm pretty good at reading body language, and I swear I could tell she was holding back some bad news from us.  I could hear it in her voice.  I knew something was wrong.

So we ended up going back home to see my family.  We cut into the gender cake... it was pink!  We celebrated the fact that we had a little girl on the way... but all the while in the back of my mind I was scared to death that something was wrong with our little one.  It's all I could think about.



Well finally, yesterday we went to see the doctor in Bellevue.  He did a thorough 3D ultrasound and inspected every inch of that little baby.  And finally at the end came the news... "your baby is completely healthy!  She weighs 1 pound and everything looks completely normal."  I wanted to jump up and pump my fist and scream YEAHHHHHH BABY!!!  But I just sat there in relief trying to hold back the tears.

I was mostly successful at holding back the tears... until he said the following:  "Nick and Kristen, when you guys get home today, you should write your little girl a letter.  Tell her how much you love her already... how much you can't wait to meet her... and how happy you are that she looks so healthy."  That was it.  I was done.  Tears.



I know, I know.  I worry too much.  I shouldn't have gotten so nervous.  But this is my first child!  It's hard not to worry.

Anyway, let me conclude with this.  In my opinion, go to a damn doctor when you get an ultrasound!!  Especially when it's your first baby.  There's nothing to me like the peace of mind that a good doctor can provide.

More updates soon... thanks as always for reading :)

--Nick

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Baby Update!


Time for a baby update!  As many of your know, this is me and Kristen's very first child.  We're pretty sure she was "created" on our wedding night.  Oh... too much info!?  Sorry!  :)

And baby is a girl by the way.



So our little one is the size of a banana.  Or for the guys.... a beer bottle.
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Brantley Gilbert


Brantley Gilbert stopped by the studio today.  I finally worked up the courage to ask him what happened between him and Jana Kramer.  Then this happened...



He tried to murder me.
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Holy S%@#!!!


This is 100% real.  My mind is beyond blown.



Also... gotta love the Enya music.  Classy.
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Evil Bib Number??


What are your thoughts on this story??  This Kentucky girl refused to run her race because they gave her the bib number 666. 

Stupid or justified?  Comment below.

 
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