You’re blowing it, dad
Friday at 2:00 PM I sent my last work off and hell week ended. I don’t mean, the week from hell, I mean it was a week where a lot had to get done and the brunt of the burden rested on my shoulders. There was no other choice: To meet the commitments to authors […]
21 days, 77 days
Waiting in baggage claim on Thursday night I opened up Tripit, an iOS app I use to track all of my travel details. Here’s what it said. While exhausted from being gone from July 5th through July 26th– 3 amazing trips covering thousands of miles and investing in incredible things— I got really excited about […]
Our Second Date
Kristen and I met in late April of our freshmen year at Moody, 1995. We were eighteen years old. For our first date we got tricked into a blind date by a mutual friend. It was fun and awkward and a good story in itself. Yet our relationship really started on our second date.
Megan turned twelve yesterday. 12! Mom and dad did our best to suppress saying, “Holy cow. How has it been 12 years? You were just a baby yesterday?!?!!?” Of course, that’s what we were thinking. But such nostalgia is pre-teen uncool. Celebrating Megan
Our Staycation at the Hilton Bayfront
Finding Your Happy Place
Our Happy Place I should say, this is one of our happy places in San Diego. Next to spending Sunday at the beach, grabbing In-N-Out and enjoying the sunset at Sunset Cliffs Park in Point Loma is one of our favorite things to do. Technically, we go to a seldom used green space on the […]
Two Years of The Joy Machine
Jackson Turns Two Today Here’s 10 things about our toddler that I wish I could bottle up and save forever.
WWTD: What Would Tammy Do?
Tammy joined our family almost four years ago. Tammy is our first daughter whom we left on the side of the road because she misbehaved on a long car ride. (Read the whole story here.) Tammy is a rotten child. She’s all trick and no treat. She’s all spice and no sugar or things nice. […]
The Blind Date That Worked
At some point in meeting someone new, the conversation almost always turns to how we met our significant other. And when the conversation goes there… I always win. Kristen and I met on a blind date when we were 18 years old. As Kristen likes to point out, it was memorable for her but not-so-much for […]
We laughed when you were born
In the book of Genesis there are a lot of footnotes about people’s names. Some names refer to a character attribute while others refer to a physical attribute. If we were to name Paul by such an attribute, one name might be: We laughed when you were born. 9 years ago today, Kristen checked into […]