Category: family

  • Back From the Brink

    I just turned on my computer for the first time in 7 days.  It still feels a bit funky. My fingers are stretching to familiar places but typing feels totally odd. Yesterday, I woke up to cuddle a freezing Jackson back to sleep. Today, he woke up in his crib to a warm bowl of […]

  • A breath mark

    A breath mark or luftpause or, for bowed instruments, a bow lift (also retake), is a symbol used in musical notation. It directs the performer of the music passage to take a breath (for wind instruments and vocalists) or to make a slight pause (for non-wind instruments). For bowed instruments, it means to lift the bow. This pause is normally intended to affect the duration of the preceding note and not […]

  • Adam + Kristen = 15 Years

    On June 21st, 1997 Kristen and I tied the knot.  We took vows. We made promises. We smiled for pictures. We ate some food. And we began a our life together.  Fifteen years later we are still holding vows, keeping promises, smiling for pictures, eating some food, and loving life together. I can’t imagine life […]

  • Celebrating 11 years of parenting

    On Saturday, May 12th 2001 Megan Elisabeth McLane was born. Some fun facts: Megan came 2 weeks late. Kristen went into labor the morning after we went out to an Indian buffet with our friends Jason and Bambi. I’ve always claimed I was in labor the next day, too. It’s a girl! From the moment […]

  • Rest

    It’s been a busy 2-3 weeks. So I called an audible, checked the family into a local resort, and mandated 2 days of play and rest. I’ll be back Monday. May peace be with you.

  • Christmas happiness

    The five McLane’s had a very simple Christmas day.  Everyone slept in so we didn’t get out of bed until about 7. A huge treat! As excited as the kids were to open presents they were polite and orderly about the whole thing. It took Jackson exactly one gift to figure out what this was […]

  • Mini-Vacation

    I’m fried. The past 4 months were exhilarating and exhausting at the same time. Here’s a summary of the stuff I’ve been up to. We changed churches I helped launched 2 businesses, mountains of paperwork and 27 trips to the bank, and hundreds of hours of “other crap.” I wrapped up 3+ years of time […]

  • I need your camping advice!

    Next weekend the McLane family is going camping. (A non-digital adventure!) Specifically, we’re going to Idyllwild, CA for 3 days and 2 nights. We need this Summer 2011 has been the lost summer. Especially for me. Leaving YS and starting up 2 businesses meant that we didn’t take a vacation over the summer and I’m […]

  • Todayland

    The other day I was sitting at my desk working on a project that commanded my full attention. Fully engaged, I barely acknowledged that Kristen handed me Jackson (6 months old) so she could work on lunch. So, for about 15 minutes, I’m left holding him on my lap with one hand while I’m trying […]

  • Jackson and Dad, 5 months in

    No DNA test required, right? This is my boy. JT has fit into our family from the first moment. We never knew he was missing from the family make-up until he invited himself to the party. He completes our little family. This baby is proof that there are no accidents in God’s eyes, just emerging […]