There is nothing like a life-threatening category 4 hurricane barreling down on you to make you rethink what you value as important. Unless you were in a coma last week or a foreign country, you are likely aware that a massive hurricane named Matthew was projected to rip through the Caribbean and ride the coastline of the United States from the southern tip of Florida all the way up to North Carolina. Continue reading Hurricanes Will Refocus Your Priorities
At the start of the summer I sat down with the kids and they brainstormed all the things they would love to do over the summer. It was fun for them to dream up places to go and it was helpful for me to know what types of things to plan. I was rather fortunate that they didn’t get too crazy with their ideas and as you can see below we were able to check off most of the items on their list.
Well, those lazy summer mornings have come to an end. No more dragging my feet and waiting until mid morning to get the kids dressed and make breakfast. We now hit the ground running at 7am sharp! I want to try and get on top of things around the house so I have decided to come up with a household schedule. Continue reading Kick It into High Gear
As the summer is winding down and the kids are starting back to school, our family continued our tradition of ending the summer with a week on the beach. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins all take the week off and head over to the beach for a wonderful week of relaxing, good cooking, fun, sun, laughter and memories. Continue reading Moments to Cherish Forever
On day one of our recent family road trip we stopped for dinner in Georgia at a pizza buffet. While in the bathroom bending over to help our daughter, my wife’s iPhone 5 slipped out of her shirt pocket and landed face down on the tile. She knew before she even turned it over, it was shattered. Major first world problems here. When we finally got to our destination we hit up an apple store and found out it would be between $750 and $950 to buy a new phone. Continue reading DIY Master
Wow, where has the time gone? Not so long ago I had the pleasure of getting to be a guest on the 18th episode of The Dad Bros Show podcast. Since then I have stayed in contact with Jon & Josh and just the other night I had the honor of being able to be part of their 100th episode!
That’s a big deal! 100 podcast episodes is a lot of episodes. Josh & John are great guys who are easy to listen to and have a good time discussing current events, talking about being dads and bringing on great guests (like me).
The weather is having some sort of identity crisis around here. It’s 78 degrees and sunny one day then the next morning I wake up to ice in the back yard. It’s time for Mother Nature to make up her mind. And the pollen is out of control. Everything is covered in a quarter inch of yellowish powder. I had to make a special trip to the store the other morning for some allergy medicine.
Anyhow, enough about the weather. The kids and I hadn’t been to the zoo in a few weeks. That’s unusual for us, we’re zoo regulars. The kids were begging to go so I packed a lunch and we headed out. As it turned out the weather decided to be especially chilly that day. I asked the kids which animal they wanted to go to first and they decided on the kangaroos. Continue reading Chilly Day at the Zoo