A Sunday Full of Memories

Looking back at my childhood I can recall a number of specific memories that have stuck with me for one reason or another.  Whether it was receiving a gift that I had longed for…or taking a trip somewhere special…these memories were strong enough to stand the test of time and still remain relevant in my life.  If I had to wager a guess, I would say this past...

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Spring Break Road Trip!

While sitting around trying to figure out just what to do for Spring Break this year, it occurred to me that road trips don’t have to necessarily be reserved for summer vacations.  With that in mind I dialed up google maps and started to ponder just where our journey could take us.  We needed a trip that would be not only fun, but also worthwhile, since it would...

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Sweethearts Dance

As I progress through this whirlwind adventure called ‘parenthood’ I always try to stay conscious of the big picture.  In particular, those moments that both define me as a parent, and also remind me what the point of all this is.  Saturday night was definitely one of those moments.  Ellie’s Brownie troop had a Sweethearts Dance to celebrate...

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A Fantastic (and frigid!) New Years!

Talk about starting off 2011 with a bang! We had such a special end to 2010…and it honestly ranks up there as one of my favorite New Year’s celebrations ever. Usually we spend NYE at home with friends and family, but this year I decided to mix things up a bit. I surprised the family with a little trip to Estes Park, and we stayed in a condo just outside...

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A Magical Return!

Honestly, I have to be the luckiest guy on earth…for I have now enjoyed not one, but TWO magical journeys to Walt Disney World with my amazing family.  There’s just something about these vacations that get me all giddy inside just thinking about them.  As most of you know, Jen and I surprised the kiddos (again) with their second visit to Disney World, and...

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A Special Halloween Treat!

Finally!  The secret is out and we can talk about it!  Many of you may remember how we surprised the kiddos last year with a special trip to Disney World…well, we decided the trip was so special that it was time to head back.  We planned and booked the trip months ago, and we’ve been trying to figure out a way to spring it on them that was different than...

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Ellie = 7

I suppose it’s pretty special that two of our kiddos have birthdays so close together…and I’m sure one day (when the unbelievable stress is gone) we will look at this week with a great deal of affection and nostalgia.  For now?  It’s nothing more than your average chaotic/crazy/hectic/unbelievably-special week!  Today, our wonderful daughter...

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Cameron = 9

Wow. Wow. Wow.  Each year it’s the same story…but I have to admit that each year I’m just blown away at how old our kids are getting.  Today, Cameron turns the ripe ol’ age of NINE!  Honestly, these ‘birthday-blog-posts’ seem to be coming much to rapidly!  Enough already! This past year was such an amazing year for Cameron –...

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MICHIGAN 2010: The Videos

Well…..we’re back!!  It was a wonderful vacation that has (again) provided us with memories to last a lifetime.  But as we try to ease back into our routines (and crawl out of the mountain of laundry), it is taking a little longer to get the pictures organized and blog post written up.  So, I thought this would be a good time to post up the videos I made...

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VACATION!! (finally!)

Ahhhhhh…the time has finally come!  For the next 16 days, we will be enjoying a nice break from the day-to-day grind.  Gone will be the conference calls…and meetings…and household chores…and laundry…and ’blah’.  Yep…all of that will be gone soon.  In case you’re wondering what could possibly replace all those...

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Family Reunion – 2010

Another 4th of July with family has come and gone.  And while it’s only been a week since we returned from New Mexico, I already find myself reflecting on the peacefulness and beauty of the land we get to enjoy once a year, and the memories of family we don’t see nearly often enough. After a somewhat eventful drive down (rain! rain! rain!), we had our...

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Fun in the Fresh Air

The pop-up camper has been hauled out of storage, cleaned, and dragged up to the mountains…which can only mean one thing:  Summer has officially started!  That’s right…this past weekend we spent a couple nights enjoying some time away from the daily chaos at Camp Dick campground in Peaceful Valley, Colorado.  We stayed at this site last year and...

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