A Summer That Won’t Suck, Outing 2

Happy Friday! It was most definitely a happy one for me since I used one of my paid Summer Days to extend my Father’s Day/anniversary weekend by one day. And yes, it was worth it. Today’s adventure took us someplace we had been just a month prior but because Ann wanted a pair of sandals … Continue reading A Summer That Won’t Suck, Outing 2

Track Time

Today was Anthony's 12th birthday and despite Mom and Dad asking him repeatedly for weeks what he might want as a gift, his reply was a consistent "I don't know!" (He really wanted a camera but I'm still pricing them -- and he's not getting one better than mine.) I had some suggestions for places … Continue reading Track Time

Decade

It was the first week in September 2003 when I got the news. Ann, having been suffering from what she thought was a bout with the stomach flu, called me at work once she returned from the doctor. And I’ll never forget it. “I’m pregnant,” she said, voice quivering. Barely being able to hold onto … Continue reading Decade

The Disneyland VIP Experience

To paraphrase the Walt Disney quote, it was all started by a text. On Friday afternoon, Ann received a text from longtime friend Colleen (pseudonym). She said she was in town for the week and had a question for her: would you and the family like to join us at Disneyland on Saturday? We immediately … Continue reading The Disneyland VIP Experience

2013: My Year In Review

Since this is a personal blog, I figured that instead of writing a year-end review about other things, it would be better suited for me to give a year-end review of things that actually happened in my life. It’s much easier to do something like this now since chances are I captured those moments with … Continue reading 2013: My Year In Review