The Lock Out Situation



GraceDon’t let this pretty face or her kind thank you’s, pleases and I’m sorrys fool you. Behind this sweet exterior is a very smart and cunning child. We will get to that in a minute.

It was one week ago today, that I was at work on a conference call, and my cell phone rang. It was Pap-Pap. I immediately hit ignore (sorry Pap-Pap). Not because I did not want to speak with him, but I was at work, and a lot of times he is typically just looking for Jenn. Continue reading

Life Is Better With You



PoolToday our little girl turns two and it can only leave me to wonder where the time has gone.

Grace, this year has been filled with so many exciting experiences as you have developed one of the kindest most endearing and funny personalities I have ever been lucky enough to be around.

We are so lucky to have two kids who adore each other (most of the time), are best friends (most of the time) and look out for each other (well sometimes it just to make sure you don’t get run over).

Jenn and I always say that we wish we could just freeze this moment in time and keep you forever young, but we can’t wait to see what the next year brings…

Grace Fion…Life is better with you!



Coldstone vs. Yellowstone


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IMG_20140830_151622Jenn and I both love our kids, we love to travel, we really love to travel when we have air or credit card miles and we also really love to travel with our kids. Traveling with our kids being able to use air & credit miles…well, that is kind of like nirvana. When our kids turn two we have to seriously reevaluate that equation since they no longer fly for free.

While I am totally kidding (well sort of), Jenn had some credits on delta that were about to expire and Grace is about to turn two…therefore the equation works! So Jenn began planning her adventures. This adventure would lead her (and Pap-Pap (who also had credits) and Grammy) to Yellowstone and Jackson Hole.
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Ice Bucket Fail



So in catching up, this falls in line with one of those stories, that I don’t want to fall by the wayside a few years down the road.

It was two weeks ago and I ended up having a last minute work dinner that I needed to attend. This meant that Jenn had a long day with no help while I got to bypass frozen broccoli and pasta and instead enjoy a perfectly cooked steak and a glass of wine…the sacrifices we make. Continue reading



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Family-picI started this blog in order to document all the new experiences , learnings and blunders that I would encounter jumping head first into parenthood along with Jenn. It would also serve as an awesome opportunity to share these memories with our children when they are older.

After four years and two children I have found that there is a fine line between documenting my life with my family and actually living it. Hence we have been back from our big road trip for almost a month, and I have yet to catch up. So I am going to try with a quick update or what I am calling a quickdate, which I am hoping doesn’t become a regular occurrence. Continue reading


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