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A Beautiful Mind

OK mom and dad, I guess you win…

If I had truly understood exactly how cool it was to watch your kids grow up and begin the process of learning, things may have been different. We just don’t get it until we are older.  If I understood then what I know now, there may have been a few less curfew restrictions, a few less calls after Dave Mathews Concerts, and all the other things that may have kept you all up at night. Continue reading “A Beautiful Mind”

A Little Less Conversation

So as Jenn would tell you…I love to talk and to tell stories.  And yes, I realize that just maybe I sometimes pack a two minute story into ten or twelve minutes. I will blame this on being a visual person and trying to convey the full experience.

This trip to San Diego was a lot of fun, and we got a lot of great pictures, so I figured that this one time, I would let the pictures do the talking. As you will see, I probably talk too much with pictures too…

Jenn’s Favorite Spot on Earth at The Perfect Time of Day – Torrey Pines State Reserve

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Oh My What Have I Done?

There are some videos that your 20 month old child should never see…I mean never.

But we’ll get into that more later.

After a cross-country flight with a high school cheerleading team, the University of Texas women’s golf team, and a Sherwin Williams convention, I was glad to meet up with Jenn at the airport.  Even though it had only been two days, I couldn’t wait to get home and see Nolin.  I was also very excited to give him the toy that I had picked up for him. Continue reading “Oh My What Have I Done?”

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (Oh Yeah and Trolleys too)!

Jenn said it best…”if only Nolin was as well-behaved in church as he is on mass transit”.

This quote speaks volumes to the stage we are currently in.  In church Nolin loves to shout Hallelujah and talk to people around us during every quite moment. With traveling, Nolin loves all things that move and is much more engaged. I guess this is pretty common for boys his age, although I am not sure they all wake up first thing in the morning concerned for the whereabouts of trains and trolleys?! Continue reading “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (Oh Yeah and Trolleys too)!”

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