Dear Brianna Lynne

Dear Brianna Lynne, Eleven years ago today, a day that will be forever etched into my memory. Some of the details and the timing of things have started to slip, but the feelings I felt that day will stay with me forever. I’ll be honest, you were a bit of a surprise to your MotherContinue reading “Dear Brianna Lynne”

A New Person, New Attitude, and New Goals

Seven and a half months of hard work and change have finally paid off. This morning when I weighed myself I’ve finally hit my goal. My weight is now 178 lbs which means two things, I’ve lost a total of 80 lbs and my BMI is now in the healthy range. See where I wasContinue reading “A New Person, New Attitude, and New Goals”

2014 Family Vacation

We made it through our big family vacation this year. I figured I’d try to write out a bit of an overview of what we did. There was so much packed into a short time that it could be easy to forget if I don’t get it down somewhere. Day 1 – Traveling Day IContinue reading “2014 Family Vacation”

Going with the flow

Some of our vacation hasn’t gone exactly as planned, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been great so far. We ended up cancelling our trip into NYC yesterday as everyone felt it was going to be just too much traveling for too little time in the city.This was after we had already started driving. Instead,Continue reading “Going with the flow”

Going Through Tech Withdrawal

Before we left for this vacation I knew one part was going to be rough for me in particular. It’s a very rare occasion where I’m not able to pull out my phone and be connected to everyone and everything. Traveling to the US with a Canadian cell phone makes that very cost prohibitive. LuckilyContinue reading “Going Through Tech Withdrawal”

Feeling the Vacation Stress

It’s the night before our family vacation and the stress is starting to set in. I’m not entirely sure why. We’ve gone on a number of big vacations with the family and they always turn out fine. This one feels different though. I’m not sure if it is the driving distance, it’s not much furtherContinue reading “Feeling the Vacation Stress”

Rabbit Stew Anyone?

I’m one of those guys who has a once typical Monday to Friday 9:00 – 5:00 job, so I look forward to the weekends. With four kids we usually keep pretty busy but it’s usually doing something fun with the family which is always nice, but weekends are also the time to get nagging choresContinue reading “Rabbit Stew Anyone?”