Four Year Old Burn

Yesterday I left work a bit early to meet up with the rest of my family for an ice cream after school. My oldest, in a new school for grade nine this year, was proud to tell me she joined her first extra curricular club. She wanted me to guess what she had joined though.Continue reading “Four Year Old Burn”

Career Balance, Money vs Happiness

From a young age I’ve been finding ways to make money for myself. I grew up in a family of four children with my single Mother. She is an amazing Mother and raised us all well. Some of the choices she made to ensure that she could be there to care for us and shapeContinue reading “Career Balance, Money vs Happiness”

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”

I Know What You’re Talking About

One of our visits to the local zoo my sister noticed the turtles were getting fairly, ummm, friendly with each other. Trying to be subtle about it she comes up to me and says, “Look the turtles are playing leap frog with each other”. My nine year old daughter comes up to me a coupleContinue reading “I Know What You’re Talking About”

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”

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”

When You’re Right, You’re Right

A couple months ago my son was asking my wife about her wedding rings. He wanted to know why she had two different rings. Jen explained to him that one was the wedding band and one was the ring I gave her when I asked her to marry me. “Mommy, why did Daddy ask youContinue reading “When You’re Right, You’re Right”