Kentville Pumpkin People 2019

Our town has a fun tradition for the month of October. We have the Pumpkin People pop up all over. Each year is a different theme, but I really like this years especially. It is Toon Town, showcasing a bunch of classic cartoons. This morning we got up and went apple picking again with familyContinue reading “Kentville Pumpkin People 2019”

Happy 10th birthday Noah

Today may youngest child turns 10 years old. That makes me feel both old and happy. I’m so proud of all my kids and the people they are growing into. I’m sure this won’t last many more years but for now he is one of my best friends. Soon he’ll get too old and notContinue reading “Happy 10th birthday Noah”

Lonely Working Distributed

Recently I wrote about having connections with my distributed team. Part of that was because people have assumed it must be lonely working from home without seeing people. It’s been rare that I’ve ever felt this way much because of my team but also because I have a great network of family and friends IContinue reading “Lonely Working Distributed”

Epic Road Trip 2018

We made out so well last year with a big long road trip that this year we decided to do it again. This time however instead of crossing the country we headed south. Driving this way it allowed us to accomplish two things we had been wanting to do for a long time. For yearsContinue reading “Epic Road Trip 2018”

2017 Automattic Grand Meetup

Another Automattic Grand Meetup has come and gone. It is always such an amazing, overwhelming, stressful, fun, exciting, unique, and tiring experience. This year was no exception to that. Shortly before the meetup the team I’m on added three new people. That is exciting, always fun to get to meet and hangout with more awesomeContinue reading “2017 Automattic Grand Meetup”

Splashing in the Pool

We took the kids down to the local community pool this afternoon. Jen and I were sitting on the side with our legs in while the kids were swimming around. A chair opened up in the shade so I got up and moved over there. Shortly after a little girl started splashing Noah in theContinue reading “Splashing in the Pool”

Improvised Game Night

Our second night of vacation went a little different than planned, but still lots of fun.  We are spending the first few days visiting friends and tonight was to be a game night. There has been thunder and lightening off and on for most of the afternoon and evening and our best guess is thatContinue reading “Improvised Game Night”

Should Sleep Tonight

The past few nights I have not been sleeping properly. A couple nights in a hotel and getting ready to go meetup with my team have led to some tossing and turning.  This afternoon has been great though. Getting together with family and friends we went for a two hour hike through the woods toContinue reading “Should Sleep Tonight”

Automattic Dance Party

This Grand Meetup which I just returned from has been a bit of a roller coaster for me. Really my emotions leading up to it, while I was there, then coming home have had me all over the place. Realistically I’m still processing a lot of what I learned, what I’m going to take away,Continue reading “Automattic Dance Party”