Category: Personal

Things that relate more to me than to you.

Got Creative Over The Holidays

I always have good intentions to do something creative, but this year I actually got a few projects done. One is a reversible scarecrow snowman that I my wife saw on Pinterest. It’s about three feet tall and has weathered the weather pretty well so far as it sits outside our front door. The clothes pins are...

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Went golfing for the first time in many years today.

Went golfing for the first time in many years today with a friend. We had a great time and didn’t lose too many balls. The worst hole was this one as there was no way I was going to make it over the marsh. Basically you had the tee, the marsh, and then the hole....

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Say Hello to Marshmallow

We now have a new dog in our home. His name is Marshmallow and he’s a Bichon Frise. What’s really nice is that he’s a hypoallergenic dog so no allergies! Marshmallow is an active dog and we think he’s 2-3 years old. He’s pretty house trained but doesn’t know how to sit or anything like...

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Unfortunately, Archie had to go back.

There were a lot of discussions and tears on Friday as we had to make the hard decision to return Archie to where we came from. It wasn’t that we didn’t want him, in fact he was a great dog. The issue was that whatever he was mixed with was causing my wife to have...

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Welcome Archie

Today we adopted a dog. His name is Archie. Adopting a dog is something we’ve wanted to do for a while and we finally found one that felt like the right fit for our family. Archie is about 6 months old and has been nothing but amazing. He hasn’t barked, he seems pretty potty trained,...

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The FitBit shows me how lazy work makes me.

I got my wife a new FitBit for Christmas so I got her old one. I was pretty sure that I walked a lot at work, but it turns out, I don’t. Work makes me very lazy. After wearing it a few months, I notice that I make very few steps on work days. My...

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My DIY Standing Desk

Working from home has its perks but one thing I miss is my standing desk. Granted, I don’t stand as much as I should at work, but sitting all day at home doesn’t feel so good. So I built myself a standing desk out of things I had lying around. I propped the laptop up on...

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Our first visit to the Big Thrill Factory.

  • Balancing
    Walking The Ropes Course
  • Big Smile
    Big smile while walking the ropes course.
  • Balance
    One step at a time.
  • Zig Zag
    Not all balance beams were straight.
  • More Rope
    Lots of ropes to hang on to for balance.
  • Play Area
    General shot of the play area.
  • Silly Lily
    Lily's fun Laser Tag photo.
  • Laser Tag Lily
    Go team blue!
  • Causing
    One of the video games where they got to sit back and feel like they were driving or flying.
  • Bumper Cars
    Lily driving the bumper cars.
  • Laser Tag Lily
    Who's ready to have some fun?!

We’ve driven by the Big Thrill Factory many times, but never actually visited. That was until yesterday. Lily and I had a daddy daughter day and decided to check it out. Turns out, it’s a lot of fun! We got to play laser tag, explore the rope course, and play in the indoor play area....

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It’s time to re-organize the blog.

Starting today, I’m re-organizing everything. Over the years, it has become a mess of tags and categories and it’s about time to clean them out. I’m going to delete a bunch of categories and convert some to tags. Then I’ll delete a bunch of tags. I just feel it’s unorganized right now. Good intentions, but...

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