Dogs vs. Babies

Posted on December 31, 2013

As a parent, I can’t help but notice how often people who do not have children refer to their pets as their “kids”. Often when you tell them a tale of your child’s recent hijinks, they will insinuate they know exactly what you mean because they have an animal. Worst of all though, some people will get a pet in order to see if they are responsible enough or ready to have a child. If you are one of the people I ...

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I Went to Disney World!

Posted on June 22, 2013

As any casual observer of my FaceBook feed has been aware, recently our family embarked on a Disney vacation. Rather than bore you, my loyal reader (hello, anyone out there?…hello?), with a chronological recap of our 10 days of leisure, I have decided instead to provide a review of places we visited. This way you are informed as to your options should you decide to vacationate in the Floridial area. My first review will cover our lodging in ...

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Air Show, Air Show!

Posted on March 24, 2010

Those of you who know me well know that I am passionate about a few things: God, my country, my family, and Spongebob Squarepants. As a subset of the second passion, I fancy (translation: “go gaga for”) military aircraft. In fact, growing up I always wanted to be an F-16 pilot (for those of you who do not know what that is, a pilot is the operator of an aircraft). For the last 10 years I have told myself that, if it weren’t for my, to put ...

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Disneyland Trip!

Posted on March 22, 2010

We got back Friday night from a few days spent in southern California. Our destination was the Disneyland resort. I believe half of Arizona had the same idea judging by the U of A and ASU apparel we saw during the week (last week was spring break for Arizona). While I was not able to solve the puzzle I had brought up on Facebook as to what was so unique about Cinderella’s feet (I faced two obstacles between me and the answer: 1.) Disney frowns ...

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A day in the life of a Kindergartner

Posted on November 1, 2009

As many of you may know, Ashton recently started Kindergarten. As I never attended Kindergarten myself, I am finding the experience fascinating. The word kindergarten is derived from teh Latin root words "kinder", meaning "gathering", and "garten", which means "total chaos". Of course I made this up based on my assumption as to what must happen when you pen up a large group of hyper, energetic 5 and 6 year olds in a room for 6 hours a day. ...

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San Diego Fun!

Posted on October 24, 2009

The family and I recently had the opportunity to go on vacation. We decided to go to San Diego and check out a few of the local attractions. A 'brief' synopsis of our trip follows... On Monday morning, Karina and I surprised the kids by telling them we were going to go on vacation that day. Their excitement and enthusiasm was immediately rewarded with a 7 hour ride in the van. Karina had to stay in Tucson a bit longer than me and the kids so ...

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Posted on August 8, 2008

We recently returned from our family vacation to Monterey, California. Karina, Ashton, Lynsey and myself went out to see my sister Stacie and her hubby Adrian and to take in the scenery/activities in the northern California area. Overall, we had a great time. The scenery was beautiful, there was so much to do, and we were not all swallowed by the earth in a cataclysmic earthquake. Below are a few of the highlights: Arrival in Oakland: ...

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Posted on July 19, 2008

In order to increase traffic to my blog, I have decided to discretely place various popular search terms within the text of my blog. My hope is that my blog will rise in search engine results whilst you, the reader, barely notice (Britney Spears) a thing. I hadn’t planned on writing a blog for a little while (Barack Obama) since I did not have any topics that I felt were (boobies) blog-worthy. However, this evening as I read pre-bedtime ...

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Dinner with a bovine

Posted on March 20, 2008

For those of you looking for a fast food restaurant catering to the chicken lover (as in one who loves chickens, not as in a chicken Casanova), allow me to make a recommendation: Chik-Fil-A. The plain old chicken sandwiches are delicious, preferably with mayo and some hot sauce. Additionally, they offer a wholesome family atmosphere and cute play area for the kiddies. And as if that weren’t enough, Tuesday nights are family nights. Kids meals ...

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Posted on December 21, 2007

As most of you know, I am blessed to be the dad of two wonderful children. Parenting is a continuous learning exercise and, as my kids are two and four years old, I figure I have a combined total of 6 years of “education”. I know a lot of people are intimidated at the thought of having children, but let me tell you, there is no more rewarding experience in the world. And, it’s really not as bad as you’d think. In fact, it’s a lot ...

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