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here comes #3

We’re expecting our 3rd child in April, and I just wanted to share some of where my mind goes, maybe you fathers can relate: 1) how can our income sustain this food intake?! 2) please “#2” get out of those diapers soon. 3) when will I have time for one on one time with my… Read more »

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my favorite part

We have this “thing” we do with our kids… we ask them “What was your favorite part of today?” It is always fun to hear what they say, normally on response we get is “going to the park” but if you wait long enough you’ll hear what was REALLY the favorite part. Recently, my youngest… Read more »

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drums and “Santa Bags”

Boys are loud. Don’t believe me? I invite you to our house. So here is the scene: I am home for lunch and my wife and I are talking about a couple things, Levi (2 years) is banging on his drum EXTREMELY LOUD, and Roman is asking “DAD CAN YOU DO A SANTA BAG” for… Read more »

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i destroy things

Last night after work and before supper the boys and I went down to the toy room to play. We ended up building a castle out of blocks, well… Roman (oldest son) and I tried, but Levi (youngest son) took his toy train and rammed it into any walls we were able to erect before… Read more »

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QUITR vol 5

Good decisions don’t make life easy, but they do make life easier. (Movie: Forever Strong) Teach in every moment with your kids. Be a “kid” at least once a month. Prayer: I want to be where the will of your hand and the strength of your love collide 9/19/10 Romans 9…… Fall rain is refreshing, After… Read more »

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playlists

I listen to music while I work, while I drive, even when I’m going to sleep at times. My iPod has a ton of different playlists on it, and all have a little bit different ‘feel’. Here are some of their titles: Around the Fire Altern bonneville BRAND NEW building this list chill communion Derek… Read more »

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give a little

Tonight my wife made an awesome pumpkin pie, for no reason at all… it is part of the benefits of having a pregnant wife. Long story short we had worship practice tonight and ended up taking the boys along (rarely, if ever happens)… they had fun, it was maybe a tad bit stressful for Mom and Dad…. Read more »

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Parenting

Yesterday I had a moment of realization – I tried something – not sure why, but I simply knelt down and looked at the world (literally) at my son’s height. When he came to me and wanted me to pretend with him in ‘his world’…  It was much easier to ‘go along’ with him and… Read more »

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what people don’t see

Integrity: When I was a “little shaver”, I remember my father teaching me what ‘integrity means’ – he told me then [paraphrased]:  “[integrity is] seeing a 10 dollar bill on the table (that isn’t yours) and leaving it there”. Transparency: I recently sat for coffee with a close friend and we apologized for some communication… Read more »

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my dandelion appetite

While on a family bike ride tonight… we road past what seemed like a field of 1 billion dandelions. With excitement my oldest son asks “dad can we stop so I can pick a dried dandelion” – I thought to myself “are you serious”, but I said “sure you can” so we stopped. After he… Read more »