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Twenty-five Years in the making…

Twenty five years ago today, I married the girl of my dreams. I had been looking forward to this day for a long time, only we had no idea what we were getting into. We knew about marriage. We knew we were going to live together. We knew we would grow older together....

Tyson & Samantha’s Perfect Day!

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224ce-K DLX

224ce-K DLX

Taylor 224ce-K DLXTaylor. Cutaway. Hawaiian Koa. Tropical Mahogany Neck. West African Crelicam Ebony Fretboard. I don't even know what Crelicam is!!! What I do know is that this guitar is a dream to play! I've never had a grand auditorium shape before, and it fits...

Plaster Family Christmas Tree

Plaster Family Christmas Tree

The year was 2021. We had just finished watching Christmas Vacation, starring Wally Griswold and family. We were inspired, we lived in Idaho, and it was something we've always wanted to do — cut down our own Christmas tree. We had seen others do it, and were...

No More Flats!

No More Flats!

When we first moved to Idaho, we enthusiastically broke out the bikes, took to the greenbelt along the Boise River and started out on what we figured would be a nice bike ride along the river. We ended at a Carl's Jr., five miles from our truck, making a phone call...

Digital Photo Storage, Management and Organization

Digital Photo Storage, Management and Organization

I took my first digital picture in 1997. We had our second son in 2005 and by then I already had around 7,000 digital photos! By 2010 we had all four boys and we were around 25,000 pictures! Today, I have 83,143. I got my first iPhone in 2009 and that was the single...

Idaho Bound!

Idaho Bound!

Our decision to move to Idaho began in early August. It started with prayer of hope, continued with prayer for open doors and clarity, and ended on Monday, December 4, with a prayer of Thanksgiving. On Saturday, December 3, 2017, the boys finished the  Soccer season,...

Our Decision to Move to Idaho

Our Decision to Move to Idaho

I have lived in Simi Valley for 41 years. Kate has been here for most of her life. We LOVE Simi Valley, the people who live there, and the area and surroundings. So making the choice to leave such a great place was not an easy one. Our comfort is here. Our friends and...

8 Small Resolutions That Can Change Your Family

8 Small Resolutions That Can Change Your Family

A wise parent once wrote: "No mom is full of more false hope than when she puts up a new chore chart." Parents love new beginnings, those hopeful moments when we vow to be better. Our children are going to start being more responsible and respectful, and as parents,...