Captain’s Log: Day 2,149

The past several weeks – maybe more like a month – have been full of busy schedules for all of us. The end of Sylas’ first year of school, wedding planning and my family visiting along with just enjoying the beginnings of our summer. On Sylas’ last day of school the kids went to the […]

Captain’s Log Day 2,121

I noticed that I hadn’t written in nearly a month a couple days ago and put it on my to-do list. I don’t really know what to write about other than mundane life happenstances, because, well, life is pretty boring at the moment. Currently, we are all sick with a pair – yes, two – […]

Capitain’s Log: Day 2078

We took the kids out to the park a couple days ago while the weather wasn’t too cold. they’ve been getting cabin fever, and with the Midwest weather – ever changing – it makes it hard to make plans to go outside. One day it will be nearly seventy degrees outside and then it will […]

Survival Mode

This week has been rough guys. All five of us have RSV after Sylas brought it home from school exactly a week ago. I’m constantly wearing someone else’s mucus, chasing kids around going from nose to nose with a box of tissues trying to keep it under control. One sneeze and Niagara falls cuts loose. […]

The KonMari Method

Since beginning my major lifestyle change, I have learned a lot, and its only been what, a week? Probably not even that long. After seeing a lot of videos about the “KonMari method” from YouTube, I decided to google it and investigate a bit more. I had the general idea of what it was about […]

Major Lifestyle Change

I’m generally not one to make New Years resolutions. If I decide to diet or work out, Its because I feel like I should, not because its a “new year, new me” thing. Maybe its timing, maybe this year is different, but I have decided to try a lifestyle change this year. Clutter is something […]

Christmas Gift Ideas

This year is probably going to be one of my favorite Christmases yet. I’ve got kids of different ages and stages that are taking in the holiday season in different ways. Sylas is really excited for it this year. He asks daily how far away it is. We actually mailed his letter to Santa yesterday. […]

The Gift of Life: Part Seven

On April 28, 2013, my parents moved back home. It was bittersweet, leaving behind the friends that they had made but so looking forward to all the memories to be made at home. His transplant journey was far from over though. He would have to continue visiting St Louis for the rest of his life. […]