Guess who isn’t going to Church or the Bears game this morning? I’m still trying to catch up on sleep and get back to Central time zone and the fact that it’s going to be negative a million today wind chill I’m skipping out. I did watch a Catholic mass on tv this morning with the nannies and the boys. That was the best we could do. I do not want my boys outside right now. It’s not worth it. We had already done the first snow and made a lot of videos with them. The photos of them touching it for the first time are priceless. Heston made a big squeal and Alex started crying. It really shows how different they are. I love that we are all Catholic. It was a requirement on when I hired everybody. I want my boys to have a solid foundation. When they are old enough or they start questioning their own faith and beliefs then we can talk about it and see what’s going on. In my darkest moments my faith has always gotten me through. I want their hearts to be with God in all of their days. Before we eat we always pray at our table. I have taught my boys to Give Thanks. They both know what that means and we are still working on getting them to bow their heads as we all do and listen quietly. The only part they master is when we all say Amen that’s when one or both get loud and mumble something then laugh. It’s really funny and sweet. I’m trying.
Today it’s all about the boys. Our christmas tree is full of presents for everyone. The girls are all leaving at noon on the 23rd. They are going to be with their families for Christmas. Sarah is going to spend a few extra days and be back before New Year’s eve. I have to go to New York City for work and asked her to watch the boys. The other 2 nannies will be with their families and return on Monday. We worked this schedule out last month to make sure we would all get to be with our families for Christmas. The boys are going to help me wrap up some gifts I bought in Dubai and Paris for the girls. I don’t know how well it’s going to go but we will try. I think I have all of the presents sent that I need to send out. I have all of the ones we are taking to Lincoln for our family. Let me think, we are also going to make some homemade christmas candies on Friday night with Auntie Lindsay. I want their first Christmas to be really special. My boys have received so many gifts from Santa and our family. People have been so generous to them. I am going to thin it out and donate some of the toys because it’s overwhelmed. My boys do not need all of this. They already have too much stuff. I’ve also been receiving way too many gifts from Santa. I guess I have been very nice. I know I have been enjoying all the videos and photos from our Family Foundation. We are donating a total of $2 million dollars this year. $80,000 a day for 25 days. My cousin Tyson has been handling all of that. As a family we all voted on what charities we would help this year. We take the top 25 and do all that we can to help them out. It’s been so great watching the shock and reactions. It makes me feel really good about our family legacy. My grandmother would be so proud of us. It’s what she wanted us to do to carry on her lifelong work. Service to others is invaluable to your spirit and your soul. If you do not help others you are wasting your life on this Earth.
I have a heavy travel schedule coming up. I have to finish up the year with some meetings and good news. I also have to explain my plans for next year. 2017 will be my last year working with SJC. It is time for me to move on with my life. I have created the empire I always dreamed about. I have enough money saved up for 20 lifetimes and I know the money will continue to grow. Lindsay keeps a close eye on everything. She is always aware of where we are at on our weekly phone calls with each office. I know with her watchful eye and taking over 50% ownership things will go fine. She is ready and committed to stepping up. She does not want to be CEO. She does not want to do anything other than own 50% so I am selling 40% to her. I really would like to know how much weed investment money she has made because when I told her how much I wanted she didn’t even negotiate. She said she would put down a down payment and pay off the rest quarterly over a certain number of years. She said she has plans to expand even more and wants to take SJC into a new direction. She likes the commercial market right now but her Mexico energy investments are paying off really well right now. She wants to see what more we can do there. Her stockpile of rigs is more than we thought and now that she has become more transparent I am seeing how she was making all of this money for us over the past year. I’m proud of her ambition. I also worry she will grow tired of the administration side. She is not one to sit in meetings. She is a dictator and does not listen well. She also do not want a partner. I’m going to retain my 50% and do nothing. The silent partner she has always wanted Lol
I made breakfast for everyone and we have chili in the slow cooker for everyone. We are all trying to stay indoors and snuggle. Taking my dog out a few times a day is going to be horrible. We have a sweater for him and I thought about putting on some puppy boots but he’s not out that long. He has really impressed me with how he has been gentle with the babies. He likes to run with them crawling after him. He always runs and then comes back to chase them too. It’s hilarious. He enjoys them a lot more now that they are crawling around. When they start walking he better look out. Santa has also brought him a lot of great gifts. I think he’s going to enjoy all his chew toys. I’m happy to see everyone check out the tree for new gifts. The girls and I will be doing our family Christmas for them on the 22nd. I’m going to make their favorite meal and give them their gifts from me and the boys. I’m also going to open their gifts for the boys and myself. Sarah is really excited about the big gift she got me this year. She made it. She has been working really hard on it and she won’t let me see it. I can’t wait to see what it is. I’m sending gifts back with her for her family. I have known her entire family my whole life. I appreciate them letting me steal her away to help me raise the boys. She really has been a gift to us. I could not do anything without the nannies. They are all very special women and I enjoy watching my boys with them. They love their nannies.
I think we are getting closer to our first word. Heston has been figuring sounds out. I keep working with both of them to say Da da. I will probably cry the first time I hear it. I also know that’s the beginning of them getting over on me. They will be able to get anything they want and out of all kinds of trouble by softening me up. Sarah has already been trying to talk to me about not spoiling them too much and they need to learn what no means early. Even when they throw a fit she said stay strong and let them know they are not in charge. Otherwise I’m going to be a doormat all of their lives.
I’ve been writing this post off and on for the past few hours. I just put my boys down for a quick nap. We are doing these 30 minute naps twice a day instead of a full hour. Sarah said it will refresh them and give them a place of comfort when they are getting overly stimulated by everything right now. I have a lot of other posts I’m going to add on here today.
As always thank you for reading this. I’m so happy you are all here. It’s a joy and a pleasure to have you interested in my story. My life is only going to get better. 2017 is going to be great!