I had a great year last year. All of my dreams came true. In January I was dealing with my new book being published and released. I had a lot of things going on with my career and I decided to expand more. We are now in more cities than ever before. I announced my retirement plans for SJC. I went around to all of my offices and let them know the plan. Lindsay has now purchased 50% of SJC. I still retain 50% but will no longer have a CEO position after this year. I am going to keep my ownership for a few years until she expands enough to buy me out. She has a 5 year plan for that. I wish her all my best and I know she is going to make everything run smoothly.

My twins were born in February! Everything leading up to their birth was a learning experience. I had to figure everything out as I went. I had great advice and support. Thank goodness for Sarah. She has been such an important part of their life. I could not have made it this far without her. I also thank my other 2 nannies. They have helped Sarah recoup from all the hours she works for us. She is a part of our family now and I want to take care of her forever. She is still in school she is almost done with 2 of her certifications. I’m happy for her still keeping her own dreams going as she works for us.

Let me think. In March I turned 43. 42 was a memorable year. But 43 was a fresh start. I really enjoyed celebrating my birthday and taking time off to plan ahead. My boys pretty much took over my spring and I couldn’t have been happier. I remember my two little peanuts being so small. They were great from the beginning and allowed me to make mistakes, learn, and slowly know what they needed.

April and May were still a blur because I was in baby overload.

As for the rest of the year. Everything was a lesson. I met my wife. We became engaged. I legally adopted my boys. I had a huge family wedding. And we had our first Christmas. It was all perfect. My marriage is strong and healthy. We talk everything out. We still haven’t even had one fight.

I am so thankful for a great 2016. So many positive and wonderful things came into my life. I feel very blessed. I owe it all to God. My Catholic Faith has really taught me no matter what happens keep faith and hope that everything will always work out. And it did.

I am happy, healthy, and loving my life. I love my wife very much. I love Heston and Alex. And I look forward to the new year.

Go Vegan! Go Cubs! Go Thunder! and Go Bears!

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