Peyton, I will call you today, I swear

Dinner with Peyton. Here’s what happened.

Damn she looked good. That kind of surprised me. The last time I saw her she was in a beachy summer outfit and not really fixed up at all. I wasn’t either so I’m not bashing her. She cleans up good. She looked great and very professional. She said she created a response team at her hospital and they sent her to a conference downtown to learn more about how to facilitate it, how to staff it, how to get support staff, and how to request budget, equipment, etc. How cool is that? She was pretty excited to tell me all about it. It was interesting to learn about. She even showed me the pamphlet they made today for her to kind of explain what it is.

We caught each other up on our lives. I showed her more recent photos of the kids and pictures of our new house. She said Vegas is close to Denver if we ever wanted to hang out some weekend, she could fly up. I said hmmmm and changed the subject. She dropped it from that point. She told me about how her family is doing, how work is going, those kind of things. We had a delicious meal. Wow, was that salad good. I mean I liked my entree too but that salad. I’m going to have to take the kids there before we leave. I bet they would love all the things in that salad. So at the end of dinner I had no plans to extend the evening. I was going to drive home and probably go to bed early. I was pretty tired from helping move out furniture and then rearrange the house all day. Well….

So we walked out into the lobby and she said do you want to come up so we can talk privately? I said come up where? She said to my room. I said no Lol She said then how about the bar? Okay. We walked into the bar and sat down in a booth in the back corner. It wasn’t a big room but it wasn’t full of people so it was a good, quiet, spot. She started in with she has been thinking about me for a while and this week I’ve been on her mind a lot. I said I have to go and started to scoot out. She grabbed my arm and said Let me say this please. So I sat back down and listened. She told me that she regretted not finding out how far our relationship could have gone and that she doesn’t want to get back together. She liked how well I treated her but I have not in anyway held her back from dating and trying to find love. She said she had a serious boyfriend but they broke up because he wasn’t honest with her about some big things. She said he was hiding things from her and she didn’t want that in her life. She said the age difference between us wasn’t that noticeable and she didn’t care. She hopes that I do find the love of my life, she knows it’s not her, and she really does wish me and the kids well on our move. I said we didn’t even have to have dinner for that we could have said that over the phone. She said well if there was a chance for us to start back up she would see it on my face or in my eyes. She said that I had made it more than clear that I’m not interested in her and that she just wanted a solid closure on us. I do understand that. I wished her well and said we can be friends. I told her maybe some time next year in the spring she could come up to visit. That would give me plenty of time to get moved in, get the kids in school and get through settling in. She said okay with a laugh.

Guys, I was sweating Lol I wasn’t sure where things were going and I didn’t want to be that guy that said “It’s not you, its me”. We didn’t have to go there and I’m glad. I didn’t want to hurt her feelings more than I probably already did.

She walked me out to the lobby. We hugged goodbye and I turned to leave. Then I turned around and planted a giant kiss on her Lol I have no idea why I did it other than if this was real closure, I wanted one last big kiss with her. She melted into it and I did the only thing I could think of. I bolted out of the lobby with no explanation.

Guys, I kissed and ran Lol It was a “walkby snogging.” If you have ever seen the movie that quote is from you would be proud I used that last phrase properly. I had 4 texts messages by the time I got my Range Rover and a missed call by the time I got home. I answered none of them. I know I will call her back some time today but not yet. I don’t know what to say Lol The majority of the texts were What the hell was that????? Do you want to start over??? Was that a goodbye kiss???? Hello????

I’m an idiot. When it comes to women I know NOTHING. I had a clean getaway, I had left things in a very mature, friend in the future, spot. I ruined all of it.

WTF am I supposed to say to her now? Hellllllllllllppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp!

Back home

I got home from Denver last night. My house is going to be done in about 3 to 4 weeks so I’m going to be in full on purge mode this week.

I spent about an hour at the airport getting my plane maintenance and fueled back up before I put it in my rental hangar. I sure love that darn thing. It has given me years of pure joy. It also makes it very easy to travel. I love being up in the clouds. It makes me feel so small and humble. I love flying.

I missed my kids, I gave them all kinds of kisses and hugs as soon as I came in the house. They had all kinds of fun it sounds like. I saw some of the photos on the girls Facebook pages so that was fun. All of my nannies are officially done. I told them I wanted the last month to handle my kids all by myself. I need to get them and mainly myself into a routine. I really haven’t been using nannies unless I travel but it’s time to figure this all out. I’m confident I can handle it. I have 3 good kids that love to help. The grocery shopping will be something I need to figure out. They are all done with their summer camp and we are all done with their speech therapist so I really have no backup other than when Lindsay is in town. Her house is almost done so she will be leaving in the next week. The week before we move I’m taking the kids to the condo downtown and we will all stay there while my movers come in and pack things up for us. I have a cousin of mine who will fly with us to Denver to watch my kids in the plane and also make sure my pets are fine. I have to fly my dog and 2 cats with me to Denver. I found a neighbor who wants the parakeets. Thank goodness. I never wanted them in the first place but they are left over from when my ex-wife lived here. I did text her and say come get your cat or the cat is moving with me to Denver. She called right away more interested in me moving away. The call ended with her not wanting the cat for some pretty lame excuses but that’s okay. I love the cat, she’s mine now, she’s more than welcome to live with me forever. Oh yeah, speaking of ex’s.

When I got home and got everyone settled in my nannies told me I had a voicemail on the home phone. No one ever leaves me voicemails or even really calls my home phone so that was a surprise. They started giggling and told me to go listen. Of course all 3 of them went with me and listened in. They had already played it I don’t know how many times. It was Peyton. Yes, Las Vegas Peyton. The girl I dated right after Meri. She left a nice message and told me call her. I played the message twice trying to hear if it was an emergency or if something was wrong. Then we all sat around for a good 10 minutes debating if I should call her back or not.

After a few minutes I decided to call and see what’s up. It’s human nature to be curious about things. Peyton and I broke up only because I moved from Las Vegas back to Chicago. It was a friendly breakup and we remained friends for a few years after. I haven’t seen or talked to her in over a year so this was unusual.

I went outside for privacy because they wanted me to call her back on speakerphone. I said no and walked out. It was a little awkward at first but finally she told me what was up. She has a work conference in Chicago this coming weekend and wanted to see if we could grab dinner. I said Uhhhhhhhh Lol I said why? She said it sounded fun and we can catch each other up on our lives. I said I can do that right now. She said with a sigh, Sam. Fine, we can do dinner. Then she asked if I was single or would I be bringing someone. I said I’m single and not wanting to date right now. She said she has been single for 4 months. And then I got off the phone pretty quickly. I told her call Saturday so I know where to pick her up at. She said it would be easier to eat at the hotel restaurant. I said fine, then we exchanged cell numbers and I said, Good talk, see ya then hung up Lol I didn’t know how to wrap that conversation up. She sent me a text this morning with her flight info and hotel info. It was all on the same email page so she just screenshotted it.

So Peyton and I will be having dinner Saturday night. This whole thing played out on my Twitter last night. My friends were giving me advice on what to do or what not to do. It was pretty funny and the Dm’s were even better.

I have no intention of dating Peyton or even planning more than this dinner together. I have no feelings for her and I’m sure she feels the same way. It will be good to reconnect and maybe we can start up a friendship? I don’t know. We will see.

I’m taking my kids to the grocery store. Pray for me Lol See ya guys!

I’m so lazy its a Hammock life right now

I have been trying to figure out where I am going to move my family. I love the Chicago area, I love this house, but I want and need a change in my life. The kids are getting to be school age and if I move them soon enough we can get them settled and ready for the beginning of their school careers. Right now we are doing the prep work so that the boys will have the greatest success from day 1. It’s a lot of hard work for them but they are soaking it all up. I love seeing them learn new things. They get so excited. So after a bunch of back and forth debates on what the best city is for my family I’ve choosen Denver, Colorado. I bought a house there a few months ago. It is being renovated right now and it’s almost done. My plan is to sell this mansion, sell a lot of the furniture and things that go with this house and get ready to move us by September 1st. The boys’ school will start the middle of September so I really feel like this is my best time. Big deep breath. I have prayed and prayed on this decision. One of the main factors is that Alex’s doctors are all there. He is getting much better, we fight a small infection here and there but he is doing great. The house I bought is in the northwest side and has a lot of great amenities to the property. I’m actually downsizing if you guys can believe it. Those that have seen my Chicago house folder on Facebook can see how much space I have now. Our home is HUUUGEEE. I don’t need this much house. I need room for me, the kids, and a few bedrooms for guests. That’s it. No more crazy yard space, no more lake life. Okay, I’m obviously not going to be mowing my own lawn Lol That’s not the kind of downsizing I’m doing. I’m $till a $poiled brat. It’s time I just settle into dad life. I think this is my best option and we are going for it. I actually have several friends interested in my house and will be working with a local broker to help get this house on the market soon. I already have a survey done and the house inspected. The 4 things that needed to be updated or fixed are getting done in the next 2 weeks so I will be fully ready to say LIST IT!

Being closer to the west coast is going to have a lot of advantages for me. It’s also a great part of the country and I’m really looking forward to exploring the city.
I wish I had more of a huge update but I don’t. Oh wait, I’m going to Comic Con next weekend, that’s some news. Umm, I think that’s about it. I did upload a ton of new photos and videos on our Family Facebook page. Go check those out. We have done a few Periscopes and Facebook live videos. Those are also on there. Life is quiet. I love it. Hope you guys are enjoying your summer!

We are moving home today!

We are all up early. I went and grabbed breakfast while Sarah got everyone dressed and ready for our flight. The kids are eating. I’m waiting for the shipping company to come pick up our boxes and then it’s time to go. Mike’s mom is on her way here to get the keys. I’m having a cleaning service coming today to clean the whole house from top to bottom. The landscapers came yesterday to clean up the yard. I think we have everything on my list done. The only thing I need to do is load the cat and dog into their crates and off we go.

Thank you Denver/Colorado Springs! We had a great time but you aren’t home. Hello Chicago, we are coming home soon! I posted the last of our photos from my phone. We had a great adventure here. The staff at the Denver hospital was very nice in taking a photo with us so I can say thank you to them and let everyone know how awesome they care for kids. It’s all on our Family Facebook page. Check out the photos and videos.

As soon as they load up all of our boxes we are heading to the airport. It’s going to be a quick flight then Brandi and Heather will pick us up. My vehicles are being shipped back also. That was expensive. I should have just paid 2 friends to drive them back or something. As long as they get back home in 1 piece, it’s worth it.

It’s moving day! I’m really excited. I missed my home.

Have a great day, guys. I may take a few days off from blogging so I can get the kids, pets, and myself settled. See you all soon.

My little helpers x 3

School is going great. The boys love it. They are making all kinds of new friends. The moms and the 2 dads that do drop offs and pick ups are very nice. We all share funny stories about our kids while we wait the few minutes until our kiddos come out of class. I guess I’m making new friends too. We have a playdate for this weekend. My boys have attached themselves to the little Asian girl in their class. Their sister is half Asian so I get it. It’s pretty cute. Her mom said she talks about the twins nonstop. My boys share with her. Let’s review that one. My boys are actually sharing with other human beings. That’s a miracle. We are doing our “homework” at home. We are just supposed to notice different colors of things and see if the boys can tell me the right color. They get purple and blue mixed up. I’m sure I would too at that age. They do okay on red and black. White is easy. Yellow is the one that trips them up. We are working on it. Peace helps. She has all of the colors in her wardrobe so we pull out her things to give them the full rainbow to work with.

My 2 hours with my Sweet Pea is awesome. She is so funny. She says dada and then lights up into a whole story of babbling. I just say Uhhhh huhh. Yeah??? Really now. She goes on and on. I love it. I’ve waited her whole life to talk to me and now that she is, I can’t get enough.

We get the boys after running our errands and go home. We put up all of the shopping stuff I bought and then it’s play time before we all help make lunch. My kids love to help me cook. The boys have little stools and we put Peace on the island to watch us. She grabs the fruit I slice up. She can’t help herself. We eat, clean up and go outside and play. We have started to do little field trips to places around Colorado Springs. I want to explore with them. I want them to get used to being in crowds. It’s tricky but we are figuring it all out.

I have hired 3 babysitters. I told them I can always give them advanced notice. If I actually need a babysitter it would only be for a few hours here and there.

Jen finally met my kids. They like her. By the end of the event the boys were holding her hands. It was pretty cool. She said they are all adorable and she can see why I never want to leave the house. I told her our dates are now going to have to be at my house or at hers unless I have family or friends in town to help me watch them. Mike lives here and said he can babysit if he’s not working late. I wouldn’t go out anywhere until after my kids are asleep anyway. I haven’t even kissed Jen yet. We are still just hugging. She lingers a little more each time and one time she ran her fingers in the back of my hair. I just laughed because it caught me off guard. She’s cool. Casual dating with friendship is fun. No pressure and we can just hang out.

We are moving back to Chicago in 3 weeks. Sarah found a school I can get the boys in. It’s pretty much a glorified daycare but it’s very close to my house. That part I like. I’m going to finish having this house renovated and Mike said he and his mom want to move in it and pay me rent. That’s fine with me. His mom lives in Denver and she’s wanting to be closer to him. I won’t charge them much for rent but I also won’t give it away. We are still thinking about a rent to buy option. It’s a nice house. I’m not sure they want to live in the neighborhood though. We will see.

I can’t wait to get home. I’ve missed everything. It’s in time for football season. And hopefully I can get in a few Cubs games before the season is done.

Chicago book signing event, big turnout

Yesterday we had our biggest crowd yet on this book tour. I was not at all surprised. I’m sure most of it was all of my employees, family, and friends that wanted to make it to this event. I thought that was awesome. We sold the most books so far. I’m happy to hear that. Aiden the book tour manager that is with us, was surprised at how many people showed up. I said they are here for the photos, not for me Lol That was pretty much the only reason this many people showed up. So one by one, anyone that wanted to see the photos came up and I showed them. They were not allowed to take photos of them, not allowed to video any of it. We had the big book screen behind us so no one could sneak a photo from behind. The same reaction each time. First total shock and then either the I’m sorry I didn’t really believe you or something very negative about Meri.

I told you. I told all of you. I did my best to make sure the photos did not get out there. I’m pretty sure they didn’t but as always, there’s always a leak somewhere. There were not NUDE photos of us. I mean I have those but the 3 I showed that were provocative were selfies of us laying in bed together. Her bare shoulder is seen and me with no shirt on. All with huge smiles on both of us. It is very clear what we had just done. They are 100% real photos and it’s starting to change people’s opinions.

The trolls have tried very hard to contact me, message me or tweet me on social media. They want to come see me.

F*** NO!

You ladies do not deserve that. Harassing, bullying, defaming me, Jackie, and Lindsay for over 2 years in your psychopathic onslaught of lies and bullsh**, that’s why you will never get that chance. That’s why our Family Facebook page is hidden, that’s why we don’t post my locations for my book tour. If you had been nice to me like all of my Batfans, you would be invited, you would be added to our Family Facebook page. You would also be signed up for my newsletter and get all kinds of insider info and photos.

You chose your path. You get nothing. Not even a comment from me for your pathetic lies. Go kick rocks Lol That’s what Lindsay always says about the trolls. Thankfully we are only talking about a handful of nasty women. They use duplicate accounts and try to make themselves into a much bigger group but people can tell they are full of sh**. When the 3 on my Twitter that tweet at anyone that talks to me that I’m Jackie Overton, go google it, do their usual routine, people DM me. I tell them to block or ignore the trolls. I explain that I’m famous and they are jealous and then most people say Okay cool and move on. They don’t care what my trolls have to say. Maybe 1 out of 1,000 actually go google. These women actually think they are doing something. They think they are preventing another “catfishing”. Well there never was one to begin with so all you are doing is giving me, Jackie, and Lindsay reasons and evidence to get your accounts locked up or suspended. Please keep tweeting me, messaging me, or commenting Lol You are doing that to yourselves and it does make it a lot easier for Lindsay to report your accounts. Emailing me over and over does nothing. I read it and toss it. I have zero plans to respond. That’s what God told us to do. Turn the other cheek. Well you can kiss my other cheek on the southern part of me Lol

I am so happy how the book tour is going. We really haven’t had that many negative things. People have been surprised at how nice I am. Why? Meri said on there in the beginning that we laughed all of the time. We had a great time talking to each other and that we were in love. Of course I’m a nice guy. I wouldn’t continue to interact with people and grow such a huge following without being nice. My fans like me. I wouldn’t say they love me. My topic of fame is not really a good thing to be known for. However, it’s my honesty through the entire situation and my willingness to take my share of responsibility is what I hear over and over again. I would say 95% of the people coming to our book tour events have seen me on tv, seen my blog, read my Twitter. I always ask, how did you find out about me? From the show, that’s what most people tell me.

I’m also happy to be able to make 2 huge donations after this book tour is over to the 2 anti-polygamy and pro-polygamy groups that I’ve been supporting for years. They still get money from my books I sell online. They have always gotten money from my book tours. I do my best to make sure around Christmas I donate extra to each of them because I do believe anyone that lives that lifestyle choice or wants out of that cult, they deserve help. I don’t see many connections anymore of polygamy being a religious decision. I just don’t. I think back in the day, of course it was. I don’t believe in modern times they do that because they have a calling from God. That’s my personal belief. I don’t think having so man kids and so many wives has anything to do with God. I believe that it’s a decision that a group of adults make and they spend their early lives, lying about it, hiding it, getting state and federal benefits for it, and a whole slew of dark things they don’t want to talk about. Namely, abuses in various forms. It’s not easy for anyone that chooses that lifestyle. And remember ALL polygamists lie. They do so because they don’t want to end up in jail. My question to that is, if you believe so strongly that God has told you to do it, why are you willing to lie for it? If you are solid in your choice to have that many wives and that many kids, why do you have to lie? Why not own it no matter the cost? Why lie to everyone and claim you might get arrested when no one since 2001. The Warren Jeffs stuff happened in 2008 I think it was, but that’s a whole level of nasty. The truth is there was a plan in place to move to Las Vegas long before they scripted it and the writers and producers of that show made it into the storyline. That’s why it’s so hurtful to those kids. They were used as props for a storyline. It worked because they snagged ratings. Was it worth it? Look at how it effected those kids. I just wish they would stop lying, but that’s what polygamists do. They lie their way through life. It’s unfair and really hard to tell. It took me over a year to finally realize how much Meri had lied to me. It was right after the episode where she was caught lying and then explained that she lies to Kody so he doesn’t get mad at her? Why is that? Because he yells at her. He says hurtful and mean things to her. He is very abusive.

I’m glad people are finally seeing that family of adults for who they really are. Opportunists with the clock finally running out. I’m glad they got replaced and no one is interested in picking the show up or have anything to do with spin-offs for the kids. I pray their financial hell they are about to go through isn’t as bad as I know it will be. I’m sorry but if you choose to have all of those kids, you need to work your butt off to pay for them. Not make all of the taxpayers in your state carry your burden. They used food stamps before so I’m sure they will figure it all out again in the next few years. Unfortunately for them, when they go bankrupt (again) it will make the news. When they have to move out of their huge houses and sell off assets, it will make the news. That’s the bad part of fame. Anything you do, gets tv and online news.

Anything I do now, doesn’t Lol I love that part of my small 15 minutes. I had my run, I hated it, I wanted it to stop and now it has. No one cares what I’m up to. I’m not in the tabloids and I’m no longer mentioned online in the blogs. I love it. My wife and kids get to grow up in our family with none of that. Lindsay did an amazing job to stop all of it and I’m happy to say I’m only as famous as my fans make me. I have a bigger following than people realize. That’s because I have kept in contact with people via DM, Inbox Messages, Emails, and all things that aren’t visible. I was willing to share my story, answer questions, and debate things out with people. We grew a mutual respect and me being nice helped. I really do love all of my fans. I’m starting to remember the ones that come to my events. They are mostly 20s to 50-year-old women. Some of them have asked me to take my shirt off to see my back tattoo. That’s very nice but I’m not going to do that Lol I’m not there to show off my abs. I’m there to sell my books. Yes I am very tall, tan, and have a great smile. I’m also in shape and I like the compliments but I’m not a beefcake. I’m an old 45-year-old dad now. I’m getting gray by my temples and I’m probably getting a few wrinkles by my eyes. I’m aging well but I’m not a heart-throb. Me taking my shirt off at events would go against the purpose. I’m selling my story, not photos of my back and front Lol Thanks though. It is nice that I’m still slightly attractive to other women but my wife owns every part of me. She would be disrespected if I did that and I know she would be pissed. I told her the first time on my first book tour that a woman asked to see it and she said you better not have shown her Lol I did not. She said good, that’s not why you are there. She is 100% right and I always think of her when I’m talking or answering questions.

Today is all about chilling with my boys. My friends are coming here to hang out. I can’t wait to just chill out finally. I need a few days off. Lindsay is going to see her stepdad in Chicago and see how much money he’s going to ask her for. She’s also going to see her stepbrother. He’s someplace and she said she wants to go visit him. I asked if she wanted me to go with her and she said nah.

We got to see Sarah and Heather! I was so happy. The girls are both doing great. Sarah is full on into schooling to finish things up. She has accomplished so much at such a young age. Heather has a job and is loving it. They both have apartments in one of our buildings. They love living close to each other but also love having their own space. They are true best friends and I love knowing they are there for each other. Sarah has a boyfriend. His name is…wait. I don’t think I’m supposed to say his name. Anyway we met him. He is very nice. A real gentleman. I pulled him aside and gave him the “If you hurt her, I will kick your ass” speech. I told him she’s like a daughter to me and she deserves to be treated like a Queen, every day. He said okay and I think he understood I’m serious. I asked her right in front of him if he treats her right. She got mad later and told me that wasn’t cool. I said these boys need to know I’m watching. She said what are you going to do, come beat up someone who cheats on me? I said if you asked me to I would Lol I would for any of my girls if they told me to. That’s what you are supposed to do. I’m happy for her. She really is a special young lady and I miss her so much. I really wish she would have moved but she said she is happy. She’s going to teach nursing someday soon and I can’t wait to hear all about it. It’s her dream. I’m helping pay for it and I also want to help her out when it’s time to buy a house. Heather too. I told them that. They know I mean it. Heather just said if you could pay off my Visa that would help now Lol She’s so funny.

I’m also going to spend time with my wife’s family.

My in-laws showed up to our book signing and I was kind of surprised. They hate my book, but they love me Lol I got the full report on how my wife and kids were doing after I left. Everything was fine by my mother in law said my wife kept “whining” that she misses me. That’s very sweet. When I called my wife last night and told her that she just said Well I do, get home. I miss her too. I miss my kids a lot also. Facetime with them is pretty funny. My boys try to reach through the phone to touch me. Peace perks up to my voice but doesn’t do much. Talon kind of just sucks on his binky and that’s it. It’s hard being away from them but this is a good time for my book tour. When I get home Talon will already be switched over to vegan baby formula. My wife is still pumping but she is no longer breast-feeding. She is weaning him off. That is her choice. She wanted him to have a full month of breast milk before she switched him. She said the switch was pretty easy and he is drinking it up and holding it down. That’s great news. Alex having an issue with it at first was always a worry for Talon.

We have 1 more week to go. We have some very fun cities to visit and I can’t wait to see everyone on the west side of the country. Come see me guys! I would love to meet you.

It’s Game Day @Cubs!

My wife and I have decided to take the twins to the Chicago Cubs game today. The weather will be nice enough for them and by the time it starts getting cooler the game will be done anyway. The plan is to go without the nannies even though I have Sarah going with 2 friends. She wanted to go I didn’t ask her. I did ask her if we need help will you come help us and she said of course. So my backup plan is already in place. My wife knows about it but doesn’t want us to use it. She is trying to get us to do more things out with just the boys and no help at all. She said they need to start listening to us and they need to also get used to big crowds because with twins we get swarmed wherever we are anyway. We are a side-show act apparently. We are all wearing our custom-made Cubs jerseys again. I love that you can get them made and shipped within a day or two. That really was a good deal. My wife is going to wear a baseball hat too. That never happens. I was shocked when she stole one of mine and put it on last night. She said “What do you think?” I said get in the bedroom right now that’s the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen Lol She just laughed and said she thinks this will help block the sun. I said well I like it. Her long blonde ponytail was a struggle to yank through the back she said but it worked out. She looked great! I will be taking photos of course and I will upload them tomorrow to our family page.

Let me think, nothing else much going on. Work is good, my wife’s work is good. Oh. We did pick the date for her baby shower. Our son is coming in January of 2018 but we are moving her over to Paris in November. So we are doing the baby shower early. We asked everyone not to get us gifts because we don’t need any, we asked if they wanted to do something, donate to Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma Food banks instead. Just bring a card with a nice note inside would be all. We are having the event catered with staff on hand and my wife said she’s looking forward to her baby games. She asked if I could convince Lindsay to come and I said I would try.

I tried. Lindsay hung up on me the first time I asked. The second time I asked she said why do you people have parties for a baby when you keep having babies every 2 months. That’s too many babies, stop making me come out there to celebrate your sex life. That made me hang up. Then she called back and left a voicemail laughing and saying she will think about it but I need to stop humping on my wife Lol It is NEVER just an easy yes or no with her. Unless she’s mad. Then it’s an f-bomb no and there is no further discussion. I’m caught between laughing really hard or being very offended.

We have begun to pack up some things to take to Paris with my wife on our first trip over. She’s going to turn in her two weeks notice in the middle of October. That way on November 1st she is done working. They have her just helping out other cases right now anyway. They don’t want her taking a case and having to leave in the middle of it. That would not go over well.

Our first trip to Paris will be that first weekend in November to go see the house and make sure she has everything she will need. Our kids will not be going over at that time. I am bringing them in January when I move. I thought about it, I know it will be easier for them to acclimate but I can’t do it. I don’t want to do it and I decided. She said okay. She is going to enjoy a few months off and get the house ready for all of us. It’s a huge move but one we both want. We both have said if either one wants to move back we will. For now we are set on staying forever. I like the location to all of Europe and the other continents. I want to travel. She likes being out of the U.S. and raising our kids in another country. She said she wants them to be cultured and learn about the world. I agree. I want the best for them and right now the best for our family is Paris. I can’t wait! I’ve been looking forward to it for a long time.

It sounds like everyone is up now. Peace woke me up this morning. I got her changed and fed. Then she was still up so I already got her bathed and changed for the day. She was taking a nap but I think my boys woke her up. Sorry? Time to get my rugrats and get breakfast going. I love seeing their faces in the morning. My boys are very sweet.

Have a great weekend, guys! Go Cubs!

#Lolla is here!

  We have all been watching the calendar and finally today has arrived. Lollapalooza opens up. We are meeting my wife when she gets of off work then going over to Grant Park. We are supposed to grab fast food so we don’t have to stop to eat. She wants Wendy’s. (Yuck) I’m eating before I leave the house and I’m going to be bringing food and drinks in a cooler that we can keep in the back of the Escalade.

I debated on not going so I can stay with Peace but my wife said it’s time to let her parents watch her, they have been over every single night trying to get time with her. That’s the one thing I didn’t think about with my in-laws. When we have a new baby they will be over all of the time Lol It’s fine, I love them and they always bring something for my wife to munch on for her pregnancy meals. They are so in love with my kids. The boys call them papa and grammy. That’s what they want to be called. I thought they would go with Grandpa and Grandma but that’s not what they like. Papa gets used the most because he’s fun. Grammy just gives hugs and kisses all of the time she doesn’t make animal noises or chase them around with a bear in each hand. I honestly couldn’t have married into a better family. I’m so thankful for my wife and all of her support.

Last night my wife said you need a break, they want to watch them, let’s go. Okay. I’m not going every night like I wanted to. I can’t do that. I would feel bad. The girls are splitting up the schedule and it looks like every night Sarah is the only one going. She has made some really nice friends in the city and asked for these nights off months ago. She never asks for any time off. In fact every few months I just get her a ticket to fly home and tell her get out of here. It’s when I see her almost burnt out on babies.

Having all of my nannies living under one roof isn’t really hard. It’s much easier and we are all following Sarah’s schedule. Right now there’s not much to do. I have all of my kids all morning, noon, and night and they all just sort of hang out. If/when I need help someone comes to help me. The boys are loving me being home, but not as much as they love their little sister. They started kissing her leg. I told them to be gentle and Alex will grab her leg but give a soft kiss on it Lol Then he grins up at me like “Did I do it right?” He really is being very sweet. Heston pulled out her hairband yesterday and I almost lost my sh*t Lol 3 NO NO NO’s later he let go and she didn’t even mind at all. She probably wanted it off anyway.

Even our pets are doing great with her. My dog just sniffs her and waits to see what she’s getting to eat. Tristan, my wife’s cat (Not named after my cousin, he had his name long before we met) hang out on the back of the couch just watching. He has been in the nursery a few times just to look but so far he hasn’t jumped up on her crib.

The one difference here is I no longer have any video system up. At the condo we had to take it all down and my wife asked me not to put it back up. I said but it’s a preventative thing. She said it’s also no longer needed, we trust these girls. That is true. I told them at the family meeting no more cameras and they all were happy. I didn’t realize how much they didn’t like it.

Yesterday I took the boys to the doctor with Peace. Peace is perfect. She met her doctor and nurses. She is doing great, sounds great, looks healthy. He sees no issues with her. She keeps scratching so he told us to put the mittens on which we have been doing. After everyone got a checkup Sarah took Peace home and I took the boys out to 3 places. I signed up for a stroller tour at the Museum of Contemporary art. I knew we wouldn’t last long in there but the boys just loved looking at everything. They got out once and our guide helped me. Heston was the that latched on to her so I let him walk hand in hand with her. I sent a photo of her holding his hand and walking in front of me to my wife and she texted back “Who is that B****????” Lol She was kidding but it was funny.

After that we went to our guided tour of the Field Museum. Now that they loved! I keep forgetting how cool it is. They are constantly doing something new. I learn so much when we go and I knew the boys would be interested in everything. They kept pointing at things or talking and trying to say the words our guide was saying. I really do appreciate the guides being so awesome with my boys. It helps when they realize it’s all about the boys seeing things and not really trying to teach them much at this point.

After that we grabbed some lunch. That was a disaster Lol This is why I don’t take them out to eat all by myself very often. They won’t sit and when they do they sling food everywhere. Heston flung a fry, Alex wouldn’t eat his grapes.It was a mess.

To finish our fun city day we went over to check out the condo. It should be completely finished up in 2 more weeks. Then I can put it on the market. My wife said just sit on it until we move that way just in case, we don’t want to sell. I still think I should put it on right away and just unload them. I’m getting more than my money back. My realtor told me what she thinks I can get for each one after they are fixed up. Fresh paint helps a lot. Everything else was in great shape. A few floor marks that we are getting fixed. I am having all of the floors redone. That will take 4 days just for that. The boys ran around. All of our furniture is all wrapped up and ready to be moved. That’s happening soon. It’s just big and empty now. I took the boys up to the roof for some photos. It was such a nice day yesterday.

Tonight we get to see some of our favorite bands. I told the girls to go do whatever they wanted, my wife and I were going elsewhere. We all sort of like the same music but some bands we like more than they do. My wife has the scheduled all figured out. That was an entire week-long debate. We finally agreed and now we know where to be and at what time. We will be available via text and I told the girls if anyone bugs you, you tell me about it. I will come help. Sarah said that means I will get all dad like and no one likes that so they will handle things themselves. We did have a long talk last night about safety. I wanted to see what outfits they were wearing. Brandi’s was a no, Heather’s was a HELL NO, and Sarah is just wearing white sunglasses with a tshirt and shorts Lol The other 2 are figuring other things out. I told them boobs are not meant to fling around like that, cover up! It was really bad, even my wife pipped up and said Oh no, uh uh Lol I just covered my eyes and told them to get a different tank top on or something.

I can’t wait. I’m ready to dance my a** off and enjoy a big fun evening. If you are in Chicago, check it out. It’s at Grant park! Great location. Parking is a pain in the butt but we bought our space already. We get it for 4 days. That makes it easier.

Peace is up. Have a great day!