Manifest the Write Stuff & Happy 7th Birthday to my Blog!

I typed Happy Birthday and a set of colorful ballons didn’t float up from the bottom. Wow, I am an iPhone addict I guess. Hey guys! Welcome, welcome, wellllcome to 2020. I’m so happy you are still here and reading my blog. I started it on January 1st, 2012 because I wanted a fresh start from my original website. I remember the first post was me just testing out WordPress. It looked complicated and now I can safely say I sorta of know what all the buttons do on here.

How did New Year’s eve go for you? I was asleep before 11pm and then my gorgeous baby Sky, who we affectionately call Pudge (She has very pudgy cheeks and legs), woke me up to eat and get a fresh diaper. Man, I can not wait until I throw out the very last diaper in the next year or so. I’m kinda over all of that after 4 kids. It’s never the highlight of my day. I was watching the CNN version of New Years Eve that I had taped, but it was getting kind of weird so I went over to a documentary that I had taped. It was much more low-key and I was slowly dozing off. Then hit Midnight in Denver and my phone went off. Calls sent to voicemails, texts, and a few photos. I love my friends and family. They really know how to celebrate and I love seeing they were bringing in the New Year.

I had a very good night’s sleep and I feel productive this morning. Don’t worry that won’t last.

Let me go backwards for a second. On December 1st of this year the 2 months build on my guest house was supposed to be completed. They didn’t exactly hit that finish date it was a little after. But it was finally finished and we spent the rest of the month getting the furniture, décor, and things moved in. After promising my nannies, Sarah and Brenda, a million times they could move in soon I told them yesterday, today is the day. I spent most of the day hauling boxes on my movers dolly from their bedrooms, the garage, and a few from the shed we stored everything in. They spent the afternoon and evening unpacking. They have so many boxes left to do as of this morning so I know it’s going to be a fun time for them to decorate their house. It’s in my backyard. It’s meant to be a downstairs guesthouse for my visitors if I don’t have room in my main house slash the pool house for spring/summer/fall for my swimmers. It’s a small 2 story but it’s functional and that’s all that matters. It was a marathon build and I’m very happy to get an assessment later this month to see what kind of value I’ve added to my land. My house is located in Congress Park area/Cherry Creek area so construction was a challenge.

I can report the girls LOVE IT. I love having my house all to myself for the first time in almost 5 years. Just me, my kids, and our pets. I’m slowly working on getting myself and my kids into a routine where I can do this all by myself. Later this year when Sarah has her baby we will figure out what we are doing. They have both been put on alert probably around May or maybe sooner I will no longer need them. They are welcome to transition into different positions for me and my kids but I want to raise my kids.

I’m just as surprised as anyone that in 2020 I am still not married, still not dating anyone, and still not really putting myself out there yet. I mean, I sort of am. But not really. I will have to manifest the right woman into my life this year. I do want to share our life with someone special but after everything I’ve been through, I’m being extrremelllyy picky Lol Do you blame me? It will happen.

So here we are. I just got home with Peace. I took her to a nursing home nearby to serve breakfast to the residents. I signed up for it 2 months ago and forgot all about it until last Thursday. I got her all dressed up and she loved all of the compliments and sweet words on her pretty dress. She was so happy standing on a chair next to me wearing clear gloves and putting slices of bread into a 4 bread slot toaster. This kid is easily entertained Lol She said it was really funny daddy so I know things like that we can do with her at age 2 and a half.

Today is all about getting my sh** in order. I am a list maker. I know, nobody is shocked to hear that. I am lowering the prices on my houses I have for sale. I really just want to unload them. I have too many houses. I’m going to go later this week and trade in my 2 Range Rovers. I’m going to get 1 larger SUV. I have no idea what I want but I need it to have the 3 row seating. That’s a must. Sarah has my old Escalade and we kind of use that more than anything else. It fits all of us. I may need to go back to that. I will start looking that up tomorrow. What else? I did my 15 minutes of treadmill this morning listening to a podcast before Sky woke up. I had to top. That’s going to have to be good enough for the day. I will work on my new stretches. My lower back is tightening up. I think it’s the cold weather. It’s not feeling good. I’m trying to mitigate the pain somehow. If stretching doesn’t work I will go find an indoor pool and do that. Swimming has always helped with my back issues. That’s why every house has a pool. I need it.

I’m just checking out my 2019 analytics for my blog. Not too shabby at all.

I have 2,169 users that have signed up for my blog. They get the fun email saying I have posted a new blog so they can come here first and read what I said.
Since January 1st, 2012 I have written 827 blog posts. This will be 828 🙂
And in 2019 I had 2,180,592 page views. How cool is that!

I’m going to rest that stat after I post this blog. 2.1 million page hits. I love that. It means I’m really building a following.

Thank you so much for staying with me. 7 years. That’s a lot of my life out there in the interwebs. So happy to share the things I’m up to.

Watch what I do in 2020 Batfans! It’s going to be amazing! I love you all.

Happy New Year. 2020 is going to be great for all of you too. Manifest your dreams then watch them all come true.

4 days in Denver, Colorado, yes!

I just dropped the kids off at their Day camp. This is the last week/weekend they have to go to that. They will be so bummed out next week but I’m excited for all the fun I have planned for us.

First of all thank you, thank you, and a BIG THANK YOU from my daughter for all the awesome birthday wishes on our Family Facebook page. I did Facebook live a little from her party but we did keep it small and private. I’m so sorry the boys were so loud when I was trying to get Peace to talk on camera Lol Hey, that’s my life. The boys love to be filmed and for the most part want all of the attention. That dress was from Macy’s. I bought it special for her birthday party. Yes it is cute, since that was the majority of the comments, and yes her headband did not say on all night Lol She flung that off pretty soon after we wrapped up Facebook Live.

I uploaded all of our photos and videos from the past month including Peace’s birthday. Go check that out, guys. Be sure to welcome all of our new Batfans that have slowly been added to our page and interact with them.

I’m so happy to report I am leaving to go on my trip in a few hours. Lindsay ran down to the office this morning for a meeting. As soon as she gets back I’m GONE. Which means probably around 10:30am this morning. She will leave at 9:30am but she wants to stop to pick up a few things from the store.

I’m actually more nervous for her to drive my new Range Rover than I am for her watching my kids this weekend. She’s a speed demon (Always has been) and I just know there’s going to be a few lovely, new scratches on it when I get home.

So how is everyone doing? How much did you love Amazon Prime days this year? I just got the last of our orders in yesterday. I bought way too much stuff but you really can’t beat those deals.

My goal for my Denver trip is to check out my house renovations, talk to the general contractor to see what his timeline is and make sure all of our inspections are good. So far that house has been a breeze. I think it’s because it had such solid bones. I did a really good job picking it out. It’s only a 4 year old house so we only had to customize a few of the rooms. The best part is the kids picked out the bedroom colors and it was be completely done when we move in. I will not have to paint or do a single thing. Won’t that be nice. I’m also going to be hanging out with some of my gaming friends so I’m excited for that. Nice is meeting up with me on Saturday and Sebastian will be driving up also. It’s going to be a fun, fun, weekend. I really can’t wait.

I hope you all are having the best summer ever. I am because it’s been quiet, calm, and peaceful.

Happy birthday to my amazing, sweet, beautiful little girl. I couldn’t ask for a better kid. She is our peacemaker, our joy, and our sweetness. The boys love their sister with all their hearts and I don’t know what I would have done if my beautiful Peacey pie didn’t come into my life. I always think about her adoption and her biological parents on her birthday. I don’t know if one day they will reach out to the adoption agency and ask for my info but they are always welcome into our family. I’m cool with changing the closed adoption they wanted into an open adoption any day they want. I pray they both change their minds some day. I look forward to raising Peace up to the very best life I can offer her and I sincerely promise she’s going to be an outstanding citizen, student, sister, friend, daughter, and (OMG) girlfriend, mom, some day. I’m leading by example by showing her as much love as I can daily. She knows she is special, she knows she is very loved, she knows 100% she belongs with me. She is a light in my life and hearing her laugh is literally one of the best sounds in the world. Right now I’m just her daddy but I know when she’s all grown up I can also be one of her best friends. I want nothing but the best for her and I will do all I can to educate her in whatever way she needs. She is incredibly smart and I’m pretty sure at some point she will skip a grade.

Peace, your little face is one of my favorite things on Earth. I love you, the boys love you. The entire world loves you. Never change who you are, and just be my sweet, happy little girl for as long as we can. Also, don’t grow up Lol Ever! I love you, my princess. You will always be Daddy’s GIRL!

Happy 4th of July Batfans!

I hope everyone has an amazing 4th of July today. Stay safe, have a great time and celebrate!

The New Colossus

By Emma Lazarus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

They are 2 and I’m getting old

Yesterday was our small family birthday party for my twins Heston and Alex. It’s still too soon to have a bunch of people in our home with Talon so we are waiting to do a bigger party for them in March with all of our family and friends. Because of the way Talon came into this world being sick my wife said we are holding everyone off to come meet him for a month. Whatever she wants to do I’m fine with. She knows best.

I was dressed in my Batman suit because it was a full on Batman party. I’m not going to be dressed up on the next party Lol No way. I realized how hard it is to sit down in that thing and it takes forever to get it on and off. I had to have help getting out I had sweated so much it felt glued on. However…

My boys loooooooved it. That’s the first time they’ve seen me in it. I have put it on a few times for my wife (Don’t ask Lol) and that’s been it. It still fits, which is amazing after how much we all ate during the winter. I’m happy to know it’s still in pretty good shape after all of these years. The hard part today is I have to clean it all up and that takes about an hour.

We had vegan cake, regular cake, ice cream, vegan ice cream, and an assortment of snacks. I took my boys out for a special birthday surprise. We got to meet some Super Heroes at a book event that just so happen to be on their birthday. They won’t know it was just a book event and not part of their actual party so we won’t tell them that until they are older. I got a ton of photos with a lot of the characters holding or behind my boys. It was really cool that when I said hey it’s their birthday today they all let me take photos with everyone. I had to buy 4 books but that’s fine because I like to read that type of book anyway. The other 3 copies will be mailed off to friends.

Seeing how much my boys have grown up, it’s crazy. I remember them being tiny little guys and how scared I was to even change the first diaper. I always felt like I was going to hurt them when I held them wrong or if I wasn’t sure how to hold them up on my shoulder the first few times. Now I just whip right through all of it with no problems. I was all alone when they were born. I had no wife, no girlfriend, no plan. Just me and my boys. Now I have a family for them. I have contact with their birth parents which is so important for me and them. We know their medical history and we also pretty much know what they will look like as they grow up. I’m so happy my amazing little boys are living a happy, stable, life. I’m doing my best everyday for them to make good choices and not get overwhelmed. I’m very patient with my kids and even when they are screaming bloody murder and I’m getting mad I keep my head cool and remember they are just little kids.

The hardest part for me about having twins is when I’m giving attention to one the other wants in on it and I try to balance that. I don’t know how to do it other than just try to keep focus one at a time when needed. Honestly most of the time my boys are either with me or they are near me. They really don’t leave my side that much during the day now. I love it. I don’t like the WWE style beatings they dole out on each other but I know that’s just boys. I remember my brother and I duking it out when we were little and it was a constant whooping that he would get Lol But I always hugged him later and said sorry. I know they will be best friends their entire lives. I want them to remain close to each other and close to us. I don’t care how old any of my kids are, they will always be my babies and even now when I’m out-of-town I make sure I call home a few times a day because I want to and I want to know how everyone is doing.

I love my boys so much. It’s indescribable how much I love my kids. I tell them everyday several times a day I love them and they are finally getting to say it back. They are smart. Man, are my boys smart. They will be smarter than me someday I know that for sure. I want to provide a happy home. I want my wife and I to continue to nurture them, teach them, but also let them figure things out on their own. I will always be here for my boys. Always. I know my family and friends will be too. I’m so happy things are going great. I know that my wife loves them with all of her heart and when we go back to the States for summer vacation she is seriously wanting to adopt all of the kids. She was the one that chose not to. I asked her to adopt but she said no. Then she realized that she is their mom. She feels it, she wants it, and I’m happy she figured it out. I knew she would eventually. I even told her when they all turn 18, go ahead and adopt them. I know that her hesitation was about me and my past and nothing to do with not wanting my kids. I have proven over and over I have changed and I am making better choices. I have proven my complete dedication only to her and I have given her no reason at all to worry about me and other women. Those days are done. Thankfully I got all of that out of my system before my kids were here. I have calmed down, I’m a lot nicer, and I really try hard to be thoughtful. She sees all of that. She said I really am her soul mate and these kids belong with us both in Heaven. She’s taking care of whatever legal steps we need to do and I will happily sign any paper to give her rights to my babies. I trust her with my kids. I trust if we get a divorce we will split custody (And that will be in any new paperwork Lol) but I also know that I will work with her. My kids are our kids and I’m doing my best to make sure everyday she feels like their mom. I think having Talon sealed it for her. Knowing we have a child together, knowing the best thing is to keep all of the siblings together. God forbid anything happens to me, I do want all of my children together. I knew Lindsay would always have them together and that’s why she was in my papers to take custody. She said she’s happy to give them up to my wife, but she also had an hour-long conversation where my wife said Lindsay basically told her if she visits and sees the kids in disarray she’s stealing them and taking them to Mexico Lol I’m pretty sure she means it. My wife just laughed but I got a pang in my heart like Oh god she would do it.

My boys, wow. 2 years old! We made it to 2 and I haven’t lost my mind yet.

Happy Birthday Heston William! Happy Birthday Alexander James! I love you with all of my heart and I hope we made your 2nd birthday very special! Long Live Batdad!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day 2018

My wife is at the hair place getting her hair ready for tonight. She’s also doing nails and whatever else you ladies do in there. She slept in and woke up to her favorite breakfast in bed. The boys helped me put it all together on a plate and tray. They gave mommy their home-made Valentine’s day cards and then we gave them the cards from me, Peace, and Talon. She loved them all and smothered us all in kisses and hugs. She is not lifting a finger today. I’m making sure of that.

Hope everyone has a special day today. Guys, step it up this year. The women deserve it. Ladies, enjoy all of your special things.

Tonight I am taking my wife out for a fancy dinner. We are both getting all dressed up and going to enjoy a night with no kids and NO talking about kids. We haven’t had a date night since we went to see my wife’s new favorite movie and it’s time to reconnect.

I love my wife with all of my heart. She is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I’m glad she’s in my life and I love our kids. I can’t wait to have more kids with her. She is a great partner, a great friend, and the best mom in the world. I am the luckiest guy on earth to have her and we are going to celebrate like rock stars tonight. It is all about her. She is going to get swept off of her feet. I can’t wait for the rest of her surprises. I have worked a few weeks on this plan and so far it’s going very well. She keeps giving me huge smiles and kisses. That’s how I know I’m doing good. Well that and the dirty things she keeps whispering in my ear Lol

I love you Abby! Happy Valentine’s day!

 

Pre-Ordered and Happy

I went into AT&T today and had them fix something on my cellphone then I went ahead and pre-ordered my whole family new Iphone X’s. They all want one. I’m happy to get everyone a new phone when they come out. We are ready. I’ve been reading on them for a few months now. The other day during the Apple meeting I watched a Youtube video of them debuting the Iphone X. Man it looks cool! I just updated to iOS11 and so far so good. I think the calculator looks very weird but the rest of it I like. I love the new camera. Wow! All of the cool photo filters. I have been snapping pics for 2 days now nonstop just playing with all of it. My ipad is the biggest change. I’m really happy to see a lot of the bugs got fixed. It’s running a lot smoother now.

Work is great, home life is great. We are all doing fine. My baby Peace is now 8 weeks old. She’s really growing fast. I love she has taken to the vegan baby formula. I love that the boys help out with her and that they are also developing into toddlers. You’d think this would all be really hard but it’s sort of not. We have our moments when someone is screaming but it fades pretty fast. We are already starting to talk about potty training the boys. We bought 2 potties and we have them sit on them fully dressed. We are way off from them actually using them but Sarah said the sooner we start the better. I’m going to be up to my eyeballs in diapers for the next 2 years of my life anyway so it’s no big deal. I’ve gotten so good at diaper changing I feel like a team member on a baby pit crew Lol I can hold a leg, wipe, hold the other leg, wipe, remove, new one, tape, tape, stand up, adjust, DONE faster than the girls can. It’s all of this practice I get. I’m telling you if diaper changing was a think at the Fair, I would smoke the competition.

Last night I made home-made chimichungas and oh wow did those go over well. The girls split one then asked for a 2nd one to split because it was so good. My wife almost finished hers but kept the rest for a snack. My boys got baby burritos instead and they devoured them. They love bean burritos. I don’t later on into the night because eww Lol They love them though so it’s worth it.

This weekend we are staying in town and working on getting some things figured out as far as furniture. Some of our furniture is going with my wife to Paris. Some is not. This house I’m never getting rid of. The condos are gone in November after she moves. All of that money is going into savings. I will make a very, very, healthy profit. I bought them 8 years ago so the prices have shot up since then. Plus we have improved them both. They are move in ready and I’m happy to see them gone. I loved the location but I just wanted a yard. I’m very happy to keep the house.

I better get ready for work. Hope everyone is having a great week. Please donate to Puerto Rico! They got smashed by Hurricane Maria. Also to Mexico for their earthquake! They need our help too. God bless everyone in the path of Maria. It looks bad!

It looked better than it tasted?

My wife’s 2 day birthday bonanza is finally over. Happy Birthday my love! Well it was yesterday but still. She didn’t want a party. She wanted a small family birthday celebration. I also know my wife and the more attention you can give her, the happier she is. We did do the family dinner last night. But we also had a lot of really cool stuff the day before, the day off and right after the family dinner. I sort of got in trouble because I shot off fireworks last night at the lake house. I didn’t shoot off that many but she loves fireworks. I thought I could just sneak in a few. The neighbors called and told me to knock it off Lol I did. We did get off about 8 before they got mad. Hey it was her birthday. I will take getting in trouble just to see her smile that huge. We had the boys inside to watch because I didn’t want to scare them. Heather said they both said ooohhh once. That’s good. I also did it while Peace was still awake. I didn’t want to wake her up.

The dinner was really delicious. My wife’s favorite meal cooked by her mom. Her siblings all came over with gifts and also enjoyed dinner. Her custom made birthday cake matched the flowers I bought. I thought that was really cool. Getting my wife’s favorite flowers was a pain in the ass. I won’t even start on that bs. I did get them in time and I had to go to 2 different places. Everyone loved the look of the cake but I guess it didn’t taste so good. Oh well.

She really does have a huge family. I think my 3 kids and one on the way is a lot until her brothers and sisters bring their kids around. The funny thing is if you didn’t know any of them you wouldn’t be able to tell who is the dad and mom are of the kids. All of the siblings hug up on each other’s kids and also get onto them if they are acting weird. I would think my wife wouldn’t want one of her sisters to get onto my boys but she didn’t say anything and I didn’t either. I asked her why and she said because when you grow up in a big family you have to let each other police the others. If you don’t its constant yelling and fighting. She said let someone diffuse it quickly and it won’t ever matter who it is. That makes sense. I’m still learning.

Our baby boy is doing great. Growing, kicking my wife. I love holding her little belly. I talk to him often. I want him to know my voice. Heston and Alex also talk to him. We tell them say hi to your little brother and they go look for him Lol It really is funny. Peace is perfect as usual. Our daughter is doing so great. She has so much hair Lol It really is a lot. I love holding her and feeding her. I woke up this morning at 3 when she started crying and Heather was already in there with her. I had gotten home from my wife’s private surprise at 1am so I was really tired. She said go back to bed I have her so I did. I slept until 7. Isn’t that great! I normally get up around 5 or 5:30.

I have already made pancakes, sausage, eggs and toast for breakfast. Sarah just wanted the 2 leftover donuts we had from yesterday. The maid comes today so I’m not doing the dishes. I’m actually surprised how clean we do keep the house. I know 2 of my nannies are slobs but they are doing a better job of containing their slobasarus-ness in their own bedrooms. Those rooms are a pit. I don’t even like looking in there. I knock and see the door open and the horrendous mess and ask whatever it is I need then tell them at least take those dirty dishes downstairs please.

The count down is on. We have our Hawaiian vacation with all of my employees very, very soon! I can’t wait to go. I know my boys are going to love it. My nannies have been buying swimsuits online for the past 2 weeks. Sarah is so excited to go back there. Her family has been there many, many times but it’s been a little while since she’s gone. I want to show her all of the places we used to play when she was a kid. She still remembers a lot. I also want to show my wife the big tree where I carved our initials. She wants to take a photo with all of the kids by it. I think that is a great idea. She’s so smart. I love her.

Today is all about getting some work stuff done and getting ready for Tuesday. I asked my wife again are you sure I can’t just go into work from 6 to noon on Monday? I really can get a lot done when no one is there. She said no. She is about to move away from me and we need every free day together. That is true. Work can wait. We are about to spend the next 2 and a half months apart. I will fly over at least once a month. I can’t be without my wife that long. I already miss her and she’s not even gone yet.

She is very concerned about all of the violence in Paris but I told her we live outside of Paris. We are close enough it won’t take long to get there but I told her just don’t go downtown for any reason. These things seem to center themselves in very crowded areas. I told her stay out in the ‘burbs, do your shopping there and you will be fine. I also have security with her and they will drive her around. I really don’t want anything to happen to her or our baby. I’ve lived through that once and I would never forgive myself if something happened. I am doing all I can to protect them both. The plan now is to let the nanny that wants to move with us go over at the same time. They can get the nursery fixed how my wife wants it. That seemed to be the plan at the last family meeting.

We have our final family meeting tomorrow because at the last one everyone said since we all live in one spot it’s not necessary. Just tell us what, when, and where and we will put it in our phone calendars. I said but I like having the family meeting so we all know we are on the same page. I was out voted 4 to 1 Lol I tried throwing my dog a vote but he just sat by my wife and wagged at me (Traitor). We also have a huge whiteboard on the kitchen with the nanny’s schedules. I know every minute of the day who is on duty to help me out. Sarah is loving this because she gets more free time with her friends now. They come up and stay with us. The other 2 usually go to the city to hang out with their friends. It really is like having 3 adult daughters that I constantly worry about. I am still working on Sarah to move with us. She doesn’t want to. Money isn’t doing the trick Lol I’ve tried an insane salary offer and she said it’s not about the money, it’s the location. She wants to get her nursing teaching degree. A master’s. She’s been working on it and I know she will finish it but geez. Teach nurses in Paris, how fun would that be!

Alright I can hear my boys I better go. Have a great weekend everyone! We are going to Gurnee Mills to hang out this morning. We need new clothes for the boys, baby stuff for Peace, and my wife needs more pajamas. The ones she wears aren’t fitting anymore. I love ya’ll! I just added the photos to our family facebook page of my wife’s 2 day birthday events. Love all of the comments and I will read them and reply later. Have a good day!

Father’s Day 2017

  Let us all remember my 1st Father’s Day with my boys here.

Sunday is round 2 of that. This time with my wife playing host. Lindsay and Dave are here for the weekend. She wouldn’t miss this weekend. Plus her stepdad lives nearby so she’s going to meet up with him at some point. I asked her if she was going to introduce Dave to him and her stepbrother. She said No but with different words. She only sees them once or twice a year out of obligation to her mom’s wishes. They always ask her for money and she usually says no. I just hope she has a good time. I guess Dave’s kids did his big Father’s day weekend last week because everyone was in town for his son’s college graduation party. I’m glad to hear that. I can’t even imagine having Lindz as a step parent Lol That would either be my worst nightmare or the most fun. It’s a coin flip.

Speaking of Lindsay. Her plan for me to unblock the troll accounts has worked out better than I thought. I had Twitter lock up 8 accounts, suspend 3 accounts and it’s gotten pretty quiet in Troll-Land Lol If these nasty women would just leave me alone and go find something better to do with their lives I wouldn’t do that to them. Lindsay’s friends at Twitter have been a huge help and I’m glad to get rid of them. They are bullies. All of them. Not a nice one among the group at all. And no one likes hearing from them. I get a lot of DM’s from new followers saying how nasty they are and how they ignore them. I’m happy to hear that.

My wife has my weekend all planned out. We are at the lake house. That’s what I wanted. We are not grilling out like a traditional thing. My wife wants us to do our own traditions. She had the boys make me a few things. I’m going to love them whatever they are. She is having my favorite meals prepped by a chef. I think that’s very nice since everyone will be eating vegan all weekend. She’s also teasing me with a big surprise. I hope the surprise includes Drew somehow. I know he’s at home but I would love to at least catch him on Facetime or something this weekend.

It’s going to be cloudy and a little rainy all day today. I’m getting ready to get everyone on the boat for a quick trip around to see everyone. Then we will park and play with the jet skis until the rain gets heavier. Tomorrow will be nicer so we can spend most of the day in the boat. I had it filled up and ready to go. My wife loves the boat. Thank goodness for that because it’s one of my favorite things to do on the weekends. We haven’t made the journey down into Chicago yet. We will sometime this summer. But it needs to be a calmer day. Those choppy waves scare the shit out of me. Especially with my kids on board. My part of Lake Michigan isn’t that bad. I’m right next to a Marina so that helps a lot. Everything is kept clean here. We have our own private beach on my property. It’s not that big but the groundskeeper keeps it all cleaned up for us. And we don’t allow any glass down there at all. I had them put new sand all over it in May then grind it in so that it would stay put for a few weeks. The girls love the beach and how quiet it is. They still complain about the bugs but there’s not much I can do about that. My wife is on Zika alert which is ridiculous. I don’t think Zika is up here. Either way she’s being very careful and I do appreciate that.

I had more to write but I just got hollered at. I guess everyone is ready to go.

We are going on the boat! I will update more Monday.

Happy Father’s Day everyone! Call your dad, if you don’t have a dad, call your mom. Call whoever is your father figure and say thanks. Being a dad really is the best job in the world. I wouldn’t change a thing!